Horse Racing tips for Chelmsford, Newcastle, Taunton

13th Dec 2018

Today’s best bet was a comfortable winner at Musselburgh last month before putting in a respectable run at Cheltenham when fifth behind Quel Destin, who is a live Triumph Hurdle contender.

The three-year-old began his racing career with Joseph O’Brien and showed decent form in two outings as a two-year-old. The David Simcock-trained Alacritas may welcome the step up in trip and is the danger.

Consistent MEAD VALE (nb, 1.35) was a gritty course and distance winner last month, and while the five-year-old is now on a 6lb higher mark at the Somerset track, he has 10lb claimer Tom Buckley in the saddle once again.

The Nigel Hawke-trained gelding has little to fear in this average contest. Gwalia can chase him home on his first outing in a handicap, having finished runner-up in three bumpers last term.

Originally a Godolphin incumbent at the Charlie Appleby yard, PURE SHORES (treble, 6.45) has won three times for Ian Williams, including back-to-back victories in October, and can add to her winning total this evening at Chelmsford.

While the four-year-old filly disappointed last time on her first all-weather run, she ran freely that day and may do better with Kieran O’Neill back in the plate. Firmament looks the likely danger in this small field.

HORSE RACING TIPS

Chelmsford

5.15 Cognac Blue

5.45 Divine Image

6.15 Miss Bates

6.45 Pure Shores (treble)

7.15 Rosina

7.45 Needs To Be Seen (nap)

8.15 Luxford

8.45 Lucky’s Dream

Newcastle

12.10 Murchison River

12.40 Gold Chain

1.15 Bubbles Of Gold

1.45 Cool Mix

2.20 Tigeralley

2.55 Blakerigg

3.25 All Hail Caesar

Taunton

12.35 Southfield Stone

1.05 Birds Of Prey

1.35 Mead Vale (nb)

2.10 Sackett

2.45 Asylo

3.15 Capeland

3.50 Beautiful People

Warwick

12.15 Wax And Wane

12.50 Talktomenow

1.25 Jester Jet

1.55 Jarlath

2.30 Samson The Man

3.05 Hoke Colburn

3.35 Edwardstone

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