Racing best bets on Thursday – UK racing tips for every meeting

Racing best bets on Thursday at Chepstow, Doncaster, Epsom and Chelmsford.Racing best bets on Thursday at Chepstow, Doncaster, Epsom and Chelmsford.

Racing best bets on Thursday 9 September

Another round of UK horse racing fixtures unfolds with four more meetings going to post; we’ve picked out our racing best bets on Thursday and tips for every card.

There’s no let-up in the horse racing action on Thursday as another round of four UK racing fixtures goes to post for punters to puzzle over and the ITV Racing cameras will be in attendance for day two of the Doncaster St Leger Festival.

Also going to post is Epsom and Chester in the afternoon, while there is an evening all-weather racecard scheduled at Chelmsford on their polytrack surface and 30 races in all will take place across the day’s quartet of fixtures.

Our tipping team have looked over Thursday’s scheduled action to pick out their racing best bets on Thursday and tips for every racecard.


1:40 Doncaster – British Stallion Studs EBF ‘Carrie Red’ Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 6½f

DAIQUIRI FRANCAIS has improved markedly for her debut, winning both starts since at Windsor on vastly contrasting ground and the Havana Gold filly can continue her upward curve to bring up her three-timer.

Ralph Beckett’s charge hasn’t won either race by far, latterly getting the better of Loves Me Likearock by just over one length in heavy ground where he made all and won readily.

A return to quicker conditions won’t hold any fears and he could prove well-treated switching to a nursery off 78 where she may have further improvement to come.

Racing best bets on Thursday. Andrew Balding can saddle a winner at Doncaster.

Racing best bets on Thursday. Andrew Balding can saddle a winner at Doncaster.

2:10 Doncaster – Weatherbys Scientific £200,000 2-Y-O Stakes (GBB Race) Cl2 (2yo) 6½f

This looks a cracking contest on paper and hat-trick seeking HARROW is taken to land the three-timer for Andrew Balding.

The El Kabeir colt has proven progressive since his debut effort, twice finishing runner-up before posting back-to-back victories at Ffos Las and York latterly which came in a valuable contest where he was carrying 1lb overweight.

Despite the extra burden he ran out a ready winner over Maglev, well on top at the finish and there’s surely better to come from him although the handicapper has certainly reacted with a 10lbs rise in the weights.

That York run though represents some strong form and with improvement expected he can make his presence felt in this competitive heat.

2:35 Chepstow – Casumo Horse Racing And Sports Betting Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 6f

BREEZYANDBRIGHT has been a consistent performer this term and landed a win at Brighton in August prior to a brace of solid efforts in defeat at Yarmouth.

Michael Murphy’s charge was beaten just one length on his latest start at that venue behind Kodi Gold, unable to match the winner having briefly led in the final furlong. That was a decent effort despite the defeat and from just 1lb higher he should be competitive again with a repeat.

The Epaulette gelding has the potential to improve still as a three-year old and his consistency should see him turn in another solid run here.

2:55 Epsom – Emplas Express Jump Jockeys Derby Handicap (For Professional Jump Jockeys) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 1m4f

TRALEE HILLS has been in rude health this term with a trio of victories earlier in the summer which includes over course and distance and the Mount Nelson gelding hasn’t been disgraced in either start since, finishing runner-up at Salisbury and third at Newbury latest behind reopposing Valentino Dancer.

Simon Hodgson’s charge was only beaten a half-length on that occasion where he was giving the winner 2lbs and can turn the tables here now in receipt of 2lbs from Fergal O’Brien’s rival.

Course form is always a plus here and if turning out in similar form to recent past runs then he should continue to be competitive here.

Racing best bets on Thursday. Jumps jockey Jamie Moore can win the feature flat race at Epsom, the Jumps Jockeys' Derby.

Racing best bets on Thursday. Jumps jockey Jamie Moore can win the feature flat race at Epsom, the Jumps Jockeys’ Derby.

3:15 Doncaster – Hippo Pro3 Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6½f

SAVE A FOREST has proven very progressive this term, winning at Wolverhampton and Windsor before going close in the Lingfield Oaks Trial where she may not have been suited by the softer ground when going down narrowly behind Sherbet Lemon.

Roger Varian’s charge subsequently ran well for fourth place in the Epsom Oaks although the late deluge on Oaks day wouldn’t have helped; but it was a creditable effort nonetheless and she bounced back to winning form in Listed company at Newmarket latest with a defeat of Sayyida.

Cheekpieces were deployed on that occasion and are equipped again today and the Kingman filly can improve again over this longer trip to strike another win.

5:00 Epsom – Supalite Stretch Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 1m½f

COSMOS RAJ has a steadily progressive profile and the Iffraaj gelding can get back to winning ways here with the prospect of further improvement to come from David O’Meara’s charge.

He has been making hay this term with three victories to his name on turf, the last of which came when beating Cuban Dancer by a nose at Ripon two starts ago and he lost no caste in defeat when tackling a Class 4 contest at Newmarket latest where he found only Tasfeeq too strong.

Only 1lb higher here and back in a Class 5 he can quickly resume winning ways and a repeat of his recent efforts should see his consistency rewarded again with another victory.

Racing best bets on Thursday. David O'Meara can get amongst the winners on the Epsom card.

Racing best bets on Thursday. David O’Meara can get amongst the winners on the Epsom card.

8:00 Chelmsford – Now Never Beaten By SP Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 5f

TOPLIGHT has struck both his career wins on tapeta, posting a career-best effort to resume winning ways at Wolverhampton back in July but Chelsea Banham’s cahrge can prove just as effective on polytrack and he’s gone close here in the past.

The Bated Breath gelding finished third of 1lb higher on the Lingfield polytrack back in March and he’s had a light campaign since with just four starts although his first few were underwhelming prior to getting back on the scoresheet latest with a defeat of Nagasaki Dream.

That runner-up has done no harm to the form with a brace of near-misses since and the selection carries a 5lbs rise in the weights although he remains with scope on his earlier form. He ought to remain competitive as a result and every chance he can follow up that last success here.