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Saturday Horse Racing Tips

It’s that time of year when the jump and flat racing worlds collide, and the ITV cameras take in the start of the flat season from Doncaster and some decent national hunt action at Newbury.

32Red Lincoln   

The Lincoln is the highlight at the Town Moor track, where the ground is soft.

The market is dominated by a handful of horses who could prove to be stakes class later in the season and so well ahead of the handicapper here. Of the trio, our preference is LORD GLITTERS, who represents last year’s winning connections. He loves the ground and can improve again for David O’Meara now that handler has had the winter to work on him.

At the other end of the handicap, and drawn on the other side of the track, is LEADER WRITER, who is another proven soft ground performer. He had a warm up for this 6 weeks ago and should be fitter than some of his rivals. The cheekpieces go back on for his big day.

If you fancy Lord Glitters, as we do, then VIA VIA also has to come into the equation and he looks the pick of the longshots. He was pipped by Lord Glitters for second in a listed race at Newmarket in November, but has a 6lbs pull in the weights today.

Paddy Power are offering 5 places for each-way bets on this race.

Lord Glitters (ew)3.35 Doncaster11/2Paddy Power
Leader Writer (ew)3.35 Doncaster11/1Paddy Power
Via Via (ew)3.35 Doncaster33/1Paddy Power


All odds quoted are subject to change Spring Mile Handicap    

The Spring Mile is run over the same course and distance as the Lincoln and should give us some clues as to the best place to be drawn for the big race.

KYNREN is drawn high and surely has more to offer after winning three of his four starts last season. He can hopefully cope with the resulting 8lb rise in the weights for an in form David Baron.

HUMBERT has a similar profile for Hugo Palmer and may prove best of those drawn low, along with SIR RODERIC who has tumbled down the weights and may be able to get back to his best following a wind op.

Paddy Power are also offering 5 places for each-way bets on this race.

Kynren (ew)2.25 Doncaster8/1Paddy Power
Humbert (ew)2.25 Doncaster14/1Paddy Power
Sir Roderic (ew)2.25 Doncaster12/1Paddy Power


All odds quoted are subject to change

Unibet Cammidge Trophy Stakes    

The Cammidge Stakes opens the card and the two we like here are BLUE DE VEGA and MJJACK.

Blue De Vega had some decent form in Ireland and should now be settled into life with sprint king Robert Cowell. He will surely win plenty of races this campaign and the fact that he has won over 7f is a plus in this ground.

The same is true for Mjjack, who ran two really good races over that trip in valuable handicaps at Ascot last autumn. In the first of those he led for much of the race and was only caught close home so he should have enough pace for today’s drop in trip.

Blue De Vega (ew)1.50 Doncaster11/1Bet365
Mjjack (ew)1.50 Doncaster15/2Bet365


All odds quoted are subject to change

EBF & TBA Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Finale    

Newbury’s feature is the EBF & TBA Mares’ Final and we think Fergal O’Brien can continue his excellent season by taking this graded contest with OSCAR ROSE. She had some useful bumper form and would surely have won at Taunton last time out but for her saddle slipping. Distance and ground look likely to bring the best out of her.

The big danger could be KALAHARI QUEEN, who should also be suited by this stiffer test of stamina, whilst Kaloci was also on the shortlist.

Oscar Rose (ew)3.15 Newbury13/2Unibet
Kalahari Queen (ew)3.15 Newbury9/1Bet365


All odds quoted are subject to change

Insure With Be Wiser Handicap Chase    

The first race at Newbury is a staying handicap chase, which could be dominated by WOTZIZNAME and Thomas Patrick. Narrow preference is for the former who beat the decent Mount Mews in a novice chase at Doncaster last time out.

Wotzizname (ew)2.05 Newbury5/1Bet365


All odds quoted are subject to change