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Bet of the day: Wednesday’s racing

Frank Monkhouse | 5 July 2017

A tip in every race at Thirsk

The midway point of the week, and Wednesday afternoon horse racing goes at Thirsk, Perth and Worcester, while meetings from Bath, Kempton and Fairyhouse give you an interest throughout the early evening.

Coral are betting on every race at every meeting – click now to find the winners. We concentrate on the action at Thirsk, where an eight-race programme runs from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. Our race-by-race selections below give you a play throughout the day, while those who like to keep our NAP close are left waiting until the penultimate race.

Tribal Conquest taken to score

Elysee Star is picked to get us off to a strong star in the opener, but we’re little more than spectators until the second last, a seven-runner maiden stakes decided over the seven furlongs trip. They’re called to post at 5.00pm, and Tribal Conquest is a strong pick. Connections invested a great deal of money in our tip, and we’re confident he’ll deliver in his second start.

Debuting around here in May, Tribal Conquest finished runner-up behind Afaak, well beaten on that occasion, 2 ½ lengths the recorded distance. The promising three-year-old took his time to get started, but once settled, was an eye-catcher at the business end of the race. The NAP led going for home before being picked up at the finish, but there was a lot to like.

Appleby deserves our respect

That effort came over course and distance, and we expect to see him come on for it. With that introduction to the game under his belt, he’ll get down to it a lot sooner, and we really do expect him to go and take this by the scruff of the neck. Tribal Conquest is easy enough to like, but he faces little in terms of real competition here, and that’s why he’s our strongest bet.

The Charlie Appleby yard always merits our respect, and followers of the stats know he has an impressive record of getting the desired result with horses running over 7f. The selection rates as the best horse of the field on paper, and we’re hoping he goes and proves it.

Thirsk selections

2.00 – Elysee Star

2.30 – Raven’s Raft

3.00 – Give Em A Clump

3.30 – Wentworth Falls

4.00 – Tanawar

4.30 – Original Choice

5.00 – Tribal Conquest

5.30 – Etienne Gerard

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