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ITV Racing tips Saturday 4 May 2019 - Live TV tips for Newmarket and Goodwood

The ITV Racing team are in action on Saturday with live coverage of Newmarket and Goodwood.

Brian Healy gives his live TV race-by-race selections for Newmarket and Goodwood, featuring the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Saturday with a six-race line-up of live TV horse racing action covering the pick of the day’s Flat racing from Newmarket, where the Qipco 2000 Guineas - the first Classic of the season - dominates the afternoon.

There is also TV action from Goodwood, where competitive handicap action goes to post across two live races to be shown from the Sussex venue.

1:50 Newmarket - Spring Lodge Stakes (Handicap) (Formerly The Suffolk Stakes) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m1f
2:05 Goodwood - British Stallion Studs EBF Daisy Warwick Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
2:20 Newmarket - Zoustar Palace House Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
2:40 Goodwood - Goodwood May Food Festival Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 7f
2:55 Newmarket - Roaring Lion Jockey Club Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
3:35 Newmarket - Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Colts & Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m ITV

Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand as usual to provide their customary expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on all Saturday’s TV action; while Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for all six telly races.

1:50 Newmarket - Spring Lodge Stakes (Handicap) (Formerly The Suffolk Stakes) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m1f


AL MUFFRIH (9/2, William Hill) stepped up on a promising debut third on his sole juvenile starts at this venue, beaten three lengths behind Knight To Behold, to win next time out at Newbury on his seasonal reappearance last May where he ran out a neck winner over Mini P.

William Haggas’ charge subsequently lost little caste in defeat behind Elwazir on his next start at Sandown in June, beaten into fourth where he was some six lengths adrift of the winner. That contest has proven to have been a hot race, with the winner, runner-up and third all winning since; while he had several other subsequent winners in behind.

He was only three lengths adrift of the runner-up Cross Counter who has since racked up a succession of high-class victories which include the Melbourne Cup and Dubai Gold Cup, and while he probably isn’t of that standard, he remains one who has the potential to improve significantly in his own right.

Given that he won first time up twelve months ago, he could be worth chancing to repeat that feat, and there’s a good chance that he can prove even better this term with the promise of more to come.

2:05 Goodwood - British Stallion Studs EBF Daisy Warwick Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f


KLASSIQUE (2/1, William Hill) proved to be highly progressive last term, winning three times which included a ready defeat of Hyanna at Newmarket in October; William Haggas’ charge subsequenly lost no caste in defeat when upped to Group Three class at Saint Cloud on her final outing behind Barataba where she was denied by less than one length.

That run by the Galileo filly stands out as the best piece of form in this contest, and if she is able to replicate that level of form then she could prove to be a tough nut to crack here.

William Haggas’ runners have made a decent start to the new campaign, and while the fitness of the Galileo filly ahead of her seasonal return has to be taken on trust, it wouldn’t come as the biggest of surprises if she were to continue her progression back in Listed company here now making her reappearance.

2:20 Newmarket - Zoustar Palace House Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f


Prix de L’Abbaye winner Mabs Cross ought to go close if fully wound up ahead of her return, but she has a Group One penalty to carry here and she could prove vulnerable to SERGEI PROKOFIEV (9/4, Paddy Power) who has the benefit of a recent run under his belt as well as winning course and distance form to his name.

Aidan O’Brien’s Scat Dadd colt had struggled over six furlongs during his last campaign, but he still managed to finish just over one length adrift of Calyx in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot having earlier won two of his three prior starts.

Last of five in the Phoenix Stakes, he beat only one home next time in the Middle Park; but he clearly relished the drop back to five furlongs with an impressive success in the Cornwallis Stakes here in October before having a crack at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint where he finished eighth.

The Scat Daddy colt has a lot of speed, and he seems well suited to the minimum trip as he showed when making a winning reappearance in the Listed Cork Stakes back in March, getting the better of Cressman by a head. That race has since thrown up a subsequent Listed winner from those who finished behind so the form looks solid.

He gets 10lbs here from Michael Dods’ latest sprint star, and sure to have been sharpened up by his reappearance he can make the most of that concession to win again over this course and distance.

2:40 Goodwood - Goodwood May Food Festival Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 7f


Three Saints Bay has more to do following his demolition job at Musselburgh two weeks ago having been hit with an 8lbs rise; but QAROUN (3/1, Paddy Power) is taken to go one better than his own recent return to action at Chelmsford last month.

The Dark Angel colt won twice last term, which included at this venue on his reappearance when beating Epic Challenge by a short-head, and the run next time might just have come too soon when failing to beat a rival at Doncaster.

Lightly-raced since, he got back on the scoresheet at Kempton when running out a narrow winner over Maypole, scoring by a neck, and he was denied by less than one length behind Glenn Coco on his reappearance last month.

He can build on that effort here, and if the run doesn’t come too soon after those exertions then he ought to be capable of exploiting a mark of 88 with the potential for better to come and having already proven himself over course and distance.

2:55 Newmarket - Roaring Lion Jockey Club Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f


The recent John Porter Stakes at Newbury looks the key form line in this race with three of the runners in that race reopposing here with Communique, Defoe and YOUNG RASCAL (7/2, Bet365) all lining up to take each other on again.

Defoe finished one place ahead of William Haggas’ charge in that race, but the Intello colt could find the greater improvement on the back of that reappearance run to reverse places although the trio proved no match for Marmelo in that contest.

The selection tasted defeat just one last term, when failing to handle the undulations at Epsom; but he had won twice before which included beating recent Sagaro Stakes winner Dee Ex Bee, and he bounced back from his Epsom defeat to register further wins at Newbury in both the Legacy Cup Stakes and the St Simon Stakes.

His defeat on his reappearance saw him relinquish his perfect record at the Berkshire track, but he is entitled to come on for the run and he looks a more reliable proposition that Defoe who largely flattered to deceive last term.

He could have greater scope to improve than Roger Varian’s rival who himself is no mug, but he could prove the answer to a very tricky puzzle for punters to solve.


3:35 Newmarket - Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Colts & Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m ITV


ADVERTISE (8/1, Paddy Power) looks one to keep onside, and Martyn Meade’s charge could post a big effort at an appealing each-way price. 

The Showcasing colt posted a series of classy performances last term, winning three of his five juvenile starts and making the frame in the other two which included in the Dewhurst when denied only behind Too Darn Hot who had been favourite for this contest prior to a setback in recent weeks.

All three wins have come over six furlongs, which include a defeat of So Perfect in the Group One Phoenix Stakes having readily beaten Konchek over the July Course here when winning the Group Two July Stakes where he only needed to be pushed out to score readily.

That was perhaps a relatively weak Group Two, but there was nothing wrong with his subsequent Group One success where the fourth has won at Listed level since, while the runner-up has placed twice in Pattern company which includes a narrow defeat behind Fairyland in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes.

His last outing in the Dewhurst saw him beat all bar Too Darn Hot, and he had over one length to spare over Anthony Van Dyck and others; there was no caste lost in defeat behind a clearly impressive horse who quickened up really well exiting the dip. There’s no Too Darn Hot in this line-up however, and that performance earned him a rating of 119 which is only 1lb below that of Ten Sovereigns.

Dewhurst winners boast a decent return in the first colts’ Classic of the season, and while Martyn Meade’s charge was beaten in that race, he flies the flag for that particular line of form and he can find further improvement if handling the longer trip. 

There is sufficient stamina in his dam’s bloodline to suggest that he might improve for the extra distance, and while his ability to see out the one mile trip has to be taken on trust he ought to go well with Frankie Dettori having been snapped up by Meade for the ride following the defection of Too Darn Hot from the line-up.

ITV RACING TIPS SATURDAY 4 MAY - RACE-BY-RACE SELECTIONS


1:50 Newmarket - AL MUFFRIH (9/2, William Hill)

2:05 Goodwood - KLASSIQUE (2/1, William Hill)

2:20 Newmarket - SERGEI PROKOFIEV (9/4, Paddy Power)

2:40 Goodwood - QAROUN (3/1, Paddy Power)

2:55 Newmarket - YOUNG RASCAL (7/2, Bet365)

3:35 Newmarket - ADVERTISE (8/1, Paddy Power)


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