Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips for Wednesday’s racing coming your way from Beverley, Hamilton Park, Warwick, and Wolverhampton.
Race 1 No6 FLASH BETTY (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Nicola Currie
FLASH BETTY ruined her chance by hanging to the right at Leicester and now finds herself in a claimer. If she had kept straight that day she would have gone close to winning, and is worth another chance under a new jockey.
Race 5 No4 RAINS OF CASTERMERE
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Robbed of a golden opportunity when his race at Windsor last week was called off, RAINS OF CASTERMERE can add to his laurels on a second career visit to this track. The first ended ignominiously when he bombed after attracting strong support, but on the back of three wins from his last five outings he is the one to beat here.
Race 2 No8 AFTER JOHN (Each Way)
Trainer: Harvey Bastiman – Jockey: Jason Hart
AFTER JOHN is a complicated individual but capable of taking out a race of this nature if on his best behaviour. The fact that he debuts for his trainer can be seen as a plus, and he could upset the applecart as the total roughie in the field.
Race 4 No6 CELTIC EMPRESS (Nap)
Trainer: David O’Meara – Jockey: David Nolan
Golden Horn filly CELTIC EMPRESS reacted favourably to a hood on handicap debut to run Lasting Legacy to a head at Redcar. She finds herself in a similar place on only a fifth career start, and has scope for further progression.
Race 5 No7 SPECIAL BUDDY (Nap)
Trainer: Ben Pauling – Jockey: David Bass
SPECIAL BUDDY left his previous form behind when chasing home the in form Shareef Star at Fontwell. The former Irish pointer had shown little up to then, but can use it as a springboard to open his account.
Race 6 No3 SAMTARA (Each Way)
Trainer: Martin Keightley – Jockey: Mr T O’Brien
Consistency is the strong suit of SAMTARA, whose finished second in three of his last four outings but is still seeking a first career win. There doesn’t appear to be anything ungenuine about the seven-year-old who is more likely to run his race than most in opposition to him.
Race 3 No8 LADY DOLLARS (Each Way)
Trainer: Tom Ward – Jockey: Tom Marquand
Having put in an eye taking debut at Windsor, LADY DOLLARS appeared to go backwards at Goodwood but this beautifully-bred filly could be worth chancing to bounce back. With Gift Horse sure to take out most of the handle on the contest, she can end up as an each way bet to nothing.
Race 5 No5 ROYAL PLEASURE
Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott – Jockey: Luke Morris
As the least exposed runner, ROYAL PLEASURE can advertise his liking for this track, having posted a win and a second from as many starts at two. The Heath House horses are in good order, and this son of Kingman looks progressive.
Place Accumulator Perm (Races 1-7)
3, 6 x 3, 8 x 8, 7 x 9, 3, 4 x 5 x 4, 1, 2 x 7, 8