Friday’s Best Bets
LET’S KEEP BUILDING THE CHELTENHAM POT! Racing on Friday from Lingfield, Newbury, Doncaster, Dundalk and Newcastle. Daily Double pays 9/2!
Scroll down to find our most confident selections (NAP & NB) PLUS race-by-race picks for every race across all FIVE meetings again.
NAP – Best selection of the evening
Newcastle 6.45 Storm Asset (5/4)
Progressive sort who has won 2 of his last 3 and impressed again over this trip at Wolverhampton last month, running on well at the line; only up 3lb and definitely the one to beat again if this pans out favourably.
This looks another winnable opportunity for the thriving STORM ASSET and while 5/4 isn’t a massive price I actually think he’ll go off even shorter than that come post time so it might even represent a bit of value. This looks a weak race and if he reproduces that last run it may well prove sufficient to take this out. Hopefully he gets a toe in as I think he is better with a target to aim at. At this level a change of gear can be everything and he showed he has that in his locker last time. The danger looks to be Loose Lips who has only had 4 starts so he should have further improvement to come. If he steps forward I expect him to chase home the favourite. Token Trader and Hello Power best of the rest.
Doncaster 4.15 Corey’s Courage (13/8)
Unbeaten mare who had no problem making it 2-2 over hurdles at Uttoxeter last month, pouring it on late to win impressively; this obviously tougher under a double penalty but potentially smart so could still have too much.
With 3 starts and 3 wins under Rules COREY’S COURAGE is taken to remain unbeaten at Doncaster on Friday. This will definitely be tougher under a double penalty but she is clearly going the right way and with further improvement to come I think she can bring up a perfect hat-trick over hurdles. Nextdoortoalice should give them a nice trail into the race and I just expect her to stalk them under Aidan Coleman before lengthening her stride and getting on top late. The danger is Moonamacaroona who was only beaten a length over C&D last month. She has cheekpieces on now and has form claims but I do think she keeps a bit for herself and isn’t straightforward which makes her opposable.
We’ve gone through all FIVE cards again on Friday so here’s what we’re backing. All our selections can be added straight to your bet365 bet slip (just click the orange links).