Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Sunday, 26th December 2021

Boxing Day's best UK horse racing betting tips

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Today’s horse racing tips for Boxing Day look at one of the busiest days of the year when it comes to the sport.

In this racing tip preview, we are visiting Fontwell, Wetherby, Huntington, Market Rasen and Wincanton for selections.

The big races of the day are from Kempton and we have a separate racing tip preview from there for Boxing Day, including some King Geroge Vi Chase betting tips.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Sunday, 26th December 2021.

All times listed are GMT.

14:10 Wetherby Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Grade 3 handicap chase
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 3m

Race Preview

SILVER HALLMARK should bring a big challenge to the table at Wetherby on Sunday.

He picked up a Grade 2 success in January and on his return to action last month, went well.

That was a fourth-place finish at Carlisle in a listed chase that Silver Hallmark took on his reappearance.

He’s entitled to come further for that one.

GOOD BOY BOBBY has been going very well this season. He took a win in October and nearly followed up as well.

From 3lb higher after that success, Good Boy Bobby went to the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle.

He was only just touched off in that one as well. He can make his presence felt.

DEBECE could be a big player in this one. A change of yard looks to have done him the power of good.

In March he claimed a second-place finish on his first run for David Skelton.

Debece has been away on a break since then, but coming up 5lb he is no forlorn hope.

CLOUDY GLEN deserved all the praise that he took when winning the Ladbrokes Trophy last month.

Can he back up that Newbury success? Cloudy Glen returns to action 10lb up making this a tough assignment.


Ones to watch: Debece 5/1, Silver Hallmark 3/1

* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on December 25th 2021 at 888sport)

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14:17 Fontwell Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing UK Tips

Race Type: Class 3 handicap hurdle
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 2m 1f

Race Preview

HISTORY BERE makes his reappearance on Sunday with his first run since February. The French challenger looks to have a good chance too.

He claimed a course and distance win in February, one of two wins last term.

He’s a good hurdler and he should have a lot to offer in handicapping.

ROYAUME UNI opened the campaign with a win in October at Plumpton. That was a 2m contest.

He backed that up very well with a third-place finish at Cheltenham earlier this month.

Royaume Uni comes from a yard that is bang in form at the moment.

KURAKA is the final one for the shortlists in horse racing betting. He hasn’t taken a win in a long time.

But there have been encouraging signs from his two efforts in Britain this season. Kuraka is on a mark from which he can challenge.


Ones to watch: Royaume Uni 7/4, Kuraka 8/1

* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on December 25th 2021 at 888sport)

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14:52 Fontwell Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Race Type: Class 4 handicap chase
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 3m 2f

Race Preview

BLEUE AWAY has been in the frame in all four runs this season, so she should rate as a danger in this one.

Bleue Away has gone close in her two previous attempts at the fences.

One of those was at course and distance.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see her heavily involved. There’s more to come from her in this sphere.

SIMPLY SUPREME comes up in distance for what will be her chase debut on Sunday.

Her hurdles form wasn’t anything of note, but she is no forlorn hope with distance and can make her presence felt.

BILL AND BARN is having a strong season. Form includes a victory at Plumpton last month in a chase effort.

He was very close to adding another at Lingfield on his latest run three weeks ago. The extra trip will just suit him fine.

PERCUSSION is another that is worth a look. He was fourth at Southwell on his latest on a chase effort.

This is a stiffer test, however, which he may well relish.

There is potential there for further progress in this sphere by Percussion.


Ones to watch: Bill And Barn 5/2, Simply Supreme 16/1

* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on December 25th 2021 at 888sport)

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13:47 Huntingdon Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Betting

Race Type: Class 4 handicap hurdle
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 14
Distance: 2m 4f

Race Preview

WRONG WAY HARRY gets on the shortlist in this big field. He took a good third at course and distance on his latest run.

That was three weeks ago and he wasn’t that well placed in it either. He can fully get back into the thick of things.

SIDEWAYS MILAN was fourth at Uttoxeter last time out, but there wasn’t enough emphasis on stamina in that one.

He gets pushed up to a longer distance now and that would help him get himself involved. Definitely rates as a danger.

CHENG GONG keeps getting himself involved in things, having taken three straight runner-up finishes.

The latest of those was at Lingfield three weeks ago, which followed an effort at course and distance in which he finished ahead of Wrong Way Harry.

GET PREPARED is no forlorn hope for this one either. The former point winner took a win at Southwell two weeks ago.

That was under a smart ride and it’s good enough to give him claims on Sunday.


Ones to watch: Cheng Gong 7/1, Sid Was In Milan 9/1

* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on December 25th 2021 at 888sport)

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14:15 Market Rasen Handicap Chase Horse Racing Odds

Race Type: Class 3 Lincolnshire National Handicap chase
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 11
Distance: 3m 3f

Race Preview

POWERSTOWN PARK claimed a victory at Hereford two weeks ago over the fences.

That was on his third chasing appearance. It’s been a huge year from him in hurdles and on the switch to the fences. There may be more to come as well and he’s a big player

THE LATE LEGEND is a good one and last season took a total of five chase victories.

He’s been taking on the hurdles more so this term without success but switched back to the fences for his latest.

That results in a runner up spot at Exeter. So there is every chance that The Late Legend could build on that one.

SIDI ISMAEL is sitting on a hat-trick chance.

There was promise there from his hurdles effort last season and he has taken that over to the fences.

Sidi Ismael won on his chasing debut three weeks ago at Wetherby. He’ll Take on a longer distance on Sunday and there’s further potential there.


Ones to watch: Powerstown Park 9/2, The Late Legend 7/1

* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on December 25th 2021 at 888sport)

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14:38 Wincanton Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 3m

Race Preview

FLEMCARA has enough about him o get heavily involved in this handicap hurdle contest.

He was second at Newbury on a 3m trip on his return to action a month ago. Flemcara was only just touched off in that and has more to offer.

BARBADOS BUCK’S is just looking for a little bit of a revival. He cost a pretty penny and was superb over the hurdles last season.

The fences are not quite coming as naturally to him, however.

But he’s well worth another look on this return to the timber for him.

POTTERMAN is the final selection for horse racing betting tips today. Like most of this field, he’s looking for a bit of an extra spark.

Potterman was good in taking a second-place finish last month. That result sandwiched two failures to complete.

Potterman was handed the bet365 Chase in the spring so has the ability and maybe worth chancing.


Ones to watch: Flemcara 10/3, Barbados Buck’s 8/1

* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on December 25th 2021 at 888sport)

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