Plenty of midweek racing action to feast on with five meetings taking place across the UK and Ireland on Wednesday.
Jumps action comes from Ludlow (13.20-16.45), Doncaster (13.45-17.05) and Punchestown (14.10-17.25) while there's all-weather fare at Southwell (12.30-15.50) and, in the evening, from Kempton (16.40-18.15).
Wednesday Horse Racing NAP
West Approach to win and each-way - BET NOW
A Veterans' Handicap Chase worth savouring here with nine runners and some real old favourites in the mix. Fegan won well at Newbury five weeks ago and should be a leading contender again despite the handicapper bumping him up 10lb, while Ami Desbois and Guitar Pete are dangers, assuming the latter shows no ill-effects of a heavy fall last month at Kempton.
Top weight is carried by West Approach in what represents a rare outing away from Cheltenham for Colin Tizzard's charge. He's something of a lazy racer but possesses plenty of ability, as he showed under Harry Cobden on his seasonal comeback in October when splitting subsequent King George winner Frodon and Ladbrokes Trophy hero Cloth Cap in a handicap.
He hasn't fired in two runs around Prestbury Park since then, but the Tizzard yard endured a testing time through the winter and so those efforts can be forgiven.
This is a drop in class for West Approach and perhaps the change of scenery being away from Cheltenham will perk him up on his first visit to Town Moor. He's set to be a fair price.
Wednesday Horse Racing Best Bet
Humble Glory to win and each-way - BET NOW
The Gordon Elliott team are starting to engage top gear with Cheltenham now closing in. The Cullentra handler has some excellent prospects on the Punchestown Trials Day card, including Black Tears in the Grade 3 Quevega Mares Hurdle, but perhaps his best hope of a winner comes via Humble Glory in this Mares Maiden Hurdle over 2m6f.
The daughter of Fame And Glory showed her stamina when winning a heavy-ground 2m2f bumper at this venue on New Year's Eve and has finished second in both her hurdles starts either side of that run.
She gave long odds-on jolly Lady Breffni a real scare here last month over 2m4f on similar ground and that form puts her front and centre to break her duck over timber with the extra yardage now in her favour.
Jack Kennedy's mount should prove a tough nut to crack as Team Elliott continues to build towards a strong spring.
Wednesday Horse Racing Prediction
Mulzim to win and each-way - BET NOW
Ornate showed he still retains his affection for the Southwell Fibresand when returning here for the first time in two years and getting up narrowly to win over this distance late last month. He's got three wins, two seconds and a third from six career starts at this track and rates a leading contender.
The 7lb he gives to improving Mulzim could prove problematic this afternoon, however. A Southwell regular, he has five wins in nine starts here and has been thriving through the winter. He looked in need of the comeback run in December but has won 3-4 starts here since, his only defeat coming on New Year's Day when he was forced into making plenty of the running.
He's won with something to spare in both starts since under stalking tactics and, while he's in a tougher grade now, his main market rival Ornate should give him the perfect target to aim at.
Wednesday's Horse Racing Betting Tips
1. West Approach to win and each-way - BET NOW
2. Humble Glory to win and each-way - BET NOW
3. Mulzim to win and each-way - BET NOW
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Wednesday's Horse Racing Frequently Asked Questions
What is the going report for Punchestown?
How many races are at Doncaster today?
How many races are at Punchestown today?
What is our recommended bet?
West Approach to win and each-way.A
Can I watch the racing at Doncaster, Punchestown and Southwell on TV or live stream?
Racing TV will show the meeting at Puncestown, while Sky Sports Racing will broadcast the cards from Doncaster and Southwell.A
What is the going report for Doncaster?
Good to Soft, Soft in places.A