With the British horse racing action opening August in some style this weekend, we are offered a string of noteworthy meetings from the likes of Newmarket, Goodwood, Hamilton and Chepstow.
On that note, for those of you looking to open the weekend with a flutter, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for throughout Saturday.
15:00 PM – Goodwood – Race 3
For our opening Tip of the Day, we turn our attention to Goodwood and the Class 2 Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes.
With a small group of fans allowed back in attendance this weekend, a high-flying MANUELA DE VEGA will be looking to build off of what has been a stellar return from racing’s enforced break. Glad to see jockey Harry Bentley once again take the saddle on Saturday afternoon, the four-year-old was last seen at Haydock on July 5th when making another statement. Storming to victory in the Class 1 bet365 Lancashire Oaks earlier in the month and claiming the win by a smidge over five lengths, she has now secured back-to-back victories for the first time since making a debut last year.
While ENBIHAAR (11/10 with Paddy Power) might open Saturday’s meeting as a standout pick with the bookmakers, don’t be surprised to see MANUELA DE VEGA cause an upset this weekend.
15:15 PM – Newmarket – Race 6
For our second Tip of the Day, we take a look at a stacked afternoon at Newmarket and what promises to be an exciting Class 1 British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes.
Arguably the standout meeting in Suffolk on Saturday, there is no doubt that KATARA should be relishing a favourable line-up this weekend. Last seen at Kempton on July 1st when putting in another dominant display, the talented three-year-old stormed to victory in the Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Fillies’ Novice Stakes after beating LA DRAGONTEA by five lengths. Really shining since making a return from racing’s enforced break and appearing to be going from strength to strength, KATARA is certainly held in high regard by famed trainer Sir Michael Stoute.
Rightfully seen as a top pick with the bookmakers this weekend, she should be too strong for the chasing pack at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.