Looking to place a bet ahead of the weekend?
Put the champagne on ice because racing expert Luke Elder has three selections on Friday for Lingfield Park and Newcastle, and it may just make your Friday feeling even sweeter.
Racing betting tips: Friday, March 5
3.45 Lingfield Park - Trinity Girl
We're back on the all weather track at Lingfield, with a decent seven-race card to get your teeth stuck into.
The stayers take to the stage in the lucky last, and Lucie Richards' Murhib arrives in good form for this, hitting the frame in his last five runs, four of which have come at Lingfield.
Torolight goes up in trip after winning here last time out and Adam Kirby gets his leg up to try and get his head in front once more. However, it's Trinity Girl and Jessica Macey which appeal, with the former having run well on the all weather surface before.
Luke Elder says: "Going down in trip to 1m 5f here will be no sort of issue, and this horse has run well at Lingfield in the past.
"Jessica Macey has made a pretty bright start to her training life and I think Trinity Girl has more to come off a mark of 70."
5.15 Newcastle - Dirham Emirati
The twilight meeting comes from Gosforth Park, with a seven-race card on the tapeta surface.
The novices take to the stage in a competitive curtain raiser over 1m 4f. Home and Dry makes his debut for the all-time leading trainer, Mark Johnston.
She Is Fierce represents Andrew Balding, Simon and Ed Crisford's Act Naturally and Reverential - who is saddled by George Scott - have the benefit of two runs in their girth. However, it is Dirham Emirati who particularly appeals.
Luke Elder says: "My preference would be for Dirham Emirati, who finished an encouraging fifth on debut at Kempton.
"He perhaps got a little bit too far behind early and was a touch green in the hands of Tom Marquand [that day].
"That race at Kempton is working out pretty nicely. Glentaneous is now a winner, he finished back in second on that occasion; he was the only other horse, really, to get further back in the race, but did stay on nicely in the closing stages. Also, the fourth-horse Laos has gone on to win since."
Dirham Emirati plugged away nicely on debut for David Simcock, and looks sure to appreciate the step up to the extended 1m 4f, after running over the mile last time.
Luke Elder says: "I do think Reverential might well be the main danger; he finished second to a nice sort at Wolverhampton on his second start, and has got the experience, but I do think Dirham Emirati, going up in trip and being by Vadamos, will be no sort of issue.
"I don't think the surface or track will cause any problems either."
6.15 Newcastle - Mondammej
The sprinters take to the track at 6.15, with a competitive looking class 4 handicap over the minimum distance of 5f.
Both Buniann and Saluti represent Paul Midgley. All weather stalwart, Mick Appleby sends Raasel, whereas the evergreen Duke of Firenze derives from David Griffths' yard.
Roger Fell saddles up Dapper Man. Antony Brittain's horse, Mondammej - ridden by Cam Hardie - is the selection of Elder, who is willing to forgive this four-year-old's last run on the fibresand at Southwell, where he didn't appreciate the surface or the kick-back.
Luke Elder says: "[This horse] has run much better at Newcastle, including when winning on debut. He did run well here a couple of outings ago - it's a track that suits him far greater."
There isn't a great deal of pace in this race, with most of the runners usually preferring to track the pace, and this may well not play into the hands of Mondammej, who has a tendency to take a keen hold.
It is sure not to suit Duke of Firenze, who enjoys coming off a break-neck gallop to pick up the pieces later on in the race.
Luke Elder says: "He does need to settle a touch better, that was a slight problem a couple of outings ago, finishing third - that was in a good race though, behind Be Proud.
"I think this is a touch easier, and Mondammej - if he can put things together - can be the one to beat."