Friday’s racing predictions include picks from the Chepstow jump season opener as well as group meetings at Newmarket and a few each-way wagers at York.
TalkSPORT has examined the race cards and form so that you don’t have to, and offers betting predictions for all of the UK and Irish racing.
With this chase debutant, Chris Gordon and Tom Cannon are poised to add to their recent string of respectable winners.
Has a solid chance to win this novice event as an even weight with his competitors after winning four of his first 11 hurdle events and earning a point early on.
Will have to face Flash Collonges, who has already raced three times over jumps for Paul Nicholls, including when far back in a Grade 2 in November.
Despite losing 12lbs since his debut, he still appears opposable at this point and underwent wind operations, but the market may be the best judge of that.
was pulled up early, but was a decent bet for the Grand National, which was his final run. His odds were 33/1.
The jockey said that he then bled from his nose and, it turned out, burst a blood vessel, making the run acceptable.
Drops neatly into this veterans’ handicap chase over somewhat less than 3 metres, and this fits the Jonjo O’Niell pair in the late Trevor Hemmings’ colours perfectly.
Top weight, but this ten-year-old, who still has lots of stamina in him, shouldn’t have any trouble lifting that.
This second favourite in the market, behind Quid Pro Quo, is rated higher than the others and, at eight years old, appears to still be reaching the pinnacle of his abilities.
He has adapted very well to returning to the hurdles and has triumphed in each of his previous three races by a wide margin, especially when his grade was raised last time at Worcester.
Gives the favourite 3lb, but his most recent finish in second place behind Kinross is a promising indication that his winning form, which was last seen over this course and distance in June, can resurface.
Under William Buick, Sacred, who is as short as 11/8 when wearing Cheveley Park’s colours, might win the event.
Among a large field, he should have a strong shot at it, and his fantastic each-way price still places him among the top contenders with odds starting in the eights.
Granted the form he’s been in throughout a variety of distances and classes, and the fact that he’s only carrying 8-5 while being given 12lb by the competition, including the favourite Nathanael Greene, this is a hefty price.
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