Bets Of The Day: Lightening to flash her speed in the Rockfel

Alan is hoping for profit from his two win selections at Newmarket
Alan is hoping for profit from his two win selections at Newmarket

Alan Dudman had four winners from his previous stint, and he takes over from a successful seven days tipping from Alan Thompson. He heads to Newmarket on Friday in search of a profit...


"Her debut win came at Leopardstown over 7f, and she beat Bye Bye Baby a shade snugly despite the small margin. She made her move four wide off the turn, and the pair were four lengths clear. She gets my vote."

Back Lightening Quick @ 4/1 Sportsbook in the 15:00 Newmarket (PROMO RACE)

14:25 Newmarket - Improving Fleur worth following


John Gosden's To Eternity beat quite a few of her rivals today in the Listed Chalice Stakes on the July course earlier in the season. She was the only one to race on the stands' side that afternoon under James Doyle, and there's a chance she was greatly flattered by her six length victory. She was well beaten next time in the Geoffrey Freer.

This doesn't look the strongest of Group 3 races, and beyond Mori at the top of the market, this is wide open. I don't want to take the near 2/1 on Mori.

That leaves me with James Fanshawe's Fleur Forsyte. She was one of those beaten behind To Eternity in August, and I am hoping she can reverse the form.

She's a filly that is improving fast judged on her win at York in the Listed Galtres, and she kept on really well as befits one with a family that includes Duncan, Samuel and Gretchen.

Rain is forecast, and she acts in good to soft from what we have seen so far. If it becomes wetter, she looks all about stamina, which can help for this race.


15:00 Newmarket - Lyons' filly to roar in Rockfel


We head to the Group 2 Rockfel, and the 110-rated Nyaleti sets the clear standard. However, she's had plenty of runs and the lightly-raced fillies can now catch her up - and that was displayed with her defeat behind Laurens at Doncaster last time.

A juvenile on the up is the Ger Lyons-trained Lightening Quick, a once-raced filly who is priced up at 4/1 on the Sportsbook.

Whilst the 1,000 Guineas entry doesn't mean an awful lot at this stage, she is bred to be rather good out of Frankel and a Cheveley Park winner - who incidentally was trained by Lyons.

We'd obviously like to see a bit more in terms of form, but that's the risk after just one run - as these later types can improve massively from first to second outing.

Her debut win came at Leopardstown over 7f, and she beat Bye Bye Baby a shade snugly despite the small margin. She made her move four-wide off the turn, and the pair were four lengths clear. She gets my vote.


Friday's Recommended Bets

Back Fleur Forsyte 0.5pt @ 9/2 Sportsbook in the 14:25 at Newmarket (PROMO RACE)
Back Lightening Quick 0.5pt @ 4/1 Sportsbook in the 15:00 Newmarket (PROMO RACE)


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