Saturday live TV tips 4 September – ITV Racing best bets at Haydock, Kempton and Ascot
Saturday live TV tips 4 September
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Saturday with more televised racing featuring the best of the day’s contests taking place from three fixtures; we’ve picked out our Saturday live TV tips and best bets.
Punters have eight live TV races to puzzle over as the ITV Racing cameras return to action on Saturday where Ed Chamberlain and the team will have the best of the day’s racing from three fixtures on the flat.
The team will offer up their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis for Saturday’s coverage of Ascot, Kempton and Haydock where classy racing goes to post at all three fixtures with the Group One Betfair Sprint Cup being the main event of the day at the last named venue.
Group Three action meanwhile goes to post on both cards at Ascot and Kempton and we’ve looked over the day’s televised schedule to pick out our Saturday live TV tips and best bets.
SATURDAY LIVE TV TIPS – ITV RACING BEST BETS AT HAYDOCK, ASCOT & KEMPTON
1:45 Haydock – Betfair Double Daily Rewards Superior Mile Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
LORD GLITTERS had a couple of these in arrears when finding only a hugely progressive sort too strong in the recent Strensall Stakes and David O’Meara’s star could prove tough to beat here.
The Whipper gelding gives up several years to his younger rivals but has shown no signs of his ability waning this term, winning at Meydan earlier in the year and posting good efforts in defeat back on these shores including in the Queen Anne Stakes and latterly in that York assignment latest.
There is a slight worry he might not get the strong pace he really wants to be seen at his best, but he’s the class angle in this contest and comes out really well at the weights so looks worth sticking with to get back on the winning trail here.
2:05 Kempton- Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Sirenia Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
NYMPHADORA has been highly tried since winning a Listed contest at York back in May, contesting in Group Two and Group Three company and Andrew Balding’s charge can make her presence felt here.
Fourth at Goodwood in the Group Three Molecomb Stakes where the soft ground may not have suited the No Nay Never filly she ran well for a long way in the recent Lowther Stakes at York where she faded late to finish fifth behind Zain Claudette and only beaten around three lengths.
Now trying polytrack for the first time she could yet have more to offer and her form to date gives her every chance of going close here back down in grade and with the yard continuing in decent form in recent weeks.
2:20 Haydock – “My Odds Boost” On Betfair Handicap Cl2 (3yo) 1m6f
VINO VICTRIX is progressing well this term, winning his last two starts and the Sir Percy colt can bring up his hat-trick here.
Hughie Morrison’s charge has had just six career starts and got off the mark upped to this trip at Sandown in July where he readily saw off Classic Lord before doubling up at Kempton over two miles latest, beating Al Kout.
The form of his Sandown victory is working out with the runner-up, third and fourth horses home all winning since and a 4lbs rise in the weights likely remains very workable. He’ll have no issue dropping back to this yardage and while this is a bit tougher he could have more to give and can improve again to land his three-timer.
2:40 Kempton- Unibet September Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f
HUKUM goes from strength to strength this term and arrives in search of a third Group Three victory in succession having already struck at York and Newbury, latterly seeing off Rodrigo Diaz by a ready three lengths.
Owen Burrows’ Sea The Stars colt had beaten the reopposing Outbox the time before at York and the form of his latest victory has held up well with the fourth winning since while the third ran well in the recent Ebor Handicap; the fifth too has since placed in a Group Two in France and while he drops back in distance for this latest outing he should take some beating.
He’s proven on this surface and likely still with improvement to come he should prove a tough nut to crack in this and he can confirm recent form with Archie Watson’s charge.
2:55 Haydock – Betfair Exchange Old Borough Cup Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m6f
RAJINSKY has been in good form this campaign, winning at Ripon in April and almost following up here over two miles next time when denied by Frankenstella before posting an excellent third in the Northumberland Plate.
Tom Dascombe’s charge bounced back from a couple of subsequent lesser runs at Newmarket and Goodwood – may not have stayed on the latter occasion – to finish just over one lengths’ runner-up behind Arcadian Sunrise at York when last seen and the Zoffany gelding could be capable of going one better here from only 2lbs higher.
That York run last time was solid and he had reopposing Hochfield behind and he can confirm form with that despite being 3lbs worse off for little over one length.
He’ll have no issues dropping back in distance for this latest outing and no surprise to see him firmly in the mix especially if they go off quickly.
3:10 Ascot – Lavazza Stakes (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo) 1m4f
Roger Varian has turned out the winner of this race for the past two years and ALFAADHEL can make it a hat-trick with a return to winning ways.
The Night Of Thunder colt progressed from his debut third to win back-to-back races at Chester and Lingfield and he may not have been suited by soft ground at Royal Ascot when down the field in the Golden Gate Stakes.
However he bounced back on better ground at Goodwood latest when beaten only by Qaader and this further step up in distance on an even sounder surface could spark some further improvement that can see him land the spoils in this competitive handicap contest.
3:30 Haydock – Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
It is difficult to get away from STARMAN who blitzed a few of these rivals when taking the Group One July Cup at Newmarket and the Dutch Art colt can get back to winning ways here.
Ed Walker’s charge had also won at York in May on his reappearance and he wasn’t disgraced when last seen at Deauville in August despite not being totally at ease on the softer ground which was likely a big factor in his defeat behind Marianafoot.
He’ll be much better suited by the return to significantly quicker conditions and if bouncing back to the level of performance he had shown at Newmarket then he’ll likely be a tough nut to crack.
3:45 Ascot – Careys Foundation Supporting The Lighthouse Club Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 7f
TOP SECRET is proving steadily progressive this term, winning over this course and distance in July and hitting the crossbar in each of his last two outings at Newmarket and Newbury respectively.
The Muir and Grassick-trained Anjaal gelding hasn’t lost out by far on either of those occasions, beaten a neck by Extrodinair and latterly a nose behind Neenee’s Choice where he just failed to overhaul the eventual winner who found more and has won again since.
This is a step up in class for him but he’s only 2lbs higher in the weights and the suspicion is there’s more to come from the lightly-raced sort and he can make his presence felt here.