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Alan Kelly’s ITV Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 2nd July

Horse racing tips for all seven races shown on ITV this Saturday afternoon.

Coral Eclipse betting tips

A tremendous day of horse racing action from Sandown Park and Haydock Park, the feature race at the Esher racecourse being the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at 3.35pm.

Over at Haydock we have a fascinating bet365 Lancashire Oaks at 2.40pm, while the bet365 Old Newton Cup at 3.15pm is, as ever, a fiercely competitive mile and a half handicap.

“Tip of the Day” - Native Trail (3.35pm Sandown) - 10/3 with William Hill

In a race which could turn into a tactical affair, this season’s Irish 2000 Guineas winner could be the one to benefit most and can take this historic Group 1 contest for the Classic generation.

1.50pm Sandown. 5f

Luck in running could play a part regarding which horse comes out on top in this open Group 3 sprint. It is hard to rule out completely any of the eight runners. But granted a clear passage, hold-up performer ARECIBO will be one of the last to lay down his challenge and if the mount of Sean Levey gets the rub of the green from his draw in stall seven, the seven-year-old could pinch the race close home.

Beaten a neck in this race 12 months ago, Robert Cowell’s charge ran better than his finishing position would indicate behind runaway winner Nature Strip in Royal Ascot’s King’s Stand Stakes and is more than capable of winning at this level when things drop right.

2.05pm Haydock. 1m 6f

The lightly-raced SEA KING has the look of a typical late improver stepped up in distance for the shrewd Sir Mark Prescott stable.

The three-year-old had four runs as a juvenile, beating only one home at Haydock on his debut after looking very green. The son of Sea The Stars must have been showing something at home however to be sent off the 2/1 joint favourite.

Beaten less than three lengths by subsequent Irish Derby winner Westover on his second outing, Sea King ended his two-year-old campaign with a victory on Newcastle’s Tapeta surface.

Reappearing over 1m 4f at Doncaster towards the back end of April, Luke Morris’s mount had little trouble in beating his four rivals and should improve further over this extra two furlongs before stepping up in class as the season progresses.

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Alan's Tip

2.05pm Haydock

Sir Mark Prescott's Sea King could be dangerous over this extended trip


At 3/1 a £10 bet would return £40

2.05 Haydock

July 02, 2022

2:05 pm BST

2.25pm Sandown. 1m

With a rating of 93, the Grant Tuer-trained Lion Tower may, in the great scheme of things, be nothing more than a decent handicapper. But if horses were measured by their consistency, the mount of Sam James would have few peers.

The six-year-old simply doesn’t know how to run a bad race and is reluctantly passed over for this one mile handicap in favour of Royal Hunt Cup fifth SINJAARI.

Since winning the John Smith’s Cup at York in 2020, when in the care of William Haggas, the gelding has failed to break his duck for current connections in five starts for Harry & Roger Charlton.

Those were all in seriously competitive contests however and a reproduction of his run at the royal meeting should be good enough for the mount of Kieran Shoemark to open his account for the season.

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Alan's Tip

2.25pm Sandown

Sinjaari can open his account for the season under the hands of Kieren Shoemark


At 11/4 a £10 bet would return £37.50

2.25 Sandown

July 02, 2022

2:25 pm BST

2.40pm Haydock. 1m 4f

Free Wind made tremendous progress towards the back-end of last year, winning Group races at Deauville and Doncaster and looks a good prospect for the months ahead. The daughter of Galileo has not been seen for 10 months however and could be vulnerable on her reappearance.

After opening her account at Wolverhampton back in April, the form of STAY ALERT’s second in a Newbury Listed race received a boost when the winner, Nashwa, went on to claim the French Oaks. Josephine Gordon’s mount went one better back at the Berkshire track last month in beating a highly-regarded William Haggas filly, with the rest of the field well beaten off.

The Hughie Morrison-trained daughter of Fastnet Rock can only improve upon what she has already achieved and can prove the each-way value in this excellent renewal.

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Alan's Tip

2.40pm Haydock

Hughie Morrison's Stay Alert looks good each way value


At 8/1 a £10 bet would return £90

2.40 Haydock

July 02, 2022

2:40 pm BST

3.00pm Sandown. 1m

Despite stepping up into Listed company after winning the Sandringham at Royal Ascot, it is easy to imagine the unbeaten Richard Hannon-trained filly HEREDIA (Nb) being much better than a handicapper.

While the daughter of Dark Angel faces some decent rivals in this fillies’ one mile contest, none possess the scope of Sean Levey’s mount, one exception possibly being Grande Dame from the John & Thady Gosden stable.

Ryan Moore’s mount seemed to have her limitations exposed in the Coronation Stakes at the royal meeting however and will need to put that run behind her if she is to pose a serious threat to the market leader.

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Alan Kelly's Next Best

3.00pm Sandown

Richard Hannon's Heredia should take all the beating


At 11/8 a £10 bet would return £23.75

3.00 Sandown

July 02, 2022

3:00 pm BST

3.15pm Haydock. 1m 4f

This valuable mile and a half handicap revolves around the William Haggas-trained Gaassee who will attempt to take his winning-run to five following victories at Chester, Newcastle and Kempton last year and York on his reappearance.

The Sea The Stars colt could well be better than a handicapper but the form of that race on the Knavesmire has taken a few knocks and off a 7lb higher mark it could pay to look elsewhere for an each-way value alternative.

At a big price and with bookmakers going five or even six places, it could pay to take a chance on the Iain Jardine-trained RAVENSCRAIG CASTLE (Longshot) and jockey Andrew Mullen. Beaten only half a length in the Melrose Handicap at last season’s Ebor Festival at York, the Nathaniel gelding has been performing consistently well since then, apart from when failing to settle on the Knavesmire last month.

A close fourth at Ayr on his most recent start, the four-year-old is more than capable of going close at a huge price.

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Alan Kelly's Longshot

3.15pm Haydock

The consistent Ravenscraig Castle could go close at a big price


At 25/1 a £10 bet would return £260

3.15 Haydock

July 02, 2022

3:15 pm BST

3.35pm Sandown. 1m 2f

A cracking renewal of the great race, the only negative being the fact that with a field of six outstanding performers and no pacemaker in the race, tactics are likely to play a significant role.

I can’t believe that impressive French Derby winner Vadeni will get the decent pace Christophe Soumillon’s mount appreciated at Chantilly. With that in mind, Irish 2000 Guineas hero NATIVE TRAIL could be the one to benefit on the Godolphin colt’s first attempt at this mile and a quarter trip.

William Buick’s mount has suffered only one defeat to date when runner-up to stablemate Coroebus in the first Classic of the season and can chalk one down to the three-year-old generation in a fascinating renewal.

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Alan Kelly's Nap Of The Day

3.35pm Sandown

Alan is making Godolphin's Native Trail his nap bet in the Coral Eclipse


At 10/3 a £10 bet would return £43.33

3.35 Sandown

July 02, 2022

3:35 pm BST

* Odds correct at the time of writing. Subject to changes.

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