Saturday Horse Racing Racing Tips
ITV are certainly showing some great racing this week and on Saturday they’re showing the best of the racing from Ascot and Lingfield, including the Lingfield Oaks Trial and the Lingfield Derby Trial. The Geek has five TV Tips for you.
Aidan O’Brien always has to be feared in these Classic Trials but it could be worth taking on his likely favourite Flattering with Cecchini from the Ralph Beckett stable. Beckett has trained two of the last five winners of this race and also used it as a stepping stone for his 2008 Oaks winner Look Here who finished second in the race. Beckett is never one to ask too much of his horse first time out and, with his previous winners not having won until their second and third starts, it’s interesting that Cecchini was good enough to win at the first time of asking.
Cecchini win @ 6.00 Bet365
Three of Aidan O’Brien’s four winners of the Lingfield Derby Trial in the last ten years won here having not won their last starts and it was no surprise that Kew Gardens could only finish third on his reappearance over 9-furlongs having already won at 10-furlongs as a two-year-old. He may be suited to even further than this 1 mile 1 furlong and 133 yards in time but even the step up to this trip is expected to bring about enough improvement for him to win this, unless one of the unexposed runners takes a big step forward.
Kew Gardens win @ 2.38 Betway
Mirage Dancer has 5lb to find with the likely favourite Barsanti but, at the age of four, he has more room for improvement than the six-year-old. He’s also trained by Sir Michael Stoute who has a great reputation for getting older horses to improve. Like the last three winners, he also comes here without a prep run, whilst the prices of the last three winners have ranged from 3/1 to 8/1. William Buick also looks an interesting first-time jockey booking.
Mirage Dancer win @ 5.50 PaddyPower
Tribute Act looks a nice stats-fit for this fillies’ handicap as she’s a four-year-old just like six of the last seven winners. Winners have also been rated between 82 and 92 and a mark of 90 may underestimate her judged on how unlucky she was over 7-furlongs here on her last run of last season when she was hampered early on before just failing to catch the winner. William Buick again looks a positive first-time booking.
Tribute Act each-way @ 8.00 PaddyPower
Gilgamesh would be a typical winner of the Victoria Cup. The majority of recent winners have typically been 4-year-olds rated between 85 and 94 who have been asked to carry less than 9-0 having had a prep run. The last four winners have also come from high-numbered stalls so a draw in stall 23 looks ideal. Jockey David Egan is also great value for his 3lb claim and that 3lb, theoretically, means that Gilgamesh is only 2lb higher than when winning over this trip at Redcar last season.
Gilgamesh each-way @ 26.00 Bet365