Saturday looks to be a cracking day of racing, with the best races coming from Newmarket and Punchestown. I have picked out seven selections, with two big each way opportunities. Hopefully we can hit the ground running with a few winners.

Newmarket 1.50

I backed MASCAT a couple of weeks ago at Ripon, and on that day, you would have to say that he was rather unlucky. He ran on well, so the drop back in trip would not seem ideal, but the drop in distance is countered by the stiff and demanding track of Newmarket.

This is his third start this season, so he should be the fittest in this race, which is always a positive at this time of year where horses are returning from big layoffs. Laura Pearson is a cracking 5lb apprentice, and with her allowance, Mascat will be running off 8st 4lbs.

Advised: Each Way

Newmarket 3.00

I would like to think that this race is between three horses, as I am prepared to write off Pablo Escobarr & Thunderous.

AL ZARAQAAN is my fancy of the remaining three, as he looks to have that appealing, unexposed, lightly raced profile. There is no doubt that this is a big step-up in grade than what he has previously encountered, but I am willing to give him a try.

The form of his recent win is working out extremely well:

  • (2nd) Almighwar – Since ran a big race at Newbury (2nd), producing an RPR of 108.
  • (3rd) United front – Won a Class 2 at Chelmsford on his next start.
  • (4th) Soto Sizzler – Second at Epson, producing an RPR of 101.

Obviously, he will need to improve to beat the likes of Pyledriver & Sir Ron Priestly, but I think Pyledriver will not be 100% fit for this, as he has got an entry in the Coronation Cup in June, so this could be a steppingstone for that race.

Sir Ron Priestly might find this distance too short, I expect him to lead and set it up nicely for our selection.

Newmarket 3.40

As boring as it may seem, I am siding with the favourite for the 2000 Guineas, WEMBLEY. I had a look at this race a few weeks ago and tried breaking it down, and I could not seem to look past Wembley.

Even from last year, you could tell this is the type of horse to win a 2000 Guineas. Aidan ran him at the track in his final run, where he ran well, but finished 2nd behind his stablemate St Mark’s Basilica. That run was very encouraging, he was held up for most of the race and then ran on strongly in the final furlong, which is a big tick in my box as you will need to confident that your selection will stay the stiff 1m.

Also on that day, he reversed the form with Thunder Moon who is currently second fav for the 2000 Guineas, and he did that by outstaying him. Though Ryan Moore often gets it wrong with the horses he picks, I think it is a good indicator that he is riding Wembley.

Punchestown 2.50

This race often favours the horses who are towards the bottom of the handicap and are carrying the least amount of weight.

Though it is not ideal for the people who follow the selections, I do fancy the chances of two runners, but they can be considered quite risky, so smaller stakes are advised.

AVERNE is my main fancy for this race. It is always a tough call when backing JP McManus horses in big field handicaps, as you never know if they are ever going to ‘try’, as often, the ‘application of money’ is when you see horses in these colours run their best races. Despite this, and whether the money will arrive for this horse or not, I do think he has been set out for this race. He is not a guaranteed stayer, but he won over 3m 1f at this track last December, and he did that easily, so the step up in trip looks like it could bring out further improvement.

My second play in this race is DROMORE LAD, who will need to bounce back to form to have a chance in this. With the jockey’s 7lb claim, he will be running off 10st 2lbs. This horse won the Cork Grand National last November, and he won it by 9 lengths. Since then, his jumping has been ropey, but if he irons out those problems, he could be a big player, as he should stay this trip.

Advised: Each Way

Punchestown 4.30

With Henry De Bromhead winning the last two renewals of this race, I get the feeling he likes to target it. Heron Heights has been his winner of this race the last two years, and the year before winning it, the same horse finished third.

My feeling is that POPONG has been targeted this race for some time. Rachael Blackmore favours her to Stacks Mountain, who on paper looks to have a decent enough chance.

Popong has not ran over this far, but the fact Rachael favours her over his stablemate gives the confidence that she will indeed stay. She is still lightly raced over fences and has ran nicely in a few decent handicaps in latter parts of last year.

Advised: Each Way

Goodwood 2.05

At this time of year, the weight for age allowance is huge, and will give the 3yo’s a big advantage. LILAC ROAD will receive 13lbs from her opponents, other than her stablemate Illykato, who should not be good enough to win.

Lilac Road has already run this season, so she will be 100% ready for this. That run resulted in a win, where she beat a Gosden odds on favourite, and she won it easily.

The form from her 2yo campaign seems strong as well. She finished behind the likes of Indigo Girl (112 rated), Dubai Fountain (110 rated) and Zabeel Queen (102 rated).

11:30 Thirsk - Race: 1
Distance: 5f
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
4
El Hadeeyah
32

6
No Nay Nicki

2
Bloomington Bride

11
Zwift

10
Sonella
6

9
Secret Cipher

8
Riviere

1
Accacia
7

3
Choux

5
Hurt You Never

7
Qwicken

12:00 Thirsk - Race: 2
Distance: 5f
Type: Flat
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
4
El Hadeeyah
32

6
No Nay Nicki

2
Bloomington Bride

11
Zwift

10
Sonella
6

9
Secret Cipher

8
Riviere

1
Accacia
7

3
Choux

5
Hurt You Never

7
Qwicken

12:10 Bangor-on-Dee - Race: 1
Distance: 2m 145y
Type: Hurdle
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
5
Castel Gandolfo
23822-

1
Chuvelo
112/353-

2
Edinburgh Castle

7
Sammeo
6-7

4
Astroman
5-

6
Punctuation
46-

3
Past Master

10
Sinndarella

8
Kalinda
49065-0

9
Rosierita
08/8-

45 Comments
  1. postman 2 weeks ago

    👍 Lets have a few nice winners 💪

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  2. Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

    Yes am going to have a go at rizzels tits i mean rizzels tips

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    • dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

      Don’t you mean twizzle rits haha

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  3. Deb2000 2 weeks ago

    @Recoba did you just see that ex Henry de bromhead horse Minaun just win at Belmont 1st time up.
    Very impressive turn off foot.
    GL Rizzel Tips

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    • recoba 2 weeks ago

      I did Deb,Ex Brits are always to be watched but Ex HDB horse? 👏
      I’ve been watching all night,been good racing! 👍
      Watching all but sounds down till the Kentucky Oaks there as a few of the lads are in for one of who’s 40th birthday it is. 🍺 🎵

      MALTHAAT just made it a great finish to the night.
      2/3 in my trixie (real unlucky not a full house) but got the forecast too there with Search Results finishing 2nd!
      As advised. 😉

      🇺🇸🐎👌

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    • Deb2000 2 weeks ago

      Well done 👏👏👏

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  4. alextosh 2 weeks ago

    good luck rizzel have a good one will be on your tips

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  5. dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

    3:35 uttoxeter- boldmere @ 9/1

    Good luck you crazy bunch !

  6. dylster 2 weeks ago

    @ the plug what are your thoughts on skyace tomorrow ? its the last in my acca and debating what to do, thanks

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    • theplug 2 weeks ago

      dylster
      she is up against it today ,but she came out of her last race fine .The shark thinks she is after improving again after the last race .he said he would be happy if she got third good prize money.one sure thing you should get a good run for your money .we have all backed her ew .thats all i can tell you best of luck if you back her

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    • dylster 2 weeks ago

      thanks plug . much appreciated

  7. double carpet 2 weeks ago

    2000 guineas

    Not a great renewal pretty much anything could win so a speculative loose change b365 ew extra

    Devilwala

    90/1 6 places
    70/1 7 places
    35/1 8 places

    Beckett yard in tremendous form. His last 10 runners have finished 1231711222.
    Devilwala was only a neck behing Thunder Moon in the Dewhurst and lost a shoe on his reappearance so can forgive him for that run.

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  8. jono5000 2 weeks ago

    Best of luck rizzle

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    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Took rizzs 4 in a Yankee @ the 1.30 @3.00 @ 3.40 @ 16 30 good luck rizzs on your first outting

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  9. Luke M 2 weeks ago

    Good luck Rizzel

    Whatever happens with the main tipster though this will always be a great thread to share tips, thoughts and share our love for the sport. I love how complex horse racing is. Have been following for years but still do not understand half of it which is a big part of the fun!

    Let’s hope for a good Saturday.

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    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Well said

    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      We early one 5p Yankee master miller 1’00 creative force 1’15 billy mill 1’30 wee loch Lass 1’35 see how i go will it be a good start to the day?

  10. double carpet 2 weeks ago

    Punchestown final Day

    Probably just aswell, but the last 2 days haven’t been bad and El Barra winning yesterday was nice.

    2.50 Brace Yourself 10/1 ew 5 places
    Dromore Lad 25/1 ew 5 places

    Was well supported for the Irish National but lost any chance when hampered at the first fence. Willing to give him another chance.
    Will also back Dromore Lad, agree with Rizzle (BOL) He’s an out and out stayer and with a bit of luck in such a big field, will see out the trip better than most.

    4.00 Haut en Couleurs 2/1

    2nd on his first start for Mullins In the Triumph, but with the way the yards are running I’m not surprised to see him fav for the race. Was obviously the unknown in the Triumph and I had said Zanahiyr was the best 4yr old prior to the race, I still believe that to be the case but not today with the way the yards are performing and like yesterday this is Townend’s only ride of the day.

    4.30 Jerandme 16/1 ew 5 places

    His last 5 runs of 2020 read 12111 so is very progressive. Had a spin out at the start of April (first run since dec) and that should put him right for this.

    5.05 The Shunter 6/1 ew 6 places
    Lady Brefni 10/1 ew 6 places

    The Shunter has been so progressive and so well placed by Emmett Mullins this year over both spheres. He’s back over hurdles off a 10lb lower mark than his chase rating.
    Lady Brefni finished off strongly at fairyhouse to win a Grade B h’cap over 3m and had Capodanno back in 4th who hacked up here the other day

    BOL

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  11. dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

    Newmarket double with my man fran !

    3:00- sir Ron priestly – 2/1

    5:25 – forest falcon – 4/1

    Double pays 14/1 good luck ladies and gentlemen 👍

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    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Nice shout

    • dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

      Means nothing yet if I don’t land the double haha 😂

  12. busstop.2018 2 weeks ago

    Morning All. .Not had a bet for about a week no NH and some really poor cards .But great week before that and plenty in the pot.

    Lot of Cavalry charges on the itv flat racing today so good luck to the flat guys.I will be staying well clear.

    UTTOXETER

    15.05. .Onemorefortheroad. .11/4

    16.40. .The Newest One. .11/4

    HEXHAM

    17.20. .Paricolor. .15/8

    18.55. .Glittering Love. .4/1

    19.55. .Mill Race King. .4/1

    GL ALL

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    • dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

      I’m all over mill race king I backed it last time so owes me a win today haha I’m going to have a healthy single on that one today let’s hope it wins for us

  13. busstop.2018 2 weeks ago

    Just noticed the changes .. Big thanks Alan T and good luck Rizzel.

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  14. postman 2 weeks ago

    N E W M A R K E T
    ————————-
    1:50 – Starcat
    3:00 – Pyledriver
    3:40 – Thundermoon / Mutasaabeq
    BOL 👍

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    • postman 2 weeks ago

      I really need to get a Saturday hobby

  15. recoba 2 weeks ago

    Well I put up my pick on Thursday night for the 2000 Guineas along with Kentucky Oaks pick,the fantastic Malthaat and a cheeky forecast and I’ve him a double with…

    Thunder Moon….9/2(****)

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  16. New123 2 weeks ago

    Aljady 2.25 9/1 e/w
    Gl

  17. Champion 2 weeks ago

    Master of the seas ew 2000 g.

  18. theplug 2 weeks ago

    apart from Skyace
    Zanahiyr 10/30
    Klassy Kay 4/1
    Blast of Koeman 10/1

    • theplug 2 weeks ago

      one more ew
      Chindit 12/1 2000 guineas

  19. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    Good luck rizla let’s hope they all roll. in

    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Hmmmm, roll in !!!!!!!
      Collect your jacket and leave the building azz 😁

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  20. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    master of the sea 3.40 rest I’m going to roll with rizla well done all winners yesterday

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  21. recoba 2 weeks ago

    Máird Thundermoon!??

    Another cracking night ahead in the US and something close to last night be superb.

    Wouldn’t put anyone off singles but Its a Yankee and 2x singles for me…
    Tampa -R2…Rattlesnakerose. 15/8
    Churchill -R6…Get Stormy(*****). 7/4
    R8…Jackies Warrior…3/1
    R12 Kentucky Derby…Rock My World (***) 6/1
    Good win in a G1 last run and time was good. Just looking at the favourites last run in a G2 it was a bit laboured but Essential Quality is class and I’m not a certain as last night in the Oaks but
    Wee R/fc with the 2.

    GL all 👍🇺🇸🐎

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    • Thebigflu 2 weeks ago

      Yep i no luck at all so upwards and onwards am on for a bit of interest just

    • recoba 2 weeks ago

      Poor start and every man and there dog seems to be on Essential Quailty for the Oaks.

      Having a single on a horse that’s never let me down,Jackies Warrior.
      That’s it if it doesn’t fire. Was brilliant last year for me and only 1defeat when I was on was too Essential Quality

  22. theplug 2 weeks ago

    DYLSTER
    sorry we didn’t get a run for our money today couldn’t believe it when she fell, but as long as the horse x jockey got up ok is the main thing ..better luck next time they hope to bring her to France for a race soon .

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  23. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    Few bonkers bets to see out punchestown.

    5-05
    Peregrine run
    33-1 ew extra 10 places.
    66-1 ew 7 places (skybet)
    150-1 ew 5 places (bet365).
    De name escapes me 14-1 ew extra 10 places.
    ————————————–
    5-40
    Don’t kick nor bite
    16-1 ew extra 9 places.
    50-1 ew 5 places.
    ———————————–
    6-10
    Wellington hill
    16-1 ew extra 8 places.
    33-1 ew.
    ———————————

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  24. azzthewigan 2 weeks ago

    something sweet 5.40 ew well done all winners today

  25. elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

    5-05
    Peregrine run
    33-1 ew extra 10 places.
    66-1 ew 7 places (skybet)
    150-1 ew 5 places (bet365).
    How bonkers was this.
    4th at 150-1 😁🏇

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    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Don’t kick not bite 7th.
      Got ew money on 16-1, been better if he could have got 5th.

    • elvis parsley 2 weeks ago

      Wellington gets the boot, 9th ❌.
      Wanted 8th.

  26. dazzman1979 2 weeks ago

    Fingers crossed for mill race king 🤞

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