A widespread mix of racing on Wednesday, with jump racing at Hereford and Musselburgh, and whilst no Cheltenham bound hopefuls, some competitive affairs. The same can be said about Lingfield and Kempton on the all weather.
There are selections at each track, however Musselburgh looks to have the best chances, with the in form team of Keith and James Reveley having CUE TO CUE in the 1.40, a mares novices hurdle race. The well bred daughter of King’s Theatre looked to have a bright future when winning a novices hurdle at the first time of asking, winning by 4 lengths. She then followed that up in a Class 2 novices hurdle at Newcastle, finishing a respectable third, in a competitive field. The form has been further franked by South Leinster and Kings Canyon since winning again.
TEARS FROM HEAVEN looks an interesting sort, getting in at the bottom of the weights in the 2.10, a conditional jockeys handicap chase. Henry Brooke takes the ride, and he won this race last year on Aghill. The gelding has got better with each run this season, capitalising on being dropped 8lb by the handicapper, finishing a good second last time out. Although a still long standing maiden, he looks to be lightly treated and could have a very good each way chance.
The Henrietta Knight yard looks to be finally a stable in form, with recent big race wins through Calgary Bay and Somersby, and they could have another winner Wednesday through SILVER ROQUE. Stable jockey Dominic Elsworth is on board the gelding who is yet to finish outside the first three this season. Dropping back to two miles last time out at Folkestone seemed to be the trick with the gelding, which comfortably beat an odds on favourite of Phillip Hobbs. He looks to be well treated back in handicaps, and should go close.
Moving across onto the polytack at Lingfield Park, NORTHERN SPY looks to be a very well treated horse in the 2.50, a class 5 handicap, which has Hayley Turner this time in the saddle. Still a maiden on the all weather, the gelding owned and trained by Simon Dow looks to be a very unexposed sort in a race with much tried veterans. With only two runs since returning from a 180 day absence last month, there has been a lot of promise shown. The second to Archie Rice at Wolverhampton looks to be a strong piece of form with Aviso and Archie Rice both winning, and the third, fourth and fifth placing in their next start also.
RAGDA looks like a horse with masses of potential for the typically shrewd Marco Botti yard, that are synonymous with horses springing into handicaps with poor maiden form and can do so again here. The well bred Invincible Spirit filly looks to have a very fair mark of 52. The race itself looks very weak, with the only form horse being recent winner Daniel Thomas, who will more than likely give another good account of himself, however admittedly at a short price.
13.40 Cue to Cue (Nap) 14.10 Tales from Heaven (Ew) 14.30 Silver Roque (Nb) 14.50 Northern Spy (Ew) 17.40 Ragda (Ew)
The Yorkshireman – Jack Milner @JJMSports