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Wednesday Horse Racing Tips

With Chepstow having been abandoned earlier this morning due to a waterlogged track attention switches to the action at Kempton and Leopardstown.

Unibet Desert Orchid Chase    

The feature at the Sunbury circuit is the Desert Orchid Chase and it is hard to look beyond the recent Tingle Creek winner here. POLITOLOGUE has been the form horse of the season over two miles so far and Special Tiara can set the race up for him this afternoon. If he jumps as well as he did at Sandown last time out he should be able to land his second big prize in the space of just over a fortnight.

With ground conditions having deteriorated overnight, Forest Bihan could be the one for the forecast.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Politologue (win)2.30 Kempton4/7Stan James

All odds quoted are subject to change

Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase     

The first televised race is over the same course and distance and there have been some top class winners of the Wayward Lad Chase over the years.

This very soft going should suit the French bred CYRNAME and he looks the one to beat, so grab some of the 7/2 while you can.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Cyrname (ew)1.20 Kempton7/2Stan James

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Mares’ Handicap Hurdle     

Next up is a staying hurdle which will prove a real slog in the ground. That might not suit the smooth travelling Jester Jet, so of the fancied runners Midnight Tune looks to have the strongest claims.

However, at a bigger price it might be worth chancing LOVES DESTINATION, who only just failed to get up at Sandown last time out. She has yet to prove she stays this trip, but she’s won twice on heavy ground and gets lumps of weight from most of these.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Loves Destination (ew)1.55 Kempton12/1Bet365

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32Red Handicap Chase    

The most competitive heat on the card could prove to be the handicap chase at 3.05pm where TINTERN THEATRE looks to have a massive chance as long as his jumping holds together.

He could well have won last time out had he not unseated his rider and prior to that he was a close fourth in a decent race at Cheltenham.

The big danger is PILGRIMS BAY who snatched a place for us in the Ladbrokes Trophy last time out at a big price. He has course and distance form and the handicapper has actually dropped him a few pounds after that fine Newbury effort.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Tintern Theatre (ew)3.05 Kempton9/2Bet365
Pilgrims Bay (ew)3.05 Kempton11/2Bet365

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Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle    

Min is the star attraction at Leopardstown and looks unopposable in the day’s Grade 1 chase there.

The Grade 1 Future Champions Novice Hurdle is more competitive and looks one of the best races of its type run so far this campaign.

Willie Mullin runs four against the hot favourite, Mengli Khan, and it might be worth backing MAKITORIX each way for a small stake. He made a bad mistake in the Royal Bond last time out and could get back his fledgling hurdling career back on track here.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Makitorix (ew)1.50 Leopardstown33/1Bet365

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Paddy Power Chase    

Finally, the Paddy Power Chase is always one of the best betting heats of the Christmas period and we think SQUOUATEUR has a decent chance of landing another big handicap for Gordon Elliott.

He was favourite for last season’s Kim Muir and was still in with a chance when unseating his rider. A recent spin over two miles should have put him spot on for these.

OUT SAM is another interesting runner for Elliott as this is his first run for the yard, as is French import VIEUX MORVAN, who makes his debut for Joesph O’Brien and is the other one to back.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Squouateur (ew)3.00 Leopardstown15/2BetVictor
Out Sam (ew)3.00 Leopardstown22/1William Hill
Vieux Morvan (ew)3.00 Leopardstown40/1Bet365

All odds quoted are subject to change