Best bet for the horse racing Friday 1st March 2018

The 8.00 at Newcastle on the Tapeta is the Class 7 Betway Casino Handicap over 5f – not the sort of race people get that excited about.

That said, I think there is one worth chancing in the shape of Furni Factors though the gelding doesn’t exactly jump off the page at you either! The four-year-old remains a maiden after 22 attempts so you would be forgiven if he isn’t in your notebook! He had though shown some form in a couple of starts at Southwell at the end of last year before blowing the start and running out of gas after playing catch-up for the first furlong last time. He has placed up here on three occasions in the past and has now slipped to a mark of 50 meaning he gets in off top-weight in the lowest grade. The higher draws have shown better returns over this 5f strip so stall 10 is fine, he usually likes to be up with the pace which is seen as another positive and if he is going to break his duck it will be in a race just like this. I have taken a speculative chance at 6-1 - there has been some money for him 8's was about.

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