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ODDSbible Racing: Saturday Preview From Ascot, Newmarket And More

ODDSbible Racing: Saturday Preview From Ascot, Newmarket And More




Plenty of racing to get stuck into on Saturday which also sees ITV televised 10 live races.

Flat racing takes place at Newmarket where the G1 July Cup is the future race, York, Ascot, Chester, Hamilton and Salisbury, whilst the Irish Oaks is the feature race at the Curragh in Ireland.

Here are Danny Archer's selections...

Punters to be smitten with Mittens at Ascot

1:40: Ascot: Curiosity 7/4.

Owned by a friend of mine, the two-year-old son of High Chaparral registered an ultimately smooth success at Newcastle last time in maiden company and is evidently well thought of. Steps up to six furlongs here but travels very well through and has to enter the could be anything category.

2:10: Ascot: Orion's Bow 9/2 and Danzeno 10/1 Each Way.

Orion's Bow is coming back to form at the right time and remains well weighted following an excellent third at Newcastle last time when he was forced to check in running. Danzeno is an admirable performer who remains capable of a big run despite carrying top weight. The drop to five furlongs is manageable and he looks a decent each-way player.

2:40: Ascot: Sinfonietta 16/1 Each Way.

This is a tough race but the five-year-old son of Sinndar is entitled to go well if replicating his excellent second in the Spring Mile at Doncaster. Only seventh when well fancied at Newbury last time, the firmer surface should be in his favour and he makes each way appeal.

3:15: Ascot: Mittens 2/1.

Sir Michael Stoute's charge got her head back in front when relishing the drop to one mile at Newmarket last time. This strong traveller is very talented and she can defy a 8lb rise.

3:50: Ascot: Mutakayyef 4/6.

Most talented performer in the field who was an excellent second in the Queen Anne this year and who should finally get his head in front in a big contest here.

5:00: Bin Battuta 3/1.

Saeed Bin Suroor's charge ran better than the bare result suggested in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot last time when making up steady headway from the back of the field. Has cheekpieces on which should help.

Ballet to put on dancing shoes at York

2:30: York: Barsanti 11/10.

Very decent sort who has the best form on offer following his second-placed finish in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot last month. He should handle the step up to 14 furlongs and is a worthy favourite.

3:05: York: Ballet Concerto Each Way 8/1 and UAE Prince Each Way 11/1.

Sir Michael Stoute's Ballet Concerto won the Spring Mile at Doncaster and ran pretty well in the Royal Hunt Cup last time. UAE Prince has always hinted at having ability but having made a winning return at Ripon last time, he was simply not good enough. However, maybe this type of handicap could bring out the best in him and he remains lightly raced.

5:15: York: Contribute 4/1.

Interesting for Martyn Meade to send one up here for this event and this son of Bahamian Bounty ran with credit in maiden company. He now steps up in trip and moves into handicaps with the addition of first-time blinkers which also look a positive move.

Caravaggio to prove picture perfect at Newmarket

1:45: Newmarket: Sizzling 13/8.

Third to a decent stable companion at the Curragh last time, this daughter of Galileo has a G2 entry and should have learnt a lot from that first run.

2:50: Newmarket: City Of Joy 5/2.

Sir Michael Stoute's charge finished 10th in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot last time, but this is slightly calmer waters and the small field should suit. He remains open to plenty of improvement.

4:00: Newmarket: Gustav Klimt 11/8.

Aidan O'Brien looks to have another potentially useful performer on his hands with this son of Galileo who won nicely at the Curragh recently and the form franked by the second that day. He has been well touted in Balydoyle circles and looks very exciting.

4:35: Newmarket: Caravaggio 11/10 NAP.

Snared a magnificent renewal of the G1 Commonwealth Cup with a game effort. He is a sprinter at the very top of his game and I expect him to extend his unbeaten record to seven wins from seven starts.

5:05: Newmarket: Silken Dancer 9/4.

Impressive at Windsor in May and whilst he hasn't been seen since, the form has been franked by the second and fourth winning since.

Cat to be king of the Jungle at Chester

2:25: Chester: Pixeleen 13/2 Each Way.

Malcolm Saunders' charge got her head in front at Bath last time to register a deserved victory and whilst she has been raised 6lb for that success, this track and trip should suit.

3:00: Chester: Jungle Cat 7/4.

Charlie Appleby's charge is a deserved favourite based on his class and whilst he was only second over seven furlongs at Newmarket last time, this sharper track should suit.

3:35: Chester: Here And Now 2/1.

Form of victory at this track last time been strongly franked by the second winning the G2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot last time and now emerging as a St Leger contender. He should relish this longer trip despite a 10lb rise.

Mission going Solo at Salisbury

7:50: Salisbury: Solo Mission 2/1.

There is more to come from William Haggas' charge who got his head in front nicely at Carlisle last time where he travelled into the race well before finding plenty for pressure.

8:20: Salisbury: Bombero 7/2.

Punted off the boards this morning and should improve on pretty poor form in maiden company here.

Detailed to go in depth at Hamilton

8:05: Hamilton: Detailed 7/2.

This Irish raider represents Joseph O'Brien and should improve for the better ground.

8:35: Hamilton: Belisa 10/3.

Stepped up markedly on maiden runs with impressive success at Newcastle last time and this daughter of Lope De Vega may just improve again.

9:05: Hamilton: Invermere 10/3.

The four-year-old daughter of Kyllachy has been dropped 3lb following her seventh last time and she sneaks into this race at the top of the weights. If she can replicate her second at Doncaster at the start of the season, that should make her tough to beat.

Bear to maul rivals at Curragh

3:10: Curragh: Bond Street 2/1.

Well punted this morning to improve on fifth placed effort to a smart stable companion at this track last time and he is entitled to improve again.

4:50: Curragh: Brother Bear Evs.

Tough to look past Jessica Harrington's charge who was a fine fourth in the Coventry Stakes and didn't help his chance by drifting to the left. That cost the two-year-old son of Kodiac plenty of ground and he is taken to make amends here.

5:20: Curragh: Marsha 4/6.

Another warm favourite who should land the spoils. Sir Mark Prescott's sprinter was third to Lady Aurelia in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last time and that is the best form on offer.

5:55: Curragh: Enable 1/2 and Alluringly 20/1 Each Way.

Decent renewal of the G1 Irish Oaks and ready s improving rapidly preference is for John Gosden's Enable. A five-length winner of the Investec Oaks at Epsom, the three-year-old daughter of Nathaniel is improving with racing and looks the best middle-distance filly around. Alluringly's latest run in the Ribblesdale came too soon after the Oaks and having enjoyed a slight break, she is fancied to run better here if lasting the 12-furlong trip.

6:30: Curragh: Sandstorming 3/1.

Ger Lyons' charge scored nicely at Bellewstown and looks to have a decent rider on board here.

Win Treble

3:50: Ascot: Mutakayyef

5:20: Curragh: Marsha

5:55: Curragh: Enable

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