With a standout day of racing from across Britain this weekend, Saturday offers us a string of noteworthy meetings from the likes of Ascot, Cartmel, York and Wolverhampton.
On that note, for those of you looking to stick on a weekend flutter, we have searched far and wide to find you a couple of helpful tips that are worth keeping an eye out for throughout Sunday.
14:30 PM – Ascot – Race 4
For our opening Tip of the Day, we take a look at an action-packed afternoon at Ascot and the Class 2 Betfred “Fred’s Pushes” Handicap.
Really catching the eye at Newmarket on July 11th and receiving a string of praise since making a return from racing’s enforced break, COUNTRY should be looking to build off of his recent momentum. Among a favourable line-up at Ascot, the four-year-old put on an eye-catching finish earlier in the month to claim victory in the Class 3 Bet365 Handicap. With four wins coming in his last seven starts either side of the interruption, trainer William Haggas rightfully holds the speedy gelding in high regard.
With jockey Tom Marquand taking the saddle for the first time at Ascot this weekend, we’re backing back-to-back victories for COUNTRY on Sunday afternoon.
15:30 PM – York – Race 6
For our second Tip of the Day, we turn our attention to York and what is undoubtedly the standout pick from across British horse racing this weekend.
With all eyes falling on the Class 1 British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies’ Stakes, it is no surprise that many are excited to see the red-hot FRANCONIA in action on Sunday. Really seen as a budding superstar and a clear top pick with the bookmakers at Ascot this weekend, the extremely talented three-year-old was last seen at Newbury on June 13th when storming to the victory in the Abingdon Fillies’ Stakes. With that showing last month expected to be a real benchmark for Sunday’s meeting, there is certainly allot of excitement surrounding FRANCONIA.
With trainer John Gosden winning this race last year with FANNY LOGAN, there is no doubt that he has another standout contender on his hands.