Saturday racing tips: Bets for Sandown, Ayr, Wolverhampton
Our tipster talks you through his each-way double and four Lucky 15 selections from the weekend racecards around the country.
13.50 – 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Sandown)
For the first tip of the day, I really like the chances of Harry Whittington’s THE DUBAI WAY .
The six-year-old is unbeaten so far with a perfect four wins from four, and was particularly impressive at Warwick when winning by a length at top weight of 12-7.
He travels incredibly well and Harry Bannister, who has ridden him to all of his victories so far, is the man in the saddle again.
Nicely handicapped here at 10-13, I think he’s a good each-way bet.
14.05 – Lincoln Trial Handicap (Wolverhampton)
Moving over to the All-Weather now and I like the chances of Richard Fahey’s CONSTANTINO .
Fahey’s five-year-old has been struggling for form, but was very impressive last time out at Lingfield with a great ride by Paul Hanagan.
He also holds another victory on the AW over one mile at Newcastle last summer and has four second-place finishes behind the likes of Chevallier and Flaming Spear.
He’s well handicapped in this field and looks a good each-way chance at this price.
14.25 – Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Sandown)
I tipped the late London Prize at 10/1 in this race last year so I’m hoping CALL ME LORD can do the honours on Saturday.
Trained by Nicky Henderson, the five-year-old has had a decent start over hurdles with three wins and two thirds.
He’s a two-time course-and-distance winner after triumphing in the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle last April and another handicap hurdle in January, with both of those victories coming by more than three lengths.
A decent performance last time out when finishing third in the Betway Kingwell Hurdle also gives me confidence, with the only concern how he will cope with top weight at 11-12 – though that didn't stop London Prize.
15.55 – Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Ayr)
Final tip of the day comes from Ayr and I’m going for last year’s winner of the race LOCHNELL to retain his prize.
The nine-year-old is incredibly experienced with 32 runs under his belt, 20 of which have been on this track, so there aren't many who know their way around the course better than him.
He’s won two from his last three on this course in convincing fashion but was disappointing in his last two over fences.
Back over hurdles here could be a wise decision and I think he’ll get the job done.
THE DUBAI WAY | CALL ME LORD
EACH-WAY LUCKY 15
THE DUBAI WAY | CONSTANTINO | CALL ME LORD | LOCHNELL