May 25 Racing Tips: Stop Talking set to triumph at Bangor?

Planet Sport tipsters have been sharpening their pencils ahead of racing at Bangor, Lingfield, Newcastle, Southwell and Musselburgh on Tuesday May 25.

Chance your arm with a few potential winners and kick another wet Tuesday into touch.

1.53 Bangor - Stop Talking

Stop Talking can give punters a leg up in the opening Worthebury Novices' Handicap Chase.

Jennie Candlish's mare ran below her usual standard when last seen over this trip at Cheltenham in December.

But she therefore returns from a 2lb lower rating, and demonstrated when outrunning her odds to be second on her chasing debut at the start of last season both that she has potential over fences and can go well fresh.

3.38 Bangor - Loch Garman Aris

Loch Garman Aris is another to note at Bangor, in the Tallarn Green Handicap Chase.

Gary Hanmer's 11-year-old is still relatively lightly-raced for his age, and he likes it here - as he proved again with a convincing course-and-distance success last time.

Other bets at Bangor include: 2.28 Danger Money, 3.03 Annies Prayer, 4.13 Phoebus Lescribaa, 4.50 Butler's Brief

8.05 Lingfield - London Eye

London Eye can put his rivals in the shade again in the Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap.

Chris Dwyer's five-year-old returns from a 50-day break in search of a hat-trick, and has fine prospects of doing so as he switches back to the Polytrack after proving himself on quick ground at Redcar over this marathon trip last time.

London Eye had previously broken his duck at the 14th attempt, getting the better of prolific winner Mack The Knife at Chelmsford.

He then moved up from that mile and six furlongs to two miles at Redcar, where for the second time in succession he battled back after leading and was strong enough at the finish against another in-form opponent to suggest the extra yardage suits him admirably.

A further 3lb rise does not appear unduly onerous - and with Silvestre de Sousa back to assist him from the front, he will have the ideal partner to help make sure stamina is once more key.

8.35 Lingfield - Vandad

Vandad is a 15-race maiden but appeared to show improvement on stable debut last time when a good second as he failed narrowly to concede more than a stone to a prolific winner over this course and distance.

Michael Attwater sensibly sets him an identical test, and may well be rewarded.

Others to like at Lingfield include: 5.35 The Tide Turns, 6.05 Sir Rumi, 6.35 Easy To Dream, 7.05 Poderoso, 7.35 Desert Gulf

2.20 Musselburgh - Cruyff Turn

Cruyff Turn could have the right moves to outdo the opposition in the Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap.

Tim Easterby's four-year-old had the measure of his field at Nottingham, over marginally short of this trip, and has fine prospects of doubling up from just a 5lb higher rating.

Cruyff Turn showed plenty of determination two weeks ago, improving from a decent effort on his first start of the campaign at Leicester and suggesting there should be plenty more to come from him at this level.

3.30 Musselburgh - Glengarry

Glengarry operates in a lower grade these days, and has struck just three times from 33 career attempts.

But the eight-year-old has been running well of late, and is of interest in division two of the Visit Handicap.

He was competitive with a significantly higher rating not so long ago, and his wins have come from more than a stone higher.

A dual course-and-distance winner too, it would be no surprise to see Glengarry seriously involved again here from his lowest career mark.

Other selections at Musselburgh include: 1.10 Mr Zanetti, 1.45 Boudica Bay, 2.55 Tukhoom, 4.05 Desert Emperor, 4.38 Swaffham Bulbeck, 5.08 Albegone.

4.30 Southwell - Fivetotwelve

Fivetotwelve may have failed to win any of her seven starts so far but there have been several flickers of promise, however, and her turn may just come in the closing Rolleston Revival Village Event Mares' Handicap Hurdle at Southwell.

It will be to the advantage of Olly Murphy's seven-year-old if the current forecast of good ground proves correct, because she has tended to run best in similar conditions.

Other strong selections at Southwell: 1.00 Azzuri, 1.35 Trumps Benefit, 2.10 Cat Tiger, 2.45 Stony Man, 3.20 Sounds Russian, 3.55 Byzantine Empire


Possible punts include: 5.55 Daramethos, 6.25 Rum Runner, 6.55 Onesmoothoperator, 7.25 Big Boy Harley, 7.55 Thibaan, 8.25 Nordic Fire, 8.55 Hail Sezer