Hello Racing Fans! Welcome back! I have 6 selections for you to get stuck into for Wednesday’s racing. Just to mention firstly – there is now a weekly recap show where I will review all of my selections from the previous week so head over to my YouTube channel to check that out.
Here are my selections for Wednesday’s racing, and I advise backing these in a win Lucky 63 and also having an each-way double on Tefnut and Mr Orange. I think they will go really well under top weight – watch this space! Thank you for all of your support so far, and don’t forget to check out my socials @gingerjoeracing on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Facebook for daily updates!
J: Sean Levey / T: Richard Hannon
BILLY MILL makes it into the Lucky 63 team for Wednesday and has been a horse I’ve been backing for a while now and I couldn’t leave him out. He is the outsider of 6 here but I have reason to believe he is overpriced. If you put a line through his last run he would probably be near the head of the market and considering he had excuses that day, I think he has to be overpriced here.
He didn’t handle Epsom very well, but will do much better back at Sandown and if he comes back here on song he is likely in my opinion to outrun his odds. He has really good form and was a good runner up behind Tomouh on his penultimate start. Also, he has gone on to better things since and that piece of form stacks up well with the best form on offer here. Sunset Bay is likely to go off a short priced favourite but he won on soft last time and this is a different test.
He is a good horse however the 13/8 on offer for him is short and I’d rather have BILLY MILL at 7/1. I expect the favourite to drift come off and think it could set up well for my selection in this. I think he will resume progress here and take a chance at his odds. He’s a lively outsider in this.
J: Callum Rodriguez / T: Keith Dalgleish
MADE A NON RUNNER – Sorry!
J: Graham Lee / T: Paul Midgley
MR ORANGE is best known as a Pontefract specialist but comes to Catterick after an encouraging step back in the right direction last time out. He hadn’t shown much this season until his latest effort where he stayed on really well to finish fifth in a much better race than this. He is in this race as top weight however he runs off a mark 5lb lower than his last run which could see him well in against these.
Not only this but he drops down into a class 6 race for the first time in over 5 years and on the basis that he could be coming back to form, could see him well in here. He won around this time last year which shows signs that he could just be coming back to form and he has ran credibly at Catterick before so no problems regarding the track. A big run could be on the cards for him in this weaker event.
J: Pat Cosgrave / T: Saeed bin Suroor
SILENT ESCAPE is unbeaten in both starts so far and looks very much on the up. He was very impressive on debut as a 2y-o beating an odds-on shot from the Gosden camp that day on what turned out to be his only run that season. He then came out for his seasonal reappearance as a 3y-o and bolted up with plenty in hand in a really good contest. He looked a class apart that day and won comfortably.
He actually made all and has potential to be a bit of a star. He fits into this Lucky 63 very well at 13/8 and could be overpriced even at these odds. He is likely to get even better here and even though he steps up a little bit in class, I think there’s more to come and looks like a likely type to go on to better things. I think he’s hard to beat in this and for multiple purposes, he makes it into the bet. Good value for what’s on offer.
J: Kieran Shoemark / T: Charles Hills
MAYFAIR STROLL ran 3 times and is a type I really like from the Charlie Hills yard. Charlie is typically really good at getting the most out of his 2 and 3 y-o’s and this one could have found a great opportunity to break his maiden. He was really good last time out and stayed on really strongly towards the finish and was the only horse chasing down the winner in the final furlong. The winner that day was Magic Warrior and he’s gone on to do really well since then, especially when he locked horns and narrowly went down to Cashew who I tipped up that day.
That’s really strong form and is clearly the best on offer. I think the 3/1 on offer is very generous based on his latest run and considering he’s likely to do better again, he could be hard to stop here. He is top weight in this but this is a nursery handicap and he could be way ahead of these. He was crying out for an extra furlong last time which he got here and with improvement from the step up likely, puts him right there and the one to beat in an average contest. Could open his account.
J: Jim Crowley / T: William Haggas
MOTAWAAJED is a fascinating horse and has my favourite combination when it comes to trainer, jockey and owner ( Willie Haggas, Jim Crowley and Hamdan Al Maktoum). He has run 3 times to date and looks like a horse on the way to the top. He was good on debut to finish fifth behind Great King but was ultra impressive next time out at Wolverhampton where he won a stakes race with load in hand.
He pulled away in the final furlong and looked like one for the notebook. He was a really unlucky loser last time out, he was carried across the track most of the final furlong and when he finally got room with 100 yards to go it was obviously too late, but he still found a turn of foot to show his class. He would have won with a clear run I have no doubt of that and it’s more than fair to assume that there will be more progression on the cards here.
He has found a decent event to resume winning ways and I am quite sweet on his chances. I’m hoping that other punters get stuck into the second favourite Royal Pleasure so my selection drifts a little but either way I am happy with the 13/8 and think he is the bet of the day for Wednesday