Racing tips for Wednesday’s meetings – Best bets for the day’s UK racecards
Racing tips for Wednesday’s meetings
Another round of UK horse racing fixtures takes place throughout the day and we’ve picked out our racing tips for Wednesday’s meetings and best bets.
Wednesday sees another four UK horse racing meetings going to post around the country where there is action both on the flat and over the sticks.
The feature meeting of the day comes from Doncaster where it is day one of the Doncaster St Leger Festival, kicking off four days’ top-class horse racing action; while Carlisle is also racing on the flat on turf. Meanwhile there is jumps racing action going to post at Uttoxeter.
Completing the Thursday line-up of meetings is an evening all-weather card at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface and 30 races in all will unfold across the day’s quartet of racemeetings; we’ve looked over all the cards to pick out our racing tips for Wednesday and best bets.
RACING TIPS FOR WEDNESDAY’S MEETINGS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S UK RACING FIXTURES
3:05 Uttoxeter – Wayne Contracts Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m4f
HURRICANE ALI has been progressing well over hurdles, winning three of his last five outings and most recently finding only Cousin Oscar too strong at Bangor last month where he was beaten less than two lengths by that rival.
That form has been boosted with the third horse home coming out since to win and James Mackie’s charge can quickly get back to winning ways here where he tries a longer trip; the step up in yardage could bring about some more improvement given the way he finished off last time.
He’s also a course winner having struck here in May over two miles and the Alhebayeb gelding remains with scope so no surprise to see him in the mix once more here.
3:25 Doncaster – Japan Racing Association Sceptre Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
Progressive JUST BEAUTIFUL can get back to winning ways in this contest and Ivan Furtado’s charge could prove a tough nut to crack if back at her best.
A winner of her first four starts on the all-weather and turf either side of a break the Pride Of Dubai filly struck her last victory when beating Jouska in a Listed contest at Musselburgh in June, readily, and she ran better than the bare result when beaten just over two lengths into fourth behind Sky Lantern in the Falmouth Stakes next time.
That was a very solid effort and the form is very strong with the runner-up, third and fourth horses all winning Group Ones since while she had two subsequent Pattern winners behind her also. While she was turned over at odds-on last time out she may not have been at home on the softer ground in a French Group Three and she could do better back on a quicker surface.
Her Falmouth performance sets the standard though in this race and if she were to replicate that level of form then she’d prove tough to beat.
3:50 Carlisle – Bet At racingtv.com Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m
ARRANMORE has been a consistent sort since joining David O’Meara, racing nine times this term which has resulted in three wins and a number of placed efforts; the Oasis Dream gelding can quickly get back on the winning trail here having found only one too good last time.
Two of those wins have come over this course and distance, the latest when beating Cassy O in August by a head and he turned in a good effort in defeat behind a better-handicapped rival at Beverley latest where he was denied by just over one length by La Rav.
He’s only up another 2lbs which could leave him with some scope still for better and back over this course and distance he is expected to run a big race once more in a contest where he gets in off bottom weight.
4:30 Doncaster – I Love Julie Parkes Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m2f
Unbeaten Faisal puts his perfect record on the line on the back of 100 days off and could prove vulnerable giving away weight to ANMAAT who looks to be going the right way and Owen Burrows’ charge can follow up his recent success.
A Lingfield winner earlier in the season on his return he had made the frame in starts at this venue and Newbury prior to running out a convincing winner of a Bath handicap last month, beating Celtic Art by four lengths and there could be better still to come from him despite being hiked up 8lbs for that victory.
He’s only rated 4lbs inferior to the Gosden horse who shoulders top-weight here but received 10lbs from the same and with improvement anticipated he can take advantage to chalk up another victory here.
7:20 Wolverhampton – Cazoo Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 2m½f
Lightly-raced OVERTHINK might be worth sticking with to repeat the form he showed when making a winning breakthrough at Catterick last month and this longer trip could bring out more improvement in Mark Johnston’s charge.
The Golden Horn gelding had shown ability in defeat previously, but he dug deep to get up late in the day last time out to get off the mark and now he’s got his head in front he can improve again.
A 3lbs rise is tolerable as he takes in a slightly stronger grade and it is interesting the Middleham trainer has booked Richard Kingscote for this assignment so no surprise to see him going well again here.