David Ord looks ahead to Wednesday’s action across the tracks, with his best bet on offer at a nice price at Cheltenham.
CAMACHO STAR – 7.15 Newcastle
CAMACHO STAR can land the Talksport Download The App Handicap at Newcastle.
Kevin Ryan’s three-year-old looked a well-treated horse when switched to nurseries last year, his close-up third off 51 at this track in September a good effort considering he met trouble in-running.
From the same mark he can shed his maiden tag with Ryan’s Newcastle horses going so well (four winners this year at 40%).
WHITEANDBLUE – 8.30 Southwell
Grant Tuer’s WHITEANDBLUE appeals in the Top Odds Every Day With BetUK Handicap over six furlongs at Southwell.
Tuer is 5/15 at 33% with his Southwell runners this year and this filly ran a belter at Newcastle last time, setting a good gallop on the front end despite racing freely and she was only reeled in close home.
The switch to Southwell could be ideal for her tactically and she’s taken to go well from on the speed.
BEFORE MIDNIGHT – 4.50 Cheltenham (NAP)
A course-and-distance winner back in October 2021, before following up at Ascot the following month, BEFORE MIDNIGHT lined up in the Grand Annual on a one pound lower mark than when last successful.
He’s in terrific form this term too and would have finished much closer at Doncaster last time but for an uncharacteristic error at the final fence.
Connections put a tongue-tie and cheekpieces on here and he’s an interesting outsider in a wide-open race.
FEEL GOOD INC – 3.10 Huntingdon
He shaped better than the finishing position suggests when eighth in the Prestige Novices’ Hurdle at Haydock last time and FEEL GOOD INC can return to winning ways back in these shallower waters.
Neil Mulholland’s charge had looked a good prospect when winning at Doncaster in January and can get the better of chief market rival Soldier Of Destiny.
GRAND LIBYA – 6.45 Newcastle
He hasn’t stood much racing but GRAND LIBYA posted a career best when dropped in trip in a first-time visor over course-and-distance last time and can go one place better.
Tom Clover’s charge was collared late by subsequent winner Bin Hayyan but was clear of the third and a three pounds rise gives him every chance in this.
DIAMOND BAY – 7.30 Kempton
He’s been running well of late and DIAMOND BAY seems sure to give another good account of himself.
The son of New Bay was fourth over course-and-distance last I time, stepping up on his seasonal reappearance at Lingfield in the process. Any further progress and he looks handicapped to return to winning ways.
- Conkwell Legend 10/1 (NAP)
- Rock Chant 10/11
- Teumessias Fox 3/1
- Russian Virtue 13/8
- Windance 11/4 (NAP)
- Charging Point 10/3
- Dibble Decker 9/4
- Santos Blue 3/1 (NAP)
- Sweet Will 100/30
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