ITV Racing Saturday Tips and Previews

WINCANTON, DONCASTER, AINTREE AND DOWN ROYAL LIVE ON ITV ON SATURDAY! The Ladbrokes Champion Chase looks a belter of a race.

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ITV Racing Saturday Schedule

12.40 Wincanton Richard Barber Memorial Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m51/2f
12.50 Doncaster Download The BetGoodwin App Wentworth Stakes (Listed Race) 6f
1.01 Aintree Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 3m1/2f
1.15 Wincanton Boodles ‘Rising Stars’ Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) 2m4f
1.30 Doncaster BetGoodwin Irish EBF Gillies Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) 1m2f
1.50 Wincanton 61st Badger Beer Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 3m1f
2.11 Aintree Boylesports BOG On Racing Grand Sefton Handicap Chase (Class 2) 2m5f
2.32 Down Royal Ladbrokes Champion Chase (Grade 1) 3m
2.45 Aintree Boylesports Best Odds Guaranteed Day Before Hurdle (Class 2) 2m4f
3.00 Wincanton Unibet Elite Hurdle (Grade 2) 1m7f
3.13 Doncaster BetGoodwin November Handicap (Class 2) 1m4f

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Wincanton 12.40

It’s a shame Lady Adare is out as I thought she had a great chance on her reappearance. It is now wide open but I do think SABRINA will go close. She made a winning handicap debut in a first-time tongue strap over C&D in March and was a good third in a Mares Final at Newbury on final start last season. She shaped as though she’d come on for the run when second at Newton Abbot last month and should be spot on now.

The danger could be Wynn House who is a mare I like but she has proved a little frustrating. She ran well at Ayr where she was only beaten narrowly but will need to improve even on that to win this. She has gone well fresh though which is noted.

Doncaster 12.50

Beyond ART POWER it looks a fairly competitive race but if Tim Easterby’s charge is on form he is the one to beat. He is usually competing at the top level but when he does drop down in class he usually wins. He won 2 Group 3s this season in fairly comfortable fashion and this race looks of similar quality and he should go close.

With the ground very soft Tarhib could run well at an each way price with Fast Response another at a big price who could pick up a place. Outside of those the biggest danger nearer the top of the market is Summerghand and Commanche Falls who have been competitive in these races all season.

Aintree 1.01

With Paul Nicholls going so well MILAN BRIDGE could be the one to beat at Aintree on Saturday. He has won 3 from 4 over hurdles and his form has been progressive. This is obviously tougher now but he remains thoroughly unexposed and he should be ready for the step back up in trip now. This should be run at a good gallop and that will help him and I’m keen to keep him onside given he can fire fresh.

The danger might be Gericault Roque who chased home Corarch Rambler in the Ultima when last seen and has some very good form to his name but he does have a habit of finding one too good and that might be the way this pans out too. Flight Deck should have more to come over staying trips and is another one to consider. Johnson’s Blue is thriving but has gone up another 10lb and is pitched into much tougher company now.

Wincanton 1.15

Good to have a few more runners than the last 2 years which had just 3 runners. We look to have a good renewal with MCFABULOUS the right favourite in my opinion even on chase debut. He is rated the best in here and is more than at home at Grade 2 level. Paul Nicholls has started the season so well and you would expect a big run from McFabulous in this.

The main danger is experienced chaser Sebastopol who goes well at this trip and shorter. The quick ground will help him and he has to be the biggest threat to all. Hang In There if bouncing back from a poor run at Cheltenham will have to be thereabouts but if the selection can produce his hurdles form over fences he will be hard to beat.


Doncaster 1.30

Back from 11 months off the track SWEET BELIEVER ran a huge race to go down just a length and a half behind Bayside Boy at Sandown. She backed that up with another excellent effort in defeat when second to Shelir at Ascot last month. She was given quite a bit to do that day but caught the eye running on strongly and was still coming at the line. That is strong handicap form and back up to a mile and a quarter she looks to have a great chance of going one better. I thought she’d be clear favourite for this so 4/1 looks worth snapping up.

Life Of Dreams is the one challenging her for favouritism and while she remains unexposed she had every chance in France last time and didn’t find a huge amount off the bridle. She also lacks a recent run so might be opposable for now. Something Enticing ran well when second at Newmarket and was second in this last year so might be a greater danger.


Wincanton 1.50

Having been trained to be running in the Champion Chase at Down Royal this weekend to try and retain his Grade 1 crown FRODON has to have a big chance after being switched here even off top weight. Paul Nicholls has done it before with horses carrying big weights in this and I don’t actually think this is a really strong race. He was struck into at Cheltenham and has got 6lb relief from the handicapper and will run a massive race here.

Stablemate Enrilo back at this trip will be the main danger. When he is fully on song he can be a class horse but isn’t always reliable. Lord Accord and Cap Du Nord are very experienced handicappers and will be the best of the rest.


Aintree 2.11

Another fiercely competitive race and a decent renewal of the Grand Sefton. I like BROKEN HALO here even though he is trading as favourite. He won 2 of his last 3 and the way he made all at Fontwell when last seen back in March was impressive. He remains lightly raced for his age and the penny seems to have dropped now. The yard are red-hot and I can’t see how he doesn’t run his race.

Al Dancer is the one being backed at the time of writing and he does go well fresh so he would have to be feared. I thought Two For Gold would go well as well even though he was pulled up when last seen. If he gets into a rhythm he could be dangerous.


Down Royal 2.32

It is a shame Frodon didn’t travel over to defend his crown but we still have a good race on our hands. GALVIN was chinned in this last year and is the one they have to beat. He won on his prep-run last month which should put him spot on for this and that is what gives him the edge over his classy stablemate. He will likely take this before being freshened up for the Savills Chase at Christmas time.

Conflated is his main danger and is actually rated a couple of pounds better at the ratings. He has the form at this trip to win this but isn’t always the most reliable and I had to side with the race-fit selection. It does look between the two with Beacon Edge the only other horse in the race who truly likes this trip.


Aintree 2.45

This usually attracts at least 8 runners so for just the 4 heading to post it is really disappointing. Brewin’upastorm won this last year so has to be feared but at the prices I’m going to chance LANGER DAN for team Skelton. This horse looked better than ever beating Fils D’oudairies at Aintree and he should have more to come now. He has a 4lb penalty but this might set up for him late.

Brewin’upastorm is respected but he can make hard work of things and his jumping doesn’t always convince. I just don’t think you’d want to be taking around even money on him winning with Langer Dan in the field. Even Dashel Drasher could be dangerous so it is very much a trappy affair.


Wincanton 3.00

A few improving types in here but I am sticking with the proven in SCEAU ROYAL. He has won the last 2 renewals of this race and proved he is still in good heart with an easy win at Kempton to start the season and will be better for the run. He had the same prep last year for his win in this race and will take some beating here which is largely being reflected in the betting.

Knappers Hill has improved nearly a stone on his last 3 wins and rates a big danger if he can improve again here. Knight Salute is only a 4 year old so might find this tough at this stage of his career but has potential to keep improving as the season goes on.


Doncaster 3.13

There was lots to like about the way ISRAR stayed on to get up late in the London Gold Cup at Newbury in May and he backed that up going down just a length in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. That was very good form so it was no surprise to see him sent off just 11/8 next time but he failed to run his race finishing last of the three. Given time to recover from that he was back to his best winning readily over C&D last month and a 7lb rise might not be enough to stop this progressive 3yo. He was firmly in control late on the last day and it’s no surprise to see him clear favourite for this.

Nathanael Greene has been a gradual improver and he didn’t run badly when fourth to Post Impressionist at York last time. If he builds on that he could be the one to chase the selection home. Metier should also run well with Saffie Osborne on.

Doncaster 3.13

Israr 3/1 NOTEBOOK

ITV Racing Lucky 15

Another top days racing ahead and I’ve included four of my tips to make a Lucky 15 on Saturday. Pays 200/1!

ITV Racing Lucky 15

Doncaster 12.50 Art Power NEXT BEST

Aintree 1.01 Milan Bridge NOTEBOOK

Doncaster 1.30 Sweet Believer VALUE TIP

Doncaster 3.13 Israr NOTEBOOK

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