Dave Nevison's top tips for Friday: Don't Desert Fahey runner at a big price

By Dave Nevison
Thu 6 Jun 2019

6.20 Haydock: Korcho at a general 7-1

Hughie Morrison pitched Korcho into the London Gold Cup at Newbury last time out and that race is always worth keeping a close eye on as it usually yields plenty of winners.

Korcho finished eighth but he stuck to his task well and did better than most who got involved early.

I believe he can be marked up a little and fancy he will win this much less competitive race on Friday.

His trainer has been in excellent form and Korcho has a good draw in stall one.

Sir Michael Stoute runs the equally promising Felix but he has the look of one who will be overbet. His presence in the field should ensure we get a bigger price about Korcho.

7.25 Haydock: Danehill Desert each-way at a general 14-1

This horse has never been the most reliable but if he is in the same form as when third at Thirsk last time out (watch above) he will win this.

He has earned the squiggle from Timeform but he has finished second on four occasions in the past 12 months - off marks between 8lb and 10lb higher than he now runs off.

He was ridden by Sean Davis for that good effort last time at Thirsk and the excellent apprentice, who claims 5lb, keeps the ride.

Few of his rivals are massively consistent or have impressive strike rates.

8.10 Goodwood: Kirkland Forever at a general 5-1 each-way

It is clear that 7lb-clamer Georgia Dobie gets on well with this horse, having registered to victories and a second place from three rides on her.

Given that Kirkland Forever started improving at tracks such as Brighton, then the twists and turns of Goodwood should hold no fears for her.

She was beaten by the improving Carp Kid, who reopposes, last time at Chepstow but that was a steadily-run affair.

With front-running Berrahri in stall one here, a hot pace appears guaranteed and it will also mean Carp Kid will this time not be able to dictate his own fractions.

Furthermore, Kirkland Forever gets a 5lb pull in the weights and that leads me to think it is worth backing the Eve Johnson-Houghton runner to turn the tables.

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