Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for the day’s flat and jumps racing action
Wednesday racing best bets and tips
Another round of horse racing meetings goes to post on the flat and over the sticks and we’ve picked out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips for the day’s actions.
Wednesday plays host to another round of UK horse racing meetings which sees racing action both on the flat and over the sticks where four more meetings go to post around the country.
Redcar and Goodwood are the day’s fixtures on the flat in the afternoon, joined by a jumps fixture at Perth and the day’s schedule is completed by a fixture on the flat on the all-weather at Kempton in the evening.
Across the day’s quartet of fixtures 31 races in all will unfold and we’ve looked over each of the day’s racecards to pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips for the day’s racing action around the country.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS RACING
1:45 Goodwood – White Beech Farm Optional Claiming Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m
KETTLE HILL got some just reward for a couple of solid runner-up efforts to get back on the winning trail at Sandown latest, scoring readily and the Gleneagles gelding can find another jolt of improvement to score again here.
William Haggas’ charge ran out a comfortable winner last time, value for more than the half-length winning margin over Arqoob having been beaten a head and a nose in previous runs and a 5lbs rise for that latest success might underestimate his potential for improvement.
This is stronger but he’s one going the right way and with three career wins under his belt already from seven outings he could be capable of adding further success to his record.
2:35 Redcar – Racing TV Free For A Month Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 1m2f
Three-time French winner DR RIO hasn’t managed to strike since coming to the UK but the Rio De La Plata gelding did go close at Newcastle on his final run for Steve Gollings prior to a short stint at James Mackie where he looked in need of the run at Doncaster back in June.
The five-year old returns here from three months off having joined Clive Cox and it might be that he can find some improvement for his top yard who drops him back in trip for this outing.
He didn’t show up too badly on his sole run for Mackie despite finishing down the field and likely unsuited by the slow pace. However he was only a half-length off a subsequent dual-winner and he could prove a different proposition.
2:52 Goodwood – Best Of British Events Foundation Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
PEROTTO can get back on the winning trail here and the New Bay gelding is no stranger to winning here having struck over the course back in June before landing the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Things haven’t worked out since for Marcus Tregoning’s charge but he has faced some stiff tasks in Group company and finished fourth back here behind the unbeaten Baaeed in the Thoroughbred Stakes before a close third in the Sovereign Stakes at Goodwood.
He tackled Group Two company last time out where he was only beaten two lengths into fifth and this drop to a much more suitable level can see him get back on track at a venue which suits him well where he is in receipt of weight from his elders.
3:35 Perth – Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk David Whitaker Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 3m
GET OUT THE GATE has been in good form of late and Sandy Thompson’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Mahler gelding has won his last two course and distance starts in July, beating reopposing Amalfi Doug on one occasion and latterly running out a convincing wide margin winner over Shanroe Al C although his hat-trick attempt was scuppered by Dressedforsuccess at Cartmel last month although only by a neck behind Dressedforsuccess.
Back at this venue and off the same mark as last time he can confirm his superiority over Keith Dalgleish’s course specialist who is perhaps happier over shorter and he ought to make his presence felt if the softer ground doesn’t prove a negative although he did win over hurdles in soft ground before.
4:20 Redcar – Start Your Racing TV Free Month Now Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 6f
NAUGHTY ANA is still chasing her first win but she has hit the crossbar three times in her last five starts and the Anodin filly can make the breakthrough here.
Tim Easterby’s charge most recently finished runner-up behind Manumission at Thirsk in a selling handicap, making most of the running but unable to sustain his effort. It was nevertheless a solid run and a repeat might prove good enough off the same mark with a visor refitted.
The yard is no stranger to success in this race and she looks the stable’s first string with David Allan up and while yet to get off the mark she looks capable of going well again and ought to be in the mix.
4:45 Perth – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Chase (Go North Two Mile Chase Series Qualifier) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m
FORT DE L’OCEAN got back on the winning trail over hurdles at Uttoxeter in June when gaining a narrow victory and Oliver Greenall’s charge can strike here returning to chasing.
The Racinger gelding has won over the larger obstacles before, scoring at Cartmel last July off this mark and he found only one too good on his last chase foray two runs ago at Market Rasen where he was beaten four lengths by Captain Cobajay.
His last outing saw him finish fourth over hurdles at Cartmel but back over the larger obstacles he can do better and he remains on a workable rating so ought to make his presence felt again in this race.
7:45 Kempton – MansionBet Watch And Bet Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 1m4f
It might be worth giving a chance to GUSTAVE AITCH who is chasing a first win, but the lightly-raced Maxios gelding posted his best effort to date when returning from a lengthy absence at Wolverhampton earlier in the month where he finished third and Sophie Leech’s charge can build on that here.
The application of a tongue-tie seemed to suit as he produced a more assured effort to go down only by two lengths behind Hooflepuff who has won again since and off the same mark he could be capable of better if able to improve for that reappearance.
This doesn’t look a particularly strong contest and less exposed than most of these he could go well on the back of his recent run.