Friday ITV Racing tips – Live TV tips for Newmarket, York and Chepstow
Friday ITV Racing tips and live TV tips
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Friday and a busy day of racing awaits armchair punters; we’ve picked out our Friday ITV Racing tips and best bets.
There is plenty of TV action for punters to puzzle over on Friday as the jumps returns in earnest at Chepstow with the Grade Two Persian War Novices’ Hurdle on the agenda at the Welsh venue.
Elsewhere there is action at Newmarket with the Group One Fillies’ Mile the main event of the afternoon at Flat HQ; while we also visit York for a couple of valuable handicaps.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand as usual with their expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all nine races that will be shown live on the day’s broadcast and our tipping team has picked out their Friday ITV Racing tips and best bets for the day’s live TV racing.
FRIDAY ITV RACING TIPS – LIVE TV BEST BETS FOR NEWMARKET, YORK & CHEPSTOW
1:50 Newmarket- NewmarketAcademy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 5f
HIERARCHY can get back on the winning trail here and Hugo Palmer’s charge ought to go close dropping to the minimum trip.
The Mehmas colt won his first two starts at Wolverhampton and Salisbury respectively and he’s not disgraced himself despite meeting with defeat on each of his last two outings in Group Three and Group Two company.
His last run saw him go down only by a head behind Wings Of War in the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes and that represents some solid form with the third home running well since in a valuable handicap here last weekend.
He’s shown plenty of speed so the drop to five furlongs is unlikely to be an issue here and he can get competitive again where he could resume winning ways.
2:10 Chepstow – Professor Caroline Tisdall Supports Heroic Jumpers Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Leg 7 Veterans’ Series) Cl2 (10yo+ 0-150) 2m7½f
SIR IVAN was in good form back over fences last term, twice making the frame including in the valuable Sandown veterans’ race won by Seeyouatmidnight and scoring at Newbury in March when beating Valadom by just over one length.
Harry Fry’s charge has been absent since running another solid race where he finished third to Burbank at Aintree in May and the Midnight Legend gelding can make a winning reappearance here.
He’s gone well fresh in the past and has won off the back of a break and he could make his presence felt from 1lb lower than when last seen out.
2:25 Newmarket- Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So Sharp Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
PERFECT NEWS sets a fair standard on her form to date which has seen the Frankel filly win twice from four starts and William Haggas’ charge can go in again.
A Carlisle winner in August she wasn’t seen to best effect when only beating two home in the Group Three Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes at Salisbury next time, denied a clear run at a crucial stage and unable to sustain his effort.
There was better to come when she quickly resumed winning ways over this course and distance when beating Eidikos by a neck and there’s likely more to come from the progressive sort so she gets the vote to put her proven track-craft to use and come out on top again.
2:45 Chepstow – Unibet Persian War Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m3½f
COEUR SEREIN has won his last three starts and Jonjo O’Neill’s progressive sort can continue his improvement on his seasonal return.
The Fame And Glory gelding made hay in the handicap ranks in the first months of the year, scoring at Warwick, Newbury and Huntingdon latterly where he beat Valtor by two lengths, readily.
He drops back markedly in trip ahead of his return which is a slight concern given he improved for a test of stamina, although he did win at around a similar yardage to this at Warwick in March to kick-start his winning run.
There could be better still to come from him this term now tackling Graded races and he looked well up to making his mark at this level when readily defying his mark last time out. Assuming he’s fit to go at the first time of asking this season then he ought to be competitive and can go close.
3:00 Newmarket- Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
CHINDIT has been something of a cliff horse this season for this pundit but there’s surely a big prize in him and the Wootton Bassett colt can get back on the winning trail.
Richard Hannon’s charge was 3-4 last term, only meeting with defeat when down the field in the Dewhurst; but he resumed winning ways at Newbury on his return in the Greenham and he’s been running better than his bare form figures suggest since.
He met with trouble in running when finishing fourth behind Lavender’s Blue in the Celebration Mile but finished off the race well and he isn’t one to give up on just yet. This doesn’t look quite as deep a race as he’s been contesting and while still a competitive heat he can come out on top here.
3:15 York – Download The Casumo App Today Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 1m
KING’S KNIGHT is a decent price and the Dark Angel colt could be worth chancing to get back to winning ways in this competitive contest.
Charlie Hills’ charge was a Lingfield scorer over this trip back in April and he’s twice finished runner-up since although his form has been a bit patchy overall; but he ran well at Chelmsford when last seen being beaten only by a neck behind Stylish Performer who has won again since.
Soft ground is no issue and he won in the mud last season at Beverley, while he’ll surely get a strong pace to aim at in this contest which will suit the hold-up performer and if he gets the breaks at the right time he could make his presence felt.
3:35 Newmarket- bet365 Fillies’ Mile (Group 1) Cl1 (2yo) 1m
1000 Guineas ante-post favourite Inspiral puts her unbeaten record on the line in this Group One and there’d be no surprise in seeing the daughter of Frankel collect; but at better odds it might be worth chancing MISE EN SCENE to cause an upset and maintain her own perfect record.
James Ferguson’s charge is 2-2 this term, scoring at Haydock in grand style and following up with a ready victory over Daneh at Goodwood when last seen taking the Group Three Prestige Stakes.
That form is strong with the fourth winning a Group Two since, while a line through third-placed Prosperous Voyage doesn’t leave her with much to find with the Gosden runner and she clocked a good time in the process of winning that race.
The Siyouni filly ought to relish this stiffer test and while improvement will be required she looks worth chancing at the odds to dent the tall reputation of the Gosden runner here.
3:50 York – Casumo Dare To Be Different Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m6f
FLEURMAN has won two of his last three starts and the Mastercraftsman gelding can add another win to his record here.
Ralph Beckett’s charge has proven progressive since switching to the handicap ranks, scoring at Salisbury in MAy and bouncing back from a defeat at Doncaster next time to regain winning ways over this longer trip back at Salisbury in July.
He positively bolted up on that occasion, scoring an eleven lengths’ victory over Tralee Hills and while the bare form probably isn’t much to brag about he’s surely capable of better despite this being a much more competitive contest.
The handicapper certainly hasn’t missed him with a 12lbs rise in the weights and he has an absence to defy; but he could be well treated here and it might have been a wise move by connections to keep him fresh and protect his mark.
He can show further progress back from a break and no surprise if he were to go close here with the conditions unlikely to be much of a problem.
4:10 Newmarket- bet365 Old Rowley Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo) 1m4f
Lightly-raced MOSHAAWER can take another forward step here having gone close in a very competitive Melrose Handicap at York back in August and the Frankel colt can get back to winning ways dropping to a more suitable distance.
Roger Varian’s charge had won each of his first two starts following his seasonal break, scoring at Kempton in June and following up in July when beating Valley Forge at Doncaster. Subsequently third at Newcastle he came off worst behind Valley Forge upped in trip at York last time although he was only beaten a half-length.
The form of his Newcastle third has been franked with the runner-up and fourth both winning since and his Melrose form is also looking quite strong so he might be worth siding with here from 5lbs higher with the potential for further improvement to come.