Racing on Thursday 11 August in the UK and Ireland takes place at Brighton, Chepstow, Nottingham, Salisbury, Sandown, Sligo and Yarmouth. 

At Chepstow, it’s the second event of the 2023 Racing League, with all seven races broadcast on terrestrial television.

One of our three fancies comes at Nottingham, where a Roger Varian filly has a great opportunity to score for the first time when she lines up in a handicap contest over 1m2f.

Thursday Racing Tips

  • 3.40 Nottingham – Warren Hill @ 2/1
  • 7.15 Sandown – Carbis Bay @ 5/1
  • 8.00 Chepstow – Manila Scouse @ 11/10

3.40 Nottingham – Warren Hill @ 2/1

Warren Hill is a maiden after six appearances on the track but since having wind surgery back in December, she has produced three encouraging performances, including last time over this C&D where she was second of eight runners, beaten by a head.

Roger Varian’s filly looked to improve for the step up in distance last month. The horse she finished second behind has since come out and won again at Newmarket, so the form of that race has been boosted.

The three-year-old features on the Betfred Betfinder as one of the Most Napped selections today, and from just a 2lb higher mark than her recent near miss, she can get her nose in front this time.

7.15 Sandown – Carbis Bay @ 5/1

Carbis Bay has yet to score in three appearances on the track, but he has shown enough to suggest his connections will not have to wait much longer for that opening success.

Marco Botti’s colt finished second on his debut over 1m at Newcastle back in February.

The horse which beat him won a Listed contest next time out and is now operating at group level.

The son of Siyouni stepped up to 1m2f for the first time on his latest appearance at Newcastle and he appeared to appreciate the extra distance. He finished his race strongly, but he had to settle for the runner-up spot behind a Godolphin runner from Charlie Appleby’s yard.

An opening handicap mark of 82 looks lenient, so if he does step up on what he has shown so far, he can taste success at the Esher-based venue.

8.00 Chepstow – Manila Scouse @ 11/10

Manila Scouse has rarely not been involved at the finish this season in what has been a consistent campaign from Tim Easterby’s runner. He is unfortunate only to have one victory to show that stretch of form.

After finishing second in a large field event at York back in July (5f), the four-year-old went one place better next time out at Haydock (5f). He hit the front with 1f to go and he soon put the race to bed.

Connections are opting to make a quick reappearance here which suggests the horse has come out of that race well. Conditions will not be quite as heavy as they were last time for the gelding, but there is set to be cut in the ground, so expect him to take advantage of this same mark for a second consecutive triumph.

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