Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for the day’s flat and jumps racing fixtures
Wednesday racing best bets and tips
Another round of UK racing action comes thick and fast on Wednesday with four more meetings and our tipping team pick out their Wednesday racing best bets and tips.
There is more flat and jumps racing action for punters to look forward to on Wednesday another round of four meetings going to post around the country under both disciplines where the afternoon flat racing action comes from Nottingham, while Fakenham and Taunton are both racing over the sticks.
Completing the Wednesday fixture list is an evening fixture on the all-weather where there is racing under the floodlights at Kempton on their polytrack surface and 28 races in all will unfold across the day’s programme. Our tipping team has looked over the day’s racing around the country to pick out their Wednesday racing best bets and tips.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS RACING
1:20 Taunton – Cornish Rock Gin Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 3m
PRESENTING YEATS arrives here looking for a hat-trick of wins and Milton Harris’ charge can oblige punters by taking this prize.
The Yeats gelding has been in good form of late this term, winning at Newton Abbot in July before posting successive third-placed finishes; but he’s really found some progress in recent runs to score readily despite narrow winning margins at Warwick and Hereford last time.
He’s up another 3lbs for that last run which is fair given he’d likely would have won easier but for jumping the path and getting unbalanced and it took all Paddy Brennan’s strength in the saddle to get him back up close home. As such he could have further scope for improvement and given his current good spell he ought to be in the mix again.
2:15 Nottingham – racingtv.com Handicap (Race Open To Two-Years-Old And Up) Cl3 (2yo+ 0-95) 5f
This is tougher than what he’s faced to date but RAASEL is thriving at present with wins in his each of his last three starts and the Showcasing gelding can continue his progress to win again.
The last two of those victories have come over course and distance, latterly running out a half-length winner over Wrenthorpe, scoring readily and a 3lbs rise for that victory ought to be well within his scope given he’s still quite lightly raced and may have more improvement tot come.
He steps up slightly in class here but given how he won last time it is reasonable to think he’s not reached the end of his improvement and he can make light of his new mark to land a fourth straight win.
2:30 Taunton – Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-130) 2m½f
PILLAR OF STEEL has won five of his last six starts which includes a defeat of reopposing See The Sea at Uttoxeter last month and John Spearing’s charge can uphold that form here.
The Shirocco mare had reeled off a hat-trick of wins at Worcester (twice) and Uttoxeter before running flat at Bangor, eventually finishing fourth and seeing his winning run broken. But he quickly bounced back at Uttoxeter, beating her reopposing rival readily by six lengths and following up at Stratford when last seen.
The handicapper has tried again to halt her progress with another 5lbs rise, but most of that increase is offset by her rider’s claim so she’s effectively only 2lbs higher and there may yet be more to come having appeared to win cosily last time out.
Given the run of form she finds herself in currently there’d be no surprise in seeing her running another big race and she can strike again.
2:40 Fakenham – Greene King IPA Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (Fakenham Double Up Bonus Race) (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m½f
PADDY’S MOTORBIKE might be able to worth chancing for his in-form yard and the Fast Company gelding looks the type to make a useful chaser.
Sam Thomas’ charge landed hurdles wins at Uttoxeter and Huntingdon last winter before rounding off his campaign with a good third in a Grade Three contest at Ascot; he’s been absent since but sets out chasing on his return and he can make his presence felt.
He improved over hurdles last term and if continuing his progression switching to the larger obstacles then he holds solid claims of a first win in this sphere.
2:50 Nottingham – Racing TV Extra Handicap (Div I) Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 5f
COLOMBE has been running well in defeat since scoring at Windsor back in May, finishing third in two of his three starts following a switch to George Boughey and not beaten far last time behind Atty’s Edge at Brighton.
That rival reopposes having beaten the selection by almost two lengths but is worse off at the weights this time around and the Mehmas filly shouldn’t have any issues with this softer ground so can reverse the form.
His Windsor success came from this mark and he ought to make a bold bid once more to regain winning ways.
5:15 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-75) 6f
HELVETIQUE has shown some useful form, winning at Chepstow in July and twice finishing runner-up since in starts at Nottingham; Ralph Beckett’s charge can resume winning ways back on polytrack for just the second time.
The Bobby’s Kitten filly was last seen finishing two lengths’ runner-up behind Zebelle earlier this month, unable to match the winner’s speed late on over the minimum trip.
Back up in distance here for her in-form yard she ought to make her presence felt and can go close in a trappy race.