Live TV racing tips – ITV Racing tips for Sandown and Newbury
Get our live TV racing tips for Saturday’s ITV Racing broadcast from Sandown and Newbury.
The ITV Racing cameras continue to roll on Saturday with a seven-race card of live TV racing to look forward to featuring the best of the action from Newbury and Sandown.
Getting underway at 1.50pm for the first of four races from Newbury, the Group Three Diomed Stakes is the feature at the Berkshire venue; while over at Sandown there is Listed action with the Scurry Stakes headlining the action at the Esher track.
Ed Chamberlain and the team bring viewers their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the action from the comfort of their homes; while Brian Healy also gives his live TV racing tips for the day’s televised racing at both venues.
LIVE TV RACING TIPS – ITV RACING FROM SANDOWN AND NEWBURY
1:50 Newbury – It’s Not Rocket Science With MansionBet Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-95) 1m2f
GOLD SOUK showed some progressive form last term when upped to one mile, scoring at Epsom in August before hitting the crossbar in a pair of nurseries. Mark Johnston’s charge can continue his progress to get back on the scoresheet on his reappearance.
The Casamento colt found only She’s A Unicorn too strong by a half-length at Doncaster when last seen which was a creditable run given she appeared not to be fully appreciative of the soft ground and she might have done too much in the conditions having set out to make all.
However she faces a surface that is likely to be more to her liking and this step up in trip could unlock further improvement. Given her stable she is unlikely to want for fitness on her return and Joe Fanning is excellent from the front so the pair could prove the answer in a tricky TV opener.
2:05 Sandown – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f
WELL OF WISDOM won twice last term including a Listed contest in France and the Godolphin runner twice made the frame in Group company behind the likes of Earthlight and Alson prior to a stint over in Dubai during the winter.
The Oasis Dream colt was better for the run when scoring over one mile in a Listed contest at Meydan on his second outing in February, making all for a neck success and he could follow up returning to these shores and switching to a handicap.
Charlie Appleby’s runners who have wintered in Dubai have largely run well on their return to the UK and his charge here has been handed what looks a fair mark on his handicap debut can post a big effort.
2:25 Newbury – Watch And Bet With MansionBet At Newbury Maggie Dickson Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
Andrew Balding’s team has been in good heart since the restart and FOXTROT LADY can get back to winning ways having shaped well on her recent return in a Listed contest at Kempton ten days ago.
A multiple winner during the 2018 season the Foxwedge filly failed to add to her tally last campaign; but she ran several solid races in defeat including finishing third at Salisbury in September and fifth in a Doncaster Group Three contest.
Fourth on her recent reappearance where she endured a troubled passage, shuffled back and then denied a clear run before running on, she ought to be sharper with that outing under her belt and she can give another good account here where her fitness can give her an advantage over her rivals.
2:40 Sandown – Unibet Scurry Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 5f
AL RAYA didn’t do too much wrong last term, winning twice which included a Group Three contest in France and Simon Crisford’s charge could be worth chancing to make a winning return to action.
The Siyouni filly finished a good fifth at Royal Ascot in the Queen Mary Stakes prior to registering his first success at Lingfield where he justified long odds-on to beat Band Practice. He then found only Orlaith too strong in the St Hugh’s Stakes where he was beaten less than one length.
Softer ground might not have suited on that occasion and he appeared to appreciate the quicker surface when beating Divine Spirit when last seen winning at Chantilly. She’ll appreciate this ground and the largely consistent sort can go close.
3:00 Newbury – British Stallion Studs EBF/MansionBet Abingdon Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 1m2f
CABALETTA had the subsequent impressive Newcastle scorer Frankly Darling behind when making a winning debut at Yarmouth last October and Roger Varian’s charge can build on that showing to follow up.
The Mastercraftsman filly appeared to win a shade comfortably, always racing prominently before being sent to the front over a furlong out where she ran on strongly and there’s likely more to come from her.
Given the manner in which that form was franked subsequently, she could prove a classy prospect and sure to improve she looks the one to beat here under Ryan Moore.
3:15 Sandown – Unibet “15-To-Go” Every ITV Royal Ascot Race Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 1m
THE GILL BROTHERS progressed well on the all-weather last term, winning twice and making the frame on his other two starts which includes finishing a close runner-up behind Assimilation at Chelmsford over this trip.
He split a pair of subsequent winners that day and the winner has gone on to run well at Meydan over the winter. Now switching back to turf he has to prove he is as effective on this surface; but Stuart Williams’ charge features on a workable and winnable mark returning to grass and with more to come given he’s still relatively unexposed he can make his presence felt here.
Assuming he can replicate his all-weather form then the Mukhadram gelding ought to be in the firing line and he should give a good account for our live TV racing tips.
3:35 Newbury – MansionBet’s Beaten By A Head Diomed Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
KING OF COMEDY kept better company than this last term following back to back wins in the early part of the campaign which included a Listed win at Sandown and John Gosden’s charge can get back on the up.
The Kingman colt got to within a neck of Circus Maximus in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot following his Listed defeat of Roseman, and having possibly failed to see out ten furlongs in the Juddmonte International he found only Benbatl too strong back at one mile in the Shadwell Joel Stakes.
Easily forgiven a poor run in heavy ground in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, the Gosden runner isn’t without his quirks but he’s certainly a very talented performer when in the mood and he might be best caught fresh having won first time up last term.
With a return to better ground also a positive he ought to make a bold bid here to regain the winning thread and he could prove a tough nut to crack if reappearing at his best.