Newton Abbot: LAPFORD LAD | 3:40pm Emily Davies 21st Birthday Race Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) | Dom’s Pick
Friday’s sole jumps fixture takes place at Newton Abbot and our team have selected our best pre-weekend selection for the action in Devon.
A duel course successor, Sue Gardner’s Lapford Lad is 4lb below his last winning mark and found only an in-form rival too good at Fontwell last time.
A repeat of his last outing is sure to see him go close here on his favourite track, with his handler picking up a winner on the outskirts of Torquay in June.
Given the fact he is nine-years-old, the son of Arvico remains relatively lightly raced with just 19 career outings under his belt to date and he’s been given plenty of time to get over his back-to-back appearances in May.