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Saturday’s ITV Racing Betting Tips & Predictions (08/08/20)

Newmarket races tips

This weekend’s ITV Racing tips come from Ascot, Haydock and Newmarket and Henry has picked out a selection in each race for this week. Below you will find a quick preview of each race and the best bet to place.

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1:50 Ascot

The 1:50 from Ascot is the opener for the ITV coverage and it is a a 6f handicap contest. The current market leader is Highland Dress who does bring strong handicap form to the table.

The horse I like is THEOTHERSIDE. This horse is a lot more unexposed than the favourite and I was impressed with her last time out winning well at Newmarket. I think she’ll continue to progress and the 7lb raise might not be enough to stop her here. She knows how to win as she’s won 3 of her 5 starts. The Hannon team are in fine fettle too.

 

2:05 Haydock

We’re off to Haydock next and it’s Listed action in which Veracious heads the market at 4/5. Festive Star won well last time and may prove to be the one to serve it up to the favourite as she’s certainly unexposed.

However, I do like VERACIOUS here as she is the class act in the field and the rest of the field don’t look to be at her level. She often needs her first run which is a small concern but she’s had a wind operation ahead of this season opener and I think she’ll win all be it in a grind.

 

2:25 Ascot

The 2:25 race is a 1m Class 2 handicap race and it looks wide open on paper.

The horse I like is VIA SERENDIPITY EW. This horse looked good last season running well on numerous occasions which included a couple of victories. He has been really poor since his last win but he has slipped right down in the weights. The horse has now moved to the Charlie Fellowes tard and hopefully that can spark him back to life here.

 

2:40 Haydock

The feature at Haydock comes up next and it is the Rose Of Lancaster Stakes over 1m2f.

I like the favourite here GLOBAL GIANT NB who won a decent little race last time out at Newbury. He seems to be improving all the time for John Gosden and him and Dettori can team up here for another victory on a Saturday. Zaaki will prove to be the danger I feel and can chase the selection home.

 

3:00 Ascot

We’re back to Ascot next and it’s another handicap to get stuck into but this time it’s over the lengthy distance of 2m. Australis heads the market after a fine 2nd in the Northumberland Plate. Up 6lb for that but sure  to play a a part.

I like KALOOR here. Kaloor was staying on strongly over 1m6f from off the pace last time out and this step up in trip looks the right move. Trainer David Menueseir is in cracking form over the last couple of weeks and him and Jim Crowley can team up for a nice win here.

 

3:20 Newmarket

For the only time this afternoon we head to Newmarket for the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes over 7f.

I like FLY MISS HELEN NAP here for the Hannon team. The horse was backed off the boards on debut and stayed on strongly to win going away there. Bound to improve for that debut and bound to improve for the step up from 6f to 7f Fly Miss Helen will prove very tough to beat here.

 

3:35 Ascot

The finale on ITV today is a Class 2 handicap. Course and distance winner Look Closely heads the market and won well last time out.

The horse I like is CARODOC who has always threatened to win a decent handicap like this. Two runs this season should have him at peak fitness for this third start and his only run over this trip produced a very good 3rd in a decent race at York. Tudhope takes the ride and I think he’ll drop Carodoc in here and come with a late burst. Hopefully timed to perfection to round off a good day for us.

 

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