ITV Racing live TV tips – Best TV bets for Cheltenham and Lingfield
ITV Racing live TV tips on Saturday
The ITV Racing cameras continue to roll on Saturday with more coverage of the Cheltenham November meeting and our tipping team pick out their ITV Racing live TV tips for the day.
There are six live TV races being shown live on ITV Racing on Saturday where the cameras will be in action again at Cheltenham for the second day of the November Meeting, while Lingfield also contributes to the televised racing with two Listed contests.
The feature of the day comes from Cheltenham however where among the four races to be shown live is the latest renewal of the Paddy Power Gold Cup while Grade Two racing is also on the agenda.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will have all their usual expert tips, insights and analysis and with plenty to look forward to our tipping team pick out their ITV Racing live TV tips and best bets on Saturday’s broadcast.
ITV RACING LIVE TV TIPS – BEST BETS FOR CHELTENHAM & LINGFIELD ON TV
1:40 Cheltenham – From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The November) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m
It was hard not to have been impressed by the way THIRD TIME LUCKI demolished rivals over course and distance on his chase debut last month and Dan Skelton’s charge can follow up here.
The Arcadio gelding was a smart winner over hurdles last term, scoring three times from six starts and running well for sixth place in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and he turned in another solid run when fourth behind the same rival, Belfast Banter, at Aintree in a Grade One.
Switched to the larger obstacles and having undergone a wind operation he jumped with aplomb to score readily from Buddy Rich who has won since to boost the form and he rates the one to beat as an exciting chasing prospect.
2:15 Cheltenham – Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m4f
MIDNIGHT SHADOW struck his last career success when capitalising on the fall of of Champ at this venue in the 2020 Dipper Novices’ Chase and Sue Smith’s charge might be worth siding with here to get back on the winning trail despite his lengthy losing run.
The Midnight Legend gelding has been largely consistent in defeat since that victory and he has contested at a very decent level, including finishing third back over this course and distance last December in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup from 1lb higher in the weights.
He should be spot on here having taken in a recent run in the Old Roan Chase where he faded only late on behind race-fit Allmankind having gone well for a long way and he has to be considered given he has a pretty fair record at this venue and is handicapped to go well on his best form.
2:50 Cheltenham – Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 3m
It might be worth giving a chance to SPORTING JOHN who goes back over hurdles here having struggled with his jumping in Grade One company over fences last term despite winning the Scilly Isles Chase in February, producing a remarkable performance where he was all but tailed off to overhaul the bold jumping Shan Blue on the run-in and win going away.
Philip Hobbs’ charge had proven himself a very decent hurdler in a light campaign and he suffered his only defeat over hurdles at this venue in the 2020 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, finishing seventh behind Envoi Allen.
He looked more of a stayer in that contest so it was little surprise that he eventually ended up over three miles on his last outing at Aintree in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase where he disappointed with his jumping and was eventually pulled up.
He’s since had a wind operation and now back in Listed company on his reappearance over hurdles there’d be no surprise in seeing him get back on track here.
3:05 Lingfield – Betway Golden Rose Stakes (Listed Race) (All Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
Irish raider HARRY’S BAR is 2-3 at this venue and Ado McGuinness’ charge can get back to winning ways returned to this venue.
The Exceed and Excel gelding struck at Dundalk two starts ago, beating The Highway Rat by two lengths and he contested a Group Three last time at the same venue where he ran better than the bare result behind the same rival, finishing fourth but not having the best of runs and being caught too far back.
He has the perfect position out of the number one stall and back over six furlongs at this venue he can go well back in Listed company.
3:25 Cheltenham- Paddy Power Feel Like A Favourite Intermediate Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-140) 2m5f
GOWEL ROAD hasn’t had the best of times since posting successive victories at Newbury last season although to be fair to Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge he did take in a good level of competition thereafter, competing at the Cheltenham Festival in the County Hurdle where he finished down the field and latterly shaping as if needing the run at Chepstow on his return in the Silver Trophy.
He finished sixth last time behind Orby’s Legend, keeping on at one pace and he’ll be sharper with that under his belt, while this is a slightly easier assignment he takes in and the increase in yardage for this latest outing ought to be of benefit so he could find some improvement.
He’s still a relatively unexposed sort and the handicapper eases him 2lbs in the weights so on the back of his recent return he could go well here and can resume winning ways.
3:40 Lingfield – Betway Churchill Stakes (Listed Race) (All Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
Pyledriver is a clear form choice but a layoff of five months and returning to action over a trip shorter than ideal might make him vulnerable and FELIX could be the answer here despite a couple of lesser runs to his name in more recent times.
The Lope De Vega gelding has a very good record on the all-weather, including a win over course and distance and finishing runner-up in both the Winter Derby Trial and the Derby proper before a break and a couple of runs on turf where he hasn’t been seen to best effect.
Absences of 75 days or more have yielded three wins from four starts – two on the all-weather – and Marco Botti’s charge ought to give a good account here.