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Newton Abbot: DOM’S NAP | Friday’s Best Bet

Can Sue Gardner claim another Newton Abbot scalp on Friday afternoon?

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2C675WT Ashuter and Harry Cobden (red cap) on the way to winning the Ogwell Novices' Hurdle at Newton Abbot Racecourse.
Newton Abbot: LAPFORD LAD | 3:40pm Emily Davies 21st Birthday Race Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) | Dom’s Pick
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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.

2E1MR46 Max Kendrick riding Pop The Champagne (centre right) at the start before winning The Watch Sky Sports Racing In HD Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race at Lingfield Park Racecourse.
Newton Abbot’s card gets underway at 1:20pm

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.

HMFP0Y Jockey Gavin Sheehan with trainer Warren Greatrex at Chepstow Racecourse.
Gavin Sheehan (right) partners Lapford Lad at Newton Abbot on Thursday

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.

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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.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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