Four horses to back on Wednesday, September 22

Planet Sport experts have landed on four horses worth backing on Wednesday, September 22 at decent odds.

1.00 Redcar - Emeralds Pride

Michael Dods' filly is making her nursery debut here off a potentially lenient mark of 66, with the step up to 6f expected to bring about significant improvement.

She's run well on all three of her starts over the minimum, making the frame on each occasion, and giving the strong impression she was crying out for an extra furlong.

Her breeding backs that up - she's a half sister to a French 6.5f/7f winner - and her handicap mark of 66 is surely one she can win off, with the horse that beat her into second two starts back now rated 76.

1.45 Goodwood - Imrahor

This claiming handicap looks quite competitive which should ensure we get a fair price on Hugo Palmer's lightly-raced four-year-old.

Hugo Palmer can be among the Goodwood winners
Hugo Palmer can be among the Goodwood winners

An easy winner of a Hamilton novice last September, following promising efforts in similar races at Newbury and Newmarket, he's been restricted to just three starts since.

The latest of those came back at Newbury 29 days ago and it was his first run back after a gelding operation, which has clearly had a positive effect given he was beaten less than two lengths into third.

Having travelled well in front, he got a little tired close home and was looked after once his winning chance was gone, so we can expect a fair bit of improvement on that effort.

2.25 Perth - Rebel Leader

Dr Richard Newland has a 1-3 strike rate at Perth and Rebel Leader, his only runner on Wednesday's card at the Scottish track, is taken to enhance that record further.

Dr Richard Newland's runners at Perth are to be feared
Dr Richard Newland's runners at Perth are to be feared

The seven-year-old has not won since his point-to-point days but has run several creditable races in defeat, including the last twice.

His second at Uttoxeter two starts back was boosted when the winner went in again subsequently, and there wasn't much wrong with his latest close up third at Market Rasen, where the ground may have been a tad faster than ideal.

Today's forecast soft ground is perfect for him and off what looks a very winnable mark of 80 - rated as high as 110 for a previous trainer - he looks sure to go close under regular pilot Charlie Hammond.

2.35 Redcar - Kehailaan

It could be worth giving Mark Johnston's three-year-old another chance in this 1m2f handicap as he clearly needed his comeback run at Kempton 20 days ago, having been off since running poorly at Newmarket in May.

Sent off as favourite on that occasion on the back of an easy maiden success at Southwell, he ran as if something was amiss and has been gelded since.

With just five career starts under his belt, he's open to further improvement and his trainer, who continues to churn out plenty of winners, looks to have found him a good opportunity to exploit what looks a very fair mark of 77.

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