There is lots more racing action in store on Friday, with six meetings taking place across Britain and Ireland.

There’s Flat racing from Newmarket on day two of the Cambridgeshire Meeting, alongside Haydock Park, while jumps action comes from Gowran Park and Worcester. With October lurking, nothing quite says ‘winter’ like a Friday evening double act on the all-weather from Dundalk and Newcastle.

Today’s picks include the exciting Shuwari for trainer Ollie Sangster at Newmarket.

Friday Racing Tips

  • 15:00 Newmarket – Shuwari @ 6/4
  • 15:50 Gowran Park – Magical Zoe @ 5/4

15:00 Newmarket – Shuwari @ 6/4

Amongst the key races at Newmarket is the Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Rockfel Stakes, a Fillies’ Group 2 over seven-furlong for juveniles.

It’s a race that is full of potential stars, including the likes of Carla’s Way, Alshinfarah, Zenjabeela and Spiritual alongside Ylang Ylang for Aidan O’Brien, as she attempts to put the disappointment of the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh 19 days ago behind her.

They could all be up against something special in Shuwari for fledgling trainer Ollie Sangster and Oisin Murphy.

She is 2-2 and readily fended off Fallen Angel to win the Listed Star Stakes at Sandown in July. The runner-up has impressed since, bagging the Sweet Solera here in August and, impressively, the Group 1 Moyglare in Ireland this month.

This filly could be top drawer and can enhance a growing reputation by taking this rise in class in her stride at Headquarters.

15:50 Gowran Park – Magical Zoe @ 5/4

Listed jumps fare from Ireland comes via the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Pat Walsh Memorial Mares Hurdle at Gowran Park, a two-mile event featuring a field of seven where Magical Zoe and Anna Bunina are the standout candidates.

John McConnell’s mare is a solid performer, five times a winner both on the Flat and over hurdles, though she did go 0-8 in this code last season.

Preference therefore goes to Henry De Bromhead’s lightly-raced five-year-old, for whom the best days are surely still ahead.

She won her first two over hurdles last season, including a Grade 3 novice at Down Royal on soft ground in November, and was kept fresh for the Mares’ Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March where she finished second behind You Wear It Well after a troubled passage.

She then finished fifth in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse before going off on her summer break. She clearly goes well fresh and, while rated inferior and giving 3lb to Anna Bunina, she can mark herself down as one with a bright season ahead by landing this under Adrian Heskin.

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