Saturday’s racing tips – Earn up to £160 from just £10 backing four horses with Ladbrokes

Jon Vine takes a look at four races on a big Saturday of racing across Britain and Ireland and shows you how you could make a whole heap of profit from just a £10 deposit if you sign up and bet with Ladbrokes on Saturday 28th December.


Join Ladbrokes today, place just one bet of £10 on any horse running on Saturday and you can get your hands on three £10 free bets.

Welcome offers like this are perfect for horse racing fans. For just £10, you can back up to four horses running on a single day and rake in a pocketful of profit from a tiny outlay. I’ve taken a look through all the major cards this Saturday, to show you how you could make up to £160 from an initial £10 bet by following my tips!




I’ve always been a big fan of KATESON (6/1 Ladbrokes), tipping him to win the Challow Hurdle on this day last year, where he ran well to place third behind Champ and Getaway Trump. Tom Lacey’s charge struggled over hurdles after that, but having jumped nicely on his chasing debut around a tricky track in Exeter, I’m confident he’s the one to back here with just 11-2 on his back.

The fences come at you thick and fast at Exeter, so I NAP’d Earlofthecotswolds – the most experienced jumper in the field – to come out on top. On that occasion, I was right, but Kateson gave the market leader a real scare, losing out by just two lengths after a lovely round of jumping. Lacey’s budding stable star ran really won on both of his starts here at Newbury as a novice hurdler and soft ground should play to his strengths.

Kateson (centre) finished third in the Challow Hurdle here last season.


Five of the last six winners of this handicap have carried 11-07 or more to victory. In-fact, only three horses have won with less than 11-00 on their backs in the last 22 years, so I think it’s sensible to look to the classier horses towards the head of the weights.

Polydora could be hard to pass if he puts his jumping together and Copperhead looks a progressive sort. COBOLOBO (5/1 Ladbrokes), however, looks hard to knock at the top of the market.

Under an excellent ride by Noel Fehily, Cobolobo ran a blinder on his chasing debut at Ffos Las last season, pushing Kilbricken Storm all the way to the line, having been sent off as an unfancied 40/1 shot. Three poor performances followed on good ground, before Jonjo O’Neill’s charge returned to winning form at Haydock earlier this month, hacking up under top-weight to win a competitive Class Three Handicap by five lengths.

A seven-pound rise in the ratings doesn’t seem considering he was so dominant that day. Cobolobo has been at his best when there’s been plenty of juice in the ground and, judging by the way he relished the tracks at Ffos Las and Haydock, Newbury should be right up his street.

Little Rory Mac heads the market here, but I think he could be vulnerable to one of the two novices behind him. Yaa Salaam proved he could go on soft ground with a good run beyond a very strong favourite at Lingfield the last day, and David Pipe’s five-year-old looks likely to progress beyond his current mark. MASTERS APPRENTICE (7/2 Ladbrokes) is the one I want to side with though.

Mark Walford’s four-year-old was a shock winner on his first start over hurdles back in October, carrying odds of 50/1 to victory over two subsequent winners. Masters Apprentice then gave seven pounds to my NAP that day, Minella Trump at Sedgefield and, although he lost out by a couple of lengths, ran a cracking race to cross the line second.

Masters Apprentice then secured a smart seven-length success on his handicap debut at Sedgefield, where the 2/1 favourite looked still to have plenty left in the tank as he crossed the line. I’m hoping an eight-pound rise in the weights isn’t enough to thwart his quest for a fourth seasonal victory.

Three Is Company produced the best chasing display out of all of these at Tramore, as the 10/1 shot powered home to beat Tokyo Getaway by almost eight lengths. Gordon Elliott’s charge looks a very capable stayer, but stepping up to three miles would suit him much more than this drop back to 17-and-a-half furlongs. He may get caught out for pace.

Niccolai looks a looming danger, but the one I want to side with is STONES AND ROSES (15/8 Ladbrokes), who comfortably beat Three Is Company when they clashed at Cork and dropping back in distance could suit him very well.

Having finished a very close second to a good-quality winner in Castlebrook on his chasing debut, Willie Mullins’ five-year-old hacked up to win nicely on his second start over the larger obstacles. Although he stayed on after the last to secure a five-length triumph, I don’t think Stones And Roses found all that much over the final few furlongs, so this trip could be right up his street.

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