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ITV Racing Tips - Friday's tips at Newmarket and York

  • Tips and selections for all six ITV races on Friday 24th September
  • We'll enjoy four strong races from day two of the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket
  • Two handicaps from York bolster the ITV schedule
  • Albaflora, Majestic Glory and Benbatl feature amongst our tips
Oisin Murphy riding Benbatl win The Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket in 2019. (Getty)

The Cambridgeshire Meeting continues at Newmarket on Friday, where the Rockfel and Joel Stakes will be handed out. Along with four pattern races from Newmarket, ITV Racing viewers have two strong handicaps to enjoy from York on Friday afternoon.

Let's jump straight into Friday's ITV racing tips on day two of the Cambridgeshire Meeting.
    Table Of Contents
  • Friday's ITV Racing Schedule
  • ITV Racing Tips - Friday 24th September
  • Race 1 - Rosemary Stakes Tips
  • Race 2 - William Hill Handicap Tips
  • Race 3 - Princess Royal Stakes Tips
  • Race 4 - Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Tips
  • Race 5 - Rockfel Stakes Tips
  • Race 6 - Joel Stakes Tips

Friday's ITV Racing Schedule

1:50pm Newmarket Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day EBF Rosemary Stakes (Listed Race) 1m
2:05pm York William Hill Extra Places Races Handicap (Class 2) 6f
2:25pm Newmarket Unibet Princess Royal Stakes (Group 3) 1m4f
2:40pm York williamhill.com Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap (Class 3) 7f
3:00pm Newmarket Unibet Rockfel Stakes (Group 2) 7f
3:35pm Newmarket Unibet "You're On" Joel Stakes (Group 2) 1m

ITV Racing Tips - Friday 24th September

Race 1 - Rosemary Stakes Tips

A really tricky race to open proceedings. The three Godolphin runners all come into this on the back of long absences. Fooraat has been anything but reliable over the past 18 months, while front-runners Maamora and Ummalnar could set the race up for a closer.

It's by no means a confident fancy, but I'm going to have a small bet on DON'T TELL CLAIRE, who's improved ten pounds in her last three starts. Daniel Kubler's filly won well at Nottingham two starts ago and flew home from the rear to land a Class Two Handicap at Ascot the last day. She could reward each-way backers with a slice of place money.

Race 2 - William Hill Handicap Tips

Nomadic Empire was a key part in our clean sweep of Daily Tips when scoring at Leicester on Monday. I feel bad for deserting David O'Meara's sprinter after he did us such a good turn, but this is a decent leap in grade and he has to shoulder a six-pound penalty.

Instead, I'll be siding with CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARD, who's run well in several big handicaps this season. Mick Channon's charge stayed on for fifth at Newmarket in August and again at Thirsk, where he encountered traffic problems at a crucial stage. Last time out in the Cazoo Handicap at Doncaster, David Egan's mount looked to be coming with a telling challenge, only to hang a little left under pressure and come up three-quarters of a length short.

Despite those solid efforts, Chairmanoftheboard has drifted from 94 down to his last winning mark of 89 and he's running well enough to challenge.

Race 3 - Princess Royal Stakes Tips

With my initial tip, Albaflora now out of this Group Three, I have very little interest. Any of the rest could win on any given day. 

DOMINO DARLING was being turned out quickly when she was narrowly defeated by Forbearance in the Galtres Stakes. William Haggas' filly then ran in another Listed race at Windsor, finishing fourth behind a future Group One winner in Teona and two horses rated 114 and 110. I might have a little gamble on her at 13/2, but it will only be a small bet.

Race 4 - Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Tips

POET'S MAGIC has spent most of the season carrying big weights into Class Four handicaps. John Quinn's mare has won three of her nine starts, finishing outside the top three places just once.

Jason Hart's mount defeated some decent rivals with ease at Carlisle back in August, and was only beaten a neck in a competitive handicap at Ayr last time out. Poet's Magic remains on the same mark of 82, despite clocking an RPR of 91 that day, and could be a big player with just 8-8 on her back.

Race 5 - Rockfel Stakes Tips

Majestic Glory3:00pm Newmarket Unibet Rockfel Stakes (Group 2) 7fGET 10/3 HERE
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Quite a few in here are not without a shout, but based on her victory in the Sweet Solera Stakes, MAJESTIC GLORY is the one to beat.

Andrew Balding's filly went into that Group Three on the back of an excellent maiden success over Alflaila, who's now rated 102. Charlie Appleby's Wild Beauty was the favourite with the bookies, but once the gaps opened up for Majestic Glory on the rail, she put the Sweet Solera to bed in taking fashion.

Wild Beauty has since boosted that form with a Group One win out in Canada, and Ryan Moore takes over in the saddle. There should be more to come from this likeable filly.

Race 6 - Joel Stakes Tips

Benbatl3:35pm Newmarket Unibet "You're On" Joel Stakes (Group 2) 1mGET 3/1 HERE
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2000 Guineas runner-up, Master Of The Seas makes his first start since that Classic effort, and the bookies think he's the one to beat. I, however, would much rather side with BENBATL, following that excellent reappearance effort at Goodwood.

Saeed Bin Suroor's globe trotter has previous in the Joel Stakes, having trounced a classy field by five lengths in 2019. Benbatl's only outing of last season came in this race, where he finished a very strong third behind Kameko and Regal Reality. 

After another 11 months on the sidelines, Benbatl went off as the favourite for the Celebration Mile last month. Oisin Murphy's mount was awkward away that day, and had to be chased up to grab his favoured prominent position. Despite that inauspicious start, Benbatl looked to have the race won, only for Lavendar's Blue to pip the favourite to the post.

Considering his inactivity over the past two years and how the race was run, that has to go down as a fantastic effort. We know Benbatl loves running on the Rowley Mile, and he looks a solid option at 3/1.

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