After a very slow start to the week and a severe lack of meetings, things start hotting up again on Thursday with six meetings to get stuck into. Meydan host another scintillating card as they draw closer to World Cup night, while Thurles join the fray from Ireland.
We’ve got horse racing tips for all the big meetings tomorrow, including Huntingdon and Doncaster, but I’ve gone through the cards looking for some bigger-priced fancies to hopefully make a good mid-week profit!
Race: Betway Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Huntingdon 1.00)
Running well in defeat in several handicaps last summer for David Pipe, OURMULLION was placed off a three-pound higher rating at Sedgefield back in August. He left the Pipe yard after two low-key efforts to end the campaign and joined his current stable prior to an excusable debut defeat, where heavy ground can easily pardon that effort.
He’s certainly well-treated on his summer exploits and today’s ground is much more to his liking. As of the evening prior, the going description is good to soft, but a dry day is expected which should give him the ground he needs to show his best form. Race-fit from that recent stable debut, a much better effort can be expected, especially with David Bass taking over from an inexperienced claimer.
Price Of Rome (20/1)
Race: New tote Handicap (Chelmsford 2.40)
Since June, Prince Of Rome has form figures of 32343226 and barring his latest defeat at Kempton, he’s been beaten an average of just one and a half lengths in this highly consistent sequence. He went down by just a head at Lingfield two starts ago, when collared right on the jam-stick.
He’s racing off that very same mark today and he does hold excuses for his latest defeat at Kempton, as he was pushed left leaving the stalls and had to be ridden to recover his position. Granted a smoother passage out of the gates and reunited with seven-pound Tyler Heard, who has ridden him to narrow defeats this winter, he can surely out-run his provocative odds.
Race: Yahsat Trophy (Meydan 3.05)
He’s certainly not the most consistent, but MOQARRAB has the ability to make his presence felt in the Yahsat Trophy at a bigger price. He made his debut for his current stable back in February 2019, where he was beaten a short-head over course and distance off a pound higher on the dirt.
His runs this winter have been patchy, granted, but he ran with plenty of credit here two starts back and he was always outpaced over six furlongs on his latest outing in a race where nothing really got into the race from racing in rear.
Returning to seven furlongs should be a massive positive for him and nearly all of these horses have something to prove, which makes for a fascinating contest.