UK racing tips on Thursday – Horse racing best bets for the day’s racecards

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UK racing tips on Thursday

With five meetings heading to post across the UK on the flat we’ve picked out our UK racing tips on Thursday and best bets for the day’s action on the level.

Another busy day of UK horse racing action awaits punters on Thursday as five meetings head to post around the country on the flat and 34 races in all will unfold across the day’s schedule.

The day’s afternoon racing action sees fixtures at Ffos Las, Beverley and Salisbury all on turf; while in the evening there are fixtures on the all-weather from both Lingfield and Chelmsford.

With plenty of racing action to look forward to throughout the day we’ve picked out our UK racing tips on Thursday and best bets across all five racecards.


1:35 Ffos Las – Wasdell Group Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m6f

REVEREND HUBERT was a winner at Salisbury back in May and while the Zoffany gelding has met with defeat on both subsequent starts he has largely been running well and hasn’t been beaten all that far in either run.

The latest of those saw him finish two lengths’ fourth behind Tashkhan and one length behind reopposing Summer’s Knight who finished second although the selection was giving that one 4lbs at the weights. He’s now better off with that rival on these terms with Thore Hammer Hansen’s allowance meaning he’ll get 2lbs this time around and that could see him turn the tables having also had a bit more of a break.

This trip is no problem and every chance he can go close again if not put out by the quicker ground here.

UK racing tips on Thursday. Richard Hannon can get amongst the winners.

UK racing tips on Thursday. Richard Hannon can get amongst the winners.

2:55 Salisbury – Peter Britton 60 Years Racing At Salisbury Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 6f

VELOCISTAR is a generally consistent sort and has already won twice this term which includes on her last run at Carlisle where she was successful over Lady Celia, scoring by a head with the front two pulling a couple of lengths clear.

Steph Hollinshead’s charge has seen that form being franked by the third and the Starspangledbanner filly is only 3lbs higher for this latest outing although that rise is countered by the presence of Laura Pearson in the saddle so she can effectively compete off the same mark here.

Given her current good spell of form she can continue to make her presence felt and get competitive and every chance she can go in again here.

3:10 Beverley – Keith Walker Never Change Your Mind Memorial Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 5f

DARK SHOT hasn’t won for a while but Scott Dixon’s charge had been running well in defeat prior to a lesser effort at York latest and the Acclamation gelding can bounce back with a better effort where he could go close in this contest which sees him drop back into Class 5 company.

He had hit the crossbar in each of his three previous starts, two of which came over course and distance before a third successive silver medal at Catterick last month. It is possible his last start might have been too soon after his string of near-misses and he’s been given a little more time between runs so could do better here.

The handicapper has eased him 2lbs and he could make his presence felt here for all his winning record is off-putting; nevertheless this is easier than recent runs and no surprise to see him involved.

4:05 Salisbury – D & N Construction Sovereign Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m

SIR BUSKER was progressive last term, winning twice and acquitting himself well in good company both in handicaps and Pattern races, including finishing runner-up in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood and crossing the line in fourth in the QEII Stakes at Ascot on his final run of the campaign.

Bill Knight’s charge has been running better than his bare form figures suggest, finishing third to Palace Pier in the Queen Anne Stakes and better than the result when only seventh to Tilsit at Ascot latest in the Summer Mile where the slow pace didn’t appear to suit him.

He’s likel y to get a stronger run race this time around which can show him in better light and no surprise if he were to go close here.

UK racing tips on Thursday. Mick Easterby can saddle a winner on the Beverley racecard.

UK racing tips on Thursday. Mick Easterby can saddle a winner on the Beverley racecard.

5:25 Beverley – Racing TV Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m½f

BANKAWI arrives here in decent form having won over course and distance in June and posting successive runner-up finishes in her last two starts.

Mick Easterby’s charge hasn’t been beaten far in either, going down by a neck at Ayr and one length at Redcar latterly behind Whatwouldyouknow where he was run down late by the winner.

The Coach House filly is 2lbs higher here and she may benefit from a more experienced rider on board with Joanna Mason taking the reins this time and a return to this track and trip can coincide with a return to winning ways.

6:38 Lingfield – William Hill Pick Your Places Racing League R15 (Handicap) (For Horses Registered To Racing League) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 7f

THE ATTORNEY brings some solid recent form to the table, finishing a close fourth at Goodwood in June behind Perrotto and crossing the line in third behind Dance Fever at Leicester before returning there latest to get back on the winning trail with a defeat of Dajraan.

Charlie Hills’ charge scored by almost two lengths on that occasion and the form was boosted by the runner-up winning next time out.

He’s been pushed up 7lbs in the weights as a result but given his recent form he could make his presence felt again here for all he’ll have some work to do to overcome the worst of the draw.

8:22 Chelmsford – Dominic Attard Memorial Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 5f

TRUE HERO has been kept busy this term, turning out eleven times in all and winning four of them with the latest coming at Wolverhampton last month where the Charm Spirit gelding ran out a one length winner over Bezzas Lad.

David Brown’s charge has only twice raced on polytrack with most of his all-weather form coming on fibresand and tapeta (6 runs each) and he hasn’t delivered his best in either start on this surface.

However turning out here on the back of a last time win he might be able to keep his run going from 4lbs higher and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him firmly in the mix again here.