Neil Morrice brings us his best bets and tips for Wednesday's racing from across the UK.
Race 1 No1 AGE OF SAIL (Nap)
Trainer: Charlie Appleby – Jockey: William Buick
Several in this have the previous form to bring to the table, but my best news concerns newcomer AGE OF SAIL, who is by Frankel out of a Pivotal mare. He’s bred to appreciate the trip which puts the emphasis on stamina and hails from a yard adept at getting them ready.
Race 4 No1 FOX TAL
Trainer: Andrew Balding – Jockey: Andrea Atzeni
The featured Foundation Stakes can go to the hooded FOX TAL, and bring to an end a string of near-misses by the five-year-old. Solid efforts from the selection include a third in a Group 3 over this course and distance in late July, while he produced his best run of the year when beaten just three-quarters of a length in a blanket finish to the September Stakes at Kempton, also Group 3.
Race 5 No6 SINGLE (Each Way)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: David Egan
SINGLE is an infrequent winner that usually earns in her races and is almost always delivered late. As an unconsidered 22-1 shot she was only just out of the money in a more competitive race than this at Haydock last time. Egan hasn’t been on board since her debut more than two years ago and could bring about a change of luck for the filly.
Race 7 No4 SAAHEQ (Each Way)
Trainer: Amanda Perrett – Jockey: Callum Hutchinson
SAAHEQ hasn’t enjoyed the rub of the green on a couple of occasions this season and could be a value wager in the nightcap. He’s up against several in-form foes but can prove a surprise packet if enjoying racing real estate in the closing stages.
Race 1 No8 PNEUMATIC (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Richard Kingscote
PNEUMATIC blew the start and had to weave his way through the field when third on handicap debut at Thirsk last week. The Churchill colt’s passage cost him more ground than the length and a half he was beaten by the winner Hilary’s Boy. Compensation may well await him as he heads north for this similar prize.
Race 2 No14 PETAL POWER (Each Way)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Rossa Ryan
From the same stable, PETAL POWER can take out what looks a less competitive nursery in spite of the size of the field. The Profitable filly wasn’t beaten far when a 40-1 roughie at Wolverhampton and can be competitive.
Race 3 No3 OUT FROM UNDER
Trainer: Roger Charlton – Jockey: Richard Kingscote
Dubawi colt OUT FROM UNDER can make amends after being disqualified and placed second on his second start at Ffos Las. He is effectively a winner without a penalty and represents a yard that needs to be respected with its infrequent runners here.
Race 7 No8 SERGEANT PAINTER (Nap)
Trainer: Ben Pauling – Jockey: Kielan Woods
At the end of a tough card for punters, SERGEANT PAINTER can prove worth waiting for in this handicap hurdle. Rewarded for his consistency by a cosy success at Stratford, that form has been franked by the subsequent success of runner-up Jakamani. He should feasibly be capable of defying a 5lb rise on his long journey from Gloucestershire.
Race 2 No1 RANDOM HARVEST (Nap)
Trainer: Ed Walker – Jockey: Adam Kirby
Named after one of the most far-fetched romantic dramas ever taken to reel, RANDOM HARVEST can preserve her unbeaten record in this fillies’ novice stakes. The daughter of War Front moves onto Polytrack after scoring in the mud on debut at Yarmouth. That was almost a year ago, but she’s reported in good heart for this belated return to the fray.
Race 3 No12 SYDNEY STREET
Trainer: Hugo Palmer – Jockey: James Doyle
Blinkers from the word go have proved an asset to SYDNEY STREET, who after improving to take home a minor cheque at Ffos Las on the second start is beautifully drawn to be competitive in this novice stakes in which there’s little form to go by.
Place Accumulater Perm (Races 2-8)
1, 4 x 12, 3 x 12, 8 x 5, 4 x 2 x 11, 7, 13 x 11, 7, 5, 9