May 26 Racing Tips: True Blue Moon to light up Hamilton

Planet Sport tipsters have meetings at Hamilton, Beverley, Warwick and Wolverhampton to get stuck into on Wednesday May 26.

2.40 Hamilton - True Blue Moon

Tim Easterby is banging in the winners through the current wet spell, and his True Blue Moon has already added to his tally this season.

The six-year-old was having his first run over six furlongs since racing's resumption on June 1 last time out.

He faces the same course and distance once more in the Cadzow Castle Handicap - and while he is 5lb higher, he appeared to win with a bit up his sleeve.

3.10 Hamilton - Granite City Doc

Hamilton regular Granite City Doc can register a fourth success at the Scottish track in the Book Our On-Site Hotel Handicap.

The eight-year-old, trained by Mike Smith, was an encouraging third behind Where's Jeff on his latest start over nine furlongs on this course.

He put in eye-catching late progress to take the minor honours and the extra two furlongs this time seems sure to suit.

It has taken Granite City Doc a little longer to reach his peak this year after looking to need his first two races this spring, but there was clear evidence on that third outing that he is approaching his best.

Dropping down in company from a class four to class five will do no harm to his prospects either.

5.10 Hamilton - Gunnerside

Gunnerside landed a five-furlong contest on this course two weeks ago and can repeat the trick in the Follow Us On Twitter @hamiltonparkrc Apprentice Handicap.

A 5lb rise for putting 14 rivals to the sword that day when scoring by three-quarters of a length from Quanah is unlikely to stop Grant Tuer's charge from carrying on that good work.

Others to fancy at Hamilton include: 2.10 Atomic Force, 3.40 In Paradise, 4.10 Perfect Soldier, 4.40 Clansman

4.20 Beverley - Bit Of A Quirke

Bit Of A Quirke can defy a 4lb penalty for ending a near two-year losing streak at Leicester last week when turning out at Beverley.

Mark Walford's eight-year-old gamely held Croeso Cymraeg when making all the running at the East Midlands venue over a mile and a quarter.

His previous win before that came over this course and distance in June 2019, so a return to the Westwood for the Hurn Handicap is a good move.

5.20 Beverley - Lucky Beggar

Lucky Beggar showed he was no back number at the age of 11 when ending a winless run of 28 races at Thirsk earlier this month.

That victory was testament to David Griffiths' ability as a specialist at handling seasoned sprinters.

Lucky Beggar can give further proof of that to win the Racing TV Apprentice Handicap.

Other potential bets at Beverley: 1.45 Littletimyhoulihan, 2.20 Zumurud, 2.50 John Clare, 3.20 Tromso, 3.50 Markazi, 4.50 King Viktor

7.50 Wolverhampton - Farasi Lane

Farasi Lane went agonisingly close on his first run since November recently and can get his head in front in the EBC Group - Your Workplace Technology Partner Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The Tom Ward-trained three-year-old failed by only a short head to repel Nebulosa at Goodwood in what was a four-horse affair.

That was a creditable effort and should have him put spot-on for this challenge.

8.20 Wolverhampton - Opine

Opine is worth a second look in the Followus On Twitter @wolvesraces Handicap.

Jonjo O'Neill's dual-purpose performer ran better than his final position suggests when ninth to Liva at Kempton after two runs over hurdles earlier in the spring.

Other selections at Wolverhampton include: 5.50 Sir Rodneyredblood, 6.20 Mejthaam, 6.50 Gift Horse, 7.20 White Lady, 8.50 Nezar

7.30 Warwick - Twycross Warrior

Twycross Warrior can make a winning debut over fences in the Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Chase at Warwick.

Robin Dickin's nine-year-old has finished second over hurdles on his last three visits to this track.

Having shown he does at least act at Warwick, it would be no surprise if switching to the bigger obstacles has a positive effect.

7.00 Warwick - Wilderness

Wilderness opened her account over jumps at the fifth attempt and can double up in the Feldon Dunsmore Moving To Warwick Mares' Handicap Hurdle.

Now with Seamus Mullins after being trained in Ireland by Johnny Murtagh, the six-year-old mare got up close home to score by a neck at Exeter six weeks ago.

Others to keep an eye on at Warwick include: 5.25 Broomfield Burg, 6.00 Mon Frere, 6.30 The Composeur, 8.00 Lex Talionis, 8.30 Grumpy Freya.