Saturday Horse Racing Preview & Tips –4th September– Seymour Biz

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We have a fabulous betting weekend to look forward to on ITV with three great meetings being televised on Saturday. All told eight races are being covered with two from Ascot, two from Kempton and four from Haydock. We have two top-notch handicaps from Ascot while Kempton’s all-weather features a Group 3 race and the London Mile Series Final Handicap.

The main meeting is at Haydock where they hold their only Group 1 race of the season, the Betfair Sprint Cup, where the July Cup winner Starman comes to try and win his second Group 1. Ed Walker’s star sprinter is odds-on to take this race and on the ground, he relishes, I can see no reason why he won’t collect another big pot.

The other races on a fine Haydock card include a Group 3 Mile and two cracking handicaps, including the Old Borough Cup. So, plenty to get our teeth into and I have chosen four handicaps for this week’s Lucky Fifteen with plenty of value to be found amongst them.

Saturday Lucky Fifteen
3.10 Ascot. Chalk Stream
3.45 Ascot. Baashir
3.15 Kempton. Tahitian Prince
2.55 Haydock. Rajinsky
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Beginning at Ascot with the 3.10, the Lavazza Stakes a 1m 4f contest for 3-year-olds. We have a pretty warm favourite here in the shape of Sir Michael Stoute’s Wahraan who won his maiden in early July then quickly followed that up with a fine win at Newmarket then came unstuck under a penalty at York when stepping up in class. He is trying his luck again in another Grade 2 contest and appears once again to have too much weight here.

Hughie Morrison has Stay Well in the lineup after his victory at Salisbury last time out where he won with something in hand but he steps up in class here.

Also a winner last time out is Gary Moore’s Champagne Piaff who won a Class 3 at Windsor last month. He was considered good enough to run in Group company last year and may well be placed here.

William Haggas has two of his better 3-year-olds here, Candleford and Chalk Stream. The former easily won a lowly race at Windsor last month but it is Chalk Stream that interests me. He is owned by the Queen and has been improving throughout the season culminating in two victories at York and Ripon. He won those races reasonably easily and beat Barn Owl last time who has gone on to win since. I really like the look of Chalk Stream who can take this and go on to bigger and better things.

The Carey’s Foundation Supporting The Lighthouse Club Handicap is at 3.45 and this is a very open 7f contest.

Via Serendipity trained by Charlie Fellowes was a comfortable winner at Windsor last month but he is essentially a miler and may find this trip on the sharp side.

William Muir’s Top Secret was a course and distance here in July and has been just denied on his last two outings. However, he is stepping up in class here.

Top weight Documenting trained by Kevin Frost kept on well to reach the frame three weeks ago at Doncastertop-class class contest but he may have to settle for a place once more.

David Elsworth’s Ripp Orf may also be placed at a nice price. He is a course and distance winner but hasn’t won for three years.

My preference here is for Charles Hills’ Baashir who has won twice this year and has been running in some classy handicaps since. He goes well on good/ firm and can go well here.

Moving to Kempton at 3.15 it is the Unibet London Mile Series Final Handicap over a mile. Hughie Morrison’s Thunderclap has favouritism here, which is unsurprising as he has won twice here at Kempton in August but those victories were in lowly contests and he is upped massively in class here.

Fantasy Believer from Charles Hills’ yard won here over this distance in April in a Class 4 contest. He has been highly tried on turf since without success so is moving back onto all-weather to try his luck.

Andrew Balding’s Hold Fast has had a fine season to date on the all-weather with three victories but is taking a huge step up in class here.

I like the look of Richard Hannon’s Tahitian Prince who is another who has had a fine a/w season with two wins over the course and distance. He was unlucky at Doncaster last time when only beaten a short head. He can gain recompense here.

Moving north to the Haydock meeting, the big handicap here is the Betfair Exchange Old Borough Cup Handicap at 2.55 run over 1m 6f. The top weight here is Charlie Appleby’s Global Storm who has been running pretty consistently until last time in the Ebor where he finished 10th but he seems to keep his best performances for Newmarket.

Nicholas T trained by Jim Goldie won at York and Newcastle in June but has somewhat gone off the boil since and is probably best watched.

Bottom of the handicap is Eve Johnson Houghton’s Noble Masquerade who has won two of his last three, including one on good/firm and he may well make the frame.

But I feel the answer to this race may be the Skybet Handicap run at York just over two weeks ago. Several of these were involved but the best of which was Rajinsky who ran second that day. He won on good/firm at Ripon earlier in the season and can put up a good show here.

Saturday Lucky Fifteen
3.10 Ascot. Chalk Stream
3.45 Ascot. Baashir
3.15 Kempton. Tahitian Prince
2.55 Haydock. Rajinsky
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