Friday's free racing tips: who do our team of experts fancy?
Nefyn Point(12.05 Sedgefield)
Yet to fulfil the promise of his bumper run behind decent sorts Jarveys Plate and Doctor Dex, but has shown enough to suggest he is capable of picking up a handicap off his current mark.
Yuri Gagarin(6.00 Newcastle)
John Gosden fields two newcomers in the mile novice, but this son of Sea The Moon has just been edging it in recent spins on the Al Bahathri.
Was held prior to getting the penultimate fence wrong on his chase debut at Sandown last month. However, he kept on gamely thereafter and so far it has been a pleasing return from injury.
West Country nap
Sporting John(12.55 Exeter)
Made winning debut over course and distance on British debut and is fancied to defy a penalty.
Enough Said(5.15 Dundalk)
A winner over 5f at Bellewstown in July, the son of Kyllachy can score over the same trip having gone close when second over the course and distance three weeks ago.
This likeablecourse and distance winner takes a big drop in grade off his lowest mark since winning the 2017 Highland National.
Good second under Gina Andrews in similar event at Cheltenham over 3m1f six weeks ago. Winner has boosted the form by following up since, and could well defy a 4lb rise and go one better.
Le Reve(2.55 Sandown)
Has become a bit of a Sandown specialist withfour wins, all of whichhave been inthree-mile chases, the distanceoverwhich he runs here. Last seen when finishing third behind Houblon Des Obeauxthree weeks ago and will be race fit.
Broughton Excels(7.00 Newcastle)
Has hit the woodwork three times since scoring at Chelmsford in September and is due a change of fortune.
Must-have stat of the day
William Haggas is 5-16 (31%, +£4.62) with histwo-year-olds in non-handicaps at Newcastle. He hasQueen's Course in the 4.25 trying to enhance that record.
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