Wednesday racing tips – Best bets at Yarmouth, Bath and Catterick
We look ahead to Wednesday’s horse racing fixtures where action comes from Yarmouth, Bath and Catterick. With three meetings going to post we give our Wednesday racing tips and best bets for the day’s action.
The horse racing action continues on Wednesday with three fixtures going to post across the UK and the day’s racing takes in afternoon racing on the flat from the cards at Yarmouth and Bath; while there is also an evening meeting on the level from Catterick.
In total there will be 27 races heading to post throughout the day and we give our Wednesday racing tips and best bets for the day’s flat racing action covering all three meetings.
WEDNESDAY RACING TIPS 22 JULY – YARMOUTH, BATH & CATTERICK BEST BETS
1:20 Yarmouth – Best Odds Guaranteed With MansionBet Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-52) 1m2f
ALPINE MISTRAL showed some improved form when equipped with cheekpieces for the first time at Leicester last month where the Gale Force Ten filly was making her handicap debut.
Shaun Keightley’s charge finished around eight lengths’ fourth behind Rosa Gold, building on her seasonal return; but she was hampered at a crucial stage before running on and she proved the run to have been no fluke when impressively scoring by five lengths latest at Ripon with an easy defeat of Lord Chapelfield.
There could be more to come from her stepping up in trip and she gave the impression last time that she’d appreciate more of a test and a 6lbs penalty for that last success might not prove enough of a burden to prevent her from striking again.
With further improvement anticipated she can follow up under Josephine Gordon who steered her to success last time.
2:10 Bath – visitbath.co.uk Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-52) 5½f
GHERKIN has shown some improved form since being switched to handicaps and Stuart Kittow’s charge looks worth chancing to get off the mark.
The Coach House colt wasn’t disgraced on his handicap debut at Windsor last month, finishing just over four lengths’ fifth behind Ivadream; he has then posted sucessive runner-up finishes at Doncaster and here latterly over this distance.
Only beaten a neck by Port Noir in that latest run he can compete here from the same mark; while the application of cheekpieces could eke out some improvement so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him in the mix and going one better.
6:00 Catterick – Sky Bet Thank You Key Workers Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 7f
OUR DAVE is 2-3 at this venue, latterly winning over course and distance at the beginning of the month and the Due Diligence gelding can follow up in this contest.
John Quinn’s charge also struck here last August and having looked in need of his reappearance at Thirsk in June he stepped up on that effort next time to finish around three lengths’ third behind Little Ted at the same venue.
He had a head to spare on his last run over Inductive, overcoming trouble in running to finish off strongly and land the win; that form has been franked by the runner-up going one better next time, while the third and fourth horses home have both finished in the frame in subsequent starts.
He’s been raised 4lbs in the ratings for that success, but he should continue to make his presence felt and every chance he can strike again.
7:00 Catterick – Sky Bet Most Extra Places Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 6f
LADY NECTAR almost overcame the worst of the draw at Beverley five days ago, having to switch from her wide berth and meeting with trouble in running before running on late and just failing to overhaul winner Tilty’s Rock.
Ann Duffield’s charge is taken to go one better here with a repeat of that effort and she turns out here from the same mark today before she goes up 4lbs in future runs so the Zebedee filly might be able to take advantage of her current rating.
Hollie Doyle got a good tune out of the three-year old in that last run and takes the reins again; assuming this doesn’t come too soon then she can make her presence felt and could open her account having run well at this venue in the past.