Saturday ITV Racing tips – Live TV tips at Ascot, Newmarket and Redcar
Saturday ITV Racing tips and best bets
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action with live racing from three of the day’s meetings and we’ve looked over the day’s televised line-up to pick out our Saturday ITV Racing tips and best bets.
Armchair punters have plenty of live TV horse racing action to look forward to on Saturday where eight races will be shown live on ITV Racing featuring the best of the day’s action from three of the day’s UK racing fixtures.
The Group One Sun Chariot Stakes is the main event of the day at Newmarket where three races feature on Saturday’s programme; while Ascot weighs in with four races headed by the Group Three Cumberland Lodge Stakes.
Completing the Saturday line-up is Redcar’s richest race of the season with the Listed Two Year Old Trophy going to post and Ed Chamberlain and the team will again have all their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the day’s action. Meanwhile our tipping team have picked out their Saturday ITV Racing tips and best bets for all eight races.
SATURDAY ITV RACING TIPS – LIVE TV TIPS AT ASCOT, NEWMARKET & REDCAR
1:45 Newmarket – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m2f
STATE OCCASION can get back to winning ways with this stiffer test of stamina expected to suit the daughter of Iffraaj and Ralph Beckett’s charge has shown plenty in her two runs this term.
She was steadily progressive last term, winning at Kempton on her final start of the campaign and she’s progressed further this season, finishing third at Lingfield in August and going one better latest at Ascot where she was beaten just over one length by Don’t Tell Claire.
She met with trouble in running on that occasion, conceding first run but finishing off the race well and over this longer trip she can improve again to resume winning ways.
2:05 Ascot – Oakman Group Rous Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
TIS MARVELLOUS can overturn recent form with Hurricane Ivor here and Clive Cox’s charge can resume winning ways.
The Harbour Watch gelding has a decent record at this venue, winning three times over course and distance with the latest coming in August where he took the Shergar Cup Dash before thumping Justanotherbottle at Beverley in the Beverley Bullet.
That form has taken a couple of boosts since and there was little caste lost behind Hurricane Ivor in the recent Group Three World Trophy at Newbury where he was only beaten one length, hanging late on.
He’s 2lbs better off now with his last-time conqueror which can see him close the gap and given his record here he has to be of interest that he can get back to winning ways.
2:20 Newmarket – £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (GBB Race) Cl2 (2yo) 6f
This valuable big field contest can go the way of ADAAY IN ASIA who has looked progressive this term in winning three times already and posted another good effort in defeat when finishing runner-up at Goodwood last month.
Harry Dunlop’s charge reeled off wins at Lingfield either side of finishing a creditable seventh behind Gubbass in the Weatherbys Super Sprint and she showeds he can win on turf when making a successful handicap debut at Leicester in August, beating Favourite Child by a neck.
Despite meeting with defeat last time at Goodwood behind Outside World the Adaay filly couldn’t sustain her effort to the line having challenged strongly throughout the last furlong and she can do better still.
This is certainly competitive but she can make her presence felt if continuing her progress and no surprise to see her in the mix here.
2:40 Ascot – ABF/BGC Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f
Hukum could easily get back on track but TITLE might be the one to side with in receipt of weight all round as he steps up in class and the three-year old can make the most of his light burden to land another success.
The Camelot gelding had proven progressive in the earlier part of the campaign, winning at Yarmouth in May before posting a very good third of six behind Alenquer in heavy ground over this course and distance where he was only beaten four lengths in the King Edward VII Stakes.
He again didn’t fare badly in the Glasgow Stakes next time behind Aleas before returning from a short break to impressively land the odds on his handicap debut and he can step up again on the back of that victory.
Further improvement will be required here but he’s one to be interested in from his feather-weight and there’s surely better to come from Roger Varian’s charge.
2:55 Newmarket – Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
MOTHER EARTH and Snow Lantern renew rivalry from the Falmouth Stakes on the July Course here where the latter prevailed by a half-length; however Aidan O’Brien’s charge can reverse that form here and get back to winning ways.
The Zoffany filly has held her form well since winning the 1000 Guineas over this course and distance, making the frame on all three starts including that Falmouth run before resuming winning ways in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville.
Not seen to best effect when meeting with defeat in the Matron Stakes behind another of today’s opponents she can be forgiven that run as she met with plenty of trouble in running and was hampered late on, losing all chance.
She was still only beaten just over one length though and returning to the scene of her Classic victory she has to be respected again and can get back on the scoresheet.
3:15 Ascot – John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
GLEN SHIEL hasn’t been seen at his best in his last couple of runs but Archie Watson’s charge can bounce back here dropping in grade.
Last season’s champion sprinter went from strength to strength, winning four time in all culminating with victory in the Group One British Champions Sprint and while he’s winless this term he has turned in a couple of decent efforts including when finishing runner-up to Dream Of Dreams in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes over course and distance.
Quicker ground has perhaps been a factor in recent below par efforts and he beat only one home when last seen in the Haydock Sprint Cup. However with softer ground here in his favour and the prospect of rain his chances will be improved and remains the class act in this field on last season’s exploits.
Dropping into a Group Three contest now he can make his class tell and no surprise if he were to resume winning ways now.
3:35 Redcar – William Hill Two Year Old Trophy (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
ANADORA can get back to winning ways for the first time since scoring on her debut at Newcastle back in April and the Havana Gold filly could make her presence felt here.
Kevin Ryan’s charge has posted some solid runs in defeat since that debut sucess, making the frame in all but one of her five subsequent outings which includes in soft ground at Goodwood in the wake of a solid seventh behind Sandrine in the Albany Stakes.
Fourth in the Rose Stakes at York she wasn’t seen to best effect at Musselburgh last time but remains capable of better and she can make her presence felt here with any rain around unlikely to be an issue for her.
Her York fourth represents some solid form and back up in trip she can make her presence felt here for all she likely needs some improvement.
3:50 Ascot – Equine Productions “The Fall” Challenge Cup (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 7f
It might be worth giving another chance to ASCENSION who ran out a ready winner of a decent handicap at Newbury in May and the Dark Angel gelding has had excuses for a couple of poor runs since.
Unable to land a blow in the Royal Hunt Cup here in June he shaped like a non-stayer in the John Smith’s Cup at York latest but could appreciate dropping back markedly to this seven furlongs trip over which he won twice last term.
Softer ground is certainly no issue for Roger Varian’s charge who won in the mud at Newmarket last August and he twice placed in heavy ground later in the campaign so any threats of rain won’t inconvenience and he remains fairly weighted despite not showing up his best form the last twice.
He could go well at a big price especially if there’s some further easing of the ground and he looks to hold claims of making the frame if producing his best form here.