The Punt Daily: Tom Collins' free horse racing tip on Thursday afternoon
Auria (2.55 Newbury)
This daughter of Muhaarar has plenty to find on official figures but has improved dramatically for each start and was the horse to take out of the 6f conditions event at Ascot 43 days ago. Ridden towards rear, Auria finished off powerfully on her first start since November and was beaten just a length and a half by the reopposing Creative Flair, who led from the outset. Although her pedigree doesn't suggest the step up to 1m2f will be suitable, the way she has hit the line on two starts over a mile hints that she will stay. If she does, she could cause a minor shock for trainer Andrew Balding.
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