131-1 fast ground horses acca for Newmarket on Friday

US Navy Flag wins the July Cup at Newmarket

With the sun blazing down, fast ground looks almost guaranteed at Newmarket on Friday night. That narrows down the options when looking through the card for runners who will relish their hooves rattling. A study of the card has found three who tick all the ground boxes and together form a 131/1 acca.

There are seven meetings in total for our horse racing tips to enjoy tomorrow. Haydock, Nottingham, Newbury and Killarney start the day with Hamilton and Kilbeggan joining Newmarket for the evening action.

6.45 Newmarket – Rich Clubs With Rich Energy Handicap

Newmarket (July)
Zagato silk


Just two runs on good to firm for Zagato but they have yielded a win and a head second. They are the two best RPR’s of his career and contrast massively with a dismal run on good to soft on his first foray onto the turf.

His dam was a Group 1 winner, with his half-siblings Willie John and Prince Eiji both enjoying fast turf. He is off a mark of just 86 on his second handicap start with his pedigree suggesting he’s capable of being better than this level.

8.20 Newmarket – British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap

Michael Dods has a sole runner on the card. He has sent a single runner to the July course so far this season, resulting in an 11/1 winner. It’s a 432-mile round trip from his County Durham base which makes for a long journey.

Four wins in ten starts on good to firm for Gale Force Maya have yielded form of 5131124130. That sole unplaced run was at Thirsk last time out when she was hampered by a rival hanging left in front of her throughout the final furlong and a half.

Sent off at just 11/2 in a Listed contest three starts back and the 7/4 favourite for a York Class 2 afterwards, she is clearly thought of well enough at a higher level. Runner-up both starts on the Rowley Mile, this Class 3 handicap looks her level.

8.50 Newmarket – Rich Energy Sugar Free Handicap

Took a step back in the right direction at Yarmouth last time from Global Hope, the first time he has run on good to firm since a win at that same track last September. He is 4/13 on good or quicker in this country, 0/6 on good to soft or slower and 0/12 on the all-weather so he is hugely ground dependent.

Three of his last four wins have come from this mark or above so he is well treated on the pick of his form. He was only beaten two and a half lengths in a deeper race on the Rowley Mile in May. Fifth there, the seventh and ninth have won since to add some substance to that form so he is an interesting contender.

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