Saturday ITV Racing tips – Live TV tips at Goodwood and Newmarket
There is more ITV Racing on Saturday with the fifth and final day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival going to post; while there is also live TV racing from Newmarket. We give our Saturday ITV Racing tips for all the day’s TV action.
It is the fifth and final day of the 2020 Glorious Goodwood Festival and the Group Two Lillie Langtry Stakes joins the ultra-competitive Stewards’ Cup as the day’s feature races.
Meanwhile, at Newmarket there is Listed action going to post with the Chalice Stakes and Further Flight Stakes both on the agenda. In all nine races will be shown live throughout the afternoon and Ed Chamberlain and the team will have all their usual expert racing tips, insights and analysis while Brian Healy looks over the day’s TV action and gives his Saturday ITV Racing tips for every live race.
SATURDAY ITV RACING TIPS – GOODWOOD & NEWMARKET
1:50 Goodwood – Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (Consolation Race For The Stewards’ Cup) Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
TOMMY G took this prize in 2018 and finished a close third in the contest twelve months ago from a 6lbs higher mark so the Makfi gelding looks worth chancing to post another big run back at this venue.
Jim Goldie’s charge struck his last success at Ayr last May from a mark of 76 and he largely ran well in defeat thereafter although he ended his campaign on a low note when finishing down the field in a Newcastle contest.
But, having looked in need of the run on his reappearance at Hamilton in June he improved to find only one too good at Ayr last month when beaten two lengths behind Prompting and that form has been boosted. He’s only up 1lb following that run and so remains well-handicapped on the pick of his past form while the return of Sylvestre De Sousa in the saddle is a positive.
He could be set for another big run back here and he can run well from the foot of the weights.
2:05 Newmarket – European Bloodstock News British EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 6f
FAMILLE ROSE has looked a potentially smart sort in both her runs to date, finishing runner-up each time and only beaten a half-length in both including behind Kohinoor latest at Haydock.
That was a good effort by the Shalaa filly who had a subsequent winner behind her and the winner wasn’t disgraced in defeat next time on her handicap debut. Roger Varian’s charge makes her own debut in a handicap where an initial rating of 76 looks very workable.
Entitled to improve again she can make her presence felt in this contest and while her bare form perhaps doesn’t quite match that of a couple of these rivals she could be worth chancing having still looked a shade green last time.
2:25 Goodwood – Unibet Summer Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m6f
LAAFY is still a relatively lightly-raced sort who could have more improvement to come and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge can quickly get back to winning ways.
A dual-winner last term the Noble Mission gelding made a winning reappearance at Newbury in June having been gelded and he followed up that success with a very good second to Deja in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock where he was beaten just over one length.
That form looks very solid with the third and fifth horses both running well since and the Stoute runner has only been raised 3lbs for that near-miss last time out. With the potential for better still to come he can make his presence felt again and no surprise to see him back in the winners’ enclosure with Ryan Moore back on board.
2:40 Newmarket – It’s Not Rocket Science At MansionBet Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 7f
BAASHIR looked a potentially useful sort when finding only one too good on his debut at Haydock last month and the Muhaarar colt confirmed that impression when making all for an impressive success next time at Salisbury, beating Anjah by almost three lengths.
That bare form may only be ordinary but there’s surely more to come from Charlie Hills’ star who can continue to improve and an opening rating of 86 on his handicap debut could prove workable given his potential.
He’s much less exposed than this field of rivals and having won with plenty in hand last time he makes appeal as the type to do even better and he can strike again.
3:00 Goodwood – Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6f
Cases can be made for all four runners and last year’s winner ENBIHAAR is taken to successfully defend her crown.
John Gosden’s charge ran out a five lengths’ winner that day from the reopposing Manuela De Vega, after which she added a win at Doncaster to her record to land a hat-trick of wins having previously struck at Haydock to start her winning run.
Third to Anapurna on her final start of the campaign in a French Group One, she made a pleasing enough return to action at Newmarket behind Dame Malliot and will be sharper now with that under her belt.
She’s better off with Ralph Beckett’s reopposing Manuela De Vega from their run last term and while that one arrives in good form having won both starts this term the Redoute’s Choice mare can uphold last season’s result and successfully retain this Group Two prize.
3:15 Newmarket – British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f
MAKAWEE has been threatening to strike this term and this could be the day David O’Meara’s charge gets back on the scoresheet.
The Farhh mare has made the frame on all three starts on turf this term having made her return on the all-weather in June, twice finishing third either side of a very good runner-up finish in the Lancashire Oaks although no match for the winner.
She was last seen finishing third behind Cabaletta at Newbury in the Aphrodite Stakes, crossing the line ahead of the reopposing Bella Vita and she can continue to remain competitive in this Listed contest.
3:35 Goodwood – Unibet Stewards’ Cup (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
Typically competitive renewal of this race which can go the way of LEXINGTON DASH who has been in good form this term following wind surgery and with Richard Hannon’s string in good heart he looks worth chancing.
The Siyouni colt has returned in fine fettle, rattling off a brace of wins over this trip at Newmarket and he ran another solid race when thwarted in his hat-trick bid back at Newmarket last month when racing under a penalty and eventually finishing fourth behind Progressive Rating.
He was possibly just given too much to do in the softer ground there, but he finished well and was only around three lengths’ fourth; a subsequent winner has come out of that race and he’s only 2lbs higher so could well be set for another big effort given his lightly-raced profile which may yield further improvement.
Back on a quicker surface he can make his presence felt despite his relative lack of experience compared to most of his rivals, but it would be no surprise to see him run well.
3:50 Newmarket – Gloriously Simple With MansionBet Further Flight Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m6f
This looks trappy with the highest rated horses arriving out of sorts and taking on an improver who is on a run of wins; but now fitted with blinkers MOONLIGHT SPIRIT is taken to bounce back to form having flopped at York recently.
Charlie Appleby’s charge looked a progressive sort last term, winning twice which included a French Group Three contest and he was beaten less than one length behind Technician back at Longchamp in the Prix Chaudenay.
Last of eight behind Stradivarius having looked a non-stayer in the Ascot Gold Cup, he again failed to beat a rival at York when sent off favourite for the John Smith’s Silver Cup and he has a question to answer now on the back of that run.
He’s given another chance with headgear applied and easing further in grade, and the Dubawi gelding can do better.
4:10 Goodwood – Qatar Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 7f
COLD FRONT got reward for some fine efforts in defeat when getting off the mark at Haydock last month, ending a run of three consecutive runner-up finishes with a four lengths’ defeat of Raaed.
William Haggas’ charge made all to win a shade cosily and there may be better still to come from the Lope De Vega colt who had come up against some useful rivals in his defeats and with the potential to improve now sent handicapping he can take another forward step to win again.
A mark of 91 on his handicap debut looks fair and while this is a tougher test he faces taking in a decent looking handicap contest he can continue to progress and every chance he can strike again.