Today’s Horse Racing Preview & Tips, Wednesday 18th May 2016

5 UK Meetings, Today

Get ready for a busy Wednesday, as there are 5 UK meetings to check out. They take place at Ayr, Bath, Warwick Kempton and Southwell.

Anne’s Class Can Tell, At Ayr

The 4.55, at Ayr, is a 5f handicap. Classy Anne can be expected to improve, following an outing at Musselburgh last month. She benefits from Joe Doyle’s 3lb claim and won this race last year off a 6lb lower mark. Anonymous Lady has been in pretty good nick and recently won over this trip, although it was at a lower grade. Soie D’leau has been placed on a couple of occasions this year and should be there or thereabouts.

There’s also a 5f sprint, at Bath (4.40), for juveniles. The Nazca Lines should enjoy the quick ground and emerged with some credit when 4th at York, just last week. Battash is by Dark Angel and came with a 200,000gns price-tag. Watch market moves. Awesome Allen has only been seen on much softer ground and receives a penalty for winning at Windsor.

Diamond To Glitter, At Warwick

Warwick’s 5.05 has 12 runners, competing over hurdles and a distance of 2m. Mikey Hamil’s 7lb claim makes Canadian Diamond very tempting to back, with the ground unlikely to trouble him. Heath Hunter can be expected to run well without winning, while Samtu is on a 6lb higher mark and is upped in grade. Tawelya was a faller at Haydock but could run a big race.

The 7.25, at Kempton sees Tangramm bid for a 5th victory in a row, although now over a higher mark and much higher grade. Almodovar doesn’t look especially well treated, with a 6lb rise for finishing runner-up at Pontefract last season. Petrucci shaped well when going close on his handicap debut and Sir Michael Stoute’s runner has a decent chance on his reappearance.

Such A Legend did enough, when finishing 2nd at Exeter, to suggest he should go very well in the 6.15 at Southwell. High Ron looked in excellent form, when winning at Uttoxeter, although the trip might be a little sharp for him. Dursey Sound and Somchine have both won on this course before and Cody Wyoming should be in the shake-up too.

Further Action, At Dundalk, Saint-Cloud & Greyville

The evening card at Dundalk begins at 6.05, with a maiden auction for 2-year-olds. There are 7 races, in all, with a 2m handicap concluding matters at 9.05. There are 8 races at Saint-Cloud and 9 at Greyville.

Today’s Picks


1.30 Captain Hawk

2.00 Captain Joey

2.35 Cranberry Park

3.10 Hakam

3.45 Beautiful Stranger

4.20 Lustrous

4.55 Classy Anne

5.25 Millefori


1.50 Pack It In

2.20 Uncle Dermot

2.55 Girling

3.30 Blenheim Warrior

4.05 Kenobe Star

4.40 Nazca Lines

5.15 Zeeoneandonly

5.50 Swirral Edge


5.55 Viserion

6.25 Gregarious

6.55 Magical Forest

7.25 Petrucci

7.55 Important Point

8.25 Misu Pete

8.55 Triple Dream


5.40 Rock Of Leon

6.15 Such A Legend

6.45 Fit The Brief

7.15 Boy In A Bentley

7.45 What A Game

8.15 Vinegar Hill

8.45 Sandymount


2.10 Midnight Tour

2.45 Like Sully

3.20 Ready Token

3.55 The Tourard Man

4.30 Ink Master

5.05 Iftiraaq

5.35 River Wylde


6.05 Duck Egg Blue

6.35 A Likely Story

7.05 Allure

7.35 Strada Di Carsoli

8.05 Ask Dad

8.35 Hurricane Cass

9.05 Ibsen


R1 Max’s Spirit

R2 Matara

R3 Ellecourt

R4 Never Say Never

R5 Dream Beauty

R6 Rembrandt

R7 Saute

R8 Double Mast


R1 Gregorian Chant

R2 Zadora

R3 Golden Fort

R4 La Gitano

R5 Ruby Gem

R6 Firewood

R7 Tripandie

R8 Girl On The Run

R9 Streets Of Gold


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