Racing best bets on Saturday – Tips for the day’s racing fixtures
Racing best bets on Saturday 13 November
Punters have a great day of horse racing action ahead of them on Saturday with fixtures over the sticks and on the all-weather and our tipping team highlight their racing best bets on Saturday.
There’s plenty more top-class horse racing action for punters to take in on Saturday with five meetings heading to post around the country headed by the second day of the Cheltenham November Meeting which features the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
Also racing over the sticks on Saturday are Wetherby and Uttoxeter, while on the flat there is an all-weather fixture at Lingfield which boasts two Listed contests on the card. Meanwhile the evening action sees a second all-weather racecard on the agenda at Wolverhampton under the floodlights.
Our tipping team look over the Saturday action and pick out their racing best bets for Saturday across all the day’s meetings.
RACING BEST BETS ON SATURDAY – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S RACING FIXTURES
12:30 Cheltenham – JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Cl1 (3yo) 2m½f
The opener on day two of the November Meeting can go to MAGISTRATO who found only a subsequent Listed winner too good on his only start in France for David Cottin prior to joining Paul Nicholls and the Kapgarde gelding wasted no time in showing improvement for his new yard when impressively landing the spoils at Chepstow on his first start of the campaign at Chepstow.
He still appeared in need of the experience on that occasion where he took a fierce hold and occasionally jumped to his left, but he is surely capable of better on the back of that performance which ought to have brought him on and he can surely find some improvement to follow up.
This looks a very good renewal of this Grade Two contest with unbeaten Knight Salute and Mister Allegro in opposition alongside others but the Ditcheat runner is very much one to be interested in and he ought to go close.
2:00 Wetherby – Geoff Smith Poor Country Joiner Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m3½f
NORTHERN BOUND arrives here at the top of his game, racking up a three-timer when readily winning at Kelso last month and Ben Pauling’s charge can continue his winning form here.
The Fruits Of Love showed the drop back in trip to be no issue on that last run having struck at around this trip in previous wins at Sedgefield and Bangor. He was value for more than the official winning distance latest when beating Away At Dawn by just over one length having been eased down and a 6lbs rise in teh weights might underestimate his potential for further progress.
This is a better race but he gets weight all round as well as Kevin Brogan’s 3lbs claim and he can take the rise in class in his stride having won with plenty in hand last time out
2:07 Uttoxeter – Hobgoblin IPA Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 3m2f
JUST YOUR TYPE ought to be sharper now for his recent reappearance at Cheltenham last month and it might be worth chancing Charlie Longsdon’s charge here to build on that effort.
He definitely looked in need of the outing, jumping poorly and eventually pulled up; but he did similar twelve months ago before winning on his second start and the Morozov gelding can repeat the dose here.
That win came in this race when beating reopposing Indy Five and he’s 1lb lower in the weights so can confirm the form with that rival on these terms and a reproduction of his fine third in the Peter Marsh Chase from out of the weights would certainly put him in the mix.
His yard is in good heart and he can post a big performance here in a more suitable race than he took in on his return to action.
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.
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.
3:40 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.
6:00 Wolverhampton – Watch Racing Free Online At Coral Nursery Handicap Cl4 (2yo 0-85) 7f
NEVER IN FOURTH stepped up on previous efforts when switched to a handicap to finish third over six furlongs at this venue and the Coach House gelding can improve stepping up in trip here.
Roger Teal’s charge was beaten just over one length on that occasion behind Beauzon, taking a little time to hit top gear but running on well late for the bronze medal and there could be more to come from him tackling this extra furlong which can unlock some improvement.
He’s still low mileage and lightly raced having had just four runs, but he has shown promise and certainly enough to pick up a race so with further progress expected he ought to go well here and can get off the mark.