Wednesday 3 July horse racing tips – Price’s 10/3 chance can land hat-trick of wins at Worcester
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across each of Wednesday’s scheduled UK and Irish racemeetings.
Wednesday’s fixture list of horse racing meetings takes in six UK and Irish meetings, with afternoon racing action from Musselburgh and Thirsk on the flat, and Worcester over the sticks.
Meanwhile, in the evening there is all-weather action from Kempton, while Bath go on turf alongside a meeting in Ireland at Bellewstown with both meetings taking place on the level.
Musselburgh (flat) – 2.00 – 5.35pm (8 races)
Thirsk (flat) – 2.10 – 5.40pm (8 races)
Worcester (jumps) – 2.20 – 5.20pm (7 races)
Bellewstown (flat) – 5.30 – 8.30pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.50 – 8.50pm (7 races)
Bath (flat) – 6.10 – 9.10pm (7 races)
WEDNESDAY 3 JULY NAP SELECTION
(2.30) VENTURA FLAME (15/8, Ladbrokes) was undone by inexperience late on when finding only one too good on debut at Carlisle last month, and Keith Dalgleish’s charge subsequently found the challenge of the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot too much.
She crossed the line some eight lengths adrift on that occasion, beating a handful of other runners but no match for the winner. She wasn’t disgraced though given she was racing from the coffin box on the wrong side of the draw.
Likely to be better than she was able to show, she will appreciate being returned to calmer waters for this latest run where she gets weight from all but one of her rivals. She can make that concession work in her favour here, and she can bounce back with a win.
(3.30) PEPYS (5/1, Ladbrokes) won six times in all last term which included twice over course and distance, and Bryan Smart’s charge can make a winning return to action here following almost nine months off.
The Aqlaam gelding ran out a head winner over Make Me to land his latest success, holding on well, and that rival won next time out. The third, fourth and fifth horses home have all also posted subsequent successes so that form looks solid enough.
He has proven also that he can go well fresh, winning first time up last term, and while he probably needs to find some further improvement to defy this career-high rating on his reappearance, he could be worth chancing to do so and he can go close.
2.00 – Jungle Secret
2.30 – Ventura Flame
3.00 – Lever Du Soleil
3.30 – Pepys
4.00 – Forever A Lady
4.30 – Donnelly’s Rainbow
5.00 – Billy Dylan
5.35 – Sosian
(2.40) SPRING BLOOM (10/3, Paddy Power) has hit the crossbar on both starts this term, latterly finding only Better The Devil too strong by almost three lengths at Hamilton last month.
Karl Burke’s Power colt was slowly away from the stalls on that occasion, and she gave the impression that a stiffer test of stamina might suit so it is no surprise to see her being stepped up to six furlongs for this latest outing.
The form of that last start has taken a couple of knocks, but she is open to further improvement trying this longer trip and she could be worth chancing to go one better.
(3.10) SILK MILL BLUE (11/2, Paddy Power) won twice on the Newcastle all-weather last autumn, and Roger Whitaker’s charge has had excuses on both runs back from a break. The Piccolo gelding probably needed the run behind Mans Not Trot at Wolverhampton in April, and he faced a very stiff task next time from 6lbs out of the weights at Beverley in May.
Beaten almost eight lengths that day behind Keepup Kevin, he acquitted himself well for a long way before folding; but that form has been boosted with the winner and third horses home both winning since – the latter twice – so he could be worth chancing back in a more suitable grade where he can compete from his proper mark.
2.10 – Harry Love
2.40 – Spring Bloom
3.10 – Silk Mill Blue
3.40 – Bedtime Bella
4.10 – Royal Welcome
4.40 – Royal Prospect
5.10 – Lexington Law
5.40 – Atletico
(2.50) OUT FOR JUSTICE (10/3, William Hill) is chasing a three-timer having struck at Bangor and Fontwell over fences this term already, and Katy Price’s charge can follow up to land the hat-trick.
The Beneficial gelding was a three lengths’ winner over Brown Bear latest, appearing to win a shade readily. The handicapper has hit him with a 10lbs rise which will demand more, but he could have more to offer and the longer trip may well bring about some further improvement in the six-year old.
All ground seems to come alike for him, and he remains unexposed as a chaser so it wouldn’t come as a huge shock to see another big run here where he can collect a third straight win.
(3.20) LITTERALE CI (11/10, Ladbrokes) is given another chance to make an impact over fences having been quickly pulled up following a bad blunder at Ffos Las last week, and Harry Fry’s charge can make amends.
The Soldier Of Fortune mare was no stranger to success over timber, and he was expected to mount a bold bid to get off the mark at the first attempt over the larger obstacles although he only got as far as the seventh fence before his race-ending error.
He can do better and he is worth another chance to show what he can do over the larger obstacles, and he could leave that first attempt behind.
2.20 – Samson
2.50 – Out For Justice
3.20 – Litterale Ci
3.50 – Malina Ocarina
4.20 – Chapmanshype
4.50 – West Coast Flyer
5.20 – Raise Your Shades
(6.30) BECKWITH PLACE (3/1, Paddy Power) returned from a six month break to finish a good third of 23 runners behind Hit The Silk, and the Mastercraftsman gelding showed the benefit of that run to win next time at Leopardstown.
Tom Collins’ charge had a half-length to spare over Crafty Madam, but he gave the impression that he could have won by more, and the runner-up boosted the form next time.
A 4lbs rise in the weights for that success looks workable, and there could be more to come from him, so with the potential to find further improvement he can follow up here.
(8.30) WILDERNESS (11/2, Paddy Power) stepped up on a number of disappointing efforts to get off the mark on her latest outing at Cork, and Johnny Murtagh’s charge could strike again.
The Cityscape filly ran out a half-length winner over Hidden Spark in a competitive big field event, and the form looks decent with the runner-up since running well in his next outing; while the fifth horse home scored on his subsequent start.
The handicapper has pushed him up 4lbs in the weights, but with the yard’s runners enjoying a good spell and the four-year old open to improvement, she is worth chancing to take another forward step and she can win again.
5.30 – Moondrop
6.00 – Sam Langford
6.30 – Beckwith Place
7.00 – Diamond Hill
7.30 – Gerry’s Way
8.00 – Pari Passu
9.00 – South Sea Pearl
(7.20) DEJA (4/1, Bet365) showed progressive form last term, building on a win at Wolverhampton when trained by Jeremy Noseda to strike back-to-back successes and land a hat-trick of wins at Chester and Pontefract for current handler Peter Chapple-Hyam.
The Youmzain colt was last seen beating Wajaaha by almost four lengths at Pontefract last October, scoring readily, and while the form may be nothing special he could prove up to the task of defying this higher mark on his return.
He won on his seasonal debut last campaign, and in the hope that he can repeat the feat he is chanced to find another jolt of improvement and extend his sequence of wins.
(8.20) TAMERLANE (11/2, Coral) won twice over seven furlongs at this course back in December, and Clive Cox’s charge, although yet to add to his tally since, has largely been running well in defeat which includes not being beaten far into third latest behind Nawar.
The Dark Angel gelding was caught further back than ideal on that occasion having fluffed the start; but he finished off the race well and he can race from the same mark here.
A return to this venue could work the oracle, and he has also placed twice at this track. Assuming he gets away on terms this time around then he could go close.
5.50 – Canford’s Joy
6.20 – Cressida
6.50 – Illumined
7.20 – Deja
7.50 – Superb Story
8.20 – Tamerlane
8.50 – Di Matteo
(6.40) Winning doesn’t come naturally to this bunch, but PEACE DREAMER (8/1, William Hill) could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having posted her last success over course and distance, and the Sir Prancealot mare was denied only by a short-head back here on her reappearance in May behind Waseem Faris.
Robert Cowell’s charge may not have been suited by softer ground latest at Haydock, beating only one home; but she was less than five lengths adrift of the winner, and the fifth horse home has won since so she could be worth chancing to bounce back on this latest start back at this track which seems to suit her well.
Eased 1lb in the weights and with a 5lbs claimer in the plate, she looks to hold solid claims of getting back to winning ways here.
(8.10) SIGRID NANSEN (10/3, Bet365) is turned out just eight days after shedding her maiden tag at Brighton, and Alex Dunn’s charge can defy the 5lbs penalty she has to carry for that success.
The Cityscape filly had endured several near misses in earlier starts prior to finally getting her head in front with a six lengths defeat of Orobas in an amateur riders’ contest where she readily came clear.
She is 2lbs well-in at the weights despite her penalty, and she has the services of Cieren Fallon whose 7lbs claim offsets the penalty she has to carry so her chances of a follow-up win look solid and it would be no surprise to see her going in again.
6.10 – Look Surprised
6.40 – Peace Dreamer
7.10 – Heritage
7.40 – Listen To The Wind
8.10 – Sigrid Nansen
8.40 – Sadlers Beach
9.10 – Sweet Forgetme Not