Friday racing best bets – Horse racing tips for the day’s six UK racemeetings

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Horse racing tips on Friday across the UK

A busy day of horse racing action awaits punters on Friday with racing over the sticks and on the flat across the UK; we’ve picked out our Friday racing best bets and tips for the day’s meetings.

There is a busy day in store for punters on Friday with six fixtures scheduled to go to post throughout the afternoon and evening on the flat and over the sticks.

Friday’s afternoon flat racing action comes from the cards at Sandown, Chepstow and York; while there is further flat racing in the evening at Goodwood as well as a pair of jumps racing cards at Aintree and Newton Abbot.

In all across Friday’s six meetings there will be 42 races unfolding including the Listed Ganton Stakes at York and we’ve looked over the day’s fixtures to pick out our Friday racing best bets and tips throughout the day.


2:10 Sandown – Sandown Park Supporting #Racingwithpride Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 7f

THE WHIPMASTER showed some ability last term without winning, but Gary Moore’s charge has stepped up his form this term following a break having been gelded and the Mastercraftsman gelding arrives on a three-timer following wins at Brighton and Windsor already.

Although his latest victory was only by a half-length he was value for more than the winning margin as he met with trouble in running; but he stayed on well late to land the win with the front two pulling clear of the third.

The runner-up has won since to give the form a boost and while he needs more here having been hit with a 7lbs rise and facing a sharper test he could follow up again with further improvement anticipated.

Friday racing best bets. Gary Moore can saddle a winner at Sandown.

Friday racing best bets. Gary Moore can saddle a winner at Sandown.

2:20 York – Churchill Tyres Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m2½f

REGAL MIRAGE has stepped up in no uncertain terms from his reappearance sixth at Redcar in April, winning at Beverley next time and hitting the crossbar in his last two starts; Tim Easterby’s charge can get back on the winning trail here.

The Aqlaam gelding was most recently beaten only a half-length behind Gulf Of Poets at Hamilton latest just eight days ago, run down late by the winner to whom he was also giving weight. He can turn out here from the same mark however and in his current good vein of form he should continue to make his presence felt.

His earlier Beverley success has seen the form franked with the runner-up, third and fourth horses all winning since and another big run wouldn’t come as a surprise.

3:10 Chepstow – Chepstow Plant International Nineacres Corridor Creeper Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 6f

A chance is taken with DIAMOND COTTAGE who stepped up on earlier efforts back at six furlongs with a very good fourth behind reopposing Gilt Edge at Lingfield in a race where plenty went wrong for Malcolm Saunders’ charge.

The Capella Sansevero gelding was very slow to leave the stalls and get into stride, outpaced early as a result; but he made up late ground and was finishing well and only denied by a neck from the bronze medal spot.

He reopposes his last time conquerer here on significantly better terms and he’s placed in the past from higher marks so he looks capable of a big performance with a bit more luck this time.

3:55 Sandown – National Racehorse Week September 12-19 Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-80) 1m2f

MOKTASAAB showed promise as a juvenile, making the frame in both outings on turf and following wind surgery returned from seven months off to chase home John Leeper at Newcastle in April.

Owen Burrows’ charge has seen that form work out well with the winner and third both going on to register subsequent successes and the Lope De Vega colt is sure to come on for that run.

He makes his handicap debut here from a very appealing 79 mark which could prove lenient given his potential for improvement and he can get off the mark here.

Friday racing best bets. Space Traveller can get back to winning ways at York in the feature race.

Friday racing best bets. Space Traveller can get back to winning ways at York in the feature race.

4:00 York – Sky Bet Ganton Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m

SPACE TRAVELLER was progressive in the 2019 season, winning the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown as well as make the frame on three other occasions.

Richard Fahey’s charge has been lightly raced since, making the track just once last term in the Queen Anne Stakes where he finished sixth and he shaped as if he’d be better for the run at Doncaster back in March although another absence since is a worry.

The Bated Breath entire though certainly has the form in the book to post a big run here and the application of cheekpieces for the first time could be a catalyst for some improvement. He’s better than he showed at Doncaster on his last start and there’d be no shock to see him involved here if building on his reappearance effort in March.

4:50 Chepstow – Sooty Tern Grey Dolphin Offa’s Mead Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 1m2f

CHAI YO POWER very much looked in need of the run when disappointing on his seasonal return although he wasn’t given a hard time and the run should have sharpened up the Le Havre gelding who can get off the mark here.

Sir Michael Stoute’s charge had shown ability in two runs last term, finishing third at Lingfield on the polytrack and then fourth at Windsor on his next start prior to that reappearance effort where he beat only four home.

Not helped by being slowly away he was never really in the race at any point and not given a hard time by his rider so he remains capable of better and can improve now handicapping from a potentially lenient mark.

His top yard has an excellent record with its’ rare runners here and there’s be no surprise in seeing him posting a big effort where he can get off the mark.

7:00 Goodwood – Charlton Hunt Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 6f

GIVE ‘EM THE SLIP has yet to finish out of the frame in four starts, most recently finishing two lengths’ third behind Soapy’s Sister at Ayr last month and the Oasis Dream filly can open her account here.

Charlie Hills’ charge possibly just needed that after more than three months off the track having faded close home after leading into the last furlong. She’ll be sharper for that though and she features here from a handy mark stepping into handicap company.

Stefano Cherci can take off another chunk of weight leaving her potentially well-treated and she could go close here as she bids for a first win.

7:10 Newton Abbot – Racing Partnership Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (5yo+) 2m½f

COOLE WELL took a step forward over fences when returning to the larger obstacles following wind surgery on his first start for Fergal O’Brien, winning readily at Southwell last month and the Gold Well gelding can follow up here.

He had placed in three starts over fences for Jamie Snowden prior to joining this yard but his sole win had come over hurdles until he registered that latest success where he overcame a couple of early mistakes to win readily and there’s likely better to come from him.

The third horse home in that contest has won since to give the form a boost and he’s still a lightly-raced sort over fences so could have more to offer. This is a tougher race but he could make the most of the weight he gets from these rivals and he ought to be in the thick of things again.

Friday racing best bets. Fergal O’Brien can saddle a winner on the card at Newton Abbot.

8:30 Aintree – Watch Race Replays At Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 3m½f

AT FIRST GLANCE had run a number of decent races in defeat before getting off the mark at Southwell back in November last year and Jonjo O’Neill’s charge can resume winning ways here.

The Stowaway mare has finished runner-up in her last two starts at Fakenham and Ffos Las respectively, going through the race well on the latter occasion but not finding much under pressure. She was attempting to give the winner 6lbs however and that one looked ahead of its’ mark as it sauntered to victory.

She seems at her best when fresh so another couple of months off shouldn’t be too much of a concern and turning out here from the same mark she ought to make her presence felt again upped slightly in trip and she could get back on the scoresheet.