Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for the day’s racecards across the UK
Wednesday UK horse racing best bets
With another round of UK horse racing action over the sticks and on the flat we’ve picked out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips for each fixture.
There’s plenty more horse racing action taking place on Wednesday over the sticks and on the level with another five meetings scheduled to go to post around the country.
Wednesday’s jumps racing comes from the cards at Ludlow, and Perth in the afternoon, and also Taunton in the evening; while there is also afternoon racing on the flat at Catterick.
Completing the Wednesday quintet of racing action is an evening fixture on polytrack at Lingfield and across the day’s meetings there will be 36 races in all taking place. We’ve looked over the day’s scheduled fixtures to pick out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips.
WEDNESDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR PERTH, LUDLOW, CATTERICK, TAUNTON & LINGFIELD
1:55 Perth – William Hill Extra Places Every Day Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+ 0-125) 3m
PEUR DE RIEN won on his chase debut at Uttoxeter back in September and the Kapgarde gelding bounced back from a couple of lesser runs to find only one too good at Doncaster in December, beating Prudhomme by a neck.
Oliver Sherwood doesn’t send too many runners to Perth and he returned from almost 100 days off the track to get back on the scoresheet at Kempton last month over this trip where he was a ready winner from Big Difference whom he beat by four lengths.
A further 6lbs rise in the weights for that success will demand more but he could have further improvement to come and Johnny Burke is 2-2 on the eight-year old; they can combine again for another win and no surprise to see a big run here.
2:10 Ludlow – Bet At racingtv.com Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 3m
PRECIOUS ELEANOR got just reward for a number of consistent efforts in defeat when finally opening her account here last month and Henry Daly’s charge could follow up here.
The Maresca Sorrento mare ran out a three lengths’ victor over Wynn House on that occasion having finished runner-up in three of her previous starts and there could be more to come from her stepping back up in trip.
Given the manner of her win last time she could be up to defying a 4lbs rise in the weights and having run well previously over this longer trip she looks worth sticking with to follow up that success last time out.
2:30 Perth – British EBF William Hill Gold Castle “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race) Cl1 (5yo+) 3m
THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE won his first three starts over hurdles to take his overall tally to four from five having also won a bumper; Paul Nicholls’ charge was latterly thought good enough to contest the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival where he ran well to finish sixth of 16 runners.
The Shantou gelding had previously won over timber at Lingfield and Ludlow before stepping up to three miles at Musselburgh in February where he beat Fantastikas by three-parts of a length. That form has been boosted with the runner-up, fourth and sixth all winning since.
Latterly beaten around 16 lengths at Cheltenham that run represents strong form and back in calmer waters he can resume winning ways here despite conceding 3lbs to this field of rivals with further improvement anticipated.
3:25 Catterick – racingtv.com Veterans’ Handicap Cl5 (6yo+ 0-75) 6f
MEDICINE JACK took advantage of a lower mark to get back on the scoresheet at Newcastle earlier in the month and it may be worth chancing on Roger Fell’s charge to follow up here.
The Equiano gelding had been winless since late-2018 until scoring that success, but he had run well in defeat on a number of occasions and prevailed by a nose latest over seven furlongs. That form was boosted by the third winning next time and while he’s been pushed back up 3lbs for that recent win he remains well-treated on his old form.
Back on turf and returning to six furlongs he has to back up that recent win; but he has form over this shorter trip and he ought to give another good account if arriving in similar form.
5:10 Lingfield – Watch Free Race Replays On attheraces.com Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m2f
FASCINATING LIPS shaped well under tender handling on his debut for Gary Moore at Windsor earlier in the month and with that under her belt the Canford Cliffs gelding can improve to get off the mark.
Previously a fair sort in Germany he met trouble in running at Winsdor having been held up early and he made eye-catching late headway without ever being seriously asked a question; he could progress here however and he remains potentially well-treated off this mark.
He had won in Germany last summer and having been gelded ahead of his debut for this yard he showed improved form; he can do better still and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going close.
6:00 Taunton – Invest Southwest Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 2m½f
MI LADDO regained some of his old form following a switch to this yard, winning on the all-weather back in January and getting back to winning ways after a couple of lesser spins to open his win account over hurdles at this venue latest where the Lilbourne Lad gelding beat Eva’s Diva by almost two lengths.
Milton Harris’ runners have been in decent fettle in recent weeks and he was winning from out of the weights latest, staying on well after the final obstacle to get up close home. That was arguably a stronger race than this and he remains well treated on his old form despite being raised 4lbs for that win.
Conditions again will be quick and he proved last time that he can handle this sort of ground so another big run wouldn’t come as a surprise and he can win again.
6:10 Lingfield – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 7f
AXEL JACKLIN has a good record around here with a 50% course and distance strike-rate; Chelsea Banham’s charge can get back on the scoresheet on this occasion and bounce back from a lesser effort last time.
The Iffraaj gelding won twice around the turn of the year back in 2019/20 campaign but disappointed in a handful of start over the summer, three times failing to beat a rival. However returning from a break back over this course and distance in January he ran out a comfortable winner before crossing the line a close fourth behind Clegane in his next start.
Hampered when last seen and all but taken out of the race his latest run is forgiven and he can do better here where he should get a decent pace to aim at.