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Saturday 12 August horse racing tips - 5/4 Glenamoy Lad can strike under De Sousa at Lingfield

Brian Healy 12 Aug 2017
Ascot's Shergar Cup meeting is one of seven UK and Irish horse racing fixtures going to post across the UK and Ireland.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race tips and best bets for all of Saturday's horse racing action across the UK and Ireland.

Seven meetings are scheduled to go to post on Saturday, with Ascot’s Shergar Cup meeting spearheading the day’s action.

Elsewhere there is further racing on the flat from the cards at Redcar, Haydock and Newmarket’s July Course on Saturday afternoon; while in the evening there are fixtures on the level from Lingfield and Ayr.

Also racing on Saturday evening is a meeting in Ireland from Kilbeggan over the sticks.

Ascot (flat) – 1.05 – 4.00pm (6 races)
Redcar (flat) – 1.30 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Haydock (flat) – 1.55 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Newmarket (flat) – 2.00 – 5.20pm (7 races)
Lingfield (flat) – 5.10 – 8.10pm (7 races)
Kilbeggan (jumps) – 5.30 – 8.30pm (7 races)
Ayr (flat) – 5.50 – 8.50pm (7 races)


(1.05) Tropics would be hard to beat if coming back to his best form, but Dean Ivory’s former Group Three winner has lost his way since scoring at Windsor a couple of seasons ago; PIPERS NOTE (4/1, Sky Bet) then could be the one to keep onside, and Ruth Carr’s charge has been in rude health in recent outings.

A winner at Ripon in June, beating Snap Shots by a head, the Piccolo gelding followed up that win with a further success at Doncaster when out-pointing Dougan by the same margin; he hasn’t been disgraced in either start since, making the frame both times in better company behind Magical Memory and Danzeno respectively in starts at Haydock and here last time.

Beaten just over two lengths last time off this mark, he looks set to make a bold bid here to get the Great Britain and Ireland team off to a winning start in the Shergar Cup under Neil Callan. 

(2.50) Early Morning won this race twelve months ago under Hayley Turner, but Michelle Payne takes over now and the pair can go well; but BREAKABLE (10/3, Ladbrokes) is worth chancing that she can build on  her Chester win six days ago to double up.

Tim Easterby’s charge tends to save her best for the Roodeye, and she produced a good performance last Sunday to deny Gabrial The Tiger there, scoring by just under one length.

A three-time winner last term, scoring at Carlisle and Ripon as well as at Chester, the Firebreak mare has a 3lbs penalty to carry here; but he might have won more comfortably last weekend with a clearer run, and with trip and ground no issue he is capable of another big run.

1.05 – Pipers Note
1.40 – Swashbuckle
2.15 – Kapstadt
2.50 – Breakable
3.25 – Kasperenko
4.00 – Goodwood Crusader

ITV Racing presenter Hayley Turner returns to the saddle to represent the girls' team in Saturday's Shergar Cup.


(3.15) The consistent RIGHT ACTION (6/1, Paddy Power) is never usually far away, and Richard Fahey’s charge can resume winning ways following a series of solid runs in the wake of a Carlisle win back in May.

The Dandy Man gelding beat Arthurthedelegator on that occasion, scoring by a half-length, and subsequently posted a pair of runner-up efforts in June. Not seen to best effect at Chester in July, the Fahey runner bounced back with a solid third behind Aimez La Vie where he had a subsequent winner behind.

Now dropped 1lb in the weights since he can be expected to remain competitive and he should go well taking a slight ease in grade although the draw could certainly have been kinder.

1.30 – Silverlight
2.05 – Bassmah
2.40 – Tommy G
3.15 – Right Action
3.50 – Zodiakos
4.25 – Polar Forest
5.00 – Midnight Warrior


(3.00) EL CAP (4/1, Ladbrokes) posted some good runs on the all-weather, but his form has taken new heights since switching to turf with a win at Thirsk last month over Mathix followed up by a near-miss behind Zodiakos at Beverley at the beginning of August.

Sir Michael Stoute’s charge had a next-time winner behind when scoring that success at Thirsk, where he had four lengths to spare at the line; her subsequent runner-up effort saw the Speightstown colt beaten just a neck where he was just tapped for gears before finishing strongly and a further 3lbs rise in the weights doesn’t look overly harsh with the prospect of more to come.

Queen Of Time (centre) could prove a value shout against Haydock hot-property Sea Of Grace.

(3.35) QUEEN OF TIME (9/1, William Hill) has developed into a very useful filly this term, scoring back-to-back wins at Goodwood following a break; Henry Candy’s charge has lost nothing in defeat in either start since which includes going down by only a half-length to Tisbutadream in the Listed Coral Distaff last month.

The Harbour Watch filly was unlucky not to have finished closer than she did in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot previously, meeting trouble in running and losing momentum before staying on well. 

While she will need to step up again to lower the colours of the standard-setting Sea Of Grace, she is a filly going the right way and with the potential to do better she could represent a value angle against Roger Varian’s charge who sets the standard on her run in the French 1000 Guineas and subsequent Falmouth fourth.

1.55 – Tapis Libre
2.30 – Autocratic
3.00 – El Cap
3.35 – Queen Of Time
4.05 – Glorious Forever
4.35 – Gabrial The Tiger
5.05 – Hamish McGonagin


(3.05) ANYTHINGTODAY (5/2, William Hill) is turned out quickly following his latest success at Bath three days ago, but Hugo Palmer’s charge can continue to progress and can land the hat-trick.

The Zoffany gelding is 2-2 under Josephine Gordon, also scoring here last month when beating Pacify; the form of that win took a boost when the third horse home was first past the post in a competitive Goodwood handicap only to lose the race in the stewards’ room.

The application of cheekpieces has helped him to raise his game, and assuming this contest doesn’t come too soon on the back of his Bath run he could well be up to the task of defying the 6lbs penalty he carries with the prospect of further improvement to come.

(5.20) ADDICTED TO YOU (10/3, Ladbrokes) goes well in the mud, and Mark Johnston’s charge is taken to bounce back to form following his Ayr mishap at the end of July where the Medicean gelding twisted off a shoe and lost his action.

He had earlier beaten Project Bluebook comfortably at Catterick the time before, showing improved form for the step up to two miles on that occasion; assuming he is none the worse for that last outing at the Scottish track, he is worth chancing to give a better account this time around, and having looked a progressive sort over this longer trip previously he remains unexposed at this distance and may well leave that last effort behind.

2.00 – Peace Trail
2.35 – Mutanaaseq
3.05 – Anythingtoday
3.40 – Tajaanus
4.15 – Khamaary
4.50 – Colibri
5.20 – Addicted To You


(6.10) HOPE AND GLORY (8/1, Paddy Power) stepped up on her maiden form when switched into nursery company, finishing third of five runners behind Tulip Fever over this course and distance last month.

Beaten just over one length in similar ground conditions to those which the Dandy Man filly will encounter here, she has been dropped 2lbs in the weights following the run and equipped now with cheekpieces she could find the improvement required to get off the mark.

Sylvestre De Sousa travels to Lingfield for just one ride on Saturday evening.

(7.40) GLENAMOY LAD (5/4, William Hill) is Sylvestre De Sousa’s only scheduled ride on the Lingfield card, and the fact the former champion makes the journey from Newmarket to partner Michael Wigham’s charge could be significant.

The Royal Applause gelding failed to win in Ireland when trained by Ken Condon; but having shaped well on debut at this venue in July when finishing third behind Bernardo O’Reilly, he duly stepped up to go two places better at Newmarket earlier in the month, beating Bellevarde by a half-length although he was arguably value for more than the official winning margin.

A 4lbs rise in the weights doesn’t look overly prohibitive, and taking on older and more exposed rivals in this contest he can follow up with the prospect of better still to come.

5.10 – Lewinsky
5.40 – Star Maker
6.10 – Hope And Glory
6.40 – Yaafour
7.10 – Queens Royale
7.40 – Glenamoy Lad
8.10 – Perfect Sense


(7.30) EVERYDAY EVERYHOUR (9/2, Bet365) has been running better than his bare form figures might otherwise suggest, and Gordon Elliott’s charge can get back to winning ways in this contest.

The Presenting gelding tasted success over timber at Punchestown last June, beating Lake Malawi by seven lengths; but the Gigginstown runner has yet to add to that tally in a handful of subsequent starts although he wasn’t beaten far over fences two starts ago at Limerick behind Windsor Higgins.

Fourth at Clonmel last time where he wasn’t helped by being squeezed up – beaten at the time though – he should appreciate the less strenuous trip here and he can bounce back with Davy Russell taking over in the saddle.

5.30 – Shinghari
6.00 – Mystic Theatre
6.30 – The Trigger
7.00 – Coeur Joyeux
7.30 – Everyday Everyhour
8.00 –Black Zambezi
8.30 - Itsonlyrocknroll


(6.20) FRENCH FLYER (9/4, Ladbrokes) made an impressive debut when successful here in June, running out a two lengths’ victor over Up Sticks And Go; the Pour Moi gelding however wasn’t seen to best effect last time over course and distance where he was arguably given too much to do in his follow up bid.

Michael Dods’ charge finished three lengths adrift of Poet’s Prince, finishing in the bronze medal position, but he remains open to progress and perhaps shouldn’t be judged too harshly on that performance. Still early days, he could be capable of better and he is worth another chance to build on the promise of his debut effort.

(7.20) POMME DE TERRE (15/8, Paddy Power) won twice last term, and Michael Dods’ charge has looked to be working up to a return to the winners’ enclosure in recent starts where he has been beaten less than one length in each of his last three outings which includes behind Lexington Times at York last month.

The Sakhee’s Secret gelding travelled like the winner in that race only to be caught close home over six furlongs. However, dropping back to the minimum trip may help, and raised just 2lbs in the weights he is expected to put in another bold run so no surprise if he goes one better this time around to resume winning ways.

5.50 – Remember Rocky
6.20 – French Flyer
6.50 – Cheeni
7.20 – Pomme De Terre
7.50 - Snookered
8.20 – Lady In Question
8.50 – Chebsey Beau

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