ITV Racing Tips and Previews Saturday
SUPER SATURDAY FROM YORK, SANDOWN AND CHESTER ON ITV RACING! Listed action live on the channel and I have tips for every race available.
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ITV Racing Saturday Schedule
2.00 York Queen Mother’s Cup Handicap (Class 3) 1m4f
2.15 Sandown Aspall Cider 1728 Handicap (Class 2) 1m
2.35 York Sky Bet Handicap (Class 3) 7f
2.50 Sandown Molson Coors Scurry Stakes (Listed Race) 5f
3.05 York Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup Stakes (Listed Race) 1m6f
3.20 Chester Edinburgh Gin Seaside Handicap (Class 2) 71/2f
3.40 York Oakmere Homes Supporting Macmillan Sprint Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 6f
This is arguably one of the toughest races of the day to kick off ITV Racing on Saturday and SARATOGA GOLD just about earns the vote at a decent each way price. I thought he ran well when third to Adjuvant and Pons Aelius on return at Newmarket and if building on that off a mark of 89 should be right in there pitching in the closing stages.
Plenty of dangers probably headed by Kihavah who won over C&D at the Dante Meeting last month and won over hurdles since so is clearly in good order. Bollin Margaret is another one with confidence high at the moment so no surprise to see her get competitive again. Dream Harder is another one to note.
In a really open race DUTCH DECOY just about gets the vote at an each way price. He has been ultra consistent in handicaps over a mile on all different types of ground. His run at Epsom last time just losing out to Austrian Theory looks the best recent form and I have him as the one to beat even though the market favours a few potential improvers.
Bodorgan and New Dimension head the market and would be dangers if stepping forward a fair bit on their last runs but overall I think the selection is solid and overpriced. I actually think Baltimore Boy could be the main threat with his form only improving the better the ground gets and he will run a big race.
I know all 3 of WILD LION’s wins have come on the AW but I still think he has potential on turf. He has been freshened up since running over in Dubai and on what is just his third run in a handicap on turf if he improves again he could be well handicapped. He has first-time cheekpieces which should help and it would be no surprise to see him go close armed with a good draw.
Liamarty Dreams was back to winning ways at Musselburgh last time and with that form boosted since he could go well here off a 5lb higher mark. Admiral D needs more on that last run but he has shown promise this season and dropped a further couple of pounds could get competitive and rattle the frame. Eligible showed a good attitude to score here last time and will go well too but no juice in his odds and is currently favourite.
The likeable GREAT STATE continues to go from strength to strength and after winning such a competitive race so easily at York last time he looks a Group horse in waiting. His recent form figures now read 14111 and the way he quickened up to win the Westow Stakes was impressive. This doesn’t look any tougher and with a decent gallop assured I can see him travelling strongly into it before proving strongest at the finish under Oisin Murphy.
Perdika is just about second fav in the betting and that could be the way they finish. She has shown plenty of promise already bumping into White Lavender in Group company in France and then winning at this level at Chantilly last time. The ground will be a lot quicker here though and that might just catch her out. Tajalla is unbeaten but this is his toughest test to date.
I really fancy the 4yo ISRAR to come out on top in this. He was progressive in handicaps last season and while he wasn’t at his best on final start in testing ground at Doncaster that came at the end of a long season so it is best forgiven. He was firmly back on track on return back on better ground when denied just a short head by Haskoy at Newbury last month. That is good form and if building on that up in trip here he should go one better.
Quickthorn beat Coltrane at this track last season and is obviously a smart stayer himself but I thought he was poor here on reappearance last month and he is going to need to leave that well behind to overturn the selection. I’m struggling to warm to him even down in class. Roberto Escobarr won at Sandown last month and might even be a bigger danger.
A really competitive race from Chester with the bookies going 4/1 the field. SOPHIA’S STARLIGHT appeals at a nice price after two nice runs in handicaps already this season. She was dropped back down to 7 furlongs when winning at Wetherby earlier this month and gets a 3lb penalty for that. It seems fair as she is improving with every run this season and with a nice draw in 2 she will go close.
Man Of Eden and Tafreej rate the main dangers as they both looked handicapped to win after going close on their last two starts. At a big price I would have quite liked The Venetian after a brilliant run at Haydock last week but he comes from stall 12 so could be a big ask.
I’m surprised MILL STREAM is as big as he is for the lucky last. He has only had the 4 starts and chased home Noble Style and Chaldean as a 2yo. He was taken off his feet behind Little Big Bear on reappearance at Haydock and if stripping fitter from that back in a handicap this colt by Gleneagles might surprise a few.
It is 8/1 bar at the time of writing so really open and plenty of dangers. Washington Heights can often travel well and he has gone close the last twice behind Shaquille which is good form and then Quinault last time. Catch The Paddy is another one that caught the eye last time so he could also have a big say in the outcome.