We give our Wednesday best bets for the day’s racing action at Yarmouth, Catterick and Kempton.
Three more meetings go to post across the UK on Wednesday with afternoon action on the flat from the meetings at Yarmouth and Catterick; while in the evening there is a fixture on the all-weather Kempton.
In all 26 races will go to post throughout the day and we’re on the hunt for more winning selections with our Wednesday best bets across all three fixtures.
WEDNESDAY BEST BETS 15 JULY – YARMOUTH, CATTERICK & KEMPTON
12:35 Yarmouth – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Maiden Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 1m2f
NASRAAWY has shaped with promise on both starts to date, finishing runner-up each time in his outings at Newbury and Leicester respectively; John Gosden’s Kitten’s Joy colt can improve again to get off the mark at the third attempt.
Only beaten one length at Newbury over one mile on his debut last month, he stepped up in trip for his next outing where he found only My Frankel too good by little over one length where he still looked in need of the experience but finished off well.
Likely to come on again for that effort he makes his handicap debut here where a mark of 75 doesn’t look overly prohibitive given his potential for more to come and he can open his account if finding another jolt of improvement.
12:45 Catterick – Millbry Hill Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-73) 5f
ASTROZONE has only once finished out of the first three home in her nine-race career and the Fast Company filly can get back on the mark.
Bryan Smart’s charge has scored both her career wins on the all-weather, the latest of which came at Newcastle on her reappearance last month; she followed up that success with a good third back on turf at Beverley on her last start where she was beaten just over two lengths by Kendred Soul and she’s 1lb lower in the weights for this latest outing.
She has given the impression that there’s more in the locker and the progressive youngster can serve it up to her elder rivals from the front; if Graham Lee gets his fractions right in front then she can make a bold bid to get back to winning ways here.
2:50 Catterick – Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f
BOSSIPOP isn’t the most reliable of customers, but he’s already beaten a couple of these rivals in recent starts and the Assertive gelding could follow up if arriving in similar mood to his latest win at Ripon last month.
Tim Easterby’s charge was winning for the first time in a year when beating the reopposing Abel Handy by a neck, digging deep for the win and building on his earlier return at Newcastle. He’s 1lb worse off at the weights now in this rematch with David O’Meara’s rival who contests again and he’s not certain to arrive in the same form given his inconsistent profile.
He’s struggled to string together two good runs in succession but he has proven himself to be capable of defying this current mark in the past and a chance is taken that he consents to put his best foot forward again.
5:10 Kempton – Unibet Thanks The Frontline Workers Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 6f
LORDSBRIDGE BOY shaped well on his recent reappearance at Windsor earlier in the month, getting to within one length of the winner when finishing a close third behind Who Told Jo Jo. Dean Ivory’s charge should strip fitter for that outing and can improve for the run to get off the mark for the season.
A dual-winner last term, scoring wins at Newmarket on turf and over this course and distance, he rounded off last term with a good fourth to Phoenix Star over this same course and distance where he was beaten less than one length.
He’s yet to run a bad race here and he’s well-handicapped on this current rating given he’s due to go up in the weights in future runs. If he can build on his recent promising return then every chance he can make his presence felt and he can go close to a return to winning ways.