Horse racing tips on Friday – Best bets for the day’s racemeetings

Horse racing tips on Friday. Get our best bets for Sandown, Doncaster, Salisbury and Chester.Horse racing tips on Friday. Get our best bets for Sandown, Doncaster, Salisbury and Chester.

Horse racing tips on Friday 10 September

Another round of UK racemeetings goes to post on Friday with action on the flat from four meetings; we’ve picked out our horse racing tips on Friday and best bets at each meeting.

Punters have four more fixtures to puzzle over in pursuit of winners on Friday where there is plenty of flat racing action dominated by day three of the Doncaster St Leger Festival where the feature race sees a potential clash between star stayers Stradivarius and Trueshan in the Group Two Doncaster Cup.

Elsewhere there are further fixtures at Sandown and Chester in the afternoon while Salisbury are racing with a twilight fixture and across the day’s quartet of fixtures there will be 27 races in all going to post.

We’ve looked over all of the day’s fixtures to pick out our horse racing tips on Friday and best bets for the day.


1:40 Doncaster – Cazoo Flying Scotsman Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 7f

HOO YA MAL posted a good time when getting off the mark at the second attempt in a valuable York maiden last month and the Territories colt can find further improvement to strike again here.

Andrew Balding’s charge had shaped well on his debut at Sandown where he finished third behind El Bodegon in heavy ground, slowly away but running on well and he reversed form with the runner-up when scoring at York latest where he ran out a two lengths’ winner over Dawn Of Liberation.

This further step in class demands more from him but he’s certainly one that is open to progress and no surprise if he were to go close in this Listed contest.

Horse racing tips on Friday.  Trainer Andrew Balding can saddle a winner on the card at Doncaster.

Horse racing tips on Friday. Trainer Andrew Balding can saddle a winner on the card at Doncaster.

2:30 Sandown – 1Account KYC Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m

KETTLE HILL has hit the crossbar in each of his last two outings and the Gleneagles gelding can get back to winning ways here.

William Haggas’ charge struck wins at Windsor and Wolverhampton either side of eight months off the track, scoring the latest of those in March and he might have been amiss when disappointing at Redcar in April.

He’s since found only one too good in outings at York and Ripon latterly where he was denied only by a nose behind Garden Oasis and he can exploit the same mark here before going up 5lbs for future runs.

With the potential to improve further he ought to go close and no surprise to see him collect here.

2:50 Chester – Homeserve Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m2½f

Epsom winner FAST STEPS bumped into one back at that venue when last seen out last month and the Footstepsinthesand colt can get back to winning ways here.

Richard Hannon’s charge has made the frame in three of his four starts since that victory back in April, most recently going down by just a neck behind Patient Dream where he may just have gone off too hard although he battled well to the line.

He can race here from the same mark before going up slightly in the weights for future runs and there’s likely still some improvement to come from him so he can get back to winning ways here.

3:00 Sandown – Follow #Raceday On Instagram Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 7f

ARIGATO hasn’t put his best foot forward in a couple of starts this term but William Jarvis’ charge is taken to get back to his best and the Poet’s Voice gelding can resume winning ways at a venue where he’s won in the past.

The six-year old was a dual-winner at Newmarket last term on vastly contrasting ground, scoring the last of those successes from a mark of 87 and he ran well for fourth when denied in his hat-trick in the Bunbury Cup behind Motakhayyel.

He went off the boil in subsequent runs and his two outings this term have been underwhelming, latterly finishing sixth behind Rhoscolyn at Epsom. He could do better back at this venue and with the handicapper further easing his mark he can compete here from 2lbs below his last winning rating so he’s clearly well treated if bouncing back to his best.

No forlorn hope here despite his big odds he could run well under Josephine Gordon.

Horse racing tips on Friday. Josephine Gordon can steer Arigato back into the winners' enclosure at Sandown.

Horse racing tips on Friday. Josephine Gordon can steer Arigato back into the winners’ enclosure at Sandown.

3:45 Doncaster – Cazoo Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6½f

MITROSONFIRE has developed into a smart sprinter and the Lethal Force gelding can get back to winning ways here.

The Muir and Grassick runner is a four-time winner this term, landing braces at Pontefract and Ripon in June and then Ascot and Newmarket in August after a couple of fair runs in defeat at the latter named track in July.

Only narrowly denied in his hat-trick bid by Regional at Haydock latest he remains with scope for better still from this mark and every chance he can continue to run well reunited with PJ McDonald who is 2-2 when teaming up with the three-year old.

4:20 Doncaster – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 1m4f

THOUSAND OAKS is the least exposed of this field and John and Thady Gosden’s charge can follow up her breakthrough success at Newmarket in July with another victory.

The Kingman filly had finished third on both previous starts in novice company when running out a four lengths’ victor over Line Of Descent in July despite hanging badly left throughout the last furlong and there’s surely better still to come from her on that performance.

Two subsequent winners have come out of that race and with further improvement anticipated she can continue her upward curve to win again with Oisin Murphy taking over in the saddle.

4:45 Salisbury – Andy Hardwick Memorial Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-75) 7f

LUCROSA is chasing her first win and the Profitable filly could be worth chancing to get the job done here.

Hughie Morrison’s charge finished third at Chepstow over five furlongs back in June but improved stepped up to this longer trip following three months off to finish just one length third behind Astaroth, racing keenly and conceding first run but finishing off the race strongly.

That form looks fair and there could be more still to come from her as she gains further experience, while a 1lb rise in the weights isn’t likely to inconvenience so a big performance here wouldn’t come as a surprise.