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Friday horse racing acca

Frank Monkhouse | 24 March 2017

Favourites expected to go in at Newcastle

Friday’s UK and Irish horse racing schedule is made up of meetings at Newbury, Musselburgh, Lingfield, Newcastle and Dundalk. Click here to place your bets at Coral – winners at the touch of a button.

We focus on matters at Newcastle where a competitive evening gets going on the all-weather course from 5.45pm under the lights. This looks the perfect way to get your weekend winning up and running and we give our four best bets of the night, which can be used in multiples, such as a Lucky 15, or an accumulator for those feeling lucky.

5.45pm Newcastle – Fair Loch

The market has Brian Ellison’s vastly-experienced nine-year-old gelding picked, and I reckon they are on to a good thing there. He was runner-up over course and distance earlier this month, beaten into second by Zakatal. The winning distance was marked down as a neck, and a similar effort will see him improve a place. The form of that race has worked out well, and he doesn’t face anything that’ll cause major concern here.

6.15pm Newcastle – Signe

Backed like losing isn’t an option, but I expect the selection to live up to the pre-race hype. Impressive breeding, she won on debut at this track last month and was noted for sticking to her task at the business end of the race when things got serious. If connections are correct there is plenty of improvement to come, and we should see the next leg here. Up against stiffer opposition, but looks more than a match.

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7.15pm Newcastle – Marqoom

This represents a bit of a gamble as we get in on the three-year-old’s debut, but it is expected to pay-off. Another from a really impressive line, punters can take confidence from the fact the betting market has been so eager to support him. That’s a big tip in itself for me, and on paper he is the best of the bunch here. Owners shelled out a lot of money for him, and will be wanting to see early signs of his promise, as do we all.

8.15pm Newcastle – Royal Request

Another shorty, but another who deserves to be for me. The jolly in the lucky last looks to have been given the perfect opportunity to get her head in front at the second time of asking, after finishing runner-up on debut last week. Beaten a head by Magic Approach at Wolves that day, it’s telling that they have her out again so quickly, and in with such a weak looking field. It’s obvious they want to get things moving with this promising filly.

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