October 8 Racing Tips: Wild Lion to pounce at Newcastle

As the sporting world focuses on St James' Park, Planet Sport tipster Pete Farries has his eye on the Toon with three hot racing picks for Newcastle on the all-weather on Friday, October 8.

It's not quite the Blaydon Races but Pete Farries has some canny tips at Newcastle.

7.00 Newcastle - Wild Lion

Pete suggests Wild Lion is about to be let loose over this one mile race on Tapeta.

Saeed Bin Suroor's three year-old son of the Last Lion won last time out over seven furlongs at the North East track.

Ray Dawson gets to don the Godolphin blue silks.

Here'a a snapshot of why our Pete is keen on Wild Lion.

"Was really impressive defeating another runner who I like, Willard Creek, into second on her first career victory at Newcastle a couple of weeks ago.

Since then, Willard Creek's gone on to not look quite as good and yet Wild Lion I think is going to really kick on.

Was superb on debut at Yarmouth, was very narrowly in second place, had a bit of a sticky run in between but from the looks of it Saeed bin Suroor the trainer has plenty of very decent plans for Wild Lion and the manner of that impressive victory here at Newcastle here last time is something to be respected."

7.30 Newcastle- Nagasaki Dream

Just half an hour later Pete's pick is back at Newcastle with Alan Berry's Nagasaki Dream.

The three year-old has come agonisingly close to victory on his last three appearances at Wolverhampton on the all-weather, with a trio of seconds.

Zack Wheatley gets the leg up as Nagasaki Dream bids to get his head in front.

Here'a a snippet of why Pete think his pick could be a dream come true at Newcastle.

"This gelding is a really interesting one, comes back to Newcastle after a bit of time away, only run here twice previously, both times mid-pack finishes and let's be fair, middling performances.

But there's been a real resurgence, a hat-trick of second placed finishes over at Wolverhampton I think does put Nagasaki Dream in a really good position to get a win this time around. So that's where I'm going to go.

The price might actually be big enough on Nagasaki Dream to get yourself some each-way value. If you can do that I suggest you do that, especially with those second places at Wolverhampton."

8.00 Newcastle - Ginato

Finally, Pete finishes his tips with another at Newcastle, this time fancying Ginato in the six furlong sprint.

The consistent Roger Fell speedster has been in good form, readily winning last time out over the distance by one and half lengths at Catterick from Qaaraat.

Bradley Harris gets the gig aboard this fancied chance at Newcastle.

Here's just a hint of why Ginato appeals for Pete on his final tip of the evening.

"Ginato looks very good, keeps being good, Redcar, Catterick, Ripon, again at Catterick with the win last time around. When not winning he's actually getting very very close and that win at Catterick last time was pretty impressive.

Why? Well he started towards the rear but then found a gap and exploited it beautifully. I don't see how Ginato, in this field, looks like he is going to be stopped."

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