Whilst Ascot takes centre stage on Saturday as it plays host to the Shergar Cup, there is a top quality card at Haydock with the feature race being the Group 3 Rose Of Lancaster Stakes. Here we take a look at some of the live Channel 4 races providing some best bets for the day.
2.20 Haydock – Betfred “Better Prices On Goals Galore” Handicap (Class 2) 1m2f95y
E/W Selection: LABARINTO @ 7/1 with Betfred
Labarinto came on for his seasonal reappearance at the Royal meeting with a much improved effort at Goodwood on his latest start. He is clearly a bit of a quirky character but has plenty of talent and was running on to good effect in the latter part of the race. That was a competitive race and a 1lb rise is unlikely to make a difference. With Ryan Moore on board again he can be expected to back that performance up here.
2.55 Haydock – Betfred Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f95y
Selection: TELESCOPE @ 4/6 with Betfred
E/W Selection: CITY STYLE @ 6/1 with Betfred
Telescope was a leading fancy for the Derby earlier in the season but unfortunately missed the race due to a setback. Connections have taken their time with him and he returned to win in a facile manner last time out. He rates a hugely exciting prospect and a pattern performer, if not a Group 1 winner, in the making he should take all the beating here. Frankel’s half-brother Noble Mission is consistent but has his quirks and is not necessarily ideally suited to this drop in trip, so City Style is taken to chase the favourite home. He has Group 1 form in Dubai behind the likes of Cityscape and Sajjhaa and although well beaten in the Eclipse when last seen in England he had previously ran a fair 5th in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes behind So You Think. He has run well on the back of a break before and is officially the top rated horse in the field. He may find it difficult to give weight away to Telescope but likely to give a good account of himself.
2.05 – Racy @ 10/3 with Betfred
2.40 – Chesterfield @ 3/1 with Betfred
3.15 – Haylaman @ 13/2 with Coral
3.50 – Shahdaroba @ 13/2 with Coral
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