Plenty of action to look forward to this week, with Newmarket hosting their July Festival, that includes two Group 1 contests, the July Cup and Falmouth Stakes. York is also in on the action, with the Dante Festival being condensed down to one day of action on Thursday.
We’ve got horse racing tips for all the action on Wednesday as we head towards York and Newmarket, but we’re going to be focusing on the training ranks here. See below for Wednesday’s trainer treble!
The treble pays a best priced 573/1 and prices are correct as of 6pm on Tuesday.
3.10 Ripon – Golden Hind (9/2)
The man of the hour is David O’Meara, who brought up 1000 winners yesterday with Sudona’s victory at Pontefract. If you’re looking for profit at Ripon, he’s your man too, as he can boast a £23.33 profit to level stakes despite sending a whopping 247 runners to the venue in the past five seasons.
Golden Hind looks to have a great chance in the maiden contest at the venue on Wednesday, with the filly runningvery well on debut at Catterick to finish second last October. She was slowly away but made plenty of late progress, so a step up to the mile should eke out plenty of further improvement alongside natural progression from her opening experience. The third has come out and won since to boost the form and this half-sister to Amazing Maria could have too much stamina for Deep Snow, who isn’t assured to stay after nearly a year off the track.
3.20 Stratford – Chelsea’s Boy (17/2)
If you want to make a profit at Stratford, then Donald McCain is your man. With 51 runners at the venue in the past five seasons, 14 have come back to the winner’s enclosure. That equates to a fantastic profit of £39.37 to level stakes! He has just one runner at the venue on Wednesday, with that being Chelsea’s Boy.
Rated 75 at his peak on the flat, he showed ability in three starts over hurdles in the winter. He makes his handicap debut today at a much more manageable level, with no winning form in the line-up. His opening mark looks more than fair and he’s fit from a run on the flat. With Lorcan Murtagh’s useful three-pound claim in mind, he’s one to take very seriously.
6.10 Newbury – Wren (10/1)
Roger Charlton has an outstanding record at Newbury, in the past five seasons, the Wiltshire based trainer can boast of a £30.62 profit to level stakes at the Berkshire venue. With a 17% strike rate from 107 total runners, it shows that following him at bigger prices can pay dividends, and one of his best chances on Wednesday looks to be Wren.
A winner on debut at Kempton last June, he ran well in two subsequent starts under a penalty over the seven-furlong distance. She makes her seasonal return going into handicaps off an attractive looking mark, with a step up to the mile distance another positive for a horse who has hit the line strongly over seven furlongs.
The Roger Charlton yard is in great form in recent weeks, with a 24% strike rate in the past two, which is another positive to her chances.