Friday’s Best Tips
LET’S GET BACK ON TRACK ON FRIDAY! Racing from Brighton, Carlisle, Chepstow, Limerick, Fairyhouse, Stratford, Haydock and Pontefract. Daily Double pays 4/1!
NAP – Best selection of the evening
Carlisle 4.30 Makeen (2/1)
Caught the eye going down narrowly given a lot to do on return at Leicester last month; confirmed that promise to beat a subsequent winner at Musselburgh next time; solid run here latest and drop back in trip a big plus.
The drop back to 7f looks a good move for MAKEEN following a big run over a mile here last time. He was only vulnerable in the closing stages and his form this season has a progressive look to it so I expect him to have too much for these rivals. Dulla Bhatti went down just a neck in a small field at Wetherby last month and could be the danger if building on that again. He will go forward though and I think he might help set it up for the selection who will likely just look to track him through. Gobi Sunset was beaten a length by a big improver at Wolverhampton last time and also has a squeak but doesn’t look to have much in hand off his current mark. Barney’s Bay needs to find more.
Chepstow 5.25 Amalfi Bay (5/2)
Progressive form up to a mile and a half at Epsom last year and while he went off the boil after he was back to form on return beaten just half a length at Nottingham earlier this month; hard to beat if building on that.
With talented 7lb claimer Harry Davies booked for the ride AMALFI BAY looks to have a great chance of getting himself back in the winners enclosure at Chepstow on Friday. He was only beaten half a length on return at Nottingham and if he builds on that stepping back up to a mile and a half now he should take a bit of beating here. Thai Power is the one being nibbled at in the market but he ran a stinker when last at Newmarket on return from a lengthy absence and he is going to need to leave that way behind to be a factor in the finish here. Maxine should enjoy going back up in trip and she might be one to surprise a few. The issue there is with just 7 runners there are only 2 places up for grabs.
We’ve gone through all EIGHT cards 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).