Best bets on Wednesday 14 October – Horse racing tips for Nottingham, Bath, Wetherby and Kempton

Wednesday’s fixture list of horse racing action sees four meetings going to post across the UK and we’ve looked over each of the cards to find our best bets on Wednesday where flat and jumps racing action awaits.

We’ve reached hump day on another week and Wednesday’s fixture list of horse racing action will take in four meetings across the UK both on the flat and over the sticks. Wednesday’s racing on the flat comes from Nottingham and Bath, while Wetherby hosts a jumps racing fixture.

Completing Wednesday’s quartet of racing fixtures is an evening card on the polytrack at Kempton and we’ve looked over each of the day’s four racecards to pick out our tips and best bets on Wednesday.


2:35 Nottingham – Follow @mansionbet On Twitter Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m2f

Support for Balzac would be significant on his first start for Stuart Williams having undergone wind surgery, but preference is for VULCAN who arrives in search of a hat-trick and Harry Dunlop’s charge can land his three-timer.

The Free Eagle gelding has progressed well this term, twice finishing runner-up in soft ground at Newbury and Sandown respectively prior to getting off the mark at Haydock last month with a defeat of George Mallory.

Stepped up to this distance for his latest outing back at Haydock later in September he was an easy winner under promising claimer Saffie Osborne who takes the ride again and the pair ran out seven lengths’ victors over Grey D’ars. The rider can use her full claim this time around which will help offset some of her mount’s rise in the weights.

That form might have taken a knock since, but he looks on the upgrade and while he has more to do having been hit hard by the assessor there could be more to come and he can handle this step up in class on ground that will hold no fears.

3:20 Bath – British Stallion Studs EBF Beckford Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6f

URBAN ARTIST is progressing well on the flat, winning all three starts on turf in this sphere and Hughie Morrison’s charge can take another step up the ladder now tackling Listed company.

A dual-bumper winner during the 2019/20 jumps campaign she failed to cut much ice in two starts over hurdles; but having looked in need of the run on her reappearance on the all-weather at Lingfield she has struck wins at Windsor, Goodwood and Newmarket latterly and there’s likely more to come from the Cityscape mare who can continue her progress here.

She ran out a two lengths’ victor over Ice Sprite in that latest outing, scoring a shade readily and while a 8lbs rise in the weights demands another chunk of improvement she looks worth chancing to deliver with this longer trip and the ground likely to be in her favour.

3:45 Nottingham – Rous Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f

This is a decent contest for the grade and MOSS GILL is taken to bounce back from a lesser effort at Doncaster when last seen; the No Nay Never gelding can do better here and can get back on track.

James Bethell’s charge won on soft ground last term, scoring twice in the mud at Ripon and York so these conditions will hold no fears and he got back on the winning trail in March with an all-weather success at Wolverhampton.

Having won the John Smith’s City Walls Stakes back on the Knavesmire in July he ran a blinder to finish third to Battaash in the Nunthorpe Stakes but struggled to get competitive when last seen and might have been amiss given that tame effort.

He’s been freshened up and could do better however returning to a softer surface and he looks worth another chance in a competitive contest.

Moss Gill can get back on the scoresheet in Nottingham's feature race on Wednesday.

Moss Gill can get back on the scoresheet in Nottingham’s feature race on Wednesday.

4:10 Wetherby – Bobby Renton Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m3½f

A wind operation might revive the fortunes of SKY PIRATE who is taken to get off the mark over fences and Jonjo O’Neill’s charge can go well on his reappearance.

The Midnight Legend gelding had finished seventh in the 2019 Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and he made his return to action in this race twelve months ago where he was travelling well and yet to be asked for effort when crashing out four fences from home.

He has since finished runner-up on each of his next two outings at Ascot and Doncaster, not convincing with his finishing efforts either time. However a wind operation and the application of a tongue-tie for this reappearance might work the oracle and bring about some improvement and he’s still relatively unexposed as a chaser.

Racing off the same mark as twelve months ago he can go well if fully tuned up ahead of his reappearance and no surprise to see him in the mix at the business end.

6:00 Kempton – Try Our New Super Boosts At Unibet Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f

FULL AUTHORITY looks a progressive sprinter since joining Sir Michael Stoute and the Kingman colt can take another forward step here.

A debut winner for David O’Meara he struggled in Listed company prior to undergoing a wind operation and being switched to this yard. But having looked in need of the run on his reappearance when finishing third at Doncaster in August he has bettered his performances with each subsequent run.

A first-time tongue-tie on his all-weather debut here yielded a good third behind Last Surprise, and having finished runner-up next time at Chelmsford he got back on the winning trail with a defeat of El Hombre at Wolverhampton earlier this month.

He finished just over one length to the good on that occasion but was value for more and appeared to win readily; now 6lbs higher he remains with further scope and he has the plum draw to work from here so could prove tough to beat with further improvement anticipated.