Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 13th January 2022

Thursday's best UK horse racing tips from Catterick, Chelmsford City and Newcastle

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Today’s horse racing tips blend together national hunt and flat racing action from across the UK on Thursday.

Catterick is the hosting venue for the jumps, while the other selections from the flat come from Chelmsford City and Newcastle.

Let’s get down to business with the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 13th January 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:40 Catterick Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3 handicap chase
Age: 5-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 3m 6f

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SIDI ISMAEL has done well in the early days of his chasing efforts and is expected to put in another bold effort.

He was last seen proving his stamina ability by taking the Lincoln National last month.

That Market Rasen success completed a hattrick and he is thriving for his new yard.

Sidi Ismael takes on an extra 8lb for his recent success, but he’s not to be written off in this North Yorkshire Grand National.

ALMAZHAR GARDE could be up for the challenge on what will be his second run at Catterick.

He won his one previous visit to the venue.

On his penultimate run, Almazhar Garde claimed an excellent second place in the Southern National, before a glaring error tripped him up in the Borders National a month ago.

A clear run from this handy handicapper should see him go close. Almazhar Garde won a couple of times last year.

CHEF D’OEUVRE gets the blinkers back on which could give him a chance. He is also down 4lb from his last winning mark.

This season hasn’t gone well for him, failing to compete in two of his last three.

He is a good one for stamina but just found the going too tough a couple of weeks ago at Haydock.


Ones to watch: Chef D’oeuvre 5/1, Almazhar Garde 11/2

* (odds recorded 18:25 GMT on 12th January 2022 at Coral)

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15:10 Catterick Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing UK Tips

Race Type: Class 4 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 3m 1f

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ART OF DIPLOMACY seems to be fitting well for his new yard, for whom he scored at Ludlow on his penultimate run.

Art Of Diplomacy then followed that up well with a strong second-place finish at Hereford 9 days ago.

He should be right in the frame off the same mark.

BE THE DIFFERENCE couldn’t complete the hattrick last time out but is likely to run well again.

His double was nailed at Ayr and in another good run he was third at Ffos Las last month on his latest.

The form from that recent one reads very well for Be The Difference. If he clears, then he should be involved

DALYOTIN may be worth a little look as well in this one with a 3lb claimer to help out. He was a decent hurdler and chaser in France.

He struggled on a hurdles debut for his new yard 43 days ago at Haydock though.

But the former chase winner could compete for the minor places.


Ones to watch: Be The Difference 2/1, Dalyotin 20/1 e/w

* (odds recorded 18:25 GMT on 12th January 2022 at Coral)

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15:40 Catterick Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Race Type: Class 4 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 2m

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KENSINGTON ART has won two of his last six, the most recent of those happening at Kempton last year.

After taking that Kempton score the following month Kensington Art went close again, taking second place in a handicap hurdle at Newcastle.

Kensington Art was last seen in action last month here at Catterick in which he found a longer trip too much in terms of stamina.

PEARL WARRIOR has the potential to get himself involved as he looks to get off the mark in the UK.

He hasn’t quite put it all together for his new yard this season.

But there was some clear encouragement from Pearl Warrior in his runner up spot at Market Rasen on what was his handicap debut in December.

THATSY is another that gets on the shortlist for this handicap hurdle action on Thursday.

He was second here at Catterick just under two weeks ago.

There hasn’t been a win for him in this sphere yet but seemed to make a bit of progress last time out over the fences.


Ones to watch: Pearl Warrior 11/4, Thatsy 5/1

* (odds recorded 18:25 GMT on 12th January 2022 at Coral)

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18:00 Chelmsford City Handicap Horse Racing Betting

Race Type: Class 4 handicap
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 1m 2f

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HATHLOOL looks to be the one to beat in this contest, although there are some big challengers behind him.

Hathlook is a former course and distance winner and was in top form at Wolverhampton on his latest.

He took a win a couple of weeks ago at the latter venue, even when the race didn’t pan out to his best favour.

Hathlool gets the hood on for the first time and commands some respect as he continues to improve for his top yard.

MORLAIX is another course and distance winner lining up in this field. He was in great form last year, winning three of ten runs.

Morlaix was second at Wolverhampton a month ago but was nowhere near the winner on the day.

He will need a little more but could get in the frame.

SALHAMMAAM should make his presence felt as following up a win in December at Newcastle with a second-place here at Chelmsford City a week ago.

The return to a longer trip will help.

STATE SECRETARY is also in form at the moment. He won his penultimate effort and looks to be in good heart at Kempton just over a month ago. State Secretary also comes up on a trip.


Ones to watch: Hathlook 11/8, Morlaix 4/1

* (odds recorded 18:25 GMT on 12th January 2022 at Coral)

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19:00 CHelmsford City Horse Racing Odds

Race Type: Class 4 handicap
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 7f

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WHITTLE LE WOODS is a good consistent one, but he is just missing that winning touch from his form.

He did rattle the crossbar 9 days ago at Newcastle on what was his first appearance for a top yard. The move back to a 7f trip could see him launch a bold bid.

LEGENDE D’ART claimed a win last month in a course and distance handicap. So he brings very solid claims.

Form from that one has been franked with some of those behind him having gone on to win since. Legende D’Art comes up 3lb and should be a big player.

FULL INTENTION thrives at Chelmsford City, having claimed five course and distance wins in his career.

The latest of those was in October on the latest of his run. Full Intention only comes up 1lb from that winning effort, so can get in this as long he handles the break.


Ones to watch: Whittle Le Woods 11/8, Full Intention 13/2

* (odds recorded 18:25 GMT on 12th January 2022 at Coral)

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14:50 Newcastle Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5 handicap
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 1m 2f

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DRAGONS WILL RISE should be a player as he looks to bounce back to winning ways. He was fourth at Wolverhampton 45 days ago on his latest.

That followed a Pontefract victory record in June last year, one of three wins that he took from just five runs in 2021.

Dragons Will Rise is a course and distance winner and should make his presence felt.

JOMONT looks like being another of the key players in this one as he goes in search of course and distance hattrick.

Jomont comes up just 1lb from the latest of those scores in December and should be heavily involved.

STARFIGHTER was a credible fourth-place finisher at Wolverhampton three weeks ago.

He is a former course and distance winner. It’s been a while since Starfighter was seen at his competitive best, but he’s fallen to a potentially workable mark.


Ones to watch: Jomont 11/10, Starfighter 7/2

* (odds recorded 18:25 GMT on 12th January 2022 at Coral)

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