Wednesday UK racing tips – Best bets for the day’s meetings around the country
Wednesday UK horse racing best bets
With five meetings heading to post around the country we’ve picked out our Wednesday UK racing tips and best bets for the action.
Another five fixtures head to post throughout the course of Wednesday and there is action both on the flat and over the sticks where 35 races will unfold across the day’s meetings around the country.
The day’s flat racing action sees afternoon fixtures at Haydock and Yarmouth, while Fontwell are racing over the sticks in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the evening racing sees further flat racing on turf at Hamilton, while Kempton are racing also on their all-weather surface.
We’ve looked over all five racecards to pick out our Wednesday UK racing tips and best bets.
WEDNESDAY UK RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT FONTWELL, YARMOUTH, HAYDOCK, HAMILTON & KEMPTON
3:10 Haydock – Pareto Financial Planning Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m2f
PIVOINE hasn’t won since scoring at York back in July 2019, taking the John Smiths Diamond Jubilee Cup; he subsequently placed in Group Three company and ran well in some valuable global contests at Woodbine and Sakhir.
Things didn’t go to plan in a short 2020 campaign but there were much better signs from the Redoute’s Choice gelding on his second start this term where he finished fourth behind Surrey Pride at York where he was denied a clear run.
He finished with running left and that looks decent form at this level as he takes a slight ease in class into a Class 3 contest. The handicapper has also eased him 1lb in the weights and he’s now 13lbs below his last winning mark having been contesting better races than this.
There’d be no surprise in seeing him deliver a big run here and he can get back to winning ways from this sort of rating; he’d likely be hard to beat if running up to his best and he ought to go close under Sylvestre De Sousa .
3:20 Fontwell – whichbookie.co.uk Euro 2020 Free Bets Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 3m2f
DRUMLEE WATAR has finished runner-up in each of his last two hurdles starts at Stratford and here latterly, showing some improvement for the application of a tongue-tie and now having had wind surgery there could be better to come from Warren Greatrex’ charge.
The Watar gelding won a point to point in Ireland and he’s shown some ability as a hurdler although he was beaten around eight lengths over course and distance when last seen behind an improving wnner.
He was clear of the third however and the handicapper has elected to leave his mark unchanged so the eight-year old may be able to take advantage. A wind surgery following his last run could unlock more improvement while he’s also fitted with cheekpieces now for the first time which might also be a catalyst for better and the lightly-raced sort can get off the mark here.
4:40 Yarmouth – Download The MansionBet App Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m
SECRET MOMENT is much the least exposed of these runners and Saeed bin Suroor’s charge is taken to get off the mark making his handicap debut here.
The Exceed and Excel gelding has shown some ability and fair form in his three runs to date in maiden company, latterly finishing fourth behind Motawaajed at Wolverhampton on his reappearance from more than ten months off where he wore first-time cheekpieces.
A step up in trip here could unlock some improvement as he now turn his attentions to handicapping and a mark of 76 looks workable although Marco Ghiani can claim a useful 3lbs so he’s effectively racing here from a 73 rating.
Further improvement can’t be ruled out and the unexposed sort can go close.
5:30 Kempton – Unibet New Instant Roulette Apprentice Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Qualifier) Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 1m
This could go the way of ALEZAN who has been holding her form really well and the Dawn Approach filly has won two of her last six starts which includes on polytrack at Chelmsford so the return to this surface will hold no fears for Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge.
The latest of those wins came at Brighton in April where she beat Lets Go Lucky by one length and she’s subsequently rain well in defeat, finishing fourth back at Chelmsford before finding only one too good back on turf returned to Brighton late last month.
She was beaten just over two lengths by thriving Kendergarten Kop where she perhaps was undone by her draw away from the pace with the winner setting off hard and maintaining a strong gallop to the line. The winner was landing the second leg of a hat-trick and is clearly an improver given he’s gone in again since however so there was little disgrace in that defeat.
The handicapper has only pushed her up 1lb for that run and while Georgia Dobie can’t claim in this apprentices’ race she should still be competitive here and with the surface no issue ought to post a big run despite another high draw.
6:30 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Sprint Series Qualifier) Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 6f
GREAT NEWS is given another chance having disappointed when last seen at Newmarket in May where he finished eighth to Derab over one mile; but dropping into a sprint the Shamardal gelding could do better.
Saeed bin Suroor’s charge had won on debut at Salisbury in April, showing some good speed in denying George Morland and he might just have been stretched by the longer trip latest so the drop back in yardage here could be a good move for the Godolphin runner.
He’s been gelded since that last run and now focuses his attention on handicapping where a mark of 81 could underestimate his potential to improve and he’s worth chancing to do better.
7:45 Hamilton – #Cleanstay At Hampton By Hilton Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-80) 6f
Hard to rule out any of these but THE THIN BLUE LINE could be worth chancing to bounce back to winning form.
Keith Dalgleish’s charge finished runner-up on his first two starts last term prior to getting off the mark at Newcastle and the Mehmas colt has continued to run well in defeat this term with his latest third behind Royal Musketeer being another solid run.
He wasn’t ideally positioned in that race however and is capable of better having possibly been unsuited by the strong early pace at Ripon last time although he finished off the race well and the handicapper has left him alone at the weights.
While he may prefer slightly softer ground than he’s going to get here he can nevertheless run well again and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see him in the mix for all he may just need to pull out a little more.