Saturday’s racing tips – Make £110 from £5 betting through the card at Haydock with Coral

Jon Vine takes a look through the card at Haydock and shows you how you could make a whole load of profit from just a £5 deposit if you sign up and bet with Coral on Saturday 21st December.


Join Coral today, place just one bet of £5 on any horse running on Saturday and you can get your hands on 4 X £5 free bets.

Welcome offers like this are perfect for horse racing fans. For just £5, you can back up to five horses running on a single day and rake in a bucket-load of profit from a measly £5 outlay. With the strong possibility that Ascot’s card will be washed away on Saturday, I’ve taken a look through the card at Haydock to show you how you could make up to £110 from an initial £5 bet with Coral!


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Poetic Rhythm managed to win the Grade One Challow Hurdle as a novice, beating Mulcahys Hill in a hard, slog of a race on heavy ground. Things didn’t go to plan over fence last term and Fergal O’Brien’s charge could struggle under top-weight, having been off the track for over 400 days.

Captain Moriette was also last seen over fences and could be well-handicapped should he take to the smaller obstacles. Even if he does, I doubt he will be good enough to deny CHTI BALKO (NAP) (13/8 Coral) and, at 13/8, he could just be my best bet of the day.

Donald McCain’s seven-year-old finished third in this race 12 months ago off a mark six pounds higher than what he carries on Saturday. Chti Balko is a two-time course winner here at Haydock, all four of his career wins have come on heavy ground and McCain’s charge comes into this on the back of a tremendous ten-length triumph at Bangor, where he trounced Burrows Park with 11-10 on his back. Chti Balko looks rock-solid to me!

Chti Balko winning here at Haydock in 2017.


Deja Vue has bolted up in two novice hurdles on heavy ground so far this season and looks a definite stayer stepping up beyond the minimum distance. Early Morning Rain should lay down a stiff challenge too, but I’ve been very impressed with FLOW AWAY (4/1 Coral) this season and Alex Hales’ horses have been in excellent form so far this month.

Flow Away made all to secure an impressive win on her hurdles debut at Market Rasen. Although she only received an RPR of 109 for that win, runner-up Dundrum Wood has come out and bolted up on his second start, winning by 14 lengths, so Flow Away clearly performed very well to hold Olly Murphy’s charge all the way to the line.

Despite drifting out to 9/2 before the off, Flow Away then successfully carried a penalty to victory at Uttoxeter, making all again on heavy ground to beat favourite Designer Destiny by almost two lengths. I’m always impressed by horses who can successfully win under penalties as novices and I don’t see the step up in trip being an issue for Flow Away. She looks a big danger to the market leaders.

It takes a brave punter to side against Venetia Williams at the moment, such is the incredible form her stable currently enjoys. Chambard looks sure to enjoy the juicy ground and dropping back to two miles looks a smart move.

Rose Sea Has jumped beautifully during his recent five length victory at Sedgefield and looks a danger again, despite top-weight. I find myself drawn to the horse at the other end of the weights though, UBALTIQUE (13/2 Coral).

Donald McCain’s eleven-year-old won this race two years ago and fell at the first obstacle when attempting to defend his crown last season. Ubaltique simply love running here at Haydock, with four of his seven victories over fences coming over this two-mile trip. Heavy ground is ideal and a strong victory on his reappearance at Kelso in November proved he still retains all of his ability. He’s an ideal candidate for a free bet!

Sakhee’s City bolts up at Uttoxeter under Adam Nicol.

Big Shark jumps straight into handicap company here, having secured a ten-length triumph on his second outing in novice hurdles. Philip Hobbs’ unbeaten charge is clearly the one to catch. This is, however, an unpredictable handicap hurdle and I wouldn’t use a £5 free bet to back a 13/8 favourite.

Coole Cody and Closing Ceremony are likely to lead the field along at a decent pace, something which could open the door for a fast-closer like SAKHEE’S CITY (9/2 Coral). This will be the first time Phil Kirby has stepped his eight-year-old up to three miles. All of his best performances have come over two-and-a-half miles, including a smart victory over the dangerous Mount Mews last time out and Sakhee’s City has won on very soft ground on a number of occasions. He could even improve for the step up in trip.

Four of the last seven winners of this gruelling handicap carried 11-7 or more on their back, with two previous champions lugging top-weight to victory. While this stat would favour Yalltari at the top of the market, and Venetia Williams’ charge is clearly the class-act in the field, I never like to back horse who’s having their first outing of the season in a staying handicap like this – especially on heavy ground.

Despite being a novice with just three runs over fences under his belt, The Hollow Ginge seems to have plenty going for him. On this occasion though, I’m going to go back in on an old favourite of mine, VINTAGE CLOUDS (9/2 Coral).

I backed Vintage Clouds in last year’s Grand National and the recent Becher Chase at Aintree, gaining little return on my investment on both occasions. Sue Smith’s charge fell at the very first obstacle on his National debut in April and seemed to hate every second of his second trip to Aintree earlier this month, pulling up after just seven obstacles after a dreadful sequence of leaps.

To see Vintage Clouds appear so quickly after that Becher debacle is encouraging and suggests there were no underlying medical reasons behind that inept display. Smith’s nine-year-old carried 11-11 to victory over future Scottish Grand National winner, Takingrisks in a handicap over course-and-distance on Betfair Chase day 12 months ago and Vintage Clouds has proven himself on bottomless ground in the past.

I’m hoping Vintage Clouds hasn’t become somewhat of a cliff horse for me, but I remain confident he’s very well treated running off 145 and 9/2 is too tempting for me to turn down.

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