Wednesday’s Racing | Ginger Joe’s Selections | 04.08.2021

Hello Racing fans and welcome back! I have 6 selections for you to get stuck into for Wednesday’s racing. Just to mention firstly that there is now a weekly recap show, where I will review all of my selections from the previous week. Head over to my YouTube channel to check that out!

Below are my selections for Wednesday, and I advise backing these in a win Lucky63, along with an extra single on my NAP. 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!

Selection 1 (Lucky 63) | BLUE VENTURE 1.00 Bath – WIN @ 9/2

J: Saffie Osborne / T: Tony Carroll

BLUE VENTURE is a decent looking filly and she is related to some really good types too. She broke her maiden on the 14th time of asking but that’s nothing to be alarmed about as she ran many solid placed efforts on the lead up to this win. She is only 4 and looks nicely progressive.

She came out on her seasonal reappearance and finished 9th of 13 over 5 furlongs at Chepstow in June and then went back just 4 weeks later and won emphatically. The horse back in third that day has franked the form by winning since and this was in even better company than what BLUE VENTURE faces here.

She is only up 4lbs for her latest win and Saffie Osborne counteracts that by taking off 5lb as a claim allowance. There is every possibility that she is up to this and could even be better for getting her head in front last time. The drying ground would enhance her chances but regardless the 9/2 on offer is plenty big enough.

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Selection 2 (Lucky 31) | SKY BRIGHT 2.10 Bath – WIN @ 5/2

J: Jim Crowley / T: Charles Hills

SKY BRIGHT is a likeable type who won well last time out and could still have more to come. He had previously looked a little tricky but has started to really get the hang of things now especially on his latest two runs. He finished runner up at Newmarket on his penultimate start and was a strong finisher that day. Got going late but was clearly the fastest finisher.

That was over a mile that day and he appreciated the step up to 1m2f latest where he beat a decent field with a fair amount left in the tank. He travelled well that day and was shaken up 3 out to make a challenge before winning comfortably even though he hung a little bit in the straight.

Clearly open to more improvement based on that and is likely to be ahead of his handicap mark still. He’s unexposed and the 5/2 is plenty of value for him to make my selections for Wednesday!

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Selection 3 (Lucky 15) | ANMAAT 2.45 Bath – WIN @ 15/8

J: Jim Crowley / T: Owen Burrows

ANMAAT is one that makes it into my Lucky 63 and I think this race is a straight up duel between himself and WESTERN ALLIANCE from the Clive Cox stable. The reason ANMAAT gets the nod is simply due to progression due here and also I think he is ahead of WESTERN ALLIANCE at this stage having the benefit of an extra run on a racetrack to date.

ANMAAT was highly tried in his latest start and was unlucky not to win that day and will be hard to beat if returning here in the same form. These two look ahead of the rest in this event and 15/8 is plenty of value if this race falls to plan, as a duel between the two. ANMAAT receives 6lbs from WESTERN ALLIANCE here and that should be plenty for him to get the job.

Not much to add on him as I feel this race works out quite straightforward for him tactically. Bred to relish this trip and he’s the one to side with in this.

Ginger Joe

Selection 4 (Treble) | SPIRIT WARNING 4.30 Bath – WIN @ 6/1

J: Callum Hutchinson / T: Andrew Balding

SPIRIT WARNING is a nice type who is mostly consistent throughout his seasons and although he hasn’t won since 2019 he has just been coming back to form on his last 3 runs. His latest 3 runs show form figures of 324.

He was only beaten a neck when third and then just a short head when second before again running well to finish fourth on his latest start at Bath over a mile. Now he’s a difficult one to get right and not always one to rely on for win purposes however the Andrew Balding team are in ridiculously good form at the minute and this may be the time to have a few quid on SPIRIT WARNING.

Callum Hutchinson takes off a valuable 3lbs which will only help his cause and this race could actually set up quite nicely for this 5y-o. He’s had a nice 40 odd day break since these three runs and with a bit of sun on his back could just be coming into his own. He could get back to winning ways here and is a big player in a weak looking contest.

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Selection 5 (Next Best) | EASTERN STAR 4.45 Brighton – WIN @ 5/1

J: Mollie Phillips / T: Tony Carroll

EASTERN STAR has shown really good improvement in her last 4 starts and got off the mark in a seller at Leicester in June on firm ground (the ground being the decisive factor). She backed this up with a solid effort over 7 furlongs next time out only going down by a length to a good sort who also won next time out.

I was really impressed with EASTERN STAR that day, she had soft ground that day which isn’t her preference but she stuck to her guns well and ran a belter to finish as close as she did. On her penultimate start she was a beaten favourite but far from disgraced finishing only a half length back of the winner. Following these three real good efforts she stepped up slightly in class and won emphatically by two lengths and made virtually all that day beating some classy types and is clearly on the up.

She steps back up to 7 furlongs this time and will probably continue to improve with the ground forecast to be firm. She’s a versatile 5y-o who comes here in fine form and is potentially hard to beat with a few more lbs of improvement likely!

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Selection 6 (NAP) | MY BOY CHARLES 3.20 Bath – WIN @ TBC

J: Angus Villiers / T: Adrian Wintle

MY BOY CHARLES barely showed even moderate form for Fozzy Stack in Ireland before being transferred to the Adrian Wintle stable for new owners. Since then he has run three times and not without promise. He outran his 25/1 odds on stable debut this year and finished 3rd in a one mile handicap at Bath and was always doing his best work late on.

Following this he was unlucky next time out where he was travelling well in a prominent position for a long time until he was badly hampered and lost a lot of places pretty much ruining his chances and was never able to get closer. He was then stepped up to 1m2f on his latest run after running his first two at a mile and was the most impressive effort of his to date in my opinion. He again looked like an improved type and made some headway before again being hampered and losing positions but the most impressive factor was this time he was able to recover and made up some real ground late on.

Drops back to a mile this time but I think this will suit with the conditions likely to be a little softer and I am expecting a real big run from him. He is up against three that won last time out but I feel MY BOY CHARLES could be open to some significant improvement still and could break his maiden here. Others look more obvious but there is a suspicion he could be much better still. One that may go under the radar!

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