The horse racing NAP of the Day for Thursday, 20 October with SportsLens tipsters is Well Educated. He contests the 2m1f Gilcrux Handicap Hurdle at Carlisle this afternoon (2:10). George Bewley’s in-form runner looks value at terrific 9/2 odds looking for a hat-trick of victories.
This Irish chestnut gelding comes to this horse racing venue looking to make a vast improvement on his last start at Carlisle Racecourse. This six-year-old is just 1lb up in the weights from his last winning hurdle mark. Well Educated thus rates our horse racing NAP of the Day this Thursday. Here’s why to back him…
Why will horse racing NAP of the Day Well Educated win?
Trainer George Bewley puts his trust in stable jockey and son, Jonathan Bewley, who takes the reigns on Well Educated this afternoon in the third race on the card. They head to Carlisle races today, which the 6-year-old gelding has only raced once before. That was back in April and before moving to the Bewley yard, so the horse comes here in fine form and looking to pick up a maiden Carlisle Racecourse win.
Well educated scored at Kelso just 18 days ago, so will be hoping for a similar run this afternoon. It won’t have escape the notice of top betting sites that a win today gives him a hat-trick, after also winning at Hexham over two miles in September. Well Educated has looked superb since George Bewley brought him to his stable from previous trainer, John Quinn.
Since this move, the chestnut gelding has had five runs. Three of these have ended up in victory, with one second and one third place finish too. All five runs have been promising, with Well Educated showing his ability at Class 4 level, as well as finishing in the places in a step up to Class 3 company. That is what he faces again today. With two more wins under his belt since the last step up in class, we can see him putting in a big performance here.
A horse racing NAP of the Day in form over hurdles with four wins in last six starts
His last Class 3 Handicap was over 2m6f, which was perhaps a stretch too far for him. Today’s 2m1f task looks far more achievable for this improving 6-year-old. While he hasn’t won in this high quality a field, there is no knocking his latest race result when first at Kelso when he won by a neck thanks to a rallied run in which showed real grit and determination from horse and jockey.
His main threat today is betting favourite, Fringill Dike. However, Well Educated has 5lbs on his and looks just as good a jumper as his Irish counterpart. Horse racing betting sites may have Well Educated overpriced today as the favourite has won three in a row, however he doesn’t have Class 3 experience like Well Educated does. He also likes the sound surface with forecast going good to soft today.
Taking all that into account, Well Educated just had to be our horse racing NAP of the Day for 20 October. A £10 wager on him with 888Sport returns £65 if he makes it a hat-trick of wins. New customers who join and put this bet on qualify for £40 in bonuses with more info to follow…
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