Saturday UK racing tips – Best bets for each fixtures going to post
Saturday UK racing tips – Best bets for today’s meetings
Another busy afternoon of horse racing action is in store for punters and we’ve looked over all of the day’s racecards to pick out our Saturday UK racing tips and best bets around the country.
Punters on Saturday have plenty to look forward to and puzzle over with six meetings heading to post around the country on the flat and over the sticks where some competitive and classy action awaits among the fixtures taking place.
Saturday’s afternoon flat racing action comes from Goodwood, Beverley and Newmarket’s July Course all of which contribute to the day’s ITV Racing coverage; while Cartmel are racing over the sticks in the afternoon.
The evening action meanwhile comes on the flat where there are meetings at both Redcar and Windsor to close out the day. We’ve looked over all of the day’s racing around the country to pick out our Saturday UK racing tips and best bets.
SATURDAY UK RACING TIPS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S UK FIXTURES
1:50 Goodwood- tote Prestige Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
HELLO YOU could benefit from the drop in class to get back on the scoresheet and David Loughnane’s charge could post a big run here.
The Invincible Spirit filly made a very good first impression when scoring on debut at Wolverhampton back in May and she followed up that victory with successive efforts in the frame at Ascot and Newmarket respectively, both times behind Sandrine which included in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes.
She spoiled her chances when last seen in the Lowther Stakes at York, racing keenly and not seen to best effect; but she remains capable of better and the ease into a Group Three can see her get back on track.
3:15 Beverley- William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f
Past winner Judicial is likely to be popular again having won last time out but DAKOTA GOLD is also a previous winner of the Bullet and the defending champion can bounce back from a lesser effort in the Nunthorpe Stakes.
Michael Dods’ charge doesn’t have the best of the draw racing out of the number 10 box, but he took this prize twelve months ago in a successful autumn campaign that saw him collect four wins in all and he had looked as good as ever this term when stepping up on his debut to go close behind Judicial at Chester earlier in the month.
Group One company proved too much last time out but back at this level and in receipt of 3lbs from Julie Camacho’s reopposing rival he could turn the tables and is much fresher this term than at the same stage twelve months ago.
3:35 Goodwood- tote Celebration Mile (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
Benbatl always has to be feared when fresh but it might be worth taking a chance on CHINDIT who has been running well in Group One company and may benefit from this slight ease in grade.
Richard Hannon’s charge progressed well as a juvenile winning three of his first four starts and he wasted no time getting back to winning ways on his reappearance at Newbury when taking the Greenham Stakes.
He’s since come up short in Group Ones at Newmarket and Ascot, finishing fifth both times in the 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes before a short break and he again finished fifth on his return in the Prix Jacque Le Marois, beaten three lengths by Palace Pier.
Those pieces of form give him decent claims as he eases into a Group Two here and the Godolphin runner aside this doesn’t look a particularly deep contest so he ought to make his presence felt here.
3:55 Newmarket – Close Brothers Asset Management Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m6f
LIVE YOUR DREAM looks a progressive stayer who comes into this contest in excellent form havign won three of his four starts this term following a lengthy absence and the Godolphin runner could be hard to beat here.
The Iffraaj gelding struck at Newcastle on his return from 571 days off the track having also won there prior to his absence and he followed up his reappearance with a very good second to Spanish Kiss at York. He’s won both starts since though, on the tapeta at Wolverhampton when stepped up to two miles and over course and distance last time where he readily saw off Global Storm by three-parts of a length to take the Bet365 Trophy.
A further 7lbs rise in the weights demands more but he’s certainly one going the right way and it is likely the lightly-raced four-year old hasn’t reached his ceiling yet and with further improvement to come he ought to prove hard to beat here.
5:15 Cartmel – Cengiz Sadik Memorial Handicap Chase (For The Cengiz Sadik Memorial Trophy) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 3m1½f
GO ON CHEZ showed precious little over hurdles but the switch to chasing brought about a massive improvement in the fortunes of Oliver Greenall’s charge and the Malinas gelding could be worth sticking with.
A point-to-point winner he built on that success when making his chase debut at Uttoxeter in June where he ran out a comfortable winner over Scaramucci over three miles despite a last-fence mistake and the front two pulled clear of the rest which include a next-time winner.
He’s been pushed up 11lbs for that which may prove workable given he has plenty of scope to improve and a wind operation in the interim might unlock further progress so every chance he can follow up here.
6:00 Windsor – Sytner BMW Sunningdale & Maidenhead August Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m3½f
DESERT ENCOUNTER hasn’t won for a while with his last victory coming back in October 2019 when David Simcock’s charge took the Canadian International. The Halling gelding though might be able to get back on the scoresheet for all he isn’t getting any younger.
He’s run a number of solid runs in defeat since that last win, not least when third in this twelve months ago and he’s a proven performer at this level who despite being a nine-year old continues to run well and he twice finished runner-up earlier in the season at Sandown and Goodwood prior to tackling a Group One at Royal Ascot where he finished four lengths behind Love.
Not seen to best effect in the Fred Archer Stakes last time he’s been given a break and could return with a better effort at a venue where he’s 3-4 from his runs which include over this trip so no surprise if he makes his presence felt.
6:10 Redcar – Racing TV Straight Mile Series Handicap (Racing TV Straight Mile Series Qualifier) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m
SCOTTISH SUMMIT hasn’t added to his win tally since scoring at Newmarket last September and while the eight-year old may be vulnerable again to a younger horse his consistency is hard to knock and the Shamardal gelding can get back to winning ways here.
Geoff Harker’s charge has made the frame in each of his last four starts, most recently over seven furlongs here behind Aquaman to whom he was beaten just one length and he can compete here from the same mark.
A course and distance winner having taken this race twelve months ago he has seen his earlier near-miss at York having the form franked and back over this trip with first-time cheekpieces applied he can get competitive again and every chance he’ll be in the mix at the business end once more in this race.
6:30 Windsor – Sytner BMW Sunningdale & Maidenhead Winter Hill Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
Only four runners but a case could be made for all with SOLID STONE’s arguably the most compelling.
Sir Michael Stoute’s charge has been a little hit or miss this season but he does bring winning course form to the table having beaten Stormy Antarctic here in May when taking the Royal Windsor Stakes.
The Shamardal gelding hasn’t been disgraced since, finishing third to Juan Elcano and Real World respectively in runs at Ascot and Newbury before finishing just over one length fourth behind Megallan at Salisbury latest in the Sovereign Stakes so he is certainly capable of mixing it at this level and as a five-year old he is relatively lightly raced so could yet have more to offer.
The return to a longer trip could prove a positive and with cheekpieces applied for the first time he could find some improvement to get back on the scoresheet returning to this venue.