Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 4th August 2022

Thursday's best UK Horse Racing tips including selection from the Racing League at Doncaster

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Today’s horse racing tips for Thursday feature some of the exciting Racing League fixtures from Doncaster on the opening night of the new season.

This is the first week of the 2022 Racing League. It’s a series of six race nights at different venues hosted on Thursday nights and it’s a team event.

Racing League 2022 Teams

1. Ireland
2. Scotland
3. Yorkshire
4. The North
5. The East
6. Wales & The West
7. London & The South

Racing League 2022 Fixtures

Doncaster – August 4
Lingfield – August 11
Newcastle – August 25
Windsor – September 1
Southwell – September 8
Newcastle – September 15

We have three selections coming up from Doncaster, but we also pay a visit to Ayr and Sandown for further racing tips.

Here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 4th August 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

18:53 Ayr Handicap Horse Racing Tips

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 7f

Race Preview

POET’S MAGIC claimed a win at Chester in June and have pretty much stayed in good form since.

Last season Poet’s Magic put a couple of course and distance wins on the board.

She came up with a good runners-up finish at Haydock three weeks ago, keeping on well. It is likely she will be right in the frame.

RIOT has the first run for a new yard on Thursday, which could give him a little boost of form.

He did a better job last time out in a Limerick handicap.

It’s been a while since Riot has looked like winning but without question, he is on a threatening mark.

NEARLY A GONNA is worth a look in the contest if he can find a little revival for himself.

There have been two wins in six runs by him this season, the most recent of which came in June.

Nearly A Gonna has not had things go his way since then. But he’s in very good hands and will be a threat if he can perk up.

He’s perhaps not the worst each-way option to roll with for horse racing betting tips on Thursday.


Ones to watch: Nearly A Gonna 18/1 e/w, Riot 3/1

* (odds recorded 20:02 GMT on 3rd August 2022 at Ladbrokes)

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19:10 Doncaster Racing League Race 4 Racing Tips

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 14
Distance: 6f

Race Preview

QUEST FOR FUN took a good win at Thirsk in June and looks like an obvious threat in this field as he seeks a hattrick.

After he had gotten off the mark at Thirsk, Quest For Fun claimed a good gritty victory at Ayr, despite a big rise of 7lb.

There’s been another 5lb thrown at him, but that’s wiped out by a good claimer. Another big run could be coming from Quest For Fun.

LETHAL NYMPH gets on the shortlist for today’s horse racing tips, although he does need a little revival.

In novice company earlier this year he did win back-to-back races, the latter of which was at course and distance.

Lethal Nymph hasn’t quite shown evidence of having been trained-on after that burst of form. But a move back to 6f should give him a shot.

JUAN LE PINS completed a hat trick last time out and should make his presence felt.

It’s been nothing but positive form from Juan Les Pins for his current yard, including a couple of handicaps, wins at Newbury and Nottingham.

He will have extra work to do now as the assessor has been after him again and Juan Le Pins has to deal with top weight.

MUSIC SOCIETY is one more for shortlist considerations in racing tips as he is on a workable mark.

He scored at Catterick in June from a reduced mark.

Luck hasn’t quite been there for him since. Each way claims should be there for Music Society this contest.


Ones to watch: Lethal Nymph 6/1, Music Society 16/1 e/w

* (odds recorded 20:02 GMT on 3rd August 2022 at Ladbrokes)

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19:40 Doncaster Racing League Race 5 Handicap Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

SPRING BLOOM is thriving at the moment and therefore should be in the mix on Thursday.

The latest of his victories was taken at Windsor. It came after a slow start as well.

Spring Bloom returns at the same mark so rates as a big danger in this one and receives weight from Night On Earth.

NIGHT ON EARTH is at the top weight for this Racing League fixture at Doncaster on Thursday evening.

He has done well in defeat recently, most recently being beaten by half a light during Glorious Goodwood. Night On Earth is a good consistent performer on the turf.

LIHOU warrants enough respect to get on the shortlist in this one, particularly as the blinkers go on for the first time.

Lithou claimed a victory at Salisbury in June and was a close fourth to runner-up Night On Earth at Goodwood recently.

SIR HENRY COTTON can’t be written out of the fixture either. He has had a good time recently.

Sir Henry Cotton missed out on a hattrick when beaten by the re-opposing Swayze recently in a Haydock handicap.


Ones to watch: Sir Henry Cotton 10/1, Lihou 8/1

* (odds recorded 20:02 GMT on 3rd August 2022 at Ladbrokes)

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20:10 Doncaster Racing League Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 1m 4f

Race Preview

EMARATY HERO was a runner-up on his last two efforts, the most recent of which was at York a couple of weeks ago.

Connection turns to the blinkers now and if he can come up with the same kind of form, he should be in this.

Twelve months ago Emaraty Hero was in great form during the summer, taking a couple of victories.

WYNTER WILDES went well again when taking a place finish at Chester four days ago.

Since claiming a victory at Hamilton under positive tactics in May, Wynter Wildes has taken a place finish in each of her following three runs.

The slight concern will be this coming too soon, but she is in such good nick she warrants big respect.

ZEALANDIA claimed a victory when last seen 54 days ago at York in a handicap.

That was the first run in the UK by him and he stayed on well in it. The form from the fixture reads well.

There has been a 5lb rise from Zealandia for that UK opener, some of which is knocked off by a claimer.

GEREMIA is another that warrants some respect in this contest after going well the last twice.

It has been back-to-back runners-up finishes from him. He came down on the trip after a longer spin in a York handicap 12 days ago.


Ones to watch: Zealandia 11/2, Geremia 8/1

* (odds recorded 20:02 GMT on 3rd August 2022 at Ladbrokes)

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19:45 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 7f

Race Preview

MAJESTIC FIGHTER rates as a threat in this contest after going well the last twice.

He ran out of steam a little bit when taking a third palace finish at Leicester three weeks ago.

But that was after a break of a couple of months.

So Majestic Fighter should at least be sharper for the effort and he drops a furlong here too.

GLOBAL ESTEEM was a winner at Leicester back in May and has, by and large, stayed in form since then.

He was third at Ascot a couple of weeks ago and has now made a return to his last winning mark.

Global Esteem is down in class now and lands on the shortlist.

LAST HOORAH is another in the picture in this smaller field as he gets a useful 7lb claimer to help out.

He didn’t have a lot to offer in first-time blinkers at Chester last month, not performing too well under pressure.


Ones to watch: Global Esteem 7/2, Devasboy 4/1

* (odds recorded 20:02 GMT on 3rd August 2022 at Ladbrokes)

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19:15 Sandown Handicap Horse Racing Tip

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

Race Preview

COSMIC DESERT was third of course at the course and distance a couple of weeks ago in a handicap.

She hasn’t really come on as much as hoped in terms of progress. But she has been rock solid with consistency, so could get in the picture.

MAYTREE RESPITE won his penultimate fixture which was at Newbury, finding some nice progress in handicap form.

He followed that with a good front-running performance at the course and distance two weeks ago. Another bold effort is expected.

CONSERVATIVE opened the season with a victory in a novice effort over a 1m trip in March.

He has been ticking along nicely in handling, getting in the frame in his last three.

Conservative could be helped by the extra trip combined with blinkers on Thursday.


Ones to watch: Cosmic Desert 5/2, Conservative 5/1

* (odds recorded 20:02 GMT on 3rd August 2022 at Ladbrokes)

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