Jason Weaver: A Lucky 31 from Newmarket and York on Friday

The Weaver Shark lays out his five picks for Friday's racing...


14:25 Newmarket

Gossamer Wings has done nothing but improve from her debut effort at the Curragh. In her three runs since, she has posted a higher rating rounding off with a massive 101 at Royal Ascot in the Queen Mary. Given how the trainer’s horses appear to be really hitting concert pitch recently, she’s going to be a big price for a team in such good form.

14:40 York

Manjaam returns to the stage of a course and distance victory just two starts back and is only 4lbs higher in the ratings. Jockey Lewis Edmonds offsets all but 1lb of that, making him look to be perched on a very fair handicap mark. The race looks like being run at a decent gallop and that will play to this selection’s hold up tactics.

15:00 Newmarket

Wissahickon has been raised 7lbs for a very sharp victory over the extended mile-and-quarter at York, but the front two pulled along way clear of the third so it looks reasonable still. He is a half-brother to Rainbow View, who was a Group 1 performer for the same trainer-owner combo. Expect him to be in group and graded races very shortly.

15:15 York

She is probably going to sit towards the head of the market, but look back through some of Could It Be Love’s last few races and you will find the names of Teppal, Expert Eye and she finished only a length and three-quarters behind the mighty Alpha Centauri. Bumping back down to sprinting should not prove a problem and she looks a bit of a point-and-shoot.

15:35 Newmarket

Make way for the superstar, dual Group 1 winning machine Alpha Centauri. Fast ground is absolutely key for this super filly and at present it’s rattling quick at headquarters. She looks the cornerstone for all of the accumulators up and down the country.

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