Wednesday horse racing tips – Best bets for the day’s five UK fixtures
Wednesday horse racing best bets
Wednesday plays host to another round of UK horse racing fixtures on the flat and over the sticks with five more meetings heading to post. We’ve looked over the action to pick out our Wednesday horse racing tips and best bets at each fixture.
There is no let up in the horse racing action on Wednesday as another five UK fixtures head to post across the country on the flat and over jumps.
Wednesday’s flat racing action in the afternoon comes from the cards at Nottingham and Ayr in the afternoon, while there is jumps racing taking place at Cartmel.
Meanwhile the evening fixture list takes in further flat racing action on turf at Ripon as well as an all-weather card at Kempton on the polytrack and with 37 races going to post across the day’s quintet of racing fixtures we’ve picked out our Wednesday horse racing tips and best bets.
WEDNESDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT NOTTINGHAM, AYR, CARTMEL, KEMPTON & RIPON
1:30 Nottingham – Betstival Season At MansionBet Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 1m6f
FANDABIDOZI probably went off too hard on his reappearance at Chelmsford back in April where he was beaten into second by Home And Dry and trailed home a long way behind the winner.
Mark Johnston’s charge has contested only on the all-weather to date, winning over ten furlongs at Newcastle in September and the Mastercraftsman gelding could do better here with that recent effort likely to have sharpened him up.
He might have been stretched by two miles last time, but dropping back in distance here could see him produce a better effort and he could get back to winning ways now with Joe Fanning up.
1:45 Ayr – Book A Staycation @ westernhousehotel.co.uk Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m
CORNDAVON LAD has been on good terms with himself back on turf over this course and distance and Richard Fahey’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Camacho gelding made the winning breakthrough when successful here in an apprentices’ contest in April, beating Ayr Poet by a head after which he was just touched off by a half-length by the reopposing Van Dijk giving that rival 3lbs.
He’s only slightly better off at the weights on this occasion but there could still be more to come from him and he can reverse recent form with Tony Brittain’s charge who has disappointed since.
2:18 Ayr – Watch On Racing TV Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 1m5f
It could be worth siding with INGLEBY HOLLOW who is well-treated on his old form and David O’Meara’s charge could get back on the scoresheet here.
The Beat Hollow gelding hasn’t won since scoring at Thirsk back in June 2019 off a mark of 72 and his form since has been somewhat patchy although he has mixed hurdling and chasing with his flat racing exploits.
There were better signs when he was last seen finishing fourth behind Galidermes at Doncaster last month where he wasn’t suited by the slow pace although the form has held up with both the winner and third notching up silver medals on their respective next starts.
The handicapper has dropped him again in the weights and he could get competitive from this rating if able to build on that better effort last time.
2:25 Cartmel – Holker Hall & Gardens Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-115) 2m1½f
TRESHNISH has won two of his last three starts since being fitted with cheekpieces although it would have been three had he not fallen at the last when clear at Hexham early last month either side of his victories at the same venue.
Sue Smith’s charge hasn’t won either by far, scoring by a half-length and a neck respectively, beating Graystown latterly although he did appear to score a shade readily latest and there’s likely more to come from him over the larger obstacles.
The Gold Away gelding has only been raised 4lbs for that effort which could still leave him with scope assuming the headgear continues to have a positive effect and he’ll have no issue with the quicker ground so he looks to hold solid claims here and he can turn in a bold show.
2:35 Nottingham – MansionBets Betstival Beaten By A Head Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 5f
CRIMSON SAND is forgiven his last run at Ascot where the Footstepsinthesand gelding finished seventh having met with trouble in running and Richard Hughes’ charge can bounce back.
He had looked progressive in rattling off a double on the all-weather over five and six furlongs at Lingfield prior to that lesser effort where he was making his handicap debut. He was only beaten around four lengths at the line however and he can be given another chance.
The form of his earlier success has been boosted with the runner-up going one better and he can show this handicap mark to be well within his reach with further improvement anticipated.
5:10 Kempton – Wise Betting At racingtv.com Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) Cl5 (2yo) 6f
BEFORE DAWN shaped well on her debut at Newmarket last month, finding only one too good in Cachet where she was no match for the winner having raced green and beaten around five lengths.
Charlie Appleby’s charge could do much better this time around with that outing and experience under her belt and the Dark Angel filly can get off the mark at the second attempt if taking to this surface.
The penny dropped too late for her to make much of an impact on the result on debut, but she finished off the race well and with the likelihood of more to come she can build on the promise shown last time to go one better here.
5:40 Kempton – Unibet Casino Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 7f
MR POY built on his reappearance at Newbury over further than this trip to finish just a half-length runner-up to Paxos over course and distance last month and Hughie Morrison’s charge is fancied to go one better here.
The Sepoy gelding had shown glimpses of ability in previous runs and he’s made the frame on both starts at this venue. He was a shade unluckly last time having been slow into stride before making good headway on the inner although he might just have found himself with too much to do following his tardy start.
That winner did little harm to the form next time and a 3lbs rise in the weights looks workable given he appears to like it here and has scope for further improvement.
6:55 Ripon – Ripon Farm Services Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 6f
TEES SPIRIT has improved for the switch to handicapping following a move to Adrian Nicholls, getting off the mark over this course and distance in April and subsequently going close to a follow-up win at Doncaster nine days later.
The Swiss Spirit gelding saw off Harmony Lil by three parts of a length to open his win account and he was only denied a head latest where the race wasn’t run to suit. However he finished off strongly, just failing to get up and that race has thrown up a subsequent winner.
The handicapper applies a little pressure with a 4lbs rise although there’s likely better to come from him and a stronger pace here could see him get back on the scoresheet.