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Worcester: DOM’S NAP | Friday’s Best Bet

Can Lucy Smith’s charge record a second win in a row at Worcester on Friday evening?



2F9YH1E Bletchley Castle ridden by jockey Thomas O'Brien during the Eddie Mapp Memorial Open Hunters' Chase at Ludlow Racecourse. Picture date: Wednesday April 21, 2021.
Worcester: Marcle Ridge | 6:10pm West Midlands Area Open Hunters’ Chase | Dom’s Pick [+£9.04 profit from £1 stakes on National Hunt NAP’s]
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Yesterday’s banker finished a close second at Market Rasen so hopefully we can go one better at Worcester on Friday.

A rematch in an interesting Hunters’ Chase will make for appealing watching and we’re siding with Mrs Lucy Smith’s Marcle Ridge to maintain the form line with Jatiluwih.

Worcester Racecourse General
Worcester hosts another evening of race action this Friday

The 9-year-old selection proved too strong for the Phillip Hobbs’ charge in a point-to-point back in December and ran a cracker on his return to rules at Warwick.

He then blitzed the field on Race Night at Cheltenham earlier this month and given he’s very low mileage, he looks the safe bet here.

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There’s not a lot separating the pair in the market but David Maxwell’s mount appears to have found his best form in Britain over hurdles so it looks worth chancing the slight favourite instead.

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.