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Alan Kelly’s Horse Racing Tips for Friday 7th October

Horse racing tips for five races shown on ITV4 from Newmarket, York and Chepstow on Friday afternoon.


A bumper 10 races will be covered by ITV4 cameras on Friday afternoon, five from Newmarket, three on York’s Knavesmire along with two contests from Chepstow’s national hunt fixture. We have horse racing tips for five of the races, three of which come on a high-class card at headquarters.


“Tip of the Day” - Sacred (3.00pm Newmarket) - 11/8 with bet365

William Haggas’s high-class filly came right back to her best with a wide-margin victory at Newbury last month and a similar effort would make the daughter of Exceed And Excel very hard to beat in this Group 2 contest.

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Alan Kelly's Nap Of The Day

3.00pm Newmarket

Sacred looks a filly to follow for the rest of the season

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At 11/8 a £10 bet would return £23.75

Newmarket

October 07, 2022

3:00 pm BST


2.10pm Chepstow, 2m 3 1/2f - Gentle Connections (Each Way)

The Harry Skelton stable are represented by both favourite Quid Pro Quo, the mount of Harry Skelton, and the Lorcan Williams ridden GENTLE CONNECTIONS (e.w.) in this Grade 2 contest (named in honour of the great Champion Hurdler of the 1960′s), who is in receipt of the 7lb mares’ allowance from her seven rivals.

The betting would suggest that the JP McManus-owned Beat Hollow gelding is expected to prove best of the duo. But at a double-figure price I think the daughter of Gentlewave, winner of her last four starts over hurdles, albeit at a much lower level, could prove the each-way value of the race.

The five-year-old mare has not been tested in winning minor events at Southwell, Hexham and Newton Abbot (twice) and may prove to be better than her current mark of 119 would suggest.

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Alan's Tip

2.10pm Chepstow

Harry Skelton's Gentle Connections looks the each way value bet

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At 16/1 a £10 win bet would return £170

Chepstow

October 07, 2022

2:10 pm BST


2.40pm York, 1m - Isla Kai (Each Way) (Longshot)

With the ground expected to ride on the easy side of good on the Knavesmire, I think it is worth giving Nigel Tinkler’s Royal Hunt Cup sixth ISLA KAI (e.w.) another chance off the gelding’s lowest rating since landing a hat-trick of victories in 2021.

All of those wins were achieved under good to soft or soft conditions and apart from when disappointing at Doncaster on his most recent start, there were genuine excuses for the four-year-old’s other three defeats since that excellent effort at the royal meeting.

The mount of 3lb claimer Faye McManoman looks to have a decent draw in stall nine and if the son of Awtaad can get into a nice rhythm up front, is more than capable of running a big race off a mark 8lb lower than was the case in Ascot’s famous one mile handicap.

In a field of 20 there are plenty of horses with strong claims, in particular Helm Rock, Empirestateofmind and at a big price the Dianne Sayer-trained Redarna.

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Alan Kelly's Longshot

2.40pm York

Nigel Tinkler's Isla Kai is worth another chance from stall nine

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At 16/1 a £10 win bet would return £170

York

October 07, 2022

2:40 pm BST


3.00pm Newmarket, 7f - Sacred (Nap)

After making an excellent start to the season when beaten only a length in fifth place behind Naval Crown in Royal Ascot’s Group 1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes, it has to be said that the next two performances by the William Haggas-trained SACRED were slightly disappointing when contesting a couple of Group 2 races at Goodwood and York.

However, the daughter of Exceed And Excel could not have been more impressive in winning a Listed race at Newbury last time, storming six and a half lengths clear of runner-up Saleymm after travelling supremely well throughout the seven furlong contest. The mount of Tom Marquand looks a filly to follow for the rest of the season and should outclass her seven rivals, the best of which could be stablemate Purplepay.

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Alan Kelly's Nap Of The Day

3.00pm Newmarket

Sacred can bring home the bacon under Tom Marquand

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At 11/8 a £10 bet would return £23.75

Newmarket

October 07, 2022

3:00 pm BST


3.35pm Newmarket, 1m - Library (Each Way)

Odds-on favourite Commissioning looked a top class filly when running out an easy winner of the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes at headquarters last month, pulling clear of her field in the closing stages. While it is hard to find fault with that performance, several of her main rivals failed to run up to their best form and with that in mind an each-way alternative to the short priced favourite could pay dividends.

Doncaster’s May Hill 1-2 Polly Pott and Novakai are capable of making the frame. But we have yet to see the best of Ballydoyle’s LIBRARY (e.w.) and this well-bred filly is clearly a work in progress and capable of significant improvement.

The daughter of Galileo will appreciate this extra furlong after failing to match the winner Zarinsk for pace in a 7f Listed race at Leopardstown last month. Trainer Aidan O’Brien is sure to have the filly spot-on for this Group 1 assignment, a race the stable has won on five occasions.

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Alan's Tip

3.35pm Newmarket

There looks more to come from Ballydoyle's well bred filly Library

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At 10/1 a £10 win bet would return £110

Newmarket

October 07, 2022

3:35 pm BST


4.10pm Newmarket, 1m 4f - Simply Sondheim (Each Way) (Next Best)

A fiercely competitive mile and a half three-year-old handicap to end ITV4′s marathon Friday afternoon coverage. La Yakel, First Ruler and Sea King are just three of many for which a decent case can be made. But the winning run of the George Boughey-trained SIMPLY SONDHEIM (e.w.) may not yet have come to its end after the Pivotal gelding’s six consecutive victories over the last four months or so.

The first of those wins were achieved off an opening handicap mark of only 56, since when the mount of David Egan’s rating has risen by 31lb. The improved performer has enjoyed a break of six weeks since his summer of success and is fancied to carry on where he left off in receipt of weight from all of his rivals.

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Alan Kelly's Next Best

4.10pm Newmarket

George Boughey's Simply Sondheim can pick up where he left off in the summer

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At 10/1 a £10 win bet would return £110

Newmarket

October 07, 2022

4:10 pm BST


* Odds correct at the time of writing but subject to change.

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