Friday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Chepstow, Newmarket and York

There's a mammoth nine races being shown live on ITV this Friday and, yes, you've guessed it - we've a tip for each.

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Selections:

1.35 Chepstow - Threeunderthrufive

1.50 Newmarket - Tardis

2.25 Newmarket - Pearl Glory

2.45 Chepstow - Up For Parol

3.00 Newmarket - Chindit

3.15 York - Poet's Dawn (each-way)

3.35 Newmarket - Inspiral

3.50 York - Fleurman

4.10 Newmarket - Candleford

1.35 Chepstow - Threeunderthrufive

All four runners are chase debutants coming off long layoffs of at least 170 days, so the market is going to prove most informative.

Paul Nicholls' Threeunderthrufive, the winner of four of his five starts over hurdles, has always promised to be an even better chaser and he may well prove good enough.

Paul Nicholls can be on the mark with Threeunderthrufive
Paul Nicholls can be on the mark with Threeunderthrufive

1.50 Newmarket - Tardis

This looks tough but against the near rail (low numbers) was the best place to be at the last meeting here and Tardis, who will exit from box three, is going to appreciate the drop back to a stiff 5f.

Undone by an extra furlong at Salisbury last time, when she didn't help her cause by getting warm beforehand and then endured a messy race, she is best judged on her previous Listed win at Newbury.

2.25 Newmarket - Pearl Glory

No standout filly in this 7f Group 3 but the chances are we've yet to see the best from Pearl Glory, who was doing all her best work at the finish over 6f last time and may have won with a clearer run.

The winner of her first two starts, she is bred to stay much further on her dam's side and the excellent record of her Newmarket trainer, Kevin Phillipart De Foy, with juveniles is another positive.

2.45 Chepstow - Up For Parol

Jamie Snowden has made a flying start to the jumps season and his Up For Parol, the trainer's pick in a recent stable tour, could get punters out of jail (sorry) in this Grade 2.

After two easy wins over 2m in lesser company, he should appreciate today's longer trip being a point winner and fitness won't be an issue as this race has been his target for a while.

3.00 Newmarket - Chindit

There's unlikely to be much between the Charlie Appleby-trained pair of Al Suhail and D'bai on recent form, and it's no surprise to see them heading the market.

But Chindit, who is rated their superior and gets a handy 2lb, has had a break since finishing fourth at Glorious Goodwood, where he would have finished closer with a clear run, and he's been highly tried since winning the Greenham in April.

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It would be no surprise to see him back to winning ways here, and at a good price too.

3.15 York - Poet's Dawn

It's hard to be confident about any of these so we'll roll the dice on relative outsider Poet's Dawn, who at least has a course win to his name and should get the soft ground he needs to show his best.

He's been running on mainly faster ground since posting back-to-back wins on soft in the spring, both times under today's conditional rider Ella McCain.

She claims a very handy 5lb and the gelding, who has slipped back to his last winning mark, ought to give a give us a run for our money in a wide open handicap.

3.35 Newmarket - Inspiral

Ante post 1,000 Guineas favourite Inspiral will have her credentials properly tested in this Group 1 for filiies, with some highly promising sorts amongst her eight rivals.

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As an unbeaten (3-3) daughter of Frankel ridden by Frankie Dettori, she won't be much of a price mind, but John Gosden's superstar is impossible to oppose.

3.50 York - Fleurman

Mahrajaan is on a roll and is rightly favourite to complete a four-timer in this 1m6f handicap, but a 10lb rise for his latest win and an extra two furlongs to travel - he's not bred to stay this far by any means - make him opposable at shortish odds.

There are no such stamina doubts about Fleurman and we know he handles cut, so he's taken to defy a hefty rise for a wide margin success at Salisbury last time out, when giving the impression he had even more to give.

4.10 Newmarket - Candleford

William Haggas was to blame for Candleford's disqualification after finishing second in a Heritage Handicap at Ascot last month, with the trainer forgetting to add the weight cloth and causing his jockey to weigh in too light.

William Haggas forgot to add the weight cloth last time - doh!
William Haggas forgot to add the weight cloth last time - doh!

That embarrassing incident aside, the gelding is clearly progressing with racing and can run off the same mark this afternoon, with claiming jockey Adam Farragher reducing his burden further.

The partnership might therefore be the answer to a competive looking handicap to close.

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