Horse Racing Tips

Southwell Racing Tips: High hopes for Heathen

Horse racing at Southwell
Southwell provides the all-weather action on Friday

Timeform's Tony McFadden highlights a Nap and Next Best selection at Southwell on Friday.

Southwell Nap - 18:00 - Back Heathen

Heathen lost his way for Ed Dunlop but he got firmly back on track when bolting up over this course and distance a couple of weeks ago on his first start for David O'Meara.

Heathen travelled well, led a couple of furlongs out and readily drew clear for a four-length success, taking advantage of a fall in the weights that had seen him drop back to his last winning mark.

A 6 lb rise in the weights looks fair enough given the ease of that success and he could still have a bit more to offer for his new yard.

Back Heathen @ 5/23.50 on Betfair Sportsbook

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Southwell Next Best - 17:30 - Back Likeashadow

Likeashadow registered back-to-back wins at Newcastle in October/November and has remained in good form since, hitting the frame on both subsequent starts.

Likashadow was unsuited by being held up in a race run at a steady gallop on his penultimate start, while things also didn't go his way when a close-up fourth over this course and distance a couple of weeks ago as he was short of room at a crucial stage after travelling fluently and making headway.

Likeashadow looked unlucky not to win last time so should give a good account off the same mark here.

Back Likeashadow @ 9/43.25 on Betfair Sportsbook

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