April 6 Racing Tips: Uncle Jumbo could soar to victory at Pontefract

Planet Sport's racing tipsters cast their eyes over tasty cards at Pontefract, Bath, Chelmsford and Exeter on Tuesday April 6.

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Pontefract

Uncle Jumbo can turn some impressive performances in ultra-competitive sales races last term into his first victory of the year in the Racing TV On Sky Channel 426 Handicap (2.30).

The grey finished fourth at York and third at Doncaster before trailing home last at Redcar, when perhaps a combination of autumn ground and a campaign that began in June went against him.

A promising all-weather third in February marked something of a return to form and showed his mark of 94 is not far wrong.

One-time Classic hope Waldkonig kicks off his campaign in the Go Racing In Yorkshire Handicap at Pontefract (2.00) and could score his first win since December 2019.

Waldkonig looked a potential world-beater on his racecourse debut at Wolverhampton, winning by nine lengths.

Last June, he was disappointing in defeat in the Listed Newmarket Stakes finishing third, but he went one better on good ground at Haydock next time, missing out to smart colt Highest Ground. 

Waldkonig has been off the track since that run and he is on a high enough mark of 101 to start in handicap company, but this looks a decent starting point for a horse who hails from a family that seemingly improves with age.

Other tips for Pontefract include: 1.00 First Charge, 1.30 Alfredo, 3.00 King Frankel, 3.30 Midnight Stripper, 4.00 Barney's Bay, 4.35 Dragons Will Rise.

Chelmsford

Vintager reverts to handicap company for the first time since finishing a close-up third at Newmarket a couple of years ago. He could reap the rewards in the chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Handicap (7.00).

The six-year-old won a German Group Two in 2019 for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin, before joining Simon and Ed Crisford last year.

Vintager made a winning start for his new connections at Chantilly in December, since when he has finished fourth in a conditions race at Newcastle and fourth again behind Bangkok in the Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield.

Keep an eye on these tips at Chelmsford: 5.00 Buxted Too, 5.30 Alcazan, 6.00 Thrill Seeker, 6.30 Madeeh, 7.30 Commit No Nuisance, 8.00 Bad Attitude, 8.30 Amazing Amaya.

Bath

King Of Stars could make a winning British turf debut in the CB Protection Professional Security Systems Handicap (3.10).

He did not win on the grass in eight attempts, but did place five times so clearly the surface is not an issue.

He was a bit lacklustre when last seen in February, but refreshed after a break, he could have a bit of wriggle room on the turf.

Other tips at Bath include: 2.10 Cappananty Con, 2.40 Honorah, 3.40 Fernando Rah, 4.10 Wantage, 4.40 Bright View , 5.10 Chetan, 5.45 Headshot.

Exeter

Wargrave should appreciate the move to handicap company in the City of Exeter Challenge Cup Handicap Hurdle (2.50)

An admirably versatile runner, the five-year-old won on turf on the Flat before adding a victory on snow when landing a prize at St Moritz's White Turf meeting last February.

Out of luck in a couple of turf runs last summer, Wargrave was a novice hurdle winner in November but showed he was not quite up to defying a penalty at the same level on his latest run in December.

George Baker has clearly been waiting for better ground and his patience could pay dividends here.

Handful of other selections at Exeter: 1.45 Hazzaar, 2.20 Voodoo Doll, 3.20 Finalshot, 3.50 Wilde Spirit, 4.20 Good Bye, 4.50 Chameron.

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