Wednesday racing best bets – Tips for the day’s UK horse racing fixtures

Wednesday racing best bets and tips for the day's UK racemeetings.Wednesday racing best bets and tips for the day's UK racemeetings.

Wednesday racing best bets and tips

We have another round of UK horse racing meetings taking place and we’ve picked out our Wednesday racing best bets and tips at each fixture going to post.

Wednesday plays host to another round of UK horse racing fixtures with more action both on the flat and over the sticks throughout the day.

The day’s racing on the flat in the afternoon sees racing from Salisbury and Carlisle, while Worcester accounts for the day’s jumping action over the sticks. Meanwhile, the evening racing schedule takes in a turf fixture on the flat at Bath, while Kempton are racing on their all-weather surface.

Across the day’s five UK racemeetings there will be 35 races unfold and we’ve picked out our top tips and Wednesday racing best bets on each racecard.


2:35 Worcester – Best Horses #carrickboy #monmome #tullamoredew #billingsley Handicap Chase Cl3 (5yo+ 0-140) 2m7f

NEVILLE’S CROSS has fallen on both his starts to date over fences but the dual-winning hurdler could yet come good in this discipline and he was in the process of running a big race at this venue when last seen here last month.

Tom George’s charge had been an early casualty on his chase debut at Market Rasen, but he largely jumped better on his latest start and was still in with every chance until departing two out in the race won by Eglantine Du Seuil.

Jumping will be a slight worry again given back-to-back incompleted starts, but if everything clicks he certainly has what it takes to get involved back in a handicap where a mark of 127 could prove very lenient and a clear round of jumping would put him firmly in the mix in this contest.

Wednesday racing best bets. Tom George can saddle a winner on the Worcester racecard with Neville's Cross.

Wednesday racing best bets. Tom George can saddle a winner on the Worcester racecard with Neville’s Cross.

2:55 Carlisle – Carlisle Bell Consolation Race Handicap Cl4 (3yo+) 1m

JACKHAMMER was a progressive performer during the 2019 campaign, winning four times, but he’s been very lightly raced since with just four starts since posting his last win which came over this course and distance almost two years ago.

Since then the Thewayyouare gelding has made the track just four times, three of which have resulted in runner-up efforts and Dianne Sayer’s charge might be able to get back to winning ways here.

His latest run saw him denied just over one length by Howzer Black at Hamilton having been denied only a short-head the time before at Ayr on his return from another absence and a repeat of either would put him in the mix. He was clearly sharper for his reappearance and he was perhaps just given too much to do latest.

The third from that race has won since and the handicapper has only pushed him up 1lb for that; he’s still fairly weighted on his earlier form when with Bill Knight and he ought to be in the mix again.

4:05 Carlisle – Cumberland Plate Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m3f

CROESO CYMRAEG won twice last term with wins at Sandown and Goodwood and the Dick Turpin gelding has returned from a break in fine fettle, finding only one too good at Leicester in May before going one better back there next time.

James Evans’ charge was only beaten a head on that last outing despite missing the break and being slowly away; but he won readily in the end having travelled well in the race despite his slow start and he even met with trouble in running before running on strongly to get up close home.

The handicapper has only pushed him up 2lbs for that victory which could prove lenient given he’s in good form and may yet have more to offer back up in trip. There’d be no surprise to see him in the mix again and he can follow up that latest win with further success here.

Wednesday racing best bets. Carlisle boasts a competitive racecard on the flat.

Wednesday racing best bets. Carlisle boasts a competitive racecard on the flat.

4:30 Salisbury – Ian Elton Memorial Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-90) 1m6f

MASTER MILLINER is thriving at present and Emma Lavelle’s charge could yet have more to offer where he can go close in his bid for a four-timer.

The Helmet gelding has win four of his last six starts, winning at Bath last September and Kempton in November either side of a coule of defeats and he returned from more than five months off to resume where he had left off with a win at Goodwood in May.

That success has been followed up by a further win over this course and distance and while the handicapper applies some pressure with a 7lbs rise in the weights there could yet be more to come from him.

He dug deep to win last time, running on strongly and outbattling runner-up Single with the pair pulling 12 lengths clear of the rest; this is tougher up in class and in the weights but in his current vein of form he could be worth sticking with to find further progress and he can go in again.

6:10 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 7f

HASANAAT is still a maiden after three starts, but the Oasis Dream filly has shown ability and Owen Burrows’ charge could open her win account now as she steps into the handicap ranks.

Her latest run saw her finish fourth at Lingfield earlier in the month behind Riknnah on her return from more than seven months off the track, beaten around three lengths but likely to be much sharper for that outing where she set out to make all but couldn’t maintain her run to the line was headed in the final furlong.

She could do better however with that outing under her belt and a mark of 66 on her first try in a handicap could well underestimate her potential for improvement and there’d be no surprise to see her going close to a first career win here.

6:20 Bath – British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (GBB Race) Cl4 (2yo) 5½f

SYMPHONY PERFECT has the most experience of this field but the Fast Company filly was turned over as favourite last time to finish runner-up for the second straight occasion over this course and distance earlier in the month.

Nevertheless despite that defeat Richard Hannons’ charge ran well enough and could benefit for this extended trip having been doing her best work at the end of that last run which saw her beaten just one length by Delmona.

Her previous run at Chepstow behind Coup De Force could prove useful form given the winner went on to contest the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and she’s open to further improvement so may be able to make the winning breakthrough here at the fourth attempt.

Wednesday racing best bets. Hayley Turner can ride a Bath winner for Richard Hannon on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday racing best bets. Hayley Turner can ride a Bath winner for Richard Hannon on Wednesday evening.

7:20 Bath – Visit Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 5½f

ISABELLA SWAN is thriving at present, winning her last three starts either side of a break with two of those victories coming over this course and distance.

The latest of those came on her seasonal debut where she routed Cometh The Man by four lengths and while the handicapper took a dim view of that victory and hit her hard she found another chunk of progress to defy her new mark readily in a much better race at Goodwood earlier this month.

Clive Cox’s charge ran out a three lengths’ winner over Lovely Breeze and that one did little harm to the form next time when filling the same spot at Chelmsford.

The handicapper has since applied more pressure, but she drops back into Class Four company having won at a higher grade last time out and she ought to turn in another bold show here as she bids to keep her winning run going.