Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Saturday, 8th January 2022

Saturday's best UK Horse Racing Tips from Sandown and Wincanton

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Today’s horse racing tips for Saturday include some of the top action that is happening at Sandown, which is easily the meeting of the day.

The highlight fixture of UK horse racing tips on Saturday is the Tolworth (Grade 1).

We take a look at that one as well as a few other races from the day’s card at Sandown.

Also included for horse racing betting today are selections from Wincanton as we keep all of the selections from over the jumps.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Saturday, 8th January 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:25 Sandown Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Grade 1 novices’ hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 2m

Race Preview

CONSTITUTION HILL is a massive odds-on favourite for the Tolworth in horse racing betting on Saturday.

He delivered a course and distance win a month ago on his hurdles debut.

He was flying in that one and that puts this exciting prospect back in the frame.

Constitution Hill just powered his way clear in that one with a strong finish.

Going for a top yard, it’s likely that there is going to be even more improvement unlocked.

MR GLASS remains in superb form after completing a four-timer on his latest effort. That was at Newcastle in a novice 42 days ago.

It’s been big form from him over the hurdles, having taken to the timbers comfortably after showing superb promise in bumpers.

Mr Glass will be tested as he comes down on the trip, but this bigger test of stamina could, in a way, help him out.

SHALLWEHAVEONEMORE is another that should thrive under a bigger test of stamina.

He made his hurdles debut on his latest run but was far too keen early on in that race and needs a much more settled kind of effort.

Tip: MR GLASS 12/1

Ones to watch: Constitution Hull 1/3, Shallwehaveonemore 7/1

* (odds recorded 23:37 GMT on 7th January 2022 at William Hill)

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12:40 Sandown Mares’ Hurdle Horse Racing UK Tips

Race Type: Listed Mares’ Hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 2m 4f

Race Preview

MARTELLO SKY looks a strong one at the moment having won two of her last three runs.

The most recent of those successes came comprehensively at Cheltenham a month ago.

Martello Sky is rapidly improving and can get herself heavily involved.

GAULOISE bolted up to score in a Listed Mares’ Hurdle at Punchestown in April at the Festival. She returns to action for the first time since then.

The extra distance that she faces on Saturday could help the low-mileage six-year-old. If she’s fully tuned up for her top yard, then the Irish raider has a chance.

ANYTHINGFORLOVE boasts previous course and distance success and was in top shape when scoring in a Ffos Las handicap last time out.

That came three weeks ago to return to top form.

She’s improved with each race this season and there’s no way to easily dismiss her chances.


Ones to watch: Anything For Love 11/1, Gauloise Even Money

* (odds recorded 23:37 GMT on 7th January 2022 at William Hill)

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15:00 Sandown Veterans’ Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Race Type: Class 2 veterans’ handicap chase
Age: 10-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 3m

Race Preview

FINAL NUDGE could feature in this one, which does appear to be a wide-open veterans contest.

This is the Final of the 2021 Veterans Chase Series so it is a strong field.

Final Nudge took a win at Warwick in November on his latest. That was following a superb effort in the Midlands National bank in March.

If Final Nudge is anywhere near that kind of form still, he should have a chance.

ASO went close on his first effort in the Veterans sphere, losing only to Blaklion at Haydock in December. For reference, the resurgent Blaklion has since gone on to win again.

Aso does concede weight to everyone else in this field, but this is a shorter trip for him, which could offer some compensation.

Without a doubt, his best form suggests that he can also make his presence felt.

VALADOM has been very consistent with his form and has generally stayed in good shape since winning at Newcastle.

He’s been in the frame in all four efforts since. There was a mistake made on the course and distance by him last time out which meant that Valadom couldn’t improve on third.

A clean run and he could have a say.

INDY FIVE has been handed an extra 8lb which won’t make this easy for him. But he delivered an excellent 5-length win in a Doncaster veterans’ event in December.

There’s room in that form to suggest that place claims could be there.

Tip: VALADOM 25/1

Ones to watch: Indy Five 12/1, Final Nudge 10/3

* (odds recorded 23:37 GMT on 7th January 2022 at William Hill)

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14:05 Wincanton Handicap Chase Horse Racing Betting

Race Type: Class 3 handicap chase
Age: 5-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 2m

Race Preview

ANOTHER CRICK was third on his latest run which was his appearance over the hurdles. That was in a Leicester effort last month.

Another Crick could be that much sharper for that effort as he switches to the fences.

He’s been a useful chaser before and is rated to go well.

CASA TALL is thriving at the moment with two wins in his last four runs.

He’s been improving well this season in handicapping and it was only another thriving one that he found too good for him three weeks ago at Haydock. Casa Tall should be right in it.

BELLE DE MANECH claimed a victory over the fences on his latest effort. That was two weeks ago in a novice event here at Wincanton.

That was a clear improvement on her chasing debut from anything she had delivered over the hurdles.

There could be more to come from Belle De Manech as she’s down in distance for this one.

GREY DIAMOND also warrants some big respect in this one as he is down in grade after a fourth at Newbury in November on a 2m trip.

That’s back to back solid efforts from Grey Diamond and as he may find this slight drop a little easier, he warrants respect in a competitive field.

Tip: CASA TALL 8/1

Ones to watch: Another Crick 11/2, Bella De Manech 5/1

* (odds recorded 23:37 GMT on 7th January 2022 at William Hill)

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14:40 Wincanton Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Odds

Race Type: Class 3 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 2m 5f

Race Preview

BLAIRGOWRIE is from a top yard and the move to handicapping could see him rate as a big danger.

He was third at Uttoxeter last month on his latest effort in a race that looked just to be based on speed rather than stamina.

If this pans out in his favour, then Blairgowrie has a chance.

EARTH BUSINESS has done well this season and comes down on a trip so could make his presence felt.

On his handicap debut at Fontwell last time out, he was second on a very encouraging effort.

Earth Business was third here at Wincanton last time out.

GOLDEN EMBLEM continues to fall down the weights but she has been in good form recently.

There was a second-place finish for her three weeks ago in hurdles run at Plumpton.

This could be within her range and Golden Emblem is a former course and distance winner.


Ones to watch: Blairgowrie 5/1, Earth Business 12/1

* (odds recorded 23:37 GMT on 7th January 2022 at William Hill)

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13:50 Sandown Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Glass 2 handicap chase
Age: 5-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 2m

Race Preview

NUMITOR is one of the big players in this contest as he looks to keep improving. The most chasing last year has seen him take some positive strides forward.

There was a win for him at Wetherby on his reappearance two races ago.

Numitor followed that up with the performance of another good jump to take a runner up at Newbury.

GUNSIGHT RIDGE should be in this one as well and was a good one over the smaller stuff last season.

There was a chase debit made by Gunsight Ridge a month ago, and in that he finished second at Exeter.

He only found one very progressive one too good for him there.

UP THE STRAIGHT should be competitive at this level. He was thrown into the Paddy Power Gold Cup and a Grade 2 in his last couple of efforts.

Those were a little much, but Up The Straight was third at Ascot last month in that Grade 2 effort.

This is easier and therefore Up The Straight could have a chance at this level.


Ones to watch: Numitor 9/4, Up The Straight 7/1

* (odds recorded 23:37 GMT on 7th January 2022 at William Hill)

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