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ITV Racing tips Saturday 10 August - Live TV tips for Ascot, Haydock and Newmarket

The ITV Racing cameras are in action on Saturday at Haydock, Ascot and Newmarket.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Saturday's televised horse racing action from the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot, as well as Haydock and Newmarket.

A busy afternoon of TV horse racing action await Saturday punters, with ITV Racing covering no less than ten races from three of the day’s meetings.

The latest renewal of the Shergar Cup from Ascot will be shown in its’ entirety with six live races from the Berkshire track; while the Group Three Rose Of Lancaster Stakes heads a three-pronged visit to Haydock.

Completing Saturday’s televised racing is the Group Three Sweet Solera Stakes, which goes to post over the July Course and Newmarket.

1:05 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 5f
1:40 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers (Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m 
1:55 Haydock - Vulcan Village Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m
2:15 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge (Handicap) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m4f
2:30 Haydock - British Stallion Studs EBF Dick Hern Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m 
2:50 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile (Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 1m 
3:05 Haydock - Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2½f
3:25 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic (Handicap) Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 1m4f
3:45 Newmarket - german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
4:00 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-100) 6f

Ed Chamberlain and the team will once again be on hand to offer up their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on all of Saturday’s TV horse racing action, and Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for all ten live TV races.

1:05 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 5f


An on-song Danzeno could be tough to beat, and Mick Appleby’s charge ought to go close if replicating his recent win; however, RECON MISSION (10/1, William Hill) could be the one to side with, and the Kodiac colt edges the vote.

Tony Carroll’s charge chased home the useful Leodis Dream over this trip back in May, and following a slightly disappointing run in the Epsom Dash, he duly bounced back to winning ways at York to land a valuable contest from Victory Day.

He wasn’t seen to best effect at Newbury last time in the Hackwood Stakes where he set a strong pace before weakening out of contention, and he might have been amiss given the way he quickly backed out of proceedings where he was allowed to coast home in his own time.

He is surely better than he showed on that occasion, and a return to handicap company should suit him better; while despite being rated only 1lb below Danzeno on official ratings, he gets 4lbs from that rival which could prove crucial and he gets the vote.

1:40 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers (Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m 


BILLY RAY (7/2, Ladbrokes) was a shade unfortunate last time out at Newbury where he came off second-best behind the smart Withhold, and Mick Channon’s charge can get back to winning ways here.

The Sixties Icon colt won twice last term, both in testing ground, and he will have to show he can handle this quicker ground given his latest outing also came on softer underfoot conditions where he was denied by just under two lengths but clear of the rest.

The handicapper has only pushed him up 3lbs for that run, and he ought to be capable of posting another big run here with Danny Tudhope taking the ride.


1:55 Haydock - Vulcan Village Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m


YOUNG FIRE (9/1, Paddy Power) could be worth chancing to make a winning debut for David O’Meara, with the Fuisse gelding having shown some useful form in France for Freddie Head prior to his move.

Having won his first two outings as a juvenile, he has failed since to add to his tally; but he has made the frame on several occasions and if running up to the level he showed in France then it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him posting a big effort here.

The O’Meara camp has historically done well with its’ French recruits, and the booking of Oisin Murphy suggests connections are hoping for a big run from the four-year old for whom market support would be significant.

2:15 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge (Handicap) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m4f


BIG KITTEN (13/2, Ladbrokes) has shown his best form on the all-weather, scoring twice at Newcastle; but William Haggas’ charge showed he is capable of mixing it on turf when only beaten four lengths into sixth in the John Smith’s Cup last month.

The Kitten’s Joy gelding went close over this trip at Kempton in June, where he was beaten just under two lengths by Desert Wind, and a return to the distance could be in his favour.

He has been eased 1lb in the weights following that last outing, and if he can back up that last York outing with a repeat then he ought to be firmly in the mix here. 


2:30 Haydock - British Stallion Studs EBF Dick Hern Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m 


Feliciana De Vega and MISS O CONNOR (2/1, Coral) both come into this race defending unbeaten records, and the latter is taken to preserve hers with the benefit of race-fitness on her side.

The Roderic O’connor filly looked a useful recruit when winning on debut in Ireland for John Feane, scoring readily at Gowran Park, and having since joined William Haggas she found some improvement to strike at Nottingham last week where she hacked up to an eleven-lengths victory over Al Moataz.

She very much looks a Pattern-class filly and she is sure to improve further. She acts well on softer ground so these conditions will suit, and with the benefit of a recent run she can make her fitness advantage tell although there are plenty of dangers in opposition in this race besides Ralph Beckett’s French Listed race-winner.

The William Haggas camp have won two of the last five renewals of this race however, so they know what is required, and their representative here looks to have a very bright future.

2:50 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile (Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 1m 


The largely consistent BREDEN (14/1, Coral, each-way) could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having ran disappointingly at Sandown latest; but Laura Jewell’s charge was a previous winner at Newbury and the largely consistent Shamardal gelding likely won’t stay down for long.

A dual-winner on the all-weather towards the end of last year, he had only once finished outside the top four in 2019 prior to that Sandown effort where he may have been amiss behind Mojito.

That race has thrown up a couple of subsequent winners, and if forgiven that last outing then he could go well if judged on his earlier consistent form and every chance he can bounce back here.

3:05 Haydock - Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2½f


Forecast rain will certainly suit ADDEYBB (11/10, William Hill) who can get back on the scoresheet here.

William Haggas’ Pivotal gelding looked every inch a Group performer when sauntering to victory in last season’s Lincoln at Doncaster, after which he followed up in good style in the Bet365 Mile before finding the step up to Group One company just beyond his reach.

Following a fair return at Chester in the Huxley Stakes, the Pivotal gelding got back on the scoresheet with an impressive win in the Listed Wolferton Stakes during Royal Ascot where first-time cheekpieces helped to perk him up.

Subsequently far from disgraced behind Elarqam in the York Stakes, finding only that rival too strong in a race that wasn’t run to suit, he ought to find this a bit easier and his chances will be enhanced by the prospect of further rain given he acts particularly well on soft ground.

He could well prove a tough nut to crack in this Group Three, and he can get back on the winning trail.

3:25 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic (Handicap) Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 1m4f


SAPA INCA (6/1, Coral) has finished third or better in each of her last six starts, which includes posting a win at Newbury in June, and Mark Johnston’s charge wasn’t beaten far into second at Goodwood eight days ago behind Aktau.

The Galileo filly remains a potentially progressive sort who could have more to offer, and the return to this trip is in her favour having possibly found the shorter distance last time too sharp although it was a cracking effort nonetheless and arguably a career-best from her.

Only raised 3lbs in the weights, she has the services of last year’s Silver Saddle winner Hayley Turner in the plate, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see the pair combine for the win here.

3:45 Newmarket - german-thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 7f


LIGHT BLUSH (7/2, William Hill) looked a useful prospect when overcome definite inexperience to score here last month, and Charlie Appleby’s charge can quickly regain the winning thread.

Having scored by three-parts of a length in that debut where he took a while to warm up but ultimately was well on top at the finish, he stepped up to Listed grade at Sandown twelve days later where he was beaten only a half-length by Walk In Marrakesh.

That useful winner benefitted from a typically effective front-running ride by Frankie Dettori, and the selection lost no caste in defeat in finishing runner-up. 

This looks relatively weak for a Group three contest, and likely to have further progress to come on the back of that latest outing then he could well bounce back to winning ways here.


4:00 Ascot - Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-100) 6f


Lightly-raced VICTORY DAY (2/1, Bet365) can get back on the scoresheet having been beaten only a head in a competitive York handicap behind Recon Mission latest; that horse also runs on this card and could boost the form.

William Haggas’ Bated Breath gelding stepped up on his juvenile efforts to get off the mark readily at Ripon on his return in May, beating Abate by almost four lengths, and he was perhaps just given a shade too much to do on the Knavesmire where he finished well and he pulled two lengths clear of the third.

He’s been raised 6lbs for that, but there is a suspicion he has more to offer in the handicap ranks, and he can go one better here where he could still be ahead of the assessor.

ITV RACING TIPS SATURDAY 10 AUGUST - ASCOT, HAYDOCK & NEWMARKET


1:05 Ascot - RECON MISSION (10/1, William Hill)

1:40 Ascot - BILLY RAY (7/2, Ladbrokes)

1:55 Haydock - YOUNG FIRE (9/1, Paddy Power)

2:15 Ascot - BIG KITTEN (13/2, Ladbrokes)

2:30 Haydock - MISS O CONNOR (2/1, Coral)

2:50 Ascot - BREDEN (14/1, Coral, each-way)

3:05 Haydock - ADDEYBB (11/10, William Hill)

3:25 Ascot - SAPA INCA (6/1, Coral

3:45 Newmarket - LIGHT BLUSH (7/2, William Hill)

4:00 Ascot - VICTORY DAY (2/1, Bet365)

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ITV Racing tips Saturday 10 August - Live TV tips for Ascot, Haydock and Newmarket

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Saturday's televised horse racing action from the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot, as well as Haydock and Newmarket.

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