Thursday horse racing tips – Best bets at Wincanton, Market Rasen, Chelmsford and Newcastle
Four more horse racing fixtures go to post across the UK and we’ve picked out our Thursday horse racing tips at each fixture as we hunt for more winners!
We’re almost at another weekend and there’s more horse racing action for punters to take in on Thursday with another four meetings heading to post where jumps action takes place at Wincanton and Market Rasen, while Newcastle are racing on the all-weather in the afternoon.
Completing the day’s quartet of fixtures is an evening all-weather fixture where racing comes from Chelmsford under the floodlights.
Our racing tipster has looked through each of the day’s scheduled meetings and picks out his Thursday horse racing tips and best bets throughout the day.
THURSDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT WINCANTON, MARKET RASEN, CHELMSFORD & NEWCASTLE
1:00 Market Rasen – Pertemps Network Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Mares’ Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-110) 2m7f
A decent race in prospect and it might pay to side with the consistent SANDYMOUNT ROSE who has finished runner-up on each of her last four starts but might be able to make the breakthrough now.
Neil Mulholland’s runners are in good heart at present and the Yeats mare may just have needed the run when beaten just over two lengths behind Go Millie Go at Stratford last month on her first outing for almost eight months.
Previously a runner-up in soft ground over three miles she’ll have no issue returning to this trip and she can compete from the same mark as last time whilst the application of a tongue-tie for the first time could yield some improvement and if she can build on that recent reappearance then she might capable of registering a first win.
1:30 Market Rasen – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-145) 2m7f
COOLANLY might be worth chancing to strike back over hurdles having proven himself a very useful sort previously and Fergal O’Brien’s charge can deliver a big performance here.
Progressive previously over hurdles which included a Grade Two success at Cheltenham, the Flemensfirth gelding continued to run to a good level in defeat including in the 2019 Martin Pipe Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival and he’s looked just as good over the larger obstacles in his three outings in that sphere.
A winner at Fontwell last month he returns to hurdling from what appears a workable mark although his jockey’s 7lbs claim adds further credence to his chances and this return to three miles shouldn’t present any problems so every chance he can go close for his in-form stable.
2:12 Wincanton – Racing TV HD On Sky 426 Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 2m4f
LOTS OF LUCK has improved since having his attentions switched to the larger obstacles and Kim Bailey’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Millenary gelding has won three of his six starts over fences with his most recent coming on his seasonal return following wind surgery at Ffos Las in October. He then found only a similarly progressive sort too good at Huntingdon at the beginning of this month and that winner has done little harm to the form since.
The handicapper has left him alone for that outing and with the yard continuing in good form he can post another solid effort that might see him get back on the scoresheet.
3:12 Wincanton – Visit racingtv.com Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 1m7½f
GOA LIL was a fairly useful hurdler last term, scoring at Kempton and contesting the Fred Winter Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, and the Samum gelding had looked set to score on his chase debut at Ludlow last month when falling at the final fence.
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge had made a few mistakes up to that point having raced keenly; but he had the race at his mercy when blundering through the last and coming to grief and he was an unfortunate loser.
Despite failing to win the performance was enough for the handicapper to hit him with a 5lbs rise; but if that mishap hasn’t dented his confidence then he could well gain compensation here where he is open to further improvement as a chaser.
3:20 Newcastle – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2f
Front-running Mostawaa could set the race up for CAEN NA COILLE who was impressive in scoring over course and distance last month and Charlie Fellowes’ charge can follow up that victory.
The Medaglia d’Oro filly was helped by the strong pace on that most recent occasion and ought to get similar here; she quickened up nicely from off the speed and readily put the contest to bet with a three lengths’ win over Lexington Warfare who in turn was clear of the third horse.
That form looks fair and while she’s been pushed up 6lbs in the ratings there could be better still to come from her and likely to have the race run to suit again she can double up on her win tally here.
4:30 Chelmsford – Racing Welfare Supporting Racing’s Workforce Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m
MASKED IDENTITY has proven a largely consistent sort and the Intello gelding won two of his first three starts in 2019 when trained by Kevin Frost.
Now with Shaun Keightley he has held his form well and got back on the scoresheet at Newmarket in July under this rider. Having then possibly just needed the run on his return he has since run well in both starts, finishing runner-up back at Newmarket and latterly finishing a good fifth in a big field Doncaster apprentices’ contest where he wasn’t seen to best effect.
This is a drop in grade and he returns to one mile for this latest outing which will hold no fears; he ought to go well in this easier company reunited with Josephine Gordon who has a fair record on him with a win and three places from six starts together.
Racing from a good draw the pair can combine to get back on the scoresheet in what looks a very winnable race.
4:50 Newcastle – Betway Supporting Safer Gambling Week Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 5f
VENTUROUS has a good record on the all-weather but the Raven’s Pass gelding also showed up well on turf on more than one occasion during the summer and was last seen bolting up at Doncaster last month where he posted a five lengths’ defeat of Abel Handy and others.
David Barron’s charge returns to this surface with 8lbs extra on his back following that success, but he has gone well here before and has a win and a placed effort from his three outings here and he can continue to give a good account.
That latest success came in a Class 2 contest and he drops into a Class 3 for this latest outing so he ought to remain competitive despite his rise in the ratings at this level and he ought to be in the mix.