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Haydock – 1st December: DOM’S NAP + NB | Wednesday’s 2 Best Bets

Our best two bets for the action at Haydock on Wednesday afternoon

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WP5D6R A general view of the stands at Haydock Park Racecourse.
Haydock’s NAP: KILTEALY BRIGGS | 1:50pm Jewson Widnes Novices’ Chase | Dom’s Pick
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It could be the day that Jamie Snowden’s gelding finally sheds his maiden tag over fences as he continues his stint as a second-season novice.

He fared better than the bare result on his reappearance at Uttoxeter in October but took a step forward at Aintree next time out, so could land a third career success under Adrian Heskin on his track debut.

Potters Hedger ridden by Jack Quinlan (left) on their way to winning the Unibet Extra Place Races Every Day Handicap Hurdle at Haydock Park Racecourse. Picture date: Saturday January 23, 2021.
Haydock’s Wednesday card kickstarts at 12:40pm

Mint Condition was underwhelming on his seasonal reappearance but is much better than that and it won’t surprise to see him take a step forward here.

NB: AMI DEBOIS | 2:50pm Jewson Altrincham Veterans’ Handicap Chase

Without luck in the Grand National, the 11-year-old son of Dream Well should be more in his element in a contest like this and makes plenty of appeal on debut for Fergal O’Brien.

He ran two crackers before his efforts at Aintree and is 3lb lower than his Doncaster second back in February, with a return to this sort of trip sure to suit.

G7JK02 Trainer Fergal O'Brien at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, Bangor-on-Dee.
Fergal O’Brien is operating at a 20% strike-rate

Aso enters this company for the first time and won at this track as a hurdler.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.