Saturday Racing best bets – Tips for Newmarket, Redcar, Fontwell and Wolverhampton
Saturday’s fixture list of horse racing action sees five UK meetings heading to post and we’ve looked over the day’s racing to pick out our Saturday racing best bets at each meeting.
While most eyes will be trained on Lonchamp for the start of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe fixture, Saturday’s UK fixture list of horse racing meetings take in four meetings where the day’s flat racing action comes from Newmarket where there is Group One action with the Sun Chariot Stakes.
Ascot’s classy Cumberland Lodge Stakes card has been abandoned but elsewhere, the Two Year Old Trophy is the feature of the day at Redcar, while Fontwell is the day’s sole meeting over the sticks. Saturday’s fixture list is completed by an evening all-weather fixture on the tapeta at Wolverhampton.
We’ve looked over the Saturday fixture list and have picked out our Saturday racing best bets at each meeting.
SATURDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR NEWMARKET, REDCAR, FONTWELL & WOLVERHAMPTON
2:10 Newmarket – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m2f
MOONLIGHT IN PARIS can be seen in a better light back on soft ground and John Gosden’s charge can collect this prize.
The Camelot filly was a heavy ground winner at Nottingham last November on her only start as a juvenile and bounced back from a lesser effort on her reappearance on better ground to find only Zahratty too strong back on soft ground here in August.
She ran better than the bare result at Sandown latest suggests, finishing sixth behind Andaleep where she was hampered but possibly didn’t let herself down fully on the better ground.
Her two best runs have come in the mud so she ought to be more suited by these conditions while Ryan Moore is a rare jockey booking for one from the Clarehaven trainer so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise.
2:50 Redcar – Racing TV EBF Stallions Guisborough Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
OSTILIO hasn’t quite managed to hit the heights of his 2018 season which saw him win four times including a French Group Two when winning the Prix Daniel Wildenstein; but Simon Crisford’s charge got back on the up with a hard-fought victory in a lesser contest at Haydock last month.
The New Approach entire made all and showed a good attitude to hold off runner-up Symbolise by a neck with the pair clear. That run was on heavy ground so these conditions will hold no fears, especially with further rain likely and Simon Crisford’s charge could follow up here back up in class.
He does have a bit to find, but proven ability to handle heavy ground is a plus given the conditions are likely to get worse prior to post-time and he can make his presence felt.
4:04 Fontwell – Bigmore Will Writing And Estate Planning Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 2m2f
GA LAW might not be too much of a price to make it a double following his win here last month but Jamie Snowden’s charge could be hard to beat if showing up in similar form.
The Sinndar gelding was a winner in France prior to joining this yard although he was a shade disappointing on his debut over hurdles at Stratford where he finished sixth of eight runners behind The Pink’n.
However, switched to chasing six months on for his reappearance he ran out a five lengths’ victor over Gateway To Europe over this course, dominating from the front and jumping well to claim the scalp of Getaway Trump who has won since.
The ground that day was better than this and it is a slight concern that his previous hurdles flop came in softer ground so he has to prove he can handle these conditions. If he does though then he ought to go close with improvement anticipated.
7:30 Wolverhampton – bet365 Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 6f
FULL AUTHORITY has been running well without winning this term but the Kingman colt can strike a win here.
A turf winner for David O’Meara he contested a Listed contest for that handler prior to moving to Sir Michael Stoute’s camp where he’s made the frame on all three starts which include two on the all-weather at Kempton and Chelmsford respectively.
Only run down late last time behind Shimmering Dawn he can give another good account if handling the switch to tapeta and with the yard having a decent strike-rate with its’ runners here in recent times he looks worth siding with in this contest.