Our Saturday tipping returns! After last weekend we bagged 5/1, 4/1 and 15/8 winners we are hoping for further glory from today’s racing. Make sure you keep an eye out for our bumper coverage coming from Royal Ascot.
1:35 Musselburgh – Shobrom (9/2)
We tipped a 9/2 winner for Richard Fahey last weekend with Megan Lilly, and we’re hoping to repeat that success with Shobrom in the opener. This maiden wasn’t beaten too far last time out, and looks good enough to take this open maiden contest.
2:20 York – Mazyoun (10/1)
A nice three-year-old for Hugo Palmer who has been unfortunate in recent runs. He’s been carrying a big mark in handicaps and goes against older opposition in a bid to strike for the second time in his career. He’s going off a lovely racing weight at York, and goes from a good draw.
3:30 York – Ekhtiyaar (7/2)
Roger Varian couldn’t praise this horse enough after he battled on to win narrowly at Newmarket last time OUT. The three-year-old didn’t handle Newmarket’s dip, yet still picked up well to gain success at HQ. He’s never finished outside the top two and can continue that form in this valuable contest.
3:35 Bath – Midhmaar (3/1)
Midhmaar has run very well in good handicaps this season and deserves to get his head in front at Bath this afternoon. He’s bumped into the likes of George William, GK Chesterton so excuses can be made for him in both fourth place efforts this season. In a weaker race he gets the verdict.
4:25 Sandown – Intrepidly (13/8)
A very nice colt for Jeremy Noseda making his first start as a three-year-old. He won well at Kempton when last seen and Ryan Moore stays with him for this afternoon’s test. He looks like a solid improver, and could be too good in this handicap.
4:40 York – Arblet (2/1)
“He’s a Dark Angel colt that I think will run fairly soon. He’s a son of Miss Beatrix, who won the Moyglare. He’s ticking a lot of boxes at the moment, and he should run in about two or three weeks’ time. We are looking forward to getting him to the racecourse.” – Hugo Palmer
Hugo Palmer told us his thoughts in his exclusive ‘five to follow’ for Hit The Front. Making his debut against more experienced horses is never an easy ask, but he’s bred well and the reports from home are very positive. There is big danger but it’s hard to excuse his brilliant pedigree.
5:15 York – Harbour Grey (7/1)
Representing Richard Hannon is Harbour Grey, who shaped like a promising sort when winning narrowly at Doncaster on her penultimate start. The three-year-old didn’t deal with conditions at this track on the next start, and has to be fancied to return to winning ways back on quick ground.
7:10 Leicester – Moonwise (3/1)
A nice filly for Ralph Beckett who broke her maiden on the second time of asking at Carlisle. She will improve on the step back to six furlongs, and has shown plenty of speed on her two racecourse appearences. She’s bred nicely and is certainly better than her mark of 79 suggests.
8:20 Lingfield – Margherita (10/11)
Roger Varian and Silvestre De Sousa team up with Margherita who has finished third on all of her previous three visits to the racecourse. She can finally break her maiden, after only being touched off last time out against some improving prospects.