Gazette horse racing selections for Friday: Addeybb looks Mile better

They race at Sandown Park tomorrow
They race at Sandown Park tomorrow
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Addeybb looked a Group horse in disguise when romping to victory in the Lincoln at Doncaster and can confirm that impression by winning the bet365 Mile at Sandown.

Addeybb looked a Group horse in disguise when romping to victory in the Lincoln at Doncaster and can confirm that impression by winning the bet365 Mile at Sandown.

William Haggas has made no secret of how much he rates the Pivotal gelding and the horse’s talent was very much in evidence as he made a mockery of one of the most competitive handicaps in the calendar.

Always travelling strongly, he put the race to bed by showing a smart turn of foot in difficult conditions and went on to score in tremendous style with two decent performers, Lord Glitters and Mitchum Swagger, giving the form plenty of substance by filling the places.

Haggas nominated this Group Two as the next port of call straight after the Lincoln and Addeybb can make it mission accomplished.

Martyn Meade had the bet365 Classic Trial in mind for Chilean after the Iffraaj colt took the Group Three Prix de la Force at Longchamp earlier this month.

There is every reason to believe his plan can also come to fruition.

Winner of a Listed contest and sixth in the Racing Post Trophy, it would be no surprise to see Chilean in a Classic in the coming months as long as he continues to progress as he has been doing.

Fabricate, carrying the Queen’s colours, is worth supporting in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes after a convincing win in the Magnolia Stakes at Kempton on his seasonal return.

After an encouraging effort on her seasonal debut, East Coast Lady can step up to the plate in division two of the Handicap at Doncaster.

William Stone’s inmate won her last two races in 2017 and suggested more success will be coming her way when she was fifth at Windsor last week.

Same Circus has won two handicaps in likeable fashion and can take the step up to Listed company in her stride in the TBA Fair Maid Of Perth Novices’ Chase at the Scottish venue for trainer Donald McCain.

Peter Bowen’s Lord Bryan can cope with a 10lb hike for a 10-length win at Hereford in his bid to follow up in the Dunraven Windows Handicap Chase at Chepstow.

The Richard Phillips-trained Bertie Barnes showed improved form to score at Kempton following a 59-day break and can repeat the trick in the Follow Us On Twitter At sports-bet Handicap Hurdle at Towcester.

The Betdaq 2% Commission Punchestown Champion Hurdle takes centre stage on day four of the Festival, with Samcro once again expected to dazzle.

Samcro looked out of the ordinary when winning the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham and cannot be opposed.

Gordon Elliott’s six-year-old can maintain his unbeaten record and show yet again he is a star in the making.


CHEPSTOW: 4.50 Indian Hercules, 5.20 Bardd, 5.50 Lord Bryan, 6.25 Rothman, 7.00 Colorado Doc, 7.35 Heresmynumber, 8.05 Awake At Midnight.

DONCASTER: 1.40 French Flyer, 2.15 Aguerooo, 2.50 East Coast Lady, 3.25 Any Little Rhyme, 3.25 Yafta, 3.55 Kyllachy Dragon, 4.25 Thammin, 5.00 Western Way, 5.35 Maureb.

PERTH: 1.30 Birch Vale, 2.05 One For Harry, 2.40 Same Circus, 3.15 Astaroland, 3.45 Zerachiel, 4.15 Fago, 4.45 Return Ticket.

PUNCHESTOWN: 3.40 Enniskillen, 4.20 Kemboy, 4.55 Synopsis, 5.30 Samcro, 6.05 Pallasator, 6.40 Balnaslow, 7.10 Riders Onthe Storm, 7.45 Press Conference.

SANDOWN: 1.50 Kings Shield, 2.25 Fabricate, 3.00 Chilean, 3.35 ADDEYBB (NAP), 4.05 Spoof, 4.35 Must Be Magic, 5.05 Dubhe.

TOWCESTER: 4.40 Six Gun Serenade, 5.10 Malapie, 5.40 Bertie Barnes, 6.15 Saucysioux, 6.50 Bonnet’s Vino, 7.20 Brown Bear, 7.55 Miss Heritage.