Racing tips for Saturday’s meetings – Best bets for the day’s flat and jumps action
Racing tips for Saturday’s meetings around the UK
A typically busy of UK horse racing action will go to post on Saturday with racing over the sticks and on the flat; we’ve picked out our racing tips for Saturday’s meetings and best bets for the day’s fixtures.
Another busy day of horse racing action awaits punters on Saturday where six meetings head to post around the country over the sticks and on the flat and there is some top quality racing taking place not least the Group One Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock.
Also racing on the flat on Saturday afternoon is Thirsk and Ascot on turf, while Kempton are racing on the all-weather; there is also jumps racing in the afternoon from Stratford.
Moving into the evening there is a fixture on the agenda at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface and across the day’s fixtures 43 races in all will unfold. We’ve looked over all the day’s racing to pick out our best racing tips for Saturday’s meetings.
RACING TIPS FOR SATURDAY’S MEETINGS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS ACTION
1:45 Haydock – Betfair Double Daily Rewards Superior Mile Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
LORD GLITTERS had a couple of these in arrears when finding only a hugely progressive sort too strong in the recent Strensall Stakes and David O’Meara’s star could prove tough to beat here.
The Whipper gelding gives up several years to his younger rivals but has shown no signs of his ability waning this term, winning at Meydan earlier in the year and posting good efforts in defeat back on these shores including in the Queen Anne Stakes and latterly in that York assignment latest.
There is a slight worry he might not get the strong pace he really wants to be seen at his best, but he’s the class angle in this contest and comes out really well at the weights so looks worth sticking with to get back on the winning trail here.
3:15 Kempton – Unibet London Mile Series Final Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m
TAHITIAN PRINCE has been in good form this term, winning twice over course and distance and the Siyouni gelding can get back to winning ways here having run well in defeat latest at Doncaster.
Richard Hannon’s charge was only beaten a short-head on that occasion behind Bake during a Racing League fixture, travelling well into the race and caught on the line.
This is tougher upped in grade and having been raised 1lb in the handicap, but back on this surface he should continue to remain competitive and he can give another good account of himself here.
3:40 Stratford – Happy 18th Birthday Jamie Brister Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-150) 2m½f
JAMACHO has a decent record at this venue and Charlie Longsdon’s charge can register another victory here.
Already a three-time winner over course and distance the Camacho gelding took this race twelve months ago from 6lbs higher and he was last seen posting a solid third over fences here last month.
He’s back over hurdles here and he won a French hurdle in July so arrives in good nick and he ought to make another bold bid.
3:45 Ascot – Careys Foundation Supporting The Lighthouse Club Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 7f
TOP SECRET is proving steadily progressive this term, winning over this course and distance in July and hitting the crossbar in each of his last two outings at Newmarket and Newbury respectively.
The Muir and Grassick-trained Anjaal gelding hasn’t lost out by far on either of those occasions, beaten a neck by Extrodinair and latterly a nose behind Neenee’s Choice where he just failed to overhaul the eventual winner who found more and has won again since.
This is a step up in class for him but he’s only 2lbs higher in the weights and the suspicion is there’s more to come from the lightly-raced sort and he can make his presence felt here.
4:35 Thirsk – British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 7f
Lightly-raced STAR JEWEL is the least exposed of these runners and the Territories filly can get back on the scoresheet having met with her first defeat last time out.
Simon and Ed Crisford’s charge had scored wins at Kempton and Redcar either side of nine months off the track and she ran well back on the all-weather latest when finishing just under two lengths’ third to Lethal Talent, not suited by how the race developed.
There’s a feeling that race was a bit better than it looks at face value and this perhaps isn’t quite so strong a contest and she could bounce back to winning form here returning to turf from the same mark and with further improvement expected.
7:30 Wolverhampton – Grand Theatre We Will Rock You Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m4f
BASHOSH remains a potentially smart prospect despite meeting with defeat last time out and Roger Varian’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Dubawi colt had struck gold on each of his first two starts earlier in the campaign, posting wins on debut at Leicester and then getting the better of Makashi at Doncaster in June. That form has been boosted with the third and fourth both winning since along with a couple of those who finished even further back.
Last of three in a muddling contest at Ripon on his return from a couple of months off behind Sea La Rosa where he finished off the race well that form too has worked out quite well with the winner finding only one too good in a valuable York handicap while the runner-up won next time and he’s worth another chance upped further in trip and switching to this surface.