October 21 racing tips and odds: Mister Whitaker the man at Carlisle

Planet Sport are covering all ends of England to bring you top tips for Thursday, October 21.There’s a shining pick at Ludlow and a heavenly choice at Newton Abbot.

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Full Of Light (1.00 Ludlow)

Shantou Sunset (1.38 Newton Abbot)

Mister Whitaker (1.55 Carlisle)

Halo Des Obeaux (2.48 Newton Abbot)

Ballymilan (3.50 Ludlow)

We start at Ludlow where Nicky Henderson sends another one of his talented string to build on an Irish bumper win. Planet Sport are looking to the light on Thursday, October 21.

1.00 Ludlow - Full Of Light

Real respect is warranted for Nicky Henderson's five-year-old on his British debut.

A winner of a competitive bumper in Ireland, that had a Willie Mullins favourite in fourth, Full Of Light was snapped up by the Deva Racing syndicate.

The son of St Leger winner Leading Light will have been prepped for his debut and should be fighting fit for the two miles at Ludlow.

Nico de Boinville gets the leg up as expected and Full Of Light could be full of himself after a win here

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The Laura Morgan trained Clear The Runway rates the main danger after a reasonable third last time out at Kelso. Adam Wedge sits up top.

3.50 Ludlow - Ballymilan

Neil Mullholland is an underrated jumps trainer and the Wiltshire handler sends Ballymilan to Ludlow on the back of a last time out win at Worcester.

The victory over two miles and seven furlongs saw the mare Ballymilan put seven and a half lengths between herself and Racing Spirit in second.

The step up to Thursday's three miles shouldn't be a problem as Ballymilan has already won over the distance at Southwell in July, under the same rider in Sam Twiston-Davies.

A six pounds rise shouldn't shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience and Mullholland's mount should have the drive for this one.

Gary Moore's Imphal could put up the stiffest resistance. Slowly going the right way, the seven-year-old finished fourth last time out at Plumpton and the extra distance can tease out some improvement.

1.38 Newton Abbot - Shantou Sunset

Phillip Hobbs is an elder statesman of British jumps racing, still going strong and he sends Shantou Sunset the hour's drive South from his base at Minehead in Somerset.

Shantou Sunset has been lightly raced this year but has run with credit, winning last time out at Ffos Las by two and quarter lengths from Holly James.

Before that, the seven-year-old mare posted a creditable second at Warwick, going up against the geldings and staying on well for that runner-up spot.

The step up to three miles, two and a half furlongs looks well within the remit and the rest could be seeing the Hobbs runner on the horizon if things go to plan.

In opposition, the fellow West Country heavyweight David Pipe puts up Do Ya Feel Lucky, another last time out winner who might just struggle to last out the distance.

2.48 Newton Abbot - Halo Des Obeaux

The master trainer Paul Nicholls had a good day on Wednesday and will be looking to have the promising Halo Des Obeaux bounce back after a disappointing British debut.

Running in the famous blue and white Frodon silks of Paul Vogt, the French recruit could only finish third at Worcester.

But a couple of jumping mistakes can be forgiven and this Class 4 hurdle presents the perfect chance for Nicholls' four-year-old to buff up his halo.

This is one heavenly runner worth sticking with.

The Warwick bumper winner Might I, trained by the up and coming Harry Fry could put a spanner in the works. A half-brother to a couple of decent types, he could go close.

1.55 Carlisle - Mister Whitaker

From one extreme of the country to another as Planet Sport heads to Carlisle where a familiar ex-Mick Channon runner has changed trainer and has a leading chance.

Mister Whitaker is a Grade 2 winning chaser at Cheltenham and now sets out in this Class 4 hurdle for new handler Donald McCain.

The combination of the in-form McCain, two-times Champion jumps jockey Brian Hughes and the talented Mister Whitaker should be enough to take this middling event.

Mister Whitaker can be the man at Carlisle.

Glentruan rates a threat to Mister Whitaker with the six-year-old being shipped over from County Limerick in Ireland by Patrick Neville. With plenty of reasonable form, he should be there or there abouts.

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