RACE PREVIEW & TIPS (FRIDAY)

14:35 Newbury

Gracious John is something of a nightmare to follow and has racked up seventeen consecutive losses since winning this race twelve months ago. Connections decision to book Oisin Murphy for the ride today suggests a degree of confidence and off a seven pounds lower mark than last term, it would be very disappointing if he failed to go close. Kick On Kick On won on his debut at two and won after a break at three, perhaps best caught fresh it would be folly to dismiss his chance and a tremendous amount of respect is afforded. Spoof and Moon Trouble have chances of the rest although it is the well handicapped, Gracious John, who is taken to go back to back in this race.

GRACIOUS JOHN (WIN) – NAP

16:35 Kempton – Platinum Coast (E/W) *Next Best*