Saturday racing tips: Best bets for Catterick, Newbury and Newmarket
Our tipster talks you through his top tips for the weekend meetings, with a boosted win double and four Lucky 15 selections.
Saturday’s racing at Ayr has been abandoned, which is a real shame.
Not to worry though, I’ve searched around the country and found some tips from Catterick, Newbury and Newmarket for you.
Here’s your weekend double and four picks to make up a lucky 15.
2.15 – Legacy Cup (Newbury)
It's tough to pick between a few here but I’m going to go for SECOND STEP .
Trained by Roger Charlton, this six-year-old has really been rejuvenated since the turn of the year with form reading (312-21).
He had a hard-fought win at Goodwood back in May where he pipped Saturday’s joint-favourite Desert Encounter and also won last time out at Windsor by 2½ lengths
Jamie Spencer seems to have been a contributing factor in this resurgence of form, having ridden his last six, and with him saddling again I think he looks a safe bet.
2.35 Cambridge Fillies’ Handicap (Newmarket)
Next tip comes in the 2.35pm Cambridge Fillies’ Handicap over at Newmarket.
Again, a decent case to be made for a lot of this field but I’m going for another from the Roger Charlton yard in CRIBBS CAUSEWAY.
She looks a really exciting filly and has won four out of her last five – two of them by over three lengths.
I’m a huge fan of Kieran Shoemark and with having been victorious two out of his three rides, I think this is a great bet.
2.50 – Group 2 (Newbury)
Next up is a tough Group 2 Stakes that was won by Harry Angel last year, so we could be set for another superstar in the making.
Invincible Army is the narrow favourite and comes into the race on the best form (214-221).
However, I’m going to go for ENJAZAAT .
Trained by Owen Burrows, this two-year-old has had a steady start with two wins from four – both wins by a combined total of 10 lengths.
Burrows and Jim Crowley have been in devastating form lately, including two decent wins this week at Sandown and Yarmouth, and I fancy that run to continue.
4.45 La Fille Rouge Handicap (Catterick)
Final tip comes from Catterick for the 4.45pm fillies handicap and the one that takes my fancy is MONACO ROSE.
She’s a gutsy and experienced four-year-old who has had some decent performances this year.
There's just been the one win, coming at Doncaster in May, but she has also had some decent-placed finishes at Chester over the past few months.
She’s a course and distance winner from April and, having been draw in the same stall (five) as last year’s winner, I think she’s the one to beat.