We’re treated to an bonanza of racing on Good Friday, with ten races live on ITV. Lingfield are the feature meeting, hosting the All-Weather Championships Finals Day. We have seven top-class races to look forward too, with Newcastle playing the supporting cast. They have a card headlined by the Listed Burradon Stakes, with Megallan the star attraction.
We’ll have both ITV Racing tips and horse racing tips for all of the action on a scintillating Good Friday. That includes a huge 742-1 mega accumulator, which features six legs and is must-see for any racing fan. Find our selections below!
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2.00 Lingfield – Ranch Hand
Stamina is the name of the game in the Marathon Championship and Ranch Hand has it in spades. He was a Listed winner at Newmarket back in September, defeating a smart field, and he returned to the level after a pair of flat starts to score gamely at Chelmsford. That was despite being far too keen early on and an even better effort can be expected now he’s blown away the cobwebs.
3.25 Newcastle – Legion Of Honour
Costing a whopping £280,000 as a yearling, Legion Of Honour has been seen just twice thus far. He was narrowly denied on debut by Devious Company at Haydock back in June, making no mistake second time up over seven furlongs at Newcastle. The second and third have both won since to boost the form and he’s a horse who should excel now he’s upped to the mile distance. Roger Varian’s string are in great form and he’s going to prove tough to beat.
3.45 Lingfield – Diligent Harry
Winning his opening two starts, Diligent Harry was denied by a short-head when bidding for a hat-trick over course and distance last month. He missed the start that day and had to endure a wide trip, flying home in the closing stages and ultimately going down as an unlucky loser. He should get a strong pace to aim at today and after just a trio of starts, further improvement should be forthcoming from Clive Cox’s charge.
4.00 Newcastle – Glen Again
Runner-up in a pair of starts at Newcastle to open up his career, Glen Again shed his maiden tag with a comfortable success at Chelmsford back in January. Defined, who he beat that day, has subsequently bolted up at Kempton and runs off 83 today. Mark Johnston’s charge can run off a pound lower and he should easily confirm the form, especially upped to the twelve-furlong distance, which should eke out further improvement.
4.15 Lingfield – Forest Of Dean
Collared late by Bangkok over course and distance two starts ago, Forest Of Dean built on that performance to win the Winter Derby in comfortable fashion. John & Thady Gosden have been in rampant form to start the season and he’ll be partnered by James Doyle, which is always a positive. He should be able to dictate his own terms from stall five and if he does reach the rail, he’s going to be tough to pass.
4.45 Lingfield – Khuzaam
Khuzaam had been absent for 364 days prior to a return second in a Kempton Listed race, only beaten by the smart Kinross. Beaten a neck in the same grade at Deauville subsequently, he snapped a sequence of three seconds by winning with something in hand at Chelmsford last month. That was a smart performance and on ratings, he’s the one to beat for Roger Varian. He ran well on his sole previous course visit and paired with the red-hot Jack Mitchell once again, another victory beckons.