Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for Market Rasen, Taunton and Wolverhampton
Wednesday racing best bets and tips
After a few days of top-class horse racing action Wednesday’s fare is much more low-key and we’ve looked through the day’s fixtures to pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips.
Wednesday’s scheduled horse racing fixtures across the UK sees three meetings heading to post following the loss of Haydock’s planned jumps meeting, but there is still jumps racing taking place on the cards at Taunton and Market Rasen where the Lincolnshire National is the feature of the day.
Completing the day’s trio of horse racing meetings is an all-weather card at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface and ending under the floodlights. We’ve looked through all three of the day’s meetings across the UK to pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips at each fixture.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR MARKET RASEN, TAUNTON & WOLVERHAMPTON
12:10 Market Rasen – Follow @racingtv On Twitter Selling Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+) 2m½f
FALBERTO has returned to form in his past couple of outings, chasing home Paricolor at Leicester and then going one better next time at Ludlow earlier in the month.
Sam Thomas’ Alberto Giacometti gelding has seen the form of that Leicester run franked by the winner going in twice since while the fourth has also registered a subsequent win and this mark back in a handicap should prove workable under his good 5lbs claiming rider.
Also proven in testing ground he should make a bold bid for success and no surprise to see him follow up that last-time win here.
1:35 Taunton – Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-130) 3m
BROKEN QUEST had looked a progressive hurdler during the 2017/18 season with a trio of successes in the early part of 2018 all in testing ground when trained by David Dennis.
Not seen following a disappointing run at Wincanton in April that year until running out a good winner at Ludlow earlier this month the Ask gelding could be worth sticking with to follow up assuming this run doesn’t come too soon.
Now with Tom Symonds he ran out a three lengths’ victor over Precious Eleanor on his first start since wind surgery and while the handicapper has pushed him up 8lbs for that success the additional burden is largely negated by his rider’s 7lbs claim with Kevin Brogan very good value for his allowance.
A two-week turnaround following his lengthy absence is possibly not long enough between runs, but he’s presumably come out of his return in good fettle and if none the worse for recent exertions he can post another big effort in this stronger race.
2:05 Taunton – Setsquare Recruitment Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m7f
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD has been steadily progressive over fences this term, winning back-to-back victories at Ffos Las before running a solid fourth under a penalty and over a shorter trip back at the Welsh venue in November.
That run came just ten days on from his defeat of Easy Bucks where he scored by five lengths and the trip last time was probably on the sharp side although he ran on well without threatening the winner.
Back over a more suitable trip he’s only 2lbs higher here and well-proven in testing ground so he could bounce back to winning form here for all this is a competitive contest.
2:15 Market Rasen – Lincolnshire National Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 3m3½f
Dan Skelton has had a tood time of things recently and TERRIERMAN could be worth chancing to land the day’s feature race.
A point-to-point winner and soft ground hurdles winner last term the Getaway gelding has taken well to chasing, probably needing his first run over the larger obstacles at Uttoxeter in October but subsequently finding only one too good at this venue on his latest run.
He was beaten only one length on that occasion behind Cool Destination where he stayed on well without being able to match the winner’s effort and the extra yardage and softer ground here could help elicit some measure of improvement.
Also fitted with cheekpieces now he could have further scope over the larger obstacles and a 3lbs rise in the weights for that near miss might underestimate his potential for better so with his yard in good form he could go close.
2:55 Wolverhampton – Betway Novice Stakes Cl5 (3yo+) 1m1½f
MOOHAREEBA still looked green when chasing home Affwonn over this course earlier in the month but John Gosden’s charge was making her return from more than nine months off and ought to be sharper now.
The Invincible Spirit filly had shaped with some promise over this course and distance back in March, undone by inexperience when finishing third behind The First King; but she showed a bit more on her return despite the shorter trip and open to further improvement now she can get off the mark at the third attempt with the benefit of a run under her belt.
This slightly longer trip will suit and she can progress again to put her fitness advantage to good use where she can open her account for her top yard which has a decent record here with its’ runners.
4:05 Wolverhampton – Bombardier “March To Your Own Drum” Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 7f
QUITEACATCH found a jolt of improvement to post a very good runner-up effort at Wolverhampton earlier in the month and stepping back up in trip the Due Diligence filly.
Declan Carroll’s charge found only It Must Be Faith too good by around three lengths where he raced keenly and found himself outpaced at a crucial stage before running on well late.
Although no match for the winner he was clear of the third and the winner hasn’t done the form any harm by placing in subsequent starts. He shaped as if a return to this longer trip might be of benefit and if he can replicate that performance racing from the same mark then he could go one better here.
4:40 Wolverhampton – Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 6f
TURANGA LEELA disappointed in her hat-trick bid at Southwell earlier in the month but the Paco Boy mare is given another chance returned to this more suitable surface and John Mackie’s charge can regain the winning thread.
A multiple winner over course and distance she had struck on her previous two outings – both over C&D – with the latest seeing her run out a three lengths’ victor over Mo Henry. She appeared to win a shade readily that day but was unable to land a blow on her latest starts where she probably didn’t enjoy the deeper fibresand surface.
Given also that that run came just seven days on and under a penalty the outing might have come too soon and having had more of a breather between runs she could do better back on tapeta while she remains feasibly weighted on historic form.