Horse Racing tips: Jason Weaver’s best bets for ITV Racing on Friday

Top TV pundit Jason Weaver previews All Weather finals day at Lingfield and four races from Newcastle

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14.00: Lingfield – Rainbow Dreamer

This looks like being a tactical contest with Ranch Hand being the likely pace angle, so it could well set up for a sprint finish, The selection RAINBOW DREAMER is off the back of another fast track qualifying win at Kempton and looks the best equipped for what could prove a very trappy event. Jockey Martin Harley looks set for a good afternoon.

14.15: Newcastle – Dulas

DULAS managed to win his novice here in very good fashion and then went slightly off the boil. For that reason, connections have decided to give him the cruelest cut of all – the gelding operation. The yard are hot at the moment, as Royal Commando showed us at the Lincoln meeting at Doncaster, so fitness won’t be an issue off a 149-day absence.

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14.35: Lingfield – Indie Angel

INDIE ANGEL may well prove better over slightly further in time, but there is no getting away from her blistering performance last time in a Listed fast-track qualifier over course and distance. Her coming home sectionals in the final two furlongs were very rapid indeed and she will be held up for a late rattle. That will not pose too many problems as it is a much smaller field this time and she won’t be giving away too much leeway to the front runners.

14.50: Newcastle – Global Warning

GLOBAL WARNING won two of his last three starts since being switched across to the excellent Chris Dwyer, with both of those victories coming over course and distance. He is slowly climbing up the handicap and, given the pace runner Treble Treble is drawn just two away from him, he looks primed to get an ideal set-up into the race and pounce late on inside the final furlong.

15.10: Lingfield – Summerghand

SUMMERGHAND has been lumping massive weights around for a long time now and finally getting back into a level-weights conditions contest will be very welcome. Last time he ran here it was a complete throw-out contest as he gave it away at the starting stalls and wasn’t persevered with late on. Some of his main dangers are out in the car park in stalls 10, 11 and 12.

No wearing a visor to sharpen his focus – he can collect the prize.

15.25: Newcastle – Megallan

MEGALLAN was so unlucky when trying to come from the back of the pack at Lingfield last time and I’m still amazed that he didn’t manage to get there in the closing stages. He already has some fantastic juvenile form in the book at the highest level and he looks to be warming up nicely for a possible tilt at the 2000 Guineas.

This trip and track will suit perfectly and he should come home on the bridle.

15.45: Lingfield – Bakersboy (Each-Way)

BAKERSBOY is a half-brother to the all-weather champion Katchy and it is in the same ownership. He was wasn’t given an overly hard time when we last saw him finish a close-up fifth behind victory Heights at Wolverhampton, but he does have to step forward from his previous runs. However, so does the favourite Diligent Harry who sits at the top of the market. They are both full of potential and our selection is multiple times the price.

16.00: Newcastle – Defined

DEFINED took a massive step forward when bolting up over this distance last time at Kempton, and prior to that he had finished behind Glenn Again at Chelmsford – who re-opposes here over the 10f trip.  He only seemed to be getting into top gear as the winning post was nearing that day and it looks an even match again in this race. Maybe the Straight Forecast is the way to go.



16.15: Lingfield – Palavecino

It would be easy to put up the red-hot favourite Bangkok but things have not gone to plan for him a few times and he can be a little keen in his races. Given that the selection PALAVECINO is likely to have an easy time on the front-end and has a good record fresh, he may be able to pinch this.

Palavecino improved 30lbs last season and if he takes another step forward in his five-year-old career he’s going to give us a good run for our money.


16.45: Lingfield – Via Serendipity (Each-Way)

A couple towards the head of the market have obvious reasons to think that they can still improve from a ratings point of view. However, the selection VIA SERENDIPITY already has rock solid form in these types of contests and has been a triple-digit performer for some time. Handed an inside position, he just needs a pace to run at and will be rattling home underneath Hayley Turner. He can grab a slice – and maybe get the whole pie – with a bit of luck.

17.15: Lingfield – Total Commitment

TOTAL COMMITMENT is a massive runner for the Simon Hodgson outfit as he operates down at the lower level with a small team. This lad has been super consistent throughout the winter and arguably has one of the best apprentices, Angus Villiers, booked for this assignment. There should be no shortage of pace and from a mark of 94 he is very competitive.

He is also super consistent and can be relied upon to run his race.

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Jason Weaver’s bet summary – Friday, March 2

14.00, Lingfield – Rainbow Dreamer
14.15, Newcastle – Dulas
14.35, Lingfield – Indie Angel
14.50, Newcastle – Global Warning
15.10, Lingfield – Summerghand
15.25, Newcastle – Megallan
15.45, Lingfield – Bakersboy (Each-Way)
16.00, Newcastle – Defined
16.15, Lingfield – Palavecino
16.45, Lingfield – Via Serendipity (Each-Way)
17.15, Lingfield – Total Commitment

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