Wednesday UK racing best bets – Tips for the day’s jumps and all-weather cards
Wednesday UK racing best bets and tips
Punters on Wednesday have another round of UK horse racing meetings to look forward to and our tipping team pick out their Wednesday UK racing best bets and tips for the action.
A slightly quieter Wednesday than usual greets punters looking to find a few winners on Hump Day where just three meetings head to post across the country where there is jumps racing action in the afternoon as well as an evening all-weather card.
The afternoon jumps racing sees meetings taking place at both Bangor and Exeter, while Kempton race under the floodlights in the evening on their polytrack surface and 22 races in all will go to post across the day’s trio of meetings.
Our tipping team look over the day’s three fixtures to pick out their Wednesday UK racing best bets and tips for the action.
WEDNESDAY UK RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S JUMPS & ALL-WEATHER CARDS
1:00 Bangor – Yorton Stallions Mares’ Novices’ Chase (Listed Race) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m1½f
THE GLANCING QUEEN won a Grade Two bumper contest and contested the 2020 Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival prior to showing up well last season over hurdles where she won twice and finished fifth in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the Festival in March behind Telmesomethinggirl.
Alan King’s charge makes her return to action here where the Jeremy mare heads out over the larger obstacles for the first time and she could do just as well in this sphere as a former winner between the flags in Ireland for Colin Bowe.
Given her smart form over hurdles she could be hard to beat here tackling fences if translating her best form to the larger obstacles and there’d be no surprise to see her collect this prize.
2:10 Exeter – Try Racing TV Free Now Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-130) 2m½f
FANFAN DU SEUIL showed more of what he’s capable of when making a solid return to action at Huntingdon last month, finding only one too good and Tom George’s charge could go one better here.
The Racinger gelding had a torrid season last campaign where he failed to trouble the judge on a number of occasions, but he boasts some solid form as a juvenile and he took a big step towards a revival on his reappearance behind Peltwell last month, finishing three length’s second.
That one has gone in again since to give the form a boost and if able to builld on that better run then he’s very well handicapped on the pick of his past efforts and he could get back on the winning trail here.
3:00 Bangor – Greenhous DAF Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m3½f
GOOBINATOR is fit from a successful spell on the flat where Donald McCain’s charge won twice and finished fourth in the Cesarewitch and stepping back out over hurdles here the Noble Mission could get back on the winning trail.
An Ayr winner last October off this mark he wasn’t able to back up that victory in subsequent runs over timber although he did take in a couple of strong contests prior to switching to the level over the summer months on ground probably too quick for him.
This softer surface ought to be more to his liking and with his yard continuing in good form he ought to post a big effort back over obstacles.
3:40 Exeter – Free Racing TV For A Month Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m2½f
It could be worth chancing MIND SUNDAY to make a winning reappearance now the Never On Sunday mare tackles hurdles and Nicky Henderson’s charge can make her presence felt here.
She showed a good level of ability for the Seven Barrows maestro following her switch fro the point-to-point ranks in Ireland and having had a wind operation ahead of her debut at Newbury where she ran out an easy winner.
The step up to a Grade Two at Aintree was too much of a test for her and she managed to beat only two home having raced too freely for her own good. But she’s likely capable of better and now tackling hurdles she can improve to make her presence felt.
5:00 Kempton – Unibet/British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (Div I) Cl5 (2yo) 1m
YARRALUMLA stepped up on a fair debut effort to finish third at Yarmouth last month and the Australia filly can improve again now tackling polytrack for the first time.
Clive Cox’ charge had shown ability on debut when finishing sixth behind Hanaady but stepped up markedly for that experience to post a solid third-placed effort and with further progress she can get off the mark at the third attempt assuming she’s not inconvenienced by the switch to polytrack here.
This could be a decent race on paper but she’s one of the more likely types and there’d be no shock in seeing her getting competitive.
5:30 Kempton – Unibet/British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (Div II) Cl5 (2yo) 1m
LADY CLEMENTINE shaped well on her debut when finishing third over this course and with that experience under her belt the Churchill filly can show improvement.
Andrew Balding’s charge was racing over seven furlongs on that first occasion where she was only beaten one length by Augmentarium, getting better as the race progressed and she ought to be suited by this additional furlong.
The form of that debut could prove to be strong in time and she ought to make her presence felt here with improvement expected.