Friday horse racing tips: Betting expert Dave Nevison marks your card

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Fri 5 Mar 2021

Our website tipster expects a likely improver to go very well once again among a trio of fancies from Newbury on Friday, live on Racing TV.

1.50 Newbury: Eyes Right

She makes her chase debut and these are stiff fences, but she is related to decent chasers and has looked ready for this switch for a while.

She was a really encouraging third on her most recent hurdles run and confirmed herself in good form when second in a ‘Jumpers Bumper’ last time.

Her opening mark over fences is a tad lower than her current hurdles rating, but I feel that her hurdles mark may have been set to go higher now it seems clear that this mare is unsuited by very soft ground.

She goes chasing over a trip which looks set to suit and, under ideal going conditions, could be set to make a winning transition.

3.35 Newbury: Howling Milan

He has run all his best races at this track and posted his best effort over this course and distance when second last time out.

Howling Milan came up against one who very much appreciated the step-up in trip last time and, from next week, races from 4lbs higher after running Polish to a couple of lengths.

It is no surprise that his useful young trainer has turned him out again quickly to take advantage of a generous mark. I imagine he will either lead or dispute the lead and, off his low weight, looks likely to run the finish out of most of these.

4.10 Newbury: Song Of The Hunter

Judging by his only run for the yard so far, he looks set to improve now he has joined Johnny Farrelly.

He didn’t do badly for Gail Haywood and won a maiden hurdle at Taunton, but was clearly expected to improve for Farrelly and went off favourite in a big field at Warwick last time. He was only beaten by an improver from a bang in-form yard and a 3lb rise for that effort is justified.

There are one or two interesting runners here but most are beginning to look disappointing and Song of The Hunter should go very well again.

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