Horse Racing Tips: The best bets from an ITV Racing Friday

APR 22nd

The Naps competition came to a close for the jumps season yesterday and despite his selection being a non-runner, no one could get the win that would've meant they overhauled FARRINGDON and he was crowned champion. A new leaderboard begins today and of course our site is jam-packed with tips from the press pack for the action which comes from six tracks. Sandown and Perth are set to be broadcast on ITV Racing and we've taken a look and highlighted some of the most interesting selections to hopefully enhance the Friday feeling! 

Doncaster Grandstand

There may be a new Naps competition which means every entrant is now back to £0.00 in terms of profit and loss, but it would be cruel to wipe the slate clean in terms of tipsters who are on a hot streak. Today we have a couple of members of the press-pack who are already on a hat-trick and head to Sandown in front of the ITV cameras in the hunt for a four timer. Jon Freeman, the i's racing editor, long time press tipster and racing reporter, has had a 13/2 and 6/1 winner in his trio of consecutive winners and is going for another runner at a tasty price of 8/1 at the time of writing today.

He likes the chances of KIMNGRACE in the Sandown opener for Richard Hughes and George Rooke. She is making her seasonal reappearance here and last season there was a clear up turn in her form and performances as her two year old season rumbled on. She finished a neck second when sent off favourite on the all weather at Lingfield on the first of September 2021 over five furlongs but gained redemption next time out over six when winning cosily as the favourite. She is back slightly in trip today and this does look a tricky race to start off in but if she has improved as expected over her break she should at least give backers a good run for their money.

Bet365 Handicap
Kimngrace silk


Punchestown Gold Cup Odds

The other tipster who is in hot form is Ian Gaughran of the Irish Herald. Gaughran's last three naps have sailed home at 6/1, 9/1 and 6/4 and it is in the race after Freeman's that he selects his strongest fancy of the day. The colours and connections could hardly be in better form for this contest as it is Charlie Appleby training and William Buick riding his selection, BLUE TRAIL.

This is set to be Blue Trail's first start on turf after starting his campaign on the all weather back in January. He began with a second placed finish up at Newcastle behind Stormy Ocean before starting a two race winning sequence at Southwell and Kempton respectively. All three of his first starts came over a mile and his fourth was over the same trip at Chelmsford so a bold bid was expected (indicated by the colt being sent off 9/4 for success). He never looked happy in the race, racing keenly and only running well in snatches before making no impression on the leaders and weakening into fourth. 

He will have to bounce back and connections have opted once again to leave the hood off this time, but with the red-hot form of Appleby and Buick Blue Trail can find himself back in the winners' enclosure and keep Gaughran's momentum rolling.

Today's Tips
Bet365 Esher Cup Handicap
Blue Trail silk

Blue Trail


Bet £10 On Any First Race & Get 7 x £5 FREE Bets

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. Promo code RACE35. New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply

Advert Disclaimer is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets

#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Money Back As Cash Up To £20
#AD Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+
Deposit £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+
Get £36 In Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. 18+. T&Cs apply
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only |
Latest racing results
Gowran Park
3rdStorm Steps
2ndBilly Wedge
Gowran Park
1stBells On Her Toes
View All Today's Results