ITV Racing Tips and Previews Saturday
TINGLE CREEK DAY! Action live on ITV Racing onSaturday from Sandown and Aintree. I have in-depth previews which include main dangers to my bets.
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ITV Racing Saturday Schedule
1.15 Sandown Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m
1.30 Aintree Boylesports Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Chase (Class 2) 2m4f
1.50 Sandown Betfair Henry VIII Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) 1m71/2f
2.05 Aintree Boylesports Becher Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 3m2f
2.25 Sandown Rachael Blackmore Serial Winners Fund Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m
2.40 Aintree Boylesports Daily Money Back 2nd Juvenile Hurdle (Listed Race) 2m1f
3.00 Sandown Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) 1m71/2f
3.15 Aintree Boylesports Extra Place Races Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m4f
3.35 Sandown Betfair Exchange London National Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m41/2f
Hopefully Sandown gets the green light on Saturday and fingers crossed superstar CONSTITUTION HILL does run. He is a perfect 7-7 over hurdles and it is hard to imagine him beaten here. As long as the ground isn’t too testing he should take his chance and he should justify cramped odds.
Shishkin is obviously a fascinating contender and hopefully he jumps away. Nicky Henderson will be keen to get a run into him before his tilt at the King George. He should go well but he is unlikely to have the pace to even get competitive. If the fav does drop out it would be a decent clash between Love Envoi and You Wear It Well and I would side with the latter.
The way BRAVE SEASCA won this last year was impressive and a pound lower this time if he bounces back he could be good value here. He finished last in the Haldon Gold Cup but he should strip fitter for the run and back at this venue if it sparks him back into life he could be the one to be on.
War Lord didn’t shape badly when third in the Haldon Gold Cup (the race the selection was last in) and could be the danger. Richmond Lake is another one to note having won nicely over hurdles on return.
After such a promising win on debut over fences JPR ONE was set to follow up emphatically at Cheltenham last time before stumbling on landing away from the last. He unseated Brendan Powell in what was really unfortunate circumstances. He thankfully galloped away and has come out the race well apparently. He is open to improvement and is hard to oppose.
The danger is likely Colonel Harry who also impressed making a winning start over fences and has more to come too.
The likeable ASHTOWN LAD won this race last year beating Gesskille and if he bounces back from pulling up at Wincanton he may well be the one to beat off just a 2lb higher mark. Dan Skelton said he needed the run badly on return and this more galloping track will suit. He is confident he has him back in form and I think he will run very well under Harry Skelton.
Plenty of dangers in a typically competitive renewal likely headed by Highland Hunter who is an out and out stayer and won’t mind tough conditions. Percussion is 6lb out the weights but chased home Gesskille here last month and that form obviously gives him a chance too.
The hat-trick seeking IMPOSE TOI looks the way to go here for Nicky Henderson and Nico de Boinville. He won in a canter at Ludlow but was certainly entitled to and then followed up at Cheltenham last time, doing it with a bit up his sleeve. He has been raised 10lb but that looks deservedly so as even the horse that finished tenth Kitsilano has won next time out to boost the form so he could still be very well handicapped.
Arqoob impressed winning well at this track when last seen and he might be the danger even accounting for a 7lb rise.
The Skelton yard seem to have turned a corner now so LE FAUVE is of strong interest here. He ran a promising race on hurdles debut in France beaten just a nose and having joined this yard could do better. The vibes seem strong on his work at home and I think he’ll go close. It will be interesting to see if he ends up going off favourite.
Liari impressed winning on debut at Wincanton and with natural improvement could be the danger. Max Of Stars showed a good attitude in defeat at Newbury and as long as this doesn’t come too soon she could run well again as well.
I was really impressed with JONBON on return in the Shloer and if he comes forward from that again it is hard to see how he is beaten. He slammed Edwardstone by over 9 lengths and should confirm that form here. I know he is a 7yo but he could still be improving over fences and I’m really looking forward to seeing him again.
Edwardstone will be fitter too and is well suited by this track so is the obvious danger. Boothill won despite idling at Ascot last time and is on a hat-trick so looks best of the rest with confidence high right now.
It might be worth chancing the unexposed VICKI VALE following that encouraging reappearance run last month. She was given a lot to do and was only beaten a couple of lengths. Back down to 2 and a half miles should prove ideal and off just a 3lb higher mark she is the one to beat despite this looking an open race.
Bashers Reflection won readily at Wetherby and a 7lb higher mark might not be enough to stop him getting seriously competitive. Sonigino has run well since returning the last twice and eased in ground is another one that should go well.
The handicapper is giving BEAUPORT a chance down another 2lb and with his course form looking notably strong 122 if he sees out the trip then he is going to have a great chance of getting involved. He is yet to add to that Carlisle win over fences but I’m fairly certain he has a future in this sphere.
Fontaine Collonges was pulled up when last seen at Cheltenham but given plenty of time and having undergone wind surgery it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him run well. He goes well fresh and is clearly going to be a danger. Broken Halo could have a squeak but he is rather hit and miss.