Thursday Top Tips – Best Bets On November 18
Horse Racing Tips on Thursday, November 18
Thursday’s horse racing meetings all come over the sticks with action from Market Rasen, Newcastle and Wincanton. Our expert tipster has selected a quartet of best bets across the cards.
Abington Park (13:07 Newcastle)
Not many in this field have been running with much credit on recent form but that can’t be said about ABINGTON PARK. Trainer Alex Hales has certainly managed to bring the six-year-old back to form with figures of 4-1-3-2 in his last four starts.
After recording his first win back at Hexham in august Abington park has run with credit to fill the places at Hexham once more and more recently at Huntingdon where he was not beaten far over the 3m1f trip.
Abington park remains off the same mark for that last effort and connections have decided to drop back in distance and he looks like a solid player in a very ordinary contest.
Earth Lord (13:15 Wincanton)
Grosvenor Court won over course and distance last time out but only prevailed by a neck at the line and he may struggle to concede the 7lb penalty to EARTH LORD.
Philip Hobbs’ five-year-old put in a much-improved display when last seen at Taunton in march where he could have finished closer if it wasn’t for a slight stumble on landing after the last flight.
Earth Lord is still far from being the finished article over hurdles but he is bred to be pretty smart and it would not be a total surprise to see the five-year-old make a real impact this season.
The Edgar Wallace (13:52 Market Rasen)
Only five runners are set to go to post in the novices’ handicap chase but it will be interesting to see how THE EDGAR WALLACE takes to the larger obstacles now switching his attention to fences for the first time.
The six-year-old son of Flemensfirth has been lightly campaigned the last couple of seasons by Kim Bailey. He was last seen at Uttoxeter making all and staying on determinedly up the run-in to record his second career win from 6 starts.
There is every reason to believe that this big imposing six-year-old will make a decent Novice chaser and there will be more to come from The Edgar Wallace as the season continues.
Betty Baloo (14:07 Newcastle)
BETTY BALOO was arguable unlucky not to win on hurdling debut at Hexham last time out and connections will hope she can add to her two bumper wins on Thursday.
The five-year-old mare had jumped and travelled extremely well until making a bad mistake at the last which put paid to her chance. If none the worse from that shuddering mistake, she should be able to make amends.
Brian Hughes now takes over the reins and the leading jockey has been in sensational form this season and will be confident of registering another success.