Horse racing tips on Thursday – Best bets for the day’s UK racing action

Chelmsford host one of two all-weather meetings, and three across the UK on Thursday.Chelmsford host one of two all-weather meetings, and three across the UK on Thursday.

Horse racing tips on Thursday 2 September 1, 2021

More horse racing action takes place on Thursday with action both on the flat and over the sticks from fixtures scattered around the UK; we’ve picked out our horse racing tips on Thursday and best bets.

Punters have plenty more horse racing action to look forward to throughout the course of Thursday where another round of five fixtures head to post on the flat and over the sticks.

The day’s flat racing action sees flat racing from Haydock and Salisbury in the afternoon where the Group Three Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes is the feature of the day at the latter-named venue; meanwhile Sedgefield are racing over the sticks in the afternoon.

Heading into the evening and the focus returns to the flat albeit on the all-weather with fixtures at Chelmsford and Newcastle where the Racing League continues for race day six and the final meeting of the series. We’ve looked over each of the day’s meetings taking place across the country to pick out our horse racing tips on Thursday and best bets for the day.


2:35 Salisbury – Ire Incentive Scheme Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) (IRE Incentive Race) Cl1 (2yo) 6f

TARDIS has proven progressive in a light campaign thus far and arrives here on a hat-trick having overcome some adversity to win a Listed contest at Newbury latest.

Slowly away on that occasion and meeting with trouble in running later in the contest the Time Test filly overcame a very uncompromising position in the last furlong with a deft turn of foot to get up close home, beating a couple of these in the process.

The runner-up and sixth from that race have both won since to boost the form and there could be more to come from her over this slightly longer trip so there’d be no surprise in seeing her find further improvement and land her three-timer upped again in class.

Horse racing tips on Thursday. Sedgefield are racing over the sticks.

Horse racing tips on Thursday. Sedgefield are racing over the sticks.

3:25 Sedgefield – Cazoo Search Drive Smile Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 3m3f

PRESENTING YEATS finally got off the mark over hurdles when presented with a marathon test at Newton Abbot in July, running out a two lengths’ winner from Forchena despite being out of the handicap and Milton Harris’ charge can get back to winning ways here.

The Yeats gelding had run well for third the time before at Worcester and backed up his win with another solid bronze medal effort at Bangor last month behind Damut I’m Out where he wasn’t seen to best effect from the slow pace and running in snatches.

The five-year old goes back up markedly in trip for this latest outing which could see him do better and having also been eased 1lb in the ratings he can give a good account as he bids to return to the winners’ enclosure.

4:20 Haydock – British EBF Reprocolor Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m2f

ALPHA CRU is progressing well, winning his last two starts and arriving here chasing a hat-trick of victories following wins at Pontefract in recent weeks.

The Australia filly had looked potentially useful in Ireland prior to joining David O’Meara and she’s 2-2 since her switch to the yard, scoring her latest success when running out a ready three lengths’ victor over Broughtons Mission.

This longer trip on her handicap debut can bring out more improvement in the lightly-raced sort who features at the foot of the weights and she can go close in pursuit of her three-timer.

4:55 Haydock – Watch Racing TV Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m3½f

WITHOUT A FIGHT won three times last term including over this course and distance and while the Teofilo gelding is yet to strike this term he has been contesting in Pattern company in his starts, most recently finishing fourth behind Hukum in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

Simon and Ed Crisford’s charge took this race twelve months ago when beating Toronto readily and steps back into the handicap ranks for the first time since from a much higher mark. Nevertheless he sets a decent standard on the form he’s been showing and he looks the one to side with here despite top-weight.

This is trappy and a case can be made for all five runners but he looks to have plenty going for him back in this sphere and no surprise to see him register a first win of the campaign.

Horse racing tips on Thursday. Simon Crisford can saddle a winner on the card at Haydock.

Horse racing tips on Thursday. Simon Crisford can saddle a winner on the card at Haydock.

6:35 Newcastle – William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Racing League R32 (Handicap)(For horses Registered To Racing League) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m2f

Lightly-raced REWIRED got back to winning ways when scoring at Sandown in August and the Power gelding could be worth sticking with to follow up.

David Menuisier’s charge had also won at Lingfield last October on the polytrack and he ran well behind the well-regarded Wink Of An Eye just prior to that latest victory which saw him run out a nec winner over Farhan.

That contest has thrown up a subsequent winner and he did well there having made a slow start; he’s 7lbs higher in the weights now but that needn’t stop another bold bid and if handling the tapeta ought to go close.

6:55 Chelmsford – Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 1m2f

THEFASTNTHECURIOUS is still chasing her first win but the Fast Company filly has shown enough to suggest it shouldn’t be too long in coming and Richard Spencer’s charge can strike here to get off the mark.

She’s been bettering her performances with each run and almost made a successful switch to the handicap ranks at Sandown latest when beaten just over one length by Yorkshire Lady having filled the same spot the time before at Windsor over this trip.

Although she’d only raced on turf thus far in her four starts she could improve again now tackling polytrack for the first time and still unexposed may have more to offer under her good claiming rider as she goes back up in trip.

8:25 Chelmsford – Buy Your 2022 Membership Now Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 2m

EAGLE ONE won on his only previous visit to this venue when beating The Tide Turns over 1m 6f in June and Amanda Perrett’s charge can get back to winning ways returning here.

The Gleneagles gelding almost followed up that victory when finding only one too good at Salisbury latest, going down by just a neck and he ought to be suited by this extra distance given how he finished off last time out.

First-time blinkers could also be a catalyst for improvement and with the yard starting to find some form he could be one to give a good account.