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Saturday 8 June horse racing tips - Tate's 7/2 chance can breeze to Chelmsford victory

Brian Healy 8 Jun 2019

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

Saturday takes in seven UK and Irish horse racing fixtures where the day’s feature meeting is Haydock, and Group Three action dominates Saturday’s racecard on Merseyside where the John Of Gaunt Stakes and the Pinnacle Stakes are the feature races o the day.

There is also flat racing action on turf from the fixtures at Beverley and Newmarket’s July Course, as well as from Chelmsford’s all-weather track; while Navan in Ireland are also racing on Saturday afternoon on their turf course.

In the evening, there is further racing action on the flat on turf from Chepstow and Lingfield.

Beverley (flat) - 1.25 - 4.55pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) - 1.45 - 5.20pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) - 1.55 - 5.25pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) - 2.10 - 5.35pm (7 races)
Navan (flat) - 2.15 - 5.45pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat, aw) - 5.40 - 8.45pm (7 races)
Chepstow (flat) - 6.00 - 9.00pm (7 races)



(2.00) 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.

(3.15) 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.

1.25 - Elerfaan
2.00 - Three Coins
2.35 - Shawaaheq
3.15 - Oh Purple Reign
3.45 - Twin Appeal
4.20 - Ideal Candy
4.55 - Rich Approach
5.30 - Blazing Dreams


(3.00) 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.

(3.35) 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.

1.45 - Alhaazm
2.25 - True Self
3.00 - Tarboosh
3.35 - Breton Rock
4.10 - Reflektor
4.45 - Pendleton
5.20 - Indomitable


(3.05) CAPOFARO (6/1, William Hill) is excused his latest run at Windsor where he finished fifth, and Jamie Osborne’s charge can get back on track here.

The Kyllachy gelding had been in rude health prior to that outing, posting four successive wins on the all-weather, and a return to an artificial surface could help him get back on the scoresheet.

His last success came when beating Kingdom Of Dubai at Kempton in May, where he scored by a length, and he may just have found his next start coming too soon when finishing five lengths’ fifth behind Lethal Missile.

He remains with scope to improve, and forgiven that Windsor disappointment he could bounce back returned to polytrack, and he is taken to make amends.

(3.40) NAME THE WIND (7/2, Paddy Power) was readily outclassed in the Qipco 2000 Guineas, where he failed to beat a rival, but James Tate’s charge is taken to get back on the scoresheet having won both previous outings prior to that Classic assignment.

The Toronado colt struck either side of a break, scoring both wins at Kempton although neither by far. His last win over Senza Limiti saw him score by only a short-head, but that form could prove decent given the runner-up was thought worthy of a crack at the French 2000 Guineas.

He makes his handicap debut here, and a mark of 91 may underestimate his potential for improvement; and with this being a significantly easier assignment than the colts’ Classic then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go close here. 

1.55 - Romsey
2.30 - Space Ace
3.05 - Capofaroa
3.40 - Name The Wind
4.15 - Lord Riddiford
4.50 - Neon Sea
5.25 - Swift Wing


(2.10) FLASHCARD (11/2, 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.

(2.45) 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.

2.10 - Flashcard
2.45 - Speedo Boy
3.20 - Ottoman Court
3.55 - Spanish City
4.30 - Nonchalance
5.05 - Great Bear
5.35 - Ventura Knight


(3.25) TEDDY BOY (6/1, Unibet) has been in decent fettle this campaign, making the frame in all three completed starts - unseated at the Curragh in May - and he wasn’t beaten far in a competitive handicap at this venue at the beginning of the month.

Ed Lynam’s Dandy Man gelding finished third on that occasion, beaten just over three lengths behind the reopposing Takeachancejimmy, running on without matching the winner.

With that one now shouldering a 10lbs rise in the ratings, it may be worth siding with the Lynam runner to come out on top now, and he can get off the mark.

2.15 - Tango
2.50 - United Front
3.25 - Teddy Boy
4.00 - Shakespear’sgalley
4.35 - Kiss For A Jewel
5.10 - Onlyhuman
5.45 - Goddess


(6.45) IRISH ART (11/2, William Hill) is forgiven his reappearance effort at Bath last month where he was slowly away, and the Dutcha Art gelding was always on the back-foot thereafter although he ran on late to finish fourth.

David Lanigans’ charge had rounded off the previous campaign by filling the same position at Kempton behind Rambaldi, and he could be capable of better still if able to break on terms here.

The three who finished ahead of him at Kempton have all won since, and that latest outing was his first in six months so it was probably needed. He could step up on that return effort here, and every chance he can go close.

(8.15) BURIDAN (9/4, Unibet) was a dual-winner last term, scoring at Newmarket and Haydock; but his runs this campaign haven’t set the heather alight although his latest outing at Windsor was a step in the right direction.

Richard Hannon’s Choisir gelding was denied only by a neck behind Belated Breath, running on well having been headed late. He is only 2lbs higher in the weights here, and if able to build on that last outing then there is every chance he can go one better here given he was placed last campaign from a higher mark than this.

5.40 - Limerick Lord
6.15 - Born Leader
6.45 - Irish Art
7.15 - Ocasio Cortez
7.45 - Chitra
8.15 - Buridan
8.45 - Sashenka


(6.30) Rebecca Curtis doesn’t have too many flat runners, but CWYNAR (4/1, Bet365) went close here last month and the Kodiac filly can get off the mark now.

Twice placed for Charlie Hills on the all-weather prior to a short but fruitless spell with Richard Hughes, that latest outing was a career-best and she had a subsequent winner behind her that day. 

She has to back it up now, and while not certain to be suited by this softer ground, this doesn’t look a particularly strong contest. Turned out from the same mark, she can open her win account.

(7.30) QUIRKY GERTIE (13/8,Bet365) has shaped well on both starts to date either side of a break although she still looked in need of the experience at Lingfield last month behind Alhakmah where she crossed the line almost five lengths’ adrift in fifth.

The Fast Company filly finished off that race well having been slowly away, and she finished amidst two subsequent winners so the form could prove useful, and she remains unexposed.

Soft ground holds no fears on that evidence, as conditions were similar to today’s, and with the step up to seven furlongs a potential source of improvement she is taken to open her account at the second attempt.

6.00 - Ascot Day
6.30 - Cwynar
7.00 - Go Well Spicy
7.30 - Quirky Gertie
8.00 - Bungee Jump
8.30 - Swanton Blue
9.00 - Glyder

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Saturday 8 June horse racing tips - Tate's 7/2 chance can breeze to Chelmsford victory

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