Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for Ayr, Bangor, Exeter and Kempton

We have four more racing fixtures to take in throughout the day and we’ve picked out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips at each meeting across the UK.

Another day of competitive horse racing action takes place on Wednesday with four fixtures heading to post which takes in jumps racing from Ayr, Bangor and Exeter as well as an evening fixture under the floodlights on the polytrack at Kempton.

We’ve looked through all four of the Thursday racecards across the UK and pick out our Thursday racing best bets and tips at each meeting.


12:55 Exeter – Exeter Racecourse Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m7f

THE COMPOSEUR got off the mark over hurdles last term at the fourth attempt when trying this longer trip for the first time, scoring at Huntingdon from Mister Murchan by an easy six lengths and he possibly didn’t handle the heavy ground next time at Catterick.

Jonjo O’Neill’s charge has since returned from seven months off to finish runner-up on both starts this season at Perth and Ludlow respectively, contesting on better ground both times and he was better for his seasonal debut when going down only by a neck latest behind Belatrix Lestrange.

There could be more to come from the Mahler gelding at this distance where he remains relatively unexposed and a 4lbs rise in the weights is offset by his good conditional rider’s claim so every chance he can deliver a big run here.

Wednesday racing best bets. Jonjo O'Neill Jr can ride a winner at Exeter.

Wednesday racing best bets. Jonjo O’Neill Jr can ride a winner at Exeter.

1:45 Ayr – William Hill Play Responsibly Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Northern Lights Mares’ Hurdle Series Qual’) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-120) 2m4½f

STOP TALKING won her fare share of races over hurdles in seasons past which included in softer ground and Jennie Candlish’s charge can build on a very encouraging return to action over the larger obstacles at this course and distance last month.

The Gamut mare was returning from more than one year off the track when finding only Empire Steel too good in similar conditions to these, beaten just over two lengths but pulling well clear of the third and rest despite meeting with some trouble in running at the third last obstacle.

She’s been pushed up 5lbs for that run but there could be more to come as a chaser now and she can improve for the experience and the outing which will have sharpened her up so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise here in her bid to go one better.

1:55 Bangor – Anne Duchess Of Westminster Memorial Handicap Chase Cl2 (4yo+ 0-150) 3m

TIDAL FLOW showed up well over fences last term, winning twice in testing ground at Uttoxeter and Stratford and Philip Hobbs’ charge shaped well on his recent reappearance when finishing third to Al Dancer at Newton Abbot although he looked as if he’d come on for the run.

The Black Sam Bellamy gelding went well for a long way before being left behind by the front pair and he trailed home some thirty lengths behind the runner-up who has won since.

Likely to be sharper now with that effort under his belt he gets more suitable underfoot conditions here and the step up to three miles is unlikely to present an issue so it wouldn’t be a shock to see a big run from him now.

2:36 Exeter – Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 3m

OFALLTHEGINJOINTS showed a good level of ability over hurdles last term, winning at Chepstow and taking in Graded and Listed action where he largely ran well although he failed to add to his tally.

A winner between the flags for Jonathan Fogarty in Ireland, the Stowaway gelding made a pleasing first fist of chasing at Aintree last month and Colin Tizzard’s charge can build on that performance to get off the mark in this discipline.

He was beaten around two lengths by Acey Milan in that last outing where he didn’t aid his cause with a last fence mistake; but he’s sure to progress with that under his belt and the better ground here won’t inconvenience so every chance he can get off the mark now.

Wednesday racing best bets. Colin Tizzard can saddle an Exeter winner and land the day’s NAP.

5:35 Kempton – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (Plus 10/GBB Race) (Div I) Cl5 (2yo) 1m

KHEZAANA offered plenty to work with when finding only one too good on her debut at Redcar last month and with that experience under her belt the Muhaarar filly is fancied to go one better.

Mark Johnston’s charge was beaten four lengths on that occasion behind Senita where she probably wasn’t suited by the soft ground. However the experience won’t have been lost on her and a switch to a faster surface such as she’ll get here could see her in a better light.

Clear of the rest behind the impressive winner she can build on that first performance to get off the mark at the second attempt despite this looking a decent race on paper with some interesting debutantes from top yards in opposition.