Horse Racing Trader’s Tips: International Racing – Tuesday 7th April
Our trader Johnathan Priddey takes a look at the international racing schedule
There’s racing galore across the globe on Tuesday, with double trouble from both Sweden and the USA.
And our expert has taken a look at the best of the action ahead of a jam-packed day of racing.
One of the star drivers in Sweden’s double bill is 55-year-old rider Ulf Ohllson, who was Europe’s top man with a stunning 314 winners in 2019. He’s in action five times on Tuesday and his 12:04 ride on Bjorli Frida looks to be a banker.
The five-year-old mare impressed at Bergsaker last year with a win, three seconds and three third, finishing out of the frame just three times in 10 finishes.
Bjorli Frida will be fresh and raring to go having not run since August and her return to the winning venue, as well as the booking of Ohllson, suggests trainer Kurt Borgstom means business.
Ulf Ohlsson booked drives: Wilshere (11:20), Bjorli Frida (12:04), Guli Frodo (12:47), Loaded Noah (13:07), Tekno Vera (13:27)
Following the afternoon’s action at Bersaker, the racing fun continues into the evening at Axevalla. Legendary driver Bjorn Goop has eight bookings on the 10-race card and he’s recently stated his intention to take fewer drives after taking over his father’s training business.
Despite that, he’s ridden 18 winners since the start of March and he’ll look to continue that form at Axevalla. His best chance comes in the 20:33 with Sandra Tilly. She placed second two weeks ago without shoes and she’ll likely take all the beating this time around.
Bjorn Goop booked drives: Hat Trick (17.20), Robertino (18.05), Rally Gunnar (18.30), Ellami Pride (18.52), Newlight Coger (19.14), The Real Star (19.56), Riki D’Asolo (20.15), Sandra Tilly (20.33)
Will Rogers Downs
Tuesday night sees the season’s 10th visit to Will Rogers Downs, where Floyd Wethey Jr. and Ty Kennedy will continue their rivalry. One of their key clashes comes in the 21:45, where Wethey Jr rides Go For Jim against Kennedy’s Champagne’s On Ice.
Despite a record of 0/8, Champagne’s On Ice has proven to finish well and may use the final furlong to edge Go For Jim, who seems to lack an end product to complement his early speed.
The 23:15 is easily the best race on the card, where Bob Baffert’s Nero will look to put a failure to win in three outing behind him under Steve Asmussen. But the value may lie in the relatively unexposed improver Trumpence, who has four wins in six starts since his debut at the age of five.
He suffered a blip with a poor showing at Sam Houston Park but expect him to put that behind him and improve this time out.
Floyd Wethey Jr booked rides: Cruman Tapote (19:45), Afleet Sniper (21:15), Champagne’s On Ice (21:45), Centergee (22:45), Serious Talk (23:45)
Ty Kennedy booked rides: Consumerconfidence (19:45), Hard Story (20:15), Miltontown (21:15), Go For Jim (21:45), Oil Money (23:15), Rocky Boy Indian (23:45)
Mexican stalwart Armando Martinez continues to prove his doubters wrong having bounced back from a horror fall in 2012 that left him with 18 screws in his face. He’s been riding winners since 1985, including five in his last six at Fonner Park.
He rides in seven of the eight races on Tuesday, including the unraced U Remember in the 22:27, trained by his wife Kelli Martinez. The daughter of Sexy Cowboy, the debutant should go well in a very winnable maiden special weight event.
Martinez and his wife team up again in the 00:15 with Shooters Alley, who is seeking a fourth win in the starter allowance contest. After winning a similar event over course and distance two weeks ago, the unbeaten gelding should continue his form despite a tricky draw in stall seven.
Armando Martinez booked rides: Flash Brown (22:00), U Remember (22:27), Doubletrouble Bear (22:54), El Diable Grande (23:48), Shooters Alley (00:15), Star Hunter (00:42), Born Force (01:09)
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