Friday's Newbury racing tips: Tacarib Bay can strike gold in Listed company

Planet Sport tipsters have some interesting selections ahead of Friday afternoon's meeting on September 16.

Eight races for the opening day of Newbury's Dubai Duty Free International weekend, let's give you the ammo to help bash the bookies.

You can get all the latest racecards and results from Newbury by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips with some more detail on our highlighted horses below.


13:07 (Newbury) Lajooje

13:43 (Newbury) Skysail

14:18 (Newbury) Crystallium

14:53 (Newbury) Haughty

15:28 (Newbury) Highbank

16:03 (Newbury) Tacarib Bay

16:35 (Newbury) Goolwa

17:05 (Newbury) Vee Sight

13:07 (Newbury) Lajooje

Lajooje shaped with plenty of encouragement when runner-up on his first start at Ffos Las, having shown signs of inexperience, and he is entitled to step forward from that display, especially with the significant booking of Ryan Moore in the saddle.

Verdansk was third on his debut over C&D and is likely to enter calculations along with Dance Acclaim, who performed well at Newmarket last time, and Dancing Gypsy.

15:28 (Newbury) Highbank

Highbank can add his name to an illustrious roll of honour in the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes.

The mile contest has famously produced some truly brilliant winners over the years, from the likes of Shergar, Rainbow Quest and Unfuwain in the 1980s, King's Theatre in the 90s and Nayef in 2000, with plenty of other high-class names dotted through time.

It has not had quite the same cache in recent years, but 2020 winner Yibir is now something of an international star while last season's hero Zechariah was only narrowly denied by subsequent St Leger hero Eldar Eldarov at Royal Ascot and he beat Irish Derby winner Westover 12 months ago.

Highbank is sure to be a popular pick for this year's renewal of the mile event after an impressive debut victory at Newmarket in July, coming home just short of four lengths clear of two subsequent winners without his rider ever having to really get to work.

Highbank had to wait for a gap to appear that day, but when he did spot a route through, the Kingman colt showed a fine change of gear and while he must shoulder a penalty for that success, Charlie Appleby's charge can rise to the challenge and stake his claim for next years Classics.

16:03 (Newbury) Tacarib Bay

Tacarib Bay has been set some tough tasks during his career, but he can strike Listed gold in the Dubai Duty Free Cup Stakes.

Second in the Free Handicap at the start of the year, he then lined up as a 125/1 outsider in the 2000 Guineas, in which he unsurprisingly cut little ice.

A Haydock handicap win eventually followed, though, and he was probably a bit unfortunate to bump into Triple Time on his most recent start.

Pitched into Group Three company back at Haydock, Tacarib Bay grabbed second in the closing stages of a race that admittedly cut up due to the ground, but a similar run might be sufficient here.

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