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Saturday Horse Racing Tips

There’s a cracking card at Newmarket this afternoon, with four top class races on ITV, including thee outstanding two year old contests.

Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes     

First up is the Zetland, where the juveniles will be testing their stamina over the mile and a quarter trip.  The bookies look to have got this race right, with the contest surely set to go to one of the first three in the market.

Of that trio, we like NORWAY the best, as he is bred for this step up is distance and is improving all the time for his master handler. He can hopefully improve past stablemate Sydney Opera House.

Norway (ew)1.50 Newmarket4/1Bet365

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Masar Godolphin Autumn Stakes     

The Autumn Stakes is next and it is probably a tip in itself that Andre Fabre brings his star two year old, PERSIAN KING, over to the Rowley Mile today. This is surely a prep run before a crack at next year’s 2,000 Guineas and the French raider may have too much class for other potential improvers Kadar and Magna Grecia.

Persian King (win)2.25 Newmarket5/4Unibet

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Dubai 500,000 Cesarewitch Stakes     

The Dewhurst looks a race to watch rather than punt in, so instead focus on the betting heat of the day, the Cesarewitch at 3.40pm, where no less than thirty four runners go to post. That has enticed some bookies to offer as many as eight places, so shop around for value.

The race could easily go to Willie Mullins as the Irish maestro has seven runners, all of which have a chance of some sort or another. They include the mares Limini and LAW GIRL who met in a big handicap at Leopardstown last time out. We think Law Girl can reverse that form here and she looks to have a big chance.

The same is true of SOUTHERN FRANCE, who might just out-class these and develop into a Cup horse next season. He was third for us at a big price in the St Leger and could improve again for a further step up in trip.

Of the outsiders, SPEEDO BOY has potential for the excellent Ian Williams. He has a bad draw to overcome, but that may not be as big an inconvenience for him given his style of running. He loves this decent ground and has been running well in good staying races all season.

Low Sun, Uradel and Cleonte are others to consider.

Bet365 and Betfair are both offering 6 places for each-way bets on this race.

Law Girl (ew)3.40 Newmarket28/1Bet365
Southern France (ew)3.40 Newmarket5/1Bet365
Speedo Boy (ew)3.40 Newmarket33/1Betfair

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Download The Coral App Handicap     

Up at York the ground has turned soft and in the opener that could suit M C MULDOON who won his first start on a similar surface at Nottingham. He was highly tried after that, but now seems to have found his level and will surely be winning a nice handicap soon.

Another three year old, HIGHBROW, looks the main danger and should also be backed.

M C Muldoon (ew)2.05 York20/1Ladbrokes
Highbrow (ew)2.05 York15/2Unibet

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Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap     

There’s a big sprint handicap at 3.15pm and that can go the way of course and distance winner, AL QAHWA, who has been running into form recently. His win here last season came on soft ground.

At a bigger price, LAKE VOLTA is also of interest. His best from has been at 7 furlongs, but his front running style means that he could be hard to peg back over this shorter trip on soft ground.

Al Qahwa (ew)3.15 York15/2Bet365
Lake Volta (ew)3.15 York10/1Bet365

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 Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle

Finally, it won’t be long before the jumpers take over and there is some excellent action at Chepstow for national hunt fans this afternoon where the card includes the Silver Trophy. For those fancying a flutter away from the televised action look out for SNEAKY FEELING and ZALVADOS.

Sneaky Feeling (ew)4.45 Chepstow13/2Bet365
Zalvados (ew)4.45 Chepstow16/1Bet365

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