Friday Fancies – Top Horse Racing Tips from Ascot, Haydock, Sedgefield, Thirsk and Kempton on Friday, September 4
Horse Racing tips
Something for everyone on Friday with Flat action taking place at Ascot, Haydock, Thirsk and Kempton, while jumps fans can concentrate on a decent card at Sedgefield.
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DASH OF SPICE (3.40 Ascot, 1m4f handicap)
Showed much more of his former self when going well for a long way in the Ebor before fading to finish tenth.
That trip of 1m6f probably stretches his stamina with his three career wins coming between 1m2f-1m4f, so the drop in trip is likely to suit.
Wears a tonguestrap for the first time, which could be a positive and trainer David Elsworth could be about to hit form as a couple of his runners have performed well after a lean spell recently.
AL SALT (4.15 Ascot, 1m conditions)
Just the four career runs so still plenty of scope for improvement and won his first two starts on the all-weather this season.
That form stacks up well given the horse he beat on his comeback has gone on to win at Group 3 level and, although Al Salt was beaten at Glorious Goodwood last time, he run well to finish third.
That was still a good run and he looked the likely winner a furlong out only to fade late on, so reverting to a mile looks a decent move.
ORBAAN (4.50 Ascot, 1m handicap)
It’s just possible that we could witness a Jamie Spencer special aboard Orbaan, who is likley to be last in the early stages of this contest.
Spencer rides this track really well and extravagant waiting tactics could well result in Orbaan returning to the winner’s enclosure.
Just 3lb higher than when winning a competitive York handicap in July and he caught the eye staying on strongly from the rear last time.
FINOAH (4.55 Haydock, 7f handicap)
Form figures of 4311 at this course and one of those victories came when beating the progressive Sir Busker last season.
Is now 3lb lower than that winning mark so is clearly handicapped to win and has shaped well in a couple of starts this year,
Confidence would be increased if conditions turn soft and jockey Richard Kingscote has a fantastic record at this track.