Wednesday racing tips for Newcastle, Kempton, Hereford and Dundalk

The Planet Sport tipsters are on the hunt for winners at four meetings on Wednesday, January 4.

First up some info on our top tips for Wednesday's action, you can find a full list of selections for every race across all the tracks at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the racecards, results and live odds in the Planet Sport racing live centre.

11:50 (Newcastle) Quercus Robur

Kevin Stott is having a great time of it this winter and he looks to have a very strong chance at Newcastle with Quercus Robur in the BetUK Over 40,000 Live Streamed Races Handicap.

The four-year-old runs in the Lady Buttons colours and is trained by Adam Nicol, the former jockey of Phil Kirby's talented and versatile mare.

Nichol has proved in his short time training that he is quite a canny operator, and he places his horses extremely well.

Quercus Robur was picked up for 26,000 guineas having won for Richard Fahey and looks just the type with which Nicol should have some fun with.

13:20 (Newcastle) First Dynasty

David Simcock has a decent strike-rate at Newcastle and his First Dynasty would not have to improve much to go close in the Spreadex Sports Best Odds On Sunderland Novice Stakes.

Well beaten on his debut, he was subsequently gelded and then fared much better when third of nine, beaten just over a length at Wolverhampton.

Punxsutawney Phil gained a first success on the Flat when landing a Wolverhampton maiden last month, but he has more on his plate now conceding weight to his rivals down in trip.

Regal Rambler makes his stable debut for the the Alice Haynes yard and appears to hold a leading chance if reproducing his best.

14:20 (Newcastle) Tantalus

Ben Haslam's Tantalus could be worth a little interest in the talkSPORT Download The App Handicap.

At first glance a mark of 70 on handicap debut seems harsh, but there was distinct promise on his second outing when third of eight behind the 90-rated Batal Dubai.

On his final run he was no match for Marshman at Thirsk but the winner was second in the Gimcrack and ran well in the Middle Park.

Silverlode was only narrowly denied in a similar event over course and distance a week ago and he merits the utmost respect off a 3lb lower mark.

Pocket The Packet was a beaten favourite last time but he had won four of his previous five starts and it is far too soon to be writing him off.

18:00 (Kempton) Star Guest

Star Guest can go one better than on debut in the Try Our New Price Boost At Unibet Fillies' Novice Stakes.

Sent off favourite for her first outing at Lingfield last month, Charlie Appleby's regally-bred type went down only narrowly to stablemate Glory Lily, who got up in the final strides. It was also a landmark winner for Appleby, his 1,000th as a trainer.

By champion sire Dubawi out of a Group Two winner trained by Andre Fabre in Usherette, Star Guest will be a valuable proposition if she can gain a win.

In fact, she did very little wrong at Lingfield and with normal improvement sets a very high standard for the newcomers - some of whom admittedly look potentially smart on paper - to aim at.

20:30 (Kempton) Sicario

Tom Marquand and Mick Appleby are a potent combination and they team up with Sicario in the Racing TV Classified Stakes.

A consistent type, he is now eight but has only been out of the first three once since joining Appleby from Mark McNiff in Ireland.

The handicapper seemingly has him exactly where he wants him but Marquand may just make a little bit of difference on board for the first time.

Wednesday's selections in full:

DUNDALK: 1.40 Inishmot Prince, 2.10 Linus Larrabee, 2.40 Jaafel, 3.10 Avondale, 3.45 Hurricane Helen. 4.15 Fendi, 4.45 Steps In The Sand, 5.15 Gracesolution.

HEREFORD: 1.00 Land Of My Delight, 1.30 Jikala, 2.00 Post Chaise, 2.30 Feuille De Lune, 3.00 Presenting Doyan, 3.30 Alkopop, 4.00 Skinflint.

NEWCASTLE: 11.50 Quercus Robur, 12.20 Oscar Doodle, 12.50 Reclaim Victory, 1.20 First Dynasty, 1.50 Inaam, 2.20 Tantalus, 2.50 Martineo, 3.20 Minhaaj.

KEMPTON: 4.55 Bond Boy, 5.30 Starry Eyes, 6.00 Star Guest, 6.30 Swiss Pride, 7.00 Mogok Valley, 7.30 Dundory, 8.00 Satin Snake, 8.30 Sicario.

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