Racing Tips’ selections for Saturday – Best bets for the day’s UK racecards
Racing tips’ selections for Saturday’s fixtures
A busy day of UK horse racing action awaits punters on Saturday where racing takes place both on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our racing tips’ selections for Saturday’s fixtures.
There’s a busy Saturday of UK horse racing in store for punters to unravel where six UK meetings in all will go to post on the flat and over the sticks and 41 races are on the agenda around the country.
York is the main fixture of the day where it is the fourth and final day of the Ebor Festival, while Sandown’s flat racing card also features a pair of Group Three contests. Elsewhere on the level Chester are also racing with Listed action their card while Newton Abbot goes over the sticks.
The evening racing action on Saturday comes exclusively on the all-weather meanwhile where cards go to post at both Lingfield and Chelmsford and with plenty of horse racing action taking place around the country we’ve looked over the Saturday action to pick out our racing tips’ selections for Saturday’s fixtures and best bets at each meeting.
RACING TIPS’ SELECTIONS FOR SATURDAY – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S UK RACECARDS
2:10 Chester – Stella Artois Chester Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6½f
DANCING KING was in rude health earlier in the campaign, winning four times in succession in handicaps on the all-weather and turf prior to coming up short in Group company the last twice although he didn’t disgrace himself either time.
The Free Eagle gelding was only beaten around five lengths by Kemari in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and then crossed the line a similar margin behind Yibir in the Bahrain Trophy and that form was boosted when the winner won the Great Voltigeur here on Wednesday.
This is an easier test dropping into Listed company and he’s less exposed still than many of these rivals so there’d be no shock if he didn’t have more to offer and he can go well.
2:40 Sandown – Betway Atalanta Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
SAFFRON BEACH drops back in class here and it might be worth chancing Jane Chapple-Hyam’s charge to bounce back to winning form.
The New Bay filly won both starts as a juvenile before getting to within a length of Sacred in the Nell Gwyn Stakes on her reappearance at Newmarket in April. She followed up that run with an excellent second in the 1000 Guineas but appeared not to stay the longer trip in the Epsom Oaks.
She didn’t fire in the Falmouth Stakes when last seen, beating only two home but she wasn’t helped by being hampered late on although she was well held and she could benefit from contesting in this easier grade.
Hollie Doyle takes over now and the yard is in decent form so a big effort wouldn’t come as a surprise here and she could go close if coming back to form tackling the easier assignment.
4:10 York – Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 5f
ATTAGIRL stepped up on a promising debut to get off the mark at the second attempt in a Haydock maiden prior to flying too high in a Group Three at Ascot although that race has been working out well.
Karl Burke’s charge bounced back though when getting to within a head of Tardis at Newbury latest in the Listed St Hugh’s Stakes where she was just run down late by the eventual winner and the Wootton Bassett filly ought to make her presence felt again at this grade.
A reproduction of that last effort ought to see her in the mix assuming this doesn’t come too soon just eight days on and she looks to hold solid claims here.
5:15 Newton Abbot – Easily Pleased What A Legend Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-125) 2m½f
CASA TALL doesn’t have too many miles on the clock over fences and Tom George’s charge can go close here returning from three months off the track.
A winner over hurdles in France he was winless in that sphere for this yard prior to a long absence and a switch to chasing where he proved steadily progressive last term, twice finishing third prior to opening his account at Bangor with a defeat of Discko Des Plages.
The No Risk At All gelding wasn’t disgraced back in France latest when tackling a decent contest at Dieppe, finishing fourth and he can do better still equipped with a first-time tongue-tie so every chance he can make his presence felt in this contest.
6:15 Lingfield – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m
HOODWINKER looks one who could have more to offer and William Haggas’ charge is taken to go in again despite taking a step up in grade on her polytrack debut.
The Fast Company filly does have winning all-weather form from a victory at Wolverhampton last December and she’s run well on both outings this term on turf where she found only one too good at Haydock in heavy ground on her return prior to beating Fairy Cakes at Sandown in June on better ground.
She won readily that day and the third horse home has come out and won twice since as well as running well in defeat at York earlier in the week so the form looks very solid and she’s only 5lbs higher here which could underestimate her potential for further improvement.
8:00 Chelmsford – Chelmsford City Cup Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 7f
STYLISH PERFORMER has run his best races to date on an artificial surface, winning a brace at Wolverhampton earlier in the year and it might be worth sticking with Karl Burke’s charge to get back on the scoresheet.
The Dandy Man gelding has a record of 2112 on tapeta but showed also that polytrack held few fears when getting to within a head of May Sonic in this grade over six furlongs here in July where he was only run down late and a 2lbs rise for that run could prove lenient with the potential for better still to come.
He’s unexposed on polytrack but his tapeta exploits to date mark him as one who can certainly improve and back over this extra furlong there’d be no surprise in seeing him going close.