Friday betting tips – Best bets for the day’s UK racemeetings
Friday betting tips for the day’s racemeetings
Another round of UK horse racing action goes to post around the country with racing on the flat and over the sticks; our tipping team pick out their Friday betting tips for the day’s fixtures.
There is plenty of horse racing action to look forward to on Friday as we head into the weekend and four more fixtures head to post spearheaded by the first day of the November Meeting at Cheltenham which features Grade Two action and the ITV Racing cameras will be in attendance to cover the best of the day’s racing.
Cheltenham is joined on the afternoon agenda over the sticks by Worcester, while Newcastle are racing on their tapeta surface on Friday afternoon. Completing the day’s quartet of meetings is an evening card on the Kempton polytrack and our tipping team pick out their Friday betting tips and top selections throughout the day.
FRIDAY BETTING TIPS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S UK MEETINGS
12:50 Newcastle – Betway Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m4½f
KING OF THE SOUTH can get back on the scoresheet returning to the all-weather and the Kingman gelding ought to go close here.
William Knight’s charge is a three-time winner at this venue, the latest coming when beating Sweet Celebration by almost three lengths from a 2lbs lower mark than his current rating. He was last seen failing to beat a rival home behind Aaddeey at Doncaster in October but that run may have been needed in the wake of seven months off and he should strip fitter now.
That was also his turf debut and the soft ground may not have suited, but he can be given another chance back on tapeta and there’d be no surprise in seeing him leave the form of that reappearance run well behind here.
1:45 Cheltenham – Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-150) 2m
KAP AUTEIL was in good form over fences at the beginning of the year, winning his last three starts of the season at or around this distance and Toby Lawe’s charge continued his progression when returning from seven months off at Stratford last month where he posted another win to take his tally to four.
The Kapgarde gelding ran out an eight lengths’ victor over Black Kalanisi, his task made easier by independent falls by two of his rivals although he likely would have won in any case and he’s only been pushed up 3lbs for that win which could still prove lenient.
There’s likely better to come from him and he’ll be sharper for that run so can build on the performance to follow up again here and extend his sequence.
2:45 Worcester – Royal Equestrian Clothing Supports Kemp Hospice Handicap Hurdle (Div I) Cl5 (3yo+ 0-105) 2m4f
HELLO SUNSHINE might be worth chancing here having run well on her debut to finish third last November in a bumper at Warwick although she has struggled since to match that effort over hurdles since.
That said, her latest effort at Uttoxeter when fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time was a step in the right direction with her running out a three lengths’ winner over Badness Backfires and that form has largely stood up with the third also going on to register a subsequent victory.
There could be better to come from the Kapgarde mare on the back of that breakthrough victory and she could make light of a 6lbs rise assuming the headgear has the same positive effect to strike another win.
4:00 Cheltenham – Valda Energy Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-125) 2m½f
BRORSON is yet to get off the mark but the Getaway gelding has posted good performances on both starts over fences and Martin Keighley’s charge can open his account here.
Twice placed in bumpers following a switch to this yard from the Irish point-to-point ranks he made his hurdles debut following five months off at Bangor in September, finding only a couple too good and he showed the benefit of that experience to go down only narrowly behind Top Bandit over this course and distance last month.
Those runs came in maiden company and now trying handicapping there’s a feeling that his 117 rating is workable and he ought to be competitive as a result where still unexposed he should improve further.
7:00 Kempton – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 2m
Godolphin runner BANDINELLI could prove a tough nut to crack here and Charlie Appleby’s charge can resume winning ways.
The Dubawi gelding improved for a break to register back-to-back victories on better ground at Newmarket and Haydock respectively in recent weeks and he wasn’t disgraced over twelve furlongs at this venue when last seen out, finishing runner-up to Stay Well and beaten less than two lengths.
Adam Kirby rode him that day and he tried to make use of the gelding’s stamina over the inadequate test, but he found himself tapped for speed late on and he’ll appreciate the return to this longer distance with more emphasis on staying than speed.
The third from that race has since won to give the form a boost and off the same mark he ought to go close here.