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Alan Kelly's Horse Racing Tips for Huntingdon & Sedgefield on Thursday

Jumps action comes from the meetings at Huntingdon and Sedgefield on Thursday afternoon. We will provide Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions for two races from the popular County Durham racecourse and one from the market town track.

Our one tip at Huntingdon comes in the finale at 3.55pm, a 2m 4f handicap chase. While over at Sedgefield, the races taking place at 4.05pm and 5.10pm complete today’s Horse Racing selections.

“Tip of the Day” – Blue Hawaii – 5.10pm Sedgefield

The Tjade Collier-trained bottom weight, in the hands of in-form rider Adam Wedge for the first time, should prove too good for her rivals if in the same kind of form as when second at Catterick on her most recent start.

Lord Sparky (Next Best) – 3.55pm Huntingdon

Successful over today’s course and distance earlier this month, the Kim Bailey-trained Lots Of Luck is expected to make a bold bid from the front in an effort to follow-up. The mount of David Bass is sure to go well off a 5lb higher mark but may have to settle for second place behind bottom weight Lord Sparky.

The eight-year-old has won four of his fifteen starts over fences, all on this course, and found only the winner Freddy Fanatapan too good when runner-up on the gelding’s most recent visit to the track last month. 

With the aid of jockey Jack Andrews’ 5lb allowance the son of Sulamani can record his sixth victory as a chaser for trainer Caroline Bailey. If a recent wind op was to prove helpful for the Philip Hobbs-trained Chef D’Equipe, the presenting gelding could prove dangerous off a mark some 16lb less than well last successful.

Fame And Hope (Longshot) – 4.05pm Sedgefield

On the forecast heavy ground, this 3m 3f stamina test is going to take some getting, a situation which may favour those lightly-weighted horses towards the foot of the handicap.

The Gillian Boanas-trained Lady Vinetta showed her first glimmer of form when third over course and distance earlier this month and is set to meet the winner of that race, Atomic Angel, on 7lb better terms. However, it is Lady Vinetta’s stablemate Fame And Hope, a well-beaten ninth in that race, who could prove the each-way value bet of the race.

The daughter of Fame And Glory could never get competitive on the good to soft ground on that occasion, the mares’ best form having come under very testing conditions as when second to Atomic Angel on heavy going at Hexham on her first run of the season.

Becky Smith’s mount meets that horse on much better terms here and under similar conditions and off the same mark of 76 is fancied to make the frame at the very least.

Blue Hawaii (NAP) – 5.10pm Sedgefield

Following a couple of poor efforts earlier in the season at Haydock, top weight Minella Charmer returned to something like the kind of form which saw the 11-year-old record two victories in 2019. The mount of 5lb claimer Charlotte Jones is beginning to look attractively treated now on a career-low mark of 119. But on this occasion the King’s Theatre gelding may struggle to concede lumps of weight to Blue Hawaii at the foot of the handicap.

Ridden by in-form jockey Adam Wedge for the first time, the seven-year-old mare has been running well since winning a novices’ hurdle at Catterick last March and a repeat of her second to Latino Fling at Catterick recently should be good enough for the Tjade Collier-trained daughter of Jeremy to see off her four rivals.

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