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Monday, 17 December, 2018

The best betting advice for Friday from our experts in Britain and Ireland

A bumper crowd enjoys Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown
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Newmarket: David Milnes

Addeybb (3.35 Sandown, nap)

William Haggas has stuck to plan A with his progressive four-year-old, who was a most impressive winner of the Lincoln for many years at Doncaster last month. The son of Pivotal has gone the right way since and will love the ground.
 
Others to follow
Doncaster 
1.40 Knightly Spirit, 2.50 Coverham, 3.25 The Chemist, 3.55 Character Witness, 5.00 Western Way, 5.35 Sitar.
Sandown 1.50 Kings Shield, 2.25 Fabricate, 3.00 Sevenna Star, 4.05 Global Academy, 4.35 Highgarden, 5.05 Dubhe.

North: Colin Russell

Kyllachy Dragon (3.55 Doncaster, nap)
 
Was not at his best at Wolverhampton on his all-weather debut when reappearing this month, but this longer trip and softer ground will be ideal and much better can be expected this time.
 
Others to follow
Doncaster 1.40 French Flyer, 2.15 Presedential, 2.50 Grinty, 4.25 Casterbridge, 5.35 Granny Roz.
Perth 1.30 Birch Vale, 2.05 Dubai Angel, 2.40 Same Circus, 3.15 Our Lucas, 3.45 Lowanbehold, 4.15 Book Of Love, 4.45 Cultram Abbey, 5.15 Bluefortytwo.
Sandown 1.50 Chookie Dunedin, 3.35 Sovereign Debt, 4.05 Consequences, 5.05 Communique.
Towcester 5.40 Pinch Of Ginger, 6.50 Volcanic.

Lambourn: James Burn

Spoof (4.05 Sandown, nap)
Course-and-distance winner should come on for a recent outing at Bath and has been dropped 5lb since, which puts him in the mix.
 
Others to follow
Chepstow 4.50 Indian Hercules, 5.20 Marmont, 7.35 Heresmynumber.
Doncaster 1.40 We Are The World, 2.15 Tuscany, 2.50 Lucky Louie, 4.25 Thammin.
Perth 1.30 Floral Bouquet.
Sandown 1.50 Motown Mick, 2.25 Spark Plug, 3.35 Stormy Antarctic, 4.05 Spoof, 5.05 Running Cloud.
Towcester 4.40 Jurby, 5.10 Indian Hawk, 7.20 Fight Commander, 7.55 Yellow Dockets.

West Country: Tim Mitchell

Inaminna (6.25 Chepstow, nap)
 
Although this opening mark is no gift, this winning Irish pointer, who has shown promise on all three starts since joining Neil Mulholland, is fancied to give a good account back up in distance.
 
Others to follow 
Chepstow 4.50 Molineaux, 5.20 Hollywood Ken, 5.50 Dauphine Ereine.
Towcester 7.20 Bredon Hill Lad, 7.55 Everlanes.

Racing Post Ratings: Paul Curtis

Humble Gratitude (3.55 Doncaster)
 
Represents an in-form team and his second start last year worked out well enough to think he's fairly treated for this handicap debut.

Topspeed: Dave Edwards

Diamond Dougal (4.05 Sandown)
 
Earned the best figures on the card and a personal best when scoring smoothly at Bath a week ago and can strike again while the iron is still hot.

Longshot: Ed Quigley

Vintager (1.50 Sandown)

Looks as though he will improve upped to this 1m trip, and has to be respected in handicap company. Any rain will be a bonus.

Ireland: Tony O'Hehir

Balnaslow (6.40 Punchestown)

The Graham McKeever-trained 11-year-old can follow up his Foxhunters' win at Aintree this month by landing Punchestown's Champion Hunter Chase for the second consecutive year. Patrick Mullins takes the ride.


The Raceform Interactive nugget

Harry Fry has had just four runners at Towcester since the start of 2015 and three of them won (+£5.75 to £1 levels stakes). He's 2-2 in bumpers at the track in this period and runs Deadringerforlove in the 1m7½f event at 7.55.
Represents an in-form team and his second start last year worked out well enough
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