Do not miss Jack Keene’s high suggestions for Saturday’s racing on ITV

Don't miss Jack Keene's top tips for Saturday's racing on ITV

WE’VE been spoiled with some top-class racing over the past couple of weeks.

And this weekend’s providing is not any exception, with gorgeous motion at Ascot on Qipco British Champions Day.


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It is Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday and champion in each sense of the phrase.

Every of the six races on a glittering card are crackers, and there are a lot to get caught into earlier than our attentions flip to the jumpers at Cheltenham subsequent week (the place has the 12 months gone?!)

I backed a pair at Ascot earlier within the week, one with an impressive probability and one who’s extra of a longshot.

WONDERFUL TONIGHT (2.30 Ascot) is the horse with an impressive probability, whereas ROSEMAN (3.05 Ascot) is the each-way tickle. You’ll be able to learn my considering right here however I will not waste your time repeating myself.

There are a number of different runners I will be placing my hard-earned on at Ascot. Let’s begin with THUNDERING NIGHTS (2.30 Ascot), who shall be my saver within the Fillies & Mares.

Every time Joseph O’Brien saddles one in an enormous race on these shores you need to give them a re-assessment, and the enhancing filly might run an enormous race at juicy odds.

She stayed on powerfully to beat Albigna in a Group 3 on delicate floor over 1m1f on the Curragh two begins in the past.

And she or he constructed on that with a wonderful third within the Blandford Stakes over 1m2f, retaining on properly from a poor place to take a never-nearer third.

She is bred to relish the step as much as 1m4f, being out of mare who was a dour stayer and from a household of horses who thrived over the journey.

She has solely had seven begins and she or he brings bundles of untapped potential to the race. She’s the darkish horse within the subject.

Saturday choices and suggested odds


2.30 Ascot – Fantastic Tonight 2pts win (already suggested); Thundering Nights 1pt EW @ 9-1

3.05 Ascot – Roseman 1pt EW (already suggested)

3.40 Ascot – Pyledriver 1pt EW @ 16-1

4.15 Ascot – River Nymph 1pt EW @ 14-1

  • (Began August 6) rolling P&L: +17pts


It is no shock that PYLEDRIVER (3.40 Ascot) is being missed within the Champion Stakes.

He is been the underdog for a lot of the season, and he had excuses when overwhelmed within the St Leger having run out of petrol inside the ultimate furlong.

He is not wanting tempo, as he confirmed when routing the opposition in each the King Edward VII and Nice Voltigeur Stakes earlier within the 12 months.

I reckon he shall be fantastic dropping again in distance to 1m2f, significantly round this stiff monitor and with the bottom on the gradual facet.

On scores, he does not have an incredible deal to search out with the likes of Magical and Mishriff. He does not have the attractive profile of a few of these, however he is achieved a high degree of kind this season and he is the form of horse who will go on enhancing with time and racing.

Within the Balmoral, have a number of quid each-way on Clive Cox’s hat-trick seeker RIVER NYMPH (4.15 Ascot).

He’s a quickly enhancing kind and was nicely on high on the end in profitable a pair of first rate 7f handicaps at this monitor and at Newbury.

He shapes as if he’ll relish the step as much as a mile, whereas gradual underfoot circumstances are completely very best.

The three-year-old colt was a well-backed favorite for the Problem Cup right here earlier within the month earlier than that assembly was deserted as a consequence of a waterlogged monitor.

He appears to be like to have slipped below the radar a little bit right here and he’s a horse of immense potential.


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