Timeform pick out three bets from Newbury on Friday…
“…Ed Dunlop’s charge makes plenty of appeal from a handicapping perspective…”
Timeform on Global Applause
Despite enduring traffic problems at a crucial stage, Global Applause was beaten less than two lengths when fifth in a Doncaster handicap won by Tomily during the autumn. Global Applause is now 13 lb better off with that rival, and Ed Dunlop’s charge makes plenty of appeal from a handicapping perspective. A Momentofmadness is largely consistent and, having gone up just 2 lb for his recent Kempton victory, he is feared most.
Golden Birthday suffered his first defeat on the Flat at Lingfield last month, but that run will have blown away the cobwebs and, moreover, he will be seen in an altogether better light now back up in trip on a stiffer track. The seven-year-old is preferred to Look My Way, who has been in good form over hurdles and remains on a workable mark in this sphere.
There should be better to come from Bartholomeu Dias, who confirmed the promise he showed as a two-year-old when easily landing the odds on his return at Wolverhampton earlier this month. An entry in the Dante suggests that connections have high hopes for him and he gets the nod ahead of Tigre du Terre. Bombyx looks a fair prospect and is most interesting of the remainder.