ITV Racing Tips and Previews Saturday

IT’S THE MIDLANDS GRAND NATIONAL LIVE ON ITV RACING ON SATURDAY! Action from Uttoxeter and Kempton as we look to find some more winners.

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ITV Racing Saturday Schedule

1.35 Kempton Try Unibet’s New Acca Boosts Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase 2m2f
1.50 Uttoxeter Never Ordinary At bet365 Handicap Hurdle 2m4f
2.10 Kempton Read Nicky Henderson’s Exclusive Unibet Blog Handicap Hurdle 2m5f
2.25 Uttoxeter bet365 Handicap Hurdle 2m71/2f
2.45 Kempton Unibet New And Improved Bet Builder Handicap Chase 2m41/2f
3.00 Uttoxeter bet365 Midlands Grand National Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) 4m2f
3.35 Uttoxeter bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase 3m

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Kempton 1.35

The ITV Racing opener looks between the top 2 in the betting and I’m keen to chance BEAU BALKO at a slightly bigger price of the pair. Nicholls is red-hot right now and this horse impressed winning at Musselburgh last month. He is obviously open to further improvement over fences and while this is tougher he is going the right way and could easily follow up.

Issar D’airy is 2-2 so far over fences and stayed on well to just about prevail at Newbury last time. He also has more to offer back up in trip and is the obvious danger. I’ll be amazed if the pair don’t fight it out.

Kempton 1.35

Beau Balko 9/4

Main danger Issar D’airy

Uttoxeter 1.50

The well touted JAGWAR only prevailed by a head at Carlisle last month but the ground was really testing and it wasn’t easy to get through it. He stayed on strongly to eventually get the better of the argument and should come on plenty for it. The runner-up has gone in since so the form has been franked and I make him the one to beat again.

Canty Bay bolted up at Ludlow but a 7lb rise does seem a little harsh. If in the same form though he should get competitive and is the danger. Santos Blue is quite a big price and I can see him running well too.

Uttoxeter 1.50

Jagwar 3/1

Main danger Canty Bay (also watch out for Santos Blue)

Kempton 2.10

A wide open handicap hurdle now and a tentative vote goes to TITAN DISCOVERY who has won 2 of his last 3. His defeat came at the hands of Jingko Blue so the form stacks up. He was too strong for Classic Lord at Sandown last time and despite going up another 6lb looks on an upward trajectory and should go very well.

Plenty of dangers but at the same time a few of these need to bounce back. Boombawn came from off the pace to win at Aintree on final start last year and he has won fresh before so could be the danger.

Kempton 2.10

Titan Discovery 9/2

Main danger Boombawn

 

Uttoxeter 2.25

With 3 wins from 4 starts over hurdles SAINT DAVY looks a real improver for Jonjo O’Neill. He is up another 5lb and in a better race but he almost certainly has more to come over this trip and he certainly doesn’t mind it when the mud is flying. His form looks rock solid and I’d have him a bit shorter than the 11/2 on offer at the time of writing.

Lord Snootie went down half a length to Cuthbert Dibble at Haydock and that is good form as well so he is the obvious danger in my mind if managing to build on that. White Rhino impressed winning at Cheltenham and was a good third at Huntingdon so is another one who comes here with a good shout.

Uttoxeter 2.25

Saint Davy 11/2 VALUE TIP

Main danger Lord Snootie (watch out for White Rhino)

 

Kempton 2.45

Flegmatik is probably the most likely winner of this race but it has a good each way appeal to it so I’m going to chance FOUND ON running well. She is on a career-high mark back in a handicap but she impressed winning on return and then bumped into Galia Des Liteaux last time. She rarely runs a bad race and should give us a good run for our money.

Like I said Flegmatik is definitely feared most and back down in grade should go well. Outlaw Peter is another one entitled to get competitive as he is improving all the time and has a good attitude.

Kempton 2.45

Found On 7/1 each way

Main danger Flegmatik (watch out for Outlaw Peter)

 

Uttoxeter 3.00

Time for the Midlands Grand National! IRON BRIDGE remains lightly raced for his age and he was back to form when third at Haydock last month. He is off the same mark here and with improvement expected on that Grand National Trial he should run a big race. Obviously these staying races are all about rhythm and if he gets jumping well early he should have a massive shout.

Mr Incredible has to be mentioned as he has been put away since unseating in the Grand National back in April last year. He stays all day and has a nice pot in him so would have been targeted for this. No juice in his price though! My Silver Lining is likeable and has been in form so is another one that must enter calculations.

Uttoxeter 3.00

Iron Bridge 11/2 each way

Main danger Mr Incredible

 

Uttoxeter 3.35

The improving EVIES VLADIMIR should take the finale for Gavin Cromwell. He absolutely sluiced up at Fairyhouse last month and then wasn’t disgraced when third in a good handicap at Naas nearly 3 weeks ago. He just looked outpaced last time to me so moving up to 3 miles should see him progress again and return to winning ways.

Val Dancer somehow managed to get up at Catterick last month and he is coming into his own over this trip so looks the obvious danger to the favourite. Marsh Wren is on a hat-trick and is another one expected to be bang there.

Uttoxeter 3.35

Evies Vladimir 5/2

Main danger Val Dancer

ITV Racing Lucky 15

I have combined 4 horses running live on ITV Racing on Saturday to make a Lucky 15. This looks decent value. Pays 250/1!

ITV Racing Lucky 15

Kempton 1.35 Beau Balko

Uttoxeter 1.50 Jagwar

Uttoxeter 2.25 Saint Davy VALUE TIP

Uttoxeter 3.35 Evies Vladimir

Pays 250/1!

ITV Racing Each Way Double

I also have an Each Way Double running on Saturday which looks a big price. Pays 40/1!

ITV Racing Each Way Double

Kempton 2.45 Found On

Uttoxeter 3.00 Iron Bridge

Pays 40/1!

ITV Pick 7 Tips

From our research here are our ITV Pick 7 predictions for Saturday 16th March 2024.

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