ITV Racing best bets on Saturday – Live TV tips at Goodwood, Newmarket and Beverley
ITV Racing best bets on Saturday 28 August
The ITV Racing cameras return to action on Saturday with seven live races featuring the best of the day’s action on the flat around the country and we’ve looked over the TV schedule to pick out our ITV Racing best bets.
Ed Chamberlain and the team return to our TV screens on Saturday for another round of live TV racing action featuring the pick of Saturday’s horse racing action from three of the day’s meetings taking place on the flat.
The Saturday action comes from Goodwood where the Group Two Celebration Mile is the feature race of the day at the Sussex Stakes; while at Beverley it is Beverley Bullet day and the competitive sprint spearheads the card at the Yorkshire track.
Completing Saturday’s line-up Newmarket’s July Course offers up some Listed action with the Hopeful Stakes and seven races in all make the day’s line-up where the ITV Racing team will have all their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis; while we’ve looked through the day’s racing to pick out our ITV Racing best bets and tips for all the televised action.
ITV RACING BEST BETS ON SATURDAY – LIVE TV TIPS AT GOOWOOD, NEWMARKET & BEVERLEY
1:50 Goodwood- tote Prestige Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
HELLO YOU could benefit from the drop in class to get back on the scoresheet and David Loughnane’s charge could post a big run here.
The Invincible Spirit filly made a very good first impression when scoring on debut at Wolverhampton back in May and she followed up that victory with successive efforts in the frame at Ascot and Newmarket respectively, both times behind Sandrine which included in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes.
She spoiled her chances when last seen in the Lowther Stakes at York, racing keenly and not seen to best effect; but she remains capable of better and the ease into a Group Three can see her get back on track.
2:05 Beverley- William Hill Silver Cup Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m2f
LIFE ON THE ROCKS is the only one of these runners not have registered a win thus far but the lightly-raced Fascinating Rock colt could be worth chancing for a yard which has won this contest in the past.
Richard Fahey’s charge bettered his finishing position with every start in novice and maiden company when trained by Kevin Ryan and switched to handicaps for his first run for this yard he was only beaten two lengths behind Ms Ghandi at Ripon earlier in the month.
He rather ran in snatches there, detached early and looking a tricky ride before running on well for third and there could be more to come from him with further experience now under his belt where a mark of 76 could well underestimate his potential and he can exploit his basement weight here to open his account.
2:25 Goodwood- tote Quadpot Starts Here Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 7f
PERSUASION could be worth chancing to get back on track having reportedly bled when last seen at Ascot in the Buckingham Palace Stakes and given a break the Acclamation colt can bounce back.
A course and distance winner on debut a couple of seasons ago Charlie Hills’ charge contested at Group level thereafter and was highly tried on his return last term in the 2000 Guineas where he cut little ice.
A light campaign followed where his form was patchy, but he made a winning return at Haydock prior to his Ascot run which can be forgiven and he’s been given plenty of time. He’s shown up well fresh in the past and this could be the time to catch him so he’s worth another chance assuming all is well.
2:45 Newmarket – Close Brothers Hopeful Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
The performance which KHAADEM turned in to win the 2019 Stewards’ Cup marked him out as a potential Pattern-class performer and while things haven’t gone entirely to plan since it might be worth giving the Dark Angel entire one more chance.
Charlie Hills’ charge hasn’t hit the same heights since that success, but he finished twice in the frame earlier in the season including at this level at Salisbury and finished a solid fifth to Chil Chil in the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle.
Seven furlongs at Chester behind Safe Voyage may have stretched him when last seen and he ran freely there; but back down in trip in first-time blinkers and with plenty of pace on in this race he could yet come good again.
3:00 Goodwood- tote March Stakes (Group 3) (In Memory Of John Dunlop) Cl1 (3yo) 1m6f
NAGANO sets a good standard and won for this column during the Glorious Goodwood Festival when bouncing back from a lesser run to impressively land the odds from Siskany and Roger Varian’s charge can go in again.
The Fastnet Rock gelding had won twice previously at Nottingham and Newcastle prior to tacking the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot where he had no luck in running; but he readily atoned latest and there’s likely more to come from him given his lightly-raced profile.
He takes a step up in class here but he looks a very progressive horse who ought to have little problem transitioning into Pattern company and no surprise to see him follow up back here.
3:15 Beverley- William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
Past winner Judicial is likely to be popular again having won last time out but DAKOTA GOLD is also a previous winner of the Bullet and the defending champion can bounce back from a lesser effort in the Nunthorpe Stakes.
Michael Dods’ charge doesn’t have the best of the draw racing out of the number 10 box, but he took this prize twelve months ago in a successful autumn campaign that saw him collect four wins in all and he had looked as good as ever this term when stepping up on his debut to go close behind Judicial at Chester earlier in the month.
Group One company proved too much last time out but back at this level and in receipt of 3lbs from Julie Camacho’s reopposing rival he could turn the tables and is much fresher this term than at the same stage twelve months ago.
3:35 Goodwood- tote Celebration Mile (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
Benbatl always has to be feared when fresh but it might be worth taking a chance on CHINDIT who has been running well in Group One company and may benefit from this slight ease in grade.
Richard Hannon’s charge progressed well as a juvenile winning three of his first four starts and he wasted no time getting back to winning ways on his reappearance at Newbury when taking the Greenham Stakes.
He’s since come up short in Group Ones at Newmarket and Ascot, finishing fifth both times in the 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes before a short break and he again finished fifth on his return in the Prix Jacque Le Marois, beaten three lengths by Palace Pier.
Those pieces of form give him decent claims as he eases into a Group Two here and the Godolphin runner aside this doesn’t look a particularly deep contest so he ought to make his presence felt here.