May 18 Racing Tips: Lankaran to defy odds at Brighton

Tuesday's racing gives Planet Sport tipsters meetings at Brighton, Nottingham, Wolverhampton and Hexham on Tuesday May 18.

Some extra cash in your pocket could kick-start your week, take a look at some of our selections below.

2.45 Brighton - Lankaran

Lankaran should defy a winner's penalty in the Follow Facebook For Latest Offer Novice Median Auction Stakes.

The grey looked a winner waiting to happen after finishing third on his Yarmouth debut and duly delivered at the second time of asking at Wolverhampton three weeks ago.

Roger Varian's three-year-old was green and still looked in need of the experience that day, so it is testament to his latent talent that he managed to get the job done.

With further improvement virtually guaranteed, Lankaran can double his tally before having his sights raised.

4.25 Brighton - Ravens Ark

Ravens Ark can build on an encouraging first run for six months three weeks ago and return to winning ways in the Casino And Live Casino Handicap.

Successful twice in 2020, Ravens Ark was gelded at the end of the year and came back with a decent effort when fifth to Party Island at Lingfield.

That will have blown away the cobwebs and the Raven's Pass four-year-old should be cherry ripe for this.

Other Brighton bets include: 12.30 Cobra Eye, 1.00 Nozieres, 1.35 Thomas Daniell, 2.10 Axel Jacklin, 3.20 Captain Claret, 3.55 Send In The Clouds.

1.10 Nottingham - Tyson

Tyson is expected to deliver a knockout blow to his rivals in the opening British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

On his Newbury debut he was sent off joint-favourite, but finished fifth. Favourite backers again had their fingers burnt when Tyson made his second appearance at Doncaster at the start of the month, with the juvenile failing to reel in the only filly in the field in Lucy Lulu.

However, Richard Hannon's charge finished nicely clear of the remainder and can reward those who keep the faith at Colwick Park.

2.55 Nottingham - Who Cares Wins

Who Cares Wins is of interest in the Watch On Racing TV Fillies' Handicap.

Alan King's inmate makes her turf debut following three decent efforts on the all-weather - progressing from sixth on her Chelmsford introduction to finish a close-up third at the same venue and fourth at Lingfield shortly after the turn of the year.

An opening mark of 71 for her handicap debut may underestimate the potential of Who Cares Wins, with the jockey booking of Hollie Doyle an obvious positive.

Other selections at Nottingham include: 1.45 Just For Yuse, 2.20 Princess Layan, 3.30 Cochise, 4.00 Tiny Danser, 4.30 The Thin Blue Line.

3.05 Wolverhampton - Boomshalaa

Boomshalaa should take the EBC Group Novice Stakes on the way to better things.

Roger Varian gave the Shalaa colt an entry in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and it is possible he could head there if he wins impressively.

Boomshalaa looked potentially smart when getting off the mark at Kempton last month, having made his debut at Yarmouth last July when he headed the betting.

Others to watch at Wolverhampton include: 1.20 Stormy Night, 1.55 Aish, 2.30 Good Earth, 3.40 Poet's Magic, 4.10 Great King, 4.45 Kingdom Found, 5.15 Blue Beret.

6.35 Hexham - Lawtop Legend

Hexham punters can rely upon Lawtop Legend to win at the Northumberland venue for a second time.

The nine-year-old did most of his racing at this track when trained by George Bewley, with 11 course starts yielding a victory and three placed efforts.

He joined Dr Richard Newland at some stage between October and April and has turned in two good performances - filling the runner-up spot at Fontwell before going one better at Plumpton recently.

Further success awaits for a horse who appears to have been reinvigorated by a change of yard.

Others to fancy at Hexham include: 5.05 Poucor, 5.35 First Revolution, 6.05 Grange Ranger, 7.05 For Three, 7.35 To The Limit, 8.05 Donna's Diva.