Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 3rd February 2022

Thursday's best UK racing tips from Chelmsford City, Kelso and Southwell.

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Today’s horse racing tips are from Chelmsford City, Kelso and Southwell.

That’s a mix of national hunt and flat action and the top-level we reach on Thursday is Class 2.

Here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 3rd February 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

18:00 Chelmsford City Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Cass 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 6f

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We start today’s horse racing tips on the Polytrack where ZARZYNI looks to be a strong competitor.

He was a runner up a week ago in a Southwell handicap, a very credible run from a field of 9 in that one.

Zarzyni is progressing well and should make his presence felt on what will be his Polytrack debut.

Zaryzyni has taken a win and two runner-up finishes in these last three events and should be right there again.

DURDLE DOOR could throw down a good challenge in his one as he returns for the first time this year.

She was last seen 50 days ago taking a career-best win in a Lingfield handicap.

She had plenty to spare in that one as well. That was one of two wins recorded by Durdle Door last year.

SHALLOW HAL could be worth a look, even though he is now up to twelve runs without picking up a score.

There has been back to back fourth-place finishes for him in his latest form. The latter of those at Southwell was a credible run and place claims could be there.


Ones to watch: Zarzyni 11/8, SHallow Hal 10/1

* (odds recorded 20:59 GMT on 2nd February 2022 at Coral)

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18:30 Chelmsford City Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3 handicap
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 5f

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LIHOU looks ready to press forward, even though he is on a long winless streak of form. Lihou has failed to win in 19 runs.

But there was a big return to form for him last time out as he rattled the crossbar at the course and distance three weeks ago.

DARK SIDE PRINCE ended last year with a hattrick and had a good first effort of 2022 at Wolverhampton a month ago.

In his big form of last season, Dark Side Prince did land a victory at course and distance, so is likely to be heavily involved.

NIGHT ON EARTH was fourth at Newcastle two weeks ago on his latest effort. The pace of the race didn’t suit him there, but he battled gamely.

Night On Earth was a three-time winner in 2021 and for his Polytrack debut, warrants some respect on Thursday.


Ones to watch: Lihou 4/1, Night On Earth 10/3

* (odds recorded 20:59 GMT on 2nd February 2022 at Coral)

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15:20 Kelso Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

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

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PETERBOROUGH could pique some interest on a return to the fences. He looks like he just needs a little extra spark at the moment.

There has been a place finish for Peterborough in each of his last three starts, which were all over the timbers, most recently in November at Ludlow.

Peterborough does have prior form in the sphere, having landed a chase hat-trick in 2020.

LUCKY FLIGHT is worth a look as he takes a drop of 1lb.

That slight ease could make a difference as he travelled well at course and distance in December.

It was a runner-up spot for Lucky Flight in that C&D effort, just not having had the finish in him.

He has had four runs at Kelso before and has been in the top two on each of those occasions.

DUBAI DAYS is expected to put together another strong run.

He picked up a score at Ayr in December on what was his penultimate run.

He followed that up with a third at Sedgefield in which he never found himself in a great position.

But he’s already off the mark in chasing and is well worth another look.


Ones to watch: Dubai Days 5/2, Peterborough 3/1

* (odds recorded 20:59 GMT on 2nd February 2022 at Coral)

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16:20 Kelso Handicap Hurdle Race Preview

FAMOUS BRIDGE should be a strong contender in his fixture after showing some very good early promise. This will be his handicap debut on Thursday.

He picked up a victory at Ayr over the hurdles on just his second go over the timbers back in November.

Under a penalty, Famous Bridge was runner-up here at the course a month ago.

ELVIS MAIL was a runner-up in a 2m handicap hurdle here at Kelso on his latest run, just shy of three weeks ago. That wasn’t a real test for him.

This longer trip should bring a lot more out of him and he’s been good in both chasing and hurdles events, so should be right there.

VOIX DU REVE may well have a saw in this one as well because the handicapper seems to have let him in fairly comfortably here.

He was fourth at Musselburgh a month ago on his latest run. That was against Aurora Thunder who he meets again.

That rival also arrives in good heart and brings claims of her own.


Ones to watch: Voix De Reve 13/2, Famous Bridge 11/8

* (odds recorded 20:59 GMT on 2nd February 2022 at Coral)

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15:00 Southwell Handicap Horse Racing Tip

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

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DEFINITIVE FORCE landed a win on his latest run which was three months ago at Newcastle.

That November run saw him overcome a little adversity in the field as well, so he showed a very good attitude to stay on and land the win.

Definitive Force does come up 5lb but is expected to pose a reasonable threat in this contest.

LUCKY MAN could have plenty to offer at this distance and he has been in excellent heart for a while now.

There was a victory for him at Newcastle in November and he has stayed in good form without a score in three runs since.

Lucky Man finished very strongly for a third at Lingfield two weeks ago.

TRUE JEM is interesting to watch in this one as she got herself off the mark in this sphere.

She’s lightly race but got the win at the course and distance just over two weeks ago.

There’s no reason why further progress can’t be expected from her on the back of that.

Tip: LUCKY MAN 6/1

Ones to watch: True Jem 13/2, Definitive Force 8/1

* (odds recorded 20:59 GMT on 2nd February 2022 at Coral)

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15:30 Southwell Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 6
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 6f

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SALTA RESTA arrives in form after breaking out a course and distance win two weeks ago.

That was by a comfortable margin against Berra Go, who also lines up in this one.

Salta Resta had to fight for position in that one and did so admirably. So he poses a big threat in this one.

BERRA GO is a player in this one, especially if the race does not have such a big emphasis on speed as his last one did

That saw him take a runner-up spot in a C&D effort of that rival two weeks ago. He should be bang in the mix.

MARSH BENHAM looks to be good and competitive on his current form. He rattled the crossbar the last two times.

The latest run for Marsh Benham was 10 days ago at Kempton where he dug in there well for a runner-up spot and should be a threat.


Ones to watch: Berra Go 9/2, Marsh Benham 5/1

* (odds recorded 20:59 GMT on 2nd February 2022 at Coral)

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