Friday ITV Racing tips – Live TV best bets for Newmarket and York
Friday ITV Racing tips and best bets
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Friday with more live racing covering the best of day two of Newmarket’s July Festival and also York. We’ve picked out our Friday ITV Racing tips and best bets for the day’s coverage.
Another round of live TV horse racing action hits television screens around the country on Friday with Ed Chamberlain and the team bringing six races live into punters’ living rooms around the country.
Four races come from Newmarket where it is day two of the July Festival and the card features Group One action with the Falmouth Stakes; while there are also two races from York with the Group Three Summer Stakes heading the action on the Knavesmire.
With their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the action the ITV Racing team will be on hand with the best of the day’s racing and we’ve looked over the schedule to pick out our Friday ITV Racing tips and best bets.
FRIDAY ITV RACING TIPS – LIVE TV TIPS FOR NEWMARKET & YORK
1:50 Newmarket – bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m2f
DUBAI HONOUR ran well on his reappearance in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot and with that under his belt William Haggas’ charge can get back on the scoresheet here.
The Pride Of Dubai gelding progressed well last term, winning at Haydock prior to posting a very good fourth at York behind The Flying Ginger despite perhaps not being fully suited by the softer ground. He ran well on his reappearance though when filling the same spot at Ascot on his return where he was drawn on the unfavoured far side, finishing first of those who came down that side having stayed on well.
He wore a tongue-tie for the first time there and the headgear is retained for this assignment where he should be sharper for the run and the better ground here will be in his favour so every chance of a big performance here.
2:05 York – williamhill.com Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 1m4f
CORMIER has shown a fair level of ability on the flat and over hurdles, contesting at Cheltenham last November behind The Shunter in the Greatwood Hurdle and returning from a break with an excellent second at Haydock in the Swinton Hurdle behind Copperless.
Brian Ellison’s charge returned to the flat for his last run where he ran out a comfortable winner of a Pontefract handicap and the Born To Sea gelding can follow up here.
He was a dual-winner last term at Catterick in good and soft ground and his latest victory also came in softer conditions so he’ll have no issue with the ground here and he did well to win in the circumstances last time having met with trouble in running and being bumped.
A 6lbs rise in the weights for that victory does demand more from him but he remains fairly treated on his hurdling exploits and having won with something in hand last time he can defy his new mark to score again here.
2:25 Newmarket – Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By bet365) (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
The first three horses home in the Albany Stakes all reoppose here and SANDRINE can confirm her superiority and maintain her unbeaten record.
Andrew Balding’s charge had looked a smart prospect on her debut when readily scoring at Kempton in May prior to tackling the Group Three contest at Royal Ascot where both reopposing Hello You and Oscula finished behind her as she ran out a comfortable winner.
She struck by the better part of two lengths on that occasion despite being drawn low and she’s surely got further improvement to come so could prove the one to beat here if not inconvenienced by the quicker ground.
2:40 York – William Hill Summer Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
ONASSIS could be worth chancing to get back to winning ways having shaped better than the bare result on her reappearance at Royal Ascot last month in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.
That was her first run since finishing sixth in the previous season’s Champion Sprint behind Glen Shiel and while she beat only two home behind Indie Angel latest she looked in need of the outing and should strip much fitter this time around.
Softer ground is in her favour and the drop back to six furlongs will hold few fears for the Dubawi filly wo won three times last term including twice in Listed company and she can progress on the back of her return to do much better this time around.
3:00 Newmarket – bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+) 1m6f
PRINCE ALEX proved highly progressive last term where the Excelebration gelding reeled off a five-timer in varying ground conditions and distances which included victory in the competitive Betsafe Handicap at York on his final run of the campaign.
Ralph Beckett’s charge may just have needed the run when finishing fourth on his reappearance at Salisbury behind Opera Gift back in May and that form is working out quite well. He latterly found only one too good at Goodwood latest when beaten only a head by Nuits St Georges with the front two clear and that winner too has gone in again since.
He’s only up another 3lbs and he likely still has more to offer judging on that most recent run and with the prospect of further improvement looks worth chancing here to get back to winning ways.
3:35 Newmarket – Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
Quicker ground could see a return to winning form for MOTHER EARTH who won the 1000 Guineas at this venue in May prior to going close in the French equivalent where she was beaten just over one length by Coeursamba.
Aidan O’Brien’s Zoffany filly perhaps just found heavy ground against her in the Coronation Stakes behind Alcohol Free and Snow Lantern – who both turn out again here – where she took some time to hit her stride and only losing second close home.
She could be seen to better effect here on the better ground although with showers forecast she won’t be inconvenienced by any easing of the conditions and likely to get a strong pace again she can bounce back to winning form here.
This is a strong renewal of this contest but she ought to make her presence felt again and no surprise to see her firmly in the mix.