Gazette horse racing selections for Friday

They race at Lingfield on Friday
They race at Lingfield on Friday
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The William Knight-trained eight-year-old has been off since October, but has gone well on the back of a break before and three previous course and distance runs have yielded a win and two places.

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Knight’s gelding has not been in action at Lingfield since 2015, but his powers did not look to have diminished last season and he is only 4lb higher than when he won here.

Mercer’s Troop ought to take a deal of beating in the Novice Stakes.

Trained by rising star Archie Watson, the Canford Cliffs colt was unraced as a juvenile, but hopes will be high after a winning start at Kempton in January.

Kinglami can strike back at six furlongs for the Betway Handicap. John O’Shea’s nine-year-old failed to make use of his draw in stall one here last time out over the minimum distance. He flew home once hitting top gear, but it was all too late and the front two had flown.

The handicapper has kindly dropped him 1lb for that and if things fall right he must go close.

It Must Be Faith turns out quickly after last week’s Chelmsford success and can play his part in division one of the Betway Casino Handicap, while Harmonica is the one to be with in the 32Red Apprentice Handicap.


DUNDALK: 5.30 Seanie, 6.00 It’s All A Joke, 6.30 Sweetest Taboo, 7.00 Irish Minister, 7.30 Beau Satchel, 8.00 Uncle Henry, 8.30 Zayriyan, 9.00 Lady Rosebud.

NAVAN: 1.55 Balisko, 2.25 Dis Donc, 3.00 Nessun Dorma, 3.35 Great Field, 4.05 Fitzhenry, 4.40 Sunsetstorise, 5.15 Global Jackpot.

NEWBURY: 2.00 Harefield, 2.30 Some Are Lucky, 3.05 Quiz Master, 3.40 Muffins For Tea, 4.10 Jaisalmer, 4.45 Ericht.

SEDGEFIELD: 1.45 Roxyfet, 2.20 Raised On Grazeon, 2.50 Skipping On, 3.25 Black Art, 4.00 Emerald Chieftan, 4.30 Kings Eclipse, 5.05 Broadway Belle.

KEMPTON: 5.45 Frozen Lake, 6.15 Khamry, 6.45 Perfect Lady, 7.15 Pak Choi, 7.45 New Agenda, 8.15 Muhtaris, 8.45 Wally’s Wisdom, 9.15 Famous Dynasty.

LINGFIELD: 1.35 Violet’s Lads, 2.10 Kinglami, 2.40 It Must Be Faith, 3.15 Roy’s Legacy, 3.50 NOBLE GIFT (NAP), 4.20 Mercer’s Troop, 4.55 Harmonica.