Friday's Newbury best bets and racing tips: Dettori to score on Bresson and Lisboa

Planet Sport tipsters are at Newbury cooking up some tasty selections on Friday, July 15.

Friday's racing at Newbury feels like a bit of a warm-up for the Lord Mayor's show, and I'm not talking about Saturday's Weatherbys Super Sprint card on Saturday. It's the Craig David appearance at the track that everyone is really looking forward too.

That it's advertised on Newbury's website as 'Weatherbys Super Sprint Starring Craig David' makes me think he's in one of the races, maybe the one that has no horses declared. He could win that.

Anyway, here's a quick run through of today's selections, and you can get all the latest racecards and results by using Planet Sport's live race centre.

13:00 (Newbury) Bresson

13:33 (Newbury) Lisboa

14:08 (Newbury) Swingalong

14:43 (Newbury) Dancing Tango

15:18 (Newbury) Vaynor

15:53 (Newbury) Chateau

16:28 (Newbury) Moonlight Frolic

17:05 (Newbury) Zulu Tracker

13:00 (Newbury) Bresson

Frankie Dettori and John and Thady Gosden's sabbatical is over and they could make hay while the sun definitely shines when they link up with Bresson in the opening R & M Electrical EBF Novice Stakes.

The Juddmonte-owned son of Dubawi, who is out of the Group Three-winning Shutter Speed, looks primed to strike at the third attempt following two encouraging performances so far.

On his first outing he finished a more than respectable third to the useful Sydneyarms Chelsea, before coming within a head of beating subsequent Superlative Stakes runner-up, Victory Dance, when hunted down late at Newmarket on his second start.

The regally-bred colt looks a winner in waiting and could have been found the perfect opportunity by connections to open his account.

13:33 (Newbury) Lisboa

There could be further success for Dettori and the Gosdens in the second division of the R & M Electrical EBF Novice Stakes when the Clarehaven team unleash Lisboa, a Galileo colt out of a Group-placed six-furlong winner.

Silver Knott makes plenty of appeal on his first start, having cost 725,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 in October, with his Group 1-winning dam a half-sister to Postponed, who won at the highest level on four occasions.

Chaldean shaped with promise when fifth here on debut last month and the extra furlong is likely to see him step forward.

15:53 (Newbury) Chateau

Chateau can prove he is lord of the manor at Newbury when he bids for Listed honours in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (IRE) Incentive Scheme Rose Bowl Stakes.

Andrew Balding's youngster has looked a fine operator in his three starts so far and has a great opportunity to reverse form with his conqueror on Salisbury debut, Remarkable Force.

The son of Havana Gold was an eye-catching third on that occasion having encountered plenty of traffic problems in running and he didn't have the smoothest passage once again when opening his account at Beverley next time.

That teed the colt up nicely for a run in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and he went on to perform respectably from a low draw, finishing fourth to the well-regarded winner Little Big Bear.

The form of that race has a strong look to it with the second bolting up in Listed company on his next start, while Wodao (eighth) and Ramazan (11th) are others to come out of the race and score since.

With that in mind, this looks the perfect place for Chateau to step up in trip to six furlongs for the first time.

Latest news