Going news and tips for Friday's cards headed by Newbury
It should be day two of Ayr's Western meeting, but a patch of waterlogged ground has been a big problem, and Saturday's meeting, which was set to feature the Gold Cup card, has also been cancelled after an inspection was brought forward
With Ayr off, Newbury takes centre stage on Friday, and if you're a fan of the juvenile division then this is the meeting for you, with five of the scheduled eight races for two-year-olds, including a pair of interesting conditions races.
The Flat action continues in the evening with all-weather offerings at Dundalk and Newcastle, while for jumps fans there are meetings at Downpatrick and Newton Abbot.
CANCELLED DUE TO WATERLOGGING
Downpatrick (First race 1.45)
Dundalk (AW) (5.30)
Good, good to firm in places
Newcastle (AW) (5.45)
Newton Abbot (2.00)
Good to soft, soft in places
4.45 Newton Abbot: Azure Fly 5-2 (from 3-1)
5.45 Newcastle: Mobbhij 7-4 (from 9-4)
7.45 Newcastle: Fink Hill 2-1 (from 9-4)
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Nick Watts has a pick for Newbury, and dispenses the information in just ten seconds. Plus Paul Kealy has cast his expert eye over Newbury's card, and members can find his selections here.
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It's a shame that the Western meeting has been scrapped as the huge field sizes for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Cups show just how much demand there is for the contests.
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