Saturday 30 November horse racing tips – Meade’s 3/1 Rose can bloom at Fairyhouse

Get Brian Healy's Saturday horse racing tips, best bets and selections in every race across all six of the day's UK and Irish racemeetings.

A further six UK and Irish horse racing meetings will go to post on Saturday, with Newbury staging the latest renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase on a card which also includes Grade Two and Listed action.Meanwhile, there is also jumps racing from Bangor and Newcastle where the Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle is the feature race of the afternoon at Gosforth Park on a card that also includes Listed action on the agenda.

Fairyhouse in Ireland also race over the sticks on Saturday; while the day’s all-weather action comes from Lingfield on polytrack during the afternoon, and also the evening card at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface.

Lingfield (flat, aw) – 11.25 – 3.25pm (8 races)
Newcastle (jumps) – 11.45 – 3.20pm (7 races)
Fairyhouse (jumps) – 11.50 – 3.15pm (7 races)
Newbury (jumps) – 12.05 – 3.40pm (7 races)
Bangor (jumps) – 12.10 – 3.35pm (7 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 5.00 – 8.30pm (8 races)

Brian Healy gives his Saturday horse racing tips, best bets and selections in every race across all six of the day’s UK and Irish racemeetings.



(12.30) First-time blinkers appeared to perk up SASSOON (3/1, William Hill) at Newmarket earlier in the month, and Paul Cole’s charge can open his account now with a repeat of that effort.

The Poet’s Voice gelding went close on his only previous all-weather start in France back in December last year, and he wasn’t beaten far into fourth latest behind George Of Hearts on his reappearance from 100 days off the track.

Heavy ground that day possibly just sapped his stamina, and he could be worth chancing returned to the all-weather where he could go close.

(3.25) PRINCE ROCK (5/2, William Hill) is still a maiden, but Simon Dow’s charge has proven largely consistent in defeat and may be worth chancing to finally break his duck here.

The Society Rock gelding most recently found only one too good at Chelmsford five days ago, beaten a half-length behind Atwaar, although plenty went wrong for him that day having missed the break and then meeting with trouble in running.

He runs here from the same mark, and while his 0-24 record doesn’t make for inspiring reading, he should run his usual race and every chance he can remain competitive.

11.25 – Bendy Spirit
11.55 – Urban Hero
12.30 – Sassoon
1.05 – Fiery Breath
1.40 – The Lacemaker
2.15 – Tilsworth Rose
2.50 – Newgirlintown
3.25 – Prince Rock

Lingfield race on Saturday.


(12.55) It could be worth giving another chance to DUC DE GRISSAY (6/1, Bet365) who looked set to score at Kelso three weeks ago only to fall at the last when holding a two lengths’ advantage and having the eventual winner held in behind.

Sandy Thompson’s charge had shown ability in the point-to-point sphere previously, and his hurdles debut at Hexham in September wasn’t devoid of promise when finishing third to Rashaady where he was only one length adrift.

That was his first start in almost 500 days, and he did appear to be suited by the testing ground. He has similar conditions here so while this is a tougher test, he could bounce back from his mishap, and every chance he can post a big effort.

(1.30) MURPHY’S LAW (4/1, Ladbrokes) showed progressive form over fences earlier in the campaign, twice finishing third in starts at Hexham and Sedgefield either side of a heavy-ground victory at Perth in September; Keith Dalgleish’s charge subsequently got back on the winning trail when successful at Kelso in October over hurdles.

The Gold Well gelding beat Get Help by a half-length on that latet run, all out to hold on on ground that arguably may just have been too quick for him.

He is proven in testing ground, and returning to the larger obstacles with conditions ideal could see a return to winning ways, and he remains with scope to do better from this mark.

11.45 – Navajo Pass
12.20 – King Golan
12.55 – Duc De Grissay
1.30 – Murphy’s Law
2.05 – Buveur D’air
2.40 – Rare Clouds
3.20 – Top Ville Ben

Buveur D’Air bids for a third Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.


(12.25) THE CADDY ROSE (3/1, Paddy Power) has taken well to chasing, winning at the first attempt over the larger obstacles on her reappearance at Navan in September, and the Presenting mare found only the smart and progressive Tintangle too strong latest at Cork.

She had the reopposing Moscovite behind her on that outing, and she is likely to have further improvement to come over fences so could be worth keeping onside to make a return to winning ways here.

She switches into a handicap where an initial mark of 127 might not prove prohibitive, and if she can repeat the form of her last outing behind Tintangle then she looks to hold solid claims of a return to the winners’ enclosure.

(1.00) DUCA DE THAIX (12/1, Paddy Power) has to give away weight all round to this field, but the Voix Du Nord gelding won this race twelve months ago and he could mount a successful title defence.

Gordon Elliott’s charge was far from disgraced in Graded company following his win in this race last year, twice contesting at Grade One level, and he looked in need of his reappearance behind Cilaos Emery in the recent Poplar Square Chase where he finished last of four runners.

He ought to strip fitter however, and this is an easier contest so he can make his presence felt here where he has the services of a good 5lbs claimer as well as having been eased 1lb in the weights; while he boasts a good record at this venue and no surprise to see him build on his reappearance to go close here.

11.50 – Carefully Selected
12.25 – The Caddy Rose
1.00 – Duca De Thaix
1.35 – Sempo
2.10 – Kalanisi Og
2.45 – Jukebox Jive
3.15 – Eskylane


(1.50) PRIDE OF LECALE (6/1, Paddy Power) might be worth chancing again for the in-form Fergal O’Brien team, and the Multiplex gelding can double up having won on his reappearance at Market Rasen earlier in the month.

A bumper winner at Chepstow in his earlier days he was thought capable of taking his chance in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, and in a Grade Two at Aintree before a lengthy absence; but he had shown little in a trio of hurdles starts following his return last term, but a wind surgery ahead of his latest reappearance seems to have worked and he ran out an impressive winner over Oxwich Bay.

The handicapper has hit him with a 13lbs rise in the weights which forces him up in grade, and he faces a tougher test here; but he is still lightly raced and relatively unexposed, and he could have better to come.

(3.40) MAGIC SAINT (9/2, Betfred) ran better than the bare result when finishing fifth on his reappearance behind Happy Diva in the recent BetVictor Gold Cup, and Paul Nicholls’ charge can build on that reappearance to get off the mark here.

The Saint Des Saint gelding won on his third start last term for the Ditcheat handler, beating Gino Trail at Wincanton, but things didn’t go to plan in subsequent outings although he did find only Sizing Platinum too good on his final outing last campaign at Chepstow.

Following wind surgery ahead of his reappearance, he ought to prove sharper for his return to action earlier in the month, and having been eased 1lb in the weights he could appreciate the return to a shorter trip where he can make his presence felt.

12.05 – Silver Forever
12.40 – Reserve Tank
1.15 – Westend Story
1.50 – Pride OF Lecale
2.25 – Crooks Peak (EW)
3.00 – Mister Malarky
3.40 – Magic Saint

Reserve Tank

Reserve Tank can win at Newbury.


(1.20) ASK THE WEATHERMAN (5/1, William Hill) is very lightly raced despite being a ten-year old, and the Tamure gelding could be worth chancing to make a winning return to action following a break

Jack Barber’s Charge won on his chase debut back in February 2017, and he has since won both his subsequent seasonal returns, scoring at Exeter twelve months apart in November 2017 and 2018.

Not seen out since finishing ninth to Achille at Ffos Las in April, he may be at his best when fresh and given his fine record first time up this may be the time to catch him so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see a big effort here.

(3.05) MADERA MIST (7/2, William Hill) has struggled thus far in her short career to date over hurdles, but Tim Vaughn’s charge could prove a different proposition now she goes hurdling upped markedly in trip.

The Stowaway mare was last seen beating on three rivals home at Ffos Las earlier in the month, crossing the line almost twenty lengths adrift of the winner Holly James; but that run came over a considerably shorter trip than this, and a mark of 96 might prove workable now tackling three miles for the first time.

She was a winner between the flags in Ireland prior to joining this yard, and she could be worth chancing to show improved form now her stamina is drawn out and she can defy her opening mark with a win.

12.10 – Ballymoy
12.45 – Zolfo
1.20 – Ask The Weatherman
1.55 – North Of The Wall
2.30 – Jelski
3.05 – Madera Mist
3.35 – Llandinabo Lad


(5.20) Having shaped well on debut at Nemwarket back in July, EAST OF EDEN (13/8, Bet365) wasn’t able to match that performance on her next outing the following month; but Hugo Palmer’s charge looks worth chancing to bounce back and the Exceed and Excel filly can do better.

Fourth when last seen behind Nina Bailarina, she raced too keenly for her own good and faded in that contest, although the form looks decent with the winner since making the frame in Group company in France.

With a first-time hood now applied which could help her to focus her energies, she can make her presence felt here and no surprise to see her get off the mark at the third attempt if her wide draw doesn’t inconvenience.

(6.50) POWER LINK (5/4, William Hill) has won two of her last three starts, including over this course, and James Tate’s charge can strike further success here.

The Data Link gelding has been in good form since rejoining this yard following a spell in the United Arab Emirates, and he most recently beat Baby Steps by a head here in October over six furlongs although he shaped as if this longer trip wouldn’t present a problem.

That recent run has been franked with a pair of subsequent winners coming out of the race, and only 2lbs higher here then he can confirm the form with his reopposing rival where they meet on similar terms.

4.50 – Treaty Of Dingle
5.20 – East Of Eden
5.50 – Emirates Currency
6.20 – Viola Park
6.50 – Power Link
7.20 – Sea Fox
7.50 – Enzo
8.20 – Big Les


12.25 Fairyhouse – THE CADDY ROSE (3/1, Paddy Power) (NAP)

12.30 Lingfield – SASSOON (3/1, William Hill)

12.55 Newcastle – DUC DE GRISSAY (6/1, Bet365)

1.00 Fairyhouse – DUCA DE THAIX (12/1, Paddy Power)

1.20 Bangor – ASK THE WEATHERMAN (5/1, William Hill)

1.30 Newcastle – MURPHY’S LAW (4/1, Ladbrokes)

1.50 Newbury – PRIDE OF LECALE (6/1, Paddy Power)

3.05 Bangor – MADERA MIST (7/2, William Hill)

3.25 Lingfield – PRINCE ROCK (5/2, William Hill)

3.40 Newbury – MAGIC SAINT (9/2, Betfred)

5.20 Wolverhampton – EAST OF EDEN ()

6.50 Wolverhampton – POWER LINK (5/4, William Hill)