ITV Racing Saturday – Seven Selections In Live Races From Newbury & Newmarket
ITV Racing Tips on Saturday, May 14th
ITV are broadcasting seven live races on Saturday afternoon from Newbury & Newmarket, including the feature Group 1 Lockinge Stakes. Racing Tips have provided insight into all seven scheduled races, with a selection to follow in each. Check those out below, alongside today’s best bets – which are free to view on site now.
Tiber Flow (1.35 Newbury)
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There should be plenty more to come from TIBER FLOW this season as William Haggas’ progressive three-year-old switches to the turf for the first time on Saturday.
Progressive on the all-weather this season, Tiber Flow was unfortunate not to keep his unbeaten record intact when last seen in a valuable conditions race on Good Friday at Newcastle. Held up towards the rear of the field on that occasion, William Haggas’ charge delivered a strong looking challenge inside the final furlong but was just unable to overhaul Karl Burke’s subsequent Listed winner El Caballo in the closing stages.
If getting a decent pace to aim at on Saturday, expect Tiber Flow to be delivered late once again by jockey Tom Marquand and with the yard continuing to be in red-hot form at the moment (33%), connections will be confident Tiber flow can return to winning ways and land Newbury’s Listed opener.
Ottoman Fleet (1.50 Newmarket)
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A few interesting types in this Listed contest, however, the one who appeals most is certainly OTTOMAN FLEET, who created a taking impression on his debut at Newbury last month and should be capable of landing the spoils on his second racecourse appearance.
Sent off a well-backed favourite, Ottoman Fleet travelled powerfully towards the outside of the field under jockey William Buick but despite looking like the likeliest winner inside the final furlong, the three-year-old was unable to reel in stablemate Natural World and ultimately went down by just a neck at the line.
It seems significant that connections have wasted little time in stepping Ottoman Fleet up in class this weekend following his eye-catching debut, and with further improvement to come, the three-year-old will be extremely difficult to beat.
Eshaada (2.10 Newbury)
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Connections will be confident ESHAADA can improve once more as a four-year-old this season after enjoying a highly productive campaign last year.
After winning in Listed company on her seasonal reappearance last season at Newbury, the talented filly soon had her sights set on Royal Ascot where she ran a mighty race under Jim Crowley to finish second in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes.
Unable to land a telling blow in the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks on her following start at York, Roger Varian’s filly soon returned to Ascot on Champions Day and delivered a first-class performance, gamely fending off the challenge of Albaflora to land Group 1 honours in the Fillies & Mares Stakes.
Despite taking on the boys this weekend, Eshaada has plenty of scope for improvement as a four-year-old, and it would be no surprise to see Roger Varian’s Group 1 winner make a winning seasonal return with her sights slightly lowered this weekend.
Pocket The Profit (2.25 Newmarket)
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It’s quite surprising to see such a big price available for George Boughey’s POCKET THE PROFIT, who has had excuses in defeat in his recent starts and is certainly capable of further progress as a three-year-old this season.
The Ed Babington owned gelding enjoyed a purple patch last season, winning four nursery events in the space of just fourteen days. Off the track for 165 days, Pocket The Profit regained the winning thread and landed his fifth career success when running away with a Class 3 handicap at Pontefract on his seasonal return as a three-year-old.
Despite finishing fourth on his penultimate start at Newmarket, Pocket the Profit’s effort can be upgraded as he finished strongly from off the pace in a race that ultimately suited those who raced prominently.
Drawn wide at Chester on his latest start, the three-year-old did remarkably well to finish fifth after being slowly away under Ryan Moore and was only being pushed out under hands and heels after all winning chance had gone.
Available currently at a double-figure price, Pocket The Profit is certainly worth supporting this weekend and connections will be confident the three-year-old can return to winning ways.
Wineglass Bay (2:45 Newbury)
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Plenty to consider in this wide-open handicap but the one who catches the eye is James Ferguson’s WINEGLASS BAY, who was perhaps unlucky not to finish closer at Goodwood when racing over a mile and should appreciate the step up in distance this weekend.
Returning from a 143-day layoff, the three-year-old was sent off as a well-backed favourite to make a winning handicap debut off a mark of 83. Bumped badly at the start, the three-year-old soon recovered and travelled strongly under jockey Daniel Muscutt as the turned for home. Short of room with a furlong to go, Wineglass Bay was forced to challenge the widest of all and was ultimately unable to peg back his two rivals despite keeping on well in the closing stages.
With the step-up in trip set to suit, Wineglass Bay should remain competitive despite going up 2lb for his latest Goodwood run and it would be no surprise to see the three-year-old return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon.
Bullace (3.00 Newmarket)
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It could pay to take a chance on the returning BULLACE in this particular contest as Ralph Beckett’s charge has previously won fresh from a break in the past and should be capable of further progress this season as a four-year-old.
A ready winner at Newmarket’s Craven meeting last season, he went on to finish a respectable third in the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown before being pitched into Group 1 company at Royal Ascot in the St James’s Palace Stakes.
Bullace is clearly held in high regard by connections and while his last two starts of the season at Sandown and Redcar were disappointing, Ralph Beckett’s charge is fancied to bounce back to form this weekend now tackling Class 2 opposition.
Baaeed (3:20 Newbury)
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All eyes will be on the returning superstar miler BAAEED who will look to make it a perfect seven from seven in Saturday’s feature Group 1 contest.
The Sea The Stars colt didn’t make his debut until June last year at Leicester – but by mid October, William Haggas’ imposing three-year-old was a dual Group 1 winner and arguably one of the best horses in training.
A comfortable winner of the Group 1 Prix Moulin at Parislongchamp in September, Baaeed saved his best performance till last when lining up in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot in October. Ridden to lead inside the final furlong under Jim Crowley, the magnificent colt saw off the challenge of five-time Group 1 winner Palace Pier in the closing stages and stretch his remarkable unbeaten record to six.
There is every chance Baaeed will improve once again this term as he returns for his four-year-old campaign and it will take a huge performance from one of his eight rivals to lower his colours this weekend.