Horse Racing tips: Matt Chapman’s 4 picks to get your kicks at Newmarket on Friday

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Newmarket continues on ITV Friday, but this time with four races from HQ dominating the show.

Let’s get straight to it and try and find a few winners.

Here’s what has caught my eye:

13:50 Bounce The Blues

The show begins with a Listed race for fillies and mares over 1m and this is wide open.

BOUNCE THE BLUES is on the upgrade and was a real eye-catcher at Doncaster last time when running on well into third behind Foxtrot Lady in a Group 3.

She’s only had a handful of runs and Oisin Murphy rides for Andrew Balding, which is a very decent jockey booking. She is a great each-way chance.

14:25 Katara

Now a Group 3, the Muhaarar Stakes over 1m4f and this is a tough heat to call.

Alpinista is clear on ratings, but was she flattered behind Love at York? I’ll take a chance with KATARA – who has plenty to find on paper, but is probably much better than we have seen so far.

She hacked up at Newmarket last time and seems to stay strong for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore.

 

Jockey Cieren Fallon rides Oxted to victory in the July Cup at Newmarket Racecourse ahead of Frankie Dettori on Irish raider Sceptical with favourite Golden Horde third in Suffolk on July 11, 2020

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15:00 Monday

It’s Group 2 company here with the Rockfel for fillies over 7 furlongs. It might be Friday, but I want a bit of MONDAY here.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock kept going well over this trip at Leopardstown last time and is sure to get better and better for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore.

Isabella Giles might have been flattered in horrible conditions at Goodwood last time.

15:35 Benbatl

Another Group 2 here with the Joel Stakes over 1m and it has produced a nightmare for Oisin Murphy with his two favourite horses Kameko and Benbatl.

Kameko has something to prove after three defeats following his Guineas success, although many will say a drop to a mile will make all the difference. Top Rank is no mug either.

That said, I have to go with BENBATL, who is an absolute class act when on song for Saeed bin Suroor and Frankie Dettori. Now six, Benbatl has been all over the world and the conditions will be fine for another big effort.

So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?

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Matt Chapman’s tips summary:

13:50 Bounce The Blues
14:25 Katara
15:00 Monday
15:35 Benbatl

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