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Saturday 22 June horse racing tips - Fell's 9/4 chance can get back on the scoresheet with Ayr success

Brian Healy 21 Jun 2019
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for Saturday's UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
Haydock is one of eight UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post on Saturday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for Saturday's UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

The final day of the 2019 Royal Ascot meeting dominates Saturday’s scheduled fixture list of UK and Irish horse racing meetings, where eight UK and Irish meetings in all will go to post.

The Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes is joined on Saturday’s Royal Ascot racecard by the ultra-competitive Wokingham Handicap as the curtain falls on another spectacular Royal Meeting; while elsewhere there is further flat racing action from the meetings at Redcar, Newmarket on the July Course, and also Ayr where there is Listed action on the card in the afternoon.

Down Royal in Ireland are also racing on the flat on Saturday, where the Ulster Derby is the big race of the day.

Saturday’s jumps racing action meanwhile comes from Perth, while completing the Saturday fixture list meanwhile are evening race-meetings on the flat at both Haydock and Lingfield who race on their turf track.

Redcar (flat) - 1.35 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Down Royal (flat) - 1.45 - 5.20pm (7 races)
Perth (jumps) - 1.50 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Ayr (flat) - 2.00 - 5.40pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) - 2.10 - 5.50pm (7 races)
Ascot (flat) - 2.30 - 5.35pm (6 races)
Lingfield (flat) - 5.45 - 8.45pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) - 6.30 - 9.00pm (6 races)



(2.05) BIG TIME DANCER (7/2, Coral) plied his trade over hurdles last term with some success, winning three times which included the Listed Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton back in January.

Jennie Candlish’s charge made his return to the flat at the beginning of the month, finishing just under five lengths’ fourth behind Swordbill at Doncaster, and the Zoffany gelding remains an interesting contender kept to the level from a mark that looks workable.

The third and fifth horses home in that race have both won since to give the form a boost, and while he might ideally want a stiffer test than this on the flat, he is well-treated in this discipline based on his jumps form and he could step up on his return to the level to get back to winning ways. 

(2.40) PRESIDENTIAL (6/1, Totesport) didn’t show his best in the Victoria Cup on his last start, but the Invincible Spirit gelding had been in decent form prior to that run, and Roger Fell’s charge could bounce back.

A Newmarket winner back in November, beating London by two lengths, he collected back-to-back bronze medals either side of five months off the track when finishing third at Doncaster and Newmarket respectively on his reappearance behind Mubtasim.

Not seen to best effect last time, he should appreciate this return to a slightly easier grade and the handicapper has also dropped him 1lb in the weights so there appears every chance that he can do better here, and he is worth forgiving that run last time out.

1.35 - War Storm
2.05 - Big Time Dancer
2.40 - Presidential
3.15 - Key To Power
3.50 - Quirky Gertie
4.35 - Farhh Away
5.10 - Show The Money
5.55 - Someone Exciting


(2.10) ORIN SWIFT (3/1, Coral) has kept up the good work this term, having enjoyed some success last campaign, and the Dragon Pulse gelding can get back on the scoresheet here.

Jonathan Portman’s charge returned from six months off to beat Knight Crusader at Nottingham in April, and he has hit the bar in both subsequent starts where he has been beaten only by one length each time.

His latest narrow defeat came at Goodwood earlier in the month when denied behind Nuits St Georges, and only 1lb higher in the weights here he could go one better.

(3.20) MAJAALIS (7/2, Totesport) was fancied to make an impact on his debut at Newbury last month, but William Haggas’ charge was too green to do himself any justice and he was beaten almost six lengths into fifth behind Biometric.

That form has since taken a boost when the winner took the Britannia Handicap earlier in the week, and the Invincible Spirit colt is likely to have learnt plenty from that experience which may well see him do much better now.

He can build on that experience, and it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see him take a big forward step here to get off the mark at the second attempt with improvement to come.

1.40 - Saqqara King
2.10 - Orin Swift
2.45 - She’s Got You
3.20 - Majaalis
4.00 - Reynolds
4.40 - Semoun
5.15 - Revich
5.50 - Jadeerah


(2.15) POLLY DOUGLAS (9/4, Totesport) has returned this term in good heart, building on a runner-up finish on her reappearance at the Curragh to resume winning ways over course and distance at the end of May, beating Dapper Power by a half-length.

Kevin Cotter’s Le Cadre Noir mare did well considering she was denied a clear run, and a 4lbs rise in the weights is negated by her rider able to claim his full allowance in this latest contest.

She could continue her good spell of form to follow up here, and no surprise if she goes close in a fairly uninspiring race.

(3.25) KING’S VOW (9/2, Coral) got off the mark on her final start of last campaign, scoring readily by three lengths over Joza at Dundalk; Joseph O’Brien’s charge has subsequently returned in good heart, and the Frankel colt can win again having struck last time out.

He ran out a three lengths’ winner over Laura Bullion on that occasion at Leopardstown, staying the longer trip well. The handicapper has had his say, but there could be better still to come despite a hefty rise in the weights for that success.

He can find another jolt of improvement to follow up here, and he should remain competitive even accounting for his rise in the ratings.

1.45 - Invincible Diva
2.15 - Polly Douglas
2.50 - Kinch
3.25 - King’s Vow
4.05 - Cj Cregg
4.45 - Royal Admiral
5.20 - Aristocratic Man


(2.20) WELCOME BEN (9/4, Coral) bettered a runner-up effort at Kelso in April to run out an eleven lengths’ winner over Blakerigg at Ayr latest, and while the handicapper hasn’t missed him with an 9lbs rise in the weights, the High Roller gelding can follow up.

Jacqueline Stephens’ charge was an easy winner latest, and despite his rise in the ratings this doesn’t look as tough an assignment this time around so he could be capable of defying his new mark to follow up.

He has three wins and three places to his name from ten runs at the Scottish track, and the drying ground will be in favour; while the lesser trip won’t prove an inconvenience. HE could go well back here, and no surprise to see him going close.

(3.30) OUT SAM (4/1, Coral) is classy at his best, as he showed when winning the Cork National last November, but Gordon Elliott’s charge has proved to be rather hit and miss since, and he was well beaten here earlier in the month behind Indian Temple.

The Multiplex gelding takes a drop in class here, and while it has to be taken on trust that he’ll consent to deliver one of his better performances, he is handicapped to go close if he does and he is capable of outclassing these at his best.

He’s not one to place maximum faith in, but this is his easiest assignment for some time, and he can take full advantage.

1.50 - Braid Blue
2.20 - Welcome Ben
2.55 - Gripper
3.30 - Out Sam
4.10 - Darling Miss
4.50 - Western Honour
5.25 - Oromo


(3.10) HOWZER BLACK (5/1, Coral) gained some reward for a string of decent runs when getting back on the scoresheet at Carlisle last month, and with Keith Dalgleish’s runners in good form then he could follow up here.

The Requinto gelding struck his only other career success at Hamilton last June, and he doubled his tally when beating Arletta Star latest, scoring by a neck where he got up late to score with the pair pulling clear of the rest.

That runner-up has won since, and a 4lbs rise in the weights doesn’t look prohibitive so he can continue to run well. Still with the potential to improve, he could find another jolt of progress to follow up.

(3.45) At first glance, HAROME’s (11/4, Totesport) form figures don’t inspire much confidence, but Roger Fell’s charge is taken to get back on the scoresheet here.

The Bahamian Bounty gelding was a dual-winner last term, which included a defeat of Tylery Wonder at York last July, and he has been running better than his form figures suggest which includes finishing less than two lengths’ sixth behind Ornate in the Epsom Dash at the beginning of the month.

He had filled the same position the time before at York behind Duke Of Firenze, and a repeat of either of those runs could be good enough to see him end his losing streak. This is an easier assignment than he has faced to date, and he is actually 2lbs lower than at Epsom so everything points to a big run and he can get back to winning ways.
2.00 - Game Player
2.35 - Byline
3.10 - Howzer Black
3.45 - Harome 
4.25 - Gold Filigree
5.05 - Sleeping Lion
5.40 - Gullane One


(3.05) BYE BYE HONG KONG (14/1, Totesport, each-way) perhaps didn’t act on the track at Epsom last time when a shade disappointing behind Zaaki in the Group Three Diomed Stakes, but Andrew Balding’s charge is taken to bounce back despite being overlooked by Sylvestre De Sousa for this assignment.

The Street Cry colt had shown progressive form last term, winning at Windsor on his second start before acquitting himself well behind Too Darn Hot in the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, and then getting to within one length of Arctic Sound in the Group Three Somerville Tattersall stakes at Newmarket.

Returning from a break, he registered further wins at Chelmsford and Windsor in a Listed race, beating Oh This Is Us, prior to his Epsom disappointment. But back on a more conventional track he could be capable of better here, and he has soft ground form as a juvenile so shouldn’t be inconvenienced by the underfoot conditions.

Dropping back to seven furlongs for this outing, he could be worth chancing to leave the form of his Epsom run behind, and he could post a big effort here.

(3.40) Masar will be hard to keep out of the frame if returning fully wound up ahead of his reappearance, and this looks a fairly winnable renewal if last year’s Epsom Derby winner is somewhere near his best.

But it could be worth chancing on SOUTHERN FRANCE (9/2, Coral) to build on his excellent second behind Stradivarius in the Yorkshire Cup last month, and Aidan O’Brien’s charge can get off the mark for the season.

The Galileo colt was a dual-winner last term, winning a Listed race at Navan before chasing home stablemate Kew Gardens in the Queen’s Vase. Third to the same rival subsequently in the St Leger, he ran a fair race in the Cesarewitch, finishing seventh behind Low Sun.

Placed in both starts this term, including behind the Ascot Gold Cup winner, he travelled really strongly in that race before being outgunned by Sir Michael Stoute’s star, and he could be worth chancing dropping back to this shorter trip.

The form of his Vintage Crop Stakes win on his reappearance is decent; but his run behind Stradivarius where he pulled five lengths clear of the third certainly puts him the frame here, and with the yard in good form this week he ought to give a good account if the lesser distance doesn’t catch him out.

2.30 - Pinatubo
3.05 - Bye Bye Hong Kong
3.40 - Southern France
4.20 - Dream Of Dreams
5.00 - Perfection
5.35 - Pallasator


(6.15) MISTRESS NELLIE (7/2, Totesport) has rattled the crossbar on each of her last three outings as she bids to shed her maiden tag, and the Mount Nelson filly can get off the mark here at the 19th attempt.

Bill Stone’s charge was denied by a short-head two starts ago behind the reopposing Champs Inblue, after which she crossed the line just over one length adrift of Kaylen’s Mischief at Yarmouth where the soft ground might just have caught her out.

There shouldn’t be much between her and Champs Inblue again, but given her current good spell of form she is perhaps worth siding with to finally break her duck. 

(6.45) BLAZING SADDLES (4/1, Totesport) is far from straightforward, spurning a good opportunity latest over this course when finishing runner-up behind Winged Spur.

The High Chaparral gelding had won at Thirsk last May, beating Lucky Deal; but things haven’t gone to plan since for Ralph Beckett’s charge, and he found little under pressure last time out when sent off favourite for a four-runner event here.

He isn’t certain to be suited by this step up in distance, but this represents another decent chance for him to stop the rot and get back to winning ways, and if he stays the longer trip then he ought to go close.

5.45 - Moll Davis
6.15 - Mistress Nellie
6.45 - Blazing Saddles
7.15 - Nkosikazi
7.45 - Mrs Dukesbury
8.15 - Atalanta Queen
8.45 - Real Smooth


(7.00) LYDIATE LADY (10/1, Totesport) hasn’t been at her best in recent starts, but the Piccolo mare could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet.

Eric Alston’s charge last won at Ripon last April when beating Elysian Flyer at Ripon from a mark of 70, and while her form since has been patchy she has rarely had the soft ground that she needs to show her best.

There was a hint at a revival last time at Ripon when finishing four lengths’ fourth on quick ground at Ripon earlier in the month, and she is handicapped to go close if recapturing her best. The softer ground will help, and it would be no surprise if she were to build again on that last outing to go close here.

(8.00) AMADEUS GREY (3/1, Totesport) rounded off last season with a Musselburgh success off 82, and although earlier runs this term were disappointing, the Zebedee gelding got back on the scoresheet from a reduced mark at Carlisle earlier in June where he beat Harvey Dent by one length.

He appeared to do the job a shade readily, and while a 4lbs rise in the weights demands a shade more from him, he is still 1lb lower than when scoring on his final outing last term.

As such, he could prove up to the task of going in again with the potential still for further improvement to come, and he looks sure to give another bold showing here.

6.30 - Swift Wing
7.00 - Lydiate Lady
7.30 - Subjectivist
8.00 - Amadeus Grey
8.30 - Kripke
9.00 - Universal Effect

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