Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 28th April 2022

Thursday's best racing tips from Punchestown, Lingfield, Chepstow and Chelmsford City

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Today’s horse racing tips for Thursday are from UK and Irish racing as we look at the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle from Punchestown as the feature race.

We will start Thursday’s racing tips preview with a look at that fascinating contest in Ireland.

The other venues that we are visiting for today’s racing tips are Chepstow, Chelmsford City and Lingfield.

Here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 28th April 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

17:25 Punchestown Champion Stayer Hurdle Racing Tip

Race Type: Grade 1
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 3m

Race Preview

KLASSICAL DREAM won last year’s renewal of this contest before going on and taking the Christmas Hurdle.

Klassical Dream was last seen taking on the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March, a nice return to form with a fifth-place finish.

He hasn’t been heavily worked this season, so he can likely make his presence felt at Punchestown on Thursday.

SIRE DU BERLAIS is another that is expected to get involved and was third, ahead of Klassical Dream in the Festival’s Stayers Hurdle recently.

The former Grade 1 winner still has plenty of ability.

He arrives after finally getting that top-level win when he scored the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree three weeks ago.

Sire Du Berlais was ahead of Flooring Porter in that one, who had the beating of some of these players at the Cheltenham Festival Stayers’ Hurdle.

CONCERTISTA is the final one for the shortlist in this contest as she is unexposed at this trip.

She’s a very smart hurdler though and missed on a hattrick chance when her jumping wasn’t great at the Cheltenham Festival.

That was the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase. But the move back to the timbers could well see her grab an opportunity.


Ones to watch: Concertista 9/1, Sire Du Berlais 11/2

* (odds recorded 21:13 GMT on 27th April 2022 at William Hill)

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15:00 Lingfield Handicap Horse Racing Tip

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

Race Preview

IVASECRET makes a reappearance run here and commands some respect for it as well.

He is a former course and distance winner and his final run of the previous campaign was the third-place C&D effort.

He’s back stronger now as a 4-year-old and can get in this.

MARLAY PARK is another that could have a shot in this one.

He wasn’t in the best of form when last seen at Windsor three weeks ago.

But he looks fairly game at the moment and this is a small, relatively thin field which should give him a chance.

Marlay Park’s best previous form puts him in this.

LIGHTNING SHORE arrives with a first-time visor on a first run for a new yard on Thursday.

He is also a long way down in trip not having had a run for six months.

That’s a lot, but he’s worth keeping an eye on in the market.


Ones to watch: Lightning Shore 9/2, Marlay Park 9/2

* (odds recorded 21:13 GMT on 27th April 2022 at William Hill)

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18:45 Chepstow Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 6
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

SYMBOL OF HOPE is one to watch in this contest and arrives in some winning form.

He is under a 5lb penalty after a big sore at Bath in a handicap just four days ago.

Symbol of Hope breezed that one and he retains the same headgear.

Anything like a repeat performance of that and he is going to be a big player on Thursday.

RHUBARB is still a maiden but does warrant some consideration for a place finish in this one.

Her latest race wasn’t right for her and she was squeezed out of things a furlong out.

But at lower-level contests like this, she is consistently in the frame and worth a look.

EQUALLY FAST claimed a runner up spot at Lingfield just over a week ago.

She reportedly lost a shoe in that run too.

So it was a credible effort for his former course and distance winner. The 10-year-old may be in the mood to put another strong run together.


Ones to watch: Equally Fast 5/1, Rhubarb 6/1

* (odds recorded 21:13 GMT on 27th April 2022 at William Hill)

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18:10 Chepstow Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 6f

Race Preview

SOME NIGHTMARE has found plenty of progressive form this season, taking back to back runner-up finishes.

He was only touched off by a neck at Pontefract a couple of weeks ago.

So he has been rattling the crossbar and should be right in this.

Some Nightmare is a former course and distance winner and coming back up on a trip to this, he may take all the beating.

RUBY COTTAGE is one to watch as she appears for the first time this season.

There was a victory for her at Bath on her penultimate run, back in September.

Ruby Cottage was pushed up 5lb for that win on a follow up back at the same venue.

She was 6th and wasn’t disgraced with the extra load. Ruby Cottage is a good gritty campaigner.

VAPE brings winning form to the fixture after landing a win in a handicap at Windsor a couple of weeks ago.

He delivered when he was asked for more.

There has been a 3lb rise for Vape in this one and a repeat level of effort should get him close.


Ones to watch: Ruby Cottage 5/1, Vape 5/2

* (odds recorded 21:13 GMT on 27th April 2022 at William Hill)

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18:55 Chelmsford City Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

SATONO JAPAN is fairly low mileage still for his age and doesn’t have much experience on the all weather.

There was a good third at Chester for him on his final effort of last season.

He fought back well to get that place finish.

Satono Japan is a former all-weather novice winner. He comes from a top yard in this small, but competitive field.

DUBAI SOUQ won a Redcar Handicap in November, the last time that he was in action.

So he comes back fresh and looks to push on further this season.

When he is in the mood Dubai Souq is more than capable in contests like this.

VANITY FAIR is the other to watch in this one as he was a big progressive form on both the all-weather and turf last season.

He completed a hattrick with a win at Nottingham in May.

His final effort of last season, a four-timer bid, didn’t pan out. It’s interesting to see what he has this term.


Ones to watch: Dubai Souq 13/8 Satono Japan 11/4

* (odds recorded 21:13 GMT on 27th April 2022 at William Hill)

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18:20 Chelmsford City Fillies’ Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Listed
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 6f

Race Preview

SYMPHONY PERFECT went a long way in the Fred Darling on her turn for the season.

She took fifth in the Newbury contest.

Now that Symphony Perfect is down on the trip for Thursday’s Listed run, she looks like being a big player.

This will be the first go on the Polytrack for her.

DESIGNER tapped into something good to score in a Kempton handicap on his latest run.

When he was asked to switch it on, he found a terrific turn of speed to get the win.

There is likely still more to come from her and is well worth a look.

MORAG MCCULLAGH is the final shortlisted selection here as she tries to make an impression up in grade.

Morag Mccullagh bagged a score in a novice event at Kempton a month ago.

She looks like a classy prospect and perhaps up to this test.


Ones to watch: Symphony Perfect 5/2, Morag Mccullagh 7/1

* (odds recorded 21:13 GMT on 27th April 2022 at William Hill)

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