October 22 racing tips and odds: Royal Invitation the hot ticket at Newcastle

Where better than Newcastle on a Friday night for some all-weather action? Planet Sport tipster Pete Farries puts his local knowledge to good use with a trio of hot-picks at the Toon track.

What Pete doesn't know about racing at Newcastle isn't worth knowing. These smooth tips have got to be worth a Newcastle Brown Ale or three.

7.00 Newcastle - Brazen Akoya

Pete fancies a daughter of the top class sprinter Brazen Beau in the five furlong dash.

Phillip Makin's two-year-old filly has come into her own on the all-weather with a first and second over the distance at Wolverhampton and our tipster is confident she can transfer that form to the Tapeta.

Here's a snippet of why Pete is brazenly backing this Makin runner.

"I really like this Phillip Makin runner, I think there's some talent in there for Brazen Akoya. We're going up against a runner who surely can't keep winning.

Now, of course, you say that and sometimes we see it, but I don't know that Pocket The Profit will carry on at Newcastle and while it is a course debut for Brazen Akoya, I think revenge will be taken by this runner".

8.00 Newcastle - Royal Invitation

Pete is going for the boys in blue in a black and white town by putting up Godolphin's Royal Invitation in the Novice Stakes.

Trained by Saaed Bin Suroor, Royal Invitation notched a third on debut behind the promising Alrehb at Lingfield. Ray Dawson gets the leg up.

Here's a snapshot of why Pete is hankering for a Royal Invitation.

"Gaassee was a phenomenal runaway winner at Chester not too long ago but that runaway victory will mean effectively Gaassee is going to be conceding seven pounds to Royal Invitation who was very impressive at Lingfield on debut and I think could turn out to be a very decent runner.

It's basically as simple as that, these two are the best in this field by, I think, a country mile and over a mile, I do think Royal Invitation might actually be the way to go."

8.30 Newcastle - Tamaska

Pete has gone for David O'Meara's Tamaska in the lucky last at Newcastle. A consistent enough sort, Tamaska won over the distance at Doncaster on turf on his penultimate appearance.

A second last time out on the all-weather behind the useful Brazen Bolt over course and distance looks decent.

Jason Watson gets the ride in the North East.

Here's just some of the reasons why Tamaska is tickling Pete's fancy.

"I do think the market is going to follow a little bit of money on NorthBound but I just think that Tamaska looks absolutely great value, a four times winner this year, a course and distance second in a handicap here last month.

Beaten by Brazen Bolt that day but I still think that Tamaska was very, very good.

I was surprised not to see Tamaska (at the time of recording) as market favourite and I'll be surprised not to see Tamaska get over the line first."

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