Best bets on Thursday – Tips for the day’s flat and jumps racing action
Horse racing tips and best bets on Thursday
Horse racing fans have another quartet of race meetings to look forward to across the UK and our tipping team have picked out their best bets on Thursday and racing tips for each meeting.
Another round of UK horse racing fixtures goes to post on Thursday and there is more action on the flat and over the sticks for punters to try to unravel in search of a few winners.
Thursday’s flat racing action takes in one fixture north of the border in the afternoon at Ayr, whole Chelmsford race in the evening on their all-weather surface. Meanwhile both Exeter and Worcester are racing over the sticks in the afternoon and 29 races will unfold across the day’s meetings.
Our tipping team has looked over the day’s racing action to pick out their best bets on Thursday and racing tips for each meeting going to post.
BEST BETS ON THURSDAY – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS RACING ACTION
1:55 Exeter – Congratulations To The McCoys Nominees Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m½f
Lightly-raced PUFFIN BAY can continue his upward curve and Oliver Sherwood’s charge can follow up his most recent win at Stratford now she tackles hurdles.
The Blue Bresil filly is related to a few useful sorts in this sphere and she stepped up on some obvious ability to run out an easy winner when last seen, posting a five lengths’ victory over Shantou Champagne.
Now trying hurdles for the first time there could be more to come and she can follow up that last time victory if taking to timber.
2:05 Ayr – virginbet.com Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 1m
TEMPER TRAP is no stranger to the winners’ enclosure and the Slade Power gelding can get back to winning ways here.
Tim Easterby’s charge has struck recent wins at Hamilton twice and most recently went close at that venue last month when just denied by Hot Team, going down by three-parts of a length.
Cheekpieces go on now which might help elicit some further improvement and he ought to make his presence felt here.
2:13 Worcester – Lewis Rally Sport Another Kind Of Horsepower Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-125) 2m7f
STARSKY could improve for the switch to Dan Skelton and the Shantou gelding can get back to winning ways here.
Winless for both Paul Nicholls and Stuart Kittow he got off the mark for this yard when going in at Warwick back in May, running out an easy winner and there wasn’t a lot wrong with his subsequent third at Uttoxeter in June behind South Terrace.
Those runs came over hurdles but he might prove a different proposition now he tries chasing and representing a top yard he can get back to winning ways.
3:50 Ayr – Download The Virgin Bet App Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 7f
LISTEN AGAIN has made the frame on each of her last two outing and the Make Believe filly can finally get off the mark here.
Tim Easterby’s charge finished a fair third when last seen at Catterick last month, beaten four lengths by Special Mayson having found less than looked likely having after travelling well into the contest.
Racing off the same mark in a contest that looks no stronger he ought to make his presence felt again and no surprise if he were to make another bold bid with David Allan taking over from a claimer.
6:00 Chelmsford – MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 6f
It could be worth keeping onside with REBEL REDEMPTION who comes here on the back of a last-time win and the Lethal Force gelding can follow up here.
John Quinn’s charge produced a career-best effort to see off Stone Circle over C&D last time, running out a near-three lengths’ winner and having also struck at Catterick earlier in the month there might be more to come.
Blinkers last time seemed to have a positive effect and with the prospect of more to come he can follow up here.
8:00 Chelmsford – Book Your Christmas Party At chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 1m
PUFFIN ISLAND has been in decent form of late, making the frame iin each of her last four starts which includes a win over course and distance and the Epaulette mare can add another win to her tally here.
Henry Spiller’s charge ran out a half-length victor on his last C&D start in August, beating Sovereign Moon and she’s gone close on both starts since, beaten a head and a neck respectively on her last two outings.
A 3lbs rise in the handicap is negated by her rider’s claim and given her affinity with this venue she out to make her presence felt again and no surprise to see her go close again.