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Saturday’s horsing tips.

Again the races followed are on the telly. Last week the predictions produced 4 winners, a 2nd and and only one that failed. A very healthy return.

Lets hope this Saturday sees the same form kept up.

My selections are below, remember to back each way on 7/1 and above and it might be worth doing a double combination bet on very low odds.

May the luck be with you.


13:55 Shawbrook Bank Graduation Chase, 4yo plus, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2

Aerial seems to be ripe for showing he’s got more to offer Giorgio Quercus should do better at this distance

2:30  Lough Derg Long Walk Hurdle (Grade 1) 4yo plus, 3m 1f, Class 1

I can’t see any other horse in the race doing over Big Buck’s trained P F Nicholls and ridden by Ruby Walsh. The odds will be pretty low so I shall use it as a base for a double.

15:05 GL Events Owen Brown Silver Cup Handicap Chase (Listed), 4yo plus, 3m, Class 1

Duc De Regniere or The Minack has never really shown its potential but this could be the start of a run

15:35 Ladbroke (Listed Handicap Hurdle), 4yo plus, 2m, Class 1

Brampour was good on flat but has not got used to hurdles it takes a while this could be the start or Sailors Warn

Haydock Park

14:10 Maxilead Metals Supports Alder Hey Imagine Appeal Handicap Hurdle (3yo+ Class 2, 2m 4f,

Zanir or Pateese

14:45 Maxilead Metals Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase 4yo+, Class 2, 3m

Wymott  should find the conditions suit and has alwys been regarded as a good chaser in the making or The Sawyer

15:20 Maxilead Metalss Face It Make Up ‘Fixed Brush’ Novices Hurdle 4yo+, Class 4 2m 4f

Highland Lodge or Diocles


Cheltenham tips

It was an interesting day’s racing in Cheltenham today when I was kindly invited along by friends from the BBC. Two winners helped to make it even more enjoyable. Those that threw caution to the wind and went for the names did a great deal better than those like myself that try a more scientific approach. It just shows that knowledge may mitigate heavy losses but can often be bettered by lady luck.

Not much time to give reasons for my selections for Cheltenham on Saturday but these are the ones where my money goes.

12.10 Hinterland

12.45 Mosseley

1.20 Astracad

1.55 Rev it up

2.30 Quantativeeasing

3.05 Grandouet

3.35 Oscar Whisky


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.


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


2:20 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


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


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


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

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