Expert Steve Mullington gives his daily racing tips, including a NAP, NB and a Longshot. Scroll down now to find out horse racing tips Friday 24th June at Cartmel, Newcastle and The Curragh...
Today's NAP (Best Bet)
3.05 Cartmel – Western Run
Gavin Cromwell is very shrewd at placing his horses and for some reason he believes that a Class 3 Novices’ Chase on a Friday afternoon at Cartmel is the ideal opportunity for his seven-year-old gelding.
Funnily enough, Cromwell brought Western Run over to Sedgefield for his first run under rules in 2019, where he ran in a NH bumper and finished a reasonable third. Since then he’s picked up a couple of wins and placed in several more.
His strongest piece of form was his second to Streets Of Doyen at the Galway Festival last July where he just went down by a neck. A reproduction of that form would make him the likeliest winner of this content for sure.
Add champion jockey Brian Hughes into the equation and you can tell the Cromwell team aren’t just over for the sticky toffee pudding.
Danger: Shantou Express
Today's NB (Next Best)
7.10 Newcastle – My Astra
From what we have witnessed thus far, the William Haggas-trained My Astra is going to take some stopping in this Group 3 Hoppings Fillies' Stakes at Newcastle.
A dual winner last summer and placed twice in Listed company since, the four-year-old half-sister to My Oberon romped home by a massive 12 length is a Stakes affair at Ayr last time out.
Haggas is seriously considering however running her in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, so watch your bets as she is going to be a major player in whichever race they finally opt for.
My Astra is potentially Group 1 class so certainly one to follow in the online horse racing betting.
7.18 Curragh – Tudor City
On Friday evening the young Irish jockeys get to showcase their talents in the Apprentice Derby and what an occasion it could be for Jake Coen aboard the veteran performer Tudor City.
Tony Martin’s ten-year-old is still as game as a pebble and won his latest race just a few weeks ago over hurdles.
Jake Coen is riding with confidence and currently boasts a 25% win strike in the past fortnight. Everything points to a prominent showing from Tudor City in this 1m 4f Derby.
*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 22nd June 2022