Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Wednesday, 5th January 2022

Wednesday's best UK racing tips from Ffos Las and Kempton

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Today’s horse racing tips for Wednesday come from Ffos Las and Kempton on another day of fairly calm waters this week.

The top-level comes from Class 3 handicap hurdle action at Ffos Las.

It’s six horse racing tips that we have in total for the day over the jumps and on the flat.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Wednesday, 5th January 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

13:10 Ffos Las Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5 handicap chase
Age: 5-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 2m

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KINGSTON KING picked up a victory on his latest effort, which was at Bangor last month.

That was his first success since getting off the mark back in the summer of 2021 over the fences.

There has been consistent and improving form by Kingston King who is expected to get himself heavily involved.

TEMPLIER will be under a 7lb penalty on Wednesday after scoring at Warwick on New Year’s Eve.

His jumping form just got better and better the longer the 2m race went on and therefore Templier looks like a handy one in horse racing betting on Wednesday.

Templier has been consistent, largely on the back of having down in the weights to a threatening mark. Can he keep it going?

COBRA COMMANDER is an interesting one as he was consistently in the frame last season.

A win did evade him, but there is a chance that he can make his presence felt after having had a reappearance run a month ago.

The cheekpieces also go on for the first time to help out.


Ones to watch: Templier 15/8, Cobra Commander 12/1 e/w

* (odds recorded 21:25 GMT on 4th January 2022 at William Hill)

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13:45 Ffos Las Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing UK Tips

Race Type: Class 3 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 2m

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WICKED WEST was third at Lingfield on his latest run, which was just over a couple of weeks ago.

That was a decent revival for him after he had kicked things off in superb form last year with back to back wins.

One of those victories for Wicket West was at course and distance, so a return to the venue could see him push on further.

SABBATHICAL is a good one with reasonably strong form behind him recently.

He has been in the frame, including banking one victory in each of his last three runs over the fences.

The victory in that sequence was at Fakenham in November.

Sabbathical goes for the first time since a Southwell handicap hurdle third-place finish 43 days ago.

HOWDYALIKEMENOW couldn’t get himself involved on his handicap debut last time out.

Before that, he had posted back to back wins at Stratford and Fakenham, the latter of those under a penalty.

Howdyalikemenow faces an easier contest than he did at Cheltenham on his latest, so could make the frame.


Ones to watch: Wicked West 11/4, Howdyalikemnow 10/3

* (odds recorded 21:25 GMT on 4th January 2022 at William Hill)

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14:55 Ffos Las Mares’ Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Race Type: Class 4 mare’s handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 2m 5f

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GETAWEAPON rattled the crossbar four days ago in a bigger handicap field at Exeter.

That was a firm return to form from her which came after a break of 9 weeks. So Getaweapon is likely to be stronger for that. She has a big chance.

SO SOCKSY claimed a second-place finish here at Ffos Las on her latest, which was three weeks ago.

So that gives her some credible form for the contest. The former winning pointer will probably need to find a little more to back it up.

FASHION’S MODEL steps into handicapping from a fair mark. There were some encouraging signs from her over the hurdles on her penultimate run.

But is another in this field who looks to have more to find?

GAIA VALLIS can’t be counted out after winning 38 days at Leicester as a seller.

The longer trip on Wednesday shouldn’t trouble her and the return to handicapping is a plus.


Ones to watch: Getaweapon 5/4, So Socksy 7/2

* (odds recorded 21:25 GMT on 4th January 2022 at William Hill)

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16:30 Kempton handicap Horse Racing Betting

Race Type: Class 6 handicap
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 13
Distance: 7f

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JUDY’S PARK may have a chance in this one if he can defy a wide draw from the stalls.

There was a good effort in a nursery by Judy’s Park three weeks ago, with the race not panning out in her favour. Judy’s Park has claims.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS has shown well a couple of times in recent efforts.

There could be a chance for her in this thin field. Place claims are therefore Between the Sheets who was third at Chelmsford City 41 days ago.

MY AMBITION ran well in a nursery at Lingfield 35 days ago. He doesn’t look to be out of the picture in a wide-open contest.

SMALL PRINT is the final one to consider for the shortlist in this handicap.

She improved on being moved to a 7 trip for the first time on her latest run at Lingfield. This will be the handicap debut from Small Print and could feature.

Tip: JUDY’S PARK 11/2

Ones to watch: Between The Sheets 5/1, Small Print 5/1

* (odds recorded 21:25 GMT on 4th January 2022 at William Hill)

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18:00 Kempton Handicap Horse Racing Odds

Race Type: Class 6 handicap
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 14
Distance: 7f

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RED EVELYN was last seen three weeks ago taking a third-place finish at Lingfield. That was a good solid effort.

There’s no reason why she couldn’t be back in the thick of things if she can back it up.

RANIA has gone consistently well on each of her last four runs, which was kicked off with a win at Wolverhampton.

With three place finishes to follow, it would not be a surprise to see her heavily involved.

MAGICINTHEMAKING is a former course and distance winner, but she is looking to end a long winless streak.

But she has managed to put together back to back credible efforts to get in the frame, so could be worth considering for horse racing betting.


Ones to watch: Magicinthemaking 14/1 e/w, Rania 9/2

* (odds recorded 21:25 GMT on 4th January 2022 at William Hill)

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15:25 Ffos Las Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

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

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FAIRLAWN FLYER commands respect in horse racing betting for this handicap chase action at Ffos Las on Wednesday.

Fairlawn Flyer landed a course and distance handicap chase debut win in November in some soft conditions.

That’s two wins in his last four runs over the hurdles and now fences combined. Fairlawn Flyer could have more to come.

ALKOPOP could have a say at the business end of this contest because he looks to still be open to plenty of further progress.

His handicap hurdles form last season was superb.

Alkopop had his chasing debt a month ago but feel a couple from home after initially shaping well. He’s not to be dismissed.

RED LION LAD could be another that is open to plenty of progress in this sphere.

He made his chasing and handicap debut last month at Uttoxeter and put in a fair enough run.

Red Lion Lad was a fair hurdler in the previous campaign and will likely settle into being a good chaser.


Ones to watch: Alkopop 7/2, Red Lion Lad 13/2

* (odds recorded 21:25 GMT on 4th January 2022 at William Hill)

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