Free horse racing selections for Friday April 26

Today's Racing Tips
Today's Racing Tips

Nick Robson makes Bangkok his best bet of the day at Sandown on Friday - he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

NAP: Bangkok (3.00 Sandown)

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39-1OR: 92D
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Next Best: Sharja Bridge (3.35 Sandown)

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59-1OR: 111D
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Bangkok has been one of the talking horses of the early days of this Flat season - and can continue his progression in the bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown.

Andrew Balding, who has started the new campaign in red-hot form, thought highly of the son of Australia last term - but he was unable to break his maiden in three attempts.

Second on debut at Newmarket, Bangkok had the misfortune of bumping into Dewhurst fourth Sangarius.

While his other two races were won by nice types in Prince Eiji and Kick On, he did not appear to be improving.

However, with a winter on his back, he looked a different proposition at Doncaster, pulling well clear of some well-bred three-year-olds along with runner-up Telecaster to win well.

There was nine lengths back to the third, and the fourth won next time out.

Telecaster, of course, has since been to Windsor to win his own maiden by a yawning nine lengths - suggesting they are two smart colts.

Crystal Ocean should make a winning return to action in the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes.

Sir Michael Stoute has an unequalled record in the race, having won it nine times previously - including with this horse 12 months ago.

It was not easy a year ago when Crystal Ocean scrambled home by a short head from Fabricate - whom, the ratings suggested, he should have been well clear of.

But knowing Stoute's methods, he would have left plenty to work on then.

The same may well be true again. But Crystal Ocean could be even better this year, like so many at Freemason Lodge who have improved with age.

Balding and Silvestre de Sousa can also strike in the Esher Cup with Fox Leicester.

Since De Sousa signed up as retained rider for King Power Racing, he has been unstoppable - but of course these winners will not help him retain his champion jockey title, which does not begin until the Guineas meeting.

Fox Leicester ran well in three maidens last year before breaking his duck at Chelmsford by three lengths last month, and his subsequent mark of 81 appears a fine starting point.

Roger Varian's Sharja Bridge was impressive at Doncaster, and he is likely to take the beating in the bet365 Mile.

While it is fair step up in class from a Listed race to a Group Two, he looked to have improved from four to five and may develop into a high-class miler this year.

Carnwennan ended last season in good form for Charlie Fellowes and can pick up where he left off in the Watch Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Handicap at Doncaster.

Henry Daly has found a nice opportunity for Atlanta Ablaze in the T.B.A. Fair Maid Of Perth Mares' Chase.

The eight-year-old fell when still holding every chance in the four-miler at Cheltenham.

Versatile regarding the ground, she should take all the beating.

Cock A Doodle Doo can continue Dan Skelton's fine end to the season in the Download The Star Sports App Now Mares' Novices' Handicap Chasee at Bangor, while at Chepstow Delface looks the pick in the Sun Trade Windows Handicap Hurdle.

Sporting Life selections:

BANGOR: 4.40 Vivaccio, 5.10 Court Jurado, 5.40 Kereman, 6.15 Cock A Doodle Doo, 6.50 Bolton Boy, 7.20 Angels Antics, 7.50 Bluberry High.

CHEPSTOW: 4.50 Conas Taoi, 5.20 Blue Monday, 5.50 Grey Diamond, 6.25 Air De Rock, 7.00 High Noon, 7.30 Mister Robbo, 8.00 Delface.

DONCASTER: 1.40 Days Of Glory, 2.15 Rebel State, 2.50 Shades Of Blue, 3.25 Moraawed, 3.55 Zamjar, 4.25 Carnwennan, 5.00 Dream World.

PERTH: 1.30 Vision Du Puy, 2.05 Western Rules, 2.40 Count Simon, 3.15 Atlanta Ablaze, 3.45 Temple Man, 4.15 Late Date, 4.45 Mam Trasna, 5.15 Archie Brown.

KILBEGGAN: 4.55 Trappist Monk, 5.30 King Con, 6.05 Scotch Quay, 6.40 Sea Scorpion, 7.10 Mega Mindy, 7.40 Slemish, 8.10 Botani.

SANDOWN: 1.50 Fox Leicester, 2.25 Crystal Ocean, 3.00 BANGKOK (NAP), 3.35 Sharja Bridge, 4.05 Kurious, 4.35 King Power, 5.05 Noble Lineage.

DOUBLE: Bangkok and Sharja Bridge.


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