Thursday 5 September horse racing tips – Dascombe’s 9/4 chance can have Haydock bookies in a Panic

Haydock are racing on Thursday.

Haydock are racing on Thursday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Thursday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Six more meetings go to post across the UK and Ireland, where the Group Three Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes is the feature race of the day at Salisbury.

Also racing in the afternoon is flat action from Haydock, and racing over the sticks at Sedgefield.

The evening racing meanwhile comes on the flat on turf at Lingfield, while Chelmsford are racing on their all-weather surface. There is also jumps racing in Ireland at Clonmel.

Sedgefield (jumps) – 1.30 – 4.30pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) – 1.50 – 4.55pm (7 races)
Salisbury (flat) – 2.10 – 4.40pm (6 races)
Lingfield (flat) – 4.15 – 7.20pm (7 races)
Clonmel (jumps) – 4.25 – 7.30pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)


(2.30) LUCKY ROBIN (11/8, William Hill) arrives here on a hat-trick of wins having already struck wins at Market Rasen and Perth in July, and Brian Ellison’s charge could land the three-timer now./

The Mister Fotis gelding didn’t appear to take to chasing earlier in the summer, but he showed much better form back over the smaller obstacles and with his confidence restored he could be worth chancing to continue his good spell back over fences now.

He won a shade cosily latest when beating Chef De Troupe by just over two lengths having made all, and if he can translate that level of form back to chasing then he features on a very winnable mark in a fairly weak race.

(3.00) CHIEFTANS CHOICE (10/3, Bet365) took advantage of a sliding handicap mark to get back to winning ways at Stratford in July, and Kevin Frost’s charge could follow up.

The King’s Theatre gelding appeared more focussed by the application of a first-time visor as he ran out a cosy winner over Mystic Sky despite being squeezed up on the the bend turning into the straight.

He’s been hit with a 4lbs rise in the weights,but that is largely offset by his rider’s claim and if the return of blinkers don’t prove a negative then he may be able to go in again now he’s got his head back in front.

1.30 – Never A Word
2.00 – Bannixtown Glory
2.30 – Lucky Robin
3.00 – Chieftans Choice
3.30 – My Renaissance
4.00 – Hepijeu
4.30 – Toshima


Sedgefield are racing on Thursday


(2.20) DANYAH (10/11, William Hill) looked a very nice prospect when successful at Nottingham on debut last month, and given that the Invincible Spirit filly didn’t get the run of the race his run has to go down as a very creditable effort.

Owen Burrows’ charge struck by just over one length in that first run, and the third horse home did the form no harm next time when finishing runner-up at Carlisle next time. He looks sure to improve on that debut run, and he is bred to be a smart sort so could easily have more to offer.

He will have to progress in order to concede 6lbs to this field, but he looked potentially useful in that first outing and can follow up here.

(2.50) A win for Danyah in the preceding race could give a pointer towards the chances of PANIC ROOM (9/4, Paddy Power) who finished behind that rival at Nottingham on debut; but the Cappella Sansevero colt can get off the mark at the third attempt here.

Tom Dascombe’s charge hinted that he might benefit from a step up in trip when finding only Lampang too good at Carlisle latest, and this stiffer test could well help elicit some improvement with first-time cheekpieces now deployed for this latest run.

The trainer has a very good record with his runners at the Merseyside track, and with the potential for better still to come his runner here could well open his account now.

1.50 – Arabist
2.20 – Danyah
2.50 – Panic Room
3.20 – Illumined
3.50 – Gordon Lord Byron
4.20 – Sinjaari
4.55 – First Dance


(2.40) SHANDOZ (9/4, Bet365) shaped well on his debut at Newmarket last month when finishing a close third behind Sound Of Cannons where he was beaten by only a half-length. Roger Varian’s charge can step up now on the back of that experience to improve and get off the mark at the second attempt.

The Golden Horn colt was just undone by a lack of experience late on in that contest; but the lessons learned from that outing won’t have been lost on him, and he looks sure to progress as a result.

An entry in the Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes suggests he is well regarded, and it would be no surprise if he were to find a considerable jolt of improvement to open his account here.

(3.40) SUMMER ROMANCE (13/8, Coral) looked a very exciting prospect in racking up back-to-back wins which included an impressive Listed success at Newmarket. However, Charlie Appleby’s charge failed to give her running stepped up to Group Three company at Ascot latest where she finished behind a couple of these.

Possibly she didn’t handle the ground on that occasion, but with a quicker surface here much more likely to be in her favour the Kingman filly can bounce back for a yard which is in good heart.

Given the manner of her earlier success at Flat HQ it is easy to overlook that lesser effort, and given another chance to build on the promise of that six lengths’ victory she can bounce back here to prove that run to be an aberration with a return to winning ways.

2.10 – Imperial Act
2.40 – Shandoz
3.10 – Tadreej
3.40 – Summer Romance
4.10 – Puds
4.40 – Blistering Bob

Summer Romance

Summer Romance can win Thursday’s Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury.


(4.45) FIGHTING TEMERAIRE (11/8, William Hill) lost no caste in defeat when denied in his hat-trick bid at Newmarket last month, and the Invincible Spirit gelding can quickly get back to winning ways.

Dean Ivory’s charge had won previously here and at Newmarket prior to finishing just over three lengths’ third behind Rum Runner where he might just have been given too much to do in what was a stronger race than this, and he can bounce back in this easier contest to resume winning ways from 1lb lower in the handicap.

(5.50) CRIME OF PASSION (3/1, Coral) made a winning handicap debut when successful at Ffos Las last month, improving on his earlier runs to beat Prissy Missy by just over one length; and Jamie Osborne’s Acclamation filly took another forward step when finishing two lengths’ third behind She Can Dance at Chelmsford latest.

She finished ahead of the reopposing Dandizette, and she ought to confirm that form with Adrian Nicholls’ charge on these better terms while remaining open to further improvement which could see her get back on the scoresheet here.

4.15 – Muhallab
4.45 – Fighting Temeraire
5.20 – Poets Dance
5.50 – Crime Of Passion
6.20 – Cotton Club
6.50 – Dubai Discovery
7.20 – Final Orders


(7.00) TOP OF THE CHARTS (11/10, Ladbrokes) is already a three-time winner this term from seven starts, and Gavin Cromwell’s charge can strike again here.

The Great Pretender gelding has won at Wexford and Perth over the summer, beating a subsequent winner in the latter occasion prior to running with credit during the Galway Festival, and he subsequently got back to winning ways over hurdles at Down Royal late last month.

He ran out a near-four lengths’ winner over Zagnzig on that occasion, overcoming some tardy leaps in the process to ultimately win readily and his subsequent 5lbs penalty has been largely offset by his rider’s claim.

Due to go up another 5lbs in future runs, he turns out here from a very appealing mark when all things are considered and he ought to go close.

4.25 – The Three Wizards
5.00 – Jack Holiday
5.30 – Multiviz
6.00 – No Way Jack
6.30 – Brog Ahaon
7.00 – Top Of The Charts
7.30 – Lady Moon

Gavin Cromwell

Gavin Cromwell can saddle a winner at Clonmel


(6.10) LUNA WISH (6/4, William Hill) has been in good heart in recent outings, getting off the mark with success over course and distance last month, and George Margarson’s charge can follow up here.

The Sea The Moon filly beat the reopposing Inflamed readily by four lengths on that occasion having finished runner-up on her previous two starts where she wasn’t beaten far either time.

The handicapper hasn’t missed her with a 9lbs hike up the weights, but given she has looked progressive of late she could have more to offer and she can defy this higher mark to double her tally.

(7.10) MUHAARAR’S NEPHEW (2/1, Ladbrokes) has shown promise in her three runs to date, scoring at Beverley in June and then chasing home the well-regarded Dubai Warrior at Kempton last month where the Mukhadram colt finished four lengths’ adrift of that easy winner.

Owen Burrows’ charge in turn had finished clear of the third and rest, and this extra quarter of a mile could well elicit some further improvement as he makes his handicap debut from what looks a very workable mark.

Further progress over this longer trip ought to put him firmly in the mix, and with winning form already to his name he can get back on the scoresheet here.

5.40 – River Cam
6.10 – Luna Wish
6.40 – Parknacilla
7.10 – Muhaarar’s Nephew
7.40 – Junooh
8.10 – Jukebox Jive
8.40 – Tarseekh