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David Clough makes Badri his best bet of the day at Lingfield on Friday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

NAP: Badri (3.10 Lingfield)

Next Best: (Estrela Star 2.00 Lingfield)

Badri has the look of a good thing in the Ladbrokes "Play 1-2-Free" On Football Handicap at Lingfield.

Charlie Hills' colt struck at his third attempt in a novice event over a furlong shorter than this trip at the same course last month.

That convincing success came in a first-time tongue tie, which is retained, and Badri has fine prospects of doubling up on his handicap debut.

He starts out in this sphere off a rating of 80, and there is every reason on the basis of his achievements so far that he will be able to handle and soon exceed this company.

Badri beat an odds-on favourite, and consistent benchmark, into third last time - and has appeared to be crying out for this slight step up in trip.

He will need to consolidate his current rate of improvement, but faces nothing with the same upward profile among his seven rivals.

Estrela Star is highly likely to continue his rapid progress in the opening Play 4 To Score At Betway Handicap.

Ali Stronge's gelding finished full of running, and evidently pretty pleased with himself, when he bagged his second win in a week at Chelmsford's extra meeting on Tuesday.

The Berkshire trainer is happy to send him to the races again, just three days later, and Estrela Star can make light of the double penalty against largely exposed opposition and bring up the swift hat-trick after hitting such a rich vein of form.

Makram looked a winner in waiting as runner-up on his racecourse debut at Kempton early last month.

Slowly away, he finished with a flourish and attracted all the right comments from those paid to observe.

Roger Charlton has allowed 41 days for the experience to sink in, and Makram should be ready to prove he has learned how to win in the Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Novice Stakes.

At Fakenham, Paul Nicholls' exciting front-runner Greaneteen can complete his hat-trick and stay unbeaten over fences in the Racing To School Riders' Programme Novices' Chase as he tunes up for higher-profile spring targets ahead.

Sporting Life tips

DUNDALK: 5.00 Pillar, 5.30 Chanell Eclipse, 6.00 King's Vow, 6.30 Narynkol, 7.00 China's Storm, 7.30 Rock On Aidan, 8.00 Pedro De Styles, 8.30 Theoneyouare.

FAKENHAM: 1.40 Ted Bach, 2.10 Greaneteen, 2.45 Fix Sun, 3.20 Senior Citizen, 3.50 Dundrum Wood, 4.20 Haymount, 4.50 Fivetotwelve.

LINGFIELD: 2.00 Estrela Star, 2.35 Plantadream, 3.10 BADRI (NAP), 3.40 Makram, 4.10 Blowing Dixie, 4.40 Enmeshing.

SOUTHWELL: 5.10 Double Reflection, 5.45 Palazzo, 6.15 Sur Mer, 6.45 Sandridge Lad, 7.15 Cold Harbour, 7.45 Royal Big Night, 8.15 The Retriever.

DOUBLE: Estrela Star and Badri.

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