Horse racing suggestions: Ascot and Newcastle, Friday twenty second November
The tips head into Friday’s action in flying kind after 6/1, 16/1 and 9/4 winners over the past three days. Check out today’s selections.
Our selection Rapper was singing from the correct hymn sheet on Thursday, justifying robust market assist to attain at Market Rasen.
With just 24 hours left to the eagerly anticipated Altior vs. Cyrname showdown, Ascot’s two-day assembly begins on Friday alongside leaping at Catterick and Ffos Las in the afternoon. Later on, the Friday Night Lights are on at Newcastle and Dundalk on the all climate.
All odds quoted are correct at the time of publishing but subject to alter.
Fred able to open account
Nicky Henderson saddles a pair of doubtless kinds in the Zeelo ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle and it’s French-import Fred (Ascot 1:30) that’s fancied to take the beating at 6/4 with Slot Online.
He showed an excellent degree of capability over hurdles in France earlier than becoming a member of this prime UK yard, inserting on both starts over obstacles for former coach Sylvain Dehez.
The horses that beat him beforehand at Auteuil have gone on to raised things and he confirmed his well-being on his steady debut at Cheltenham last month.
Fred completed third in a maiden hurdle over an extended 2m (good-to-soft) at the Showcase Meeting when making his debut for the Seven Barrows staff and is prone to come on for that run now.
The kind additionally appears to be decent. The winner Heaven Help Us finished third in a powerful Newbury novice contest next outing, overwhelmed solely by a pair of progressive previous winners.
Dan Skelton’s Getariver was just behind Fred at Cheltenham and would also score quickly after at Ludlow.
In that Cheltenham race, Fred didn’t get the second final hurdle right and he stayed on nicely sufficient up the hill to suggest this further yardage is going to be a benefit, whereas the extra conventional flat track at Ascot must also favour him.
Henderson also saddles Igor, the mount of Sam Waley-Cohen within the Long Run colors, but Fred looks best geared up and may open his account.
Ascot target not beyond the Realms
Ian Williams’ horses had been running very nicely on the All Weather at Chelmsford on Thursday night and maybe he’ll be assured of a jumps success with C&D winner King Of Realms (Ascot three:15) this afternoon.
The son of King’s Theatre began his chasing profession with successful over observe and trip at this assembly 12 months in the past and it is encouraging that he did so on the back of a 220-day layoff.
He made the running and was sport when challenged, suggesting he’ll don’t have any problems with the flexibility to put his best foot forward right here on his seasonal bow; with that stable form boosting confidence.
Bar one poor run at Doncaster in December final 12 months (when he appeared to dent his confidence with a leaping error on the first fence), King Of Realms was spectacular over fences last term.
The seven-year-old ended the season (his fourth run) with a win at Warwick (3m, good) the place he once again wasn’t precisely perfect over the fences.
He did though show a pleasant turn of foot to get away from the chasers after the final fence was jumped and left the impression he did no more than enough thereafter.
A 3lb rise within the ratings for that win seems fair and at 7/1 so he is obtained stable each-way (7/5) claims of a winning reappearance at Ascot for the second year running.
Not Surplus to requirements just yet
Insurplus (Newcastle 5:00) has been something of a standing dish round Gosforth Park’s AW circuit in 2019.
This will be his twelfth event starting here this calendar yr and he is bidding to win for the fifth time. Two of those victories have come over this mile trip, while he has additionally twice proven the velocity to get the job accomplished over 7f.
He has been a reasonably constant operator at this Class 5 degree and Insurplus is perhaps being harshly judged on the back of a poor run here last month. He completed lame that day and might simply be forgiven.
Previously, the six-year-old had received over 7f a shade cosily, eased down in the dying embers, and he is simply 3lb higher than that win-mark now. It would be churlish to counsel he can’t bounce again tonight at 20/1.