Fans of both codes have plenty to look forward to on Saturday with Newbury’s Flat card featuring the Group 3 bet365 Hackwood Stakes along with the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes. While at Market Rasen’s Summer Festival the main contest is the Grade 3 Betway Summer Plate Handicap Chase.
We will provide Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions for the three races mentioned, which are due to take place respectively at 3.00pm, 3.40pm and 2.40pm.
Our Tip for the 2.40pm at Market Rasen:
The Dr Richard Newland-trained Captain Tom Cat has been a revelation since switching to fences this season, winning all three starts by an aggregate of 52 lengths. However, it may be that the handicapper has now caught up with the mount of Sam Twiston-Davies who may be vulnerable to something further down the weights in this valuable handicap chase.
Since the race’s inception in 1995, the Peter Bowen stable has won an impressive six renewals and is represented on this occasion by both Francky Du Berlais and Lord Bryan, with the latter expected to prove best of the pair off bottom weight of 10st.
The 10-year-old was out of form somewhat last season but came back to something like his best when winning a trial for this race over course and distance last month. The mount of Sean Bowen, despite racing from 2lb out of the handicap, is fancied to give his trainer yet another victory in the race.
Our Tip for the 3.00pm at Newbury:
The betting for this Group 3 contest would suggest that the winner is likely to come from one of three horses – King’s Lynn, Tabdeeb and Diligent Harry. While it is hard to knock the chances of any of the trio, this 6f race may prove more open than the market would indicate.
The Richard Hannon-trained Happy Romance posted some excellent victories as a juvenile and looked to be close to reproducing that level of form when beaten just half a length at Sandown on the fillie’s most recent start.
It is Method, from the Martyn Meade stable, who gets the vote however as the mount of Tom Marquand returns to the scene of his most impressive performance, when winning the Listed bet365 Rose Bowl Stakes over course and distance 12 months ago.
There have been genuine excuses for the son of Mehmas’s four subsequent defeats, including Haydock’s heavy ground on his reappearance, in a race where the form has worked out incredibly well. While the colt could never get competitive in last week’s July Cup after missing the break.
At a double-figure price, Method can prove the value bet in an open race.
Our Tip for the 3.40pm at Newbury:
Despite a field of 22 runners this valuable sales race may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest. Unless those drawn low turn out to have a significant advantage, the finish is likely to concern two horses who ran well at Royal Ascot last month.
The Eve Johnson Houghton-trained Chipotle (drawn 20) ran out a convincing winner of the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes at the royal meeting and has to be respected. But the mount of David Probert may have to play second-fiddle to Vintage Clarets (drawn 22) from the Richard Fahey stable who are attempting to win this race for the fourth time in the last nine years.
After posting victories at Beverley and Ayr, Paul Hanagan’s mount ran a stormer to finish a close third in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes on his most recent start. The drop back to the minimum trip should not pose a problem for the son of Ardad who receives a handy 3lb from likely favourite Chipotle.
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