Wednesday UK racing tips – Best bets at Ayr, Yarmouth, Warwick, Southwell and Kempton
Wednesday UK racing tips and best bets
Another round horse racing fixtures go to post on Wednesday and we’ve looked over all the day’s racecards to pick out our Wednesday UK racing tips and best bets.
Wednesday’s horse racing fixture list takes in another quintet of fixtures around the UK on the flat and over jumps with more exciting racing action taking place including some Listed action.
The day’s racing action on the flat sees fixtures at Yarmouth and Ayr; while over the sticks there is a meeting at Warwick. Further jumps racing meanwhile unfolds in the evening at Southwell, while Kempton rounds off the day with a fixture on their all-weather polytrack surface.
We’ve looked over each of the day’s fixtures and have picked out our Wednesday UK racing tips and best bets.
WEDNESDAY UK RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT AYR, YARMOUTH, WARWICK, SOUTHWELL & KEMPTON
2:00 Yarmouth – QuinnBet Acca Bonus Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 1m2f
ESTATE HOUSE struck his sole win on the all-weather on his penultimate start at Wolverhampton back in October and the Oasis Dream gelding can get back to winning ways here.
James Fanshawe’s charge returned from six months off to finish a creditable third back at Wolverhampton last month where he was beaten four lengths by Helian, shaping as if he’d be better for the run and he could do better here.
He’ll be sharper for that reappearance and racing off the same mark he can get back to winning ways with the likelihood of a strong pace to chase after here sure to suit.
2:20 Warwick – Project Management Services Oxford Ltd Chandler Handicap Chase Cl5 (5yo+ 0-105) 3m1½f
DANILO D’AIRY showed vastly improved form when tackling fences for the first time, scoring by nine lengths over this course earlier in the month and the Anzillero gelding can follow up here.
Robert Bevis’ charge had shown little in a trio of hurdles starts around the turn of the year where he failed to complete one and was beaten an aggregate 191 lengths in his two completed outings. However stepped up to three miles and switched to chasing he was an easy winner and there could be more to come from him.
He was well out of the weights on that occasion but it hardly looked like it as he made most from the first fence and survived a scare three out to post his easy victory over Max Dynamo who in turn was well clear of the third. That rival reopposes on better terms here and as a result he has a good deal more on his plate this time around from his revised mark.
But if he can build on that success then he could quickly strike again and he looks worth chancing to do so given he’s thoroughly unexposed over the larger obstacles.
2:30 Yarmouth – QuinnCasino Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m3½f
SWAFFHAM BULBECK almost made a successful return to the flat when finding only one too good at Musselburgh last month and it might be worth chancing Brian Ellison’s charge to go one better here.
The Jeremy gelding won twice over hurdles last term for his current yard and also made the frame in a couple of jumpers’ bumper races earlier in the year before striking back over hurdles at Newcastle in April.
He was latterly beaten just over one length by Let Me Be in that last outing where he tried to make all but was run down late by the winner who has since gone on to win twice more to give the form a big boost.
While he’s 7lbs higher himself here he drops back in trip and with stamina assured he could prove a tough nut to crack over this distance where he’s likely to set off in front again and make this a test of stamina.
2:45 Ayr – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 6f
MAJOR VALENTINE came back to form fitted with a tongue-tie to finish a good fifth at Wolverhampton back in February and the Major Cadeaux gelding has improved on that better run to make the frame in all three subsequent starts including registering a win at Windsor in April.
John O’Shea’s charge ran out a two lengths’ victor that day and he went close under a penalty when bidding to follow up, beaten just over one length by Tawaafoq at Chepstow late last month and the fourth has won since to give the form a boost.
Cheekpieces now return to the mix in addition to the tongue-tie which could eke out a bit more and he’s only been raised 1lb for that latest run although Joanna Mason takes over in the saddle and the rider’s 3lbs claim is noteworthy so a big run here wouldn’t be a huge surprise and she can get back on the scoresheet.
3:20 Ayr – British Stallion Studs EBF Rothesay Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m2f
BLACK LOTUS had a couple of these rivals behind her when finishing well to snatch third at Nottingham late last month and Chris Wall’s charge can uphold that form with a victory here.
The Declaration Of War mare was progressive a couple of seasons ago, winning twice, and she continued the good spell to twice make the frame last term although she failed to add to her tally and may not have been suited by soft ground when failing to beat a rival in the Darley Pride Stakes at Newmarket on her final start of the campaign.
She was entitled to have needed her reappearance recently where she ran on well from the rear to land the bronze medal in the Nottinghamshire Oaks and if she can find some measure of improvement on the back of that performance then she ought to go close to a return to winning ways here with the stronger pace likely to suit.
5:10 Southwell – N&L Franklin Developments Ltd Handicap Chase Cl3 (5yo+ 0-135) 3m2f
ACCORDINGTOGINO is relatively lightly-raced over fences, winning at the second attempt when successful at Warwick back in November where he wore cheekieces for the first time.
Pulled up next time when possibly amiss he has bounced back from a break to register successive runner-up efforts at Stratford and Cheltenham in his last two starts and Dan Skelton’s runner can get back on the scoresheet here.
The Perugino gelding hit a flat spot in that Cheltenham outing when the pace lifted, but he kept on well to take the runner-up berth although he was no match for the winner and he finished well clear of the only other finisher.
He could be suited by this slightly slower surface and the application of a tongue-tie for the first time could elicit another jolt of improvement so he might be capable of going one better here.
5:45 Southwell – Join Southwell Golf Club (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+ 0-135) 2m
ONTHEFRONTFOOT has proven consistent over fences, making the frame in all starts over the larger obstacles and scoring on his penultimate run at Kempton back in March when accounting for Eskendash.
Donald McCain’s Shantou gelding subsequently lost little in defeat when bumping into the progressive Fidelo Vallis at Southwell last month and that one boosted the form with a win in a valuable contest at Kempton so the form looks very fair.
He returns here to handicap company where a mark of 126 looks very workable now given his recent form and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him turning in a big effort.
7:35 Kempton – Try Our New Price Boosts At Unibet Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-90) 1m4f
GOLDIE HAWK showed progressive form last term, reeling off a hat-trick of wins on turf and the all-weather which include over course and distance in October where the Golden Horn filly beat Sula Island by almost two lengths.
Back from an absence she almost resumed where she left off on her reappearance back on turf at Windsor last month, finding only Luigi Vampa too strong when headed in the dying strides to relinquish a winning return.
Despite that defeat she was clear of the third and she’s only been pushed up 2lbs so may well have better to come. Back on this surface she could prove a tough nut to crack and she can get back on the scoresheet here.