Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for Newcastle and Wolverhampton
Wednesday horse racing best bets 10 February
We take a look over the remaining Wednesday UK horse racing fixtures as the weather continues to wreak havoc on the planned racing schedule. Get our Wednesday racing best bets and tips for Newcastle and Wolverhampton.
The current cold snap continues to wreak havoc on the scheduled horse racing fixture list and Wednesday’s planned meetings have been devastated by call-offs with the jumps racing meetings at Sedgefield, Fontwell and Ludlow all lost along with the planned card in Ireland at Fairyhouse.
Their loss leaves just two all-weather fixtures to go to post on Wednesday with afternoon racing action at Newcastle, while Wolverhampton race in the evening under the floodlights. We’ve looked over both of the day’s racecards to pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR NEWCASTLE & WOLVERHAMPTON
1:30 Newcastle – Betway Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 1m4½f
AD LIBITUM appeared to benefit from the fast pace when stepped back up to this distance last time out, landing the win over the course and Roger Fell’s charge can follow up here.
The Elusive Quality gelding showed plenty of tenacity to battle back once headed to prevail by the narrowest margin and that form was done no harm when the runner-up ran well in defeat next time with a close up third.
A 77 rated turf winner that was his second course and distance win and he’s also made the frame over this yardage and his current 56 rating shows him to be very well treated if able to build on his recent return to winning ways and he can go close in his follow-up bid.
3:30 Newcastle – Bombardier “March To Your Own Drum” Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 7f
GHATHANFAR has been in good fettle of late since returning to the all-weather, resuming winning ways over six furlongs here in October and making the frame on both starts since following a break.
Also a winner at Musselburgh last summer Tracy Waggott’s charge wasn’t beaten far when last seen finishing just over one length fourth behind Storm Over earlier in the month over six furlongs at this venue and the return to this longer trip could see him get back on the winning trail.
His earlier Musselburgh success came over this trip so there’s no issue with his stamina and he’s finished a close third over course and distance back in September. The handicapper has elected to leave his mark unchanged for this outing and he looks sure to be involved at the finish again.
4:00 Newcastle – Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 6f
TOMMYTWOHOOTS wasn’t seen to best effect latest when only sixth at Lingfield but the Bated Breath colt is chanced to bounce back having hit the crossbar on both previous runs on the all-weather.
John Quinn’s charge had been beaten only around one length in starts at Chelmsford and Wolverhampton prior to that lesser effort and the form of her Wolverhampton defeat behind Nortonthorpe Boy has been boosted with the winner winning twice more since while the fourth has also registered a subsequent win.
He’s shown enough speed in his races to suggest he’ll cope with the drop to sprinting and eased 1lb in the wake of his latest effort he might be worth chancing to improve for the sharper test here.
5:15 Wolverhampton – Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-80) 1m½f
ROMAN MIST has shown better form in her last couple of runs and Tom Ward’s charge can open her win account now having gone close latest over course and distance.
The Holy Roman Emperor filly had finished third over seven furlongs at Kempton the time before under this rider, beaten around five lengths and shaping as if a return to a stiffer test would suit so it was no surprise to see her tried back at this longer trip last time out.
Beaten only a head in that latest outing behind Bodroy she was only run down late having led into the final furlong with the front two a couple of lengths clear. She could get a soft lead again here and further improvement racing from the same mark could see her get off the mark before her new mark kicks in.
6:15 Wolverhampton – Bombardier “March To Your Own Drum” Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 7f
BEAT LE BON returns from almost six months off the track having last been seen disappointing in a York Group Two contest behind Safe Voyage and the Wootton Bassett gelding can get back on the scoresheet following his break.
Richard Hannon’s charge won four times during the 2019 flat racing season which includes at Lingfield on the polytrack. His other wins all came in competitive handicaps including the Golden Mile at Goodwood and last term saw him place in a Group Three at Salisbury so he has plenty of solid and smart form in the book.
His last run is forgiven as he completely missed the break on that occasion and was never involved; but given the winner and runner-up have both won since in Group company he could prove a tough nut to crack here with this return to handicapping representing a big drop in grade and he’s certainly good enough to exploit a 109 rating if fully wound up on his reappearance.
6:45 Wolverhampton – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 5f
QAARAAT is holding his form well despite being kept busy and Anthony Brittain’s charge is taken to get back on the winning trail returning to five furlongs.
The Acclamation gelding has only failed to finish in the frame once in his last six outings which includes a pair of wins over this trip at Southwell and he most recently found only a couple too good back on the fibresand three days ago over an extra furlong.
A past course and distance winner he’s also made the frame eight times at this track and he can go close here if another quick turnaround just three days on from his last run hasn’t taken the edge off him.