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Wednesday 7 November horse racing tips - Jefferson's 11/4 chance could be winning Ticket at Musselburgh

Brian Healy 6 Nov 2018
Nottingham is one of six UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post on Wednesday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Wednesday's scheduled UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Wednesday plays host to six UK and Irish horse racing meetings, with afternoon racing action on the flat from the card at Nottingham; while over the sticks there are jumps racing meetings going to post at both Musselburgh and Chepstow.

In the evening, a trio of all-weather fixtures take place with action under the floodlights at Newcastle and Chelmsford, and also Dundalk in Ireland.

Nottingham (flat) - 12.05 - 3.50pm (8 races)
Musselburgh (jumps) - 12.45 - 3.30pm (6 races)
Chepstow (jumps) - 12.55 - 4.15pm (7 races)
Newcastle (flat, aw) - 4.00 - 7.10pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) - 5.20 - 7.50pm (6 races)
Dundalk (flat, aw) - 6.30 - 9.00pm (7 races)



(12.35) PALLADIUM (10/1 Paddy Power) shaped well on debut at Goodwood last month despite not looking totally at ease on the heavy ground, and Martyn Meade’s charge can build on that experience to get closer this time around.

The Champs Elysees colt wasn’t given a hard time when finishing four lengths’ third behind The Pink’n, but having been slow away from the gates and running green early he finished off the race well as the penny dropped.

Likely to improve for the run he could be worth chancing to get off the mark on better ground than he tackled on that debut outing.

(2.15) Flying Pursuit has been in good heart this term, but Tim Easterby’s charge could be vulnerable giving weight away all round and KICK ON KICK ON (3/1 Coral) can take advantage of the 7lbs he receives from that rival.

A course and distance winner as a juvenile, Clive Cox’s charge has been acquitting himself well in a light campaign, winning at Windsor in July and he wasn’t beaten far into third at Leicester latest behind Encore d’Or where he was denied by less than one length. That form took a boost when the winner bagged a silver medal in a Group Three contest at Dundalk on his next outing.

The Swiss Spirit colt has won three of his eight career starts, and still only a three-year old he can continue to find improvement given his lightly-raced profile. He can go close in receipt of 7lbs from Tim Easterby’s rival, and no surprise if he were to get back on the scoresheet here.

12.05 - Queen Constantine
12.35 - Palladium
1.05 - Private Secretary
1.40 - Mawahib
2.15 - Kick On Kick On
2.50 - Our Oystercatcher
3.20 - Kodicat
3.50 - Debatable


(1.15) NEEDS TO BE SEEN (10/3 William Hill) was travelling with purpose at Huntingdon on Sunday only to be halted by a mistake three hurdles from home, but John Ryan’s charge can get off the mark here.

The Motivator gelding placed in both starts on the flat in Ireland when trained by Joseph O’Brien, and he could be one to note as a potential improver over hurdles judged on his ability on the level.

Third on his hurdles debut at Uttoxeter last month behind Idilico, he shaped much better than the bare result last time and he may do better still with first-time blinkers applied.

Ruth Jefferson can saddle a winner at Musselburgh.

(1.50) RETURN TICKET (11/4 Paddy Power) may have needed the run at Carlisle last month on his return to action, and Ruth Jefferson’s charge can be given another chance to confirm the promise he had shown on his hurdles debut at Ayr back in May.

Also a Catterick bumper winner, the Getaway gelding ran out a six lengths winner on his first try over timber, beating Swaffham Bulbeck; and he gave the impression that the outing was needed at Carlisle latest when weakening out of contention.

Likely to strip fitter for that return, he can build on the outing to do better this time around,and proven on a sharp track he could bounce back.

12.45 - Son Of Feyan
1.15 - Needs To Be Seen
1.50 - Return Ticket
2.25 - Born For War
3.00 - Zamarkhan
3.30 - Vino’s Choice


(2.00) WHIN PARK (2/1 Coral) showed some fair form over timber last term, but Ben Pauling’s charge looks set to surpass the pick of his hurdles efforts since being switched to chasing, and the Great Pretender gelding can follow up his recent success.

Fifth at Huntingdon last Boxing Day on his chase debut, the six-year old returned to that venue to post a creditable third of nine runners behind Kings Temptation in May; but having had another absence to overcome, he made short work of Pembroke House and others at Ludlow last month, scoring by just over two lengths.

A 5lbs rise in the weights looks workable on that evidence, and he remains open to further improvement over the larger obstacles so he could well have more to offer here.

(2.35) SETTIMO MILANESE (3/1 William Hill) found only one too good when denied in his hat-trick bid at Aintree last month, but Dr Richard Newland’s charge can quickly bounce back here.

Earlier wins at Worcester and Southwell had been recorded by an aggregate 36 lengths, and he was only gunned down late in the day at the Merseyside track on his last outing, eventually succumbing by little over three lengths at the line.

The winner was landing a hat-trick of wins of his own, and he looked ahead of his mark as he overhauled the Milan gelding on the run-in; but the Newland runner was himself clear of the third horse home, and he is turned out here before his new mark kicks in.

Assuming he’s none the worse for those exertions, he can get back on the scoresheet here.

12.55 - Newquay Cards
1.25 - Ebony Gale
2.00 - Whin Park
2.35 - Settimo Milanese
3.10 - Awake At Midnight
3.40 - Shamilan
4.15 - Balleticon


(4.35) FEARLESSLY (7/4 William Hill) was beaten less than one length on her debut at Kempton last month, eventually crossing the line in fifth place in a blanket finish; Roger Varian’s charge can step up on that experience now, and the Dalakhani filly can get off the mark at the second attempt.

She showed her inexperience in that contest, hanging left under pressure and running green; but she ought to have learned plenty for the outing and a first-time hood is deployed which could help her focus her energies.

Likely to find improvement she can do better this time around to open her account, and she should be firmly in the mix.

Daniel Tudhope can ride a winner for Sir Michael Stoute at Newcastle.

(5.10) Forest Of Dean and SOLID STONE (11/4 Coral) boast similar profiles, and both are open to plenty of improvement having shown promise in their respective starts to date.

Narrow preference though is for the latter who found only one too good last time out at Doncaster, and the Shamardal colt could prove hard to beat if finding another jolt of improvement on the back of that run.

Fourth on debut behind King Ottakar, he stepped up on that run to finish just a neck behind Reeves, almost overcoming a slow start and arguably unlucky not to have won having been bumped by the eventual winner.

Emirates Knight, who reopposes here, was back in fourth but looks held; and the Stoute runner looks a potentially smart sort who could have more to offer.

4.00 - Young John
4.35 - Fearlessly
5.10 - Solid Stone
5.40 - Testa Rossa
6.10 - Kingdom Brunel
6.40 - Novabridge
7.10 - Cardaw Lily
7.40 - Another Angel


(5.50) LITTLE MISS KODI (11/4 Paddy Power) has been in good fettle this past couple of outings, scoring at Kempton in October with a defeat of Confrerie, and then going close under a penalty six days later at Wolverhampton when denied by one length behind Ace Master.

Daniel Mark Loughnane’s Kodiac mare is quickly turned out again from the same mark, and she has plenty of scope to do better judging on her old form so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if she were to get back to winning ways if continuing in similar form.

(6.50) It’s Not Unusual and ROOF GARDEN (7/4 Coral) arrive chasing a hat-trick of wins and Mark Tomkins’ charge could be the one to come out on top and land the three-timer.

The Cityscape gelding has won his last two starts over course and distance, and he has been freshened up following his latest success over Rakematiz where he struck by the best part of four lengths.

Eased down to score readily, he had a subsequent winner behind, and although the handicapper has taken a dim view of that win with a 10lbs rise, he remains a relatively lightly-raced sort who could have further improvement yet to come.

5.20 - Dubrava
5.50 - Little Miss Kodi
6.20 - Mans Not Trot
6.50 - Roof Garden
7.20 - Seek The Moon
7.50 - Footsteps Forever

Chelmsford are racing on Wednesday evening.


(6.30) JUNGLE JUNGLE (12/1 Coral) looked very much in need of the experience when finishing down the field on his debut here in September, but Jessica Harrington’s charge can do better with that run under his belt.

The Bungle Inthejungle colt ran too freely early, but he still managed to finish within six lengths of the winner and the race has thrown up a couple of winners.

Now tried in a first-time hood, he could improve for that first run and if the headgear has a positive effect then he can finish much closer this time around.

(8.30) LADY DE VESCI (5/1 William Hill) posted a career-best effort when striking over course and distance last month, and Mick Halford’s charge may be able to follow up that win.

The Approve mare ran out a two lengths’ winner over Sleepy Head, keeping on well and looking to score a shade cosily; the third horse home has since run well in defeat to give the form a small boost.

Raised 6lbs in the weights as a consequence of that success, she nevertheless could feature again with her confidence buoyed, and she can strike again.

5.30 - Seanie
6.00 - Beau Warrior
6.30 - Jungle Jungle
7.00 - Confrontational
7.30 - Voyageofdiscovery
8.00 - Villa Maria
8.30 - Lady De Vesci

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