Channel 4 racing has action from Beverley, Chester and Sandown this weekend. Here we take a look at some of the live races and provide some best betting tips for the day.
2.05 Sandown – Betfred Goals Galore Handicap (Class 3) 5f6y
E/W Selection: LUPO D’ORO @ 16/1 with Ladbrokes
Consistent performer who has been running well all season; he was a winner over course and distance earlier in the season and has since finished third in a competitive Ascot Handicap. His stamina was stretched too far last time out so that run can be excused and although he remains on a career high mark he has been competitive off it and is likely to run a solid race once again.
2.20 Chester – Minstrell Recruitment Handicap (Class 2) 5f110y
E/W Selection: CAPTAIN DUNNE @ 16/1 with Betfred
Not been in quite the same form on his last few starts but his best effort in recent times was at Chester in May when 2nd behind Forest Edge. He backed that up with a good effort in the Epsom Dash and races off 12lb lower than those races here. Likes to front run and is well drawn to do so, he has a good course record having finished second on all three starts here and could bounce back to form.
2.30 Beverley – Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed) 5f
E/W Selection: MASAMAH @ 8/1 with Betfred
Runner up in this contest last year he took a few starts to get going ion this campaign but has looked as good as ever with cheekpieces applied on his last two starts. He was a winner at Ascot before a good effort when 7th in a Group 2 contest at Goodwood and although Jamie Spencer rides York Glory over him he ought to make his presence felt at this level.
2.55 Chester – Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap (Class 2) 7f122y
E/W Selection: ES QUE LOVE @ 9/1 with William Hill
Takes his racing very well and this will be his 16th start of the season. Has run some brilliant races in defeat this season in valuable handicaps and is deserving of a success at this level. Has raced prominently on many occasions and he is well drawn to do that here which should suit him well. Could be vulnerable to less exposed types off this sort of mark but likely to run to form again off top weight.
3.15 Sandown – Atlanta Stakes (Group 3) 1m14y
E/W Selection: LADYS FIRST @ 10/1 with Sky Bet
Performed consistently at a good level this season without winning and on form she is a very interesting runner. She finished a close 2nd in a Group 2 at Royal Ascot behind Duntle, beating Dank who subsequently won a Group 2 race at the Curragh. Drop back in trip should suit her and although she is perhaps not the most likely winner her consistency at this level cannot be ignored and she is a fair each-way price.
3.30 Chester – Chester Stakes (Listed Handicap) 1m5f89y
E/W Selection: ALTA LILEA @ 10/1 with Betfred
Daughter of Galileo who ran well here earlier in the season and can count herself unlucky not to have won a race since having bumped into two very smart rivals. She was second behind Maputo at Hamilton, who has since won a Group 3, before finishing third behind Wild Coco and Elik at Glorious Goodwood. Drops into a handicap here which is more suitable although her mark has taken a hit on the back of those runs she still looks progressive over this sort of trip.
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