Hayley Turner: No France Trip This Weekend

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Hayley previews the action from Lingfield and Newmarket and shares her inside knowledge about her rides at both courses.

Hayley Turner riding a winner at Ascot

I had been due to head to France this weekend to ride Onassis for Charlie Fellowes, but she will now be staying at home. Even if she had run, I would probably not have gone over to ride her after last night’s announcement. I would have had to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival back in the UK and with August being such a busy time for jockeys, missing two weeks was never really an option for me.

Friday – Lingfield

4:55 – Tralee Hills

Tralee Hills (7/1) was an intended runner at Bath last night but they didn’t have the rain that was forecast. That was a big shame because he would have had a massive chance. We now have re-routed to Lingfield on the all-weather, where he has to take on three-year-olds and I think his task looks a lot harder than it would have done at Bath last night. However, he certainly isn’t without a hope as he’s in great form at home.

6:25 – Alpine Springs

Alpine Springs (7/4) is a filly who we feel has been given a very workable mark. She has shown a fair amount in her two starts to date and I think she has a massive chance in this.

7:25  – Heart Of A Hunter

Heart Of A Hunter (100/1) hasn’t made a huge impression on her first two starts and this looks a very competitive renewal. We are drawn wide too, so I think we will have our work cut out. We will get a mark after this run and that could be more his game.

Saturday – Newmarket

1:30 – Hemsworth

Hemsworth runs here for the first time for young trainer James Ferguson. James has hugely impressed me since he started training and his numbers back that up – a 27% strike rate in your first year of training is no mean feat. Hemsworth has been to Chelmsford for a racecourse gallop so will be ready to go here. He’s gone nicely at home and although this is another typically hot Newmarket maiden, he has a chance.

2:40 – Broughtons Gold

I am delighted to keep the ride on Broughtons Gold (3/1 at M-Bet) for Tom Clover. He’s a horse that has improved with each run this season and he won well on his latest start at Windsor. A rise of 4lbs isn’t too harsh and I think he has scope to win again here.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

Hayley Turner is widely regarded as being the most successful female British jockey of all time. In her career to date she has won more than 1,500 flat races and has been awarded an OBE for services to horse racing. Hayley Turner’s tips are worth paying attention to since she has the inside track in the world of horse racing. Hayley brings her unique insights on horse racing exclusively to MansionBet in her weekly blog posts.
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