Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Wednesday’s racing coming your way from Haydock Park, Fontwell Park, Kempton Park and Hamilton Park.
Race 2 No6 SADMAH (Nap)
Trainer: Kevin Ryan – Jockey: Kevin Stott
Quicker ground here has decimated some of the fields but it shouldn’t bother SADMAH, who hails from a yard doing sterling work with its two-year-old division. The unraced daughter of Frankel has shown plenty in her work at home and is ready to showcase her wares.
Race 4 No1 MUSTAZEED (Nap)
Trainer: Chris Wall – Jockey: Jack Mitchell
This is typical of the three-year-old only handicaps run at this course, with Territories colt MUSTAZEED making abundant appeal for a trainer that makes few mistakes when the money’s down. The selection put in a career-best at Wolverhampton last time, Bengal beaten just half a length into third in a blanket finish. The outing is thought to have put the cutting edge on him.
Race 7 No9 DON’T JOKE
Trainer: Ruth Carr – Jockey: Aidan Brookes
North Yorkshire trainer Carr does well with many of the horses she sends here, and DON’T JOKE can prove to be a case in point. He rattled the crossbar when forcing Order Of St John to a photo at Nottingham last time, and can build on that effort getting weight from all his rivals.
Race 1 No2 BLUE SANS
Trainer: Fergal O’Brien – Jockey: Paddy Brennan
This will be purely tactical, but BLUE SANS can operate off a slow gallop and represents a yard that’s still amongst the winners. She operates well on an easy track, as a couple of earning runs at Pontefract illustrates, and can prove tough to beat.
Race 5 No1 HUNTING PERCIVAL (Nap)
Trainer: Tom Lacey – Jockey: Jonathan Burke
HUNTING PERCIVAL took out a bumper at Wincanton and a novice hurdle at Southwell and has been highly tried in more recent races over hurdles. He shaped in eye taking fashion on handicap debut at Doncaster, and though taking a weight rise for his efforts could still have enough up his sleeve to take this.
Race 6 No4 SIGNAL TWENTY NINE
Trainer: William Knight – Jockey: Callus Shepherd
The first of two bets at the back end of this tricky card is SIGNAL TWENTY NINE. The grey showed a liking for Polytrack on handicap debut at Lingfield and can be forgiven his defeat on turf at that course last month when the ground turned soft. Back on the Poly here, he’s got an attractive look about him and should put in a big earning run.
Race 7 No4 SCUDAMORE (Nap)
Trainer: Ivan Furtado – Jockey: Sean Levey
SCUDAMORE looked better the further he travelled at Chelmsford last week, eventually scoring by five lengths and landing some good bets in the process. He appears to be much more effective on the all-weather, having also scored at Southwell, and should prove hard to stop under his penalty.
Race 2 No4 PERFECT POWER (Nap)
Trainer: Richard Fahey – Jockey: Paul Hanagan
Breeze-ups purchase PERFECT POWER shaped with considerable promise on debut at Newcastle when finishing strongly from off the pace. He is thought to have learned plenty from that first foray onto the track and can go one better.
Race 3 No3 PADDYPLEX (Each Way)
Trainer: Keith Dalgleish – Jockey: Callum Rodriguez
One that could raise her game is Valley Of Flowers, but the one to beat is PADDYPLEX who boasts a couple of recent earning efforts at this course and is in a good spot to do better. It’s a long time since he last won, but has been generally running well since joining his current trainer.
Place Accumulator Perm (Races 1-7)
1, 8, 3 x 4 x 3, 8 x 6, 3 x 5, 2 x 3, 1 x 4, 1