Best bets for Wednesday horse racing – Tips for Doncaster, Kempton, Uttoxeter & Wolverhampton
Wednesday’s UK horse racing action takes in four fixtures including day one of the Doncaster St Leger Festival. We look over the day’s racing and pick our our best bets for Wednesday across the day’s meetings.
Horse racing fans have four UK fixtures to look forward to, some of which will feature on Wednesday’s ITV Racing, and the day’s meetings is spearheaded by the opening day of the Doncaster St Leger Festival.
There is also all-weather action from Kempton and also Wolverhampton in the evening; while Uttoxeter race over the sticks as the day’s sole jumps racing fixture.
Across all four meetings there will be 32 races unfolding and we look over the day’s racing action where we pick out our best bets for Wednesday.
BEST BETS FOR WEDNESDAY – RACING TIPS FOR DONCASTER, KEMPTON, UTTOXETER & WOLVERHAMPTON
2:10 Doncaster – bet365 Scarbrough Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo+) 5f
MOSS GILL showed plenty of progress last term, winning three times which included over course and distance; James Bethell’s charge has continued in good fettle this campaign since making a winning return at Wolverhampton in March and he has shaped well in his three outings since lockdown.
Sixth on his reappearance at Newmarket in the Palace House Stakes, he has since struck gold at York and ran a blinder in the Nunthorpe Stakes behind Battaash where he finished a very creditable third and beaten just three lengths.
He finished ahead of Art Power who has since finished fourth in the Haydock Sprint Cup so the form is strong and a repeat of that Nunthorpe effort ought to be good enough to see him take this Listed prize.
3:15 Doncaster – bet365 Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
MUBTASIMAH is forgiven a below par run last time at Chelmsford and William Haggas’ charge can quickly bounce back given her record fresh reads 2-2; he returns from a break and can pick up her earlier progress.
The Dark Angel filly struck a Listed win at Newbury on her return from eight months off the track back in June and she also won her seasonal debut last term at York so she may well prove a different proposition here turning out from a 67 day absence in the wake of that all-weather outing last time.
She missed the break on that occasion and wasn’t seen at her best on a surface that might not have entirely suited; but she ran on quite well late on and may be happier back on turf where she can bounce back having been freshened up by her time away from the track.
It would be no surprise to see her making her presence felt now she tries Group Three company for the first time, and if she bounces back from her below par effort last time then she could go close.
3:35 Uttoxeter – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m4f
ASK PADDINGTON showed some useful form when in the care of Micky Hammond, scoring twice over hurdles with wins at Sedgefield and Kelso; the Ask gelding bounced back from a couple of lesser runs when finding only Fred The Foot too strong on his final start for that yard at Musselburgh on New Years’ Day.
He has since joined Tristan Davidson and he promptly showed a jolt of improvement for his new yard with a comfortable success at Sedgefield last month, beating Cousin Oscar by ten lengths and there could be more to come from him with that sharpener under his belt.
That race has thrown up a subsequent winner and while the handicapper took a dim view of that success with a 12lbs rise in the weights he looks worth sticking with to follow up given he remains with potential for better for his new connections.
4:05 Kempton – Try Our New Price Boosts At Unibet Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 6f
EASTERN STAR showed some ability in Ireland when trained by Henry de Bromhead and the Dylan Thomas filly may yet have more to offer for current handler Tony Carroll who is adept at getting improvement out of ordinary performers.
She’s had four starts for this yard but she has twice managed to make the frame, latterly beaten only two lengths behind Onebaba at Bath last month. That form admittedly is only fair but having been dropped 2lbs in the ratings she is back on the mark from which she got to within a neck of Who Told Jo Jo at Windsor earlier in the campaign and with Franny Norton taking over in the saddle it could make all the difference.
Third twice over this trip at Dundalk she handles polytrack well and has the number one stall to work from so every chance she can make her presence felt here and collect a first win in an ordinary contest.
5:10 Wolverhampton – Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-70) 6f
ELECTRIC BLUE has shown some promise on both her starts to date and the Gleneagles filly can progress on just her third start to get off the mark now tackling a nursery from what looks a workable mark.
An encouraging third to the classy Dandalla on her debut at Newcastle in June, James Tate‘s charge went one one better over this course latest when denied only by a half-length behind Aussie Stormer where she wasn’t helped by being carried right by the winner although she was probably held in any case and unlikely to have won.
That form is fair and she steps into the handicap ranks from a mark of 68 which could prove lenient and open to further improvement in this sphere then she can make her presence felt where a win wouldn’t come as a surprise.