Best bets on Wednesday – Racing tips for Huntingdon, Bangor, Nottingham and Kempton
Four more UK meetings head to post on Wednesday on the flat and over the sticks where more competitive action awaits punters. We’ve looked through all four of the day’s cards and we pick out our best bets on Wednesday at each fixture.
Another four horse racing fixtures await punters with more competitive action going to post both on the flat and over the jumps. The day’s flat racing on turf comes in the afternoon from Nottingham, while there is also all-weather action in the evening with a card under the floodlights at Kempton.
Meanwhile, over the sticks there are two meetings heading to post with fixtures at Huntingdon and Bangor in the afternoon. In all there will be 31 races unfolding across the day’s quartet of fixtures and we’ve looked through the day’s meetings to give our tips and best bets on Wednesday.
BEST BETS ON WEDNESDAY – RACING TIPS FOR HUNTINGDON, BANGOR, NOTTINGHAM & KEMPTON
1:45 Nottingham – EBF Oh So Sharp Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (Plus 10/GBB Race) Cl4 (2yo) 1m½f
FOREVER GRATEFUL is given another chance on the strength of her promising debut runner-up effort at Doncaster in August and Mark Johnston’s charge isn’t one to give up on just yet despite failing to build on that run in two subsequent starts.
The Gleneagles filly had found only Nazuna too strong in that debut, but she was highly tried next time in a Group Three before running a better race although only finishing third to Baby Alya on the tapeta at Newcastle.
The form of her debut effort has seen the winner since place in a Group Two contest and she may have more to offer with this longer trip a potential source of improvement. On her form to date she looks the one to beat and Ben Curtis on board catches the eye so no surprise to see a big effort from the Middleham runner.
2:20 Nottingham – Download The Star Sports App Jockey Club Nursery Handicap Cl3 (2yo 0-90) 6f
MISHAL STAR showed plenty to work on when finishing fourth on her debut at Newbury in August, beaten just under three lengths behind subsequent Group One winner Alcohol Free; the runner-up has also won since to give that form a boost.
The Mehmas filly showed the benefit of that experience to win herself with a success at Kempton on her next outing and Tom Ward’s charge can improve again back on turf to follow up.
She won well on the polytrack, quickening up impressively to register a four lengths’ victory over Across The Nile and she could be well-treated off a mark of 81 switching into a handicap where she can find further improvement.
2:45 Bangor – Betsafe Leading Over The Last Free Bet Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m½f
ISOLATE is taken to get off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles having shaped with some ability on her sole try to date over hurdles at Doncaster where the Maxios gelding found only one too good.
Placed three times on the flat for Martyn Meade prior to joining this yard, he was beaten around ten lengths behind Zoffee in that first hurdles start and he should prove more streetwise now with that experience under his belt.
With the potential for improvement as a hurdler on the back of that first outing then he can go one place better on his seasonal debut to open his account.
3:10 Huntingdon – Bet 10 Get 20 With MansionBet Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (3yo+ 0-100) 2m3½f
JETSTREAM is forgiven his latest effort at Stratford where D J Jeffreys’ charge was probably unsuited by the ground and the Galileo gelding can bounce back to register a first win over timber.
He’s shown improved form since switching to handicaps, twice finishing third over hurdles at Southwell in July where he might have been stretched by three miles on the second occasion. He was never travelling latest in the soft ground at Stratford where he was pulled up, but back on quicker conditions could see him in better light and this trip is no issue.
The handicapper has eased him slightly in the weights and with a 7lbs claimer up to further ease his burden he can post a big run here with conditions sure to be more suitable.
5:25 Kempton – Unibet Casino Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 1m
DEFTERA LAD could be worth siding with in an ordinary race and Sylvester Kirk’s charge can get back to winning ways.
The Fast Company gelding struck his last win at Wolverhampton in July and he’s largely run well in defeat since, latterly finding only one too good back there earlier in the month behind Farewell Kiss where he was only beaten a neck.
Not for the first time he was slow to leave the stalls which continues to be a concern as he gives up racing position; but he was finishing to good effect last time and would have won in another few strides. The form looks fair with the third filling the same position next time, but the sixth has won since and a subsequent 2lbs rise in the weights remains workable.
Assuming he can break on terms here then it would be no surprise to see him firmly in the mix with the return to one mile no issue.