Who is our horse racing expert backing today? Join Steve as he makes his best racing picks ahead of Friday's fixtures at Doncaster and Newbury...

12.00 Doncaster – Starlyte (NAP)

The opening race at Doncaster on Friday is a "Hands & Heels" Handicap Hurdle” and the Lucinda Russell-trained Starlyte looks the ideal type to take home the spoils.

Patrick Wadge takes the ride and he is an up and coming horseman who can easily ride well without the aid of the whip. His 10lb is yet another bonus and I can see this horse following up quickly from his victory a fortnight ago at Newcastle.

Doncaster is a not too dissimilar turf course to Newcastle and the ground will be pretty identical to what Starlyte experienced last time out, making him an online horse racing betting NAP.

Danger: Caius Marcius

3.05 Newbury – Thomas Darby (NB)

An open looking Long Distance Hurdle can go this year to the Olly Murphy-trained Thomas Darby.

Although Thomas Darby was soundly beaten by Proschema in the West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby a month ago, I firmly believe Murphy’s runner will progress from the outing whereas the Skelton horse will probably have used up his full tank that day.

Owner Diana Whateley (of Menorah and Wishfull Thinking fame) has had a fair degree of success with Murphy in recent weeks and they can strike again in this Grade 2 Hurdle with Thomas Derby.

Danger: Tea Clipper

3.40 Newbury – Ask A Honey Bee (E/W Longshot)

It’s not so long ago that I selected Ask A Honey Bee as my each-way pick for this column, and he duly ran a stormer to be placed at Aintree’s October meeting.

Today he is kindly treated in the weights and the claimer Liam Harrison rides him once again. For my money it all points towards another big run at a decent price in our sports betting for Fergal O’Brien’s eight-year-old.

Of the others, Padleyourowncanoe would be interesting if he could recapture some of his old form.

Who is our horse racing expert backing today? Join Steve as he makes his best racing picks ahead of Saturday's fixtures at Newcastle and Newbury...

3.25 Newcastle – L’Homme Presse (NAP)

On what could well turn out to be a very good day for favourites, it should pay to side with L’Homme Press on Saturday afternoon on a rainy day in the North East.

The Gold Cup hope makes his seasonal debut in the Rehearsal Handicap Chase in which he faces eight other rivals. 

The Venetia Williams-trained seven-year-old was one of the last season’s leading novice chasers, with his victory over Ahoy Senor in the Grade One Brown Advisory at the Cheltenham Festival in March being the biggest highlight.

His current price in the antepost Cheltenham Races betting odds can be found here. He will trade at fairly short odds for this race but it very difficult to see who could beat him here? 

2.30 Newbury – Teddy Blue (NB)

Trainer Gary Moore suggested he would have a crack at the Gerry Feilden on Coral Gold Cup day after his charge missed Cheltenham’s Greatwood Hurdle the other week.

The four-year-old was unlucky not to have won the Adonis Hurdle at Kempton last winter and by the manner in which he sluiced up at Fontwell recently, he’s clearly in peak condition once again this term.

Those looking for a runner-up candidate should consider Nicky Richard’s Parisencore who is in a rich vein of form at present.

3.05 Newbury – Threeunderthrufive (E/W Longshot)

Not a longshot in the strictest sense of the word, but Threeunderthrufive is a decent priced each-way option for punters placing their horse race bets online on Saturday.

Paul Nicholls’ runner looked every inch a second-season chaser when he made his seasonal reappearance at Wetherby in the West Yorkshire Hurdle, jumping every flight with feet to spare.

Historically Nicholls has used that Wetherby contest as a prep race for Newbury many times down the years so the O’Neill-family will be quietly confident they have a strong shot at picking up the silverware.

Danger: Busselton

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FIRST PUBLISHED: 12th November 2020

About the Author
Steve Mullington

Steven is a sports and horse racing enthusiast and is a member of the Horseracing Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) in the United Kingdom.

He is a regular visitor to Paris Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a lifelong fan of the Aintree Grand National, a subject he writes about 52 weeks of the year. Last year he reached the impressive milestone of attending the last 30 renewals of the Grand National.