There may not be any Premier League football this weekend, but Saturday features quality racing across the country - particularly at Ascot and Haydock.

Here are five picks from the two courses, including a tasty each-way punt.

Ice Slice can cool off competition in the Albert Bartlett Handicap

We begin at Ascot in the 2.40pm Albert Bartlett handicap, where 18 contest the field.

In-form Firmament will be one of the favourites having won three from his previous five, however the one to keep your eye on here is Ice Slice.

Trained by James Eustace, the five-year-old has been in exceptional form in 2016, winning five from his eight rides.

Most of which have all been over 1m so it will be interesting to see how he copes with the drop to 7f.

Ryan Tate is the man on board and has always produced promising rides, winning five - with one third-placed finish - from his seven rides.

Despite not riding at Ascot before,  should still hold some value here.

Labyrinth can be a Royal winner in the Fillies’ handicap

Next up we skip to the 4.45pm Fillies’ handicap, where The Queen will be hoping for a Royal winner from Labyrinth.

Last year’s winner Light And Shade is back to try and repeat that triumph, but Sir Michael Stoute’s three-year-old looks the best of the lot here.

He was a very impressive runner-up at Newmarket in July under Ryan Moore, and finally got off the mark at Salisbury at the start of August.

She is drawn in stall eight on Saturday, which was the winning draw last year, and also has less weight than the majority of the field.

The distance required is 1m, which she won over at Salisbury, so 5/2 looks a good price here.

Convey looking to get back to winning ways in the Superior Mile Stakes

Moving over to Haydock for the 3.00pm Superior Mile Stakes, with nine entered in the Group 3.

This could be another winner for Sir Michael Stoute as Convey is the favourite to claim the win, after a winner over this distance at Pontefract in July and a close second at Goodwood last Sunday.

Andrea Atzeni is a jockey in form and could be the perfect man to guide this  shot home.

Keep your eyes on the ever-present Gabrial though.

The seven-year-old is among the best Richard Fahey has trained, and produces consistent rides nearly every weekend.

A course and distance winner - albeit three years ago -  could be solid each-way value.

The Tin Man has the credentials to claim the Sprint Cup

Next up is probably the standout race of the day – the 4.30pm Spring Cup Stakes.

This Group 1 features the likes of Limato, Magical Memory and Sole Power among many proven over 6f.

However, the one that looks good here is James Fanshawe’s The Tin Man.

Five career wins from a possible nine, including a very dominant performance last time out at Newbury, means that he has all the credentials to take the prize.

He had a poor run in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, having not settled that day, but responded terrifically at Newbury in July.

The main worry will come from Henry Candy’s Limato, but at  it still looks well worth backing.

Richard Fahey could have a great chance in the 3.30pm handicap

If you’re after a race to pick up some each-way value then look no further than the 3.30 handicap at Haydock.

Rob Beckett’s Magic Circle will be among the favourites, having won over 1m 6f and comes into the race in exceptional form.

However with four entered, Richard Fahey should have a good chance here.

The best of his quartet is possibly Gabrial’s Star.

The seven-year-old has looked back to his best in his last four rides, notching up two places and one win.

Already proven over this distance, and with in-form jockey Franny Norton looking to add to his impressive array of winners this season,  looks a great each-way punt.

Lucky 15:

Ice Slice 16/1 | Labyrinth 5/2 | Convey 5/1 | The Tin Man 15/2 |

A £1 Lucky 15 (£15 total stake) returns £5,385.50*



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