With a hectic weekend of racing from behind closed doors, the action gets underway on Friday afternoon when we are offered a host of noteworthy meetings from the likes of Fontwell, Goodwood, Hamilton and Newmarket.
On that note, for those of you looking to open the weekend with a flutter, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for throughout Friday.
14:45 PM – Fontwell – Race 6
For our opening Tip of the Day, we take a look at Fontwell and the Class 4 Download The At The Races App Handicap Hurdle.
While TRANSPENNINE STAR (10/11 with William Hill) might open Friday’s meeting as a standout pick with the bookmakers, it is certainly worth keeping an eye out for BLACK ANTHEM who put in another impressive run last time out at Southwell on July 30th. Claiming victory in the Thank You Southwell Annual Members Handicap Hurdle and making a step up in class this weekend, the eight-year-old is enjoying quite the purple patch since joining trainer Tom Lacey’s stable back in June.
Winning two of his last three starts and with an impressive second-place finish in the Betyourway At Betway Handicap Chase sandwiched in between them, don’t be surprised to see BLACK ANTHEM upset the odds at Fontwell.
17:55 PM – Newmarket – Race 6
For our second Tip of the Day, we turn our attention to Newmarket and the Class 4 MansionBet Bet £10 Get £20 Handicap.
Once again impressing last time out at Redcar on July 27th when claiming victory over COUNT OF AMAZONIA in the Visit racingtv.com Handicap, SILVER SAMURAI has gained plenty of admirers either side of racing’s enforced break. Along with marking his return from a 215-day break with an eye-catching silver medal finish in the Divison 1 Heed Your Hunch AtBetway Handicap at Haydock back on June 8th, trainer Marco Botti has high hopes for his three-year-old.
Also previously claiming victory at Brighton in the Class 5 EBF Novice Stakes last year, SILVER SAMURAI should be confident of making it back-to-back wins for the first time on Friday evening.