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Wednesday 11 July horse racing tips - Balding's 11/8 chance can light up Kempton's evening meeting

Brian Healy 11 Jul 2018
NAP 7.25 Kempton - FIRELIGHT (11/8, Paddy Power) caught the eye on debut, finishing well despite running green early; Andrew Balding’s charge is open to significant improvement and can get off the mark at the second attempt.

NB 3.30 Lingfield - BAILARICO (6/4, Paddy Power) is 3-3 this term, winning cosily last time despite the narrow margin of victory; back up in trip, Warren Greatrex’s charge can make it four wins.

TRB 7.10 Bath - COSMIC LOVE (9/4, William Hill) makes her handicap debut from a potentially lenient mark, and having made the frame in all starts to date, William Haggas’ charge can progress again to open her win account in a trappy contest.
Kempton races.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for Wednesday's five UK and Irish horse racing fixtures on Wednesday 11th July.

Wednesday’s fixture list of horse racing meetings takes in five UK racecards, with action on the flat in the afternoon from the fixtures at Lingfield, Catterick and Yarmouth.
In the evening there is further flat racing action with a turf card from Bath, while Kempton race on the all-weather.

Lingfield (flat) - 2.00 - 5.05pm (7 races)
Catterick (flat) - 2.10 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Yarmouth (flat) - 2.20 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) - 5.20 - 8.55pm (8 races)
Bath (flat) - 6.10 - 9.10pm (7 races)


(3.30) BAILARICO (6/4, Paddy Power) is thriving at present, racking up a hat-trick of successes with the latest coming at Nottingham where Warren Greatrex’s charge won cosily despite the relatively narrow margin of victory.

The Dubawi gelding has been raised only 3lbs for that latest success and there is a suspicion that he remains ahead of the handicapper; and likely to have more to offer still back over a longer trip, he gets the vote to strike again and land a four-timer.

2.00 - Oakley Mimosa
2.30 - Pondering
3.00 - Trouble And Strife
3.30 - Bailarico
4.00 - Tarrzan
4.35 - Quiet Waters
5.05 - Blizzard


(2.40) MAKAWEE (4/1, Coral) has shaped with some promise in her two starts to date, and David O’Meara’s charge can get off the mark now at the third attempt.
The Farhh filly most recently finished fifth at Thirsk, beaten around six lengths behind Bedwyyah; but she gave the impression that a stiffer test would suit, and stepping up considerably in trip for this latest outing could unlock some improvement.

She is worth another chance, and likely to be seen to better effect now she gets the vote to score and open her account.

(3.40) GHOST (7/2, Paddy Power) struck back in March at Newcastle, beating Coastal Drive by a neck, and recent outings suggest John Quinn’s charge won’t be waiting too much longer on a return to winning ways,

The Footstepsinthesand filly has made the frame in each of her last three starts, most recently finishing a close third behind Gullane One at Doncaster where she was beaten just over one length.

The runner-up in that race has won since, and back at this longer trip he is worth another chance to resume winning ways off the same mark.

2.10 - Capitan James
2.40 - Makawee
3.10 - Prairie Spy
3.40 - Ghost
4.10 - Bal De Rio
4.45 - Size Matters
5.15 - Moonlit Sands


(3.20) ITS’AFREEBEE (13/8, BetVictor) has been knocking on the door on each of his last two runs, conceding first run latest when finishing runner-up behind Sanam last month.
The Danroad gelding was beaten just under two lengths, but he can considered unlucky not to have given the winner more to do having met with trouble in running; now from just 2lbs higher he ought to give another good account, and this could be his day in the sun with a first career win.

(3.50) The progressive KAANOON (11/10, Ladbrokes) can land a hat-trick of wins, having already struck at Wolverhampton and Windsor this term, most recently at the latter when winning readily from Capriolette.

Roger Varian’s charge scored by just over one length on that occasion, having struck by a nose in his previous victory; open to further improvement, the Bated Breath colt can make the most of the weight he receives from the standard-setting Valcartier to score again.

2.20 - Winged Spur
2.50 - Pink Iceberg
3.20 - Its’afreebee
3.50 - Kaanoon
4.20 - Excelleration
4.55 - Arendelle
5.25 - Chetan

(6.55) DIOCLES OF ROME (2/1, William Hill) has shaped with some ability in four starts to date, but the Holy Roman Emperor colt hasn’t looked entirely straightforward either although a race of this nature should be within reach.

Ralph Beckett’s charge finished runner-up two starts ago at Nottingham, and he wasn’t beaten far last time out when finishing a close fourth behind He’s Our Star at Newbury although he hung badly under pressure there.

Nevertheless, he remains relatively unexposed and first-time blinkers could help sharpen him up. Open still to improvement, he remains on a workable mark and ought to be competitive again switched to this surface.

(7.25) FIRELIGHT (11/8, Paddy Power) caught the eye on her debut at Sandown last month where she shaped with promise behind Oberyn Martell despite not getting the rub of the green.
Slowly away from the stalls, she was green early in the race; but she learnt quicky as the race unfolded and made promising late headway and spared a hard race.

Andrew Balding’s Oasis Dream filly ought to step up considerably for that first experience, and sure to improve she can get off the mark now.

5.20 - King Of Nepal
5.55 - Divine Messenger
6.25 - Sicario
6.55 - Diocles Of Rome
7.25 - Firelight
7.55 - Cliffs Of Dover
8.25 - Magellan
8.55 - Cappananty Con


(6.40) DANDILION (5/1, Ladbrokes) found a purple spell of form last term, making the frame in several starts and winning twice with successes at Wolverhampton and Beverley; Alex Hales’ charge also found only one too good here in August, and his subsequent disappointment is excused as it came in a much deeper race than she is used to.
The Dandy Man mare missed the break on her reappearance run back here at the beginning of June, beating only one home; but she is entitled to come on for the run, and she is only 1lb higher in the weights than when last successful, so a bold effort under Luke Morris could be on the cards.
(7.10) COSMIC LOVE (9/4, William Hill) could be the answer to a trappy affair, but the Sea The Stars filly looks a progressive sort who could have been let in lightly here making her handicap debut.

William Haggas’ charge has made the frame in all starts thus far, and she posted a career-best to score readily at Chepstow last month, although in truth it wasn’t a particularly strong race.
But open to considerable improvement after just five starts, an opening mark of 78 may underestimate her, and she can strike again.

6.10 - Final Rock
6.40 - Dandilion
7.10 - Cosmic Love
7.40 - Watheeqa
8.10 - Powerful Dream
8.40 - Brigadoon
9.10 - Jaganory

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