Wednesday's Nottingham racing tips: Flylikeaneagle, Cotai Pearl and King of Tonga worth backing

Planet Sport tipsters have a set of juicy selections for the midweek meeting at Nottingham racecourse on Wednesday, September 28.

Here's a quick snapshot of Planet Sport's tips, with a bit of extra detail on our highlighted horses below that. You can follow all the latest racecards and results using our live centre at Nottingham.

Selections (all Nottingham)

13.00 Poseidon Prince

13.35 Run Simba

14.10 Cotai Pearl

14.45 King Of Tonga

15.20 Savrola

15.55 Ernesto


14.10 Cotai Pearl

Bryan Smart's Cotai Pearl looks sure to go well in the Fairfax Saddles Better Performance Grassroots Series Final Nursery Handicap.

Apart from a disappointing second run at Thirsk when something clearly was amiss, this daughter of the speedy Cotai Glory has been consistent, winning at Carlisle and running very well in the Racing League at Newcastle behind the classy Never Just A Dream.

14.45 King of Tonga

King Of Tonga has been a revelation this season for Declan Carroll.

The six-year-old looked thoroughly exposed over seven furlongs and a mile for David O'Meara but since dropping down to sprinting trips by Carroll, he has won four times, most recently at Chester.

This will be harder off a 5lb higher mark, but he is in such good form it is hard to look anywhere else in the Fairfax Saddles Grassroots Series Final Sprint Handicap.

16.30 Flylikeaneagle (NAP)

Flylikeaneagle looks the best bet on a competitive card at Nottingham in the Fairfax Saddles Grassroots Mile Series Final Handicap.

Trained by Grand National-winning handler Lucinda Russell, the five-year-old arrives on the back of his fourth win in what has been a thoroughly productive season.

Based in Ireland until earlier this year, he has flourished since joining Russell's Kinross yard in June.

Having began the season with a Flat rating of just 53, he was handicapped to do damage and duly won at Ayr on his stable debut.

Narrowly beaten next time, he went on to win at Musselburgh and then Nottingham, something which will stand him in good stead ahead of this task.

Third back at Ayr and then Musselburgh, latterly over 10 furlongs which was too far, he got back to winning ways most recently at Ayr once more from a mark of 66 and while he went up another 5lb, he looks like a horse with more to give.

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