Wednesday flat racing tips – Best bets at Lingfield, Catterick, Nottingham and Newcastle
Wednesday horse racing best bets on the flat 7 April
Wednesday’s horse racing is an all-flat racing affair where four meetings go to post across the UK. We’ve looked over all the racecards to pick out our Wednesday flat racing tips and best bets.
Horse racing enthusiasts on Wednesday have four meetings to look forward to with a full-house of fixtures on the flat on both turf and the all-weather.
The day’s turf racing action comes from Catterick and Nottingham where the latter is spearheaded by the Listed Further Flight Stakes; while on the all-weather in the afternoon there is a fixture at Lingfield on polytrack.
Completing the day’s quartet of fixtures is an evening meeting on the Newcastle tapeta and we’ve looked over all four meetings to pick out our Wednesday flat racing tips and best bets.
WEDNESDAY FLAT RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT LINGFIELD, CATTERICK, NOTTINGHAM & NEWCASTLE
1:30 Lingfield – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m2f
It could be worth chancing a return to winning ways by BE FAIR who ran his best race for a while when beaten less than one length into fourth behind Leroy Leroy at Doncaster last month and Tony Carroll’s charge could go close if building on that run.
The Kyllachy gelding struck his last win at Kempton last March, beating Genuine Approval from a higher mark than his current rating and he ran well off this reduced mark under his good claiming rider latest where he ran on late having been caught further back when the pace lifted.
He can race here from the same mark and David Probert takes over now; he could exploit this mark having run well from higher in the past and it wouldn’t be a shock to see him competitive.
2:30 Lingfield – Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-60) 1m
EMERALD FOX has won two of her last three starts – both over course and distance – and the Foxwedge mare can strike again.
Patrick Charmings’ charge won either side of a close fourth-place finish behind Junoesque over ten furlongs here in November and her record here is solid with two wins and a placed effort from five visits to the Surrey track.
The latest of those came in December when beating Pearl Spectre by just over one length, readily over C&D and the runner-up and fourth have both won since. She’s 4lbs higher in the weights here and has a break to overcome, but if she arrives in the sort of form that saw her win last time out then she ought to go close in a fairly uninspiring contest.
2:40 Nottingham – MansionBet Beaten By A Head Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 1m½
STRAITOUTTACOMPTON has returned to form with a vengeance in recent starts, bagging a brace of wins over one mile at Southwell in February and returning from a short break the Compton Place gelding can land his three-timer returning to turf.
Ivan Furtado’s charge handles this surface as he showed when winning at Leicester last June to bring up a hat-trick of victories and he was last seen scoring a shade readily from Glory Of Paris where he was value for more than the official half-length margin of success.
Both the third and fourth horses home in that race have won since and he’s only been raised 2lbs by the handicapper for this return to turf and he should continue to make his presence felt as he bids for the three-timer.
2:50 Catterick – Millbry Hill Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 1m6f
JUSTIFIED couldn’t maintain his effort to the line at Kempton back in November, eventually finishing seventh to Master Milliner; but the Authorized gelding had been in good form prior to that run and with the Mark Johnston team making a good start to the turf season he might be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet.
The four-year old scored his only win to date at Hamilton last June, beating Brasingamanbellamy and he’s made the frame in defeat on four other occasions on turf and on the all-weather.
Better ground is no problem for him although he may ideally prefer to get his toe in and the return to this trip is a plus; while he’s been dropped 2lbs in the weights and there could still be improvement to come so he’s worth another chance returning from a break for his in-form yard.
3:50 Catterick – Watch On Racing TV Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 7f
CHOOKIE DUNEDIN had been in fair form on the all-weather over the winter, scoring at Wolverhampton in December and making the frame in two of his subsequent four runs prior to returning to turf at Doncaster ten days ago.
Keith Dalgleish’s charge finished just under two lengths’ runner-up on that occasion behind Tahitian Prince, staying on well and finishing just over one length behind a subsequent winner.
He’s due to go up 1lb for that run but could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet here where he has Billy Garritty’s 3lbs claim to help him and he’s looking well-handicapped off this lower turf mark.
He is expected to go close if this doesn’t come too soon and no surprise to see him in the mix.
6:15 Newcastle – QuinnBet Casino Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 1m
OVERWRITE was a winner at Windsor last term and while his overall form was patchy he did run some good races in defeat including when first past the post at Newbury in August only to have the places reversed in the stewards’ room and the race given to Tempus.
Mark Johnston’s charge was disappointing on his seasonal reappearance at Doncaster eleven days ago, beating only two home; but he may have needed that run and this is an easier test dropping a couple of levels in grade.
The Zebedee gelding could get an easy time of things in front and as a result might prove hard to peg back and with Oliver Stammers’ 5lbs claim a further positive he’s expected to go close on the pick of his form from last term and turning out her from a very workable mark on that basis.