Wednesday horse racing tips – Best bets for the day’s UK racing fixtures
Five meetings head to post across the UK on Wednesday and we pick out our tips and best bets for the day. Check out our Wednesday horse racing tips below as we look to keep bashing the bookies!
As Wednesdays go this week’s midweek fixture list on hump-day sees five UK meetings heading to post and the day’s afternoon action on the flat comes from Nottingham on turf; while over the sticks there are meetings at both Sedgefield and Ludlow.
Meanwhile there is also twilight action on the all-weather with a Kempton fixture on polytrack and also at Newcastle on their tapeta surface with both meetings ending under the floodlights.
We’ve looked through each of the day’s racecards and pick out our Wednesday horse racing tips and best bets.
WEDNESDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT NOTTINGHAM, SEDGEFIELD, LUDLOW, NEWCASTLE & KEMPTON
1:00 Nottingham – Play 3-2-Win At MansionBet Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-73) 1m½f
GONNA DANCELOT is still a maiden after seven starts but the Sir Prancealot filly is taken to get off the mark now.
Paul D’Arcy’s charge had returned from nine months off the track to post successive runner-up efforts at Sandown and Windsor respectively, the latter coming in soft ground and he has run better than the bare result on both starts since.
Latterly beaten three lengths behind Kaleidoscopic at Sandown when sporting first-time blinkers his earlier form behind Ice Sprite at Windsor is amongst the best on offer and a reproduction of that performance back over this shorter trip ought to see her competitive.
2:45 Ludlow – Free Weekend Tips At jpwracingtipster.com Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Mares’ Series Qual’) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 2m5½f
Fergal O’Brien has his string in good heart and PROPER TICKET can continue the trainer’s fine spell of form by taking this prize.
The Gold Well mare was thwarted in a hat-trick attempt at Perth two weeks ago but there’s a feeling she bumped into a promising sort and isn’t judged too harshly on that reversal. She had won both her previous outings either side of a break, scoring wins at Kelso and Southwell and she was beaten around four lengths latest where she wore first-time cheekpieces.
Her defeat came despite having to give away lumps of weight so it was a solid run and a repeat of that performance should put her firmly in the mix.
3:20 Ludlow – tipstersempire.co.uk Quality Over Quantity Tipster Platform Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 3m
COUP DE PINCEAU is 2-2 at this venue and the Buck’s Boum gelding can preserve his unbeaten record at the track with another win having struck at Perth last month.
Paul Nicholls’ eight-year old was taking advantage of a drop in the weights when running out a three lengths’ victor over Bafana Blue last month, readily.
The Ditcheat runner has been hit with a 5lbs rise, but he’s only 1lb higher than when winning twice over fences during the 2018/19 season and he’s placed from higher marks so he should remain competitive from this rating.
He’s still relatively lightly raced for one of his age and no surprise to see him posting another solid run.
4:00 Sedgefield – Watch Free Race Replays On attheraces.com Handicap Chase Cl5 (5yo+ 0-100) 3m2½f
DUTCH CANYON shaped as if amiss when disappointing at Hexham last month, but the Craigsteel gelding had been in decent form beforehand and Stuart Coltherd’s charge is taken to quickly bounce back with a better effort.
Formerly with Nicky Alexander, he won his first two starts for this yard when returned to chasing with successes at Hexham and Cartmel respectively last June; but he pulled up at Uttoxeter and was absent for more than a year before returning to action with a very good second behind Istimraar at Perth prior to his disappointment latest.
He’s been given time following that run and he could be worth chancing here to do better having been slightly eased in the weights.
5:40 Newcastle – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (2yo 0-65) 7f
IMPERIAL BUTTERFLY is still a maiden but the Oasis Dream filly has shown enough to suggest she can pick up a small race; Richard Fahey’s charge could prove the answer then to this tricky puzzle.
She hasn’t looked the most straightforward but seemed to improve switching to handicaps, finishing runner-up on her handicap debut at Yarmouth behind Coco Bear. A first-time visor next time failed to deliver progress and she was unable to build on that promising effort when only fourth at Thirsk latest although she did meet with some trouble in running.
There was also the impression that she might want a stiffer test and she goes back up in trip for this latest outing which could yield some improvement and if the switch back to tapeta doesn’t prove a negative then every chance she can go well.
7:00 Kempton – ebfstallions.com Conditions Stakes Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
CHIL CHIL has a course and distance win and placed effort to her name and the Exceed and Excel filly can get back to winning ways in this contest having been running consistently well this campaign.
Andrew Balding’s charge finished runner-up on her return to action at Bath in July, but she got back to winning ways with a ready success at Ascot next time where she beat Equiano Sprints. A three-time winner last campaign, she has run better than the bare result on both her last two starts at Salisbury and Bath respectively, but back at this venue she could resume winning ways.
She didn’t help her cause latest by being slow to leave the stalls and the steady pace probably didn’t suit her; but she’ll get more of a pace to aim at this time around with a couple of trailblazers in opposition and likely to get a decent tow into the contest she can post a big run although on her bare form she probably does need to step up a bit.
However proven ability to handle the surface is a bonus and she looks worth chancing to find the necessary progress to make her presence felt.