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ITV Racing tips Saturday 30 March - Live TV tips for Saturday's TV action from Kempton and Doncaster

The ITV Racing team are back in action on Saturday with TV coverage of Kempton and Doncaster.

Brian Healy gives his live TV tips and best bets for Saturday's televised races from Kempton and Doncaster.

The start of the 2019 Flat racing season on turf dominates Saturday’s horse racing action on the final weekend prior to the Grand National, and the traditional curtain-raiser of the Unibet Lincoln takes centre stage of the afternoon’s proceedings at Doncaster.

The ITV Racing team will be in action again on Saturday, and seven races will be shown live in the afternoon from the meetings at Doncaster and Kempton, including the Lincoln Handicap; while at Kempton on the all-weather there is Listed action on the card.

1:50 Doncaster - Unibet Cammidge Trophy Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
2:05 Kempton - Matchbook Magnolia Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m2f
2:25 Doncaster - Unibet Spring Mile Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m
2:40 Kempton - Better Odds With Matchbook Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 6f
3:00 Doncaster - Unibet Doncaster Mile Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m
3:15 Kempton - Matchbook Betting Podcast Rosebery Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m3f
3:35 Doncaster - Unibet Lincoln (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+) 1m ITV4

Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand to cover the pick of the action from both meetings and offer up to viewers their usual expert tips, insights, and post-race analysis; and Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for all seven races on Saturday’s televised coverage.

1:50 Doncaster - Unibet Cammidge Trophy Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f


INVINCIBLE ARMY (7/2, Bet365) was very smart as a two-year old, ,winning twice which included a Group Three on the Kempton weather, as well as twice finishing runner-up in Group Two company on turf. 

James Tate’s charge made a winning return to action last term, beating Eqtidaar at Ascot in the Group Three Pavilion Stakes, and the Invincible Spirit colt then was denied only by a nose behind Sands Of Mali in the Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock.

Although he disappointed in both subsequent outings, he might have been amiss in the latter at Newbury, and he could be worth siding with on his return to action eased in class given he struck first time up last campaign.

2:05 Kempton - Matchbook Magnolia Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m2f


MATTERHORN (15/8, Paddy Power) is improving in leaps with each run, landing a fifth straight success when scoring at over course and distance earlier in March, beating Executive Force by five lengths.

Mark Johnston’s charge suggested on that occasion that there was still more to offer, and the Raven’s Pass colt can continue to find improvement. The runner-up from that race has won twice since, and while this represents a step up in class for the four-year old, he looks a very progressive individual who could easily find a further jolt of progress to handle the tougher grade here.

He looked a potential Group performer in that last outing, and if producing a similar effort here then a sixth win could be on the cards.

2:25 Doncaster - Unibet Spring Mile Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m


CALVADOS SPIRIT (14/1, William Hill) was a useful sort for William Muir prior to joining forces with Richard Fahey, and the Invincible Spirit gelding found onlh Escobar too strong on his return to action following a break and wind surgery last term at Haydock.

He wasn’t able to build on that encouraging reappearance in two subsequent outings, and he ran flat in the Irish Lincolnshire last Sunday when beating only one horse home. 

A wide draw there surely wouldn’t have helped, and much better drawn here with the added advantage of race-fitness then he could bounce back to form with a much better effort this time around and he is worth chancing to do so.

2:40 Kempton - Better Odds With Matchbook Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 6f


ALWASMIYA (6/1, William Hill) has a lengthy absence to overcome, having missed the entirety of last season; but the Kyllachy filly could be worth chancing to make up for lost time on her return to competitive action.

Simon Crisford’s charge looked a progressive sort when last seen, scoring at Nottingham on her second start prior to beating Izzy Bizu at Newmarket in Listed company when last sighted. 

She struck by three lengths on that occasion, and while the form has taken a few knocks since she may be well-treated stepping into a handicap from an opening 97. 

While she has a wide draw to overcome, she can give a good account of herself on her return, and if fully wound up making her first start for more than 500 days then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her going close here.

3:00 Doncaster - Unibet Doncaster Mile Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m


SHARJAH BRIDGE (4/6, William Hill) didn’t disgrace himself in some hot handicaps last term, including when finishing seventh in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket behind Wissahickon; but Roger Varian’s charge got back on the scoresheet when beating Escobar and others on his final start of the season at Ascot, winning the Balmoral Handicap.

That form has worked out pretty well with several subsequent winners since coming out of the race, which sets a good standard in this contest. There could be more to come from the Oasis Dream horse this season, and he remains relatively low-mileage for a five-year old.

The yard has won the corresponding race in two of the last three seasons, and the five-year old can produce a similar performance to that which he delivered at Ascot then he should go close here.

3:15 Kempton - Matchbook Betting Podcast Rosebery Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m3f


KELLY’S DINO (6/1, Ladbrokes) was in good form in 2018, winning four times having returned from more than two years off the track, and there was a lot to like about his latest return to action following six months off at Wolverhampton earlier in the month where he found only Mootasadir two lengths’ too strong.

The Doctor Dino gelding may just have been given too much to do on that occasion, but the winner did do his job well, and he’s only been raised 1lb in the weights following that silver medal finish.

He should strip fitter for that reappearance, and he should give a good account of himself racing from a handy draw and easing back slightly in trip.

3:35 Doncaster - Unibet Lincoln (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+) 1m ITV4


David Barron’s KYNREN (9/1, William Hill) was a multiple winner during the 2017 Flat season, and the Clodovil gelding finished third in the Spring Mile on this card twelve months ago when beaten just under three lengths behind High Acclaim and faring best of those runners drawn high.

He continued in good form last term without adding to his three wins, but he did make the frame in a trio of big-field handicaps which include going down only by a neck behind Poet’s Society in the Clipper Logistics Handicap at York. 

The five-year old was far from disgraced in his final two outings of the season, finishing sixth in the Cambridgeshire and then going one place better in the Balmoral Handicap on Champions Day, where he crossed the line two lengths’ fifth behind Sharja Bridge.

He turns out here from 1lb lower in the weights than at Ascot, and the prospect of a strongly-run race will suit. Proven in big fields, he has also shown he can go well fresh, and with course form to call upon it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise to see him post a big run in this competitive contest.

ITV RACING TIPS SATURDAY 30 MARCH - KEMPTON & DONCASTER


1:50 Doncaster - INVINCIBLE ARMY (7/2, Bet365)

2:05 Kempton - MATTERHORN (15/8, Paddy Power)

2:25 Doncaster - CALVADOS SPIRIT (14/1, William Hill

2:40 Kempton - ALWASMIYA (6/1, William Hill)

3:00 Doncaster - SHARJAH BRIDGE (4/6, William Hill)

3:15 Kempton - KELLY’S DINO (6/1, Ladbrokes)

3:35 Doncaster - KYNREN (9/1, William Hill)


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ITV Racing tips Saturday 30 March - Live TV tips for Saturday's TV action from Kempton and Doncaster

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