May 28 Racing Tips: Ey Up Its Mick to regain winning feeling at Carlisle

Planet Sport tipster Luke Elder is back to give you a helping hand finding winners at Carlisle and Yarmouth on Friday May 28.

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1.35 Carlisle - Ey Up Its Mick

Elder says: "Well, I'm getting used to saying this, but it's going to be pretty testing ground over at Carlisle for this 1.35.

"Sprinters [are] in action, so it shouldn't be too tiresome, but they will be coming home at relatively wide margins for sprinters.

"Ey Up Its Mick is the one that we're going to side with; a horse that has run over further in the past - didn't quite see out seven furlongs at Haydock a couple of outings ago, when still running well, and I'm not sure that last time around Catterick is really is his track.

"That was down to six furlongs - down to five today. If they go a decent gallop, and stamina does become a big thing, that should be well in Ey Up Its Mick's case for the Tony Coyle yard.

"I still think there's more to come from him; he's dropping down to a mark of 66, so the next success shouldn't be too far away for Ey Up Its Mick.

"If we're looking for dangers, Ventura Flame is sure to be one of them - ran a good race behind Somewhere Secret last time around. Again, the ground should be no sort of concern for him whatsoever, I think that could be the main danger.

"But Ey Up Its Mick to hopefully regain the winning thread."

2.10 Carlisle - Cottam Lane

Elder says: "Well, the 2.10 at Carlisle is probably the race on the card that I'm most looking forward to.

"Plenty of unexposed angles in here, and plenty of potential improvers.

"Cottam Lane could be the biggest of them though for the Kevin Ryan yard. The yard have made a decent start to their season this time around, with plenty of two-year-old winners, and older horses going non-too-bad either.

"Cottam Lane has been beaten once, that was back in April, but that was more of a reappearance run. Yes, he was well fancied, [but] I think he's capable of much better than that.

"He proved that actually last season as a two-year-old when second to Bickerstaffe on debut at Hamilton. Did manage to win at Beverley the time after then, but the last twice he's been thrown into deeper contests.

"But, the ground will be no sort of issue whatsoever. The yard are going ok, they're ticking over at the moment with a few winners and plenty going close.

"I think Cottam Lane is the one to beat.

"Hey Mr is likely to be the main danger to Cottam Lane. He's going to be fairly well bet you'd imagine after finishing third at York last time around. Did manage to win at Nottingham the time before that, and also hails from the in-form Roger Varian yard (when aren't they in form, in truth?).

"But, I do think Kevin Ryan's got himself a nice one here with Cottam Lane. Everything is in his favour, and hopefully Cottam Lane can get back to winning ways."

4.45 Yarmouth - Billhilly

Elder says: "The 4.45 at Yarmouth is an absolute cracker. Plenty of chances in this contest, including with the improving Billhilly, who will be the selection for Jamie Spencer.

"I think there's a fair bit more to come from Billhilly. Last season he spent a bit of time going up and down - there were a few runs where there were no real explanations for his poor runs.

"But, he's joined the Charlie Fellowes team, and he's been in grand form the last twice. He's on a hat-trick bid - he managed to win at Lingfield last time around, that was when Jamie Spencer really dictated things from the front. That will suit here at Yarmouth, it is more of a front runners track.

"And, if Jamie Spencer can get things right once again, which - for what it's worth - I think he's one of the best front running riders in the entire world, never mind just in the UK, I think Billhilly should take a fair bit of beating once again.

"So, Billhilly to land the hat-trick. Goddess of Fire is another one who does like to go forward. She's got a fantastic attitude as well; yes, she finished third of seven last time around, but she battled all the way to the line. She doesn't like to be beaten, but at the moment is just a little too highly handicapped.

"I think Billhilly can continue the winning thread, and hopefully can improve onto bigger and better things."