All-Weather Angles! Four Course Specialists Running Across the Wednesday Cards
Four Course Specialists Running on the All-Weather on Wednesday
There is a pair of all-weather meetings scheduled on Wednesday, with the action coming from Newcastle and Kempton. Here at Racing Tips, we’ve identified four course specialists running across the cards, check these runners out below.
Billy Wedge (2.30 Newcastle) – 3-15 (20%) at Newcastle
Newcastle specialist BILLY WEDGE is back in action at the track on Wednesday afternoon in search of his fourth victory at Gosforth Park.
This 7yo has gained all three career wins here, those coming from twenty starts, and he appreciated the return to this venue when an 11/1 second over 6f back in May, a run worth upgrading as he was stuck behind a wall of horses when angling for a run.
Freshened up since then, Billy Wedge is currently 3lb below his last winning mark and has the assistance of 3lb claimer Andrew Breslin in the saddle.
Seemingly adept at both this 6f trip and 7f, he’s likely to be one of the main protagonists for this assignment.
Recommended BetBILLY WEDGE (2:30pm Newcastle) 9/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Mostallim (3.30 Newcastle) – 4-6 (66%) on Tapeta
Mick Appleby’s MOSTALLIM is currently 2-3 at Newcastle, those victories coming at 17/2 and 11/4, and his record is enhanced to a healthy 4-6 when racing on a Tapeta surface thanks to a pair of victories at Wolverhampton.
Mostallim’s overall form figures on Tapeta now read an impressive 314111, his most recent victory coming at Wolverhampton at a huge 28/1 price.
Mostallim is expected to be far shorter in the market for Wednesday’s 7f handicap, and needs to bounce back from an underwhelming effort on turf at Doncaster, but given his record on this surface he’s one to be firmly interested in.
Recommended BetMOSTALLIM (3:30pm Newcastle) 4/1 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Engles Rock (4.00 Newcastle) – 2-10 (20%) at Newcastle
Grand National-winning trainer Lucinda Russell is better known for her runners over obstacles, but she has done well with a small flat team in recent seasons, with ENGLES ROCK just one runner that the yard has done well with.
This 6yo has shown a real liking for Newcastle, gaining two of her four career wins at this venue from just ten starts at the track.
Engles Rock’s last win here came in January, and although she’s 3lb higher here, she arrives in form having taken a mile handicap at Ayr last time out.
Oisin Orr now takes over in the saddle, and he knows the horse, having ridden her in Ireland for the previous trainer Mark McNiff, as well as in Britain for these connections.
Recommended BetENGLES ROCK (4:00pm Newcastle) 3/1 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Diamond Bay (8.50 Kempton) – 2-5 (40%) at Kempton
We travel over to Kempton for the last of our course specialists, which is DIAMOND BAY, a horse 2-5 at the track.
Tom Ward’s gelding gained the most recent of those victories over 1m4f in March, and although 0-5 since then, he has developed into a useful stayer with respectable efforts at Salisbury and Newbury the last twice.
The most recent effort came at Class 2 level, and Diamond Bay is expected to be far happier back in this grade, whilst given that Derby-winning jockey Richard Kingscote has impressive overall form figures of 11212 (including both course wins) when riding, his presence in the saddle looks a notable one.