Saturday Stunners – Top Horse Racing Tips from Ascot, Haydock, Kempton, Stratford and Wolverhampton on Saturday, September 5
Horse Racing tips
With the Group 1 Sprint Cup taking centre stage at Haydock and some top-class racing at Ascot and Kempton, including a chance to witness enable in action in Britain for the last time, there is plenty to look forward to this weekend
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CALLING THE WIND (2.50 Haydock, 1m6f handicap)
Trainer Richard Hughes looks to have a decent stayer on his hands in Calling The Wind, who won well over this trip at Ascot last time.
That was an impressive performance given he pulled hard and the likely fast pace in this 17-runner field should also result in him settling better.
Has never raced in soft conditions, which is the only concern, but it looks like he’s been laid out for this.
COCONUT (3.05 Ascot, 1m4f handicap)
A tough handicap to solve with five last time-out winners and only one of the 11-strong field finished outside the top four on their last start.
Filled with progressive three-year-olds, the race could be won by Coconut who is making her first start in a handicap.
She looked good when breaking her maiden at the fourth attempt at Haydock last time and looked to win with plenty in hand.
That came with cut in the ground so she should handle conditions better than some others.
LOPE Y FERNANDEZ (3.25 Haydock, 6f Group 1)
Aidan O’Brien-trained three-year-old has ran some crackers in Group 1 races this season season to finish third behind Siskin in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, runner-up to Pinatubo in the Prix Jean Prat and third to Space Blues in the Prix Maurice de Gheest.
Only disappointment came when he finished 11th of 16 in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot but that can be blamed on the draw, with the Irish raider breaking from stall 1 and the first eight home drawn in stalls 10, 11, 14, 13, 8, 16, 15, 17.
So that run can best be forgotten and he has housed alongside likely pace angle Hello Youmzain here in stall 13.
WILLIE JOHN (4.15 Ascot, 7f handicap)
Has not run over this trip since winning on debut in 2017 and had been tried at various trips from 1m-1m4f.
Best run for some time came over a mile at Goodwood last time and he was the last horse off the bridle before fading inside the final furlong to finish fourth.
Can clearly see the reasoning for dropping back to seven furlongs and he should get the fast pace he needs here.