Wednesday horse racing best bets – Tips for Wolverhampton and Kempton
Horse racing best bets and tips on Wednesday 6 January
We look over Wednesday’s fixture list of horse racing action and pick out our fancies for the day’s meetings. We’ve got Wednesday horse racing best bets and tips for both cards taking place.
The cold snap continues to claim victims and Ayr’s scheduled Wednesday card is the latest to fall by the wayside with the planned fixture called off due to a frozen track.
As a result only two fixtures head to post on Wednesday with no jumps racing taking place and both meetings will unfold on the all-weather where Wolverhampton race in the afternoon while Kempton stages a fixture under the floodlights.
We’ve looked over both of the day’s fixtures where we pick out our Wednesday horse racing best bets and tips for each meeting.
WEDNESDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR WOLVERHAMPTON & KEMPTON
12:45 Wolverhampton – Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-60) 5f
SUPER JULIUS proved capable of useful form despite being an inconsistent sort for Steve Donohoe, registering his last success back in July 2019 on turf at Hamilton; he’s since joined Chelsea Banham and the Bated Breath gelding has finished in the frame on both starts for his new yard.
Beaten only a head behind You’re Cool at this venue last month on his reappearance following nine months off he followed up with another solid run at Lingfield four days ago where he was beaten less than two lengths into third behind Shamshon.
Well handicapped on his old form on turf he can continue to give a good account and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in the mix again.
1:50 Wolverhampton – Betway Casino Classified Stakes Cl6 (4yo+ 0-50) 6f
EGOTISTIC rounded off her time with David Simcock by scoring over course and distance and the Sepoy filly could be worth chancing to get back to winning ways here.
Now with Jeremy Butler she went the wrong way in her first few starts for his current yard, failing to beat a rival in two of her three starts either side of a break; but she found a jolt of improvement from somewhere to finish a close third at Kempton last month when denied only a head behind Amnaa and there could yet be more to come from the lightly-raced four-year old.
It is interesting that she races here in reapplied cheekpieces given her sole victory came when wearing the headgear which has been absent in her following runs and if their return has a positive effect then she could go close from this lowly mark.
2:55 Wolverhampton – Bombardier Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m½f
HOWZER BLACK isn’t the easiest to catch right but the Requinto gelding has been holding his form well and registered a course win over an extra furlong here on his penultimate start where he ran out a one length winner over Society Red.
Seen to maximum effect that day from the front, he made all the running and kicked clear two furlongs out before holding on well for the win; that form has since been boosted by the third and he also ran well in defeat next time when finishing a close third at Southwell latest behind Fieldsman.
Beaten just over one length on that occasion he possibly wasn’t suited by the slower surface and back on tapeta he could bounce back having been left alone at the weights and likely to be able to set his own fractions in front he might prove hard to peg back if his rivals let him stride on.
4:40 Kempton – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 6f
MAMASAIDKNOCKUOUT has improved for switching to handicaps, winning over this trip at Lingfield and then going close back at that course latest where she was beaten less than one length into third behind Obtuse.
Richard Hannon’s Vadamos filly might just have been given too much to do on that occasion and the form has been boosted since with the winner going on to land a hat-trick, while the second and fourth horses home have both won since.
He’s only 1lb higher in the weights for this latest outing and he ought to get more of a pace to aim at in this contest so every chance he can get competitive again and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see him firmly in the mix.
5:45 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Novice Stakes Cl5 (4yo+) 1m4f
GREAT ESTEEM finished runner-up on both starts when trained by Charlie Appleby during the 2019 season and while he has a lengthy absence to overcome the Dubawi gelding could get off the mark on his first start for Archie Watson.
Beaten four lengths on his debut behind Casanova at Wolverhampton he stepped up to this trip at Leicester for his next start where he found Look Closely too strong by six lengths; that winner has won twice more since, while the fourth and fifth have also both scored subsequent wins.
He’s not been seen out since and has a 471-day absence to overcome; but he’s joined a shrewd yard and this doesn’t look a particularly strong affair and he can make his presence felt with Hollie Doyle in the saddle.
6:45 Kempton – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Conditions Stakes Cl2 (4yo+) 6f
This is a decent contest and ABERAMA GOLD won for this column when scoring at Lingfield last month, beating reopposing Brian The Snail and Keith Dalgleish’s charge can land his hat-trick.
The Heeraat colt was winning for the third time in his last four starts, also winning at Doncaster on turf in October and Chelmsford the following month either side of a close second to Dakota Gold in a Doncaster Listed contest.
He had a half-length to spare last time over Richard Fahey’s reopposing rival and the fifth from that race has won since. Only 2lbs higher here and better off at the weights with the Fahey runner he ought to confirm that form and he looks capable of going in again where he can claim his three-timer.