Horse racing tips for Friday – UK racing best bets and tips
Racing tips for Friday ‘s UK fixtures
Another round of horse racing fixtures goes to post on Friday with more action on the flat and over jumps; we’ve picked out our racing tips for Friday ‘s UK fixtures and best bets at each meeting.
Horse racing fans have plenty of racing to puzzle over on Friday with five meetings heading to post around the country on the flat and over the sticks.
The day’s feature meeting again comes from Newmarket and day two of the Cambridgeshire Meeting while further flat racing in the afternoon sees action from York and Haydock, while Worcester race over the jumps.
Completing Friday’s line-up is an evening fixture on the all-weather where racing goes to post on the tapeta surface at Newcastle and our tipping team has looked over all five meetings to pick out their racing tips for Friday ‘s UK fixtures.
HORSE RACING TIPS FOR FRIDAY – UK RACING BEST BETS AND TIPS
2:05 York – William Hill Extra Places Races Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 6f
MR WAGYU has been in top form this season, winning for the fifth time in 2021 when successful under a penalty in the Stewards’ Cup consolation race at Goodwood and it might be worth chancing the Choisir gelding to get back to winning ways here assuming this run doesn’t come too soon after his recent Ayr Gold Cup outing.
John Quinn’s charge was a winner over course and distance earlier in the campaign and he most recently ran a big race in the Ayr feature to finish third to Bielsa where he was three lengths adrift of the winner. His previous sixth to Hurricane Ivor in the Portland Stakes looks better now given that one went on to land a Group Three and due to go up 2lbs in future he remains well-treated turned out quickly here.
Given he started the season rated just 70 there has been big improvements in the fortunes of the Choisir gelding who has proven a tough and consistent customer and with a good record here he ought to make his presence felt again assuming the quick turnout doesn’t catch him out.
2:40 York – williamhill.com Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 7f
DANZAN has been running well in defeat of late and Tim Easterby’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Lawman gelding has been consistent, making the frame in each of his last six starts although he’s yet to win on turf and his last victory was back in 2018 at Chelmsford although that did come from a significantly higher mark than this.
His last three runs have seen him rack up a trio of third place finishes, most recently when beaten less than one length in the Ayr Bronze Cup; but he had been beaten a similar margin the time before over this extra furlong at Musselburgh and he’s slightly better off at the weights here with his conqueror from that race.
Another big run wouldn’t come as a surprise and rated still much lower on turf than his winning all-weather mark he can finally post a first win on grass.
3:35 Newmarket – Unibet “You’re On” Joel Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
BENBATL took this prize two years ago and finished third last term and the Dubawi entire can get back to winning ways having been sharpened up by a recent return at Goodwood.
Saeed bin Suroor’s classy sort doesn’t stand a lot of racing and possibly needed that return to action in the Celebration Mile where he was nutted on the line by Lavender’s Blue and losing out only by a short-head.
He is entitled to come on for that run which was his first in eleven months although he’s proven very capable when fresh in the past and the ground here is very much in his favour so another big run wouldn’t be a surprise as he bids to go one better and regain his crown.
He does need to give 4lbs to 2000 Guineas runner-up and fellow Godolphin horse Master Of The Seas, but the battle-hardened seven-year old doesn’t have too many miles on the clock despite his age and ought to make his presence felt again here.
3:45 Haydock – F&T Terrix Systems Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 1m6f
MOLLIWOOD is one of three runners in this race chasing a hat-trick and one of six to have won their last race so this looks a competitive event although the Fastnet Rock gelding is taken to strike again and notch up his three-timer.
Marco Botti’s charge has been progressing well for the switch to handicaps and application of blinkers, winning over this course back in June and then returning from a couple of months’ break upped to this trip to readily see off Carrigillihy by the thick end of five lengths in a match at Redcar last month.
He’s only up 4lbs for that success and takes in a Class 3 contest now; but he’s an unexposed sort who is likely to have more to offer and proven both on the surface and over the trip he is expected to go well here.
4:02 Worcester – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m4f
SHETLAND BUS reeled off a hat-trick of wins over the summer before coming off second best behind reopposing Calvinist at Uttoxeter earlier this month, but Justin Landy’s charge is taken to overturn that form here.
The Sholokhov gelding was fancied to go in at Kelso nine days ago but slipped up on the bend running to the fourth obstacle and departed the race; but assuming he’s none the worse for that spill and a quick turnout suggests all is well then he could get back on track.
He was attempting to give Kevin Frost’s runners 23lbs when finishing second the time before but he’s 6lbs better off now this time around and he likely would have been in the mix at the finish of that Uttoxeter race where he made a mistake two out when challenging and that may have put him on the back foot.
Despite the incident latest he could be worth chancing to get back on the up here and he can make amends for that early Kelso departure.
4:10 Newmarket – Play Slingo Startburst At Unibet Godolphin Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f
STAR SAFARI represents a yard with a good recent record in this even and the Sea The Stars gelding can get back to winning ways here.
A dual-winner in Meydan over the winter months which include a Group Three he rounded off his time in the Emirates with a creditable sixth behind Mishriff in the Sheema Classic prior to a break.
The Godolphin runner returned to action on the July Course with a solid third in the Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes where he was beaten three lengths by Sir Ron Priestley and latterly ran better than the bare result when seventh in France latest behind Glycon and that form looks very strong now.
Given another breather he returns to action here where he holds solid claims of posting a return to winning ways and giving Charlie Appleby a third win in the race in five years.
4:50 Newcastle – Arc Weekend On Sky Sports Racing Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 1m4½f
GOLDEN HIND has a 5lbs penalty to carry for her recent success at Thirsk eleven days ago, but David O’Meara’s charge won with something to spare that day and could be up to the task of defying that penalty to follow up here.
The Golden Horn filly hadn’t been in the same form earlier in the campaign but that latest success saw her come back to something like her best in beating off Hooflepuff by just over one length and that form has since taken a boost with the runner-up winning next time.
A course and distance winner last September the lightly-raced sort could improve on that return to winning ways where she remains with scope to improve and while she has plenty of weight on her back the manner of that last-time win hinted at better still to come and she can make light work of her burden to follow up here.
7:00 Newcastle – centralemployment.co.uk Lockdown Lifted Client Big Bash Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 7f
Godolphin runner GOLD WING could prove the answer to this tricky handicap and the Golden Horn filly can get off the mark here.
The lightly-raced sort showed improved form for the application of cheekpieces when finding only one too good at Brighton earlier in the month, beaten only a neck by Libertine Belle and her sole previous start over this course and distance has seen her finish a close third to Silent Escape in a novices’ contest.
Back over this trip he could still be well-treated off this mark with further improvement expected and he could get loose on the front where he has Joe Fanning up and prove difficult to peg back as a result.