October 20 racing tips and odds: Ben Stokes tribute can smash it out of the park at Worcester

Planet Sport are on hand with all the best tips and odds at Newmarket, Worcester and Fontwell on Wednesday, October 20. Watch out for Onethreefivenotout, a tribute to Ben Stokes from Paul Nicholls.

We start at Newmarket and a Cheveley Park Stud runner liable to give the bookies a bashing. William Haggas' three-year-old can put in a storming run at HQ.

3.50 Newmarket - Bashkirova

This William Haggas three-year-old's breeding could come in handy here with heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast on Wednesday, the going could soften very quickly at HQ.

Being by Pivotal, any change to testing conditions should be lapped up by Bashkirova, who also has a maiden win at Nottingham on good to firm, should the storms miraculously stay away.

The filly was successful on her second appearance on the all-weather at Newcastle, beating the Charles Hills trained Alrehb who was a subsequent winner.

It could be raining pennies from heaven if this lightening quick filly scores amidst the storms at Newmarket.

4.25 Newmarket - Perseus Way

A winner on debut for Charlie Appleby, this smartly bred colt by Sea The Stars ploughed through the heavy going at Leicester to beat Roger Charlton's Valsad by three quarters of a length.

The expected storms at Newmarket will clearly play to Perseus Way's strengths and his racecourse experience will be key too.

Godolphin have plenty of success with two-year-olds and the booking of Champion Jockey runner-up Will Buick can only be seen as a positive.

Named after the constellation, Perseus Way can light up a dank day.

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2.48 Worcester - Onethreefivenotout

The first of a pair of tips for Paul Nicholls and leading owners the Stewart Family, this five-year-old comes with a brilliant back story, being named by a Ben Stokes Ashes knock in the cricket.

The name was snapped up by Nicholls in honour of the century scored by Stokes in the third Ashes test at Headingly in 2019.

Nicholls has been waiting to find a horse worthy of the moniker and he has seemingly found it with this son of Milan.

Representing top connections and trained by the boss Nicholls, Onethreefivenotout looks to be heading for a six in this two mile Worcester test.

3.23 Worcester - Hugos New Horse

Another in the line of Stewart Family horses with a Hugo theme, after Hugos Horse and Hugos Other Horse comes Hugos New Horse.

The son of high-class Juddmonte stayer Coastal Path and a half-brother to Nicholls' top chaser Black Corton, the four-year-old is bred to go on from this two mile bumper.

Harry Cobden gets the leg us as usual by Nicholls and will be well briefed as to the gelding's ability.

While it won't be a huge win for Hugo, his New Horse can take this one.

2.30 Fontwell - Fortunes Melody

Another representing strong owners in Munir and Souede, Fortunes Melody has been banging on the door like trick or treaters smelling Twixes with three second places in a row.

This four-year-old won a couple of valuable races at Auteuil in France before switching from David Cottin to Harry Fry.

The up and coming Fry will not be rushing Fortunes Melody but you get the feeling that his Yorgonnabelucky filly can begin to kick on.

Daryl Jacob gets the gig and while this melody won't win you a fortune, he presents a decent enough price should he strike a tune.

3.05 Fontwell - Helford River

It's always nice to see a runner in the yellow, red and purple Native River colours and Brocade Racing send Helford River to Fontwell in search of a hat-trick.

Colin Tizzard's seven-year-old won last time out over the course, albeit over a shorter two mile three and a half furlong trip.

Helford River did prevail on his penultimate start at Newton Abbot over Wednesday's two mile, five furlong trip, beating the not terrible Wagner by a good three and a quarter lengths.

Brendan Powell gets the ride and it would be no surprise to see him in full flow for a third win on the spin.

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