Today's Racing News: Gosden has the ammo for an assault on Doncaster with Existent

Gosden is out in force at Doncaster today.

Daryl Carter is here to guide you through Friday's racing, highlight those Sportsbook market movers, and offer up a Doncaster bet.

"However, John and Thady Gosden have a 19.1% strike rate with horses that have been off for 100 days or more at this venue, and he looked one to follow with an eye-catching display in last years Coventry Stakes."

It's Friday, and along with it comes a bumper day of racing action across the country. Yarmouth, Doncaster, Newmarket, Newcastle, Chester and Curragh are your choices on a busy Friday.

Cartmel has been abandoned after 17mm of rain leaves standing water in places.

Money Talk - Friday

Money Talk continues to highlight the Betfair Sportsbook big-money moves to keep you in the loop. This section will now highlight market moves between 1:00am and 9:00am.

13:40 Doncaster - Qasbaz 14/1 into 11/1
16:35 Doncaster - Mariegold 8/1 into 6/1
18:45 Newcastle - Count D'Orsay 13/2 into 9/2
20:05 Newmarket - Gal Wonder 9/4 into 13/8

Market say's no!

Which horses at the head of the market are on the drift on the Betfair Sportsbook this morning?

13:30 Yarmouth - Pure Charmer 15/8 OUT 3/1
16:35 Doncaster - Monbaher 10/11 OUT 11/8

Mark your card - Friday

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The Betfair Sportsbook are paying extra places on 14 races today across the country, and you can find them here.

Newcastle's feature race is the 19:20 William Hill Hoppings Fillies' Stakes in which trainer William Haggas will look for back to back wins in the race with his entries, Lilac Road and Sea Empress. If you fancy a lay bet take a closer look at this fav.

John and Thady Gosden are out in force at Doncaster including with two Cheveley park owned runners - 14:50 Implore and 15:25 Existent.

The trainer has a strong quartet of runners and will look to enhance their strike rate of 28% from their last 50 runners at this venue. They also saddle 16:00 Free Wind and 16:35 Monbaher.

Frankies not there for fun

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Newmarket's evening card looks a belter, and the 20:05 Rich Energy Sugar-Free Fillies' Novice Stakes sees Frankie Dettori make an unusual midweek appearance on Gal Wonder 2.89/5 for last years winning connections, John and Thady Gosden.

Over at Chester, Sir Michael Stoute will bid for back to back Roodee Handicap's in the finale at 20:45, and he books Hollie Doyle for Qaasid, which will be just her third ride for the trainer.

Tip alert

I am happy to advise a bet here on the 15:25 runner Existent, who returns from a 244-day lay-off. However, John and Thady Gosden have a 19.1% strike rate with horses that have been off for 100 days or more at this venue, and he looked one to follow with an eye-catching display in last years Coventry Stakes.

He kept some warm company last year, and his Royal Ascot run can be significantly upgraded after an untidy start. At the same time, his demolition job at Newmarket on his penultimate outing still lives long in the memory.

The step-up in trip, first-time cheek-pieces and a potentially lenient opening handicap mark of 88 makes him an attractive proposition at 4/1 (3/1 or bigger).

Timeform on a safe-cracking mission at the Curragh

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The Timeform team continue to prove why they are the best in the business (other than me) and provide three of their best in Ireland.

Read Timeform tips here.

Race of the day

Newmarket host some great action on Friday, and the best is saved until last in the 20:35 Rich Energy Powering Premium Handicap. It looks tricky, so hopefully, I can shed some light on the contest.

Passion And Glory looked potentially top-class when scoring on return from Dubai at Lingfield 11 days ago and is five pounds well-in under his penalty.

He boasts a good piece of course form, has no question marks about the return to turf and looks on the upgrade with little to no negatives.

If we are picky, he does need to prove he can handle a quick turnaround and he does saddle a big weight against a potentially progressive three-year-old but this looks some good placing by connections.

Three-year-old's have a great record at this time of year given their allowance, and in this case, Mashoor will receive 12lbs from his elders.

He has given mixed signals about his ability in three starts. He was a good winner at Nottingham in a race where the form has taken a few knocks, but then failed to take a step forward when caught late at Chelmsford last time.

On balance, his handicap mark doesn't look like a gift, and there are too many unknowns about him to be taking sub 2/1.

Balgair caught the eye in the Zetland Gold Cup behind Good Birthday, who re-rivals today (that one had the run of the race) when finishing on the bridle, and a return to his favoured Newmarket off the same handicap mark looks a big positive.

He has always looked as though he would benefit from this step up in trip and has some strong handicap form to his name, and he may not be done improving just yet.

He probably lacks the scope of the favourite and the class edge, but he is sure to be in the mix at the business end, and if touching a double-figure price, I couldn't put you off.

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17:55 Melody Of Life, 19:40 Bellport and 20:45 Rival can all be backed through the Sportsbook or Exchange.

Final Word

Today, a busy day before we head into the weekend, but Saturday looks just as hectic with six meetings, including the Irish Derby at the Curragh.

I can't help but think Wordsworth 14/1 is over-priced in that market after a very encouraging display when second in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot last week.

Connections made the quick return with last years winner Santiago who managed to do the double, and it could be the same story here.

Best of luck with whatever you are betting this weekend.

Until Monday, be lucky.

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