Friday racing best bets – Tips for Wetherby, Uttoxeter, Newmarket and Newcastle
Friday’s fixture list of horse racing action around the UK sees four meetings heading to post over jumps and on the flat. We’ve picked out our Friday racing best bets and tips for each fixture as we hunt more winners.
Horse racing fans on Friday can look forward to four meetings going to post across the UK including the first day of the Charlie Hall Chase meeting at Wetherby over jumps; while there is further jumps racing from Uttoxeter.
Meanwhile on the flat there is a meeting on turf at Newmarket, while Newcastle in the evening are racing on their tapeta surface under the floodlights.
Our top tipsters have looked over the day’s fixtures and have highlighted their Friday racing best bets and tips at each meeting.
FRIDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR WETHERBY, UTTOXETER, NEWMARKET & NEWCASTLE
1:25 Uttoxeter – Visit attheraces.com Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (3yo+) 2m
PANIC ATTACK might not be much of a price come post-time but the Canford Cliffs filly can prove too good for this field if improving for her recent hurdles debut at Huntingdon earlier in the month.
David Pipe’s charge looked a very good prospect when making a winning debut in a Listed bumper contest at Market Rasen prior to contesting the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished down the field behind Ferny Hollow.
Back from more than seven months off the track when turning out at Huntingdon she found only one too good there when bumping into a potentially smart rival and she pulled a long way clear of the rest despite being well adrift of the winner.
A drop back in trip to two mules might suit her better and open to considerable improvement on her second start over hurdles she could go one better here.
1:35 Wetherby – bet365 Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-130) 2m
WILLIAM H BONNEY could be worth chancing on the back of a recent return to action at this venue earlier in the month and Alan King’s charge can deliver a big run.
The Midnight Legend gelding won twice in the 2018/19 campaign following wind surgery but appeared to lose his way somewhat after although he did take a step back in the right direction when beaten just over one length at Stratford back in March.
Returning from another break the nine-year old finished a fair fifth here behind Anemoi despite not being seen to best effect off a steady pace. He’ll get a stronger pace this time and he can step up now on the back of that return which will have sharpened him up.
Also 2lbs lower in the weights he can post a big effort and it would be no surprise to see him in the mix here.
1:45 Newmarket – Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Bosra Sham” Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
KINDRED SPIRIT looked a potentially smart prospect when running down a fair sort in the reopposing Glesga Gal on her debut at Yarmouth earlier in the month and Roger Varian’s charge can progress on the back of that first run to follow up here.
The Invincible Spirit filly was green early but was strong at the finish once the penny dropped and she ought to improve for that first experience of racing where she might have won a shade readily in the end.
This is obviously much tougher upped to Listed level on only her second outing, but she could be smart and with the conditions no issue allied with the stiff finish here she can find a chunk of improvement to follow up that debut success.
2:10 Wetherby – Cash Out At bet365 Handicap Chase (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+ 0-155) 2m3½f
Kim Bailey has started the season well and it might be worth siding with TWO FOR GOLD on his reappearance despite the possibility that this trip may just prove on the sharp side for the Gold Well gelding.
A winner of two of four starts over hurdles in the 2018/19 season which included over this course, the seven-year old took well to chasing last term where he won his first three starts over the larger obstacles although it is worth noting two of those victories came over considerably longer trips than this.
One of those wins came in a Grade Two however and he chased home Copperhead in the Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot in February so he’s clearly a very talented performer. This shorter trip however may prove on the sharp side given his wins over longer distances, but the stiff nature of this track might help offset that negative and he could continue his trainer’s good start to the new campaign.
2:55 Newmarket – Proud To Support British Racing Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m4f
DUKE OF CONDICOTE has been well served by a softer surface in the past and Alan King’s charge can go close in this contest.
A Haydock winner back in June on softer ground when dead-heating with Bharani Star – a race which has thrown up a few winners – the No Nay Never gelding has finished runner-up in two of his next three starts which includes his latest when returning from three months off to find only Opera Gift too strong in heavy ground at Yarmouth.
Beaten three lengths on that occasion the form looks solid given the winner has since gone close in a stronger race at Doncaster and from only 1lb higher in the ratings he could go close with a repeat of that latest effort on these less testing conditions.
4:45 Newcastle – Bombardier Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 1m
Twice-raced SHE SURE IS can win what looks a moderate contest where the Lethal Force filly takes on some more exposed rivals.
Brian Ellison’s charge has looked green on both of her outings to date, but she stepped up on her debut to finish fourth over seven furlongs at this venue earlier in the month where she was slow to leave the stalls before running on well late although she had no chance with the impressive winner.
The runner-up has won since and the selection now switches to handicapping where a mark of 57 could prove workable as she steps up in trip and any market support representing a shrewd yard might be significant.
This doesn’t look a particularly strong contest and she could make her presence felt if finding some improvement and she can go close here.