There is plenty of racing on Wednesday, with seven meetings taking place across Britain & Ireland.
Flat racing comes from Catterick, Cork and Musselburgh, alongside all-weather meets at Lingfield and Kempton – while Jumps fare takes centre stage at Uttoxeter and Bellewstown.
Our fancies include a filly for Jim Goldie looking to complete a treble in the Portobello Cup Handicap at Musselburgh.
15:30 Musselburgh – Baez @ 9/4
The filly Baez appears to have found her niche since trainer Jim Goldie moved to really test her stamina this summer.
The daughter of Sixties Icon showed consistency after joining this yard with solid form in three starts at Ayr over 1m5f/1m7f, before posting a fine second here over 2m in early July behind Robert Johnson.
She was beaten less than a length there and that form has been advertised handsomely by the winner, who scored again up in grade at York next time and went close at Glorious Goodwood this month.
Baez, meanwhile, won at Catterick (2m, good) on her next start and defied a 6lb hike to follow up next time in a Class 4 event at York, turning away odds-on favourite Golden Shot quite readily despite the slender margin at the line.
That form was also showcased by an easy win at Ffos Las afterwards for Sir Mark Prescott’s charge.
Baez is up another 6lb now, but can have more to offer at this longer trip.
Yorkindness is a rival who can give her some food for thought, but the fact that Two Auld Pals is a late non-runner is a positive. Shane Gray’s mount can justify her spot on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder by winning this Portobello Cup at Musselburgh.
17:40 Bellewstown – Bukhill @ 9/2
Trainer Peter Fahey saddles Bukhill in the Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle at Bellewstown this evening and the lightly-raced 5YO can make an impact on only his second start in a handicap hurdle.
He was a winner of a maiden at Sligo (2m1f, good) in July and has since taken in a handicap at the Galway Races towards the end of last month.
He didn’t meet the first couple of obstacles quite as desired and, as a result, got shuffled down the field and in typical Galway fashion was never able to challenge at the business end as he finished in midfield.
He ran a blinder when second in a Flat race at the Curragh (1m4f, good) on Saturday and this mark of 105 could be one he can exploit.
He carries just 10st 1lb in this contest as he steps up to 2m4f for the first time and the booking of Rachael Blackmore is a confidence-booster.
20:30 Kempton – Tenerife Sunshine @ 4/1
One to look out for on the evening card at Kempton is the Charlie Johnston-trained Tenerife Sunshine, who makes his seasonal/handicap bow in the hands of Kevin Stott.
The Lope De Vega colt won a maiden at Newmarket (1m, good) in September last year on his second start – a race that has worked out well and produced plenty of subsequent winners – before struggling when upped to 1m2f on his next start at HQ, as he was quickly pitched into Group 2 company.
He has been absent since, but that patient approach is noted and this 3YO should still have a bright future.