Latest horse racing from Cheltenham & Newmarket, with live stream from Bet365 plus tips in a busy Friday of racing.
Time to get excited. It doesn’t get much better than this for punters who love both flat and jumps racing.
We have a plethora of action to delve into today from Future Champions Day at Newmarket, where there are SIX Group races to enjoy, and jump racing is back at HQ.
Yes, that’s right, it’s the first day of the season from Cheltenham and from now on all roads will lead back there at the beginning of March. We’re getting goose bumps just thinking about it. Let’s see what Lewis is backing today….
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What a day. I could have posted a piece 3,000 words long on the action today but my editor would have lynched me. Instead, I’ll break this down nice and simply.
Two tips: one from Newmarket and one from Cheltenham.
Good things come to those that wait apparently and that hopefully will be the case at Flat racing’s HQ as I’m backing a horse in the lucky last. Despite being off for nearly six months, Berkshire is a horse to back at inflated prices in the Darley Stakes (Newmarket 5:10).
As a two-year-old Paul Cole’s charge had the world at his feet, winning at Royal Ascot and landing the Group Two Royal Lodge Stakes.
He was as short as 16/1 for the 2000 Guineas at the start of this season but clearly had problems when making his reappearance behind Kingman in the Greenham Stakes.
Cole has always thought the horse had plenty of growing up to do before making it at the top level and the break should have done him good as he returns arguably for what could be his last race if he fails to race sensibly again.
He has the talent to cause a bit of a shock if near his best, don’t discount him.
At Cheltenham, and Blaklion has a tempting looking make-up for the Neptune Investment Management Novices´ Hurdle (2:05).
He returned from a five-month break on his hurdling debut after showing significant winning promise in an Irish point and two bumpers. He is an imposing individual and had got slightly warm beforehand but his class shone through to beat the game Pumped Up Kicks.
His jumping was only adequate but a game winning mentality brought him through when looking potentially held after the last. He looks one of Nigel Twiston-Davies’ top prospects for the season and should be backed here.