Best bets for Wednesday horse racing – Tips for Newbury, Ripon and Stratford
We look over another day of UK horse racing fixtures and reveal our best bets for Wednesday at Newbury, Ripon and Stratford.
Three more fixtures head to post across England on Wednesday where there is flat racing action at both Ripon and Newbury where plenty of competitive handicap action unfolds. Meanwhile, over the sticks there is also a fixture taking place at Stratford.
26 races will take place across the day’s trio of fixtures and we look over the action to reveal our racing tips and best bets for Wednesday at Newbury, Ripon and Stratford.
BEST BETS FOR WEDNESDAY 8 JULY – NEWBURY, RIPON & STRATFORD
12:45 Stratford – A Winner Everytime At Low6 Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+) 2m1f
A chance is taken on the fitness of SEDDON who was the best of this field over hurdles and if Tom George’s charge takes to chasing on his return from more than a year off the track then he could strike at the first time of asking over the larger obstacles.
The Stowaway gelding is certainly bred for this game and having won his hurdles debut here back in November 2018 he went on to run a series of solid races in Graded company including in the 2019 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Let down by jumping when last seen in at Ayr last April, he’s been absent since and has possibly had problems; but he’s bred to appreciate fences and the switch to the larger obstacles could see him posting a big effort if fully tuned up following his lengthy absence.
2:10 Ripon – attheraces.com Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-92) 1m2f
BENADALID has a good record at this venue and the Assertive gelding is taken to follow up his recent course and distance success having possibly needed his first run back the time before.
Chris Fairhurst’s charge ran out a ready winner that day from Hats Off To Larry and the reopposing Mulligatawny to take his winning record at this venue to three successes and he’s also placed twice more from his six outings at the Yorkshire track.
The handicapper has raised him 4lb in the weights for that success, but he has won from 83 in the past as well as making the frame from an even higher rating in a stronger race than this so he could be capable of defying this current mark.
Ground conditions will hold no fears and he has to be of interest again racing at his happy hunting ground where he boasts solid claims of going in again.
5:40 Newbury – Oakley Coachbuilders Supremacy Horseboxes Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-82) 6f
A competitive and open contest could go the way of SALUTI who is capable of a big run off this mark and the Acclamation gelding can go close.
A winner from a higher mark than this when trained by Amanda Perrett, he got off the mark for his current handler Paul Midgley when successful at Doncaster in September from just 1lb lower than today’s rating and he ran better than the bare result back from a break at Newmarket latest where he finished seventh behind Bungee Jump.
He proved sharper for that run when catching the eye finishing third at Doncaster twelve days ago despite being restless in the stalls, running on well but perhaps lacking the speed over the minimum trip. However a return to six furlongs here ought to suit and with the runner-up from that last run going one better next time the form has been given a boost.
One of our best bets for Wednesday, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going well in this competitive handicap contest and he could make his presence felt under Oisin Murphy who takes the reins for this assignment.
6:10 Newbury – Oakley Coachbuilders Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m2f
HISTORIC showed some ability in a pair of maiden and novice outings last summer and the Godolphin runner took a step forward on those efforts when finishing third on his reappearance at Chelmsford last month behind Animal Instinct.
Saeed bin Suroor’s charge was beaten around two lengths that day, possibly just in need of the run and he should prove sharper now with that outing under his belt so no surprise to see him fare better here.
This extra furlong could unlock further improvement in the Shamardal colt who sports cheekpieces for the first time and with the potential to progress further he can build on his recent return to get off the mark from the same rating, while Gabriele Malune takes off a handy 3lbs. He can make his presence felt.