Racing tips for Wednesday’s fixtures – Best bets for each UK racing fixture

Sunday racing best bets. Kelso and Uttoxeter stage the day's racing meetings.Sunday racing best bets. Kelso and Uttoxeter stage the day's racing meetings.

Racing tips for Wednesday’s fixtures

Another quartet of UK horse racing fixtures goes to post on Wednesday with action on the flat and over the sticks; we’ve picked out our racing tips for Wednesday’s fixtures.

Horse racing fans have four more meetings to puzzle over on Wednesday where there is action both on the flat and over the sticks in the afternoon and early evening.

The day’s flat racing sees action on turf at Beverley, Yarmouth and Sandown while jumps racing goes to post at Kelso as the countdown to the new jumps season gathers pace.

Across the day’s meetings there will be 30 races in all going to post and we’ve picked out our racing tips for Wednesday’s fixtures and best bets at each meeting.


2:35 Beverley – National Racehorse Week EBF Restricted Novice Stakes (For horses In Bands C And D) (GBB Race) Cl5 (2yo) 7½f

LIBBY stepped up markedly on her debut when finding only one too good over course and distance last month and with further improvement expected the Highland Reel filly can get off the mark at the third attempt.

Phillip Makin’s charge met with trouble in running on that last outing, running on well once clear to snatch the silver medal but conceding first run to the winner. There’s likely better still to come on the back of that performance and she ought to make her presence felt here if a wide draw doesn’t prove an inconvenience.

She was attempting to give the winner 3lbs last time and the pair reoppose now with the selection now in receipt of 7lbs so it would come as no surprise to see her reverse the form now.

Racing tips for Wednesday's fixtures. Mark Johnston can saddle a winner on the card at Yarmouth.

Racing tips for Wednesday’s fixtures. Mark Johnston can saddle a winner on the card at Yarmouth.

3:20 Yarmouth – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 1m

It might be worth chancing MARIE’S DIAMOND to get back to winning ways here despite carrying a big weight and the Footstepsinthesand entire could be hard to peg back if granted a soft lead.

Mark Johnston’s charge was a winner at Ayr back in July after which he chased home a subsequent Group winner in Artistic rifles at Hamilton and he hasn’t been seen to best effect in his last couple of starts at Chester and Ripon latterly.

That last run came behind Garden Oasis where he was beaten around nine lengths having paid the price for helping to set a strong pace; that form though has been boosted by the runner-up winning since and this looks a bit easier.

The handicapper has eased him 1lb and if allowed to stride on without competition for the lead he might be able to dominate this field and could run a big race.

3:30 Sandown – Chasemore Farm Fortune Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m

SIR BUSKER can get back to winning ways in the feature race of the day and William Knight’s charge can make his presence felt here.

The Sir Prancealot gelding went from strength to strength last term, winning twice and making the frame on a number of occasions including in a Group Two at Goodwood and while his form this season hasn’t yet yielded a win he has largely run well in defeat.

Only beaten one length in the Group Three Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury last month he ran well again in defeat behind Space Blues at York in the City Of York and he can continue to prove a force at this level especially if reproducing the form of his third placed effort behind Palace Pier in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Stepping back up to one mile will hold no fears and he acts on soft ground so there’d be no surprise in seeing him make his mark here.

4:05 Sandown – Coln Valley Stud Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m

SPIRIT OF THE BAY is thriving at present and arrives here having racked up a hat-trick of recent victories; the Cable Bay filly can continue her upward curve to register another victory.

Clive Cox’s charge has struck twice at Kempton on the polytrack as well as on turf at Chepstow and she came from an unpromising position at the former track to run out a ready winner over Alezan, scoring by two lengths and that runner-up did little harm to the form here last Friday when finishing runner-up again.

This will be tougher having been raised 6lbs in the weights, but given her current rich vein of form she ought to remain competitive and there’d be no surprise in seeing her go close again.

Racing tips for Wednesday's fixtures. Clive Cox can get amongst the winners at Sandown.

Racing tips for Wednesday’s fixtures. Clive Cox can get amongst the winners at Sandown.

5:00 Kelso – Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-150) 2m5f

GIOVANNI CHANGE won twice in the early summer at Market Rasen, scoring by an aggregate 20 lengths before finishing a very good third to Proschema in a stronger race at Aintree where he was only beaten a half-length.

Mark Walford’s charge subsequently bounced back from a lesser run on the flat in June to finish third back at Market Rasen in July and returning here from a couple of months’ break the French Fifteen gelding can get back on the scoresheet.

He was beaten around four lengths in that last start, not helped by a couple of late mistakes but he remains capable having been dropped 1lb and his yard doesn’t do too badly with runners at this track so he could run well with a return to winning ways certainly not out of the question.

5:30 Kelso – Happy Retirement Brian Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m1f

CRACKING DESTINY has been in good form over the summer, twice finishing runner-up at Perth and bettering those results when scoring latest at Stratford.

Ewan Whillans’ charge struck by just over one length on that latest occasion from Yccs Portocervo and that form looks fair with the runner-up and third both landing silver medals since and he should have little problem dropping back to this trip.

An assured jumper he has a 5lbs rise in the weights to contend with, but given his current good spell of form he should continue to remain competitive and he can post another big performance.