Today’s top selections from the press and media feature a pair of runners at both Newbury and Nottingham, along with an evening selection at Newmarket. Check them out below, alongside an exclusive 888sport offer that provides up to £30 in free bets and a £10 casino bonus.
1: SIYATA (2:45pm Newbury) (6 votes)
Was a three race maiden, until taking the victory last time out at Ffos Las (7f, good to firm) in a fillies handicap, finishing half a length clear of Gilt Edge on her handicap debut. The second has since gone on to win, which boosts that form still further. Up 4lbs today and clear favourite, with the only concern, being ground conditions, if they soften.
(sportinglife.com. Sunday Telegraph, Whistler. thesportreport.co.uk, Andy Morris. The Times, Rob Wright. Sunday Express. Norwich Evening News, Steve Marriott)
2: SERENITY (1:15pm Nottingham) (2 votes)
Willie Haggas charge, who made a strong debut at Newmarket (6f, good to firm), when third and just 1.25 lengths behind winner, Object. Lead briefly a furlong out, after a slow start and this Cheveley Park Stakes entry should show plenty of improvement this afternoon. Strong favourite and with a better start, should be the leading light here.
(Daily Post, Mercury. Daily Express, The Scout)
3: HAVAGOMECCA (2:25pm Nottingham) (2 votes)
Three victories in seven starts, including a fillies handicap at Ascot (5f, good to firm) last time out, when a length clear of Amor De Mi Vida. Did hang left, when leading in that contest, but a strong race time really impressed. The 5lbs rise is a concern here, with several challengers waiting in the wings, so each-way backing may be the more fruitful direction for backer.
(The Guardian. Racing Post, Spotlight).
4: TOP SECRET (4:30pm Newbury) (2 votes)
Grabbed a maiden win at the ninth time of asking at Ascot (7f, good), when beating Spanish Star by a neck and the rest some 3 lengths behind, last month. Placed second to winner Extrodinair, who sealed a hat-trick at Newmarket last time out and may need to show a little more over this extended mile trip. Neenee’s Choice will be tough to beat, but each-way backing offers hope.
(Daily Mirror, Newsboy. Sky Sports Racing, Alex Hammond)
5: HYDROS (7:38pm Newmarket) (2 votes)
Followed a debut second at Doncaster (1m, good to firm), with a victory at Pontefract (1m, soft), easing to an impressive 6 lengths victory. Disappointed somewhat, when stepping up a level and finishing third of six runners in latest over C&D, although that was his first run after wind surgery, whilst the race itself didn’t pan out as expected in terms of pace. Goes in as favourite here, but will need to improve on this first Class 3 appearance, especially with Variyann looking a big threat.
(Racing Post, Newmarket. Mirror Online, Melissa Jones)
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