Friday horse racing tips: Dave Nevison's best bets at Newbury

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Fri 26 Nov 2021

Our pundit Dave Nevison picked two winners on Tuesday and another on Wednesday and shares his fancies for day one of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Enjoy all the action from Newbury, Dundalk and Chelmsford live on Racing TV and Racing TV Extra.

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2.25 Newbury: Fanion D’Estruval

Venetia Williams’ winning spree seems to have started earlier than normal and largely on ground faster than usual. Hopefully this horse can come on for an encouraging seasonal debut in the Old Roan Chase.

Fanion D’Estruval looked as though he was not going to figure at all but stayed on very nicely, not beaten far by the excellent Allmankind at Aintree and posting a much better run than his last two efforts of the previous campaign.

Fanion D’Estruval won around Newbury on his stable debut and first run in this country and course form here is important to me. He definitely has the ability to score here and wouldn’t be the first ex-French horse to really come good in his second season in Britain.

3.35 Newbury: One For You

Philip Hobbs runs three in this, but I am happy to plump for One For You who was on a roll at the end of last season.

He reappeared at the last meeting here and after being paper favourite was surprisingly easy to back and had doubled in price by the off. He ran perfectly well but definitely like a horse who would improve for the run and I am expecting a fully-fit One For You turning out here.

The application of a tongue tie and a step-up in trip after a wind operation all seemed to combine to bring about his improvement last term and he looks set to win a couple of handicaps at least this winter.

Tom O’Brien has won aboard One For You twice and has ridden stable companion Umndeni to win as well recently, so presumably has had the pick.

6.45 Chelmsford: Sealed Offer

She has never yet run in a 0-70 handicap and, given she showed her best form this season last-time out, this drop in class might just enable her to get her head back in front.

The reapplication of cheekpieces last time by her current trainer (had worked okay at Southwell previously on her final start for Robert Cowell) almost did the trick over course and distance and they are encouragingly used again here.

Sealed Offer may find herself in an ideal position, just behind the strong pace from stall 3. Given her class edge, she can score a perhaps slightly overdue victory.

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