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Racing fun on TV

The government may have got their deal by offering a crumb or two the Liberal Democrats way. But the tips below will give you a great deal more that you’ll get out of the budget settlement!

Although all our budgets took a hit last week with only one winner and no placed horses. It was our worse results since starting this Saturday racing blog. This week we’ll have to raise our game.

Again it’s the terrestrial television racing that is followed and these are at two meetings, Newbury and Newcastle. Both offer some really good races and there will be plenty of excitement and my guess some upset of favourites.

Newbury

2:05 Sportingbet Intermediate Hurdle (Limited Handicap) (Registered as the Gerry Feilden Hurdle) (Listed) Cl1 2m110yds

The in-form horse is Empire Levant but odds are low so the question is which horse could give you a better return esach way and Azari could just do it for you

Newcastle

2:20 Stanjames.com fighting fifth hurdle Grade 1 Cl1 (4yo+)

Overturn is fit an raring to go Binocular is a top horse but just seems to let you down when you think it’s in the bag

Newbury

2:35 Sportingbet Long distance hurdle Grade 2 Cl1 (4yo+) 3m110y

Big Buck’s unlikely to be beaton but obviously it is reflected in odds so Pettifour each way. Back the two with Big Buck’s for a win only

3:10 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase (Handicap) Grade 3 Cl1 (4yo+) 3m2f110y

Sarando as an each way bet Great Endeavour for win

Newcastle

3:30 At The Races rehearsal chase (Handicap) (Listed) Cl 1 (4yo+) 3m

Ashfield’s dream is another each way bet although Hey Big Spender will be fancied

Newbury

3:45 Sportingbet Handicap chase Cl2 (4yo+) 2m4f

Osric each way Coup Royale has the pace but his jumping is all over the place.

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