Horse Racing Predictions: Friday Horse Racing Tips

1:50 Newbury – Fiddlerontheroof (NAP)

There might only be three runners going to post in this 2020 renewal of the Berkshire Novices' Chase, but it is a fascinating contest nevertheless.

Here at 888sport, we firmly believe that Fiddlerontheroof can make you a rich man if you follow him in today and he is our NAP of the day.

The Colin Tizzard-trained six-year-old was the runner-up to If The Cap Fits on his chasing debut at Ffos Las, before getting off the mark with a narrow win at Exeter a little over a fortnight ago.

The Grade 1-winning hurdler now looks equally at home over the larger obstacles and can continue his relentless progress towards a crack at next March’s Marsh Chase at The Festival for which he is a 20/1 chance with us in the ante-post online betting.

Lining up against our selection are Nicky Henderson’s Caribean Boy, who won at Haydock in the heavy going back in February, and the Paul Nicholls-trained Getaway Trump who has won twice already this term.

The latter was comprehensively beaten by Ga Law this season and is understandably the outsider of three as we write.

2:25 Newbury – Cepage (E/W)

For form students November is traditionally the month when the Venetia Williams stable strikes hot and that trend has borne fruit yet again, especially this week.

Heading the weights in this 2m 4f contest is the eight-year-old Cepage who likes to front run and was in cracking form last season, especially around Cheltenham.

There’s no danger of the 155-rated chaser getting gubbed up any incline here and he has to be the percentage each-way call in this race under his regular jockey Charlie Deutsch.

Others to note in the race are the course and distance winner Oldgrangewood, who made a pleasing return in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree, and Sully D’Oc AA who was a convincing winner at Ascot last time.

3:00 Newbury – Thyme Hill (E/W)

The Long Distance Hurdle is one of the most anticipated races in November and it has once again delivered us a stellar cast to watch – and punt on of course!

Philip Hobbs’ exciting prospect Thyme Hill took the Challow Hurdle last December before finishing a not too shabby fourth in a messy Albert Bartlett at Prestbury Park.

Admittedly this is his first run out of Novice Company and the race is very hot, but Hobbs will get a better idea of where he stands with him afterwards.

Paisley Park, Lisnagar Oscar and McFabulous will all have their part to play in the proceedings, but Thyme Hill’s price of 12/1 for the Stayers’ Hurdle in March could well look really big come 3.10pm on Friday.

3:35 Newbury – Lil Rockerfeller (E/W)

The Neil King-trained Lil Rockerfeller appears to have been around forever and has quite a huge fan base due to his brave racing style.

In his 45 career starts he has won a total of 11 races and placed 20 times. He is even a Glorious Goodwood scorer too!

Our 888 prediction today is that the gutsy 145-rated hurdler will still be galloping hard to the line when the rest of this ensemble has cried enough. For that reason we make him a strong each-way fancy and 12/1 in the horse racing betting seems generous.

Hill Sixteen at the bottom of the handicap looks to be his chief danger.

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FIRST PUBLISHED: 12th November 2020

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