Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for Doncaster, Ludlow, Southwell and Kempton
Wednesday best horse racing bets
With four UK horse racing meetings going to post over the sticks and on the all-weather we’ve looked over the day’s action to pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips.
A busy day of horse racing action awaits punters across the UK where four meetings will head to post over the sticks and on the all-weather.
The afternoon jumps racing action comes from Ludlow and Doncaster; while there is also all-weather racing on the Southwell fibresand. Meanwhile in the evening there is action on the Kempton polytrack under the floodlights.
We’ve looked through the day’s racecards to pick out our Wednesday racing tips and best bets.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR DONCASTER, LUDLOW, SOUTHWELL & KEMPTON
2:05 Southwell – Betway Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 5f
ORNATE has a good record on this surface and might be able to follow up his most recent course and distance success.
Derek Griffiths’ charge has yet to finish out of the frame in six starts over course and distance, winning three times with the latest coming when touching off Thegreatestshowman by a neck late last month.
He made most that day, leading early before being headed although he battled back well to get up close home and he’s only 3lbs higher for that success. There’s a chance he might get an uncontested lead also against his four rivals and if given too much rope he could be hard to peg back.
This higher mark remains workable on his old turf form and it would be no surprise to see him following up here.
2:30 Ludlow – Ludlow Farm Shop Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m5½f
BELLS OF PETERBOROUGH showed progressive form over hurdles last term having been stepped up in trip by trainer Tim Vaughn, making the frame at Stratford and Exeter before getting off the mark with a win at Market Rasen.
Having subsequently been off for a year the Carlotamix gelding ran well on his return in finishing fourth to Zhiguli after which he resumed winning ways in heavy ground at Fakenham last month, beating Some Can Sing and he can follow up here.
He’s been pushed up 4lbs for that success and steps up into a slightly higher class; but this doesn’t look a particularly strong race and Charlie Price’s 5lbs allowance offsets his climb in the ratings so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in the mix again here where he can register another victory.
3:30 Doncaster – Virgin Bet Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Leg 2 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series) Cl2 (10yo+ 0-150) 3m
It has been a while since AMI DESBOIS last won over fences and we have to go back to December 2017 to find his last victory which came at Wetherby with a defeat of A Vos Gardes.
George Macpherson’s Dream Well gelding has been hit or miss since, but he’s finished in the frame in two of his last three outings the latest of which came on the back of eleven months off at Kempton when chasing home Double Shuffle.
That form has since been boosted by the third who won next time out, while the fifth horse home finished runner-up at Sandown on his next start and a 4lbs rise remains workable in a race where there are question marks over most of the runners.
Assuming he can back up that return to action he could go one better and end his long losing run in this contest and it would be no surprise to see him deliver a big performance.
4:05 Doncaster – Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier For The Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 3m½f
SUPAKALANISTIC has been in good form back over hurdles, winning two of his last three starts having failed to fire over fences and Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge can get back on the winning trail here.
A winner at Market Rasen last February he’s also won on the flat in the summer and he made a winning return to hurdles at Kempton in November where he beat The Domino Effect by almost three lengths.
He’s since contested back on the flat on the all-weather where he finished runner-up to Great Esteem and in subsequent jumpers’ bumper contests he’s won and finished runner-up at Lingfield so he arrives here in good nick.
Back over obstacles here he’s now 7lbs higher than when posting his Kempton success, but Jordan Nailor can offset 3lbs and given his current good run of form he might be worth chancing to remain competitive where he can give a good account here.
5:15 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 6f
ALBUM failed to land the NAP selection for this column when chasing a hat-trick at Wolverhampton six days ago but the Clodovil gelding might be worth chancing to quickly bounce back to winning ways following that defeat.
Stuart Williams’ charge had won starts previously at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford in January and he did little wrong when last seen although he possibly might have gone off too hard in front.
The form of his earlier win has been franked however and he’s due to go up 2lbs in future runs so could be well-in here on these terms with Marco Ghiani able to claim a valuable 3lbs and it wouldn’t be a shock to see him post a solid run here as he bids to quickly get back on the scoresheet.
6:15 Kempton – Unibet New Instant Roulette Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m
UZINCSO has a good record over this course and distance with four wins and the Mayson gelding can get back on track having not been seen to best effect latest last month here.
Jonathan Butler’s charge reared as the stalls opened and gave up several lengths at the start, but he ran on well without threatening and he’s worth another chance.
The Mayson gelding had won his four previous course and distance runs and on the evidence of the form from his last win where he beat Mabre there’s a suspicion he may still be ahead of the assessor from his current 79 rating.
He’s an excitable sort and his mishap in the stalls wasn’t the first time he’s played up so there’s an element of risk that he’ll get away on terms; if he does though then he’s entitled to go close and every chance he can get back on the scoresheet.