Racing in the UK and Ireland on Friday comes from Ayr, Dundalk (AW), Kempton (AW), Listowel, Newbury, and Newton Abbot. The latter passed a precautionary inspection at 7am and will race on ‘heavy’ ground due to the torrential rainfall over the last 24 hours.

One of our fancies runs at Newbury, where a C&D winner returns to the Berkshire-based venue looking for more success.

The two-year-old colt looked suited by this 1m trip last time out and he can build upon that performance for a second straight victory for Harry and Roger Charlton.

Friday Racing Tips

  • 13:15 Ayr – Miss Roberts @ 7/4
  • 14:15 Ayr – Purosangue @ 13/8
  • 15:35 Newbury – King’s Gambit @ 7/2

13:15 Ayr – Miss Roberts @ 7/4

Miss Roberts is still a maiden after five outings, but she has finished second on three occasions, including on her last two appearances, where she has been denied success by just a neck.

Ed Walker’s filly bumped into a smart horse from Roger Varian’s yard last time out at Beverley (7½f). It would be no surprise to see the form of that race boosted later in the year.

The daughter of Siyouni features on the Betfred Betfinder as one of the Most Napped selections today. She has been eased 1lb by the handicapper and, unlike some of her rivals here, she has proven she has the stamina for this 7f trip.

14:15 Ayr – Purosangue @ 13/8

Purosangue showed his liking for ‘Soft’ ground when he finished second behind Big Evs in the Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. The winner of that race has since won the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster and looks a real star.

Andrew Balding’s colt got off the mark at the first attempt when scoring comfortably at Haydock (5f) back in June. He has featured in a Group Two contest and not disgraced himself, while last time out, he came home second at this level at York.

The two-year-old sprinter remains open to improvement, and if he does step up on what he has shown so far in his career, he will be hard to beat in this Listed race at Ayr.

15:35 Newbury – King’s Gambit @ 7/2

After failing to make an impression at this course on his debut over 7f, King’s Gambit then returned to the same venue a month later to score over this 1m trip, in what was a much better performance.

Harry and Roger Charlton’s colt stayed on very strongly in the final furlong on his maiden success to score by just under a length. He showed a great attitude as he was headed at the two-furlong pole, but he found another gear to get back in front when it mattered.

This is a more difficult assignment for the son of Saxon Warrior, but there is likely to be more to come from this horse over 1m. His yard are in good form and Kevin Stott jumps on board this afternoon for the ride on the exciting prospect.

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