Thursday’s Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets on February 3
Horse Racing Tips on Thursday, February 3
There are four meetings spread across Britain on Thursday, February 3rd with the action coming from Chelmsford, Kelso, Southwell and Wincanton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Thursday Lucky 15.
Plenty Of Time (2:40 Wincanton)
Last time out winner Petticoat Lady should make a bold bid to follow up now stepping up in trip but must concede a 7lb penalty to some interesting and unexposed rivals, including PLENTY OF TIME who certainly displayed a willing attitude when finishing runner-up on hurdling debut.
Now housed with local Dorset trainer Harriet Brown, former winning point-to-pointer Plenty Of Time attracted market support on stable debut and almost landed the spoils, battling all the way to the line over the extended 2m3f before being worn down in the closing stages by Abuffalosoldier.
The six-year-old will have learnt plenty for that opening start for new connections and will be suited by the step-up in distance with jockey Tom Scudamore maintaining the partnership.
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Future Investment (3:10 Wincanton)
Former smart flat performer FUTURE INVESTMENT was certainly expected to go close on hurdling debut over course and distance but ultimately never threatened on his first venture over timber.
Despite being beaten comfortably on that opening hurdle outing, there were positives to take from that performance as Future Investment travelled and jumped noticeably well throughout before ultimately dropping out of contention on unsuitable testing going.
Alan King’s charge should strip fitter for that last time out effort and with sounder conditions underfoot, Future investment could prove to be a different proposition and will be a worthy challenger to likely short-priced favourite Honneur D’ajonc.
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Marsh Benham (3:30 Southwell)
Charlie Hills continues to have his yard in red-hot form at the moment and MARSH BENHAM can provide the Newmarket handler with another winner after previously finishing runner-up in his last two starts.
The three-year-old has been unlucky to bump into the progressive Richard Hannon filly Exceling at Kempton since returning from a layoff but Charlie Hills’ charge has clearly improved from two to three and connections will be looking to make the long journey north a winning one on Thursday afternoon.
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Firth Of Forth (3:50 Kelso)
Trainer Rose Dobbin has enjoyed a successful season so far at Kelso, operating at a 27% strike rate with her runners at the Scottish track and she will be hopeful of further success at the venue with FIRTH OF FORTH who should take plenty of beating now granted with a proper stamina test.
The six-year-old ran his best race when last seen at Newcastle over an extended 2m4f, rallying well under pressure to pull clear with the eventual winner Lord Rocco in that maiden hurdle contest.
Firth Of The Forth won’t have to improve much on that recent second to finally shed his maiden tag and appears to be one of the stronger bets on Kelso’s six-race card.