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The Best Horse Racing Tips for Nottingham & Wetherby on Wednesday

A good mix of Flat and national hunt action on Wednesday afternoon, courtesy of the meetings at Nottingham and Wetherby. Feature race at the East Midlands track is the Listed Rous Stakes at 3.45pm, a 5f sprint contest with a field of 10 declared runners. We will provide a Horse Racing tip, preview and prediction for this speed test run over the minimum trip.

Good to soft ground has attracted plenty of promising jumping prospects to the West Yorkshire venue. We will supply Horse Racing tips for a fascinating novice chase at 2.25pm along with the three mile handicap hurdle at 4.45pm.

Our Tip for the 2.25pm at Wetherby:

The combination of trainer Fergal O’Brien and jockey Paddy Brennan have made an excellent start to the current national hunt season. The 141-rated hurdler Champagne Well is one of their major prospects for the months ahead and this exciting novice chaser can make a winning debut over the bigger obstacles.

The seven-year-old managed to win only one of his 10 starts over hurdle, but finished second on three occasions in Grade 2 company. The son of Gold Well looks the type to do even better over fences and with the stable in form should not fail due to lack of fitness.

The horse is unlikely to have things all his own way however, as he faces several talented rivals, including General Custard, One Night In Milan and Repetito. The main danger however could come in the shape of the Dan Skelton-trained Shan Blue who was not disgraced in finishing sixth in the Ballymore at the Cheltenham festival.

Our Tip for the 3.45pm at Nottingham:

A cracking Listed sprint, headed by Saturday’s York Group 3 winner Dakota Gold. The six-year-old is certainly capable of giving the weight to his nine rivals, including talented speedsters Moss Gill and Tis Marvellous.

Trainer Robert Cowell has his sprinters in cracking form at the moment however, in particular Blue De Vega and Aljady. The former started the season on a mark of 88 and is now rated 100 following victories at Newmarket, Ascot, Sandown and Leicester.

Stablemate Aljady also began the current campaign rated 88 and is now running off a career-best mark of 107. The mount of Charles Bishop was particularly impressive in winning a soft-ground Sandown handicap on the last day of August by over six lengths and, under similar conditions, can win for the fifth time this season.

Our Tip for the 4.45pm at Wetherby:

Fitness could prove an issue for several in this competitive 3m handicap hurdle. Sue Smith has a decent prospect in Silva Eclipse. But the grey is likely to come on for his first run of the season, as is Coole Hall from the Rose Dobbin stable.

Joint bottom weight Loverboy is an interesting runner for trainer Alan King. Having his first run for over two years, the nine-year-old won on his debut for King at Chepstow back in January and could be well treated on a mark of 121.

The fitness of Western Rules and Teescomponents Lad is guaranteed and the pair are both capable of making the frame. But the selection is course winner Mr Scrumpy, who looked a horse to follow when taking a valuable novices handicap hurdle at Newcastle earlier this year.

The Jedd O’Keeffe-trained six-year-old will be having just his seventh start over hurdles and can prove better than his current rating of 129.

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