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ITV Racing tips Saturday 8 June - Live TV tips for Beverley, Newmarket and Haydock

The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Saturday with live TV action from Beverley, Haydock and Newmarket.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all nine of Saturday's live TV races from the meetings at Beverley, Newmarket and Haydock.

The ITV Racing cameras return to our screens following a week off in the wake of the Investec Derby Festival, and an action-packed schedule will see nine races shown live from three of the day’s meetings

At Haydock, four races will be broadcast live from the Merseyside venue, including two Group Three contests; while there are also three races from Yorkshire and Beverley’s Saturday racecard where the Hilary Needler Trophy is the feature of the afternoon.

And we pay our first visit of the season to Newmarket’s July Course where there are two races to be shown live from Flat HQ on Saturday.

1:25 Beverley - Dadie Oughtred Memorial Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 7½f
1:45 Haydock - Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 1m4f
2:00 Beverley - Hilary Needler Trophy Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 5f
2:10 Newmarket - Bentley Cambridge Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f
2:25 Haydock - Betway Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
2:45 Newmarket - Bernard Sunley Memorial Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m6f
3:00 Haydock - Betway Achilles Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
3:15 Beverley - Truckingby Brian Yeardley Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Colts & Geldings) Cl2 (2yo) 5f
3:35 Haydock - Betway John Of Gaunt Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (4yo+) 7f

Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand again to cover all Saturday’s televised action, and they will have their usual array of expert tips, insights and post-race analysis; and Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections for all nine TV races.

1:25 Beverley - Dadie Oughtred Memorial Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 7½f


ELERFAAN (3/1, Coral) has hit the bar on both starts this term, and Rebecca Bastiman’s charge can get back on the scoresheet here.

The lightly-raced Shamardal gelding scored his only career success to date over this course and distance last May when running out an easy winner over Effervescence, and he latterly got to within a neck of Gossiping at Chester latest where he almost overcame his wide draw.

Only run down late there, a return to this venue could help him to go one better than in recent runs from just 3lbs higher in the weights and with the prospect of a decent pace to aim at here.

1:45 Haydock - Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 1m4f


ALHAAZM (7/2, Bet365) is yet to win in four starts to date, but Sir Michael Stoute’s Cape Cross colt can register a first success here.

Placed twice on the all-weather last winter, he returned to action following four months off the track to finish fourth behind Dubai Instinct at Nottingham, and he stepped up on that performance to get to within a length of Kiefer at Newbury latest where he was run down late having got to the front entering the last furlong.

He had a couple of these behind that day, and while at the weights he has a bit more to do to confirm the form having been raised 5lbs as a consequence, he is the least exposed of this field of runners and with the potential to improve further he can get off the mark.

2:00 Beverley - Hilary Needler Trophy Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (2yo) 5f


THREE COINS (5/1, William Hill) made a perfect start when scoring at Ripon on debut, and Richard Fahey’s charge can follow up here.

The Fountain Of Youth filly won cosily over Birkenhead, scoring by three-parts of a length, and she could improve for that experience where she gave the impression that she’d be better for the run.

The form of that debut success is only fair, but she won with something up her sleeve and she could prove a potentially useful prospect, and likely to have more to offer she gets the vote to follow up and extend her unbeaten record.

2:10 Newmarket - Bentley Cambridge Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f


FLASHCARD (13/2, Bet365) won each of his first two starts for Andrew Balding last term, scoring both at Salisbury, and the Fast Company gelding could get back on the up here.

Also runner-up on his third outing last term, losing his unbeaten record in a valuable sales contest at the Curragh where he was denied only a half-length behind Barbill, he lost little caste in that run having been slowly away and meeting trouble in running.

Possibly in need of his reappearancce at Goodwood last month where he was beaten six lengths behind Beat The Bon, he could step up on that performance now with that run under his belt and he remains with potential.

He has been eased 1lb in the weights following that reappearance, but he should be much sharper now and he can go close here.

2:25 Haydock - Betway Pinnacle Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f


TRUE SELF (5/4, Paddy Power) has proven herself a decent hurdler, but having been switched to the flat by trainer Willie Mullins the Oscar mare has taken her form to an entirely new level with four wins from five starts in this discipline.

The last three have all come at Listed level, including beating Air Pilot at Newmarket to win the Jane Seymour Stakes, and she only needed pushing out to score readily on her return at Gowran Park over a longer trip than this.

She was value for more than the official winning margin, and still with the potential to improve again she can take the step up in grade in her stride to extend her winning run.

She sets the standard on official ratings, and while this is her toughest test to date, she is likely to have more to offer and she can strike again.

2:45 Newmarket - Bernard Sunley Memorial Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m6f


A chance is taken on a return to form by SPEEDO BOY (16/1, William Hill) who won at Ascot last July when beating Alqamar, and following solid efforts in a trio of competitive handicaps which included finishing sixth in the Cesarewitch, Ian Williams’ charge also struck over hurdles with a defeat of Mahlervous at Cheltenham.

There wasn’t much wrong with his subsequent third behind Champ at Newbury where he would have been unsuited by the ground; but he cut little ice in two starts at Meydan prior to a break.

The Vision D’etat gelding finished seventh in the Chester Cup recently, but he wouldn’t have been seen to best effect in the mud at the Roodeye, and this better ground will be more to his liking.

This handicap mark is certainly within his scope, and the drop in trip shouldn’t present too much of an issue. He could be worth chancing with then to get back on track, and he looks to have plenty going for him here so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a big run.

3:00 Haydock - Betway Achilles Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f


TARBOOSH (4/1, William Hill) progressed well last term, winning four times in all which included rounding off his season with a win at Doncaster where he beat Erissimus Maximus.

Paul Midgely’s charge hasn’t been at his best in two runs this term, but he might have needed his reappearance at Musselburgh when third to Tanasoq in the Borderlescott Trophy; and he probably found the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket too much of a test when finishing eighth behind Mabs Cross where he raced prominently and helped to set the pace before folding.

This is slightly less taxing than that Group Three contest, but it nevertheless still represents a serious test. If however he were to come back to his best then he could be the one to beat, and he is proven in these conditions so may be the one to keep faith in that he can bounce back.


3:15 Beverley - Truckingby Brian Yeardley Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Colts & Geldings) Cl2 (2yo) 5f


OH PURPLE REIGN (9/4, Ladbrokes) is turned out quickly again having found only Pinatubo too strong in the Woodcote at Epsom latest despite appearing ill at ease on the track.

Richard Hannon’s Sir Prancealot colt had won cosily the time before when scoring on debut at Nottingham, beating a subsequent winner, and if he can replicate the form of that Epsom run here then he could get back on the scoresheet.

This is his third outing however in less than one month, and there is a slight question that this may come too soon; but if he is none the worse for recent exertions then he could prove a tough nut to crack here and he is taken to get back to winning ways.

3:35 Haydock - Betway John Of Gaunt Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (4yo+) 7f


BRETON ROCK (7/1, Bet365) hasn’t won since scoring in the 2017 Lennox Stakes, where he posted a 50/1 shock to collect his third Group Two contest.

David Simcock’s charge wasn’t at his best last term, although he did manage to land a couple of bronze medals behind the reopposing Sir Dancealot in starts at Goodwood and Newbury which included in defence of his Lennox Stakes crown twelve months ago.

His season ended disappointingly, beating only one rival home behind Mustashry at Doncaster and then failing to beat any behind Limato on his final outing in the Challenge Stakes.

However, he shaped with some promise over one mile on his reappearance at Windsor in May behind Bye Bye Hong Kong, and likely to be sharper now with that run under his belt the Bahamian Bounty gelding could do better here with the soft ground in his favour. 

While he may not be the force he once was, he could be capable of a big performance here.

ITV RACING TIPS SATURDAY 8 JUNE - BEVERLEY, HAYDOCK, NEWMARKET


1:25 Beverley - ELERFAAN (3/1, Coral)

1:45 Haydock - ALHAAZM (7/2, Bet365)

2:00 Beverley - THREE COINS (5/1, William Hill)

2:10 Newmarket - FLASHCARD (13/2, Bet365)

2:25 Haydock - TRUE SELF (5/4, Paddy Power)

2:45 Newmarket - SPEEDO BOY (16/1, William Hill)

3:00 Haydock - TARBOOSH (4/1, William Hill)

3:15 Beverley - OH PURPLE REIGN (9/4, Ladbrokes)

3:35 Haydock - BRETON ROCK (7/1, Bet365)

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ITV Racing tips Saturday 8 June - Live TV tips for Beverley, Newmarket and Haydock

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all nine of Saturday's live TV races from the meetings at Beverley, Newmarket and Haydock.

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