Friday's Newmarket best bets and racing tips: Simply Sondheim can make it six from six

Newmarket provides Friday afternoon's selection of hot tips from the Planet Sport experts on August 26.

Newmarket puts its July Course to bed this weekend, so it's the perfect time to land a few winners with our tips.

Here's a quick run through of our selections for Friday's races. You can view the results and the racecards by using the Planet Sport live centre.


13:25 (Newmarket) Ananda

14:00 (Newmarket) Piastrella

14:35 (Newmarket) Classic

15:10 (Newmarket) Shigar

15:45 (Newmarket) Flor De La Luna

16:20 (Newmarket) Simply Sondheim

16:54 (Newmarket) Thunder Legend

Flor De La Luna is a fascinating contender in the Bet Online With Handicap at Newmarket.

14:35 (Newmarket) Classic

Classic may have been beaten as an odds-on favourite at Goodwood, but it was still a very encouraging effort and confirmed the ability he displayed on debut.

The son of Dubawi remains open to further improvement and is clearly the one to beat.

Berkshire Phantom has been knocking on the door and he should not be underestimated, while Obelix is related to plenty of winners and changed hands for 300,000 euros at a breeze-up sale earlier in the year.

15:45 (Newmarket) Flor De La Luna

Flor De La Luna is a fascinating contender in the Bet Online With Handicap at Newmarket.

A Curragh maiden winner for Jessica Harrington back in October 2020, the daughter of Sea The Moon was placed at Listed level on her first start last year but struggled to make any further impact and after trailing home last on her return at Cork in April, she was sent to the sales.

Snapped by for just 22,000 guineas in July, she is now with Mick Appleby, who has a proven track record of placing horses just like this to good effect.

Having a first try in handicaps, her mark of 97 is obviously high enough, but if she can show anywhere near her previous best, she might not be out of it.

16:20 (Newmarket) Simply Sondheim

Simply Sondheim has been a winning machine this term and can make it six from six in the Jenningsbet Britain's Biggest Independent Bookmaker Handicap.

Trained by George Boughey, the three-year-old looked nothing special as a juvenile, but a gelding operation and a winter on his back has seemingly turned him around as he has notched up wins at Hamilton, Leicester, Lingfield, Goodwood and Newcastle.

Having started the year on a mark of 56, he is now some 30lb higher but given the manner of his latest win, he might not have reached his ultimate destination yet.

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