Timeform highlight the best bets at Towcester and Romford on Friday.
"Wide Open can gain compensation in heat three of the Madri Excepcional Ladies Stakes having had no luck in a respective Derby heat last month."
The Sportystuff TV Puppy Cup heats gets underway this evening and, in an intriguing heat, BLACKHOUSE HARRY (Trap 4, 18:50 Towcester) can build on a solid C&D trial five days ago and come out on top. One of the leading youngsters at Newcastle, he boasts a fine blend of speed and stamina, that which he has advertised to excellent effect in winning two of his last three starts. This stiff 500-metre test promises to play to the strengths of the son of Confident Rankin and, with racing room, he can build on his latest trial effort and continue the good work.
Romford play host to their usual mix of graded/open action this evening and our second selection this evening comes in heat two of Romford Friday Night 500 Maidens with HAWTHORN BEST (Trap 6, 18:58 Romford) fancied to come out on top. The draw in stripes may not be an inconvenience for the middle seed, not least with potential for trouble to his inner and, having won convincingly in A1 on his latest competitive outing, all looks set fair for another big run.
WIDE OPEN (Trap 1, 19:48 Towcester) can gain compensation in heat three of the Madri Excepcional Ladies Stakes having had no luck in a respective Derby heat last month. A low-mileage, fast trapping bitch, her race was effectively over at the first bend two weeks ago (badly crowded). Rating the likely leader on the rails in our book, she holds excellent claims on expected final time and, with a swift break, can quickly have matters in hand to book her place in the final.