This Friday, 16 September, the horse racing NAP of the Day, according to SportsLens experts, is Time Flies By. He reverts to hurdles in the second race at Newton Abbot (2:10). Our tipsters’ Next Best bet, meanwhile, is Sam Cooke in a middle-distance Flat handicap at Newbury (4:35).
These are our horse racing experts’ two Friday fancies with the case in full for both below:
- 2:10 Newton Abbot – TIME FLIES BY (NAP) @ 10/11 with 888Sport
- 4:35 Newbury – SAM COOKE (NB) @ 4/1 with 888Sport
Why will horse racing NAP of the Day Time Flies By win?
The increased stamina test of the extended 2m 5f novice hurdle at Newton Abbot might be just what TIME FLIES BY needs to score (2:10). Trained by Nicky Henderson for leading Irish owner JP McManus, this seven-year-old Getaway gelding has often been of interest to the best betting sites after a debut bumper win back in 2019.
Time Flies By went on to place in a Listed National Hunt Flat race before going straight over hurdles. His powerful connections pitched him into Grade 2 company at Ascot races where he was far from disgraced in third. McFabulous, a subsequent three-time winner at that level, was in-behind Time Flies By that day.
Although then below par at Cheltenham when upped in trip, he did finish second on a couple of starts last season. A mark of 125 remains more than fair for Time Goes By and, off these terms, he’s 7lb and upwards clear on adjusted ratings of those handicapped. He thus rates our horse racing NAP of the Day and should be shorter than the 10/11 that 888Sport had him at first thing this morning.
Sam Cooke NB & can follow-up in Newbury handicap
Later on this afternoon at Newbury races today, SAM COOKE bids to follow-up on a fine recent success at Newmarket in the 1m 4f handicap (4:35). Trained by Ralph Beckett, this six-year-old Pour Moi gelding has posted improved efforts with every run this season. That culminated in a gallant neck success at Newmarket off 2lb lower last month.
The runner-up filled the same spot in the valuable Mallard Handicap at Doncaster on Sunday and the fourth home was a previous Listed winner, so the form isn’t too shabby. Even Sam Cooke’s winning horse racing result at York from last year has been advertised by the runner-up, Throne Hall, scoring over hurdles this week.
After defying the welter burden of 9st 12lb last time out, he may well go in again. That is a prospect that top horse racing betting sites clearly fear. It also explains why Sam Cooke is NB to our horse racing NAP of the Day for 16 September. A £10 punt on him or Time Flies By with 888sport qualifies new customers for £40 in bonuses with further details below…
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Related to Our Horse Racing NAP of the Day
Check out the latest horse racing betting tips on SportsLens today:
- After a 9/2 winner on Thursday, check out the Andrew Mount Friday fancies from Newbury & Kempton