Friday’s all-weather racing tips – Three horses to side with at Kempton and Dundalk
All-weather expert, Jack Haylett picks out three horses to back at today’s all-weather meetings from Kempton and Dundalk on Friday 29th November.
Friday’s All-Weather Tips
This looks a particularly weak nursery, and I’m hoping that Siberian Night can strike on handicap debut in it. He is bred to be a class above this field, and I suspect in his three runs so far he has been ran with handicaps in mind. On the bare form then his mark of 63 is no more than fair, but he could easily take a big step forward now and prove himself well ahead of his mark. This step up in trip will suit and Luke Morris is a good jockey booking.
The only negative would be his wide stall, but at the prices I’m more than happy to take a chance on him. Of the field then Bee Able is another potential big improver on handicap debut, but there would not be many running here that have much scope from current marks I’d say so I’m happy to oppose them.
I’ve thought for a little while now that Grandmaster Flash may just be an out and out stayer, so I’m pleased to finally see him upped to a staying trip. He comes into this in good form having finally shed the maiden tag at this track last time, that was a weak race but he won cosily and will of gotten a nice confidence boost that day.
I anticipate this extra distance could bring about significant improvement and he also receives a very handy 7lb weight for age allowance from all but one of his rivals here which I certainly think is advantageous. Dundalk handicaps are always competitive affairs but I’d be pretty confident that Grandmaster Flash will post an improved performance and prove very hard to beat.
Once rated as high as 97 it is easy to make a case that Holiday Magic is well treated from his mark of 62 now. At now eight years old it is unlikely he retains peak ability, but I certainly think he is up to winning races this winter.
He shaped nicely when a staying on fourth on recent reappearance, having been off the track for ten months prior to that it is very possible he needed the run also so the further 3lbs he was dropped for that looks particularly lenient from the handicapper.
Tom Marquand takes the ride which looks a particularly notable booking and he is well drawn in stall 2. This is a very open looking handicap and I would be hopeful that Holiday Magic can go very close.