Racing tips: Orvar to show some Energy at Newcastle?

Newcastle hosts racing on Friday
Newcastle hosts racing on Friday
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Orvar can give trainer Paul Midgley back-to-back victories in the Stobart Energy Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle.

The five-year-old has not had the rub of the green since moving to the North Yorkshire handler from Robert Cowell’s stable.

He may have won first time out for Midgley at Wolverhampton in February but has been unlucky not to add to that success.

Magnolia Springs can give in-form Eve Johnson Houghton another big-race triumph in the Stobart Energy Hoppings Fillies’ Stakes.

Sharja Silk has been getting better when tackling longer distances and the extended mile and three-quarters for the Britvic Handicap at Doncaster looks right up his street.

Mazzini was just touched off by Spanish City back up to seven furlongs at Doncaster last time out but can go one better in the Moughton Engineering Handicap at Yarmouth.

Pippin can take another successful step up in grade in the Fly London Southend Airport To Prague Handicap at Newmarket.

This year’s winning Chester Cup combination of owner Marwan Koukash and trainer Ian Williams are fancied to taste more success on the Roodee with Gossip Column in the Caldwell Construction Handicap.

Selections

Cartmel: 2.20 Tarrona, 2.50 Banny’s Lad, 3.20 Dear Sire, 3.50 Brother Scott, 4.20 Miss Biscotti, 4.50 St George’s Oval, 5.20 Golden Jeffrey.

Curragh: 5.25 Fire Fly, 6.00 National Wealth, 6.35 Fit For Function, 7.10 Newcross, 7.45 Sea The Lion, 8.20 Magnetic North, 8.55 Lure Of The Sea.

Doncaster: 2.00 Wind In My Sails, 2.30 Evie Speed, 3.00 Blonde Warrior, 3.30 Al Jellaby, 4.00 Arabian Gift, 4.30 Sharja Silk, 5.00 Ghost.

Newcastle: 5.45 Quantatmental, 6.20 Uncle Charlie, 6.55 Two For Two, 7.30 ORVAR (NAP), 8.05 Magnolia Springs, 8.40 Algaffaal, 9.10 Riverside Walk.

Yarmouth: 2.10 Wiff Waff, 2.40 Autumn Splendour, 3.10 Go On Gal, 3.40 Loving Your Work, 4.10 Mazzini, 4.40 Protected Guest, 5.10 Ertidaad.

Chester: 5.55 Lord Vetinari, 6.30 Even Keel, 7.05 Feline Groovy, 7.40 Call Out Loud, 8.15 Gossip Column, 8.50 Harry Beau.

Newmarket: 5.35 Marilyn, 6.10 Rollicking, 6.45 Nicklaus, 7.20 Pippin, 7.55 Gorgeous Noora, 8.30 Brorocco, 9.00 Wilson.