Wednesday’s 3,072/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On April 27
Horse Racing Tips on Wednesday, April 27
Plenty of action to look forward to on Wednesday with five meetings spread across the UK, with the Lucky 15 best bets coming from Ascot, Pontefract, Musselburgh and Brighton. Check out our editor’s thoughts on each selection below.
Full Authority (5.10 Ascot)
The return to Class 4 company should see FULL AUTHORITY go close in Ascot’s concluding contest on Wednesday afternoon.
The five-year-old struggled to make an impact in three outings for former trainer Richard Fahey, however, Full Authority has seemingly got back on track since joining Jane Chapple-Hyam, posting two creditable efforts against Class 2 opposition in his most recent outings at Wolverhampton and Newmarket over six furlongs.
The return to five furlongs does pose a question mark on Wednesday afternoon, however, Full Authority is difficult to rule out now dropped markedly in Class and remains 2lb lower than when he last visited the winner’s enclosure.
Recommended BetFULL AUTHORITY (5:10 Ascot) 13/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Willing To Please (5.30 Pontefract)
The final race on Pontefract’s card can go the way of WILLING TO PLEASE, who shaped with plenty of encouragement at Beverley earlier this month.
Returning to the turf for the first time since landing a Class 6 handicap at Carlisle last September, Willing To Please produced an eye-catching effort under Ben Curtis to finish fourth at the East Yorkshire venue.
Settled towards the rear of the field, Phil Kirby’s mare had to wait for a gap to appear before making her challenge inside the final furlong and despite being unable to reel in the leaders ahead of her, she fairly rattled home on that occasion and was arguably unlucky not to have finished closer.
Racing off the same mark on Wednesday afternoon, Willing To Please has sound claims of gaining her third career success back down in class, and with talented rider Ryan Sexton taking a handy 7lb off her back, the five-year-old rates a confident selection.
Recommended BetWILLING TO PLEASE (5:30 Pontefract) 13/2 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Fleetwood Pier (6.50 Musselburgh)
A chance is taken on the returning FLEETWOOD PIER who looks open to considerable improvement this season now stepping up to seven furlongs for the first time.
After shaping with plenty of promise in his two starts as a juvenile, Fleetwood Pier returned for his three-year-old season and was unlucky not to get off the mark at Nottingham last July, going down by a neck in second after keeping on noticeably well in hands of Connor Beasley over six furlongs.
Sent off a well-backed second favourite on his following start at Redcar, Michael Dod’s charge was outpaced from an early stage but again stayed on strongly over the inadequate trip to finish fifth.
Although he faces two race-fit rivals on Wednesday afternoon in the shape of Panama City and Code Purple, Fleetwood Pier appears to be attractively handicapped off just 74 and given the fact he has been crying out for a step up in trip, the four-year-old should be able to get off the mark on his seasonal return.
Recommended BetFLEETWOOD PIER (6:50 Musselburgh) 11/4 Bet Now! New Customers only. 18+. T&C’s Apply. begambleaware.org.
Fennaan (7.50 Brighton)
Trainer Mick Appleby has long been associated with improving new recruits to his Rutland based yard and although FENNAAN has yet to get his head in front in four starts since joining from Philip Makin’s yard, there is every reason to think it won’t be long before the dangerously handicapped seven-year-old makes his mark for new connections.
Well beaten on his opening three starts for Mick Appleby, Fennaan produced a much-improved display in a first time hood at Wolverhampton at the start of the month, despite coming home in eighth place.
Sent off at 5/1, the seven-year-old travelled noticeably well turning for home over the extended mile and wasn’t subject to the strongest of rides in the closing stages, ultimately going down by just a couple of lengths at the line.
Dropped 3lb for that eye-catching Wolverhampton run, Fennaan now finds himself off a career-low mark of 50 and with in-form rider Jason Watson taking over in the saddle, the seven-year-old gelding looks poised to strike now returning to the turf.