Wednesday’s 1,904/1 Lucky 15 – Racing Tips Best Bets on December 8
Horse Racing Tips On Wednesday, December 8
There are four meetings spread across Britain on Wednesday with the action coming from Hexham, Kempton, Lingfield and Wolverhampton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across Wednesday’s cards, which make up our advised Wednesday Lucky 15.
First Verse (12:40 Wolverhampton)
Trainer Mark Usher runs two in this low-grade handicap and it might be worth following FIRST VERSE after a promising runner-up effort last time out over course and distance.
The three-year-old filly has been somewhat disappointing since moving from James Tate’s yard but First Verse really seemed to appreciate the switch to the Tapeta surface last time out and only found one too good in the favourite Bare Grils who was winning for the second time in three starts.
Mark Usher’s charge has dropped to a mark of just 47 and there should be more to come off the back of that promising effort in this desperately weak contest.
Shaka The King (13:50 Hexham)
SHAKA THE KING looks like another improving type that trainer Sandy Thomson does so well with as he makes his stable debut for new connections.
Previously with Nick Alexander, Shaka The King posted some respectable efforts over hurdles, including when last seen at Newcastle in April when chasing home Lulu Baloo over 2m7f off a mark of just 95.
It’s no surprise that connections have wasted little time in getting the seven-year-olds chasing career started considering this former point-to-pointer is related to some smart chasing types and is bred to excel now switching disciplines.
Give Us A Swig (15:00 Lingfield)
GIVE US A SWIG certainly took a step forward from his initial chasing debut at Sedgefield when producing an eye-catching performance at Ffos Las over an extended 2m7f trip last time out.
Sean Curran’s charge stayed on strongly to snatch third up the run-in after being outpaced turning for home. That was a welcome return to form for the six-year-old and he looks poised to strike now that he has been dropped a further 1lb in the weights for that run at Ffos Las.
Jockey Gavin Sheehan now takes over in the saddle and will be hoping to guide Give Us A Swig to a second career victory after being on board when landing a Handicap Hurdle at Worcester back in July.
Espoir Moriviere (15:20 Hexham)
Rose Dobbin will have been pleased with the run of ESPOIR MORIVIERE who returned to action last time out over course and distance when finishing behind the well-fancied Mcgarry of Philip Kirby’s.
Although beaten by the market principals on that occasion, the seven-year-old finished a long way in front of the eventual fourth despite not being suited by the sound ground conditions he encountered.
Espoir Moriviere is now 2lb lower than his last winning mark and connections have seemingly found an ideal opportunity for him to record a third success now returning to softer ground.