Best bets for the horse racing Friday 22nd February 2018

The first bet for me Friday is in the 6f Betway Handicap at Lingfield due off at 3.30. Spirit Of Zebedee is a two-time track and trip winner, placed on the other run, and looks to have every chance in this. The grey likes to be up the pointed end from the start so stall one is a big plus and I think he can either lead or track any early pace before kicking clear in the final furlong. I have a bit of the 13-2. Pharoh Jake is one I have talked of before and I feared as rarely runs a bad race.

The lucky last of the day is at Chelmsford City the 1m6f Bet totescoop6 At Handicap at 8.15. Two jump off the page at you the in-form pair Clearance and Croeso Cymraeg, both bidding for the hat-trick. Croeso Cymraeg might just be up against it under the penalty and will be due to drop 2lb after today. Clearance, on the other hand, won his last two starts with what appears to be plenty left in the tank and is clearly thriving. Gets in here off 50, due to rise another 5lb, a big run is expected. Stall 15 would normally be a disadvantage but his running style is to be dropped in at the rear anyway so not a problem; the concern might be he doesn’t get too detached as you don’t want to be miles off the pace here. I am on at 5-2 and have fingers crossed he gets a clear passage as he comes late and all being well fast!

Be lucky