Yesterday, our horse racing tips produced a winner in Merry Monty (13/8) and a placed runner in Sailed Away (2/1) and the race card line-up for Wednesday looks just as ripe for plundering. With events to analyse at Kempton, Ludlow, Sedgefield and Fairyhouse, online horse racing betting fans have numerous avenues to explore, but we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you ahead of the action and below, we’ve assembled another set of free horse racing predictions for Wednesday’s events.
Best Tip #1: Ballybegg – Ludlow 2.50
Ballybegg’s record over hurdles was hit and miss until he made strides following a return to chase racing over winter. He won by an impressive 10 lengths over C&D just a month ago and the gelding is favoured to win again here, despite the 6lb rise she’s incurred.
Ballybegg’s win in January was delivered at Ludlow and he is taken to spawn a repeat performance today.
Galahad Quest has the potential to spoil carrying Sam Twiston-Davies, however. He will have the cheek pieces back on after a couple of missteps at Taunton and Kempton, and could go with some order restored.
Demnat meanwhile, was a useful runner in France and shouldn’t be underestimated on his UK debut despite his gap of a couple of years between races. The 7-year-old has been garnering some attention on sports betting apps elsewhere.
Best Tip #2: Symbol of Light – Kempton 7.00
Symbol of Light looked strong when finishing second at Newcastle on New Year’s Day in a similar event over 1m and the lightly-raced 5-year-old looks ready to go one better at Kempton.
Trained by Julie Camacho, Symbol of Light is up just 1lb since his last run and should be difficult to stop. Greatgadian might like that challenge in his current form and the 6-year-old could relish the step up in distance.
Dragon Icon is also of interest, though his 11th-place finish at Linfield last month is cause for caution there. Aratus posted a third-place run over 7f at Kempton just a week ago and finished second over 1m around the same circuit shortly before that and his experience could count big on his return. However, preference is for Symbol of Light, who is taken to deliver on his high claims.
Best Roughie: Mighty Jeremy – Fairyhouse 4.30
Mighty Jeremy, who is trained by Liam O’Brien, won back-to-back hurdles last season and landed in a respectable enough fourth spot over a distance of 2m 4f at Navan last month.
That run held promise and the 10-year-old seems to be homing in on some winning form. Mighty Jeremey’s 5th-place finish at Fairyhouse at a higher grade in December also caught the eye and if he matches that run a step down, he has every chance.
In what promises to be a highly competitive closer, Chosen Diamond also stands out as an option with merit. The gelding won over fences at Navan in November and was going very well before falling at the same course last time out (Jan 20th).
Chosen Diamond deserves respect here, as does Storm Mahler, who was victorious at Limerick just after Christmas. A 9lb increase could be tough to absorb there, however.
Stats and Insights
- Ludlow is a flat enough run around a sharp oval with nine fences packed into the circuit. The right-handed track suits gallopers due to the straight-forward final run in, so horses placed in the leading pack have a good chance of staying on.
- Kempton is the only right-handed all-weather course in the UK and the track is generally fair with a cutaway in the straight. The shorter furlong races have a very short burst to the finish, which can suit front runners. Trainer John Gosden has found Kempton to be a fertile hunting ground in recent seasons.
- Fairyhouse features a three-furlong home straight on a slight incline and horses with stamina can profit there. The right-handed square shape at the Irish course is a fair run for most, with the wide track offering room for all that need it.
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