UK horse racing tips on Saturday – Best bets for each of the day’s racing fixtures

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UK horse racing tips on Saturday 5 June

A busy day of horse racing action takes place on Saturday with seven fixtures heading to post and we’ve picked out our UK horse racing tips and best bets at each meeting.

This Saturday promises to be a enthralling afternoon of racing action with a busy schedule of racemeetings heading to post across the UK where seven fixtures take place including the second day of racing at Epsom for Epsom Derby day featuring the colts’ Classic as the highlight of the day.

Further flat racing in the afternoon comes from Doncaster and Musselburgh, while there is also jumps racing in the afternoon from Hexham and Worcester. Meanwhile the evening racing action comes on the flat at Chepstow and Lingfield on turf.

We’ve looked over all the day’s racing action across the UK and have picked out our UK horse racing tips on Saturday for each meeting.


2:20 Worcester – Equine And Canine Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-120) 2m7f

FURIUS DE CIERGES has shown improved form since undergoing wind surgery, winning at Sedgefield back in February and resuming winning ways at Stratford in April.

In between those victories the Lord Du Sud gelding finsihed third at Newcastle and his latest effort also saw him in the frame when crossing the line in third at Bangor latest behind Loch Gaman Aris who has won again since to boost the form.

Quicker ground is no problem and Olly Greenall’s charge can race from the same mark so another big run looks likely with Harry Skelton up and there’s be little surprise in seeing him going close here.

UK horse racing tips on Saturday. Harry Skelton can ride a winner at Worcester.

UK horse racing tips on Saturday. Harry Skelton can ride a winner at Worcester.

2:30 Doncaster – Visit Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 1m4f

END RESULT progressed well last term, twice finishing runner-up before getting off the mark at Newbury in the mud, beating Moonlight In Paris and the Nathaniel filly was far from disgraced when finishing third on her reappearance at Newbury last month.

David Elsworth’s charge was slow away from the stalls and she hung badly to her left late on suggesting she’d come on for that run.

That form has been franked since and this extra yardage could unlock another level of improvement so she could hold solid claims of getting back to winning ways here.

2:35 Epsom – Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored By Cazoo) (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m½f

STATEMENT possibly just found the competition too much when finishing eighth in the 1000 Guineas, but Martyn Meade’s charge had found only Alcohol Free too good on her reappearance at Newbury the time before in the Fred Darling Stakes and the Lawman filly can get back to winning ways here.

A Newbury winner last term in heavy ground he has shown no issue on the quicker ground this term and she’s still relatively unexposed after her two runs so far.

She raced keenly at Newmarket in the fillies’ Classic which wouldn’t have helped her chances and she’s capable of better so could be worth chancing to bounce back returned to a more suitable grade.

2:40 Hexham – Beginners’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (5yo+) 3m

FITZROY showed some useful form over hurdles, making the frame in four of six starts in that discipline last term but bettering those efforts when making a winning breakthrough at Market Rasen in April on his reappearance.

Olly Murphy’s charge shaped with promise on her first try over fences at Perth last month, finding only a useful sort too good when finishing runner-up and beaten around five lengths and he should have learned plenty for that experience.

He didn’t jump well early but improved in that area as the race unfolded and the softer ground possibly didn’t suit; but he could do better in this sphere now he’s on better ground and he’s had a spin over fences so further progress can’t be ruled out and he can open his account at the second attempt.

UK horse racing tips on Saturday. Olly Murphy can saddle a winner at Hexham.

3:25 Musselburgh – Racing TV Edinburgh Cup Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 1m4½f

DHUSHAN could take plenty of beating here and William Haggas’ charge can make the journey north from Newmarket worthwhile.

The Sea The Stars colt has got better with each run, twice finishing runner-up before getting off the mark at the third attempt with victory at Haydock in April when beating Geremia in a novice when stepped up to this trip.

He was impressive there in justifying very cramped odds and there could be more to come from him as he steps into handicaps from a potentially lenient opening mark of 85. Given he was touted as a possible Derby horse earlier in the season he could well make a mockery of that mark here and with further improvement to come he ought to go very close.

3:50 Hexham – Richard Grummitt Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-115) 3m

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL got off the mark over fences when successful over course and distance back in October and Lucinda Russell’s charge could get back to winning ways here.

The Mahler gelding finished third in two subsequent outings but went off the boil thereafter although he ran better than the bare result when fourth here in March behind Real Armani and he turned in another solid run over this course and distance latest when finding only Dolly Dancer too strong.

A subsequent winner has come out of that race and racing from the same mark here he can again make his presence felt at a track where he’s building up a fair record.

4:00 Musselburgh – Every Race Live On RacingTV Maggie Dickson Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f

Jessica Harrington sends ZAFFY’S PRIDE on a long journey to Musselburgh and the trip can be made worthwhile with the Pride OF Dubai filly taking this valuable Listed prize back to Kildare.

A dual-winner on the Dundalk all-weather surface last term which included a Listed contest she turned in a couple of good efforts on turf this term, finishing fourth and runner-up in successive Group Three starts at Leoparstown and the Curragh prior to disappointing in the Irish 1000 Guineas where she failed to beat a rival.

She did have an excuse there as she raced far too keenly and probably didn’t handle the heavy ground; but back on a quicker surface and returning to seven furlongs in calmer waters she could quickly bounce back.

Her previous form sets a good standard and she can resume winning ways here where she could prove a tough nut to crack.

UK horse racing tips on Saturday. Jessica Harrington has a rare runner at Musselburgh in the Listed feature race.

UK horse racing tips on Saturday. Jessica Harrington has a rare runner at Musselburgh in the Listed feature race.

5:15 Epsom – Northern Dancer Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m4f

SOTO SIZZLER has won two of his three starts over this course and distance and the Mastercraftsman gelding made the frame when beaten here in April where he was giving 10lbs to the reopposing Group One Power.

David Menuisier’s charge possibly found the longer trip against him next time at Newmarket, fading to finish last of seven having gone for home a good way out.

He could yet do better here back over this course and distance and he’s better off at the weights with Andrew Balding’s rival as the pair clash again. That one has been beaten since however at Ascot although this better ground will suit both horses.

He should get more of a lead this time which could also show him in a better light and it would be no surprise to see him more competitive this time around at a venue which clearly suits him well.

6:15 Lingfield – Get Hugh Taylor’s Tips On Fillies’ Novice Stakes Cl5 (3yo+) 7f

RIKNNAH stepped up on a promising debut fourth at Newmarket in April to get off the mark over this trip on the tapeta at Wolverhampton last month and with further improvement anticipated Simon Crisford’s charge can win again.

The form of her debut run was boosted when the runner-up won next time while the fifth has also won since and the Shamardal filly ran out quite a comfortable winner when last seen, beating Retrouvailles readily.

There could be better to come from her and Mark Crehan takes off a very handy 3lbs so every chance she can make her presence felt here and add to her winning tally back on turf.

7:30 Chepstow – Shadow Rigging Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-60) 7f

MOSTALLIM got back to winning ways when successful at Brighton late last month and Michael Appleby’s charge can follow up here.

Also a winner at Wolverhampton in February he largely ran well in defeat in between those successes including when third at Brighton in April and he struck under this rider latest when beating Bayamon Belle there by a neck.

He did well there given he was drawn wide and away from the pace so it was a creditable effort and he’s only 2lbs higher here so ought to well again under his young rider who has partnered the Basted Breath gelding to both his career wins.