Horse Racing Tips

Newmarket Racing Tips: Island Star ready to win again

Andrew Asquith outlines the Timeform view at Newmarket on Friday

"...he still appeals as being a couple of steps ahead of the handicapper despite a 4 lb rise..."

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


Newmarket - 19:30 - Back Island Star

Island Star showed much improved form when getting off the mark on his first start for Roger Varian at Kempton in April and that form hasn't worked out badly.

He has improved in defeat on his last two start in handicaps, unlucky to bump into some better treated types, and he really caught the eye with his finishing effort at Sandown last time. He ran on in the style of a horse who is sure to win more races and he still appeals as being a couple of steps ahead of the handicapper despite a 4 lb rise.


Newmarket - 17:55 - Back Queen's Reign

Queen's Reign cost 280,000 guineas as a yearling and she made a promising start to her career when third at Haydock last month. That was a steadily-run race and she was caught further back than ideal, doing well to finish as close as she did given the two her beat her were ridden much more prominently.

Queen's Reign also left the impression she would come on a fair bit for the experience, and that form sets the standard in this field, so she is taken to put her experience to good use for a yard in good spirits following a Royal Ascot win on Thursday.

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