Today's Horse Racing Tips: Check out our best bets at Ludlow and Southwell on Wednesday

Today's horse racing tips: Chris Baker has two bets on Wednesday.
Today's horse racing tips: Chris Baker has two bets on Wednesday.

Yesterday’s selection was a big drifter in the market and it was therefore no surprise to see him finish a well beaten fourth. Very frustrating!

I have picked out two bets for today’s racing at Ludlow and Southwell. With no more action after today until Boxing Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas.

Ludlow Tip

13:45 – 2m Tanners Champagne Handicap Chase (Class 2)

The return to a right-handed track can result in FIDELIO VALLIS (1 point win bet at 4/1) defying top weight and recording another win over fences. His heavy defeat behind Third Time Lucki in a decent novice contest at Cheltenham last time out was the first time in his seven chase starts to date that he had finished outside the first two places. Second on his debut over the larger obstacles at this course a year ago, he went on to win four consecutive races in the spring, including two handicaps by a combined distance of over 13-lengths. He is just 3lbs higher than for his comfortable Warwick success back in May and reverts to handicap company after his two runs back in October. Whilst his Cheltenham effort was disappointing, his second in a Chepstow Listed race a few weeks earlier represents good form. This six-year-old is well suited by decent ground and is reportedly running here before conditions deteriorate over the winter. Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden continue to fire in winners and can strike again here.

13:45 Ludlow
Fidelio Vallis silk

Fidelio Vallis

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Southwell Tip

19:30 – 6f Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap (Class 5)

The confirmed front runner ANNIE ROSE (NAP – 1 point win bet at 11/1) can take advantage of her draw in stall five and land a fourth career success. Two of her three wins came on Tapeta at Wolverhampton, where she was also running well in defeat when last seen back in August and September. She now returns from an 85-day break but has gone well fresh on several occasions in the past. David Barron’s filly runs off an unchanged mark of 68 and looks overpriced at double figure odds with just 4lbs separating the 14 declared runners. Barron has sent out one winner (here at Southwell) and two placed runners from just five runners in the past fortnight, and jockey Connor Beasley is operating at a 21% strike-rate in the same period. His rides at Southwell in recent years show a very healthy £37.24 level stakes profit. Lost My Sock and Burrows Seeside complete the shortlist.

19:30 Southwell
Annie Rose silk

Annie Rose

lost
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