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Four Favourites We Think Will Win This Saturday
There are no fewer than seven meetings being run in Britain and Ireland this Saturday. With such a plethora of action to get stuck into, it can often be difficult to know exactly where to turn. With that in mind, we have identified four favourites that we expect to be finishing first past the post this Saturday. Check out our thoughts below, which also come alongside the four favourites acca – which comes out at just over 11/1.
12.30 Thirsk – EL HADEEYAH
James Tate makes the long trip north with just the one runner at Thirsk on Saturday in EL HADEEYAH, and that looks a tip in itself. This daughter of Invincible Spirit finished a fair third in a Newmarket maiden on debut in a race which has worked out very well.
She backed that performance up when a front-running second at Ascot just over a week ago, only bumping into a potentially smart Clive Cox horse who cost 200,000 guineas as a yearling. There is nothing with that horse’s pedigree, or price tag, in today’s line-up, so everything suggests that El Hadeeyah can get off the mark at the third attempt today.
2.25 Newbury – AL AASY
This looks like a good opportunity for AL AASY to supplement his recent course and distance success. William Haggas’s colt put up a clear career-best performance when landing that aforementioned John Porter Stakes.
As a result, he has a three-pound penalty to contend with here, but with main market rival Logician arriving with serious questions to answer, and the strength of the remaining opposition looking a little thin on the ground, it would be a major disappointment if he didn’t prove much the best here.
The evens money about Al Aasy does not look a deterrent in a race which has proven fruitful for the favourites in recent years – with four of the last five winners being the favourite, and three of them going off at odds-on.
3.50 Newmarket – AMETIST
William Haggas appears to have strong claims of an across-the-card double courtesy of AMETIST. This Cheveley Park owned four-year-old finished less than three lengths behind the now 107-rated Haqeeqy at Yarmouth on debut, and he has failed to be beaten in both subsequent outings.
He showed an electric turn of foot to score at Wetherby last month, despite being caught in a pocket when the race began in earnest. Now the gelding steps into handicap company for the first time in his career, and there is reason to believe that he may have been let in lightly here off an opening mark of 87.
4.15 Navan – WORDSWORTH
Aidan O’Brien has sent out the last two winners of this Listed event, and he is taken to bring up the hat-trick here with WORDSWORTH. This Galileo colt is a full brother to the yard’s exceptional stayer Kew Gardens, with his dam the Group 1 winning Chelsea Rose.
Wordsworth bumped into stablemate High Definition when second in a Curragh maiden on debut last August, and he had no issues going one place better back at that venue on reappearance last month. The second has since come out and franked that form, and on both pedigree and form, today’s step up to 1m5f looks guaranteed to suit.
With stablemate Sir Lucan expected to guarantee that this is run at a decent clip, expect Wordsworth to be finishing fast and late under Seamie Heffernan.
Fab Four Saturday Acca
Back the Fab Four Saturday Acca below, which comes out at 11.37/1.