Newbury – All Prepped For Premier Race Day

UK horseracing on Saturday

Newbury racecourse hosts a competitive meeting today, the Premier Race Day meeting in the UK.

Track conditions are posted as heavy, but the clerk of the course is confident racing will go ahead.

Gary Moore’s stable is in good form and his five-year-old All Authorized could be the one to follow in the Download the BetVictor App Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (16h25).

Newbury racecourse hosts a competitive meeting on Saturday afternoon (Pic – Newbury)

Run over an extended two miles, he takes on eight rivals but goes on soft ground and now drops to handicap class. All Authorized did well to get as close as he did at Sandown last time, starting his run from last and closing nicely up the straight to finish fourth.

He was carried out approaching the final hurdle and still only finished just over a length behind the highly rated Victoria Milano. That was a career best effort, he looks progressive.

Florencethemachine also put in a career best when getting off the mark last time out at Exeter, and that form makes her the danger in this open contest. Champion jockey elect Harry Cobden rides for his boss Paul Nicholls.

Tommy’s Oscar looks the part in the Free Digital Racecard At Handicap Chase (16h35) at Doncaster.

The Ann Hamilton trained runner just needed the run at Kelso last month and that outing should have him spot on for Saturday.

The nine-year-old ran well to finish fourth behind Corrigeen Rock, only tiring late on and returns to a track where he’s won two of his three previous starts.

He looks well in here and if he reproduces his run when defeating the Cheltenham bound Boothill by five lengths last year, should be tough to beat.

Also at Doncaster, the lightly weighted Some Scope could double up at the course in the Grimthorpe Handicap Chase (17h40).

The Gavin Sheehan ridden runner hacked up here last time and the extra two furlongs on Saturday are sure to suit.

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