December 21 Racing Tips and Odds: Alia Choice the well-bred pick at Newcastle

The build up to Christmas and Planet Sport have a feast of racing on Tuesday, December 21 at Plumpton, Ayr and Newcastle. Alia Choice has the legendary Frankel in the bloodline and can take the cake.

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Ballycoose (12.30 Ayr)

On My Command (13.25 Plumpton)

Nells Son (13.40 Ayr)

Full Of Light (14.35 Plumpton) 

Alia Choice (16.00 Newcastle)

Masked Identity (16.30 Newcastle)

To Plumpton to start and an Olly Murphy runner that could be well in command with some luck in running.

13.25 Plumpton - On My Command

A course winner when trained by Amy Murphy, On My Command then went off the boil but has been brought back to a simmer by the switch to Olly Murphy.

The five-year-old mare won a hurdle last time out at Market Rasen with a bold front-running performance that produced a four length win with plenty left in the tank.

That distance Market Rasen win puts on On My Command plum ready for the same at Plumpton and with Jonathan Burke keeping the ride, this one can win to order.

Jonjo O'Neill's Sacre Coeur can put in a hearty showing in opposition after a last time out second at Bangor.

14.35 Plumpton - Full Of Light

This nicely bred five-year-old is going the right way towards a first British win after switching from Margaret Mullins in Ireland.

Full Of Light won a nice bumper at Downpatrick and then made the switch to the powerful Nicky Henderson yard where the gelding finished second at Ludlow and Uttoxeter.

Still learning the game, Full Of Light can go one better under Nico De Boinville and then consider better races than this Class 4 Plumpton hurdle.

Colin Tizzard's Bourbali won a Chepstow Hurdle in game fashion on his penultimate start and has the potential to cast a shadow over Full Of Light.

12.30 Ayr - Ballycoose

Representing top owners in the double green silks of Munir and Souede, Ballycoose took a solid bumper at Down Royal in May.

Described as a "proper horse" by winning rider Declan Lavery, Ballycoose can come on from his Irish exertions and stamp a mark in Scotland.

The distance win at Down Royal will be a perfect warm up and with James Bowen taking the reins, Ballycoose can be let loose here.

Olly Murphy's Sure Touch gave Team Skelton's Greatest Star a race at Southwell last time and can do likewise to Ballycoose.

13.40 Ayr - Nells Son

Nicky Richards and Brian Hughes represent a strong partnership and the pair team up with four-timer chasing Nells Son.

Twice a winner at Ayr, Nells Son then went to Kelso and produced a strong, staying on win to beat Rose Dobbin's Okavango Delta.

A performer on heavy going, the step up to two miles half a furlong should suit and with top jock Brian Hughes up top, Nells Son couldn't have a better steerer.

Warren Greatrex's Bill Baxter has a namesake in a former Scottish footballer and the five-year-old can score if let in on goal.

16.00 Newcastle - Alia Choice

This well bred filly is the first foal out of Lowther Stakes winning Queen Kindly, who was herself sired by none other than Frankel.

Owned and bred by Jaber Abdulla, Alia Choice only has to have a smidgen of her bloodline's talent to do the competition some serious damage here.

Tom Eaves gets the leg up with Alia Choice liable to strike on debut, carrying the blue and white silks.

Karl Burke's Kaboo has that all important racecourse form, winning last time out over the distance at Wolverhampton and can give Alia Choice something to think about.

16.30 Newcastle - Masked Identity

Josephine Gordan has got a superhero level of performance out of Masked Identity, winning three on the spin on the six-year-old.

A victory at flat HQ at Newmarket started off the winning run and Masked Identity then swooped to take distance wins at Wolverhampton and Southwell.

Masked Identity may as well go to Newcastle to take the all-weather set after running at Chelmsford and Kempton and Josephine Gordon takes the ride as expected.

There's nothing hidden about Masked Identity's chances in the Toon.

David O'Meara's Star Shield can shine in opposition after a course and distance win in November.

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