Wednesday ITV Racing tips – TV best bets at Chester and Newton Abbot
Wednesday ITV Racing tips and TV best bets
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Wednesday with live coverage of the first day of the Chester May meeting and we’ve looked over the day’s TV racing action to pick out our Wednesday ITV Racing tips.
More top class horse racing action awaits punters on Wednesday with the first day of the Chester May Festival taking centre-stage and the best of the action will feature on the day’s ITV Racing broadcast with races live from the Roodeye including the classy Cheshire Oaks which boasts Enable amongst its’ list of winners.
There is also jumps racing on the agenda with a race from Newton Abbot and the ITV Racing cameras have six races in all where Ed Chamberlain and the team will have their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the day’s televised action.
We’ve looked over the Wednesday live TV racing to pick out our Chester Wednesday ITV Racing tips on the first day of the May Festival.
WEDNESDAY ITV RACING TIPS – TV BEST BETS AT CHESTER AND NEWTON ABBOT
1:45 Chester – ICM Stellar Sports Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes Cl2 (2yo) 5f
DEVIOUS ANGEL shaped with promise on debut at Newmarket despite only finishing seventh behind Desert Dreamer, showing plenty of speed when racing prominently before weakening out of things.
However she stepped up on that experience to get off the mark at Southwell latest and Tom Dascombe’s charge can improve again to land a second successive victory here. The form of that Newmarket debut looks solid with a number of subsequent winners coming out of that race and he was an impressive five lengths’ victor on the all-weather last time.
This is tougher but she surely has more to offer and well drawn here the Cotai Glory filly ought to be competitive as she bids to add another win to her record.
2:15 Chester – Weatherbys ePassport Cheshire Oaks (For The Robert Sangster Memorial Cup) (Listed Race) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m3½f
Enable won this for the Gosden/Dettori combination and DARLECTABLE YOU could follow in those footsteps here having looked a smart prospect in finishing runner-up on both starts either side of a break and the Dubawi filly can open her account at the third attempt.
Having set out on the all-weather back in December where she was beaten just over one length by Castlebar she returned from more than four months off the track to find only Aristia too strong by a neck latest at Newbury where she was only run down late in the day by the winner.
There ought to be more to come from her and she’s a sister to some top-class types including Too Darn Hot so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her progressing and with proven stamina for this trip she ought to go close for top connections.
2:30 Newton Abbot – Racing Partnership TRP Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (5yo+) 2m5f
ERITAGE has shown better form as a chaser than over hurdles, winning twice over the larger obstacles which include here latest last month when running out a five lengths’ victor over Champagne Court.
Paul Nicholls’ charge was stepping up in trip on that occasion and he ran out a comfortable winner where he made all the running and he survived a mistake at the last to register an easy win.
He’s been pushed up 7lbs for that victory but he likely has better to come on that evidence where the extra yardage and switch to more forceful tactic seemed to bring about a chunk of improvement and with the yard in form he can repeat the dose back at this venue.
2:45 Chester – tote+ At tote.co.uk Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 5f
ARMY OF INDIA showed he can handle turf when finishing just a half-length third behind Seven Brothers at Doncaster last month and Mark Johnston’s charge can get off the mark for the season here.
The Sepoy colt won twice on the all-weather last term either side of contesting the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, posting wins at Kempton and Lingfield respectively where he was impressive on the latter occasion with a seven lengths’ victory.
Although he subsequently disappointed in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood next time he might not have been suited by the track; but he ran well in defeat on his recent return in a handicap and he ought to be sharper with that under his belt.
This mark could be workable and while he’s done his winning over six furlongs he has shown enough speed to suggest he’ll cope with the minimum trip and with his yard in good form he can make his presence felt from the same mark.
3:15 Chester – Chester Vase Stakes (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4½f
WIRKO looked a possible Derby type when scoring in good and game fashion at Epsom last month and Charlie Appleby’s charge can take another forward step here where the longer trip ought to bring about further improvement.
A winner on the all-weather last term on his second start the Kingman colt ran on late at Epsom to register a head verdict over Technique in a decent time and there’s surely better to come from him on that evidence.
He steps up in distance here which will suit and he can land his hat-trick here if the sharper nature of this venue doesn’t catch him out.
3:45 Chester – tote+ Pays You More At tote.co.uk Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 6f
PAWS FOR THOUGHT gives up race fitness to this field but the Requinto gelding might be worth chancing nonetheless to make a winning reappearance here.
Tom Dascombe’s charge showed steadily progressive form last term, winning back-to-back races over the summer including here when running out a ready winner over Blowing Wind; he subsequently ran better than the bare result in successive starts on softer ground but he’ll likely appreciate this better surface on his reappearance.
Both wins last term came over seven furlongs but he’s shown enough speed to suggest he’ll cope with the drop to sprinting and he can go well back at this venue where he could resume winning ways.