Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 19th May 2022

Thursday's best racing tips from Sandown, Market Rasen and Chelmsford City

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There is a great mix of flat and jumps action for today’s horse racing tips as we scope out three venues from around the UK.

It is off to Sandown, Market Rasen and Chelmsford City for the day’s selections.

The top fixture of the day is the Heron Stakes from Sandown (Listed) and that is where we start off today.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 19th May 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

19:15 Sandown Heron Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Listed
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m

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REACH FOR THE MOON will be a big threat in this field if he picks up where he left off last season.

The progressive juvenile put in a big season, continuously looking on the up and there was a victory here at Sandown in the Solario Stakes.

Reach For The Moon followed that up with the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster. This 1m trip looks well within his scope.

AKHU NAJLA landed a win on his first run as a three-year-old, which was collected three weeks ago at Yarmouth.

That maiden victory was taken impressively and the breeding is there to suggest that he could be a fantastic one-miler.

MY PROSPERO got off the mark on a Newbury maiden a month ago on his first 3-year-old appearance.

That was a good effort from him and he comes from a yard that is in cracking form at the moment. My Prospero has a lot more to offer.


Ones to watch: My Prospero 10/3, Akhu Najla 9/4

* (odds recorded 18:19 GMT on May 18th 2022 at William Hill)

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18:45 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 1m 2m

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BRAYDEN STAR was a winner last time and he absolutely bolted up to take the win at Salisbury a week ago.

Because of that impressive recent effort, Brayden Star comes up 6lb. He may well be able to handle that.

Even winning by more than 7 lengths last time out, Brayden Star was eased back. Brayden Star is well in here and he looks unstoppable.

PARADIAS put in a few good efforts as a juvenile and made a decent start under rules for the first time at Ascot.

That was a couple of weeks ago in which he took a runner up spot in a handicap. Paradias may thrive at this distance.

REELEMIN won two of the final three runs of his juvenile campaign, rounding off with a win at Pontefract in October.

He looks to have a pretty good engine and should stay this distance comfortably enough.

The 7-month break is an obvious concern, but claims are there if Reelemin is primed.


Ones to watch: Paradias 5/1, Reelemin 14/1

* (odds recorded 18:19 GMT on May 18th 2022 at William Hill)

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18:15 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

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

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KINCADE has taken back to back runner-up spots the last twice and he looks a decent maiden.

The latest of those runs was at Ripon among novice companies, and Kincade showed some nice progress in that one.

MOONLIT WARRIOR is seeking a hattrick after coming into some hot form recently with handicap scores.

The latest of those handicap scores was at Wetherby 25 days ago, and Moonlit Warrior had plenty to spare in that one.

The form from that race reads well, so Moonlit Warrior could further build on from that effort.

DECIDUOUS has won two of three runs, rediscovering his top form when he picked up a score at Leicester last time out.

That was a handicap debut and he looked firmly in control at the finish of the race.

Deciduous should find even more coming up in distance.


Ones to watch: Moonlit Warrior 5/2, Kincade 5/1

* (odds recorded 18:19 GMT on May 18th 2022 at William Hill)

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18:35 Chelmsford City Horse Racing Tip

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

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GREATGADIAN should be a strong player as we look at this flat action from Chelmsford City on the Polytrack.

Great Canadian landed a course and distance score three weeks ago, driving on very well in that one.

He gets a 6lb bump which makes this tougher, but he’s clearly in form.

PETER THE GREAT collected a runner up spot at a Newcastle handicap three weeks ago.

That was a run that was full of credit. This will be the first effort on the Polytrack by him and the cheekpieces go on for the first time.

JOHNNY DRAMA is worth a look as well in this small field as he returns from a wind op.

He has a good strike rate on the flat and was in form when taking fourth at a York handicap last time out.

Johnny Drama is a threat if he’s tuned up on his return from a break of 9 months.


Ones to watch: Greatgadian 13/8, Johnny Drama 9/2

* (odds recorded 18:19 GMT on May 18th 2022 at William Hill)

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14:40 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 2m 4f

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DILIGENT should feature well in this competitive handicap hurdle which looks wide open.

There was a fantastic win for Diligent last time out when he scored by more than seven lengths from a lenient mark.

Diligent now gets a rise of 7l to deal with, but not only that, he drops the 5lb claimer that he had last time out. That makes it tougher.

SALLEY GARDENS was at Wincanton last time out in which took a runner-up spot in a competitive contest.

He gets a 2lb rise for that positive effort and with three wins in his last five runs, he clearly remains on a workable mark.

ASK PADDINGTON comes back up another 4lb now but can’t totally be dismissed from this one.

There was a hint at a revival from Ask Paddington when he took a close second at Hexham two weeks ago.


Ones to watch: Salley Gardens 5/2, Ask Paddington 9/2

* (odds recorded 18:19 GMT on May 18th 2022 at William Hill)

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14:40 Market Rasen Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 4 year olds plus
Declared Runners:

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HIGH NOON was fourth at Hexham last time when he wasn’t at his best and because of that is now below his last winning mark.

That should give him a chance with the cheekpieces back on.

There is a previous course and distance handicap success in his form, giving High Noon a chance.

AVOID DE MASTER picked up a victory at Hexham three weeks ago on his latest effort as he was moved up in trip.

He got off the mark in this sphere when he scored at Newcastle back in December.

With that recent run under his belt, Avoid De Master could be the one to beat as he comes up 3lb.

MORGENSTERN is another big player in this one although he faces a very quick turnaround for this one.

He was second at Huntingdon on Tuesday. While his form in Britain has been patchy, there was a score at Stratford over the fences by Morgenstern in April.


Ones to watch: High Noon 9/4, Morgenstern 7/2

* (odds recorded 18:19 GMT on May 18th 2022 at William Hill)

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