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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Southwell, Newcastle and Lingfield all in focus on busy Tuesday of action | Racing News


There are three top meetings to get stuck into on a busy Tuesday on Sky Sports Racing, plus racing from France and greyhound action at Perry Barr and Sheffield.

Southwell 7.00 – Justcallmepete & Zip headline 14 in open handicap

The seven-furlong Spreadex Sports Get 50 In Bonuses Handicap (7.00) headlines proceedings at Southwell as 14 go to post looking well matched on paper.

The top two in the market are Zip and Justcallmepete who reoppose just 12 days after finishing first and second, respectively, over course and distance.

Richard Fahey’s Zip dictated the fractions from the front on that occasion and had enough up his sleeve to hold off a fast-finishing rival.

Title-chasing Kevin Stott links up with George Boughey to ride the returning Phantasy Mac, last seen winning over a mile at Kempton at the end of October.

Stott’s championship challenger Danny Muscutt gets aboard top weight Street Kid for Kevin Philippart De Foy as they drop down in grade after being a beaten favourite at Lingfield in January.

Newcastle 3.15 – Frenchy Du Large aiming to get back to winning ways

Newcastle jumps card features the Cazoo Search Drive Smile Handicap Chase (3.15) where five go to post in the three-mile contest.

Venetia Williams’ Frenchy Du Large is likely to be popular and aims to get his head in front for the first time since January last year.

The galloping grey is now rated 130, only 1lb higher than his last winning mark, making him dangerous in what looks a winnable contest.

Nicky Richards’ Glittering Love hasn’t won since December 2021 but comes into this contest after a narrow second at Kelso last time out and carries 10-8 with champion jockey Brian Hughes back on board.

Sue Smith’s Burrows Diamond is a dual course winner and likely to be a danger back down in class after a poor effort at Uttoxeter last month.

Burrows Diamond and Ryan Mania clear a fence as they compete in the Yorton Stallions Mares' Novices' Chase at Bangor-on-Dee
Burrows Diamond and Ryan Mania clear a fence as they compete in the Yorton Stallions Mares’ Novices’ Chase at Bangor-on-Dee

Lingfield 4.00 – Recent winner Lihou faces Gannon Glory

With cold weather and some snow forecast this week, Lingfield has put on a bonus six-race card on the all-weather surface.

The Huge Daily Boosts Only At BetUK Handicap (4.00) has attracted seven runners for what looks a very competitive heat.

Dave Evans’ stalwart Lihou is taking on some equally hardened all-weather sprinters but will be fancied to score again after running out a cosy winner over course and distance 12 days ago.

Gannon Glory is unexposed compared to most of the field with gelded son of Cotai Glory making his 10th start having finished second at Newcastle four days ago.

Vespasian, for Simon and Ed Crisford, seeks a first win over the minimum trip having looked promising at Southwell two starts back.

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Watch every race from Southwell, Newcastle and Lingfield all live on Sky Sports Racing on Tuesday, March 7

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