Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 9th June 2022

Thursday's best racing tips from Newbury and Kempton

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Today’s horse racing tips are from Haydock and Newbury as all of the selections for the day are from the level.

It’s an exciting day ahead though and the pick of Thursday’s best racing tips is a Listed contest from Newbury.

That is the Abingdon Stakes, a contest for the fillies on a 1m 2f trip. That is where we kick off the day’s action.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 9th June 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

15:10 Newbury Abingdon Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Fillies Listed
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m 2f

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STAY ALERT got off the mark at the second time of asking in a run at Wolverhampton.

Following that she was moved to the turf for the first time and made a good impression when second over course and distance, getting beaten by a good one.

That was Nashwa who was third at this year’s Epsom Oaks.

But that is the clear form that puts Stay Alert in this one. She looks to have a lot of potential on this surface.

GOLDEN LYRA piques plenty of interest for horse racing tips on Thursday in his competitive fixture.

She opened her account on her debut, the only race track appearance so far. That was in October last year.

She will be stronger as a 3-year-old now and comes from a top yard.

Golden Lyra comes up a long way on a trip but looks like a hot prospect.

Notably, in that debut win, Golden Lyra hammered the aforementioned Nashwa, who in turn beat Stay Alert.

CHING SHIH has some potential here as well and keeps the hood on after it helped her to a third place finish in the Musidora.

That run at York a month ago, saw her travelling well and while she was heavily beaten by the thrilling Emily Upjohn, Ching Shih is a competitor here.

Tip: GOLDEN LYRA evens

Ones to watch: Stay Alert 2/1, Ching Shih 6/1

* (odds recorded 18:35 GMT on 8th June 2022 at 888Sport)

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15:40 Newbury Handicap Horse Racing Tip

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

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BEARAWAY has yet to get off the mark, but has consistently been in the frame.

He had his handicap debut three weeks ago.

That resulted in a credible third at Kempton on a 1m trip in a field of 12.

There’s still potential there for him if he carries his form over onto the turf.

DANDY MAESTRO has some great form, with three wins in his last five runs and looks to be thriving at the moment.

On his penultimate run, Dandy Maestro was third at Bath, seven lengths clear at the line.

Naturally, he had extra to take on in the weights.

From his new mark, Dandy Maestro went a fairly close third at Yarmouth a couple of weeks ago and should be competitive once again.

THE RAIN KING was a winner last time out as he scored at Windsor on a 1m trip. He will have more to prove at this level.

That victory was down at Class 5, so will need to find more for win purposes in this one.

But at the same time, it was a comfortable win, so he may not be too far away.


Ones to watch: The Rain King 9/2, Bearaway 7/4

* (odds recorded 18:35 GMT on 8th June 2022 at 888Sport)

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16:15 Newbury Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: 3-year-olds only
Age: 13
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 1m

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SENSE OF SECURITY was a runner up three weeks ago at Leicester on a slightly shorter trip.

That did represent a nice return to form for her, however.

She could have a shot as that was a good platform to build on.

NIETZSCHE’S STAR brings winning form to this wide-open handicap after winning on his latest run.

He scored at Lingfield on his handicap debut last month.

That was a reappearance run and he had been gelded during his time off.

It looked to have made a difference, as he looked in control and calm. Nietzche’s Star is up 8lb but still rates as a danger.

SILVERDALE is worth bearing in mind for this contest as she is such a good consistent one.

Silverdale is low milage and put in a nice shift for a place in a Windsor handicap a month ago.

There are signs that she’s getting some top form together and is worth a place on the shortlist.


Ones to watch: Nietzsche’s Star 9/4, Silverdale 11/1

* (odds recorded 18:35 GMT on 8th June 2022 at 888Sport)

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19:25 Haydock Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 1m

Race Preview

LIGHTENING COMPANY looks like the one to beat in this field, which has had a couple pull out.

Lightning Company won on his penultimate, a score on a 1m trip at Redcar.

He looked in fine fettle when fifth at York on his latest, after a gap had appeared too late for win purposes, but Lightening Company still finished strongly.

IMPERIAL COMMAND should be a little sharper for the drop in distance that he receives on Thursday.

There was a runner up spot at Newcastle earlier this year.

The same kind of form hasn’t been delivered on the turf by him yet, but Imperial Command can challenge for the minors.

STATELY HOME is the final shortlisted contender in this one as he took a decent enough fifth at Hamilton on his latest.

He got off the mark for this yard on his penultimate run, which was at Pontefract in April. He may offer something.


Ones to watch: Stately Home 4/1, Imperial Command 6/1

* (odds recorded 18:35 GMT on 8th June 2022 at 888Sport)

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18:55 Haydock Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 5f

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MR BEAUFORT opened the season with a good win in a Wolverhampton maiden.

He had been gelded in his transition from 2-year-old to 3-year-old.

On his handicap debut on his next run, Mr Beaufort was fourth at Goodwood three weeks ago.

He takes a drop in grade for this one, so he should be able to get close.

SO SMART has gone well the last twice, getting a place finish in those runs as he still is finding his way for a new yard.

The switch to the turf seemed to suit him last time out when he rattled the crossbar at Salisbury 12 days ago.

So Smart comes up 2lb but is not without hope.

SILKY WILKIE picked up a very credible fourth place finish in a run at Nottingham a week ago.

That was a close finish and if he can match that kind of ability, he should be back in the frame. Silky Wilkie is a very good consistent one.


Ones to watch: Mr Beaufort 2/1, So Smart 17/2

* (odds recorded 18:35 GMT on 8th June 2022 at 888Sport)

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17:55 Haydock Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 11
Distance: 5f

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GOOD LUCK FOX returns after having had a wind op which could just perk him up.

On his latest run, he was third at Musselburgh in handicapping action.

That was his best effort in an otherwise disappointing season.

But it was a step in the right direction and Good Luck Fox can’t be written out of this.

WRENTHORPE was a pleasing fourth on his return a couple of weeks ago. That was after a break of seven months.

That reappearance was at the course and distance and now having dropped 2lb down from that mark, he may be tough to stop.

FOX HILL is an obvious big threat in this contest after returning to winning ways at Nottingham a week ago.

He was under little pressure in landing that win and came up 5lb for the score.

Fox Hill will pose a threat if the rest give him a soft lead.


Ones to watch: Fox Hill 5/1, Good Luck Fox 7/1

* (odds recorded 18:35 GMT on 8th June 2022 at 888Sport)

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