ITV Racing Preview Saturday
IT’S TRIALS DAY ON ITV RACING ON SATURDAY! Action from Ascot, Lingfield and Haydock including Oaks and Derby Trials as well as the Grade 3 Swinton Hurdle over Jumps!
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ITV Racing Preview Saturday Schedule
1.55 Ascot tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk British EBF Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2) 1m
2.15 Lingfield Novibet Oaks Trial Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) 1m31/2f
2.30 Ascot tote+ Pays More At tote.co.uk Buckhounds Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4f
2.50 Lingfield Novibet Derby Trial Stakes (Listed Race) 1m31/2f
3.10 Haydock Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 1m71/2f
3.25 Lingfield Novibet Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) 7f
3.40 Ascot tote+ Victoria Cup (Heritage Handicap) 7f
4.00 Lingfield Download The Novibet App Handicap (Class 3) 71/2f
4.15 Ascot tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk Handicap (Class 3) 1m4f
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Ascot 1.55 tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk British EBF Fillies’ Handicap (Class 2) 1m
This fillies event usually sees a few of the runners go on to run at Group level and this renewal looks no different with some nice prospects in here. It looks a toss-up between LIGHTS ON and Dreamloper with the former getting my money in this. She showed signs of her ability last season winning once and placed on every other effort. But it was the comeback run at Nottingham that makes me fancy her chances today as she looks to have come on a fair bit from 3 to 4. Considering that was her first run of the season the nearly 3 length win was easy and if in the same form she will be hard to beat.
Dreamloper also ran a cracker on her comeback run, she travelled very well before hitting traffic in the run. The jockey did say she was a bit too free. I fully expect both of these to be rated 100+ before long and will be fighting out the finish. Conservatoire is another who has plenty to come but does lack the fitness of her rivals so place chance for her.
Lingfield 2.15 Novibet Oaks Trial Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4f
While this is a good race I do think it’s easy enough to pick holes in a number of these rivals. Technique ran well when narrowly denied at Epsom but with the second Wirko letting that form down badly since she is going to need more to win this and at around 11/4 at the time of writing looks too short in the betting. Nash Nasha catches the eye being by Dubawi and she has won 2 from 3 but strictly on the clock she has an awful lot to find. Granted she’ll improve but so will the others. Loving Dream is the pace angle and could go well for a long way but you’d have to think she might be vulnerable late.
With these doubts I’ve decided to give VALUE TIP a big chance at a double-figure price. She is chasing a hat-trick and if she improves I can see her running much better than her odds are suggesting (at the time of writing). Divinely will be more suited by this trip but a lot of O’Brien’s are needing the run.
Ascot 2.30 tote+ Pays More At tote.co.uk Buckhounds Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4f
This looks a fairly strong field for this Listed contest but WITHOUT A FIGHT looks the one to be on. He was last seen at Newbury 3 weeks ago behind the classy Al Aasy. That second place reads well in this race with quite a few in the field running a fair few lengths behind the selection that day. He was better for the run last season and I expect him to step up on that performance which would see him go very close in this at a decent price.
Deja was behind the selection that day and he may have been needing the run more than out and could be the main danger if stepping forward from that run and get a bit closer to the selection. Lost Eden is one that could really be anything, the form at Lingfield isn’t much to write home about but he won easily twice. Maybe one to keep an eye on in the market.
Lingfield 2.50 Novibet Derby Trial Stakes (Listed Race) 1m31/2f
Adayar is all the rage here for Appleby and while that Classic Trial at Sandown does look a strong piece of form I don’t think he warrants being as short as he is and I’m happy to take the bigger price about KYPRIOS here for Aidan O’Brien. This Galileo colt made it 2 wins from 3 starts at Cork a fortnight ago and that was a performance backed up by the clock so if he improves again with the cheekpieces added he should run a big race. The yard also saddle Carlisle Bay but the fact Moore is on this one is also a good indication of his chances.
Scope ran well at Newmarket on return and is another one I’ll be keeping a close eye on as he certainly has the scope to keep progressing with experience. Again this is very much a race to watch with your tracker handy as it should throw up plenty of future clues.
Haydock 3.10 Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 1m71/2f
If you’ve followed us for a while you know my opinion on backing a horse that fell last time out but I just can’t get away from COPPERLESS here. For me he was still cruising when coming down at Aintree and his previous win over Chez Hans, who has won since, was a very likeable effort. He is a progressive horse who I expect to be some way ahead of his mark. Granted an error-free round he looks sure to go close. Hopefully Aidan Coleman gets him smothered up early and builds him with confidence before bringing him through with a sustained challenge.
Irish raider Shanroe has to carry top-weight but that hasn’t stopped them backing him and he could emerge as one of the main dangers. He brushed aside 19 rivals impressively at Fairyhouse and has to be respected with possibly more to come. Like the selection Camprond is also unexposed and completes the shortlist.
Lingfield 3.25 Novibet Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) 7f
I have this between the top 3 in the market and BOUNCE THE BLUES is narrowly preferred. She is a good looking chestnut filly who recorded progressive form for John Feane in Ireland as a 3yo. She ran a couple of eye-catching races on debut for this yard when third at Doncaster and then second to Cloak Of Spirits at Newmarket. Back from a 183-day absence she shaped really well behind Top Rank in the Doncaster Mile and with improvement to come better is expected now.
Double Or Bubble and Isabella Giles are the two dangers but they might take each other on which has made me side with the selection. I do like Isabella Giles and I know she’s better than her last two runs suggest but if she does too much early she is likely to be vulnerable close home. Double Or Bubble might be the most talented but lacks experience which could prove a big factor in the finish.
Ascot 3.40 tote+ Victoria Cup (Heritage Handicap) 7f
The usual massive field for this race and there isn’t many big clues in the draw either with the pace spread fairly evenly. A single figure draw hasn’t won this since 2012 and with Full Authority looking to be the most prominent runner in this drawn in 21 my two will be mid-high draws. SYMBOLIZE is my best bet in the race after a decent comeback run which you can mark up as he found trouble in running and is clearly running close to his mark. He should be fitter for that run and I think he is a live chance off a mark of 103 especially since he is only a 4 year old.
Now to the other end of the spectrum and the 10 year old GREENSIDE who rarely runs a bad race and I couldn’t resist the 33/1 on offer here. He goes well at both 7 furlongs and a mile and ran a cracker when fresh over course and distance in the Buckingham Palace Handicap. He held his form well all season and dropped a pound for this run he should run a big race from his high draw. In a field this size there are plenty of dangers including Acquitted (9/1) who is drawn in 20 and Fox Champion (16/1) who will have to run a big race drawn in 2.
Lingfield 4.00 Download The Novibet App Handicap (Class 3) 71/2f
Another favourite I’m taking on in the shape of Turn On The Charm. He won 2 from 5 last term but didn’t strike me as a horse ready to win after finishing fourth (of six) at Nottingham last month. He is going to need to leave that behind to win this and I think ETON COLLEGE is a much more reliable selection. He impressed at Musselburgh after a short break and with this small field he could easily show the best turn of foot. I know he’s yet to win on the AW which I do have to admit is a bit concerning but I think the fav is opposable and he looks the most likely winner.
Asad was beaten a length by Sky Commander at Chelmsford but that horse has been a bit disappointing since. He should give a good account but at the same time I think he’s vulnerable for win purposes. Love Dreams won at Wolverhampton but didn’t need to improve and looks a bit out of his depth even though he’s only 6/1.
Ascot 4.15 tote+ Exclusively At tote.co.uk Handicap (Class 3) 1m4f
This looks wide open with plenty hard to rule out so I am going to take a chance on KOEMAN at a big price. His last 3 runs have been over 2 miles and if you look at his form all of his best runs are back at this trip. His runs over 2 miles have been poor but worked a treat to bring his handicap mark back down. He is now 2 pounds lower than his last winning mark and with first time cheekpieces he could run a massive race at his current price.
In such a competitive race there are a few dangers including Group One Power (5/1) who won nicely first time out at Epsom and is one to take seriously only raised 4lb for that. The other is Labeebb (6/1) who may have needed the run at Wolverhampton and on last seasons form he should be thereabouts in this.
ITV Racing Each Way Trixie
With a whopping 9 races live on ITV Racing on Saturday afternoon we have included an Each Way Trixie which includes three of our strongest bets. If 2/3 win we should still lock in some profit.
ITV Racing Each Way Double
We also have an Each Way Double for you on Saturday which includes two horses at huge prices we fancy to run well. If both place we should still get a nice return.