Horse Racing Today – Wednesday 15th August 2018

Packed Day of Racing from Beverley, Salisbury and Deauville

There is plenty to choose for horse racing betting fans today with meetings being held at Newton Abbot, Beverley, Salisbury, Worcester and Kempton in the UK. Add to that the meeting at Gowran Park in Ireland and Deauville in France and racing punters could have a lot of fun today.

Here’s the run-down of the best of the action in store.

Salisbury hosts biggest race of the day

For us the biggest race of the day is the 3.40 at Salisbury, the British Stallion Studs EBF Upavon Fillies’ Stakes. This listed race for runners of three years and older has a pair of likely contenders in the form of Henry Candy’s Chain Of Daisies and Sir Michael Stoute’s Crystal Hope – check out the Today’s Racing Tips page to find out which we’ve plumped for.

Also on the Salisbury card we have a trio of Class 4 races that look like they could be entertaining, especially the opening Novice Stakes over a distance of six furlongs.

Deauville adds a little continental class

There are only three races on the card at Deauville today, two Group 3s and a Group 2, but they look like being highly competitive affairs. The opening race, the Prix de Lieurey at 2.45, is for three year old fillies and there promises to be quite a battle for the win. We like the look of Wind Chimes and Environs, both of whom hale from the yard of Andre Fabre.

In the 3.20 we’ve opted to back Study Of Man, who has won three out of four runs to date and looks to have room for improvement still.

Evening action on the Polytrack from Kempton

Kempton hosts a fine-looking evening meeting tonight, with eight races on the card raning from Class 4 to Class 6. Okay, the quality is not all that, but with 10 or more runners in five of the races, we think there is each way value to be found here.

For instance in the opening race at 5.30 we have our eye on Michael Attwater’s Mr Fox who should go off around the 14/1 mark. The 6.30 looks set for Quiet Endeavour to land his fourth straight win, but Mick Channon’s Izzer is the value pick at 12/1 in our view.

The 7.00 and 7.30 look wide open, but the 8.00 could be ripe for each way harvesting with Beloved Knight and Goodwood Showman both contenders for a place.