Saturday is full of top quality racing action from numerous fine venues across the whole of Great Britain.
The May Meeting continues at Ascot, Derby Trial Day goes ahead at Lingfield and Haydock host The Swinton Hurdle among some other fantastic racing.
Ascot Betting Tips
Hamelin is the 11/4 leading contender for the first race at Ascot and looks as though he will progress, although the ever-softening ground is a worry for him as well as a number of others in the race.
Glorious Protector is another worth strong consideration and the one that the ground is likely to suit is Ismail Mohammed’s Rhombus, who disappointed in the November Handicap last year.
The second race at Ascot is a very open one, with a number of the entries making appeal. Pether’s Moon is the favourite for Richard Hannon, despite being beat by Elidor in a handicap last time. Mich Channon’s four-year-old has the number one draw and is 10/1 now.
Area Fifty One is an interesting contender and can be backed at a nice price of 13/2 with Bet Victor, whilst Cap O’Rushes, Harris Tweed and Kelinni all warrant respect.
I am personally a big fan of RIBBONS, who finished second to a nice type over 1m last time and should run well again in the third race at Ascot. Feedyah is another that will challenge the 2/1 favourite, as is Majestic Queen.
The Victoria Cup is lined up to be a fantastic renewal and the first that stands out is Ayaar for Luca Cumani. He won four races over 7 for Channon and can improve for this at decent odds of 16/1 with Bet Victor.
Don’t Call Me, Heaven’s Guest and Gramercy are three at big prices that I fancy to run well and are all worth a small bet.
Haydock Betting Tips
The Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle at Haydock is a tricky one for punters, with market leader Vibrato Valtat a best price of 11/2 with Bet Victor. He finished third in the Imperial Cup and has very strong claims. Dubawi Island is another who should run well for Venetia Williams and is bidding to maintain an unbeaten record in this.
Dolatulo represents good value at a big price in the first, Active Spirit should run well in the second at Haydock and Lockwood looks a good bet in the 16:05.
Lingfield Betting Tips
Sudden Wonder should run a big race in the 14:55 at Lingfield whilst Soviet Rock sets the standard following his fine third at Epsom. Dalayna is an interesting contender in the Group 3 at 16:00 and YOURARTISONFIRE is another extremely exciting entry.
BETS OF THE DAY:
RIBBONS @ 2/1