Horse racing tips: Our team of experts with their free betting advice for the Friday action

They race at Newmarket's July Course on Friday

Matt Brocklebank got off to a great start at Newmarket's July festival and he heads to that track for Friday's Sporting Life Daily Nap.

Every day, our team of racing experts will pull together their strongest fancies, headlined by the Sporting Life Nap.


Friday's best bets...

OVERWRITE - 3.35 Newmarket (NAP)

OVERWRITE looked like he’d improve significantly for the step up to 10 furlongs ever since his comeback fourth over seven at Newcastle and he’s plotted a familiar path to this event, one which Mark Johnston has won five times in the last seven years.

Torchlighter won it in 2014 under a 6lb penalty having won at Windsor less than a fortnight beforehand, while Resonant (2015) and Maputo (2013) had both gained big-field experience in the Britannia Stakes.

Overwrite ticks both boxes after his highly creditable, front-running sixth to Khaloosy at the Royal meeting, while he was backed like an extremely well-handicapped colt when delivering under Andrea Atzeni 12 days ago.

There are two others from the yard here to factor in but the grey looks by far the most progressive and should be backed accordingly at double-figure prices. (Matt Brocklebank)


BAGS GROOVE - 2.40 Market Rasen

However, it may pay to take a chance on the returning BAGS GROOVE, who makes plenty of appeal based on his smart novice form that includes a brace of Grade 2 successes.

Harry Fry's nine-year-old hasn't been sighted since placing fourth in the Grade 1 Manifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree in April 2019. However, he won four of his seven starts as a novice that term and a mark of 147 may underestimate his true level ability if none the worse for his subsequent absence.

Three of those four victories came over intermediate trips, and all four of his successes were achieved on ground with 'good' in the description. Therefore he will have ideal conditions for his return to action. (Stu Williams)


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