Wednesday’s 3,904/1 Lucky 15 – Racing Tips Best Bets on December 22
Horse Racing Tips On Wednesday, December 22
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Wednesday with the action coming from Ludlow, Southwell and Wolverhampton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across Wednesday’s cards, which make up our advised Wednesday Lucky 15.
Nextdoortoalice (13:15 Ludlow)
This could be quite an informative contest with a few in with a solid chance. However, it was a taking performance from NEXTDOORTOALICE on stable debut last time out at Doncaster and trainer Alex Hales appears to have a smart prospect on his hands.
The five-year-old mare made three appearances when trained in Ireland by D Queally and ran third and second-place finishes behind Say Goodbye, who has been placed at Listed level at Gowran Park and the smart seven-year-old mare Gypsy Island who was a Grade 3 bumper winner at Punchestown in the past and has won five of her six starts under rules.
Nextdoortoalice made the perfect start to life on British soil when using her previous hurdling experience to string out her four rivals at Doncaster in November over an extended 2m3f. The five-year-old jumped impeccably that day and readily came clear up the run-in to win by 10l.
Her sound jumping technique will be a real asset now stepping up in trip further, and she will be right at home on the sounder underfoot conditions on Thursday.
I’m Mable (15:55 Southwell)
This event won’t take a great deal of winning and I’M MABLE is a confident selection to make it three wins from her last four starts for trainer Darryll Holland.
The three-year-old filly had previously found it tough to get her head in front but has seemingly improved over the past couple of months after registering her first career win at Nottingham in November. Daryl Hollands charge was quickly turned out last time out at Chelmsford after finishing third on her penultimate run, and settled matters quickly over 5f under Jason Watson and never looked in any danger.
I’m Mable faces some out of form rivals on Thursday and connections look to have found an ideal opportunity for her to register a third career win.
Radetsky (18:00 Southwell)
Southwell regular Custard The Dragon will be fancied by many to make it a ninth career success at the midlands track after an encouraging reappearance last time out. However, a chance is taken on RADETSKY on the third start for trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam.
The four-year-old has been well supported on both starts for new connections and was not beaten far on the first of those runs at Wolverhampton after racing keen throughout. Things didn’t go to plan last time out at Chelmsford for Radetsky but he has subsequently had a wind operation and now finds himself back on his last winning mark of 70.
Levi Williams claims 7lb on board and it’s worth noting that Radetsky has been sent off market leader on both starts for this yard. Connections evidently think he’s ready to return to the winner’s enclosure soon and Wednesday’s 0-70 contest represents a significant drop in class for him and he’s worth supporting.
Lost My Sock (19:30 Southwell)
LOST MY SOCK has been kept busy by connections this year, racing fourteen times since April. Despite only tasting success once in those starts, Tim Easterby’s three-year-old has only raced on the all-weather three times since his two-year-old season and has yet to finish outside the top three.
Tim Easterby’s charge has gone close to winning on his last two starts over 5f at Newcastle. On his penultimate run, the three-year-old met interference 2f out before staying on towards the line to go down by just 0.5l. Lost My Sock was fancied to gain compensation for that agonising defeat last time out but started poorly in the hands of Ben Robinson before running on powerfully to snatch third after once again meeting trouble in running.
The handicapper has left him on the same mark for that recent run and connections have wisely decided to move the three-year-old up to 6f after those promising efforts at Newcastle.