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UK Racing Best Bets – Wednesday 16 October 2019

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Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips from UK Racing at Bath, Kempton Park, Nottingham, Southwell and Weatherbys.

Bath Best Bets

Race 2: JEANIE B (4)
Trainer: Mick Channon 
Jockey: Franny Norton

JEANIE B has shown she can handle testing conditions and this Pontefract scorer faced some better rivals when a creditable second to Ventura Flame on her latest start at Hamilton. She has delighted her trainer in subsequent work, and can regain the winning thread.

Race 3: TANTIVY (11)
Trainer: Richard Hannon 
Jockey: Sean Levey

There seems no obvious reason why TANTIVY can’t confirm his Goodwood superiority over Stag Horn and Herman Hesse as that was a big improvement by the colt from his first two outings. He was a 40-1 roughie on that occasion, but seems to have progressed in leaps and bounds.

Kempton Park Best Bets

Race 1: TWILIGHTING (12)
Trainer: Henry Candy 
Jockey: Nicola Currie

A wide draw is the only negative for TWILIGHTING who ran into a well supported and in form rivals in Katherine Place over the minimum trip here two weeks ago. She made a good fist of keeping tabs on the winner to go down by a length and a quarter with Jaganory and the remainder strung out behind her. Her pilot will surely have to tuck her in and hope for a way through, but if getting the gaps this well related sprinter can gain an overdue first career triumph.

Trainer: Mick Channon 
Jockey: Callum Shepherd

On his juvenile debut at this time last year CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARD bolted up by eleven lengths and looked something special, but his subsequent exploits have seen him in a far more gloomy light. He’s had issues and underwent wind surgery not long ago, but there’s no recent evidence to expect a turn in his fortunes. However, he’s dropped to a tempting mark and from a good draw can go well at protracted odds.

Nottingham Best Bets

Trainer: Paul Cole 
Jockey: David Egan

Right from the day MAJESTIC DAWN proved a hare that never came back in a Newbury maiden in the spring, the colt has shown himself to be competitive at a high handicap level and might have won at Royal Ascot had his race been over today’s two and a quarter mile trip. He was the subject of solid backing for the Cambridgeshire in which he again acquitted himself well in finishing fifth and although there are others that like to force the pace here, he can see them off.

Race 5: GO WELL SPICY (5)
Trainer: Mick Channon 
Jockey: Silvestre de Sousa 

GO WELL SPICY didn’t justify the strong support on her at Leicester and has been robbed by the weather of a good opportunity since. But she is getting a fair bit of weight from her four rivals and if handling the deep ground can spring a surprise.

Southwell Best Bets

Race 4: SAAHEQ (1)
Trainer: Mike Appleby 
Jockey: Theodore Ladd

Sporting first time blinkers, SAAHEQ is weighted to reverse Fibresand placing with Samovar from earlier in the year and this strong traveller has a fine chance of taking the spoils. He’s been running in better company and wasn’t beaten far when fifth in a Class 3 at Ascot last time. He also gets good assistance from the saddle, with a competent apprentice tak8ng 5lb off his back.

Weatherbys Best Bets

Race 2: MR ANTOLINI (2)
Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies 
Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

The best novice chase run so far this season can go to MR ANTOLINI who didn’t get the chance to show his true colours over hurdles last season. The 2018 Imperial Cup winner has always promised to find his forte over fences and has schooled proficiently. He faces a potent threat from Sam Spinner but could have the greater speed at this two and a half mile trip.

Race 4: DINO BOY (2)
Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies 
Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

A fascinating recruit to an in form stable, DINO BOY can make an immediate impact in this strongly contested novice hurdle. When last seen in an Aintree bumper in May he found only Garry Clermont too strong and has excelled in his preparation for this jumps debut.

Written by Neil Morrice for Hollywoodbets

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