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Andrew Mount’s Eyecatchers – Tuesday, 28th February

Andrew Mount's Eyecatchers

GG tipster Andrew Mount reveals his list of eyecatchers from the past week’s action!

Find out which runners he wants to keep onside below, alongside Sky Bet’s new customer offer of £30 in Free Bets when you deposit and bet Any Amount!

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ACTIVE DUTY, third, 2m juvenile  maiden hurdle, Market Rasen, Tuesday, February 21st

ACTIVE DUTY, fourth at 50-1 in Grade 2 company at Cheltenham on his previous start, didn’t seem entirely at ease on the right-handed track and can be forgiven his modest third in the Daily Charged Up Offers At Rhino.bet Juvenile Maiden Hurdle. He holds entries in the Fred Winter and Triumph Hurdle.

BALLINTUBBER BOY, won, 2m7f handicap hurdle, Market Rasen, Tuesday, February 21st

BALLINTUBBER BOY made all to record a 7-1 success in the 2m7f Download The Rhino.bet App Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen last Tuesday, his first start for 82 days. He won at Stratford on his reappearance in early October and is clearly best on a sound surface when fresh. His full record on officially good or faster going reads 116161 (4-6), improving to 111 (3-3) when rested for at least eight weeks.

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DYLAN LOMBARDY, second, 2m handicap hurdle, Thurles, Thursday, February 23rd

They went hard up front in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Ladies Handicap Hurdle in which the winner, third, fourth, fifth and sixth all came from midfield or further back. Runner-up DYLAN LOMBARDY helped to force the strong early gallop and his half-length second of 18 was a cracking effort in the circumstances.

ELIGIBLE, seventh, 7f handicap, Southwell, Thursday, February 23rd

The pace held up in the 7f Spreadex Sports Live UK Racing Streaming Handicap at Southwell last Thursday with the first three finishers described by the Racing Post as ‘made all’, ‘in touch with leaders’ and ‘prominent’. ELIGIBLE, who was stepping up to Class 3 level after his Class 4 course and distance success 48 days earlier, could never get involved under a patient ride and can be given another chance.

FOREST OF DEAN, sixth, Group 3 Stakes, Lingfield, Saturday, February 25th

FOREST OF DEAN, a winner at Newcastle last month, had little hope of lasting home after racing prominently on the ‘dead’ rail in the BetUK Winter Derby Stakes at Lingfield last Saturday. He can be given another chance in a lower grade next time.

INTUITIVE, sixth, 1m handicap, Lingfield, Saturday, February 25th

INTUITIVE never left the ‘swamp’ on the inside rail when a 20-1 sixth of eight to Outbreak in the Spreadex Sports Get £40 In Bonuses Handicap and this effort was worthy of an upgrade. The time was fast and this six-time Polytrack winner can be followed closely in the next few months.

LAUGH A MINUTE, seventh, 5f handicap, Dundalk, Friday, February 24th

LAUGH A MINUTE was very weak in the betting in the Willie Buckley Memorial Handicap at Dundalk last Friday – his first start for almost four months – and never got competitive, finishing last of the seven runners. However, the eight-year-old is now 0-11 on the all-weather and will be far happier on turf when the new season kicks in next month. Since joining his Ado McGuinness, his record on his second start back after a break of at least 90 days reads 1611 (3-4), with the wins at odds of 16-1, 11-2 and 11-4.

LUCKY SOLDIER, sixth, 2m national hunt flat race, Ayr, Monday, February 27th

Like President Scottie (see below), LUCKY SOLDIER could never get competitive under a patient ride in the Virgin Bet National Hunt Flat Race at Ayr on Monday. He fared second best of the hold-up horses in sixth, finishing closer to winner Esprit Du Potier than he had over course and distance last time. There are races in him on this evidence.

PRESIDENT SCOTTIE, fifth, 2m national hunt flat race, Ayr, Monday, February 27th

It was the usual front-runners’ benefit at Ayr on Monday and the winner of the concluding bumper – 5-2 favourite Esprit De Potier – made all. The next three home were prominent throughout and the one to take from the race was fifth-placed PRESIDENT SCOTTIE. The Nicky Richards-trained five-year-old attraced morning support but backers knew their fate when 7lb conditional Conor Rabbitt jumped off at the rear of the field. He kept on to finish just over 11 lengths behind the winner and can be supported next time.

TULLYHOGUE FORT, 12th, 2m handicap hurdle, Thurles, Thursday, February 23rd

TULLYHOGUE FORT finished 12 lengths back in 12th place after helping to force the early pace in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Ladies Handicap Hurdle rarely runs well at this time of year and is one to bear in mind in the autumn. His record in handicap hurdles in September/October stands at 104143 (2-6), with the wins at 12-1 and 7-1.