Friday racing best bets – Tips for the day’s flat racing fixtures

Racing tips for Saturday's meetings. Our best bets on each card on Saturday over the sticks and on the flat.Racing tips for Saturday's meetings. Our best bets on each card on Saturday over the sticks and on the flat.

Friday racing best bets and tips

Another round of UK horse racing action is in store for punters with five more flat racing meetings and we’ve picked out our Friday racing best bets and tips.

Five meetings head to post across the UK on Friday with the action unfolding on the flat and the day’s meetings in the afternoon come from Brighton, Thirsk and Musselburg; while the evening action sees racing at both Newmarket and Haydock.

34 races in all will unfold across the day’s schedule of racing fixtures and we’ve looked over all the day’s racing action to pick out our Friday racing best bets and tips.


3:00 Brighton – Harry Bloom Memorial “Brighton Bullet” Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 6f

TYGER BAY ran out a winner on his last start at this venue and while the Cable Bay gelding has met with defeat in three starts since he has been running well with a trio of efforts in the frame.

Conrad Allen’s charge was last seen finishing two lengths’ third behind Abate at Newmarket late last month, not helped by a slow start but he made good late gains and the fifth horse home in that race has done little harm to the form.

He might be worth chancing then back at this venue off the same mark assuming he can break on terms and if he does make a better start this time around then he could go close.

3:10 Musselburgh – Racing TV Portobello Cup Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m6f

WISE EAGLE has really got his act together since joining Adam Nicol’s stable, winning five times for the yard which includes over course and distance back in June where the Free Eagle gelding beat My Girl Maggie by a head.

He’s since finished runner-up on both subsequent outings, beaten a neck at Ayr in June and then denied only by a short-head latest back over course and distance when denied by Glasses Up who reopposes here.

The selection was in receipt of 1lb on that occasion but reopposes here now getting 4lbs from that rival and the application of cheekpieces for the first time could also spark some more improvement so he looks worth siding with here to gain some revenge.

Friday racing best bets. Musselburgh hosts one of the day's five meetings on the flat.

Friday racing best bets. Musselburgh hosts one of the day’s five meetings on the flat.

3:20 Thirsk – British EBF Conditions Stakes Cl3 (3yo+) 7f

PRINCE EIJI hasn’t won since scoring on his debut at Ascot almost two years ago but despite his winless record since that win he has kept a good level of competition and has made the frame on a number of occasions.

Roger Varian’s charge went close to a return to winning ways on his reappearance in April when beaten just a head in a Listed contest and he faced an impossible task when last seen contesting the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Palace Pier.

This is much more suitable down in class and he ran well here last August on his only previous visit to the Welsh track so he could be set for a big run.

6:38 Newmarket – Rich Energy Powering You Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m4f

BOSS POWER arrives here in good heart having struck last time out at Kempton to land his second win of the season and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge can repeat the dose here.

The Frankel gelding has also won at Wolverhampton this term but he is a winner on turf also having struck at Yarmouth last season so a return to grass won’t be any issue and he ought to make a bold bid to follow up that latest victory.

The form of that last win has been given a boost with the fourth winning since as well as make the frame, while the third subsequently found only one too good in a valuable contest at Newbury last time out and the Stoute runner is open to improvement despite a 4lbs rise in the weights.

Friday racing best bets. Sir Michael Stoute can saddle a winner on the Newmarket racecard.

Friday racing best bets. Sir Michael Stoute can saddle a winner on the Newmarket racecard.

8:25 Haydock – Watch On Racing TV Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 1m3½f

GOLDIE HAWK is still relatively low-mileage and the Golden Horn filly has proven herself a useful performer, winning three times last term on turf and the all-weather and Chris Wall’s charge has continued his good form this campaign in his four starts to date.

Those runs have seen her finish in the frame on each occasion, scoring a return to winning ways at Windsor two starts ago with a defeat of Mafia Power and while only third last time at Yarmouth she had excuses there having met with trouble in running.

She finished off that race well once in the clear but having conceded first run as a result of the trouble she couldn’t get back into the race to mount a challenge and with a bit more luck this time around she can regain the winning thread.