Free Horse Racing Tips

Alan Kelly’s Horse Racing Tips for Thursday 21st July

Horse racing tips for the meetings at Sandown, Doncaster & Newbury on Thursday


Weekly Horse Racing Blog: Johnstone Winners / Cheltenham Prospects / RIP Wichita

Some decent Flat racing action on Thursday and we have tips for the meetings at Sandown in the afternoon and Doncaster and Newbury in the evening.

8.25pm Doncaster - Eagle’s Way (Nap of the Day)

A typical Sir Mark Prescott improver, the unexposed son of Gleneagles looks the type to show significant improvement in the months ahead and can defy a 6lb penalty for his recent victory at Brighton.


3.35pm Sandown - Tregony (Longshot)

Few of the eight runners for this mile and a quarter handicap can safely be dismissed, in particular, joint bottom weights Saigon and Light Up Our Stars. The former, a son of Frankel, opened his account at the fifth time of asking when just getting the better of fellow rival Lady Reset at Salisbury last month and is open to more improvement. Light Up Our Stars, however, will be trying to win for the fifth time in his last six starts and could still be ahead of the handicapper on a mark of 75.

The each-way selection, however, is Tregony from the Clive Cox stable who has yet to trouble the judge this season but won four races off the belt at around this time last year. The mount of Adam Kirby looked an unlucky loser on her reappearance at Windsor back in April when getting no run at all in finishing a close fourth behind Darlectable You.

The filly has been keen on her last two starts when ridden by Liam Keniry and Hollie Doyle respectively and if Kirby can make a better job of restraining the daughter of New Bay, Tregony is fancied to get back to winning ways over what is probably her best trip.


7.08pm Newbury - God Of Thunder (Next Best)

Bottom weight Tessy Lad is due to go up 3lb in future and will be fancied to take this 1m 2f handicap off a lowly mark of 60 following a narrow defeat at Ffos Las recently when sent off a well-supported 13/8 favourite.

The mount of George Rooke could well prove better than his current rating. But on this occasion it is one of the two Richard Hannon runners who makes most appeal in the shape of dual runner-up God Of Thunder.

Unraced as a juvenile, the Tagula colt made little show on his first three starts this season when unfancied before beating all bar the bang-in form Simply Sondheim on Lingfield’s all-weather surface last month. Sam Hitchcott’s mount, after looking all over the winner at Nottingham on his most recent start, got pipped right on the post by Caesar’s Palace with 9/4 favourite At Liberty some four lengths back in third.

God Of Thunder has been raised 3lb for that effort and only needs to make normal improvement to open his account in a race of this nature with conditions to suit.

horse
Alan's Next Best

7.08pm Newbury

God Of Thunder looks a solid bet in this contest for trainer Richard Hannon

fire

At 4/1 a £10 bet would return £50

7.08pm Newbury

July 21, 2022

7:08 pm BST


8.08pm Newbury - Must Be Royale

Port Noir looked to be running into form when just failing to catch the winner Adaay In Asia at Chepstow last time, the nearest the mare has come to winning in eight outings this year. That was a pretty weak affair however and the daughter of Harbour Watch is worth opposing with the Michael Appleby-trained Must Be Royale.

This will be just the fourth start on turf for the mount of Hollie Doyle, who may have been unsuited by the soft ground on his two most recent starts at Goodwood and Yarmouth. A repeat of the four-year-old’s half-length third of 13 in a competitive Kempton handicap at the beginning of June should be good enough to win this Class 5 contest.

horse
Alan's Tip

8.08pm Newbury

Must Be Royale can go close with conditions to suit

fire

At 4/1 a £10 bet would return £50

8.08pm Newbury

July 21, 2022

8:08 pm BST


8.25pm Doncaster - Eagle’s Way (Nap of the Day)

The unexposed Eagle’s Way looks like a typical Sir Mark Prescott inmate who could easily set up a sequence following the gelding’s recent victory at Brighton, the son of Gleneagles’ first run for 230 days.

Sent off at odds of 50/1, 80/1 and 150/1 on his three starts as a juvenile last year, the mount of Luke Morris was more than expected to put those efforts behind him when starting the 6/4 market leader for that Class 5 Brighton maiden handicap.

Despite still looking very green, Eagle’s Way finished well on top at the end of that mile and a quarter contest and with a huge amount of improvement expected, a 6lb penalty (due to go up 9lb in the future) is unlikely to stop the selection from following up against a field of moderate rivals, the best of which is probably last week’s easy Beverley winner Shimmering Sands.

horse
Alan's Nap of the Day

8.25pm Doncaster

Eagle's Way can follow up his recent Brighton success

fire

At 2/1 a £10 bet would return £30

8.25pm Doncaster

July 21, 2022

8:25 pm BST


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


Bet365 logo

Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

Alan Kelly

Alan Kelly

A horse racing expert on Freebets.com for over a decade, Alan Kelly has you covered with his daily racing tips.