Saturday’s scorchers – Best bets for 15 August racing action at Newmarket and Newbury
Horse racing tips
The weather might be scorching at present, but so too is the horse racing action and Saturday’s fixture list takes in meetings at Newmarket, Doncaster, Newbury and Chepstow in addition to racing in Ireland.
We continue to weed out some nice winners and our attentions turn to finding a few more on Saturday with our top horse racing tips.
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DANCINGINTHEWOODS (2.40 Newmarket, 7f handicap)
Suspicion is we’ve not seen the best of him in his last few starts but he showed more than he had for a while at Newmarket last time.
Got to within a few lengths of Pinatubo last year and won on his debut at 50/1 so there is obviously plenty of ability and he could well outrun his price.
ALIGNAK (3.00 Newbury, 1m5f Group 3)
Not finished outside the first three in last five starts and is progressing rapidly through the ranks. Still lightly raced and open to further improvement with trainer Sir Michael Stoute having his string in flying form.
He looks a dour stayer so the step up to 1m5f will suit and champion jockey Oisin Murphy is booked for the ride.
UGO GREGORY (3.15 Newmarket, 6f handicap)
Always a great sight with the race open only to grey horses and this year’s running can go the way of outsider Ugo Gregory.
He’s got bits and pieces of form that could give him a big shout here and he could have finished closer to the principals with a clearer run last time at York.
Needs to bounce back to his best but interesting to see how he fares.
GLORIOUS JOURNEY (3.35 Newbury, 7f Group 2)
Perhaps didn’t run as badly as the form figures suggested at Newbury last time and would probably have finished a few lengths closer to the winner had he not been hampered when weakening.
That was his first race after a long break, so the hope is he will improve for it, and he won this race last year so can be expected to make another bold bid from the front under Jim Crowley.