Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Friday 27 November 2020

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Friday 27 November 2020

Neil Morrice Best Bets & Tips

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Friday's international racing coming your way from Dundalk, Newbury, Doncaster, Southwell, and Chelmsford City. 


NEWBURY

Race 1 No2 FLINTEUR SACRE
Trainer: Nicky Henderson - Jockey: Nico de Boinville

A close relative of the exceptional Sprinter Sacre, FLINTEUR SACRE can bolster his trainer’s impressive record in this race by converting on jumps debut. The Kempton bumper winner has wowed in his preparation for this seasonal reappearance and could easily shape into a leading candidate for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Race 2 No3 ANEMOI
Trainer: Harry Whittington - Jockey: Gavin Sheehan

ANEMOI pulled a race out of the fire that looked lost on his chase debut at Chepstow and was in fact good value for his narrow margin of victory. A mistake two out cost him valuable yardage, but this normally sound jumper dug deep to get up in the final strides. He’s an upwardly mobile horse worth following until beaten.

Race 4 No2 FIDDLERONTHEROOF 
Trainer: Colin Tizzard - Jockey: Robbie Power

FIDDLERONTHEROOF can prevail in what looks, at first sight, a tricky three-cornered novices’ chase. The six-year-old has contested similarly small fields in his two starts over fences, and while his defeat by If The Cap Fits at Ffos Las was devalued by that rival, he showed gritty determination to get up and beat Silver Hallmark at Exeter. Newbury is a big, galloping track that will play to his strengths.

Race 7 No12 HILL SIXTEEN (Nap)
Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies - Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

HILL SIXTEEN came home by a distance on debut for his trainer in a Ffos Las novice chase. Rather than stay over fences, connections have opted to move him up the distance ladder for a return to hurdles, and he seems just as well handicapped as if he’d gone for a chase on this card.

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DUNDALK 

Race 3 No5 FLIRTING BRIDGE
Trainer: Henry de Bromhead - Jockey: Billy Lee

Camelot filly FLIRTING BRIDGE improved from debut to finish third to Willow in a soft ground Leopardstown maiden. That was a big step in the right direction and augers well for another earning run today, in a race in which all the main protagonists are drawn high.

Race 4 No1 MIRAGE MORE (Nap)
Trainer: Michael Halford - Jockey: Mikey Sheehy

Having started at 40-1 on each of her latest outings here, MIRAGE MORE is going to be one of the favourites for this nursery, which presents her with a good opportunity to endorse the promise of her fourth to Isle Of Sark over a slightly shorter trip.

Race 5 No4 FERRYBANK
Trainer: Ted Walsh - Jockey: Chris Hayes

FERRYBANK has edged closer with each outing, and the Cable Bay colt can now deliver with the importance of a drop back to sprinting assisting his cause. He’s opposed by a stern rival in Russian River, but should be up to the task in hand.

Race 6 No7 HALA JOUD
Trainer: Joseph O’Brien - Jockey: A Persse

HALA JOUD’s course and distance fourth to Queens Carriage is there to be improved on. The Belardo filly couldn’t justify her strength in the market but it was her first run on the Poly, and she’ll be wiser. She’d run a cracker to place on debut at Navan, and sets the standard for the others to aim at.

Race 7 No3 TIDE OF TIME
Trainer: Eddie Lynam - Jockey: Wayne Lordan

The application of headgear for his last three starts has seen TIDE OF TIME perform in a good light. His trainer swapped blinkers for cheek pieces which helped him land a Navan handicap and he performed well to place with those retained when third to Earls at Naas. Key to his chance is whether he can handle Polytrack on a belated first outing on the surface.

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DONCASTER

Race 2 No1 BOBHOPEORNOHOPE (Nap)
Trainer: Kim Bailey - Jockey: David Bass

Expensive point-to-point purchase BOBHOPEORNOHOPE impressed on his hurdling bow at Exeter for a stable that’s firing in the winners. He’s going to progress from that first outing in eight months and might prove sufficient a thorn in the side of Flash Collonges to take out this strongly contested race.

Race 3 No12 CATCHMEIFYOUCAN
Trainer: Jennie Candlish - Jockey: Sean Quinlan

This stable is going through a hot streak and CATCHMEIFYOUCAN can further add to its haul by landing this long-distance handicap hurdle. He opened his account for connections with real authority at Market Rasen and can now defy his 7lb penalty.

CHELMSFORD CITY

Race 4 No3 COMPANIONSHIP (Nap)
Trainer: William Haggas - Jockey: Tom Marquand

The Kempton debut effort of COMPANIONSHIP was eye taking to say the least, and gives her a strong chance to open her account. The daughter of Galileo overcame a poor draw to give Final Applause plenty to think about, and is now going to be all the better for that run as well as breaking from the favoured rail.

Race 7 No6 FROZEN WATERS
Trainer: Richard Hannon - Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

First time blinkers might give FROZEN WATERS the extra edge needed to put his head in front following a couple of recent near-misses. The No Nay Never colt went down in photos in both those races at Newmarket and Haydock, and needs to consolidate on this return to Polytrack.

SOUTHWELL

Race 1 No5 KNIGHTCAP
Trainer: Tim Easterby - Jockey: Duran Fentiman

KNIGHTCAP has been on the premises in five of her last seven starts, most recently troubling the judge at Newcastle. A first run on this Fibresand surface could be what the doctor ordered for her to put her head in front.

Race 8 No2 ST ANNE’S (Nap)
Trainer: James Bethell - Jockey: Ben Curtis

ST ANNE’S improved to take home a cheque when earning a handicap mark in a Redcar novice last month. The Magson filly has improved from race to race in her short career, with her trainer seeming to have found a suitable opening for her in the nightcap.

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