Best bet for the horse racing Friday 27th October 2023

As exciting as it is to have racing back at Cheltenham and the Jumps season proper off and running, the two-day Showcase Meeting is one to tread carefully around with little or no recent form to go on, horses trying different trips, making their hurdles debut, chasing for the first time etc……….The William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Novices' Chase on Saturday is a case in point with Apple Away, Flooring Porter and Giovinco three of the entries that jumped out at me possibly making their Chase debuts with recent Novices' Chase winner Broadway Boy also in the mix - as it turns out only Flooring Porter will make his Chase debut and he is already odds-on!

I had Unexpected Party pencilled in as a possible punt for Friday but he doesn’t run in the two-mile Novices' Chase at 2.10pm. Dan Skelton has him aimed at the  Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase back here in November so keep an eye out. As it has panned out I am leaving Friday at Cheltenham alone all together. The card at Doncaster looked a bit of a punting minefield but was lost to the weather as have both days (Friday and Saturday) at Newbury. They will inspect this afternoon at Doncaster ahead of their big card on Saturday.

My only bet for Friday is, luckily, on the All-Weather

Best bet for the horse racing at Lingfield Park

The mile Bet £10 Get £40 At BetMGM Fillies' Novice Stakes at 1.55 is the race of interest to me over in Surrey. Dream Of Hope finished down the field behind stablemate Beautiful Love at HQ last month over a mile. She’s a well-bred chestnut fill being by Sea The Stars out of Really Special (Shamardal). She is the third foal out of Really Special a winner up to a mile in her career at Listed level, he is a half-sister to the top-class Wild Illusion and Yibir. Her other two foals to run to date have both been winners, Local Dynasty and Swift Spirit, so you would expect this filly will have more to offer today after her debut. I have a bit of the 9-2. It looks a warm race with Juneberry, Godolphin owned but trained by the Gosdens, the likely best of the newcomers with Ascot runner up Climate Action feared bearing in mind the one that beat her in Berkshire was considered good enough to run in the G.1 Fillies' Mile next time.

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