Friday's Racing Multiple comes from Newbury and Alan Dudman has picked out King Of Conquest and Albasheer to win while the sports wager is counting on Newcastle goals...
"He does hold a Group 2 entry later in the season, so it's encouraging that his trainer Owen Burrows evidently still has faith in him despite a solitary appearance this term."
Appleby can bag his third Haynes, Hanson and Clark
With a non-runner yesterday and a fourth with Princess Nadia, the winning run this week came to an end unfortunately. However, there's an excellent meeting at Newbury on Friday with some potential top-notchers and stars of the future.
One often pops up in the 2yo race - the Hayes, Hanson and Clark, although the doyen of this remains the great Shergar who won in 1980. In more recent times Nayef earned his place in the roll of honour, and so has Charlie Appleby with Yibir and Pinzolo proving successful. Incidentally, the former is chasing glory in the $1million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont this weekend.
Closer to home, Appleby's King Of Conquest is taken to get us off to a good start at 11/8 following a most impressive debut at Sandown last month.
He raced professionally throughout in that, taking a lead from the front-running Artaois (who has since won at Chester to boost the form) before putting the race to bed. Who didn't look a horse with an instant burst of speed over 7f and the slow early fractions wouldn't have been beneficial. But a shake of the reins down the straight was a prelude to a most exciting final furlong as he breezed away.
The 900,000gns purchase wasn't exactly cheap, but he does hold a Group 1 entry at Doncaster and his trainer is operating at nigh-on 40% as a strike-rate at the moment. King Of Conquest should handle the rise in class and step up in distance well and looks exciting.
Burrows can get the best out of one-time smart juvenile
The Dubai Duty Free Cup looks a superb race with the top three in the betting all from Godolphin. Silent Escape perhaps appears the most interesting out of the blue trio as she was quite impressive at Sandown last time out.
However, Albasheer was a very exciting juvenile and he should come on from his rather belated reappearance at Salisbury. The 6f trip was against him, as was the lack of pace in a field of three. It was slightly underwhelming, but it's far too soon to write off a 110-rated runner.
He dazzled on debut last term at Doncaster when he blitzed a field by 6L. He raced out wide in that too but floated into contention without the jockey ever having to ask him for an effort. His assignments at Group level followed with a second in the Champagne Stakes and a run in the Dewhurst.
He does hold a Group 2 entry later in the season, so it's encouraging that his trainer Owen Burrows evidently still has faith in him despite a solitary appearance this term.
This race is also an EXTRA PLACE SPECIAL on the Sportsbook if you are playing on the win single.
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Timeform says: "Surrey Gold showed much improved form when winning a handicap over 11 furlongs at this course in May and he hasn't been seen to best effect on both of his starts since, seemingly not relishing the longer trip in the ultra-competitive Melrose at York last time. The drop to a mile and a half should be perfect for him and the feeling is he has more to offer from this sort of mark, so he is taken to bounce back."
Andy Schooler says: "Newcastle to score two or more at 5/4, a bet which clearly allows Leeds to win or draw the game, which I'd expect to be high-scoring. Leeds have conceded 2+ in three of their four games and their problems appear to have deepened this week."
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