Tectonic to Build on Last Week’s Third Place


5.10 Carlisle – Tectonic

Tectonic is a marmite horse, polarising opinion with punters around the country. A strong travelling and clearly talented gelding, he obviously doesn’t win as often as he should do, but the son of Dylan Thomas’ consistency has to be applauded. A close up third just 8 days ago, Keith Dalgleish’s course regular should be bang there at the finish in the Class 5 handicap at Carlisle, and represents good each way value at odds of +550 .

Tectonic has recorded 5 wins from 64 starts. Perhaps more pertinently, he has also amassed 26 second and third placed finishes, which gives supporting evidence to those who suggests that he maybe doesn’t put it all in. Regardless, he is a very solid animal, and one who appreciates a good pace. Versatile trip wise, the 6 year old gelding drops from 11 furlongs at Hamilton down to the mile at Carlisle. With a quicker pace over the reduced yardage, he should settle better and sit just off the speed, before being produced late in the day. Only one of his victories has come by a margin greater than neck, and pilot Philip Makin will be aware that delivering his mount as late as possible will maximise the chances of victory.

Royal Holiday looks the chief market threat on paper, and this uncomplicated sort will bounce out and try to make it. Won over course and distance on penultimate start, but the ground was soft that day and the quicker underfoot conditions may not be so preferable. Is respected but may not have the turn of foot to fend off rivals late on.

Tectonic should be in the first three assuming luck in running and at +550 the place gives a little profit and there is a chance that he will consent to put his head in front.

Tip Summary (9th September)

5.10 Carlisle – Tectonic – +550  Bet365

Keith Dalgleish
Royal Holiday

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