Friday Top Tips – Best Bets On November 19
Horse Racing Tips on Friday, November 19
Friday’s horse racing action comes from Ascot, Catterick and Chepstow. Our expert tipster has selected a quartet of best bets across the cards.
Investment Manager (12:35 Chepstow)
This race looks like a good opportunity for INVESTMENT MANAGER to follow up after winning on Handicap debut last time out at Newton Abbot.
The five-year-old had not shown much in his races last campaign when contesting in novice hurdle races but looked a different proposition on reappearance under jockey Brendan Powell. Investment Manager jumped boldly and had his rivals toiling in the heavy ground before comfortably scoring by just over 4l.
Trainer Colin Tizzard has been in decent form recently with seven winners in the last two weeks, and he will be confident Investment Manager can improve again for his return and add another victory for the yard.
Millbank Flyer (13:10 Chepstow)
Trainer Harry Fry looks to have found an ideal race for MILLBANK FLYER on Handicap chase debut. The six-year-old has shown promise in a couple of outings over hurdles at Hereford and more recently at Stratford.
Returning after wind surgery and a 302-day break, Millbank Flyer ran with credit to finish third behind the two market leaders that day and it’s interesting that connections have wasted little time on sending him over the larger obstacles.
The six-year-old should come on plenty for that return to action in October and his breeding suggests that he should make up into a decent chase prospect given time. If he takes to this new discipline, Millbank Flyer should be able to notch up his first win in a race that lacks much depth.
Red Risk (14:05 Ascot)
One of the feature races on Ascot’s Friday card and a host of horses look to have claims in this, including Pink Legend who will try and provide Venetia Williams with another win in this race after Espoir De Guye was victorious last season. However, there could be plenty to come after a break from RED RISK who showed much more encouraging signs last time out at Market Rasen.
The six-year-old returned in October where he put in an improved display as he chased home future Grand Sefton second, Senior Citizen. Red Risk was someway in front of the third that day and that effort was a welcome return to form for Paul Nicholls’ charge.
After finishing fifth in last seasons contest, Red Risk will have come on plenty for that return after a recent wind operation. Red Risk has only run six times under rules for Paul Nicholls and improvement should still be forthcoming at this stage of his career.
Cracking Find (15:05 Catterick)
A six-runner handicap chase looks competitive on first viewing with last time out winners Reve and red giant both respected but it’s hard not to fancy CRACKING FIND now down to a mark of 116 and representing the Paddy Power Gold Cup-winning team of Sue Smith and Ryan Mania.
Trainer Sue Smith has been in fine form recently and will be confident of a bold show from Cracking Find back at a track he has often run well at with course figures of 1-3-6-1. After winning back at Newcastle in April, the ten-year-old has run consistently well and looked to be coming to win his race last time out at Wetherby before lacking the late burst of speed shown from the market leader.
Cracking Find has won off much higher marks in the past and the yard will hope that he can record another success on Friday.