Wednesday 14 August horse racing tips – Lyons’ 9/4 chance can go Wild with Gowran Park win

Ger Lyons can get amongst the winners on the Gowran Park card on Wednesday evening.

Ger Lyons can get amongst the winners on the Gowran Park card on Wednesday evening.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all six of Wednesday’s UK and Irish racemeetings.

A busy Wednesday takes in six UK and Irish horse racing meetings, and the afternoon’s flat racing comes from the cards at Beverley and Salisbury; while there is also jumps racing going to post from Newton Abbot.

In the evening meanwhile, there is further jumps racing going to post from Worcester, and also Gowran Park in Ireland; while Kempton are racing on their all-weather surface on the flat.

Salisbury (flat) – 1.50 – 5.25pm (8 races)
Beverley (flat) – 2.00 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Newton Abbot (jumps) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Worcester (jumps) – 4.55 – 8.00pm (7 races)
Gowran Park (jumps) – 4.45 – 8.20pm (8 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.40 – 8.40pm (7 races)


(2.50) Heavy ground probably didn’t suit REWAAYAT (15/2, William Hill) last time out, but back on better ground here the Pivotal gelding can do much better.

Charlie Hills’ charge showed some progressive form earlier in the campaign, getting off the mark at Lingfield last month when beating Crackin Dream by three lengths despite appearing a tricky ride as she carried her head awkwardly under pressure.

A subsequent winner has come out of that race, and she was sent off favourite for her last outing at Leicester although she was perhaps undone by the conditions. She could still have more to offer, and she may be worth giving another chance to back on better ground where she can go close.

(4.20) STEEVE (4/1, Bet365) hasn’t won for a while, with his sole career success to date coming at this venue last April. However, Rod Millman’s charge could be worth chancing to get back to winning ways here and double his win tally.

The Lethal Force gelding, despite failing to register another win, has largely acquitted himself well in defeat, and first-time cheekpieces applied for his last two outings have seen him hit the frame on both occasions.

Latterly beaten just over one length behind My Boy Sepoy over ten furlongs here earlier in the month, he is turned out here from the same mark and he can take advantage before going up in the weights in future runs.

1.50 – Ascension
2.20 – Smokey Bear
2.50 – Rewaayat
3.20 – Alfred Boucher
3.50 – Fanny Logan
4.20 – Steeve
4.50 – Tell William
5.25 – Bounty Pursuit


Salisbury are racing on Wednesday.


(2.30) Despite not being the finished article, YOSHIMI (7/2, Bet365) made a pleasing introduction at York last month with a runner-up effort behind Boosala, and Richard Fahey’s charge can put that experience to good use to go one better here.

The Dream Ahead colt was beaten just under four lengths on that occasion, slowly away and racing green early before running on late once the penny had dropped. That winner looked useful, but the Fahey runner can show improvement for that outing, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her go one better here.

(3.00) INNER CIRCLE (13/8, Paddy Power) was a winner at Thirsk back in July, beating Ramesses by just over one length, and Roger Fell’s charge has run well in defeat since; the Choisir gelding can get back on the winning trail here.

Having beaten Thornaby Nash by two lengths, he has since finished fourth in subsequent outings at Ayr and Musselburgh; but he was arguably unlucky not to finish closer given he met with trouble in running.

Slightly eased in the weights, he drops down in grade for this latest outing and if he can continue his good spell of consistent form then he ought to go close.

2.00 – Kendred Soul
2.30 – Yoshimi
3.00 – Inner Circle
3.30 – Archie Perkins
4.00 – Langholm
4.30 – Dubious Affair


(2.40) Having won on the flat at Salisbury back in May on his return from a 200-day absence, GREEN ETOILE (13/8, Paddy Power) wasted no time in getting off the mark over hurdles when successful at Hexham in June where he got the better of Whiskey And Water by a short-head.

That runner-up has proven fairly useful since, and the Nathaniel gelding could take his winning hurdles tally to 2-2 here despite disappointing back on the flat last time out at Newmarket.

The increased emphasis on stamina here with the testing ground could prove to his liking given that he shaped in his Hexham win as if he might benefit from a stiffer test, and with the potential for better to come in this discipline he can strike again.

(3.40) ASYLO (11/8, Ladbrokes) coulcod be the answer to a tricky contest where a case can be made for all four runners; but Dr Richard Newland’s charge gets the vote to come out on top.

A Uttoxeter winner over hurdles back in November, he returned subsequently from five months off following a disappointing run back there on New Years’ Eve to finish a neck runner-up behind Nayati at Aintree in June.

The Flemensfirth gelding subsequently finished fourth at Market Rasen in July before switching to the larger obstacles where he found only one too good in Tales Of The Tweed. That was a solid first effort over fences, and there could be better to come from here now he has that experience under his belt.

2.10 – Pacify
2.40 – Green Etoile
3.10 – Jimmy Rabbitte
3.40 – Asylo
4.10 – Manor Park
4.40 – Black Anthem
5.10 – Rosie Picture

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is one of six meetings going to post on Wednesday


(4.45) TENNESSEE WILDCAT (9/4, William Hill) could take plenty of beating here with Ger Lyons’ charge a previous course and distance winner and dropping into a claimer for the first time.

The Kheleyf gelding isn’t as good as he was, but he was able to win from a mark of 96 at Tipperary last August, while he went closest since to getting back on the scoresheet at Leopardstown two starts back when denied behind Nimitz by one length.

Not at his best in a competitive handicap latest, this is a sizeable drop in class for the nine-year old and if he can replicate something akin to his best form then he is likely to take all the beating.

(5.50) ARABESKA (4/1, Ladbrokes) registered her sole career win at this venue in June, and Bill McCreery’s Bated Breath filly can quickly get back on the winning trail after a pair of subsequent defeats.

Only sixth on her next outing behind the useful Bailly at Naas where the drop in trip may not have suited, she bouced back returned to a more suitable trip to finish runner-up behind Super Treat at Leopardstown from this mark.

She is a largely consistent sort, and the presence of a 5lbs claimer adds some credence to her challenge for this latest assignment so it would be no surprise to see her going well back here where she can collect another win.

4.45 – Tennessee Wildcat
5.20 – Mogul
5.50 – Arabeska
6.20 – Trossachs
6.50 – Who’s Steph
7.20 – Timemakesitfine
7.50 – Coolbawn Magic
8.20 – Invincible Queen


(6.40) ONE HART (9/4, Bet365) ran better than the bare result at Doncaster last time out, beaten just over one length into fourth behind Stone Circle. Mark Johnston’s charge can however bounce back here, and the Gutaifan colt can resume winning ways.

Runner-up on debut behind The New Marwan at Hamilton, he stepped up on that experience to run out a five lengths’ winner over Navajo Dawn at the same venue, scoring impressively.

He wasn’t helped latest by being squeezed for room in that last outing, but he wasn’t far behind a subsequent winner, and now making his handicap debut from a potentially lenient mark he could get back on the scoresheet with the likelihood of improvement to come.

(7.40) STORMBOMBER (3/1, Coral) has ratted the crossbar the last twice, and Ed Walker’s charge can land a breakthrough win here.

The Stormy Atlantic colt has shown steadily progressive form since returning from a break, going down only by a neck two starts ago at Wolverhampton and then following up by filling the same position over course and distance behind Mutassamy.

Although beaten three lengths on that occasion, he probably bumped into an above-average sort and there could be more to come from him. A repeat of either of those two runs ought to be enough to see him going close here, and he can get off the mark.

5.40 – Lethal Talent
6.10 – Sweet Serenade
6.40 – One Hart
7.10 – Midas Girl
7.40 – Stormbomber
8.10 – Franz Kafka
8.40 – Givepeaceachance

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston can saddle a winner on the Kempton card on Wednesday evening.


(5.30) CANTON PRINCE (3/1, William Hill) lost his way somewhat over hurdles following his win at Warwick back in October, but Tim Vaughn’s charge made a pleasing switch to fences at Cartmel last month and the Shantou gelding can follow up that success.

He ran out a four lengths’ winner over Sonic, with No Hassle Hoff and Sussex Road both finishing well-beaten, and there likely will be more improvement to come in this sphere given that he looked a natural over the larger obstacles.

He gives up some experience to more streetwise chase rivals; but he has won here over hurdles previously, and he is the least exposed over fences from those who have tackled this discipline so it would be no surprise to see him find progress to follow up here with another win.

(6.30) CHEQUERED VIEW (9/1, Bet365) hasn’t been at her best in starts at Southwell and Newton Abbot this term, but Martin Keightley’s charge is given another chance.

The Passing Glance mare won twice last term, scoring over hurdles at Southwell and later over fences at Fakenham, and he may have needed his reappearance back at Southwell in June following six months off.

Possibly stretched by the longer trip latest, he eases back in trip for this latest outing while first-time cheekpieces are deployed in the hope the headgear can trigger a return to form. He returns to hurdles here 1lb lower in the weights than when scoring over fences last term, and if he can run to that level then he can get back on the scoresheet.

4.55 – Danboru
5.30 – Canton Prince
6.00 – Ormskirk
6.30 – Chequered View
7.00 – Simon The Great
7.30 – Doubly Clever
8.00 – Whenhellbrokeloose