Horse Racing Tips, Predictions & Best Bets – 18/04

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There are meetings at Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Newmarket, Ripon and Clonmel packed into Thursday’s race card line up across the UK & Ireland, giving us plenty of room for manoeuvre in the markets. Yesterday, our three selections returned TWO more winners thanks to Caprelo’s victory at Kempton (11/8) and Doyen Quest’s triumph at Cheltenham (tipped at 8/1). Below, you can peruse our latest horse racing betting tips.

Best Tip #1: Con Te Partiro – Chelmsford, 18:00

Con Te Partiro has come on leaps and bounds since switching to handicaps and completed a hattrick of wins with a dominant performance at Wolverhampton last time out.

Richard Spencer’s 3-year-old is 2lb well-in under a 6lb penalty today and should be the one to beat again. Back Con Te Partiro to make it four wins from four in handicaps in the second race at Chelmsford.

The biggest threat to Con Te Partiro’s chances could come from Salamanca Lad. He finished in a respectable fourth place on his stable debut at Southwell on March 31st and still unexposed, he could make progress.

Subaltern, who has a previous win at Chelmsford this year, could be worth following in the ante-post markets on betting sites for horse racing.

Betzone UK4/6
Planet Sport Bet7/10

Best Tip #2: Golden Ace – Cheltenham, 15:50

Golden Ace was a runner-up in a Grade 2 Aintree bumper last year, however, she has cranked things up a notch over fences this season and following up successive wins at Taunton with a superb victory in the Grade 2 Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

She’s had a nice five-week break since that triumph and holds all the aces again on her return. The slightly longer trip shouldn’t be much of an issue for the 6-year-old.

Every other contender will run off a much bigger price and Dan Skelton’s Take No Chances could be among the best each-way options. She went very close at Newbury last time out and though Skelton seems to favour her stablemate Lightening Mahler today; Take No Chances could also be in the mix.

Jonjo O’Neill’s Mellificent, who put in a good shift in a Class 1 Novice Listed Hurdle race in March, is also shaping up like a possible improver.

Betzone UK4/11
Planet Sport Bet4/11

Best Roughie: Getamotive – Clonmel, 19:15

Getamotive looked raw on his debut at Cork last month though his run to second place screamed of untapped potential and there could be more to come today for the promising 6-year-old.

He was beaten by just three lengths on his bow on March 31st and finished between two contenders with more experience that day. He could upset the apple cart if he can recapture that form today against more fancied runners.

Willie Mullins’s Inn At The Park has been dominating the markets on sports betting apps. A platform was built in February at Punchestown (3rd) and he could push on to score today.

Gordon Elliott’s Bleu De Vassy meanwhile, is also expected to be thereabouts. He’s been missing since December but could be fresher for the four-month break. Remember’hesmine looks like a decent each-way shout further down the field.

Betzone UK7/1
Planet Sport Bet7/1

Stats and Insights

  • Chelmsford is a track for galloping types to enjoy with the open bends and two straights there offering chances to build up speed and momentum. This season, jockey Lewis Edmunds has a 50%-win rate at Chelmsford while trainer Richard Hughes has won with half of his six horses at the track.
  • Both the Old and New Course at Cheltenham are testing runarounds, though the latter puts a bigger demand on stamina with fences near the back end few and far between. Trainers Willie Mullins, Gavin Cromwell, Nicky Henderson and Dan Skelton have been the dominant forces at Cheltenham.
  • Clonmel is rectangular in shape and features a tough uphill finish over two and a half furlongs at the end. Jockey Paul Townend and trainer Willie Mullins are usually the two to watch out for at Clonmel with both big-hitters enjoying plenty of success there this season.

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Simon Winter is an Irish sports journalist and betting specialist with a decade of experience in the industry. As a multi-sport enthusiast, he has produced content and tips for dozens of different sporting disciplines over the past ten years or so. Simon first started his journalistic journey as a football blog hobbyist around 2010, though his pastime soon blossomed into a career and he has had work published by the likes of Racing Post, Bloomberg Sports and FST since as well as many of the biggest brands in bookmaking. He is an avid supporter of Manchester United in England’s Premier League and of his local club, Wexford FC, in Ireland. Away from his professional life, Simon is a notorious bookworm, a keen amateur gardener and garage gym enthusiast.
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