Top tipster Andrew Mount heads to Newcastle's all-weather evening meeting for his three best bets on Friday
AMOR FATI (4.45 Newcastle)
AMOR FATI tends to be slowly away but that could actually aid his cause in Newcastle’s Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Apprentice Handicap (4.45) and he’s worth an each-way interest. Well drawn near the stands’ rail in stall 11 of 11, he clocked a good time when keeping on into a 14-1 third at Wolverhampton last time and this track should play to his strengths. He’s yet to race here but has a win and a close second to his name from two starts over the straight mile at Chepstow and will hopefully encounter a strong pace.
SILVER DUST (5.45 Newcastle)
Richard Fahey’s SILVER DUST disappointed on Fibresand on his penultimate start but showed more when third at Lingfield last time and is taken to break his duck in the 1m Bombardier Golden Beer Handicap at Newcastle this evening (5.45). The first-time cheekpieces could bring about some improvement and his trainer’s runners are profitable to back blind in this particular form of headgear, winning 38 of their 230 starts in the past ten years (16.5% strike-rate) for a profit of £62.05 to a £1 level stake at SP. Those that had had a recent outing (within four weeks) won 35 of their 179 starts in first-time cheekpieces (19.6%) for a profit of £92.55.
CASTLEHILL RETREAT (6.15 Newcastle)
CASTLEHILL RETREAT was unsuited by the steady pace when fourth in a 7f handicap at Newcastle last time but there should be more of a gallop on in the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Handicap tonight (6.15) and he drops from Class 5 to Class 6 level. His sole win came over course and distance in this grade and he’s another who could benefit from first-time cheekpieces.
ANDREW MOUNT's BEST BETS
Amor Fati 1pt each-way (4.45 Newcastle) 10/1 bet365
Silver Dust 1pt win (5.45 Newcastle) 10/1 William Hill
Castelehill Retreat 2pts win (6.15 Newcastle) 2-1 Betfred
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