Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for Newmarket, Hereford, Fontwell and Kempton
We look over Wednesday’s UK horse racing fixtures where four meetings go to post and pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips on each racecard taking place.
Another busy day of horse racing action goes to post on Wednesday with four meetings scheduled to take place. The day’s flat racing comes from the meeting at Newmarket on turf in the afternoon, while there is an evening all-weather card at Kempton under the floodlights.
In between those fixtures during the afternoon are a pair of jumps racing cards at Hereford and Fontwell.
Across the day’s quartet of horse racing meetings there will be 32 races taking place and we’ve looked over each of the cards to give our Wednesday racing best bets and tips throughout the day.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR NEWMARKET, HEREFORD, FONTWELL & KEMPTON
2:35 Fontwell – HOTSR Celebrates 25 Years Of Winners Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m2f
BAD BOY DU POULDU can come out on top in what looks a trappy contest although the Loup Solitaire gelding should strip fitter for his recent return at this venue earlier in the month and can go one place better having finished runner-up there.
A hurdles winner here a few seasons back, he has yet to open his account over the larger obstacles but has run a number of solid races in defeat and he was beaten only a half-length latest behind The Brothers with the front pair well clear of the rest.
The handicapper has pushed him up only 2lbs for that and he should go close with a repeat of that last effort with neither the slightly lesser trip or the quicker ground likely to faze him.
2:45 Newmarket – Impulsive One – British EBF Future Stayers Nursery Handicap (Sire And Dam Restricted Race) Cl2 (2yo) 1m2f
IMPULSIVE ONE looks a steadily progressive youngster who can continue his upward curve having won last time out and the Union Rags colt can strike again.
William Haggas’ charge has got better with each start, building on a promising debut fifth at Sandown before registering back-to-back runner-up efforts prior to making the breakthrough at Bath latest where he ran out a three lengths’ victor.
That form has been boosted with the runner-up and fifth horses home both winning since and he ought to be suited by this longer trip so could well improve again if handling these deeper conditions.
A 8lbs rise does demand more, but he can continue his progression and no surprise to see him in the mix again here.
3:00 Hereford – Fred & Mercy Rimell Memorial Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-125) 2m
CAROLINE’S CHARM got back to winning ways impressively when scoring at Plumpton last month and the Masterofthehorse gelding can overturn a previous Stratford defeat behind Tikkinthebox who reopposes here.
Neil Mulholland’s charge finished around eight lengths’ fourth on that occasion, giving the winner 1lb; but she was a ready winner latest and gets weight from her previous conquerer for this rematch despite being raised 6lbs in the ratings for her recent win.
It is still relatively early in her chase career and she remains unexposed over fences so it is feasible to think there might be more to come and she could go well here if building on that recent success.
3:10 Fontwell – Heart Of The South Racing Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-135) 2m3f
CHIRICO VALLIS is relatively low-mileage for an eight-year old and Neil Mulholland’s charge is taken to build on his recent reappearance success at Bangor in August.
The Poliglote gelding was also a winner at Ludlow back in November last year and he has seen the form of his latest success franked by the runner-up going in next time, while two other winners have also come out of that contest.
The handicapper has pushed him up 8lbs for that win which demands more, but he was rated 130 in Ireland over hurdles and he has won twice from this mark over fences so might still have some scope for better.
Likely to be sharper for his recent outing he can follow up here assuming the softer ground doesn’t catch him out representing an in-form trainer/jockey combination.
4:40 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Nursery Handicap Cl6 (2yo 0-60) 6f
PEERLESS made a winning switch to the all-weather when last seen out and Ed Walker’s charge is taken to follow up under a penalty to double his win tally.
The Kodiac gelding showed steadily progressive form on turf although at only a modest level prior to running out a head winner over Apache Mist at Wolverhampton latest despite meeting with trouble in running and he got up late to land the prize.
He carries a 6lbs penalty turned out quickly just eight days on, but there might be better to come from him and he can improve again now trying polytrack. A wide draw isn’t ideal, but he can make his presence felt here.