UK racing best bets on Wednesday – Tips for the day’s flat and jumps racing fixtures
UK racing best bets on Wednesday
Another round of racing fixtures head to post and our tipping team has picked out their UK racing best bets on Wednesday and tips for the action.
Horse racing fans have more racing action to look forward to on Wednesday with racing over the sticks and also on the flat where four meetings are scheduled to go to post around the country.
Flat racing in the afternoon on Wednesday comes from the cards at Nottingham and Catterick, while there is also jumps racing from Bangor. Completing the Wednesday line-up of racing fixtures is an evening all-weather card on the polytrack at Kempton.
Our tipping team has looked over all four of the day’s meetings going to post to pick out their UK racing best bets on Wednesday.
UK RACING BEST BETS ON WEDNESDAY – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS MEETINGS
2:10 Bangor – Donald McCain Racing Club Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m½f
FRUIT N NUT proved a useful sort in bumpers, winning twice before having a crack at a Grade Two contest at Aintree although he struggled to get competitive on that occasion. The form however is strong and Donald McCain’s charge can strike at the first attempt over hurdles returning from a break.
The Carlotamix gelding had won at Musselburgh and Catterick following his switch from the Irish point-to-point sphere and he didn’t disgrace himself despite finishing well-beaten at Aintree when last seen behind Knappers Hill.
Now switching to hurdles he could make his presence felt at the first attempt and no surprise if he were to go close.
2:20 Catterick – racingtv.com/freemonth Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-70) 5f
TEXAS MAN went close at Musselburgh on his last start and Paul Midgley’s charge could be capable of getting off the mark now if building on that near miss.
The Dandy Man gelding was only beaten a half-length behind Mythical Molly on that occasion, only run down late by the winner having helped to set the pace and the front two finished three lengths clear of the rest which included a next-time winner.
He’s been pushed up 3lbs for that effort but there may be better to come from him and he can open his win account now assuming he can find another jolt of progress.
3:00 Nottingham – Jockey Club Grassroots Series Final Sprint Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
AVAGOJOE has been running consistently well in defeat since shedding his maiden tag in a Beverley maiden, finishing runner-up in four of his six starts since with the latest coming when beaten just a half-length by Bergerac at York earlier in the month.
Tim Easterby’s charge was bouncing back from a couple of sixth-placed efforts when just failing to overhaul the winner who got first run and a subsequent dual-winner was behind that day.
He can race here from the same mark and another big performance wouldn’t come as a surprise in this competitive contest where he can make his presence felt again.
3:30 Nottingham – Jockey Club Grassroots Series Middle Distance Final Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m2f
WINK OF AN EYE can get back on track having not been seen to best effect at York last time out and William Haggas’ charge can resume his earlier progress.
The Dubawi gelding had won his four previous starts over ten and eleven furlongs, the latest coming when landing a Goodwood handicap in July and he most recently finished sixth behind Sam Cooke on the Knavesmire, perhaps not fully seeing out twelve furlongs on that occasion.
He is worth another chance dropping back in distance for this latest outing and there’d be little surprise should he regain winning ways here with Tom Marquand back in the saddle.
3:40 Bangor – tote+ @ tote.co.uk Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m4½f
JOLY MAKER is given another chance having shaped as if the test was too much at Uttoxeter back in June and the Saddler Maker gelding can resume his earlier good form.
Jonjo O’Neill’s charge had took advantage of a sliding mark to resume winning ways at Huntingdon in May and he subsequently went close to a follow-up in July when beaten only a neck by Candy man Can at Newton Abbot.
The run possibly came too soon next time at Uttoxeter where he tried three miles for the first time and shaped as if stretched by the distance; but given a break and dropping back in yardage for this outing he could bounce back with a better effort.
6:30 Kempton – Follow @mansionbet On Twitter Handicap (London Middle Distance Qualifier) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m3f
SKY POWER rounded off his time with Richard Hannon with a win at Southwell and having since joined Ralph Beckett the Fastnet Rock gelding has posted a pair of creditable efforts in defeat at Goodwood and Sandown respectively.
Runner-up on the former occasion he wasn’t seen to best effect in the latter where he hung right throughout and was hampered late on before finishing well although his chance had gone by that stage of the race.
He could have more to offer now as he tackles a longer trip which ought to suit and still with improvement to come he can make his presence felt here.