Free horse racing selections for Thursday January 31

Portledge is Keith Hamer's best bet for Thursday and he has a tip for every race, while we've also picked out the key market movers.

Market movers

  • Lopes Dancer (4.05) - 5/1 into 11/4
  • One One Seven (5.15) - 9/2 into 11/4
  • Another Angel (5.50) - 3/1 into 9/4

Prices correct at 1600 GMT

NAP: Portledge 6.25 Newcastle

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Portledge has enjoyed his racing in January and can end the month by following up a recent course and distance success in the sunracing.co.uk Handicap at Newcastle.

The assessor has only given the James Bethell-trained five-year-old a 2lb rise for a length call over Luis Vaz De Torres after he travelled well throughout the seven-furlong trip.

It looked like Portledge had come on for finishing third to Made To Honour on Tyneside six days earlier, when he was sent off the 9-4 favourite.

Hopefully, he can carry on the good work of his last run and take this prize.

Another Angel can register a fifth triumph over this Gosforth Park five furlongs by getting the better of his rivals in the Betway Sprint Handicap.

The five-year-old, owned and trained by Anthony Brittain, held Amazing Gracing by three-quarters of a length two weeks ago to continue his fine record in the North East.

A 3lb rise many not be enough to stop him adding to his tally.

Willow Brook has shown promise in both her starts for Julie Camacho and can make it third time lucky in the Ladbrokes Handicap.

Bought for 3,500 guineas out of George Scott's yard at Tattersalls July Mixed Sales, Willow Brook had her chance compromised at the start last time when she was hampered and eventually beaten four lengths in sixth place.

Willow Brook had gone down by only a head on her debut for Camacho and is worth another chance.

Sporting Life selections

4.05 Trautmann, 4.40 Bobby Joe Leg, 5.15 Willow Brook, 5.50 Another Angel, 6.25 PORTLEDGE (NAP), 7.00 Eve Harrington, 7.30 Royal Rattle, 8.00 Roaring Rory.


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