Another Four meetings go to post across the UK on Wednesday, 19th October, with the action coming from Fontwell, Kempton, Newmarket and Worcester. We’ve picked out our best E/W tip for each of those cards, with one selection from each meeting.
Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Wednesday Lucky 15.
Odds correct at time of posting – 4:30pm Tuesday 18th October
Magic Dancer (2.05 Worcester) – 11/2
This doesn’t look an overly strong race and it might pay to side with last year’s winner MAGIC DANCER. He won the race on the back of a 181 day break last year so is more than capable of doing so again this year.
He was a convincing winner of last year’s renewal, running out a ten length winner and signed off for the season with another convincing win at Ludlow back in April. He beat Red Happy by eleven lengths in his last race, and that runner-up has franked the form by winning on Tuesday at Exeter.
Richard Patrick is the only jump jockey to have won with him so it’s a positive that he’s on board again, and he looks a solid option to take on the market leaders Only Money and Yggdrasil.
*With Magic Dancer now a non-runner, our selection for the race is ELIAS D’OR, who has recorded three of his four chase wins at Worcester and has overall record of 11322221 (3-8) over fences here.*
In The Air (2.17 Fontwell) – 9/2
Winterwatch heads the betting for the red-hot Harry Fry yard after his reappearance second last month, but he’s yet to win over hurdles and we prefer the chances of IN THE AIR for last year’s winning Gary Moore/Jamie Moore combination.
Since joining Gary Moore’s yard, he’s had just two races – winning well at Newbury in March before being comfortably outclassed in the Grade 1 Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree the following month. This return to action in much calmer waters will be appreciated and he’s more than capable of winning a race of this quality.
Trainer Gary Moore had an impressive 25% with his hurdlers at Fontwell last year, and has already had three winners from his 13 runners over hurdles there this season. This represents a good opportunity for In The Air to get back to winning ways and it would be a shock if he was to finish outside the top three.
Ashky (4.10 Newmarket) – 6/1
The step up to a mile seems to have been the making of ASHKY, who was previously 0-3 but has won three of her four races (all at Newmarket) since stepping up in trip, and returning to the same course of her three wins can see Harry & Roger Charlton’s filly continue her excellent record over C&D.
This is a step up in class for the 3YO, but she won impressively over the rowley mile last month and a repeat of that effort should see her go close again here. This will be the first time Ryan Moore has been on board, but he’s one of the best in the business and we’re confident he can steer her to another victory.
There are doubts over a lot of her rivals here – Queenlet has disappointed on her three previous efforts at Newmarket, Light Of Peace has failed to justify market support and is yet to win any of her three races, and Nigwa will be taking a big step up in class and a drop in trip, which may not be what she needs. Instead, it should pay to side with the proven C&D form of Ashky, and she’s a cracking price to win here.
Beauld As Brass (5.00 Kempton) – 5/1
Three of these took part in a cracking race at Brighton last month – Mister X, Beauld As Brass and Made Of Lir, with the former coming out on top. However, it’s the runner up BEAULD AS BRASS who gets our vote to reverse that form this time around.
Sent off as 3/1 favourite that day, George Baker’s gelding tried to make all but was just caught by Mister X – the third home that day (Made Of Lir) has since come out and won his next race to boost that form. He then stepped up to 7f and was in front in the final furlong, before a couple stayed on strongly to see him finish third.
He’s now much better off at the weights with both Mister X and Made Of Lir, and this looks a golden opportunity to see shed his maiden tag at the sixth time of asking. Mister X will be the biggest danger, but we’re willing to take a chance that the swing in the weights can be enough to see Beauld As Brass reverse that Brighton form.
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