Friday best racing bets – Tips at Sandown, Doncaster, Chester and Salisbury
Friday’s horse racing action takes in four meetings across the UK including day three of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster. We give our Friday best racing bets and tips for every fixture taking place.
The horse racing action continues thick and fast on Friday with another four UK racemeetings going to post including the third day of the Doncaster St Leger Festival which features two Group Two contests on the racecard.
In addition to that classy fixture on Town Moor where the best of the action will feature on Friday’s ITV Racing programme there is also action on the flat at Sandown and Chester in the afternoon; while Salisbury are also racing in the evening with a twilight fixture.
29 races in total will unfold across Friday’s quartet of racing fixtures and we look through a busy afternoon of equine action to pick out our Friday best racing bets and tips for every fixture taking place.
FRIDAY BEST RACING BETS – TIPS AT SANDOWN, DONCASTER, CHESTER & SALISBURY
1:25 Sandown – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 5f
ATTY’S EDGE isn’t the most reliable of performers but the Coach House gelding has been in good fettle recently, building on a much needed return to action to strike at Bath in July.
Chris Mason’s charge then ran well in defeat behind the useful Pettochside on his next outing at Windsor and racing from an unchanged mark he can make his presence felt here.
Beaten around three lengths on that occasion, not helped by a slow start and so arguably not seen to best effect he has since seen the winner run well in some decent handicaps at Salisbury and Doncaster, while a subsequent winner has come out of the race.
That run suggested he can be competitive off this mark and Nicola Currie is back on board having steered him to his latest win so it wouldn’t come as a big shock if he were to deliver a solid run.
2:40 Doncaster – Bombardier Flying Childers Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (2yo) 5f
STEEL BULL is given another chance after plenty went wrong for him last time out at the Curragh when contesting the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes; Michael O’Callaghan’s charge is forgiven that effort where he hit his head in the stalls having gotten worked up and he knocked out two teeth.
That was also his first attempt at six furlongs but the Clodovil colt had won both his previous starts over the minimum trip which included a comfortable win in the Group Three Molecomb Stakes during Glorious Goodwood where he looked a very smart prospect.
Given the circumstances leading up to his last outing, he can’t be judged too harshly on that lesser effort and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the Irish challenger were to bounce back. He had looked a good sort previously and he may still have plenty more to offer back at this trip so he is taken to put the record straight where he can go close here.
3:30 Chester – #GoRacingGreen Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m2½f
The ground was road-like when CHICHESTER failed to fire at Windsor back in June, but faced with a softer surface on this latest outing following a break the Dansili colt can bounce back with a better effort.
Sir Michael Stoute’s charge had shaped encouragingly despite looking in need of the experience when finishing fourth behind Zegalo in heavy ground at Nottingham; he then returned from eight months off the track to get to within a neck of Yes My Boy at Lingfield on the all-weather.
He was possibly just given too much to do on that occasion, but the winner has run well since to give the form a boost and he remains with potential for better now he tackles what is likely to prove a more suitable surface. The yard has an excellent record with its’ runners on the Roodeye and still early days for the son of Dansili he is expected to post a big effort.
4:30 Salisbury – Draintech Tankers Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-75) 7f
MOJANDIL wasn’t seen to best effect last time out behind the reopposing Royal Musketeer, but Brian Meehan’s charge is forgiven that effort as he missed the break and wasn’t able to get competitive from an uncompromising position.
The Estidhkaar gelding had shaped with promise on his debut where he finished third in a big field contest at Chepstow, beaten just under two lengths despite looking green. Although he failed to build on the experience latest he isn’t judged too harshly on that performance and could bounce back here with a better effort now switching to a handicap where his initial mark looks workable.
This step up in trip could yield improvement and he gets 3lbs from his last-time conquerer which might be enough to see him come out on top if he can get away on terms this time around.