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ITV Racing tips Saturday 20 July - Live TV tips for Newmarket, Newbury and Market Rasen

The ITV Racing cameras are in action on Saturday with live TV racing from Newmarket, Newbury and Market Rasen.

Brian Healy takes a race-by-race look at Saturday's televised horse racing action on ITV Racing where there is racing from Newmarket, Newbury and Market Rasen.

The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Saturday with seven races being shown live throughout Saturday afternoon featuring the pick of the day’s action from three of the day’s meetings.

The cameras will be covering Summer Plate day at Market Rasen where there will be two races shown live over the sticks; while the Weatherbys Super Sprint and the Group Three Hackwood Stakes feature amid four live races from Newbury.

Completing the televised action on Saturday is the Listed Aphrodite Stakes,which takes place over the July Course at Newmarket.

1:50 Newbury - bet365 Stakes (Listed Race) (Registered As The Steventon Stakes) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
2:10 Market Rasen - Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 2m½f
2:25 Newbury - Marsh Cup (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m½f
2:40 Newmarket - Ric And Mary Hambro Aphrodite Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f
3:00 Newbury - bet365 Hackwood Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
3:20 Market Rasen - Betway Summer Plate Handicap Chase (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m5½f
3:40 Newbury - Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV3

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

1:50 Newbury - bet365 Stakes (Listed Race) (Registered As The Steventon Stakes) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f

FOX CHAIRMAN (6/5, William Hill) endured a nightmare passage when finishing a luckless runner-up behind Sangarius in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, and Andrew Balding’s charge is chanced to get back to winning ways.

The Kingman colt was a debut winner at this venue in April, beating Migration impressively, after which he ran a highly creditable third behind Circus Maximus in the Listed Dee Stakes, beaten just over three lengths although there was a suspicion that the ever-turning Roodeye might not have suited.

This smaller field scenario could prove more suitable, and if he can avoid the same trouble he endured last time out then there is every chance that he can get back on the scoresheet here.


2:10 Market Rasen - Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 2m½f


LONGHOUSE SALE (10/3, Paddy Power) has looked a high-class recruit in racking up a sequence of bloodless wins, and Dan Skelton’s charge could be difficult to beat again as he bids to extend his tally.

The September Storm gelding won four bumper contests last term on the back of an earlier point-to-point victory; and he has won all three starts over timber in facile fashion, latterly beating Manor Park comfortably at Ffos Las last month by almost two lengths hard held.

This is harder stepping into a Listed contest and having to concede weight to a good field of rivals, many of whom could be progressive; but such has been the manner of his wins to date that he likely has plenty more improvement still to come, and he could prove a tough nut to crack here with the potential for better yet to come.

2:25 Newbury - Marsh Cup (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m½f


Carnwennan goes from strength to strength, winning his last three which includes the consolation race for the Northumberland Plate. Charlie Fellowes’ charge ought to give another good account, but he is 7lbs higher now, and that may just anchor him.

The vote then goes to impressive Royal Ascot winner THE GRAND VISIR (7/1, William Hill) who was a three-time winner for William Haggas, and he also struck on his sole start for Jeremy Butler prior to joining Ian Williams’ stable.

Two lesser runs over hurdles were followed by a promising return to the flat on the back of almost five months off at Newmarket, and he stepped up on that return when running out a ready winner of the Ascot Stakes over Buildmeupbuttercup.

A drop back to two miles will be no issue, and the reapplication of cheekpieces for this latest outing could spark another jolt of improvement. A 5lbs rise in the weights does demand a shade more, but he could still have better to come, and James Doyle steered the Frankel gelding to a Haydock victory on their only previous collaboration so the pair could be worth chancing to come out on top here.


2:40 Newmarket - Ric And Mary Hambro Aphrodite Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f


SPARKLE ROLL (5/2, Coral) could prove a tough nut to crack dropping back in grade, and John Gosden’s charge can resume winning ways here.

The Kingman filly won back-to-back successes at Haydock and Sandown either side of a seven-month absence, after which she was a bit disappointing at York behind Nausha in the Musidora. 

However, she bounced back with a much better effort at Ascot when stepped up to twelve furlongs for the Ribblesdale Stakes, beaten around three lengths into third behind Star Catcher, fading late. That race has since thrown up a subsequent Group Three winner, and a repeat of that last outing ought to be good enough to see her get back on the scoresheet so she is taken to come out on top in this Listed contest.

3:00 Newbury - bet365 Hackwood Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f


THE TIN MAN (9/4, Paddy Power) ought to prove very hard to beat if coming back to something like his best, and James Fanshawe’s charge is taken to get back on the scoresheet.

Last seasons’ Sprint Cup winner shaped encouragingly behind subsequent Diamond Jubilee Stakes runner-up Dream Of Dreams at Windsor on his reappearance, eventually finishing third; and although a shade disappointing in that Royal Ascot Group One, he might have found the drying ground against him when finishing four lengths’ sixth behind Blue Point.

This is easier however dropping back into a Group Three, and the ground could be ideal especially if there’s rain to come. He ought to take plenty of beating if near his best, and no surprise to see the Equiano gelding back in the winners’ enclosure here having also won this race in 2016. 


3:20 Market Rasen - Betway Summer Plate Handicap Chase (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m5½f


CASABLANCA MIX (10/1, Coral), could prove the pick of the Nicky Henderson-trained pair in this Listed prize line-up, and the Shirocco mare could be worth an interest with Nico de Boinville siding with the seven year old.

A smart performer in France before joining this yard, the Seven Barrows inmate had just one hurdle start for her current handler before switching to the larger obstacles where she showed a good level of form in her first few outings.

Having chased home the ill-fated Willougby Court at Huntingdon back in November 2017, she went one better at the same venue before falling at Exeter when looking set to collect. Subsequently given a break, she placed in three of four starts last term prior to a short break which included being narrowly denied by Rons Dream over three miles here in the Bud Booth Mares’ Chase, and when finishing third to Happy Diva in the Lady Protectress Chase at Huntingdon.

A disappointing hurdles run on her reappearance from three months off was readily put aside with a return to winning ways at Aintree in May, beating Indian Temple, and she appeared to score a shade readily on that occasion where she sealed the deal with a fine jump at the last before keeping on well for the score.

He handicapper has raised her 7lbs for that win, but she remains well-treated nonetheless despite the rise given that she went close here last November from 2lbs higher, and with the yard in decent form - 28% strike-rate since April with its’ runners - she could be worth keeping onside as the pick of the potential Henderson trio for this contest.

3:40 Newbury - Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Cl2 (2yo) 5f ITV3


VENTURA REBEL (11/8, Coral) looks very hard to get away from on the back of an excellent runner-up effort behind the impressive A’ali in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

Richard Fahey’s Pastoral Pursuits colt had won both previous starts at Thirsk and Ascot, impressively landing the odds on the latter occasion with a defeat of Lady Pauline. He was a fast-finishing runner-up latest despite losing a shoe, and he ought to be hard to beat if he can replicate that performance here.

The fourth horse home from that Ascot run has won since, and the better ground holds no fears having already proven he can act both on a faster surface and in the mud; he ought to go well here as a result, and no surprise if he were to win this valuable prize.


SATURDAY 20 JULY ITV RACING TIPS - NEWBURY, NEWMARKET, MARKET RASEN


1:50 Newbury - FOX CHAIRMAN (6/5, William Hill)

2:10 Market Rasen - LONGHOUSE SALE (10/3, Paddy Power)

2:25 Newbury - THE GRAND VISIR (7/1, William Hill)

2:40 Newmarket - SPARKLE ROLL (5/2, Coral)

3:00 Newbury - THE TIN MAN (9/4, Paddy Power

3:20 Market Rasen - CASABLANCA MIX (10/1, Coral)

3:40 Newbury - VENTURA REBEL (11/8, Coral)

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ITV Racing tips Saturday 20 July - Live TV tips for Newmarket, Newbury and Market Rasen

Brian Healy takes a race-by-race look at Saturday's televised horse racing action on ITV Racing where there is racing from Newmarket, Newbury and Market Rasen.

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