Thursday Thrillers – August 6 best bets at Ripon, Stratford and Bath
Thursday’s horse racing tips
A relatively low-key Thursday in the horse racing world with just three fixtures heading to post. Thursday’s horse racing tips comes from Ripon on the flat and Stratford over the sticks; while there is also a flat racing card at Bath.
Check out today’s horse racing tips below and don’t forget to click the links to take advantage of the best price on offer on our pick of Thursday’s racing action.
GUNMETAL (1.15 Ripon, 6f handicap)
Dangerously well handicapped off a mark of 86 given that he won off a mark of 97 a couple of years ago and a couple of runs since lockdown was lifted has suggested he still has ability.
Has form figures of 12 in two starts at the track, which is a bonus given the idiosyncratic course layout and is well drawn.
Ben Curtis booked for the ride and 47 per cent of his rides for trainer David Barron have finished placed, which suggests Gunmetal could be a decent each-way bet.
CLEARANCE (2.50 Ripon, 2m handicap)
Value for much more than the winning margin suggests when winning by half a length at Musselburgh last time.
That took his record to five wins from eight starts since joining trainer Iain Jardine and an 8lb rise for that last win looks lenient given his style of victory.
Has already proved he handles the undulations on this track when winning here under Graham Lee in August and again plenty to like about his chances here.
SEE THE SEA (5.20 Stratford, 2m handicap hurdle)
Can expect this mare to attempt to make all around here and she’ll be dangerous to peg back if getting an easy lead.
Likes decent ground and ran well against the boys in a decent handicap hurdle at Southwell last time, only giving best late on.
Has form around the track, finishing second to an odds-on shot in her only start at the course last year and trainer Donald McCain’s string have just started to hit form.
IMPERIAL PRESENCE (7.20 Stratford, 2m5f handicap chase)
Some classy, improving chasers go to post here with four of them coming here after contesting the Summer Plate at Market Rasen last time.
Really Super was a surprise 25/1 winner to on that occasion but it might just pay to take him on this time with a horse who finished well beaten.
Imperial Presence is down to his last winning mark and loves it around Stratford, winning well here in his only chase start.
Expect him to be up with the pace from the outset and Richard Johnson to put pressure on the others. If Imperial Presence’s jumping holds up, he will have a big chance.