Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Wednesday 9 December 2020

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Wednesday 9 December 2020

Neil Morrice Best Bets & Tips

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Wednesday's racing taking place at Leicester, Hexham, Kempton Park, and Lingfield Park. 



LEICESTER 

Race 1 No1 C’EST LE BONHEUR  (Nap)
Trainer: Dr Richard Newland - Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

Although he has to carry a 7lb penalty against four rivals that all have form, C’EST LE BONHEUR can prevail. He’s proved strong in the market on four of his five starts over hurdles while looking more assured since being equipped with a hood. He absolutely bolted up at Sedgefield and has his tail up.

Race 2 No10 BEET TOPPER
Trainer: Fergal O’Brien - Jockey: Paddy Brennan

BEET TOPPER was quickly on the back foot at this course last week owing to an early mistake. At no stage after that did he look like winning, though to his credit he stayed on at the end and wasn’t beaten far. Getting weight from the entire field, if able to get into a rhythm over his fences he can show that he’s a well-handicapped horse.

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HEXHAM

Race 3 No2 FAIRFIELD FERRATA  (Nap)
Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe - Jockey: Joe Colliver

The good form shown by FAIRFIELD FERRATA a makes her the one to beat as long as she can transfer it to jumping hurdles. She battled on gamely to see off Teescomponentslass at Ayr after near-misses at Market Rasen and Ludlow and her trainer looks to have found her a good opportunity.

Race 4 No3 ORIONINVERNESS
Trainer: Lucinda Russell - Jockey: Stephen Mulqueen

Since undergoing wind surgery in the New Year, ORIONINVERNESS has looked a far more assured operator and especially since his trainer equipped him with a visor. In that device for the first time he won impressively at Perth, then put in a couple of solid efforts at this course, finishing second and winning easily over today’s trip last time. He has the benefit of that ‘winning feeling’ which makes him a slightly more reliable proposition than main danger Absolutely Dylan.

KEMPTON PARK

Race 2 No7 MEDWAY (Each Way)
Trainer: David Simcock - Jockey: Jamie Spencer

There are some very well related individuals in this first division of the novice stakes including Chelmsford scorer Maraakiz and Kingman newcomer Duty Of Care. However, one that could rattle their cages is MEDWAY. The son of Dark Angel started 33-1 for his Wolverhampton introduction but showed ability and is capable of stepping up on that midfield finish at juicy odds.

Race 3 No8 RUN TO FREEDOM (Nap)
Trainer: Henry Candy - Jockey: David Probert

There’s a big whisper for Godolphin newcomer Highland Avenue but I shall be surprised if RUN TO FREEDOM fails to play the experience card to good effect. The son of Muhaarar was too green to do himself justice on Newbury debut but showed his true worth when chasing home Quintillus over this course and distance, showing that he handles Polytrack and is now shooting out of a different zone.

Race 5 No4 SECRET VICTORY
Trainer: Charlie Appleby - Jockey: James Doyle

SECRET VICTORY did nothing wrong when chasing home Big Team following a an absence of more than a year at Wolverhampton. Placed on his only other two career starts an adept on an all-weather surface, he’s appears to be in a good place to open his account, with Sword Spirit the main threat.

LINGFIELD PARK

Race 1 No3 NEBUCHADNEZZAR (Each Way)
Trainer: Alan King - Jockey: Rob Hornby

This stable does well with its horses that run under both racing codes, and NEBUCHADNEZZAR really takes the eye following three runs over hurdles through the autumn. His career is dotted with place finishes and he boasts just the one win over hurdles, but in this field he’s hard to weigh up and is definitely the joker in the pack.

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