Saturday horse racing best bets – Tips for Ascot, Haydock, Wincanton, Lingfield and Newcastle
Saturday horse racing best bets
A busy and classy day of horse racing action awaits punters with five meetings going to post across the UK; we’ve picked out our Saturday horse racing best bets and tips.
Punters have plenty to look forward to on Saturday with five meetings heading to post across the UK which includes Ascot’s Grade One Ascot Chase racecard as well as the Rendlesham Hurdle meeting at Haydock and the Kingwell Hurdle card at Wincanton.
The pick of the day’s action will feature on ITV Racing on Saturday and in addition to the trio of classy fixtures over the sticks there is also afternoon all-weather action from Lingfield, while Newcastle completes the quartet in the evening under the floodlights.
With plenty of top class action to look forward to we’ve assessed each of the day’s fixtures and have picked out our Saturday horse racing best bets and tips.
SATURDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR ASCOT, HAYDOCK, WINCANTON, LINGFIELD & NEWCASTLE
12:15 Lingfield – Betway Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m4f
MYSEVEN is progressing at a rate of knots and the Golden Horn filly can take another step up the ladder by taking this prize for Simon Crisford.
Five wins out of six this term includes four on the all-weather and she was a ready victor latest over course and distance despite the narrow margin of victory over Furzig where she struck by a neck.
She’s also won here on turf and added further all-weather success at Kempton twice and Newcastle and she may not have finished her progression just yet so looks worth sticking with to land the spoils once more.
Keen and having met with trouble in running latest she nevertheless appeared to score cosily with a strong finish and the third from that contest went in next time to give the form a boost. She’s up another 6lbs for this latest outing which will demand more, but unbeaten on the all-weather and likely still to have more to offer she can defy her new rating to strike again at this venue.
1:30 Haydock – williamhill.com Best Odds Guaranteed Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+) 2m4f
MAROWN won his first three starts in bumpers and over hurdles and the Milan gelding has continued his progression this season switched to fences where he’s made the frame in each of his three starts which includes a win at Ayr in December.
Nicky Richards’ charge most recently found only Silver Hallmark too strong when tried in a Grade Two contest over this course and distance although he was a beneficiary of the fall of Allart who fell mid-race. Nevertheless it was a solid run and there could be more to come from him now his attentions are turned back to handicapping.
A mark of 135 looks very fair on what he’s achieved to date and with conditions no problem he’s expected to deliver a big run for his shrewd yard.
1:50 Ascot – Bateaux London Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race) Cl1 (5yo+) 3m
SEVARANO had looked a chaser to follow when winning his first two outings over the larger obstacles and he ran better than the bare result when fourth to Paint The Dream at Newbury when last seen (Demachine third) where he was beaten around ten lengths.
Oliver Sherwood’s charge possibly had his confidence dented by an early mistake but he did well to remain involved until late in the day and given his progressive prior form he could be worth giving another chance.
Smart over hurdles and suited by soft ground he does have to prove stamina for this trip; however he has shaped in the past as if he might be suited by a stiff test and he is taken to resume the progress he had shown prior to his last run with a return to winning ways in this trappy contest.
2:01 Lingfield – Bombardier British-Hopped Amber Beer Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 7f
LETHAL LUNCH got back on the winning trail for the first time since 2019 when beating Tadleel by a neck over this course last month and Michael Bell’s charge can follow up.
The Lethal Force gelding had struck his two previous wins over this seven furlongs trip, scoring at Kempton and Chelmsford but he’s also a past course and distance winner although his latest success came at a mile. Nevertheless he should have no issue coping with the return to seven furlongs and he looks set for a big run.
Suited by the race developing into a sprint latest where he got up close home he’s since seen that form franked and racing from just 1lb higher in the weights here he can strike again despite giving weight all round.
2:13 Wincanton – Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Chase Cl3 (5yo+ 0-140) 2m4f
FLAGRANT DELITIEP showed some useful form over hurdles last term but chasing always looked to be his game and the Fragrant Mix gelding has improved with each run where he’s shown progressive form.
Robert Walford’s charge arrives here on a hat-trick of wins having ran out an eight lengths’ victor over Native Robin over course and distance in December and following up at Hereford next time and there could be better yet to come.
Both wins have come in soft ground so these conditions look sure to suit and he was good value for his latest victory over Orrisdale where the pair pulled clear. That form has since been boosted by the fourth winning next time out and there’s likely further improvement to come despite being hit with a 10lbs rise in the weights.
He’s also finished a close runner-up here so the track clearly suits and having impressed with his jumping the last twice he looks a chaser to keep on the right side of so it would come as no surprise to see him improve again and he can land his hat-trick here.
3:00 Ascot – Betfair Cheltenham Free Bet Pot Builder Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 2m3½f
ARRIVEDERCI could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet and Jonjo O’Neill’s charge ought to go well in this contest.
A dual-winner either side of ten months off the track, scoring wins at Wincanton and Wetherby he looked set to go close at Haydock in Novemeber when falling three out. He was perhaps unsuited by the sharper test at this venue in December behind Not So Sleepy but readily bounced back with a much better effort latest in the Betfair Exchange Hurdle where only the potentially smart Craigneiche proved too strong.
Although he was beaten seven lengths on that occasion he had a couple of these in arrears and while the handicapper has nudged him up 2lbs for that outing there could be more to come over this trip and the Martaline gelding can post a big run.
3:50 Haydock – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race) Cl2 (5yo+) 3m½f
This is tougher than anything BUSHYPARK has faced to date but he was progressing well over hurdles with four successive wins around the turn of the year which included over course and distance and the Le Fou gelding is forgiven his latest outing in a jumpers’ bumper.
Philip Kirby’s charge posted three of those hurdles wins in soft and heavy ground with his course and distance win coming over a trip only slightly shorter than this where he ran out a near-twenty lengths’ victor over Oxwich Bay.
He added further wins at Hexham and Doncaster to his record and there’s likely still more to come from him back over hurdles although this represents a step up in class. Nevertheless he could bounce back from his run last time out in a Newcastle bumper and with ground no issue ought to make his presence felt if picking up his previously progressive form.
3:58 Wincanton – #betyourway At Betway Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m5½f
FIRST LORD DU CUET hasn’t won since scoring at Southwell back in December 2019 but it might be worth chancing David Pipe’s consistent gelding to end his barren run with a return to winning ways.
The Lord Du Sud gelding has made the frame in each of his five starts this term, possibly unsuited by the shorter trip when finishing runner-up at Chepstow last month when beaten just over two lengths behind Nightboattoclyro.
That winner has gone in again since to boost the form and the Pipe runner might be able to go one better here back up in trip and racing from the same mark with Jack Tudor taking over in the saddle.
He responded well to the blinkers he was equipped with last time which are retained and given his consistent profile he should run his race again and every chance he can get back on the scoresheet in a very tricky handicap contest.
6:00 Newcastle – Bombardier Classified Stakes Cl6 (4yo+ 0-50) 1m
MY SISTER JO left previous efforts behind when finishing runner-up over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton last month, seemingly improved by the application of cheekpieces when beaten just over one length by Trepidation.
Richard Fahey’s Showcasing filly has seen that form largely upheld and she could improve faced with this extra furlong assuming the headgear has a positive effect.
She does have a 5lbs rise to contend with but the form of her last run is arguably the best on offer and if she were able to replicate that performance then she could prove tough to beat in this contest.