June 2 Racing Tips: Global Humor looking for hat-trick at Ayr

There's racing at Ayr, Ripon, Cartmel, Kempton and Nottingham for the Planet Sport tipsters to get stuck into on Wednesday June 2.

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4.25 Ayr - Global Humor

Jim Goldie's six-year-old Global Humor can make it three on the trot in the Afternoon Tea At Western House Hotel Handicap.

His two latest victories have come at Hamilton and over this course and distance.

Global Humor has gone up a total of 9lb in the weights since the start of the turf season - but that may not stop him, because he is obviously in good heart.

3.55 Ayr - Gunnerside

Gunnerside can win for the fifth time in seven starts and strike at Ayr, where he has a point to prove.

Grant Tuer's four-year-old has been successful in three of his last four outings, with the only defeat in that spell coming on this course.

Things, however, did not go his way from the start - when he was bumped - and that can be the difference between winning and losing.

It was in this case, because Gunnerside was beaten only three-quarters of a length in third place behind Paddy Power. That race was over six furlongs, but he is now chasing a hat-trick of wins over the minimum trip in the Bet At racingtv.com Handicap.

Other selections at Ayr include: 1.13 Stromboli, 1.45 Caballero, 2.18 Greengage, 2.50 Royal Countess, 3.23 Garden Oasis

7.30 Ripon - Mark's Choice

Mark's Choice can make it two wins from three visits to Ripon this year in the Weatherbys Personalised Gifts Handicap.

Sam England's five-year-old got home gamely by a neck from Mutanaaseq on his reappearance in April, and was then a creditable third to Flying Pursuit over the same six furlongs four weeks ago.

The Bungle Inthejungle gelding seems sure to go close again.

6.55 Tees Spirit

Tees Spirit can regain winning ways in the Ripon Farm Services Handicap.

Successful over this six furlongs in April after 190 days without a run, the Adrian Nicholls-trained three-year-old was beaten only a head by Temple Bruer at Doncaster five weeks ago.

8.30 Babindi

Babindi showed she had improved over the winter when running her best race to date on her seasonal debut.

The William Haggas-trained filly had displayed only a modicum of ability in three starts as a two-year-old - but then stepped up to finish second of 12 to Bellazada, beaten a length, at Newmarket.

The daughter of Frankel goes up in trip and can open her account in the Titanium Racing Club Novice Stakes.

Others that could see you right at Ripon include: 5.50 Phinow, 6.20 Empirestateofmind, 8.00 Stonific, 9.00 Harrogate

3.30 Cartmel - Minella Daddy

Mickey Bowen's Minella Daddy is an obvious answer to the Molson Coors Open Hunters' Chase.

The 11-year-old has a handful of pounds to find with a couple of rivals on the ratings - but as a decent handicapper in recent times, is of course very well in with the majority of the field in this company.

Minella Daddy has operated at almost two stones in advance of his current 120 in the past, and has always been effective on a variety of ground.

He was no match for the useful Keltus last time, but does not appear to face anything of that calibre here.

4.05 Cartmel - Tabou Beach Boy

Later on the card, Rebecca Menzies may have found the right lowly opportunity for Tabou Beach Boy in the Longlands Selling Handicap Hurdle.

The five-year-old has the right conditions to show his best, and could be dangerous off his lowest career rating - with a first-time visor suggesting connections have perhaps spotted a chance to bring about the small amount of improvement required to at least go close in this moderate grade.

Other strong chances at Cartmel: 1.20 Tossapenny, 1.55 Alqamar, 2.25 Treshnish, 3.00 Getareason, 4.40 Globetrotter


Selections include: 4.35 Goolwa, 5.10 Before Dawn, 5.40 Mr Poy, 6.10 Mutarabes, 6.45 Thaler, 7.20 Royal Pleasure, 7.50 Prioritise, 8.20 Valyrian Steel, 8.50 Murhib.


Selections include: 1.00 Lady Fantasia, 1.30 Fandabidozi, 2.05 Lethal Angel, 2.35 Crimson Sand, 3.10 Le Bayou, 3.40 George Morland, 4.15 Lightning Attack