Wednesday racing tips for Haydock, Ludlow, Lingfield and Kempton

Let’s start with some details on our highlighted tips for Wednesday meetings. You can find a full list of selections at the bottom of the page.

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14:07 (Haydock) Ballygriffincottage

Ballygrifincottage can make a successful start to his career over fences in the Jewson St Helens Novices’ Chase at Haydock.

As a multiple point-to-point winner in Ireland, the chase was always likely to be the seven-year-old’s game, so it is a credit to his latent ability that he was able to do so well over hurdles in the last quarter.

The Stowaway colt was dropped at the end of his Rules debut at Cheltenham last December but ran an excellent race in Grade Two company to finish third behind Irish raider Blazing Khal.

Ballygrifincottage went on to open his account on the Winter Million card at Lingfield in January and finished his campaign with a fourth place in the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival.

With testing conditions expected to suit, he can give Dan and Harry Skelton – riding the crest of a wave after winning the Betfair Chase and Coral Gold Cup on the last two Saturdays – another success.

14:37 (Haydock) Look

Lookaway gets a second chance in the Jewson Warrington ‘Introductory’ Hurdle.

Neil King’s Aintree bumper winner was, unsurprisingly, a small price for his recent bow at Warwick, but after jumping well and traveling strongly he eased out of contention to finish third.

Let’s hope it was just a lack of match fitness that caught up with him on the day and he will strip significantly better on Merseyside.

15:37 (Haydock) Ginger Mail

Ginger Mail is keeping the shorter hurdles for now, a decision that paid off with a comeback win on his handicap debut at Ayr last month from a 114 mark.

The way he stuck to his guns that day suggests a step up in trip could bring further improvement and a 4lb increase for that win seems more than fair.

13:45 (Ludlow) Mullenbeg

A hat-trick could be in the works for Mullenbeg in the Ludlow’s Marsh Commercial Mares Handicap Hurdle.

The Listed bumper winner was beaten in her first two hurdles but rewarded the keepers when she made no mistake at the third time of asking.

With her hurdles still a long way from what she achieved at the bumpers, the Milton Harris-trained filly entered the handicap sphere with a rating of 108 at Fakenham on her most recent start and did the job well in the end in despite competing with too strong a shadow.

If that excitement can be harnessed, a 6lb excursion may not be enough to keep her from going in again.

14:15 (Ludlow) Sam Barton

Emma Lavelle’s Sam Barton shows the answer in the Corrie Cup Handicap Chase.

Placed four times without a win earlier in the year, black gelding Sam Bellamy wore the famous colors of the late Trevor Hemmings to a late victory on his comeback at Worcester last month.

Given further progress anticipated, he may defy a 5 lb increase.

19:50 (Kempton) Siskany

Siskany could be able to add weight and beat his rivals in the Listed Unibet Wild Flower Stakes at Kempton.

The four-year-old has already won stakes races at Meydan and Newmarket and was last seen finishing third in a German group one.

Siskany has already won at Kempton so there are no worries about the surface and he is setting a standard that will be hard for his rivals to match.

Full selections for Wednesday:

HAYDOCK: 1.05 Lady Bowes, 1.35 No But I Will, 2.07 Ballygrifincottage, 2.37 Lookaway, 3.07 Fortified Bay, 3.37 Ginger Mail.

LINGFIELD: 11.25 Gidwa, 11.55 Lady Amanda, 12.25 Betterment, 12.55 Spring Fever, 1.25 Blue Missile, 1.55 Ernie’s Valentine, 2.25 Aerion Power, 2.55 Persian Wolf, 3.25 Big Time Maybe.

LUDLOW: 12.45 Lusaka, 1.15 Supervisor, 1.45 Mullenbeg, 2.15 Sam Barton, 2.45 Presuming Ed, 3.15 Lily Glitters, 3.45 Commanding View.

KEMPTON: 4.15 Largo Bay, 4.45 Cariad Angel, 5.15 Weathers, 5.50 Eagle Eyed Freddie, 6.20 Yasmina, 6.50 Daysofourlives, 7.20 Plastic Paddy, 7.50 Siskany, 8.20 Humanitarian.

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