Horse Racing Tips

Newmarket Racing Tips: Dual Identity a strong fancy

Timeform's Andrew Asquith picks out three bets at Newmarket

"...another big run is expected with conditions in his favour..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Newmarket on Friday.

NAP: Dual Identity looks well treated

Dual Identity - 15:15 Newmarket

Dual Identity arrives in top form having run a cracker in defeat in the Cambridgeshire at this course last time, shaping better than the bare result and arguably unlucky not to win. He did comfortably the best of the octet that raced on the far side, leading the group and overall entering the final furlong and only headed close home by two who raced on the stands' rail. The handicapper may have taken a chance raising him just 4 lb in the weights and another big run is expected with conditions in his favour.

NEXT BEST: Primi Ordinis worth another chance

Primi Ordinis - 16:25 Newmarket

Primi Ordinis was well supported on handicap debut at Kempton last month but she didn't live up to market expectations, made to look quite slow in a race which wasn't run at a strong gallop. She had shaped with plenty of promise in her qualifying runs over shorter trips, though, so is well worth another chance to prove herself well handicapped. The ground shouldn't pose a problem given how she gallops and she remains less exposed than most she'll meet at this level.

EACH WAY: Novel Legend has more to offer

Novel Legend - 15:50 Newmarket

Novel Legend had shaped well on his previous two starts in handicaps and duly opened his account stepped up to a mile and three quarters at Chester last time. He relished the longer trip that day, clearly a stronger stayer than his pedigree suggests, and he had a bit up his sleeve that day. This looks a stronger race, but a subsequent 3 lb rise looks lenient enough, and there should be even more to come from him now tackling two miles.

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