Wednesday’s racing tips – 5/1 NAP can reign supreme at Worcester
Our expert takes a look through all of Wednesday’s races and highlights a strong challenger in a handicap chase at Worcester as his NAP of the day with BetVictor. Sign up with BetVictor today, place your first bet of £5 on our NAP at Yarmouth and you’ll receive £30 in free bets.
12:45pm Worcester Fred & Mercy Rimell Memorial Handicap Chase (Class 3) 2m½f
Robinshill was once deemed good enough to run in the Arkle, but his form has drifted off so dramatically since then, that he ended last season running in handicap hurdles. If back to the top of his form, then Nigel Twiston-Davies’ eight-year-old is clearly too good for this lot, but he’s been so poor over the last 18 months, he has to be taken on. Field Exhibition scored at Hereford eight days ago and Grace Harris’ charge is greatly respected. However, two miles is clearly not his favourite distance – having failed to secure a single victory in 17 starts over the minimum distance – so I’m going to take a chance and side with in-form ten-year-old, KING ALFONSO (NAP). Despite his advancing years, Dai Burchall’s charge is in the form of his life. King Alfonso has won twice over fences and once over hurdles since July, running well enough to place on four other occasions. Three times in his four starts over fences, King Alfonso has clocked an RPR of 129, coming up just two points short of that on his other outing over the larger obstacles this term. Burchall’s stalwart is a regular here at Worcester, and has managed to win three times over course-and-distance. King Alfonso won as easily as you’d like over further at Exeter last time out and he must be going brilliantly at home for Burchall to turn his ten-year-old out after just a four-day break. This will be the heaviest weight King Alfonso has ever had to shoulder, but six of the seven runners on Wednesday will be carrying between 11-8 and 12-00, so this is more of a conditions race than a out-and-out handicap. Jack Tudor, who takes seven pounds off his back, has been in the winners of late and a little extra juice in the ground isn’t a worry for this course specialist. King Alfonso looks a solid proposition at 5/1.