Wednesday’s 4,304/1 Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets On January 12
Horse Racing Tips on Wednesday, January 12
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Wednesday, January 12th with the action coming from Kempton, Leicester and Lingfield. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Wednesday Lucky 15.
El Hombre (13.05 Lingfield)
The well-treated EL HOMBRE hinted last time out that he is poised to return to winning ways when just failing to reel in Annie Rose over 5f at Wolverhampton after racing widest of all in that eight runner affair.
Formerly with Keith Dalgleish, the eight-year-old has operated from much higher marks in the past and despite not being the easiest to catch right, El Hombre now finds himself off a mark of just 72 having been once rated in the 90’s only a couple of seasons ago.
El Hombre should be ideally suited by the return to 6f and from a decent draw in stall 4, he makes plenty of appeal now facing Class 5 company for just the third time since 2017.
Crealion (14.50 Leicester)
A return to a more suitable distance can see CREALION return to winning ways after struggling to get competitive on his latest outing over an extended 3m1f at Wincanton.
Prior to that below-par performance, Tom George’s charge had hinted that a return to the winner’s enclosure was forthcoming when reaching the frame on seasonal reappearance at Ludlow before bumping into a progressive winner in the shape of Kauto The King at Wincanton on his penultimate start.
Those encouraging efforts came over 2m4f and it’s no surprise to see connections revert back to that distance on Wednesday afternoon and trainer Tom George looks to have found a good opportunity in order for his six-year-old to bounce back to winning form.
Midgetonamission (15.05 Lingfield)
Despite the presence of a few unexposed types from notable yards, it’s hard to get away from the claims of MIDGETONAMISSION after some eye-catching displays in her recent outings.
The three-year-old travelled much the best on her penultimate start at Lingfield over 1m2f and only found the improving Vaxholm too good in the closing stages after the pair pulled miles clear from the rest of the opposition.
David Evans’ filly confirmed that promising run at Lingfield was no fluke when again going close on her latest start at Kempton. However, the filly was unsuited by a return to the mile trip and was doing all her best work late on, staying on smartly in the hands of David Probert.
Midgetonamission remains unexposed now returning to 1m2f for just the second time in her career and David Evans’ charge can finally shed her maiden tag.
Marsh Benham (16.00 Kempton)
This is a very low-grade handicap contest and many punters will expect Exceling to return to winning ways after a near-miss at Lingfield last time out. However, MARSH BENHAM looks worth supporting at likely decent odds now that the yard has started to fire out the winners in the last few weeks.
Marsh Benham displayed promise last summer when finishing third in Novice company at Sailsbury on just his third start and was far from disgraced in a decent Class 3 Handicap at Ascot back in July over 6f.
Charlie Hills’ charge failed to get competitive on his last two outings as a two-year-old last October but those efforts can be easily forgiven as he was unsuited by the 7f trip at Kempton before failing to get competitive at Wolverhampton after being held up throughout in a steadily run affair.
Marsh Benham now makes his reappearance off a career-low mark of 62 and with the yard now in better form, it would not be a total surprise to see the three-year-old go close back at his optimum distance.