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

Can Silvestre de Sousa win with his only ride of the night at Newcastle this Friday?

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2A4M66C Morando ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa after winning the Property Raceday Targets £3M Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot Racecourse.
Newcastle: SUNDAY SOVEREIGN | 6:45pm William Hill Gosforth Park Cup Handicap | Dom’s Pick
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The beginning of Newcastle’s most prestigious flat meeting kickstarts on Friday evening and our team have outlined our best bet of the day.

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Newcastle’s Friday fixture starts at 5:40pm

Running right back to form in a competitive York handicap last time, Sunday Sovereign could still be well in off a mark of 98 for Tim Easterby.

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He holds some very strong Irish form for previous handler Paddy Twomey, but things haven’t quite gone his way since his switch across the sea.

However, that effort in May was his most positive for this trainer after being outclassed in previous Class 1 company and this is the most consistent string of runs he’s had since 2019.

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Tim Easterby has trained more than 50 winners in 2021 so far

This is Silvestre de Sousa’s only ride of the day and that could take some reading into, with the pilot currently operating at around an 11% strike-rate.

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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