No shortage of action for racing fans to get their teeth into once again this coming Friday. It is to the traditional home of flat racing to which I turn for my bets though, with three catching my eye on Newmarket’s evening card.
5:35 Fly London Southend To Perpignan Fillies’ Handicap
Take Ed Walker’s Catoca to land the opening event for the fillies. It seems to have taken a little time for the penny to drop with this daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, but she has shown definite signs of progression in her recent outings. Two starts back over 1m2f at Yarmouth she was never really in with a chance having raced in rear and then having to come very wide in order to challenge. She did well to finish fourth in the circumstances and posted an even better effort when stepped down to around this trip at Yarmouth last time out. Again racing away from where the main action unfolded, she stuck on really well on her own down the centre of the track to go down by just ½l in the end. The handicapper has bumped her up 2lbs for that, but the mount of Liam Keniry looks a winner in waiting and is worth backing to break her duck here. The right site for betting you have to follow this link.
Tip: Catoca To Win
6:10 Fly Southend Airport To Milan Novice Median Auction Stakes
The likes of Sky Patrol and Sir Victor probably boast the best of the limited form on offer in this maiden contest, whilst Stormy Road is interesting on debut for Luca Cumani. This doesn’t look the strongest race though in all honesty and as such we will be taking a chance on one at what should be a nice each way price on the day.
By Lethal Force and out of an Oasis Dream mare, Deadly Force is certainly bred to be pretty smart over sprint trips. He hasn’t exactly burnt up the track as yet, but we are prepared to forgive those efforts which have each come at Windsor. That figure of eight track can be a tough experience for a youngster and this one pulled for his head throughout as he struggled to get to grips with things last time out. The race was over in earnest before he really settled down, but he ran on nicely enough in the end. On this more conventional track he will hopefully be allowed to get on with things from the off rather than being held up and looks well worth chancing to at least make the frame. Any juice in the ground from the predicted thunderstorms in the area will also be in his favour.
Tip: Deadly Force each way
6:40 Fly London Southend Airport To Lyon Nursery Handicap
Mark Johnston’s Delft Dancer doesn’t look like a particularly fast filly, but as with so many from this yard she does appear to be pretty tough and tenacious. Rousted along from a long way out at Leicester last time out, just to keep pace with the action, she powered all the way through the field in the final furlong, only to find the unexposed Greeley swooping down the outside to spoil the party. That was the third runners up finish in a row for this daughter of Dutch Art, but she certainly doesn’t look un-genuine. With the stiff uphill finish here in her favour, she would be unlucky to come up against another one thrown in at the handicap and can grind this out. More odds an details find here on bettingsites.ng.
Tip: Delft Dancer to win