Timeform pick out three bets from Newmarket and Newcastle on Friday...
"Most of the runners in this mile-and-a-quarter handicap look exposed but not Four On Eight, who is on a steady upward curve..."
Rocket Ronnie - Newmarket 17:45
Rocket Ronnie was only beaten a neck by Jacbequick at Beverley last time, but deserves extra credit after suffering a slow start and meeting interference in the straight. He won two handicaps last year, the second on heavy ground, and is taken to return to winning ways here under George Baker for the first time (Jockey Uplift on the Timeform Race Card). Lord Reason has improved for his new stable and could be the selection's biggest danger back over a mile.
Gerry The Glover - Newcastle 18:10
Gerry The Glover has been competing in better races than this 0-85 handicap without much going his way so there's every chance he can capitalise on a reduced mark down in grade, with it anticipated he will get the strong pace that suits him so well with Count Montecristo, Mutamid and Hernando Torres in opposition. Gerry The Glover is now off the lowest mark he's been on this season, just 1 lb above the mark he won off 12 months ago.
Four On Eight - Newmarket 20:25
Most of the runners in this mile-and-a-quarter handicap look exposed but not Four On Eight, who is on a steady upward curve and has more improvement in the locker now stepping up in trip. He also hails from the Luca Cumani yard which has just turned a corner, with one of it's recent winners being Banksea who was, like Four on Eight, a three-year-old taking on older horses in a handicap when successful at Pontefract.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
Back Rocket Ronnie in the 17:45 at Newmarket
Back Gerry The Glover in the 18:10 at Newcastle
Back Four On Eight in the 20:25 at Newmarket