Best bets for Saturday 10 October – Racing tips for Newmarket, York, Chepstow and Hexham
Saturday’s fixture list of horse racing sees five fixtures going to post across the UK and features some classy action including the Group One Dewhurst Stakes. We’ve looked through the day’s racecards and pick out our best bets for Saturday.
Some cracking horse racing action awaits punters on Saturday where five meetings head to post across the UK with Newmarket and the Group One Dewhurst Stakes being the flagship event of the day at Flat HQ.
Elsewhere, York stages their Coral Sprint Trophy meeting, while Hexham and Chepstow race over the sticks with the latter card dominated by the competitive Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle.
Saturday’s action is completed by an evening fixture on the all-weather at Chelmsford and we’ve looked over each of the day’s cards and have picked out our best bets for Saturday as we try to find some more winners.
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BEST BETS FOR SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER – RACING TIPS FOR NEWMARKET, YORK, CHEPSTOW & HEXHAM
1:25 Hexham – Campbell & Rowley Hospitality Management Handicap Chase (Northern Lights Staying Series Qualifier) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 3m
There is a suspicion that NORTONTHORPELEGEND doesn’t have much scope from his current mark, but the Midnight Legend gelding finds himself in a winnable contest and represents a yard that has had a few recent winners so he is chanced to get back on the scoresheet.
The ten-year old is a largely consistent sort who rarely runs poorly and he won twice last term which included at Ayr last October. He’s since run well in defeat, finishing fourth in each of his three subsequent outings of which two have come here on quicker ground.
Latterly beaten around ten lengths by Damiens Dilemma last month – winner has boosted the form since – he could be worth siding with in this contest where the softer ground will certainly suit so every chance he can deliver a big run for his in-form yard.
1:30 York – Coral “Racing Super Series” Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 1m
JUST FINE and Dubai Honour are closely matched on form but Sir Michael Stoute’s charge gets a narrow verdict to come out on top in this contest.
The Sea The Stars colt looked promising on his debut fourth at Lingfield back in August where he looked green; but he gave the impression he’d come on for that experience and the form has been significantly boosted with both the winner and runner-up going in since.
He built on that debut experience to get off the mark himself at the second attempt and that form too has been boosted with the fourth and fifth both registering subsequent successes.
Likely to have even more to offer he can improve again for this switch to handicapping where a mark of 90 might underestimate him and every chance he can go close here.
3:57 Chepstow – Wasdell Group Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m3½f
The feature race of the day at Chepstow and it could be worth chancing NOTRE PARI to make a winning reappearance.
Olly Murphy’s charge won twice last season as a novice, posting wins at Aintree and Fontwell either side of a fall in the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton where although beaten he would have finished in the frame had he not fallen at the last obstacle.
The extra furlong there possibly found him out as he had travelled well into the race before finding little and it was a tired fall he took; but he quickly bounced back to beat Black Gerry narrowly although he was value for more than the half-length victory.
He can make his presence felt here with the Jeremy gelding only 2lbs higher in the rating and he ran well on his seasonal return last campaign which offers hope for similar. With a strong pace likely the race should pan out well for him and he can get involved.
4:15 Newmarket – Dubai British EBF Boadicea Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
Irish raider MILLISLE can get back to winning ways here and Jessica Harrington’s charge could prove tough to beat if back to her best.
The Starspangledbanner filly failed to see out one mile on her return to action in the 1000 Guineas, but last season’s Cheveley Park winner ran well in defeat back sprinting for her next starts which included a good fifth in the Coronation Cup before she bumped into the progressive Art Power at Naas.
Back on track with a ready success at Naas next time to take the Ballyogan Stakes she was disappointing when last seen contesting the Phoenix Sprint at the Curragh although it is possible she was feeling the effects of a busy spell with her fifth run in two months.
The form of the Phoenix Sprint is strong however with the winner and runner-up both placing in subsequent Group Ones while the fifth has since won a decent pot at Cork and the Harrington runner could get back to winning ways now having been freshened up by a couple of months off the track.
A winner and also placed on soft ground as well as boasting winning course and distance form, she can deliver a big performance here and no surprise if she gets back to winning ways.
5:55 Chelmsford – Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 1m
ARJU has twice finished runner-up from her three starts, showing some ability on debut on this surface at Kempton before putting a lesser effort behind her when switching to turf for her last start at Bath in July.
Robert Cowell’s Karakontie filly was perhaps unsuited by the tapeta surface when running disappointingly at Newcastle in February on her second outing, fading tamely once headed; but she bounced back to get to within one length of the winner when tried over this trip latest behind Lehwaiyla.
She hasn’t been seen out since which is a slight concern but she could have scope to improve now she goes handicapping where a mark of 68 could prove lenient indeed; while Hollie Doyle takes the reins and there could still be more to come over this trip returning to polytrack.
It wouldn’t come as a great shock to see her getting involved at the business end and she ought to go close here.