Thursday ITV Racing tips – TV best bets at Newmarket and Carlisle

Thursday ITV Racing tips and best bets. Live TV tips at Newmarket and Carlisle.Thursday ITV Racing tips and best bets. Live TV tips at Newmarket and Carlisle.

Thursday ITV Racing tips and best bets

The ITV Racing cameras are back in action in midweek with the best of day one from the Newmarket July Festival which kicks off on Thursday and we’ve picked out our ITV Racing tips for every live race on the card.

There is some classy horse racing action going to post on Thursday as the July Festival meeting gets underway with the first of three top-class days of racing action on the flat.

Ed Chamberlain and the team will have five races in all on Thursday – four from Newmarket and one from Carlisle – and they will be on hand throughout the afternoon with their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the televised racing including the feature Group Two Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes.

We’ve looked over the Thursday live TV schedule to pick out our ITV Racing tips for every race to be shown live on the afternoon’s broadcast.


1:50 Newmarket – Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m5f

YIBIR has stamina to prove over this longer trip but it might be worth chancing the Dubawi gelding to find some improvement for the stiffer test and Charlie Appleby’s charge can get back on the scoresheet.

Progressive as a juvenile where he won twice at up to one mile he has taken his form up a notch this campaign over middle distancves, finishing a close third to subsequent Epsom Derby winner Alenquer on his return at Sandown before running better than the bare result at Chester next time in the Dee Stakes.

The Godolphin runner ran well again in defeat latest when beaten into second by Lone Eagle in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood, shaping as if he might be worth a try over this longer trip.

That represents solid form given the winner went close to winning the Irish Derby and if he finds some improvement stepping up in trip then there’d be no surprise in seeing him going well here and he could resume winning ways with the better surface in his favour.

ITV Racing tips. Charlie Appleby can saddle a winner on the card at Newmarket live on TV.

ITV Racing tips. Charlie Appleby can saddle a winner on the card at Newmarket live on TV.

2:05 Carlisle – OEE “Making The Best Better” EBF Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 6f

GOMETRA GINTY has won three of her last four starts since returning from a break, latterly scoring over seven furlongs here last month with a defeat of Candescence and Keith Dalgleish’s charge can strike again to bring up a run of three straight wins.

The Morpheus mare made most of the running in that latest win, winning a shade cosily despite the narrow margin of victory and the runner-up did little harm to the form next time with another silver medal finish.

The selection has won twice here including at this distance and she’s unexposed over sprint trips having largely campaigned over further. A 4lbs rise in the weights applies a little more pressure but she has been rated higher in the past and arriving in winning form she looks worth sticking with taking on rivals who have found getting their head in front to be a difficult task lately.

2:25 Newmarket – Tattersalls July Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f

It might be worth siding with ELDRICK JONES to shed his maiden tag at the third attempt having ran a screamer in the Coventry Stakes and Roger Fell’s charge can make it third time lucky here.

The Cotai Glory colt had narrowly failed to land a gamble on debut at Thirsk last month where he was denied only by a nose behind Tareekh and both the winner and third from that race have won since.

He was then thrust into the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot where he found only one too good again despite racing on the unfavoured far side and a line through the fourth horse home matches him closely on form with Project Dante.

Further improvement can be anticipated from Roger Fell’s charge who can make his presence felt here with a breakthrough victory.

3:00 Newmarket – Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 6f

POPMASTER is worth another chance having ran better than the bare result at Ascot latest in the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes during the Royal Meeting where he finished eighth although he wasn’t helped by having been drawn on the wrong side of the track and racing up the centre which proved a graveyard for horses’ chances in the first few days.

That was the first time Ed Walker’s charge had failed to make the frame having placed in all three starts earlier in the season and going unbeaten in two runs as a juvenile last term on the all-weather.

The Gutaifan gelding had finished just a half-length third to Rohaan on his reappearance at Lingfield in March and that form has certainly been working out given the subsequent exploits of the winner and he’s since been beaten only a neck and a nose in his other runs.

He’s been eased 2lbs in the ratings following his Ascot run where the ground also might not have suited him and he could fare better this time around if bouncing back from that lesser run returning to a quicker surface.

ITV Racing tips. Trainer Ed Walker can saddle a Newmarket winner on ITV Racing.

ITV Racing tips. Trainer Ed Walker can saddle a Newmarket winner on ITV Racing.

3:35 Newmarket – Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f

AL AASY showed improved form last term, winning twice before disappointing behind Mogul at Goodwood on his final run, but the Sea The Starts colt has progressed again this term to win two of his three starts which include the Al Rayyan Stakes at Newbury and he was last seen being beaten only a neck by Pyledriver at Epsom in the Coronation Cup.

William Haggas’ charge travelled like the winner that day but was outbattled by the tenacious victor having got to the front briefly in the last furlong before being worn down late and the front two pulled clear of the remainder.

Both is wins last term came at this venue including in the Bahrain Trophy at this meeting twelve months ago and he can resume winning ways returning to this track where he comes out best at the weights.

He ought to make his presence felt here and he should prove a tough nut to crack as he bids to resume the winning trend.