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

Friday UK racing best bets and tips for the day's fixtures on the flat.Friday UK racing best bets and tips for the day's fixtures on the flat.

Friday UK racing best bets and tips for every meeting

We have another round of horse racing fixtures taking place throughout the day and with plenty of action for punters to puzzle over we’ve picked out our Friday UK racing best bets and tips.

Another busy Friday of horse racing action awaits punters with five meetings heading to post on the flat on Friday where a total of 34 races will unfold throughout the course of the day.

The afternoon action sees racing from Newbury and Nottingham on turf, and also Wolverhampton on the tapeta; while the evening racing action takes in fixtures at Newmarket on the July Course and also Thirsk.

We’ve looked over all five of the day’s racecards taking place to pick out our Friday UK racing best bets and tips for every meeting.


2:25 Nottingham – MansionBet Watch And Bet Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 5f

FANTASY MASTER has two wins to his name over course and distance including one under this rider and it might be worth chancing Michael Appleby’s charge to get back on the scoresheet.

The Sepoy colt had been running quite well in defeat, posting his best effort of the season when third at Ascot in June behind Significantly and he’s had excuses on both runs since, failing to see out seven furlongs at Sandown and losing his chance at the start at Goodwood when last seen with a slow exit from the stalls.

He could be worth chancing to bounce back with a better effort returned to this venue where he’s been dropped 2lbs in the weights while also equipped with a first-time visor which could help sharpen him up so an improved performance wouldn’t come as a surprise with Silvestre De Sousa back up.

Friday UK racing best bets. Silvestre De Sousa can get amongst the winners at Nottingham.

Friday UK racing best bets. Silvestre De Sousa can get amongst the winners at Nottingham.

2:45 Newbury – Download The BetVictor App Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 7f

SIYATA won for this column when getting off the mark latest and the Siyouni filly is again taken to strike gold.

Roger Charlton’s charge benefited from a change in tactics to land the spoils at Ffos Las last month, beating Gilt Edge by a half-length under this rider, overcoming a troubled run to score a shade comfortably in what was her handicap debut.

That form has been boosted with the runner-up and fifth horses home both going on to score subsequent wins of their own and with further improvement anticipated after just four career starts she can defy a very lenient-looking 2lbs rise.

3:10 Wolverhampton – Goodbye & Good Luck Anju Rae Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 5f

TRUSTY RUSTY saw her progress stall during his time with Ron Harris but the Roderic O’connor filly found some improvement for the switch to Michael Appleby, getting off the mark on his yard debut over this course and distance last month.

She struck by a neck that day from Refuge, overcoming a poor start where she stumbled leaving the gates before swooping late on to win a shade cosily in the end; the runner-up filled the same spot next time to give the form a small boost.

Having since undergone a wind operation there could be more to come from her now she’s got her head in front and a 4lbs rise in the handicap doesn’t look harsh given she can improve so there’d be no shock in seeing her in the mix again here.

3:20 Newbury – BetVictor St Hugh’s Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 5f

CANONISED is a three-time winner already this season, scoring victories at Goodwood in April and a brace at Windsor; William Haggas’ charge can bounce back to winning form here having been thwarted in her hat-trick attempt back at Goodwood latest.

The Acclamation filly had also finished runner-up in this Grade at York in May behind Nymphadora which looks decent form and she ran better than the bare result when only third latest behind Illustrating where she met with trouble in running.

There’s sure to be plenty of pace in this race which will help and with a bit more luck in running this time around she could make her presence felt and there’d be no surprise in seeing her in the shake-up at the business end of the race.

Friday UK racing best bets. William Haggas can saddle a Friday winner at Newbury.

Friday UK racing best bets. William Haggas can saddle a Friday winner at Newbury.

5:35 Newmarket – Rich Energy Available On Amazon Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f

ABLE KANE won twice last term and the Due Diligence gelding can get back on the scoresheet here having found only one too good in the Stewards’ Cup consolation race at Goodwood last time.

Rod Millman’s charge had struck at Leicester in May on the back of successive runner-up efforts and while he was disappointing next time at Windsor he bounced back latest with that runner-up effort behind Mr Wagyu.

That represents some strong form and he’s only 1lb higher here while taking a big drop in class back into Class 4 company. While he has to give away weight to this field of rivals he could prove equal to the task and no surprise if he were regain winning ways.

7:23 Thirsk – JW 4×4 Northallerton Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 7f

CELESTIAL QUEEN had looked progressive earlier in the campaign, building on her return to action with a decisive Redcar victory after which she finished runner-up at Ripon in May although the Dark Angel filly shaped as if amiss at Leicester later that month when pulled up.

Karl Burke’s charge may still have been wrong when failing to atone for that poor showing at Sandown eleven days later, but she’s been given a break since and could be capable of better now.

Back in a lower grade and having been eased 2lbs in the handicap she could show her last couple of runs to be aberrations and if she returns to the sort of form she had been showing beforehand then there’d be little shock in seeing her going close.

7:38 Newmarket – Rich Energy Sugar Free Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m

Lightly-raced HYDROS looked a potentially smart sort when building on a promising debut at Doncaster last June to strike at Pontefract in October and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge took another forward step at Newmarket on his seasonal reappearance last month, finishing third to Storm Damage.

The Frankel colt finished third that day, beaten around four lengths but shaping as if he’d be better for the run so there ought to be improvement forthcoming now with that outing under his belt as he makes his handicap debut.

That race-winner has gone in again since to boost the form while the runner-up and fourth have both posted solid efforts in defeat and an initial rating of 90 certainly doesn’t look beyond him so every chance of a big run here and he can make his presence felt.