Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Friday, 16th April 2021

The best horse racing betting tips for Friday

Horse Racing Betting

Today’s horse racing tips move on from the exciting midweek action at Cheltenham and Newmarket.

The waters are a little calmer on Friday as we pull our six horse racing tips together.

We are looking at Ayr, Exeter and Fontwell for our day’s racing picks.

The top action for the day is from Ayr as we feature the Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase.

So here is the best of today’s horse racing tips for Friday, 16th April 2021.

All times listed are GMT.

14:50 Newbury Handicap l Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Mithras 3/1
Beautiful Bertie 6/1
Dingle 13/2
Saint Lawenew 98/1
Rafiki 11/2
Caribou 15/2
Knowwhentorun 12/1
Harold Shand 14/1
Yazaman 14/1
Fangorn 14/1
First Lott 14/1
Clarendon Cross 18/1
Fountain Cross 33/1
Alicester 33/1
Broxi 40/1
Decisive Edge 40/1
* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)


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Race Details

Race Type: Class 2 Handicap
Age: 3 year olds only
Declared Runners: 16
Distance: 7f

Today’s Horse Racing Tip

The race favourite for this contest by some distance is MITHRAS. But this is a big field and we feel that he is worth taking on.

It appears to be another strong renewal for this fixture and for it, we are going with RAFIKI at 11/2* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)

On his latest run, Rafiki picked up a score at Lingfield over a 1m trip and should still be in a good competitive mood back down at 7f.

That was a strong start to the year for him and we would expect a little more from him now as he comes into handicapping for Alan King.

Last autumn he got himself off the mark on what was his second race track appearance, winning a Wolverhampton novice. Rafiki could feature strongly.

 

Today’s Horse Racing Betting Tip

  • 14:50 Newbury Handicap – RAFIKI 6/1
  • 15:00 Fontwell Handicap Chase – OCEAN COVE 6/5
  • 15:15 Ayr Handicap Chase – SCHIEHALLION MUNRO 11/4
  • 15:35 Fontwell Handicap Hurdle – LAWTOP LEGEND 7/2
  • 17:50 Exeter Handicap Hurdle – JARVEYS PLATE 2/1
  • 18:20 Exeter Handicap Chase – DELIGHT OF DUBAI 10/3

 

15:00 Fontwell Handicap Chase Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Ocean Cove 6/5
Fact Of The Matter 3/1
Schnabel 10/3
Plantagenet 5/1
* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)


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Race Details

Race Type: Class 3 handicap chase
Age: 5 year olds plus
Declared Runners: 4
Distance: 3m 1f

Today’s Horse Racing Tip

This is a much smaller field as we look for our second horse racing tip of the day.

We don’t see the 6/5 race favourite OCEAN COVE missing out on the score here* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill).

There was a victory for him on his penultimate run, the first for him in this sphere. That happened at Doncaster in February.

He had a follow up after that, but he never carried the same form in it, finishing at the back of the field at Newbury.

The extra trip back on offer in this one will suit him.

It’s that Doncaster win that really makes Ocean Cove the stand-out option in his field.

There doesn’t look to be too many threats behind him anyway. SCHNABEL is arguably the best of the rest.

15:15 Ayr Handicap Chase Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Not That Fuisse 7/4
Schiehallion Munro 11/4
Nietzche 5/1
Theinval 5/1
Barton Knoll 6/1
Voix De Reve 22/1
Admiral’s Secret n/r
* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)


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Race Details

Race Type: Listed Handicap Chase
Age: 5 year olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 2m 4 1/2f

Today’s Horse Racing Tip

This is the big action of the day, the Listed Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase from Ayr. It is NOT THAT FUISSE heading up the market.

But we can see past his chances as we edge towards the super consistent SCHIEHALLION MUNRO.

He has taken the runner up spot in each of his last three runs and he still looks like he retains more ability.

So he would not be winning out of turn at 11/4 in this contest* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill).

Brian Hughes is booked for the ride and we would expect to see him drive Schiehallion Munro to the front and get things going from there.

If he can do enough early on then he could knock some of the challenge of Not That Fuisse backwards.

15:35 Fontwell Handicap Hurdle Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Good News 9/4
Emmas Dilemma 3/1
Lawtop Legend 7/2
Hier Encore 8/1
Bolt N Brown 9/1
Felton Bellevue 11/1
Soarlikeaneagle 14/1
Fearsome Fred 16/1
Uknowhaimean 33/1
* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)


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Race Details

Race Type: Class 5 handicap hurdle
Age: 4 year olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 3m 1f

Today’s Horse Racing Tip

The race favourite for this contest is GOOD NEWS who obliterated the handicapper on his last run to score, so is expected to be back competitive under a 7lb penalty.

We are going for the slightly longer at the 7/2 quote on LAWTOP LEGEND* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill).

He will be making a debut for a new yard in this one, which is very interesting.

Lawtop Legend hasn’t been seen since October when he took a credible 6th at Kelso.

There has only been one win from 16 previous goes over the hurdles. Will the change of year sharpen him up now?

Another thing in his favour is that he is on a career low mark and both Good News and Emma’s Dilemma in this fixture have taken recent weight hikes.

17:50 Exeter Handicap Hurdle Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Jersey Wonder 6/5
Jarveys Plate 2/1
Cotswold Way 5/1
Ruthless Article 13/2
Nordano 10/1
* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)


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Race Details

Race Type: Class 3 handicap hurdle
Age: 4 year olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 2m 7f

Today’s Horse Racing Tip

We are dipping back into a smaller field for this handicap hurdle from Exeter.

JERSEY WONDER is looking like a threat here after scoring so impressively on his handicap debut and a 6lb rise may not rein him in.

But JARVEYS PLATE just gets the nod as he looked extremely good in scoring three weeks ago himself in handicap.

That was at Newbury and he takes on a 4lb rise from that. But that appears to be manageable and if he has hit top form right now, he has a big say.

There has been recent excellent form from Jarvis Plate and he has a 7lb conditional on his back to help out as well. He shouldn’t be far away.

Jarveys Plate is our horse racing tip at 2/1* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill).

18:20 Exeter Handicap Chase Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Generation Gap 3/1
Pointed And Sharp 3/1
Delight Of Dubai 10/3
Enry Iggins 7/2
This BReac 5/1
* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill)


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Race Details

Race Type: Class 4 handicap chase
Age: 5 year olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 2m 3f

Today’s Horse Racing Tip

This is a wide-open field and that’s because not of them have too much appeal as they are searching for form.

But a decent third-place finish for DELIGHT OF DUBAI on his recent reappearance sends us towards her at 10/3* (betting odds recorded 22:04 GMT on April 15th 2021 at William Hill).

That place finish was earned three weeks ago in a field of 7 at Ludlow. That was after a long break so she should strip fitter.

Delight Of Dubai is 2lb down and has to enter calculations for Noel Williams as she is still fairly low mileage.

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