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Newmarket - May 04 2023
Newmarket 12:15
Oisin Murphy

Relentless Voyager

J: Oisin Murphy
T: Andrew Balding
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 91
Days: 58

The first selection of the afternoon at Newmarket on Friday comes in the Listed Newmarket Stakes and at a bit of a price the Andrew Balding trained Relentless Voyager could be overpriced.

Making his debut in August last year when bumping into Group One winner Dubai Mile at Windsor over a mile, he then went to Kempton over the same trip and was a good second behind another nice type in Bold Act.

Stepped up in trip for his three year old debut this term, he went on to bolt up at Kempton over 1m4f, seeing off Edge Of Ember by close to eight lengths.

He drops in trip to 1m2f here which should not be an issue but looking like a horse with plenty of scope to improve, he deserves his chance in this event and can go well.

Goodwood - May 04 2023
Goodwood 12:30
Mark Crehan


J: Mark Crehan
T: Craig Lidster
Age: 2
Weight: 9-7
Days: 8

The first race of the afternoon from Goodwood on ITV is the Juddmonte EBF Restricted Novice Stakes over 5f and Vitarli for trainer Craig Lister holds the most experience and that could be a huge factor.

A good second on debut this term at Redcar behind the Amo Racing owned Komat who are known to have their horses more forwarded than others at the start the season.

Vitarli improved for that run to get off the mark next time out at Beverley on good to soft ground when beating the talented Anfaal by a head.

Handling the softer conditions that will be on offer on Friday from Goodwood and obviously progressing with every run makes him one of the more likely winners.

Newmarket - May 04 2023
Newmarket 12:50
William Buick

Native Trail

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 119
Days: 261

One of our best bets of the afternoon comes in the rescheduled Group Two bet365 Mile and Native Trail for Charlie Appleby can spark his redemption season in this one.

Champion 2yo in 2021 winning four straight races including the Group One National Stakes at the Curragh and then at Newmarket in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes.

Native Trail last season started his season off by finishing second in the Guineas, followed by redemption in the Irish 2000 Guineas.

He then went straight to the Eclipse where he was involved in a tight knit finish with Vadeni, Mishriff and Lord North when finishing third, but he ended his season with a below par run when only fifth of six runners in the Group One Juddmonte International at York.

Back this season and given plenty of time since that run, he has every chance of bouncing back into the horse he once was.

Goodwood - May 04 2023
Goodwood 13:05
David Probert

Time Lock

J: David Probert
T: Harry & Roger Charlton
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 102
Days: 260

The feature event of the day from Goodwood on Friday is the Listed Daisy Warwick Fillies' Stakes over 1m4f and Time Lock for Harry & Roger Charlton has bumped into a few horses on his last few runs and can hopefully get his head in front in this one.

Needing the first run of his career at Sandown in April, he then showed his true potential next time out at Newmarket when stepped up to 1m4f and bolting up by close to seven lengths.

Under a penalty at Haydock next time out over a similar trip he bumped into the talented Group Two Park Hill Fillies' Stakes winner Mimikyu for John & Thady Gosden.

Last seen at York in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes, he finished a neck second behind the talented Haskoy for the same connections when looking the winner a long way out.

Haskoy then ran a fine race back in fourth when only two lengths behind the winner in the Group One St Leger, Time Lock looks to have been placed perfectly for his first run of the season to get back to winning ways.

Newmarket - May 04 2023
Newmarket 13:25
William Buick

Majestic Pride

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 96
Days: 17

Another Listed event on the day sees the King Charles II Stakes over 7f and Majestic Pride can make it 2/2 over course and distance.

Making his debut in October on good to soft ground over the same course and distance as the race of Tuesday, he was a good second learning a lot for the experience.

The son of Shamardal got off the mark for his career last time out on the all weather at Chelmsford when comfortably landing a Novice Stakes.

Again he learnt a lot of that day being very green and then the penny finally dropping late on and a lot of the same happened last time out.

Seen at Newmarket on the first day of the Craven meeting over C&D, he went on to beat the talented Holguin on soft ground by a neck.

With more improvement to come he now steps into Listed company and should run another good race.

Goodwood - May 04 2023
Goodwood 13:35
Dougie Costello

Dream Composer

J: Dougie Costello
T: James Evans
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 93
Days: 17

The final event from Goodwood on ITV on Friday is the Class 2 Handicap over 5f and the horse that takes the eye is the James Evans trained Dream Composer.

Having two runs at the start of this season had out him spot on for his run at Newmarket's Craven meeting when going on to win well in a Class 3 Handicap over 5f on good to soft ground.

The third that day Lihou has since come out and won at Epsom in a decent event and only 2lb higher for this event getting cut in the ground again there is no reason he should not run well again.

Newmarket - May 04 2023
Newmarket 14:00
Hollie Doyle

Final Watch

J: Hollie Doyle
T: William Stone
Age: 5
Weight: 8-8
OR: 88
Days: 17

The first handicap event of the afternoon is the Nyetimber Handicap over 7f and Final Watch for trainer William Stone looks to have a big chance.

A winner at Ascot in September over 7f back in September last year off a mark of 86, he then struggled when upped to a mark of 90 in his final two runs of the season on soft/heavy ground.

Returning to better ground on his seasonal debut saw him run a credible fourth of nine at the Craven meeting, not finishing far behind the winner Rebel Territory.

Dropped 1lb for that run to a mark of 88, he is now only 2lb higher than his last winning mark and getting better conditions on Friday makes him a player.

Newmarket - May 04 2023
Newmarket 14:35
Jamie Spencer

West Wind Blows

J: Jamie Spencer
T: Simon & Ed Crisford
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 111
Days: 216

One of the feature events of the day is the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes over 1m4f and with the field showing very little form of late, the stand out selection is West Wind Blows for Simon & Ed Crisford.

This four year old showed a lot of decent form at the back end of last season when winning a good Group Three event at Longchamp in September.

He then stepped up into Group Two company again at Longchamp when a good third behind nice types Anmaat and Junko.

He now steps back up to 1m4 which his pedigree suggests he can get and being less exposed than most in the field he can go close.