Horse racing tips: Dave Nevison's best bets

By Dave Nevison@nevisondave
Thu 23 Sep 2021

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Our pundit Dave Nevison has tipped recent winners at 16/1 and 8/1 in another profitable week and makes the case for three contenders at Newmarket and York on Friday live on Racing TV.

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2.05 York: Chairmanoftheboard

I have no doubt he is handicapped to win a race, even after going up 1lb for his latest effort.

Chairmanoftheboard is quirky and things went a little too well at Doncaster last time (costing yours truly a four-timer!) after breaking too well and travelling too well on the outside of his field before fluffing his lines by hanging away late on.

To me, in a perfect world to me he would miss the kick slightly, settle off a nice pace and then be produced to challenge well inside the last furlong. Simples!

There is enough pace for Chairmanoftheboard to be led into the race with horses racing either side of him. If it works out great, but I will be very surprised if he is run out of the (extra) places.

2.40 York: La Rav

His defeat last time was one that got away, I have no doubt.

The excellent Joanna Mason had a rare off day aboard La Rav earlier in the week, and my brick nearly went through the telly as I watched her traveling well too far off the pace and not getting going until far too late. He had beaten both horses who finished in front of him last time.

The dilemma here is whether the slightly shorter trip on York’s flat track will suit La Rav nearly as well as Beveley clearly does. He looks to be well-handicapped, in very good form and there does look to be guaranteed pace here, so I am hoping to quickly recoup losses and restore Mason’s place in my list of jockeys to be with.

4.40 Newmarket: Fireworks

Fireworks may not ever live up to €850,000 price tag, but he has a good opportunity here and will appreciate stepping up beyond a mile.

Runner-up on his penultimate start back in May, that Newmarket novice has proved very strong and thrown up multiple winners of multiple races since. Fireworks missed the summer but came back and won a Beverley minor event as a 1/7F should.

Given the handicapper has had plenty of time to adjust his rating since his run in May, it is a little surprising he has put him on a mark of just 86 for this handicap debut.

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