Saturday flat racing tips – Lingfield and Kempton best bets

Brian Healy gives his Saturday flat racing tips on the all-weather where he has best bets and selections for both of the day’s horse racing fixtures on polytrack which sees two meetings going to post.

Saturday ‘s fixture list of horse racing action takes in a pair of all-weather cards on the level where the afternoon racing comes from the polytrack at Lingfield; while in the evening there is also racing under the floodlights at Kempton on their polytrack surface.

15 races in all will go to post for Saturday’s racing on artificial surfaces and Brian Healy gives his Saturday flat racing tips covering both all-weather meetings.

Lingfield (flat, aw) – 12.35 – 4.05pm (7 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 4.45 – 8.15pm (8 races)


12.35 Lingfield – PHUKET POWER (13/8, William Hill)
2.20 Lingfield – EVENTFUL (9/2, William Hill)
2.55 Lingfield – BANGKOK (7/4, Ladbrokes)
5.45 Kempton – TRANSITION (6/4, William Hill)
6.15 Kempton – SHAMAMEYA (7/4, William Hill)
6.45 Kempton – SCARAMANGA (7/4, William Hill)


(12.35 Lingfield)

PHUKET POWER (13/8, William Hill) has shown progress on the all-weather following a break, getting off the mark at Kempton back in December and bouncing back from a lesser effort at Wolverhampton to find only one too strong back at Kempton latest.

Tom Dascombe’s charge possibly found one mile stretching him at Wolverhampton where he finished five lengths adrift of the winner and beat only one home; but he showed up better back at this trip latest where he was beaten only one length behind London Calling.

His earlier Kempton success in December came from this mark and this track ought to suit him so no surprise if he goes close.

Tom Dascombe features in our Saturday flat racing tips at Lingfield.

Trainer Tom Dascombe has runners at Lingfield on Saturday.

(2.20 Lingfield)

EVENTFUL (9/2, William Hill) made the frame three times for Hugo Palmer prior to making a switch to current handler Mick Quinn and the Oasis Dream filly rounded off her time with her previous trainer with a career-best effort which saw her finish runner-up behind Locked N’ Loaded.

That improved effort coincided with the application of blinkers for the first time over the extended nine furlongs, and a subsequent 1lb rise in the weights could prove workable assuming the headgear has a positive effect again and she can back up that last effort.

This longer trip could well be a catalyst for another jolt of improvement and with both the winner and third from that last run both winning since then she could be worth siding with to follow suit and get off the mark here.

(2.55 Lingfield)

Assuming he takes to this surface then BANGKOK (7/4, Ladbrokes) should take plenty of beating and the Australia colt can get back on the winning trail.

Andrew Balding’s charge won her first two starts last term which included the Group Three Bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown prior to having a tilt at the Epsom Derby where he disappointed having failed to act on the track and beating only one home.

He has finished runner-up in three of his subsequent four starts which includes in the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, and again when returning from a break at Doha last month in the Qatar Derby.

A drop to Listed level is very much in his favour and assuming he handles the polytrack surface then he ought to prove a tough nut to crack.

12.35 – Phuket Power
1.10 – Barrington
1.45 – Kachy
2.20 – Eventful
2.55 – Bangkok
3.30 – Finespun
4.05 – Catch The Cuban

Bangkok is one of our Saturday flat racing tips to score at Lingfield.

Group Three winner Bangkok can win at Lingfield on Saturday.


(5.45 Kempton)

TRANSITION (6/4, William Hill) has progressed with every start, getting off the mark when stepped up to this trip last time at Lingfield where he ran out a half-length winner over Naizagal.

Amanda Perrett’s Oasis Dream colt made all that day, finding plenty to hold off the runner-up who caught the eye having missed the break before finishing well. However, the winner hinted at better to come and he could be weighted to win again stepping into a handicap.

Open to further improvement over this trip which appeared to suit him well last time, he could take advantage of this initial rating to follow up that win last time and he looks the one to beat here.

(6.15 Kempton)

Very little went right for SHAMAMEYA (7/4, William Hill) last time out at Lingfield, but the New Approach filly is readily forgiven that run and she can do better this time around.

David Simcock’s charge had finished runner-up the time before on her return from more than 13 months off when denied only by a neck behind Dubai Elegance. That form has been done no harm at all, and she wasn’t seen to best effect last time where she was hampered soon after the start and then forced very wide into the straight where she gave up too much ground and never able to recover the deficit.

She finished off the race quite well however, and she could be worth another chance from the same mark stepping back up to one mile.

David Simcock saddles runners at Kempton and the trainer could have a winner.

Trainer David Simcock has runners at Kempton on Saturday.

(6.45 Kempton)

SCARAMANGA (7/4, William Hill) is yet to win on the level but he has proven consistent in this sphere and arrives fit from a spell hurdling.

Paul Nicholls’ charge last raced on the flat at Salisbury last April where he was beaten just over one length behind Gumball and he turns out here from the same mark which could well be within his scope given he won over timber from a 132 rating.

Rated just 85 on the flat, the Mastercraftsman gelding steps up in trip on his polytrack debut and he can get off the mark on the level with the booking of Ben Curtis a positive.

4.45 – Satchville Flyer
5.15 – Key Look
5.45 – Transition
6.15 – Shamameya
6.45 – Scaramanga
7.15 – Mobham
7.45 – Howardian Hills
8.15 – Arlecchino’s Arc


12.35 Lingfield – PHUKET POWER (13/8, William Hill)
2.20 Lingfield – EVENTFUL (9/2, William Hill)
2.55 Lingfield – BANGKOK (7/4, Ladbrokes)
5.45 Kempton – TRANSITION (6/4, William Hill)
6.15 Kempton – SHAMAMEYA (7/4, William Hill)
6.45 Kempton – SCARAMANGA (7/4, William Hill)