Friday racing best bets – Our top horse racing tips for the day’s meetings
We take at look at Friday’s horse racing fixtures and reveal our Friday racing best bets for success from the day’s meetings across the UK.
A busy Friday of horse racing action lies in store for punters with four meetings going to post across the UK with racing on the flat from Musselburgh and Bath as well as Newmarket where the July Festival continues into a second day.
There is also some competitive racing over the sticks with a card at Market Rasen which features the Summer Handicap Hurdle and the Summer Plate Handicap Chase. Armchair punters can catch the best of the Newmarket and Market Rasen action on ITV Racing.
We’ve been busy looking over Friday’s UK horse racing action at each of the venues and we reveal our Friday racing best bets for the day’s unmissable action.
FRIDAY RACING BEST BETS 10 JULY
12:45 Newmarket – Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-90) 5f
Althouygh not the most consistent, EAST STREET REVUE could go well in this contest having shaped well on his reappearance at Ripon last month.
Tim Easterby’s charge has won over this course and distance before and he won a competitive handicap at Thirsk last August from just 1lb lower than today’s rating; he’s won from a rating as high as 89 although he perhaps isn’t quite at that level now, but he remains capable of a big run nonetheless and can make his presence felt.
His reappearance effort saw him finish four lengths’ fourth behind Bossipop, not helped by his rider being slow to remove the blindfold and he missed the break. But he ought to come on for the effort which wasn’t bad all things considered and he gets weight all round from this field so can run well if building on that recent effort.
2:05 Market Rasen – Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m½f
HIGHLY PRIZED can continue the good spell of Emma Lavelle with the Manduro gelding taken to make a winning return.
A fair performer on the flat for Julie Cecil prior to a stint in the United States, he returned to these shores to rack up three wins from his first four starts over hurdles before running in the Betfair Hurdle when last seen.
He possibly did too much too soon there, setting a decent pace and he was hampered when weakening so his finishing position perhaps can be treated with caution with the run potentially better than it appeared despite finishing down the field.
Now 2lbs below the mark he competed from on that occasion, he has gone well fresh in the past and while this is another competitive heat he takes in it is not at the level of that Newbury Grade Three and given his yard’s red-hot form he looks worth siding with to make a winning return.
3:25 Musselburgh – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-72) 5f
GOWANBUSTER had done all his winning on the all-weather until making all the running to score over course and distance last month to register a first success on turf. Susan Corbett’s charge is worth sticking with to build on that win and double up.
The Bahri gelding had won three times previously on artificial surfaces, but he had shown he can handle turf when finishing third here last April and his latest success came on the back of a four-month absence so he ought to strip fitter for the outing.
A 5lbs penalty for that success leaves him 3lbs well in at the weights given he’s due to race off 73 in future outings and if he arrives here in similar mood to that winning reappearance then it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to follow up.
6:05 Bath – Patent Paradise At valuerater.co.uk Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 5f
BHANGRA hasn’t got involved in two starts in handicaps this term, but Robert Cowell’s charge is still low-mileage and there was enough shown on her latest Windsor sixth to suggest the Showcasing filly can exploit this mark.
A winner at the same venue last August in a novices’ contest where she was a ready three lengths’ victor over Starchant, she was only beaten around the same amount when last seen behind Lorna Cole last month.
She’s since been eased 2lbs in the ratings for that outing and she has a good draw to work from in this relatively moderate contest; she could still have scope to improve on what she has shown thus far and she could make her presence felt under Hollie Doyle.