SandownDaryl Carter has been in good form in recent days and has five Friday selections for us to get stuck into. Check them out and Get Up To £20 In Free Bets With Skybet

INEXES (1.15 Pontefract, 1pt each-way 6/1)

INEXES was unlucky not to finish a lot closer to the winner at Hamilton after being denied a clear run in the closing stages and the winner went out next time to finish a head second off a 5lb higher mark and had one of today’s rivals in War Whisper 2 lengths behind.

There are form lines that tie a lot of these in together but it’s the return to Pontefract that piques the interest in this one. He runs off the same mark here and his form figures at this course read 1221 with those runs coming off marks of 71, 68, 70, 77 and he has dropped back down to 1lb above his last winning mark to 70.

He can be forgiven his first two runs this season with one on the all-weather where he is 0-18 and the other when losing a shoe and he could never get into the race after a slow start. This looks an opportunity to get back to winning ways.


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HURCLE (2.20 Pontefract, 0.5pts each-way 20/1)

HURCLE has been dealt a blow by being drawn wide but to my eye he looks the best-handicapped horse in the race on his two efforts over 6f.

At Lingfield he was slowly away in a hot Class 3 0-95 but stuck on well to finish third behind Corvair who is now rated 94 (6lb higher), Will To Win (97) was second with Triple Spear in fourth and that horse is now also 6lb higher on 84. Triple Spear holds form lines with the favourite and a few others in this race and that suggests the selection doesn’t have too much to find if anything.

His latest effort came over course and distance behind Scottish Stewards Cup winner Meraas (103) when beaten under 2 lengths but he did too much too soon and still finished third. In second was Troubador (99) and Corvair finished fourth (slowly away though) with those four finishing a mile clear of three mid 80s-rated horses which suggests this mark of 79 should be well within his grasp.

He is not the strongest of stayers over this trip (hence beaten both times over 7f) so the draw is a concern but he is hard to ignore.


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LINCOLN PARK (3.10 Chester, 1pt win 9/2)

LINCOLN PARK has conditions to suit providing soft stays in the going description and he has been granted an ideal stall position in gate three to suit his front-running tactics. He should prove tough to peg back.

His course form figures here at Chester read 21 with both of those over the extended 7f trip. He was caught in the closing stages off a handicap mark of 90 (less the jockey’s claim) when finishing second to Be More who is now rated 8lb higher.

His previous win came over the above-mentioned trip off today’s mark of 85 and this 7f should suit him even better. Both of those efforts have come on soft ground but he has proven that he is not totally ground dependent and there should prove enough cut in the surface come race time.


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BOARDMAN (3.10 Chester, 0.5pts each-way 66/1)

BOARDMAN is a bit of an unknown but he caught the eye at Goodwood when barely asked for an effort when travelling easily two furlongs out in a better race than this in first-time headgear.

That headgear is retained and he also travelled well in a good race at Ayr and the handicapper has taken a chance by dropping him 5lb from his opening mark of 90 on those two runs. He hasn’t been with his shrewd trainer long but at the odds, you can be forgiven for taking a chance.


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POWERALLIED (4.10 Chester, 1.5pts win 11/2)

POWERAILLIED loves it here at Chester and he has been granted a good draw in stall 5 and a return to the scene of his last victory off a 4lb lower mark with Barry McHugh jumping back on board.

His course form figures here at Chester read 181298122177260213414 and over 5f they read 82122722133. Over 5f in Class 4 company they read 21. He runs off a mark in the 70s for the first time since 2015 and all looks in place to capitalise on that falling mark.


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Daryl Carter’s Best Bets - P/L since June 1 +72.01pts

INEXES (1.15 Pontefract, 1pt each-way 6/1)

HURCLE (2.20 Pontefract, 0.5pts each-way 20/1)

LINCOLN PARK (3.10 Chester, 1pt win 9/2)

BOARDMAN (3.10 Chester, 0.5pts each-way 66/1)

POWERALLIED (4.10 Chester, 1.5pts win 11/2)


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