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Alan Kelly’s Horse Racing Tips for Friday 28th October

Horse racing tips for the meetings at Newmarket and Wetherby on Friday afternoon

An excellent mix of Flat and Jumps action on Friday afternoon and we have horse racing tips for the meetings from headquarters at Newmarket and Wetherby in West Yorkshire.

“Tip of the Day” - Dual Identity (3.15pm Newmarket) - 11/4 with bet365

An excellent third in last month’s Cambridgeshire, doing much the best of those drawn low, William Knight’s consistent gelding should prove hard to beat in this 1m 2f handicap if in the same kind of form.

2.20 Wetherby, 2m - Parisencore (Next Best)

Name In Lights from the Joe Tizzard stable makes his handicap debut over hurdles following a couple of easy victories in novice company earlier in the year. The six-year-old does not look harshly treated on an opening mark of 123 for a horse with plenty of potential. But trainer Nicky Richards has his horses in good form at the moment and his PARISENCORE appeals most in this two mile handicap.

The Walk In The Park gelding has already won two of his four starts this year, at Haydock and Perth, and lost little in defeat when failing to concede 8lb to the more experienced Hurricane Ali on his most recent start at Bangor in May.

Danny McMenamin’s mount has yet to finish out of the first two in seven runs over the smaller obstacles and can continue the good run of the Richards’ stable off a workable mark of 122.

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Alan Kelly's Next Best

2.20pm Wetherby

The in-form Nicky Richards can land another winner


At 7/2 a £10 bet would return £45


October 28, 2022

2:20 pm BST

2.40pm Newmarket, 6f - Marine Wave (Each Way) (Longshot)

On a mark of 100, Kieran Cotter’s Irish raider Matilda Picotte is the highest rated of the ten fillies for this 6f Listed contest. The mount of Declan McDonogh looks sure to go well if in the same kind of form as when finishing third in York’s Group 2 Lowther Stakes at the Ebor meeting.

However, one horse who went into my notebook when finishing seventh behind stablemate Barefoot Angel in Ayr’s Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes last month was MARINE WAVE (e.w.) from the Richard Fahey stable.

The daughter of Harry Angel was taking a big step-up in class at Ayr but was staying on strongly from the rear when finding herself short of room inside the closing stages. Still only beaten less than three lengths, Billy Garritty’s mount is sure to improve on just her fourth start to date and looks the each-way value of the race.

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Alan Kelly's Longshot

2.40pm Newmarket

Richard Fahey's Marine Wave looks the each way value


At 7/1 a £10 win bet would return £80


October 28, 2022

2:40 pm BST

3.15pm Newmarket, 1m 2f - Dual Identity (Nap of the Day)

A fine third in the 28-runner Cambridgeshire on his most recent start, when doing best of those drawn low in the famous nine furlong handicap, the William Knight-trained DUAL IDENTITY has a great opportunity to record his third victory of what has been an excellent season for the Belardo gelding.

Prior to that run at headquarters last month, the mount of Andrea Atzeni had finished first or second in six of his previous seven outings this season, the exception being when only ninth on Newcastle’s Tapeta surface back in June.

The four-year-old is clearly more at home on Turf and a repeat of any of his last three runs should be good enough to take this mile and a quarter contest, despite racing off a career-high mark of 95.

Bottom weight Oh Herberts Reign’s recent form figures of 4-0-0-0-0-8 may not inspire much confidence but the mount of 7lb claimer Alec Voikhansky is more than capable of making the frame at a decent price.

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Alan Kelly's Nap Of The Day

3.15pm Newmarket

This looks another good opportunity for William Knight's charge


At 11/4 a £10 bet would return £37.50


October 28, 2022

3:15 pm BST

3.30 Wetherby, 2m 3 1/2f - Coconut Splash

Still to get off the mark over fences in six attempts, the Evan Williams-trained COCONUT SPLASH is a horse with plenty of untapped potential, of which the seven-year-old has yet to fulfil over the bigger obstacles.

The son of Stowaway won a maiden hurdle on this course as a novice before being sent over fences two years ago. Placed on all six chase starts to date, the mount of Adam Wedge probably produced his best effort over fences when finishing second to the 158-rated Chantry House at Wetherby 20 months ago.

This will be Coconut Splash’s first run for over eight months but the gelding has a decent record fresh, will appreciate this good to soft ground, and off a mark of 133 is capable of winning a valuable handicap or two this season. The Fergal O’Brien stable can do little wrong at the moment and his Dublin Four looks the main danger to the selection.

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Alan's Tip

3.30pm Wetherby

Evan Williams' Coconut Splash has conditions to suit


At 3/1 a £10 bet would return £40


October 28, 2022

3:30 pm BST

* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.

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