There are four fixtures scheduled for Wednesday’s horse racing action, and there are jumps meetings going to post at both Towcester and Newcastle; while all-weather action also comes on the tapeta at Wolverhampton in the afternoon, and on polytrack at Kempton in the evening.
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Towcester (jumps) – 2.10 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Newcastle (jumps) – 2.20 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.20 – 8.50pm (8 races)
(3.00) FABULOUS FLYER
) gave herself a mountain to climb last time out at Kempton where she blew the start; but she finished to good effect to go down by only one length behind Swendab, and if getting away quicker this time around she can get back on the scoresheet.
Jeremy Gask’s charge was a winner at Lingfield the time before, beating Elanda Ally; and with a few of today’s rivals unlikely to hang about and so set up a strong pace for the Equiano filly to aim at, she can go close from a mark that has been unchanged following that last-time run.
Malaysian Boleh can give trainer Brian Ellison a winner at Wolverhampton.
(3.30) Three-time course winner MYTHICAL MADNESS
) could be hard to beat back at this venue, having won impressively here two starts ago despite meeting trouble; and acquitting himself well enough in Listed company on his last outing at Lingfield where he finished fifth behind Decorated Knight.
The Dubawi gelding was beaten less than three lengths in that run, and back at this venue with his slights slightly lowered he can resume winning ways here.
2.00 – Chestnut Storm
2.30 – Times In Anatefka
3.00 – Fabulous Flyer
3.30 – Mythical Madness
4.00 – Malaysian Boleh
4.30 – Byron Flyer
5.00 – Miss Gillard
) has been steadily progressive since sent chasing, racing up a hat-trick of wins back from a break with successes at Uttoxeter, Warwick and here in December.
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge has run well on both subsequent starts in defeat, in a stronger race at Newbury on New Years’ Eve and at Warwick latterly when beaten just over one length by Peckamecho.
While this drop in trip doesn’t look ideal for the Soapy Danger gelding, there is a good chance this race will turn into a slog and his proven stamina for further can only help in that regard. First-time cheekpieces may help to sharpen him up, and as a past course-winner he is taken to get back to winning ways off the same mark as last time.
Yanmare can win again at Towcester.
(4.10) LUNAR FLOW
) hacked up four days ago at Uttoxeter, and assuming this doesn’t come too soon then Jamie Snowden’s charge can repeat the dose under a penalty.
The With The Flow gelding seemed to be rejuvenated by the addition of blinkers when making all and routing Whiskey Chaser by almost forty lengths on what was only his second chase start; and quickly turned out again before the handicapper has a chance to react, he can double up with the headgear kept on for this quick return to the race-track.
2.10 – Bandon Roc
2.40 – Act Now
3.10 – Yanmare
3.40 – Solighoster
4.10 – Lunar Flow
4.40 - Cadeyrn
) shaped at Musselburgh as if the run was needed when finishing fourth behind Gaitway earlier in the month on what was his first outing since November 2015; but entitled to build on that run in which he went with some promise, Brian Ellison’s charge can get off the mark.
Placed in a Haydock bumper on soft ground previously behind Du Soleil, the former French-trained Daramsara gelding had won a bumper in France before joining this yard, where he beat the highly-touted Chateau Conti in the process.
He wouldn’t be the first horse to improve under the care of the shrewd Brian Ellison, and open to considerable progress assuming he handles these conditions, it isn’t hard to see him going close.
Donald McCain can saddle a Newcastle winner with The Pierre Lark.
(3.20) BABY TICKER
) had run with some promise in maiden contests prior to looking as if she would make a winning handicap debut in a Sedgefield contest last month, where she swerved and unseated her rival after the last when holding the lead.
Donald Whillans’ charge evidently has her quirks, but she may be able to gain some compensation here despite being raised in the weights as a result of her run last time given she had looked in command and holding the eventual winner.
Assuming she is none the worse, she can go close this time around in receipt of weight all round form her rivals.
2.20 – Crackdeloust
2.50 – William Money
3.20 – Baby Ticker
3.50 – The Pierre Lark
4.20 – Wolf Sword
4.50 - Ballasalla
(5.50) It could be worth chancing INDIAN AFFAIR
) to register his first win since 2016 now he’s been reunited with Franny Norton, and Milton Bradley’s charge looks capable of a big run in this company.
The Sleeping Indian horse last tasted success at Wolverhampton eleven months ago under Norton when scoring from a higher mark than this in a stronger race; and although he’s been in-and-out since, he has shaped in recent runs that his turn may not be too far away having been beaten one length on each of his last two starts.
Norton has rode him to two of his career victories and gets on well with the Bradley runner, so back in the saddle for this latest outing the pair can combine to go close.
Kempton are racing on Wednedsay evening.
(6.20) ASSERTIVE AGENT
) possibly just wanted for fitness having been beaten only a head behind the hat-trick seeking Beau Mistral when the pair clashed at Chelmsford last month; but meeting that rival on better terms and with the run likely to bring her on, the Assertive mare can reverse that form.
Tony Carroll’s charge was a winner here on her final start prior to that break, having also won on turf at Brighton earlier in the season; and racing off the same mark as when narrowly beaten last time, she can gain revenge over her stablemate who bids for a three-timer.
5.20 – Moayadd
5.50 – Indian Affair
6.20 – Assertive Agent
6.50 – Cherbourg
7.20 – Alexander M
7.50 – Rail Dancer
8.20 – Spirit Of Gondree
8.50 – West Leake