Wednesday 10 July horse racing tips – Palmer’s 9/4 chance can prove too Hot for Kempton rivals
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Wednesday’s UK and Irish racemeetings.
Wednesday plays host to another five UK and Irish horse racing fixtures with afternoon flat racing from the cards at Catterick, Yarmouth and Lingfield on turf.
Meanwhile, the evening action comes courtesy of Kempton’s all-weather fixture, as well as a meeting on turf from Bath.
Catterick (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Yarmouth (flat) – 2.20 – 5.20pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.15 – 8.45pm (8 races)
Bath (flat) – 6.00 – 9.00pm (7 races)
WEDNESDAY 10 JULY NAP SELECTION
(3.00) KEEP BUSY (11/8, Bet365) is quickly turned out under a penalty as the Night Of Thunder filly bids to land a hat-trick of wins.
John Quinn’s charge has already struck wins at Carlisle in June, and latterly at Haydock four days ago where she ran out a three-parts of a length winner over Lexi The One where she appeared to do the job readily.
A 6lbs penalty for that success does demand a shade more, but she looks progressive and can continue to find improvement, so there is every chance that she can strike again and land the three-timer.
(4.00) LEVER DU SOLEIL (6/4, Paddy Power) arrives in good heart following a break, winning at Musselburgh and Ayr in the space of five days, and while this latest run follows just two days on from his latest win over Sbraase it could be worth chancing Gavin Cromwell’s charge to land a quick-fire hat-trick.
The Le Havre gelding struck by a neck latest, and given he missed the break after his rider was slow to remove the hood he wore into the stalls it was a creditable effort to come out on top and he appeared to score a shade readily in any case so a further 5lbs penalty needn’t stop him from following up again.
Assuming recent exertions haven’t taken their toll as he steps out again quickly, he can continue his good spell of form to land the three-timer.
2.00 – Blitzle
2.30 – Whiskey And Water
3.00 – Keep Busy
3.30 – Beryl The Petal
4.00 – Lever Du Soleil
4.30 – Mercenary Rose
5.00 – Billy Wedge
5.30 – Uncle Charlie
(3.40) SATCHVILLE FLYER (7/2, Bet365) has contested in better raced than this, and David Evans’ charge could prove tough to beat on his return from a break dropping into selling company.
Rated as high as 78 on turf, he went off the boil during an all-weather campaign over the winter and has been given some time off; he makes his return to action from five months off the track, and he could prove too good for this field if running up to his best.
He has to give weight away all round, but this is a poor race and with Oisin Murphy booked for the ride then he can get back to winning ways.
(4.40) DREAM KART (10/11, Coral) is progressing with each start, getting off the mark at the fourth attempt with a wide margin success over Sneaky at Windsor at the beginning of the month.
Mark Johnston’s charge won by six lengths on that occasion, and there could be plenty more to come now that the Dream Ahead filly switches to the handicap ranks.
Despite a 6lbs penalty for that success, she could have been underestimated by the assessor given that she has the potential for significant improvement to come, and she could prove hard to beat here.
2.10 – Ragstone Cowboy
2.40 – Sawasdee
3.10 – Fitzwilly
3.40 – Satchville Flyer
4.10 – Laikaparty
4.40 – Dream Kart
5.10 – Voltaic
(2.50) This will be much easier than the Windsor Castle Stakes contested by BETTER THE DEVIL (9/4, Bet365) who can get back on the scoresheet here.
Archie Watson’s Daredevil colt ran out a debut winner at Hamilton last month, beating Spring Bloom by almost three lengths impressively where he made all the running and drew readily clear to score.
That performance prompted a crack at Royal Ascot, and although he failed to fire and didn’t beat a rival home he looked not to handle the soft conditions and possibly found the run coming too soon just seven days on from that debut.
Given a breather, he can do better back on a quicker surface and with his sights eased considerably back into a more suitable grade then he could prove a tough nut to crack despite having to give weight away.
(3.20) SOLOIST (7/2, William Hill) found some improvement for the longer trip when finishing only a half-length in arrears of Beechwood Jude at Carlisle last month, and with this additional yardage likely to suit the Camelot filly she can get off the mark.
William Haggas’ charge remains a maiden after five starts, but she produced an improved effort in first-time cheekpieces switching to handicaps at Ripon two starts ago where she was only beaten three lengths despite finishing seventh behind Patchouli.
She bettered that run last time where she was outbattled by the winner, but she is only 1lb higher her and has the services of title-chasing Danny Tudhope so a big effort wouldn’t come as a surprise with this step up in trip a potential source of further progress.
2.20 – Magical Ride
2.50 – Better The Devil
3.20 – Soloist
3.50 – Eve Harrington
4.20 – Muscika
4.50 – Going Places
5.20 – Sonnet Rose
(6.15) FORBIDDEN DANCE (4/1, William Hill) appeared to appreciate getting her toe into the ground at Newbury latest, where Hughie Morrison’s charge finished three lengths’ third behind Qamka in softer ground having struggled at Windsor the previous twice on quicker conditions.
The Dutch Art filly was unable to sustain her effort to the line that day, but she finished clear of the rest and the runner-up has subsequently done the form little harm having since filled the same spot in a decent race on her next run.
The selection makes her handicap debut here from a mark which doesn’t look too punitive, and the booking of Oisin Murphy suggests connections are confident of a big run. This is quite a strong race for the grade however, and she will probably need to find some improvement; but she could well prove equal to the task and no surprise if she were to open her account now.
(7.15) HOT TOUCH (9/4, Coral) got to within a neck of winning on her debut at Thirsk last month, and Hugo Palmer’s charge could go one place better here with that experience under her belt.
The Hot Streak filly ran green early, but she was finishing to good effect once the penny dropped and she ought to have learned plenty from that first run. The winner and fourth have both run well in defeat since, so the form looks fair and it is possible the soft ground may not have entirely suited.
Likely to find improvement, she could be worth chancing to build on that solid debut effort and it wouldn’t come as a shock to see her get off the mark at the second attempt.
5.15 – Briyouni
5.45 – Sweet Nature
6.15 – Forbidden Dance
6.45 – In The Cove
7.15 – Hot Touch
7.45 – Blazon
8.15 – Bombero
8.45 – Maid For Life
(6.30) THEGREYVTRAIN (5/2, William Hill) has returned from a short break in much better form than previously, going down only by a short-head over course and distance in May and then going one place better at Chelmsford latest when beating Fairy Fast by a half-length.
Ron Harris’ Coach House filly made all the running on that occasion, and she dug deep for pressure to hold off the runner-up who pestered her all the way to the line but couldn’t get past the tenacious winner.
That race has thrown up a couple of subsequent winners, and a 4lbs rise for that success looks fair so there could be more to come from her. She has made the frame in two of her four starts at this venue, and having gone close here two runs ago she could better that result to follow up her last time success.
(8.00) BIG LACHIE (7/4, Bet365) has two wins and a placed effort to his name from four starts over course and distance, and the Camacho gelding can get back on the scoresheet.
Mark Loughnane’s charge finished runner-up here in June behind Miracle Garden, beaten two lengths prior to getting back on the scoresheet over course and distance later in that same month where he beat Edged Out by one length.
He conceded first run latest when beaten two lengths behind Pink Flamingo at Brighton a few days ago under a penalty, not helped by a slow start but he could bounce back here if getting away on terms.
He is due to go up 1lb in future runs so he could take advantage of his current mark to get back to winning ways here.
6.00 – Perfect Grace
6.30 – The Greyvtrain
7.00 – Clap Your Hands
7.30 – Desert Lion
8.00 – Big Lachie
8.30 – Toolatetodelegate
9.00 – Butterfield