Free horse racing selections for Tuesday April 9

Action from Pontefract
Action from Pontefract

Keith Hamer fancies So Near So Farhh to make a winning return to Pontefract - he's got a tip for every race on every card.

NAP: So Near So Farhh (4.00 Pontefract)

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The Pontefract Stayers' Championship is a regular feature at the West Yorkshire venue and round one, the Enjoy Racehorse Ownership Jamaican Flight Handicap, can go to So Near So Farhh.

The Mick Channon-trained four-year-old was a course winner over a furlong less than this two and a quarter miles in September and was runner-up over this distance the following month.

The four-year-old is likely to be tuned up for a bold showing.

James Bethell gave Edgewood a pipe-opener on the all-weather at Newcastle five weeks ago and can reap the reward with victory in the Join More Than 8000 ROA Members Handicap.

The Garswood colt had won at Doncaster on the last of his three runs on turf last season and could be leniently treated.

Billy Roberts looks one to be with in division one of the ROA Owners' Jackpot Handicap.

The Richard Whitaker-trained gelding ran a fine race to be second at Wolverhampton in January, in what was his first outing for 129 days and his first for the West Yorkshire yard since leaving Richard Guest.

Well-backed at Dunstall Park, he put in a nice staying-on effort and is well handicapped at the moment off a mark of 68 - having won this race in 2017 when rated 6lb higher.

Sure to be sharper for that last run, everything looks in place for a big effort.

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Rochester House will take all the beating in the British Stallion Studs "High-Rise" EBF Novice Stakes.

He made a promising debut at Newcastle last week, just having the misfortune to bump into a promising one in the shape the Derby-entered El Misk from the John Gosden team.

Mark Johnston's runner showed a nice attitude in going down by just a length and should have a bit too much for his two rivals with that experience under his belt.

Elsewhere on the card, the Hugo Palmer-trained Dukhan finished off last season with a win and ought to again be thereabouts in the Sponsorship For ROA Members Handicap.

The four-year-old has had one or two stiff assignments in his career and the best of him might be seen this year.

Coopers Square can make it five wins from six starts since February by producing another solid staying performance in the Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Chase at Exeter.

The Tom Weston-trained eight-year-old has struck at Uttoxeter and Warwick and twice at Huntingdon, where he unseated his rider at the second fence for his only blip.

David Pipe's Legal History won a 15-runner contest at Ascot in good style recently and can double up in the City of Exeter Challenge Cup Handicap Hurdle.

Style De Garde cut little ice in the conditionals' race at the Festival, but should not be ruled out back over fences in the Toalsbet Casino Novices' Chase at Southwell.

Nicky Henderson's runner has won one of his three starts in chase company to date, scoring on the first attempt before refusing to race on the second occasion and suffering an odds-on defeat on his third run.

He is not one to totally rely on, but he has a touch of class and may well be good enough here.

Sporting Life selections:

EXETER: 2.10 Cold Fusion, 2.40 Legal History, 3.10 Awake At Midnight, 3.40 Triopas, 4.10 Steel Express, 4.40 Hard To Forget, 5.15 Coopers Square, 5.50 Herbert Park.

GOWRAN: 4.35 Basic Law, 5.05 Solar Wave, 5.40 Latchet, 6.10 Ice Bullet, 6.40 Maria Christina, 7.10 Hasanabad, 7.40 Twilight Payment.

PONTEFRACT: 2.00 Billy Roberts, 2.30 Zodiakos, 3.00 Rochester House, 3.30 Edgewood, 4.00 SO NEAR SO FARHH (NAP), 4.30 Dukhan, 5.00 Alfred Boucher, 5.30 Sempre Presto.

SOUTHWELL: 2.20 Goodthyneaway, 2.50 Style De Garde, 3.20 Lord Getaway, 3.50 Delegate, 4.20 Montys Angel, 4.50 Dan Gun, 5.25 Dylan's Sea Song.

DOUBLE: So Near So Farhh and Edgewood.


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