April 13 Racing Tips: Hortzadar looking for first win of season at Newmarket

Tuesday April 13 brings a day of racing where the letter 'N' holds sway with cards at Newmarket, Newcastle, Newton Abbot and er...Southwell...in Nottinghamshire!

Need a helping hand finding some winners, perhaps Planet Sport's tipsters can change your luck and give you the upper hand over the bookies.

Newmarket

Outsider Hortzadar ran an excellent race in the Lincoln at Doncaster and can certainly improve in the Pat Smullen Handicap (2.45).

The David O'Meara-trained six-year-old, going off at 66/1, was beaten by just two lengths by Haqeeqy when pushed into third in late March.

He's amongst the favourites this time out but will be hard to beat if he produces a similar showing.

Secret Protector can enhance his big-race claims by winning the bet365 Feilden Stakes at Newmarket (3.20).

This is a very solid renewal of a race that can provide Classic clues, but it seems significant that he is the pick of William Buick in preference to stablemate Highland Avenue, who has been progressing nicely on the all-weather.

Aidan O'Brien's Arturo Toscanini is an obvious danger, as is Royal Champion for Roger Varian, but it is often folly to oppose Charlie Appleby and Buick on their home turf.

Mutasaabeq looked a smart prospect when making a winning debut over this seven furlongs in October.

The ground that day was heavy, but he should appreciate the much better ground in the the bet365 British EBF Conditions Stakes (2.10).

Other tips for Newmarket include: 1.00 Lexington Knight, 1.35 Caturra, 3.55 Eastern World, 4.30 Rewaayat

Newcastle

It is five years since Kentuckyconnection took fifth place in the 2000 Guineas, but Bryan Smart's stable stalwart is still on the go and retains plenty of ability.

Now a gelding, he won over this mile trip last month and has become something of a Newcastle specialist, making him worthy of following in the Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap (6.00).

Exhalation is another course and distance Gosforth Park winner, springing an 80-1 shock over a mile last time. He can repeat the dose, albeit at shorter odds, in the Free Tips Daily On attheraces Handicap (6.30).

Others at Newcastle to keep an eye out for: 5.00 Hajey, 5.30 Imajorblush, 7.00 James Watt, 7.30 Malhoob, 8.00 Gigi's Beach, 8.30 Ballintoy Harbour

Newton Abbot

Sweet Adare returned to form when landing a cosy success at Wincanton recently, to end a losing run going back to November 2019.

Victor Dartnall's eight-year-old mare is expected to back that up in the newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle at the Devon track (1.50).

Other tips from Newton Abbot: 1.15 Natural History, 2.20 Tequila Blaze, 2.55 Sir Sholokhov, 3.30 Beau Haze, 4.05 Court Royale, 4.35 Hard Frost.

Southwell

Consider these tips at Southwell: 1.25 Fidelio Vallis, 2.00 First Class Return, 2.35 Bonnie Bresil, 3.10 Kensington Art, 3.45 Guillemot, 4.20 Just A Deal, 4.55 Ottonian, 5.25 Totally Rejected

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