November 18 Racing Tips and Odds: Betty Baloo has the bare necessities to win at Newcastle

There’s a nip in the air as the jumps kick in and Planet Sport have top betting tips at Newcastle, Wincanton and Market Rasen on Thursday, November 18 from the likes of Alan King and Donald McCain.

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Socialist Agenda (12.17 Market Rasen)

Grosvenor Court (13.15 Wincanton) 

Betty Baloo (14.07 Newcastle)

Armattiekan (14.45 Wincanton)

Springwell Bay (15.25 Market Rasen) 

Kingfisher Lane (15.40 Newcastle)


We start with a last time out winner at Sedgefield, which was, coincidentally, Tony Blair's constituency. Adam Wedge gets the leg up on this red…

12.17 Market Rasen - Socialist Agenda

It's not often you'll find the market pursuing a Socialist Agenda in national hunt racing but that is likely to be the case with this three-time winner.

Laura Morgan's five-year-old won on debut at the Lincolnshire track and hasn't stopped scoring since, claiming another course victory and then following up at Sedgefield.

He might not be of the same quality as Grand National winner Party Politics but following the Socialist Agenda can pay off here.

Emma Lavelle's Rocky Lake represents top owners in the Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings and can give Socialist Agenda most to do.

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15.25 Market Rasen - Springwell Bay

Jockey Jonjo O'Neill Junior has made a rapid return from a serious shoulder injury and is rewarded with a plum ride in this bumper at Market Rasen.

A second in the valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown in April makes Springwell Bay the class pick of the race after transferring from Margaret Mullins to O'Neill Snr.

That runner-up spot for the son of leading stayer Kayf Tara has to be taken seriously and Springwell Bay can spring into action on debut.

Ex-Southampton and England footballer Mick Channon can score with Barest Of Margins who lived up to his name with a good second on debut at Newton Abbot.

14.07 Newcastle - Betty Baloo

This mare's name is a mashup between a famous French film and a Jungle Book character but Tim Easterby's charge has the bare necessities to win in the Toon.

Tim Easterby's consistent five-year-old won at Hexham three starts ago and then produced a reasonable second at Kelso.

A fourth last time out in a competitive Hexham novices' hurdle was no disgrace and the addition of top jockey Brian Hughes can see Betty Baloo take out this maiden.

In opposition, Chris Grant's Fiadh is also a Hexham winner and can run Betty Baloo close.

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15.40 Newcastle - Kingfisher Lane

Stuart Crawford sent a decent winner to Ayr in the form of Carnfunnock on Tuesday and can notch another victory over the Irish Sea with Kingfisher Lane.

A progressive sort with two runs to his name, the five-year-old is edging towards a win after a fifth at Punchestown and a second in a bumper at Downpatrick.

The experienced Brian Hughes should have all the requisite skills to make sure that Kingfisher Lane makes a splash in the North East.

Of his rivals, Feel Like De Baune is a last time out winner and jockey Benjamin Brackenbury, who sounds like a Harry Potter character, can produce the magic here.

13.15 Wincanton - Grosvenor Court

Alan King has a nice winner on Wednesday at Warwick with Edwardstone and can follow up with course and distance winner Grosvenor Court.

Two miles, five and a half furlongs is a tricky trip but King's five-year-old took it in his stride to score at Wincanton last time out, beating Paul Nicholls' Shearer by a neck.

Tom Cannon gets the leg up and punters will stand up and take notice when this court is in session.

Philip Hobbs is a wily old trainer and his Earth Lord looks to be heading for a win sooner rather than later after finishing second when last seen at Taunton.

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14.45 Wincanton - Armattiekan

Donald McCain sends Armattiekan on the long trip from Cheshire to Wincanton with a live chance.

The seven-year-old is going the right way over fences, not finishing out of the top three in as many races.

A journey north to Carlisle on his penultimate start saw Armattiekan win by a full 10 lengths under Brian Hughes.

A second last time out at Musselburgh is solid form and if any horse can take this one Armattiekan.

Butterwick Brook can go well at Colin Tizzard's local track with the West Country man finding some form.

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