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ITV Racing tips Saturday 6 July - Live TV tips for Sandown and Haydock

The ITV Racing cameras are in action at Sandown and Haydock on Saturday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race live TV tips for Saturday's meetings at Sandown and Haydock on ITV Racing.

The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Saturday with some top-class horse racing action from the meetings at Sandown and Haydock.

Seven races will be shown live across both meetings, with the Group One Coral Eclipse Stakes heading the coverage from Sandown where four races will be televised; while at Haydock it is Lancashire Oaks day, and the Group Two contest joins the competitive Old Newton Cup as feature races of the afternoon at the Merseyside track.

1:50 Sandown - Coral Charge (Group 3) (Registered As The Sprint Stakes) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
2:05 Haydock - bet365 Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m6f
2:25 Sandown - Coral Challenge (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m 
2:40 Haydock - bet365 Lancashire Oaks (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f
3:00 Sandown - Coral Distaff (Listed Race) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m
3:15 Haydock - bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m4f
3:35 Sandown - Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f

Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand to offer up their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on all Saturday’s TV action, and Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for every televised race.

1:50 Sandown - Coral Charge (Group 3) (Registered As The Sprint Stakes) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f

A really interesting opener with several classy types on show who all perhaps have questions to answer but are each capable of winning this if at their best, and a chance is taken that a fast pace will suit RUMBLE INTHEJUNGLE (11/1, William Hill) to show the sort of form he is clearly capable of.

Richard Spencer’s colt won twice last term, including the Group Three Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, and he bounced back from a poor run at Doncaster to finish third behind Ten Sovereigns in the Prix Morny on his final juvenile start.

The Bungle Inthejungle colt was far too keen on his reappearance behind Advertise in the Commonwealth Cup, burning himself out but possibly in need of that run in any case which was his first of the season following almost nine months off.

He drops back in trip as well as grade here, and likely to be sharper for his reappearance he could go well under Frankie Dettori and he can make the frame with a likely strong pace potentially helping him to settle better than he did at Ascot.

2:05 Haydock - bet365 Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m6f

ARCTIC FOX (6/1, Paddy Power) is on a roll, arriving here on the back of three successive wins at Newmarket and York twice, and Richard Fahey’s Mastercraftsman filly can continue her winning run here.

The Queen Mother’s Cup winner struck with something to spare in that lady amateur riders’ contest, beating Mutamaded by a half-length, and that form has taken a boost since with the third winning next time out.

A 4lbs rise for that win could prove lenient given that she remains open to further improvement, and this step up in trip ought to suit. She found plenty latest when asked for effort, and she was always holding the runner-up despite the relatively narrow margin of victory.

She will have to raise her game again stepping into a higher grade, but given her current rate of progression she is chanced to continue on her upward curve and she can extend her winning run further.

2:25 Sandown - Coral Challenge (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m

GREENSIDE (8/1, Bet365) was a winner over course and distance back in June 2017, winning the Randox Health Handicap off this mark, and Henry Candy’s charge ran with plenty of credit in races inbetween until getting back on the scoresheet at Windsor in May.

The Dubawi gelding ran better than the bare result next time at Epsom when beaten five lengths into third behind Gossiping; while his latest outing came here last month where he finished four lengths’ fourth to the reopposing History Writer.

Giving the winner 4lbs on that occasion, he now meets David Menuisier’s charge in receipt of 3lbs which tips the scales in his favour, and a return to quicker ground is another plus point.

Harry Bentley returns to the saddle for this latest run, and the pair can give another good account with every chance of a return to winning ways in a competitive heat.

2:40 Haydock - bet365 Lancashire Oaks (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f

This doesn’t appear to be a particuarly strong renewal of this Group Two prize, and HIGHGARDEN (13/2, Coral) could be the one to side with representing the John Gosden camp.

The Nathaniel filly was a debut winner back in October 2017, but her subsequent campaign last term was rather hit-or-miss although she did manage to land a Group Three success over this trip at Newmarket on her final outing of the season when winning the Princess Royal Nayef Stakes by a head from Mrs Sippy.

Her only previous try at this level came when finishing sixth in the Ribblesdale stakes at Royal Ascot last term, but she shaped well on her reappearance over a longer trip at Chelmsford last month when finishing just one length behind Bayshore Freeway who has won again since.

She ought to be sharper for that return effort, and dropping back in trip with first-time cheekpieces applied she could find some improvement to go close.

3:00 Sandown - Coral Distaff (Listed Race) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m

BEYOND REASON (7/2, Coral) can get back on the scoresheet following a break, and Carlie Appleby’s charge could prove a tough nut to crack if fully wound up ahead of her reappearance.

The Australia filly won three of her first five starts last term, which included a Group Two win in France at Deauville where she beat off Lagrandecatherine by three lengths to win the Prix du Calvados.

She subsequently struggled to get competitive in Group One company on her next two starts in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh, and the Newmarket Fillies’ Mile; but stepping out back in Listed grade for her return should provide a more realistic assignment for the Godolphin runner who can get back to winning ways here.

A chance has to be taken on her fitness as she returns from eight months off, but quite a few of her rivals here have a question to answer after lesser efforts of their own in recent starts. She is joint-top rated with Mark Johnston’s Main Edition, but that one has to give her 5lbs at the weights and she was well beaten last time.

Charlie Appleby’s charge then is chanced to make a winning return to action with her sights lowered, and the yard knows how to get one ready so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her go close in this contest.

3:15 Haydock - bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 1m4f

FIRST ELEVEN (3/1, William Hill) won twice last term which included a competitive handicap contest over this trip at Ascot where John Gosden’s charge beat Ghostwatch by two lengths; the Frankel colt subsequently finished third behind Laaaib back at Ascot in the Group Three Cumberland Lodge on his final start of the campaign.

That form is decent, especially given the runner-up has won a Group Two since, and the Gosden horse made a winning reappearance when outpointing Fujaira Prince at York back in May, scoring a shade readily to claim victory in the Jorvik Stakes.

That race has thrown up a trio of subsequent winners since, and he turns out here only 5lbs higher in the weights which may prove lenient. He holds entries in both the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and also the Irish St Leger so he is clearly well-thought of, and he could well have more to offer.

Carrying top-weight here is unlikely to present an easy task, but if he is to satisfy the lofty entries he holds currently then he’ll need to produce a big performance and he could well do so.

3:35 Sandown - Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f

ENABLE (Evens, William Hill) is hard to oppose despite this being her seasonal reappearance, and the Nathaniel mare can make a winning return to action.

John Gosden’s charge has tasted defeat just once, which came earlier in her career, and the dual-Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner should hold too many guns for this field if returning at her best.

She beat Crystal Ocean on her reappearance last term at Kempton in the September Stakes before going on to win her second Arc crown, and she had enough in reserve to hold off the reopposing Magical in the Breeders’ Cup Turf where she perhaps wasn’t seen at her best.

She still managed to give 4lbs and a beating to Aidan O’Brien’s runner though, and the pair clash on level weights this time around. While she concedes race-fitness to some classy rivals, she can prove too strong again for this field with her seasonal debut defeat of Crystal Ocean last term - that rival has since beaten Magical - looking much stronger now.


1:50 Sandown - RUMBLE INTHEJUNGLE (11/1, William Hill)

2:05 Haydock - ARCTIC FOX (6/1, Paddy Power)

2:25 Sandown - GREENSIDE (8/1, Bet365)

2:40 Haydock - HIGHGARDEN (13/2, Coral)

3:00 Sandown - BEYOND REASON (7/2, Coral)

3:15 Haydock - FIRST ELEVEN (3/1, William Hill)

3:35 Sandown - ENABLE (Evens, William Hill)

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ITV Racing tips Saturday 6 July - Live TV tips for Sandown and Haydock

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