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Dave Nevison's top tips for Wednesday: Whiskey to pay for the drinks at Nottingham

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Wed 30 Sep 2020

Our top tipster has taken aim at the racing action at Nottingham on Wednesday - watch how his selections fare live on Racing TV.

2.55 Nottingham: Production at 9-1 with Paddy Power and Betfair

I have not been too kind about this horse on a couple of occasions, but I certainly think he has a great chance of at least making the frame here, especially with Hollie Doyle taking over in the saddle.

There are two obvious improvers in this race - Bimble and Yimou - who I suspect will be much shorter than their largely exposed rivals, and they should help the price of Ed Walker’s four-year-old.

Production very much caught the eye last time out where he seemingly had tons of running left in him but met trouble and got going too late under an experienced claimer.

I am not knocking the jockey there, but there are not many riders in better form than Hollie Doyle this season. Production is drawn in stall five which might put him on the right side and the trainer seems to have settled on him being a 6f sprinter, which looks right to me.

3.30 Nottingham: Make It Rain at a general 9-4

I fancy the three-year-old’s in this but believe a couple of them have already been on a roll and might just be in the handicapper’s grip.

However, the Crisford-trained Make It Rain looks to have plenty of improvement left in him.

It was only a five-runner race last time, but he was a well-backed favourite and won in eye-catching style, and certainly would not have been beaten carrying the extra 6lb he has on his back here.

The one worry might be if there was a dramatic deterioration in the ground, but on good or better, I will certainly be backing him to follow up.

The in-form James Doyle is the only jockey to have won on him and is back on board on Wednesday.

4.40 Nottingham: Whiskey And Water at a general 25-1

Whiskey And Water only has a 4lb pull with likely favourite Mr Chua who defeated the selection at York last time out, but that rival has been on a winning run and Brian Ellison’s charge was making his comeback after a wind-op plus looked to be given an easy time of it until staying on late in the race.

He is useful over hurdles and this time last year ran very well in a much more competitive event than this at Musselburgh.

He has been lowered 7lb since that run but rarely runs a bad race and might be suited by the long straight here. I expect him to improve from York and at the forecast prices, I believe he could be value.

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