ITV Racing Tips and Previews Saturday
SUPER SATURDAY LIVE ON ITV RACING! Action this weekend from Wetherby, Kempton and Warwick. Previews for every race including main dangers.
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ITV Racing Saturday Schedule
1.10 Wetherby William Hill Towton Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) 2m31/2f
1.30 Kempton New Bet-In-Race With Coral Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m
1.49 Warwick Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 3m1f
2.07 Kempton Coral Silviniaco Conti Chase (Grade 2) 2m41/2f
2.24 Warwick Trustatrader Hampton Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) 3m
2.42 Kempton Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m5f
3.00 Warwick Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 3m5f
3.35 Warwick Unibet Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m
The way COLONEL HARRY won at Chepstow on chase debut was impressive and given the third Tahmuras won like a nice prospect at Aintree next time out that form looks even better now. He was a good second at Sandown last month staying on strongly beaten a little over a length. He is open to plenty more improvement and should relish going up in trip here. I think he’ll win this before having a crack at the top level.
Trelawne ran well in a good race at Cheltenham last month and is the danger.
The likeable CHIANTI CLASSICO is yet to put a foot wrong and he looks a chaser to keep firmly on side for now. He was impressive on reappearance at Chepstow and then followed up despite being weak in the betting at Ascot when last seen back in November. He is open to further improvement after just a couple of starts in this sphere and looks the most likely winner with Harry Cobden booked for the ride.
Flegmatik has run well the last twice and should go well again racing off the same mark. Gustavian bumped into Richmond Lake at Aintree and back up in trip should run well. Latitude only went down half a length at Ludlow and is another one to note.
The hat-trick seeking KYNTARA should be clear favourite here. I know he looked quite a tricky ride initially over hurdles but he seems to have really found his feet since joining this yard and followed up that impressive Lingfield win at Aintree last month. His form is stacking up so a further 6lb rise doesn’t bother me too much. He is still unexposed as a stayer and if improving again should be the answer.
Irish raider Mel Monroe is obviously feared as her second to Encanto Bruno and then Croke Park is form that reads well. She wasn’t disgraced at Punchestown and will likely run well. Shallow River is fairly consistent so perhaps best of the rest.
There isn’t a great deal to separate these and that is being reflected in the betting but I do think BANBRIDGE might hold the edge. He chased home El Fabiolo at the DRF last year really catching the eye with how he finished and then appreciated stepping back up to this trip to win at Aintree on final start. He is a horse still with considerable potential and I can see him getting well backed in the run up to the race.
Pic D’orhy was rather laboured to win at Ascot in a race where odds-on favourite Shishkin refused to race. He beat Straw Fan Jack and Minella Drama comfortably but this is much tougher. He could still be the danger as his form from last year is rock solid but he does need to bounce back in some ways despite winning last time. Edwardstone has chased home Jonbon the last twice and certainly isn’t out of this either.
This is probably the race I am most looking forward to on Saturday and I’m really hoping GREY DAWNING can get back on track. He was coming to win the race before making a horrendous error 2 out at Cheltenham last month and the fact he still managed to get within a length of victory tells you about the size of his engine. His win at Haydock prior to that was super impressive where Apple Away was in behind and I think he’ll take a lot of beating here.
Apple Away impressed romping home at Leicester last month but she is back in at the deep end here and I think she could be up against it. Broadway Boy is who I see as the main danger as he stays all day and has now won 3 from 4 over fences and should still have more to come.
The Lanzarote is always a race that is quite hard to work out and it has produced some big priced winners in recent years. Paul Nicholls won it back in 2017 with Modus and could have a great chance this year with the progressive SONIGINO for Sir Alex Ferguson et al. This horse came good at Aintree last month putting in a commanding performance to win by 6 lengths. He has gone up 6lb but strike me as a horse that still hasn’t reached his ceiling and I am expecting a big run here.
Impose Toi will be suited by this big field and the harder they go the better for him as he is a strong traveler. I do fear him most but at the prices I’m happy to side with the selection who looks a bit big at 5’s. Of the rest Nemean Lion hasn’t done much wrong recently and looks primed for another big run. At a bigger price Up For Parol should build on that Fontwell second on reappearance and could hit the frame.
Wetherby 2.50 (not on ITV but included in the ITV7)
The money came for MILLDAM last month and he made no mistake winning readily in tough conditions. He has gone up 7lb but steps up in trip here and if that brings about further improvement then he looks decent value to follow up under Gavin Sheehan. He won well last time despite making mistakes so if he jumps slicker that will help too.
Santos Blue has run well on all 3 starts this season but was fancied to get closer than he did last time. If he steps forward again he could still be the one to emerge as the danger. Lesser is extremely lightly raced for a 10yo and did go 2-2 over hurdles when last seen back in May 2021. He has clearly been tricky to train but is still a fascinating contender back from a 983 day absence.
It was a shame to see MALINA GIRL take a tumble behind Broadway Boy at Cheltenham last month as she just looked to be launching her effort. Her 10 length romp over Cloudy Glen prior to that was impressive and she could still have more to come as a stayer over fences. She obviously moves up to this extreme trip for the first time but seems a relentless galloper and off the same mark I’m expecting her to take all the beating.
Beauport is a scopey horse who finds plenty off the bridle. He is still lightly raced for his age and ran well to chase home Truckers Lodge at Sandown last month. That is rock solid form and I can see him involved again and he may well be the danger. Galia Des Liteaux was turned over at cramped odds at Newbury and needs to get back on track to land a blow in this.
A Veterans race to close out and GOOD BOY BOBBY must have a good chance of completing the hat-trick. He showed a good attitude to fend off Aye Right at Chepstow and then followed up impressively when well backed at Sandown back in November. Freshened up with this in mind as the next target he could easily be capable of defying a further 4lb rise in the weights. He has been a great horse for connections and continues to reward their loyalty.
Plenty of dangers in a race like this likely headed by Aye Right who will be looking for revenge from Chepstow. He has since run well when third at this track behind Thomas Darby and Mill Green so should be bang there again. The latter also opposes again and is unlikely to be far away. Ramses De Teillee who is easy to spot will also likely get competitive.
Warwick 1.49 Kyntara 3/1
Kempton 2.07 Banbridge 5/2
Warwick 2.24 Grey Dawning 5/2
Kempton 2.42 Sonigino 5/1
Wetherby 2.50 Milldam 9/2
Warwick 3.00 Malina Girl 6/1
Warwick 3.35 Good Boy Bobby 13/2