Horse racing tips: Haydock and Kempton, Wednesday 4th December

Wednesday’s racing tips include two fancied favourites that look tailor-made for a good afternoon double.

The December chills continue with racing underneath threat at Ludlow on Wednesday but there are no considerations up at Haydock the place they race on Merseyside Derby day to kick issues off ahead of the big recreation at Anfield tonight. 

In-form rider David Crosse is fancied to get on the board for the Philip Hobbs yard with a promising second-time-out hurdler. There’s additionally all-weather action at Lingfield and Kempton (evening) on this hump day.

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Keep Wondering to keep improving

This son of Scorpion was a point-to-point winner in Ireland back in March and subsequently was despatched to the Philip Hobbs yard to start his profession under guidelines.

That started with a satisfying runner-up effort at Aintree (2m4f, soft) final month when Keep Wondering (Haydock 1:20) defied wanting somewhat green at times to chase home a previous winner from the Nigel Twiston-Davies yard in Mossy Fen in a six-runner contest.

The third home, Jelski (also educated by Twiston-Davies), had very few problems in justifying robust market assist to win at Bangor on Saturday and provides the type of that Aintree run a nice enhance.

Back here on Merseyside and with the promise of enchancment to come back, Keep Wondering ought to take some halting now at evens.

Rider Crosse comes right here in assured temper with two winners from 5 rides just lately and may have firm hopes of registering on simply his second journey for the Hobbs steady.

Bally Conor and Blue Laureate characterize the principle dangers in this seven-runner contest given they’ve got hurdling experience already. But, with that three-mile pointing success in thoughts, the step up in distance appears sure to suit Keep Wondering and he is taken to go one better than his Aintree debut.

Simcock colt on the up

Rangali Island (Kempton 6:40) retains loads of scope in his bid to defy the assessor’s 7lb rise for his win over C&D last month and could prove himself more than equal to a mark of eighty.

The Camacho colt had gone shut at Wolverhampton previously on his return from an absence of 161 days and showed the profit of that run over a mile, overcoming a sluggish start from the stalls to eventually vary up and readily put the race to bed at this observe in early November.

Callum Shepherd had to manoeuvre to get racing room in that contest however Rangali Island put the competition away in strides and had 2½-lengths in hand passing the publish.

The runner-up Samphire Coast ran properly in better firm again at Kempton on his next start and has since scored at Chelmsford guaranteeing the form of the Simcock colt has a solid look about it.

At 6/4, he’s expected to take one other step up the ladder right here and make it 2-2 over the C&D.

Lucky filly can bounce back

Lets Go Lucky (Kempton 4:40), a filly by Yorgunnabelucky, made a winning handicap debut on the turf at Lingfield in August over 7f and adopted that up in decisive style at Wolverhampton on the Tapeta in September.

Back at Dunstall Park the next month, she maybe was requested to take a jump too far in going up into Class four company having been hit with a 10lb rise by the handicapper for her earlier C&D success.

The outstanding racer did indeed find things occurring too quick within the closing levels and James Doyle didn’t persist once it was clear she wasn’t going to win, easing right down within the closing stages.

The winner did the shape no hurt next time out, while the third home scored at Newcastle on next begin and both are rated in the mid-80s now.

This Kempton race is a drop in school for Lets Go Lucky and doesn’t seem to have the depth of that earlier contest. Tom Marquand takes over and after her slight blip, the two-year-old could resume her progress and run properly at an enormous worth of 25/1.