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The Best Horse Racing Tips for Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday


Once again Ascot have been unlucky with testing conditions almost certain for their Champions Day card on Saturday. While the ground may turn out to be responsible for one or more unexpected winners, a great afternoon of Horse Racing action is guaranteed.

Value, and the ability to cope with soft/heavy going, has to be paramount in an effort to find winners on the six-race card. We will provide Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions for the last three races on Champions Day, at 3.05pm, 3.40pm and 4.15pm.

Our Tip for the 3.05pm at Ascot:

The unbeaten Palace Pier looks sure to start a warm favourite for this Group 1 contest following wins at the highest level in Royal Ascot’s St James’s Palace Stakes and the Jacques le Marois at Deauville.

The son of Kingman faces a formidable rival in last year’s runner up The Revenant however, and with possible heavy ground holding no fears for the Francis-Henri Graffard-trained five-year-old, the son of Dubawi can take advantage of a light campaign (won on his only start of the season earlier this month at Longchamp) to lower the colours of the favourite.

Another horse who will relish the conditions is northern challenger Lord Glitters. The David O’Meara-trained grey, a 20/1 chance with 888Sport, can make the frame at a big price.

Our Tip for the 3.40pm at Ascot:

Three quarters of a length behind Magical in this race 12 months ago, the William Haggas-trained Addeybb looks the value bet of the race to gain revenge on Aidan O’Brien’s outstanding mare.

While the ground was described as soft last year, conditions could be even more testing on this occasion, a possibility which will suit Tom Marquand’s mount down to the ground.

The only time the Pivotal gelding has tasted defeat this year (won two Group 1’s in Australia during spring) was at the hands of fellow rival Lord North at Royal Ascot. The good ground at the royal meeting did not show the six-year-old at his best and the globetrotting contender is confidently expected to reverse that form on the ground.

Prix Du Jockey Club hero Mishriff is the other one to consider. While the Make Believe colt has won twice on heavy ground, Frankie Dettori’s mount may be vulnerable against a true mudlark like Addeybb.

Our Tip for the 4.15pm at Ascot:

In what looks a wide-open handicap, taking a short price about a horse may not appear to offer anything in the way of value. But in the Brian Meehan-trained Raaeq the one mile contest could contain a Group horse masquerading as a handicapper.

The Kingman colt ran out an easy winner of a competitive Sandown handicap last month. But it was his recent victory on the course which really caught the eye. The combination of 9st 12lb to carry and soft ground made no difference to the result as Jim Crowley’s mount strode home by a long-looking five lengths.

A 6lb penalty is unlikely to stop Raaeq following up, as the improving three-year-old will be 5lb well-in compared to his new mark. Cambridgeshire sixth Tempus should run well again, while best of those at a bigger price may be Alternative Fact from the Ed Dunlop stable, available at 20/1 with 888Sport.

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