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Thursday Horse Racing Tips
4.05 Warwick – The Paddy Pie (NAP)
Looking at his bare form figures from 111 days ago, you would readily pass over The Paddy Pie, but after a break a return to form could well be on the cards for him at Warwick.
The ten-year-old is trained for John Wade by Sue Smith and has won 5 of his 39 starts to date. A couple of good runs at Wetherby last season saw him oblige once at 18/1, and finish the runner-up on another occasion. When he’s on song, he really is a good jumper and likes to dominate from the front.
Carrying just 10st 2lb, I think this Smith-trained horse can make a winning start to the new season, thus making him our 888sport NAP of the day.
Danger: Inch House
8.00 Chelmsford – Lunar Shadow (NB)
Double Prix du Cadran winning trainer Alan King can pick up a prize closer to home on Thursday evening with his Lunar Shadow.
The dual purpose mare was a winner on the flat in mid-august at Bath, and has subsequently run over hurdles at Southwell where she finished fourth.
She certainly won’t want for fitness and this 1m6f trip on the Polytrack will be right up her street. Cieren Fallon takes the ride which is yet another positive.
4.30 Salisbury – Amazonian Dream (E/W Longshot)
There have been no wins for Amazonian Princess thus far this season but the four-year-old has been running with plenty of credit and is well worth an each-way interest in this contest.
If the Rod Millman-trained gelding can run up to anything like his narrow defeat at Goodwood in September, he really has a sound chance of being in the mix up here.
Oisin Murphy takes the ride which may skim a few points off the S.P, but overall he’s a solid bet for anyone doing their horse race bets online with us.
Danger: Lord Uhtred
Friday Horse Racing Tips
3.57 Ascot – Naqeeb (NAP)
Naqeeb, half-brother to the mighty Baaeed, was only third on his racecourse debut but he’s soon learned his trade since and can take this Listed Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot on Friday afternoon.
Trainer William Haggas William heaped plenty of praise on stable jockey Tom Marquand after the pair combined to win one of the major handicaps on Sprint Cup day at Haydock last time out. The margin of victory was 1¼ lengths over the 1m 6f trip, but today Jim Crowley will be in the plate.
For all these reasons I make Naqeeb our 888sport NAP of the day for those of you placing your horse racing online bets with us.
3.55 Compiegne (NB) – Wild Pansy (NB)
14 fillies go to post in Compiegne’s 1m2f Prix Charles Laffitte Listed Race for 3-y-o Fillies, and top honours can go the way the Godolphin-owned Wild Pansy.
With form figures of 2141252 in her first season, the Siyouni-filly has been running with plenty of credit all year and a race of this nature looks well within her scope once again.
Henri-Alex Pantall has booked the services of Mickael Barzalona to ride the filly, and he is very much a jockey in blistering hot form at the moment.
4.10 Downpatrick – Ciankyle (E/W Longshot)
Veteran performer Cian Kyle bids for his eighth career win on his 71st start today and can return to form at a nice each-way for punters.
The twelve-year-old was pulled up last time out at Tramore, but before that was having a reasonably decent time of it. A quick turnaround is need but conditions are sure to suit him and jockey Donagh Meyler has a wealth of experience.
Danger: Kiss My Lucky Egg
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