David Nicholls Horse Racing TipsToday’s free horse racing tips include a David Nicholls (right) trained 25/1 (26.00) chance (Ladbrokes), as well as two strong fancies from Perth and Newbury.

Recommended bets:
4.15 Perth – Cause of Causes @ 5/2 (3.50) with Paddy Power

5.25 Newbury – Shades Of Grey @ 7/2 (4.00) with Bet365

Longshot of the day:
3.30 Ripon – Tax Free @ 25/1 (26.00) with Ladbrokes

Cause of Causes is the first of our horse racing tips for Saturday August 18th, having been unlucky to go down by just a head in a strong renewal of the Galway Hurdle earlier in the month. A 3lb hike shouldn’t be enough to prevent him going one better today and the selection is versatile with regards the ground.

The second of our free horse racing tips for August 18th is something of a course specialist, with a a record that reads 1411 in Newbury handicaps. Shades Of Grey is in brilliant form and it should pay to keep her on side.

Our Each-Way longshot tip runs in the 3.30 at Ripon. Tax Free, trained by David Nicholls, has been running consistently of late and is showing signs of a return to his best form. He wasn’t too far behind a couple of these at Goodwood last time out and remains on the same mark, while they have been put up for their efforts. It’s a big field and he may bump into one too good, but at 25/1 (26.00) with Ladbrokes, the selection looks very backable.