Saturday horse racing best bets – Tips for the day’s race meetings across the UK
Saturday horse racing best bets and tips
Another busy day of horse racing action awaits punters on Saturday with six meetings heading to post on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our Saturday horse racing best bets and tips for the day’s fixtures.
Punters on Saturday have plenty more horse racing action to take in over the course of the day with six meetings heading to post on the flat and on the all-weather.
The ITV Racing cameras will be in attendance at two of Saturday’s big fixtures at Newmarket and Newbury where the Group One Lockinge Stakes dominates the latter card; while there is further action on the flat at Thirsk and over the sticks at Bangor in the afternoon.
Meanwhile the evening’s racing action comes on the level at Doncaster, while Uttoxeter are racing over the sticks. In all there will be 44 races going to post across the day’s racemeetings in the UK and we’ve looked through each of the cards to pick out our Saturday horse racing best bets and tips.
SATURDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR NEWMARKET, NEWBURY, THIRSK, DONCASTER, BANGOR & UTTOXETER
2:05 Newmarket – Betway Fairway Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 1m2f
John Leeper was impressive when getting off the mark at Newcastle a fortnight ago but assuming this doesn’t come too quick for him then FANCY MAN can give that rival weight and a beating dropping back in trip to what looks his optimum distance.
Richard Hannon’s charge won twice from three starts last campaign including a Listed contest at Haydock where he was a ready winner from Alenquer in softer ground.
Having looked in need of his reappearance at Newmarket in the Feilden Stakes where he was just behind a subsequent Group Three winner he possibly found twelve furlongs stretching him in the Chester Vase and this shorter trip could prove ideal.
The Pride Of Dubai colt sets a decent standard on his form to date and he’s the highest rated in the field as well as proven in the conditions so a big run wouldn’t be a surprise from the Hannon runner who can get back to winning ways assuming he’s none the worse for his recent Chester exertions.
2:25 Newbury – Al Rayyan Stakes (Registered As The Aston Park Stakes) (Group 3) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
LOGICIAN lost his unbeaten record in disappointing style at York back in October when failing to beat a ival home behind Euchen Glen in the Cumberland Lodge Stakes although John Gosden’s charge was surely amiss given how badly he hung to his right and he’s better than that.
The Frankel horse had reeled off six straight victories prior to that disappointing effort which included on his seasonal return at Doncaster in September and the 2019 St Leger winner can bounce back here.
He’s very lightly raced for a five-year old and he still has scope for improvement back from another absence. Clearly he still has something to offer given connections keep faith with him after his truncated season last term and if fully wound up on his return he could prove tough to beat reunited with Frankie Dettori who is unbeaten on him.
2:45 Thirsk – Sporting Life Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 7f
FOX DUTY FREE showed some fair form for Andrew Balding but took his level up a notch with a trio of wins on the all-weather following a switch to Ralph Beckett and the Kingman gelding can get back to winning ways here.
He did run a shade flat when last seen back at Lingfield in April on All-weather Champions Day, racing too freely and fading behind Khuzaam; but he could do better here back in a handicap and he should strip fitter for his first run in three months.
There’s a suspicion that he could still be fairly treated off this 98 rating and still relatively unexposed on turf he posted his best effort on this surface on soft ground so these conditions will suit and he can make his presence felt where he could get back on the scoresheet.
2:50 Bangor – Racing Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-115) 2m4½f
ARMATTIEKAN won twice towards the end of last year, scoring at Musselburgh and Catterick over fences and adding a third win of the campaign at Newcastle in January in a jumpers’ bumper.
Donald McCain’s charge returned to chasing with a win at Market Rasen in April following a couple of months off the track and there was no caste lost in defeat when last seen finishing runner-up to a thriving sort over this course and distance last month.
He was ony beaten just over one length on that occasion, run down late by the winner and he can get back to winning ways here from just 1lb higher in the weights in what looks a slightly easier contest.
5:45 Uttoxeter – Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Handicap Chase Cl5 (5yo+ 0-100) 2m6½f
GOING MOBILE struck a chase win at Market Rasen last October from a higher mark than this and the Arcano gelding could get back on track here.
Sam England’s charge has rattled the crossbar the last twice, finding only one too good in starts at Sedgefield and Warwick respectively; he was beaten four lengths when last seen at the latter-named venue behind Unai who won readily and the handicapper has left him alone in the weights following that effort.
As such he can compete here from 3lbs below his last winning rating and he should be on the premises again with a repeat of that last run where he could go one better.
7:05 Doncaster – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m2f
ROSEABAD probably needed her reappearance at Newmarket last month where the Awtaad filly beat only one home; but with that under her belt Mark Johnston’s charge can do better here.
A Bath winner last term on debut she found a Group Three contest next time too much of a test, but she shaped better in Listed company at Pontefract in October behind Pythagoras where she was beaten just over one length.
Soft ground proved no problem on that occasion and the form of that race looks fair so there could be more to come this term and likely to be sharper for her reappearance she could make her presence felt here with Oliver Stammers able to take 5lb off his back.