Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 21st July 2022

Thursday's best racing tips from Sandown and Worcester

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It is only the two venues that are in focus for the day’s best horse racing tips as we mix it up with National Hunt and flat racing.

It’s off to Sandown first for four selections from on the level there, including a Fillies’ Listed card.

Then it’s over to Worcester for a couple of picks from over the jumps.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 21st July 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:25 Sandown Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Fillies Listed
Age: 2-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 7f

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BET ME made a good impression on her debut, landing the win at Goodwood enthusiastically.

Looking ahead to further entries, connections are going to be testing Bet Me quite a bit. They obviously think a lot about her, so she is on the radar.

FAIRY CROSS got her nose in front at the second time of asking, with a score at Newmarket 26 days ago.

That was a breeze for her as there was no one else anywhere near her level.

That was a massive step forward from a disappointing debut.

Fairy Cross is now up and running and therefore warrants some big respect as she looks for a follow-up.

DANCE IN THE GRASS landed a course and distance win 41 days ago on her debut.

Looking at her breeding, she’s probably more suited to longer distances, so it’s a surprise that she made such a big impression.

Dance In The Grass moves up in grade and can make her presence felt.

TAGLINE steps into an easier contest than she faced last time out when she was sent to the Duchess of Cambridge at Newmarket.

She has won one of four appearances so far, and even though she was fourth last time out, it was a good run full of credit.


Ones to watch: Bet Me 6/1, Dance In The Grass 5/1

* (odds recorded 21:12 GMT on 20th July 2022 at Coral)

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15:00 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

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

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SAVVY KNIGHT couldn’t extend his winning form to four last time out, as he landed fourth in the King George V at Ascot last month.

Still, that was another very good effort under his belt in stronger company.

After rattling off a hattrick from his debut, he clearly still rates as a danger.

Savvy Knight faces a longer distance on Thursday and that should help bring even more out of him.

He does give weight to the other two competitors.

AUSTRALIAN ANGEL has been doing well recently and has taken to handicapping very well.

She doubled her tally with a score at Windsor last month. She went well on her follow-up at Newbury two weeks ago as well.

Australian Angel was touched off by Wagga Wagga, another excellent young prospect. She can make her presence felt.

FRANZ STRAUSS was heavily beaten by Savvy Knight when the last at Royal Ascot last month in the King George V.

It wasn’t the worst of runs, but it just hints that he is going to need to unlock a lot more for win purposes on Thursday.

Tip: Australian Angel 5/1

Ones to watch: Savvy Knight 8/13, Franz Strauss 5/2

* (odds recorded 21:12 GMT on 20th July 2022 at Coral)

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15:35 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 1m 2f

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SCARLET DRAGON posted a good runners-up finish last time out in a handicap at Windsor.

She stays at the same mark for Thursday’s run which gives her claims.

Scarlet Dragon is on a long winless streak but has gone well the last twice and connections turn to the cheek pieces.

SAIGON warrants some respect in this one after landing a win at Salisbury 39 days ago.

She showed a great attitude to dig that one out, getting the victory by a head.

She moves up 2lb because of that and she’s a strong, lightly-raced player.

LIGHT UP OUR STARS is another potentially big threat in this fixture although he has to handle another 5lb rise.

It’s been a tremendous season for him and he landed a handicap hattrick in May.

After a third-place finish on the turf at York, Light Up Our Stars won last time out at Epsom.

He’s clearly thriving at the moment and that victory at Epsom was his debut for new connections.

Light Up Our Stars has received extra pressure from the handicap, but he’s still weighted for this wide-open contest.

Tip: SAIGON 4/1

Ones to watch: Light Up OUr Stars 7/1, Scarlet Dragon 9/2

* (odds recorded 21:12 GMT on 20th July 2022 at Coral)

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16:40 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 7f

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HODLER warrants some respect in this one, although he needs a little bounce back after a below-par course and distance effort three weeks ago.

It could be argued that he simply didn’t have things go his way.

There was a victory for Hodler at Goodwood last month however and he gets on the shortlist.

CRYSTALE CASQUE has a decent record here at Sandown and could find herself in the frame, with a good apprentice helping out.

There is a previous course and distance win under her belt.

Crystal Casque was last seen here at the venue taking a runners-up finish three weeks ago on a longer 1m trip.

BEAUTY CHOICE is the final one that gets on the scoring for racing tips in this handicap contest.

He is weighted to go well in this one and recorded a good fourth-place finish at Chelmsford City three weeks ago.


Ones to watch: Hodler 3/1, Beauty Choice 4/1

* (odds recorded 21:12 GMT on 20th July 2022 at Coral)

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14:10 Worcester Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 2m

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NOAHTHIRTYTWORED looks to compile a hattrick on Thursday as he is the challenger further by a 5lb rise.

It’s been progressive hurdling form from him recently without question. The latest of his victories was a course and distance score last month.

He emptied the tank in getting that victory, which was his third in four. He should be in the frame.

KOLISI was heading for a solid runners-up finish at Newton Abbot on his latest run, but made a late error in the contest.

Back in April Kolisi completed a hattrick and he is tried with the visor on for the first time as he looks to get back to winning ways.

BANNISTER is another worth considering for horse racing tips after picking up a win last time out.

He made the most of a reduced mark to score at the course and distance 17 days ago.

Bannister still looks to be on a fair enough mark to launch a bid.


Ones to watch: Kolisi 5/2, Bannister 3/1

* (odds recorded 21:12 GMT on 20th July 2022 at Coral)

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15:55 Worcester Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 2m 4f

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INN THE BULL is on the sort of mark from which he should be strongly competitive.

On his penultimate run, there was a runner-up finish by him at Ludlow.

He was here on a 2m trip last time out, which was far too short for him, so this longer trip puts him back in the frame.

MISE RAFTAIRE goes out on a yard debut on Thursday which could be the perk-up that he needs.

He has actually been running in some decent weather for a while, but the rub of the green hasn’t totally gone his way.

Mise Raftaire is an interesting player with some place claims on the board.

RARE CLOUDS arrives on the back of two very good performances this season and was third at the course and distance last time out.

Form from that has since been franked, so Rare Clouds is a clear shortlisted contender.

He picked up a win at Southwell in May on his penultimate effort and can make an impression.


Ones to watch: Inn The Bull 11/2, Mise Raftaire 8/1

* (odds recorded 21:12 GMT on 20th July 2022 at Coral)

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