Wednesday Racing Tips: Geromino can notch Wetherby win

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There is plenty of racing across Britain and Ireland on Wednesday, with five meetings set to take place.

They come on the Flat from Navan, Bath, Nottingham and Kempton (AW), alongside a new season of National Hunt action from Wetherby.

Amongst our trio of midweek fancies is a returning to form Geromino for Donald McCain up at Wetherby.

14:25 Wetherby – Geromino @ 7/2

A new season of National Hunt racing begins this afternoon at Wetherby and the ever-reliable powerhouse northern alliance of Donald McCain and Brian Hughes will be hoping to get amongst the winners in West Yorkshire with Geromino.

This gelding racked up a four-race winning sequence last year from July-September and then went down fighting in a match against the classy Tommy’s Oscar at Carlisle in October on what proved his final start until April.

When he did come back in the spring, he failed to fire in three appearances but, following a summer recess, his runner-up finishes at Bangor (2m1½f, good) and Kelso (2m1f, good) in recent months have represented a return to form.

He can count himself unfortunate to have bumped into in-form winners on both instances and the form of those races has held up well since. He is now 5lb below his last win-mark and is put forward to get back to winning ways.

15:45 Nottingham – Regheeb @ 11/4

Archie Watson and Hollie Doyle team up at Nottingham this afternoon with promising colt Regheeb on his handicap bow.

The son of New Approach opened up his career by winning a maiden on debut here in April over a mile-and-a-half-a-furlong and that ability to handle soft ground should be key again now.

On his next start, he was sent to France for a Listed contest at Chantilly where he was well held, though no shame in that coming as it did in a race won by subsequent unbeaten Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Ace Impact.

After a summer break, Regheeb was back in action last month, dispatching four rivals with a minimum of fuss over this trip on the Polytrack at Lingfield in novice company.

The three-year-old has an opening mark of 93 to defy but that ability to act on testing ground allied to the allowance he will get from older rivals should leave it within his reach.

20:00 Kempton – Sonnerie Power @ 17/2

Sonnerie Power goes for Roger Varian and David Egan in a mile-and-a-half-handicap at Kempton this evening, bidding to rebound from a poor showing at Chester in July when last spotted.

He was in a first-time hood that day and was probably caught further back than ideal and, in truth, he won’t be the first or the last to find things going wrong quite quickly on soft ground on the Roodee.

His earlier form was promising, including a handicap win over this trip at Lingfield in September last year, while he had also showed up well at Leicester and Newmarket in his first starts of 2023.

He has run well fresh before and has already shown he can be competitive from this sort of mark. so he’s put forward to justify his inclusion on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder for a trainer in good form.