Friday Fancies – Top Horse Racing Tips from Newmarket, Uttoxeter, Haydock and Newcastle on Friday, September 25
Some classy action awaits horse racing punters om Friday with day two of the Cambridgeshire Meeting taking place at Newmarket over the Rowley Mile where the Group Two Joel Stakes is the feature race of the day.
Elsewhere there is further action on the Flat on turf at Haydock and the all-weather at Newcastle. There is also a decent jumps card at Uttoxeter.
We’ve looked over the day’s horse racing action and picked out our Friday racingg best bets and tips for the pick of the day’s racing action.
FRIDAY RACING BEST BETS – HORSE RACING TIPS FOR NEWMARKET, UTTOXETER, HAYDOCK AND NEWCASTLE
2.25 Newmarket – Princess Royal Muhaarar Stakes (Group 3 fillies and mares) 1m4f
Katara looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute improver and shShe woould be backed to take this step up to Group company in her stride.
She won a Listed race on the July course last time by an impressive four lengths and she is still open to further progress having made just four career starts.
Ryan Moore is on board and her biggest danger clearly looks to be Alpinista, who finished five lengths behind superstar filly Love in the Yorkshire Oaks last time. But Katara appeals as the type of filly to be comepting in Group 1s herself at some stage soon.
3.00 Newmarket – Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (Group 2 2yo) 7f
This looks a match between Irish raider Monday and Isabella Giles and preference is for the English contender trained by Clive Cox.
She won a Group 3 at Goodwood last time by seven furlongs and, while that was not the strongest race for the grade, she could hardly have been more impressive.
That race proved that she handles soft underfoot conditions and she can take advantage of the rain that is expected to fall at Newmarket before the race.
4.10 Newmarket – Eqtidaar Godolphin Stakes (3yo+ Listed) 1m4f
LOXLEY has got the best form in the race with a couple of wins at Group 2 level and he should outclass his rivals if turning up anywhere near his best.
Charlie Appleby’s runner has been off the track since beating Defoe at Meydan in March but has run well fresh in the past so fitness will hopefully not be an issue.
One of his wins at Group 2 level has come on soft ground, so softening underfoot conditions should not pose a problem.
4.35 Haydock -Watch Racing Replays at RacingTV.com Handicap (3yo) 1m6f
Midnight’s Legacy was quietly fancied for the prestigious Melrose Handicap last time but disappointed when finishing well down the field.
It can often pay to forgive a horse one bad run, though, and Alan King’s runner had earlier been extremely progressive, winning his previous three races.
This race is nowhere near as strong as that one and he can be expected to bounce back to form.