Wednesday 27 November horse racing tips – 7/2 Hawk can soar High to land Wetherby win

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and Wednesday horse racing tips and best bets for all four scheduled meetings across the UK.

Four more UK horse racing meetings go to post on Wednesday with racing in Ireland taking a day off, and the day’s jumps racing comes from the fixtures at Hereford and Wetherby; while on the all-weather there is an afternoon racecard on the Southwell fibresand.

Completing Wednesday’s quartet of racing fixtures is an evening flat racing card on the Kempton polytrack surface under the floodlights.

Southwell (flat, aw) – 12.20 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Hereford (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.50pm (7 races)
Wetherby (jumps) – 12.40 – 3.30pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 4.10 – 7.40pm (8 races)

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for the day’s racing action.


2.20 Wetherby – HAWK HIGH (7/2, Paddy Power)


(12.50) SILVERTURNSTOGOLD (7/2, William Hill) looks worth sticking with to continue his good spell of form, and the Equiano gelding can follow up on his recent success.

Tony Carroll’s charge had made the frame in each of his four previous outings prior to getting back on the scoresheet for the first time in more than one year with a defeat of Split Down South over this course and distance earlier in the month, and a repeat of that might prove good enough here.

He only had a head to spare at the line, but the runner-up has won since to boost the form. He escapes a penalty for that success, and due to go up in the weights in future outings he looks to have a decent opportunity here to follow up.

(2.00) BEDTIME BELLA (SP) disappointed when last seen out at Newcastle five days ago, but the Slade Power filly could be worth forgiving that effort.

Michael Appleby’s charge had been in good heart previously, winning twice on turf with successes at Hamilton and Carlise, and she also made the frame in two of her next three starts.

For whatever reason she failed to fire last time, she is turned out again quickly and if taking to this surface she could bounce back with the pick of her form giving her solid claims in a relatively weak contest.

12.20 – Red Maharani
12.50 – Silverturnstogold
13.25 – Arbiter
2.00 – Bedtime Bella
2.30 – Suitcase ‘n’ Taxi
3.05 – The Resdev Way
3.40 – Letmestopyouthere

Southwell are racing on Wednesday.


(1.00) OLLY THE BRAVE (SP) got off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles when successful over course and distance earlier in the month, and Dan Skelton’s charge can successfully concede his penalty at the weights to follow up here.

The Black Sam Bellamy gelding also struck in a Warwick bumper back in May, and he stepped up on his debut third over timber at Worcester when running out a near-five lengths’ winner over Perfect Predator latest.

That form has taken a couple of knocks, but the manner of the win suggests there is better still to come from him, and likely to improve again he gets the vote to double up on his win tally over hurdles here.

(1.35) PULP FICTION (7/1, William Hill) disappointed on his chase debut at Huntingdon earlier in the month, but Ben Case’s charge might be worth siding with to do better this time around with that experience under his belt.

The Robin Des Champs gelding is bred to make a chaser, and he had finished third in a point to point contest for Donnchadh Doyle prior to joining this yard. He’s been lightly raced with just a handful of hurdles starts since, but he did manage to make the frame in a couple of his early outings.

He didn’t’ set the heather alight in a couple of runs back from a lengthy absence, and he possibly just needed his latest run switched to fences where he can strip fitter and improve. The handicapper has also dropped him 5lbs from his last run, so he may well be able to take advantage here.

12.30 – Cougar Kid
1.00 – Olly The Brave
1.35 – Pulp Fiction
2.10 – Big Shark
2.40 – Passing Dream
3.15 – Clondaw Rigger
3.50 – Karl Phillipe


(1.50) RIBBLE VALLEY (SP) won two of his three starts in bumpers, only meeting with defeat in a Listed contest at Cheltenham, and Nicky Richards’ charge found another jolt of improvement switched to hurdling to run out an impressive winner of his debut over timber at Hexham earlier in the month.

The Westerner gelding scored by nine lengths over Itsnotyouitsme, and while that form is perhaps only ordinary he could do no more than win as he did. He is sure to improve for that experience, and representing a very shrewd yard he is likely to have more to offer.

On bare form he has to step up again, but it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him do so and he can follow up that win last time.

(2.20) HAWK HIGH (7/2, Paddy Power) could be worth chancing to make a winning return to action froom eleven months off the track, and Tim Easterby’s charge is capable of going close here.

The High Chaparral gelding won two of his four chase starts during the 2018/19 season, last seen scoring at Newcastle from Cool Mix, and if able to run to a similar level then he looks to hold solid claims of returning with a victory.

A former Grade Three winner over hurdles, the form of that last win looks fairly solid, and only 1lb higher in the weights ahead of this return then he can make his presence felt if fully wound up although any drying of the ground would further aid his cause.

12.40 – Boreas Duke
1.15 – Eceparti
1.50 – Ribble Valley
2.20 – Hawk High
2.55 – Generation Gap
3.30 – Fille D’avignon

Wetherby are in action on Wednesday afternoon.


(4.40) SUMMERONSEVENHILLS (5/4, William Hill) stepped up on previous efforts when switched to handicapping in first-time blinkers at Chelmsford earier in the month with Richard Hughes’ charge running out a comfortable six lengths’ winner over She’s A Unicorn.

Also stepped up in trip for that outing, the Summer Front colt appeared to relish the extra distance, and while this return to one mile might not be totally ideal he could follow up nonetheless under his penalty.

The manner of the success suggested there was better to come, and if the sharper test here doesn’t prove an inconvenience then he appears to have every chance of doubling up his win tally.

(5.10) TOFAN (6/1, Ladbrokes) is much less exposed than this field, and Marco Botti’s charge may be capable of getting off the mark at the fourth attempt where he switches to handicapping.

The Helmet colt has shaped with some ability in his three outings to date, latterly finishing fifth at Wolverhampton last month despite not being seen to best effect and given too much to do behind Nsnas where he was beaten around five lengths.

That was his first run for nine months though, and he had wind surgery prior to that return so could well step up for the outing where he is expected to be sharper now. He has the scope to do much better, and he can show improvement here where he features from what looks a very workable opening mark.

4.10 – Fujaira King
4.40 – Summeronsevenhills
5.10 – Tofan
5.40 – Boccaccio
6.10 – Fuwayrit
6.40 – Haddaf
7.10 – Torochica
7.40 – Capla Crusader