Live TV tips on Saturday – ITV Racing best bets at Newmarket and York
Live TV tips on Saturday and ITV Racing best bets
Another busy day of TV horse racing action awaits punters on Saturday where there is coverage of two of the day’s five scheduled fixtures. We’ve looked over the TV schedule and have picked out our live TV tips on Saturday and ITV Racing best bets.
The ITV Racing cameras run into Saturday following a busy day of racing action on Friday and the team will be casting their eye over seven televised races featuring the best of the action from the cards at Newmarket and York.
The Group One Dewhurst Stakes joins the famous Cesarewitch Handicap on the card at Newmarket where four races will be shown live; while at York there are three races headed by the Listed Rockingham Stakes and the Coral Sprint Trophy.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will have all their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the TV racing action and we’ve picked out our live TV tips on Saturday and ITV Racing best bets.
LIVE TV TIPS ON SATURDAY – ITV RACING BEST BETS AT NEWMARKET & YORK
1:45 Newmarket – Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 1m2f
GOLDSPUR could prove the pick of the Godolphin pair here and the Dubawi colt can remain unbeaten.
One of two in the race for Charlie Appleby he created an excellent first impression when going in at Sandown last month, posting an impressive six lengths’ defeat of Wolsey and there’s surely more to come from him with the conditions unlikely to present a problem.
This is a step up in grade and the form of that debut win perhaps isn’t the strongest on offer; but he looked a potentially smart sort and this extra yardage is likely to bring about further improvement so he is expected to go well and he can make it 2-2 in his career before going on to better things next term.
2:02 York – Coral Beaten-By-A-Length Free Bet Rockingham Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
EVER GIVEN hasn’t done much wrong this term and the Kodi Bear colt can get back on the winning trail despite taking a rise in class.
Tom Dascombe’s charge has been a prolific winner this season, landing the spoils four times which includes valuable prizes at Goodwood and here, and he found only the progressive Harrow too good in the Doncaster 2YO Stakes where he went down only by a neck.
That looks solid form given the winner has since acquitted himself well in a Group Three contest and he should be fresh enough having been given a month off following a busy spell. He’ll need to step up again but there’s a suspicion he hasn’t reached the end of his improvement and every chance he can get back to winning ways now.
2:20 Newmarket – Emirates Autumn Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 1m
Coroebus is likely to prove tough to beat if replicating his recent run in the Royal Lodge Stakes but it might be worth chancing DUBAI POET to follow up a solid win at Newbury three weeks ago where the Lope De Vega colt posted a good time and Roger Varian’s charge is likely to have more to come.
Fourth on debut at Newbury in August behind Alotaibi he stepped up on that experience to run out an easy winner by five lengths from Gaius and there’s surely better to come. The sixth from that race has run with credit since in a valuable sales race here to give that winning form some substance.
While he undoubtedly has to improve if he’s to take down the Godolphin horse he could well have plenty of progression still in the tank after just two starts and this extra furlong should suit and if he can find some improvement he ought to go well and give the likely favourite something to chew on.
2:37 York – Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-110) 1m2½f
FAISAL possibly just needed his recent run back from a three months’ break when losing his unbeaten record at Doncaster last month but likely to be sharper now the Golden Horn colt can get back to winning ways here.
John and Thady Gosden’s charge had won all three previous starts, bettering his form each time and scoring by a half-length to bring up the hat-trick on his turf debut at Windsor in May having scored on the all-weather for his first couple of victories.
He lost no caste in defeat behind Anmaat latest, giving that one weight and the form was boosted when the runner-up almost landed a gamble in the Cesarewitch recently. Still lightly raced he can get back on track here if handling the softer ground.
2:55 Newmarket – Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) (No Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
NATIVE TRAIL looked out of the top drawer when landing a third successive win at the Curragh last month and Charlie Appleby’s charge is expected to take plenty of beating here.
The Oasis Dream colt is 3-3 thus far in his career, scoring at Sandown and the July Course here, getting up late to land the Superlative Stakes prior to heading to Ireland where he ran out an impressive winner from Point Lonsdale.
That form has taken a couple of knocks since but there’s surely more in the locker still to come and the Classic prospect can take another forward step to add this valuable Group One prize to his record and extend his winning tally to four wins from four.
3:15 York – Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f
Copper Knight will be popular at his favourite venue but it may be worth chancing MR WAGYU to get back on the scoresheet despite having had a very busy season.
John Quinn’s charge has enjoyed a successful campaign, winning five times which includes over course and distance and when taking the valuable Stewards Cup consolation race at Goodwood in the mud so these conditions should have no fears for the Choisir gelding.
He’s continued his good form into latter outings, finishing third to Bielsa in the Ayr Gold Cup and latterly running well under a big weight back over this course and distance latest when finishing three lengths’ fourth to Nomadic Empire.
There was no disgrace in that defeat and he could do better back on a softer surface and assuming this run doesn’t prove one too far following his busy recent spell.
3:35 Newmarket – Together For Racing International Cesarewitch Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m2f
A typically competitive renewal of this famous handicap contest can go to CALLING THE WIND who has proven himself a very versatile and consistent performer and Richard Hughes’ charge can give another good account of himself here.
The Authorized gelding is still a relatively lightly raced sort and he’s been in good form this term, finding only one too good in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot before readily landing a Goodwood handicap at the expense of Withhold who won this race in 2017.
Dropped back in trip for his last outing at Newbury he coped fine with the sharper test when beaten only a head behind Makram, travelling well into the race but intimidated out of going past the eventual winner who leant into him and carried him right close home.
He remains well-treated off this mark where he’s due to go up 3lbs in future and there’d be no surprise to see him firmly in the mix.