Wednesday’s 863/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On May 18
Horse Racing Tips on Wednesday, May 18
There are five cards across the UK tomorrow, from Ayr, Yarmouth, Kempton, Southwell and Warwick. Our Lucky 15 best bets takes in three meetings, check out the write up below:
Voi (1.25 Yarmouth)
VOI gets in here at the bottom of the handicap and therefore receives some handy weight against a field which doesn’t contain any world beaters.
Indeed many of these come here with better form on the all weather than on turf, and our selection has already proved useful on the turf, having registered a course and distance second here in October.
He was 2lb lower that day, and having had a good tune up last time out finishing a good third at Kempton, can make the light burden pay. He’s in the very capable hands of Saffie Osbourne and makes appeal at the likely larger odds than some of his rivals with more questions to answer.
Georgiava (1.35 Ayr)
Debutant GEORGIAVA catches the eye on pedigree as he’s bred to have plenty of pace being by Havana Grey out of Shohroh. His yard have a great record with their young recruits so he should be ready to roll first time out.
His trainer Karl Burke is enjoying a great start to the season operating at a healthy 20% strike rate in the past fortnight. Add to this the fact that he’s 30% with two-year-olds on turf this year, Georgiava is in great hands for a good run at first time of asking.
Burke also saddles Bon Marine in the race, so we’re taking a chance a little here, but at the likely odds and pedigree we narrowly prefer the selection here.
Diamond Cutter (3.10Yarmouth)
DIAMOND CUTTER has been backed like he’s a winner in waiting and Wednesday maybe the day for this son of Derby winner Harzand.
Things haven’t exactly gone to plan as yet, as he’s still a maiden at 0-8. However, there’s been plenty of positives in his previous runs so far and he could simply be a class above the rest of these rivals.
He’s been plying his trade in Class 4 company and has been sent off favourite on more than one occassion. Clear connections feel he has something to offer, and the drop back to Class 6 could bring about that all important confidence-boosting victory before he goes back to higher echelons.
Jamie Spencer is booked for the ride which should be a positive indication of his chances.
Kennack Bay (7.50 Southwell)
Ben Pauling saddles KENNACK BAY here who comes off the back of an eye-catching second on his return from a lay off.
The top weight here will look to go one better against a moderate field and looks set to at least go close having blown off the cobwebs. He had You Name Him back in third that day, who duly went in in his next assignment at Ludlow with a convincing 3 1/2 length victory.
Luca Morgan again takes 3lb off and we expect the selection to be thereabouts at the finish to round off the day.