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Newbury – 23rd October: DOM’S NAP + NB | Saturday’s 2 Best Bets

Our team’s two best bets for the action at Newbury on Saturday afternoon

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Newbury’s NAP: HOO YA MAL | 2:00pm Virgin Bet Horris Hill Stakes (Group 3) | Dom’s Pick
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Despite being beaten by Noble Truth at Doncaster, the change in conditions may favour Andrew Balding’s colt in the rematch here.

He finished third in what has proved to be a very strong novice on debut at Sandown back in July and the manner of his York success after that was very taking.

Andrew Balding - Glorious Goodwood
Can Hoo Ya Mal reward Andrew Balding with a Group victory at Newbury?

Only a nose separated a pair in Yorkshire so there’s hardly a huge mountain to overcome and the Hampshire yard have had their second-most wins for the season in this sphere.

NB: SISKANY | 2:35pm Virgin Bet St Simon Stakes (Group 3)

An obvious selection but Charlie Appleby’s gelding could still be a kind price at even money given what he’s achieved this campaign.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Charlie Appleby has two runners on the card at Newbury this weekend

The three-year-old gets weight aplenty from his two nearest market rivals and was as good as ever when winning a valuable contest at the Newmarket Rowley Mile on his most recent start.

Max Vega ran a decent race in the Rose Bowl Stakes but his winless run extended to eight in the process.

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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