Free UK Horse Racing Tips
A plethora of action today – typical of a Saturday – across the UK, Ireland and France. We have three selections, two at Newbury and one at Newmarket.
Tip 1 – 1.45pm Newbury
Our first selection of the day comes in the 7f two-year-old listed race at 1.45pm. The Andrew Balding-trained Masekela sets a strong standard and will be difficult to beat. A replication of his narrow defeat in a Group 2 would likely suffice and is by far the best form on offer.
He does, nevertheless, face a couple of interesting rivals. Bayside Boy won on debut over this course and distance and is currently vying for favouritism. That Newbury form has yet to be tested; he is no doubt a smart prospect but looks short enough in the betting.
Seattle King is our bet in this race. Well supported in to joint favouritism in the minutes before the off at Salisbury, he did the business in fine style. It wasn’t all plain sailing as he ran green and was niggled along early but the further he went in to the race, the better he got. The penny very much dropped 2f out, he picked up nicely and won going away with a fair bit in hand. His rivals were left toiling with the field strung out like the washing.
At the current prices, Seattle King is the most interesting runner. He has a nice pedigree albeit that he will probably appreciate further in time. The price differential between him and Bayside Boy seems excessive. He looks the value to take a step forward and put it to the two market leaders.
1.45pm Newbury – 1pt win Seattle King 13/2 general
Tip 2 – 2.20pm Newbury
Our second selections comes in Newbury’s feature race, the Geoffrey Freer. Hukum sets the standard and he will be difficult to beat.
That standard isn’t insurmountable and I think Golden Pass still has upside and can give the favourite a stern test. Golden Pass is still lightly raced after only seven career starts, recording four victories in the process. She has progressed and improved in every one of her career starts and her latest victory suggested that her upward trajectory isn’t about to stop.
Her running style indicates that a greater test of stamina will benefit her and indeed that she will improve for it. Often preferring to sit prominently or lead, if adopting those tactics she may not face too much pressure for the lead. She looks the value against the favourite and they should be slightly closer together in the market.
2.20pm Newbury – 1pt each way Golden Pass 13/2 general
Tip 3 – 2.00pm Newmarket
The 1m6f fillies’ handicap is a trappy competitive looking contest. Cases can be made for all of the runners.
The most attractive option at the prices is Military Two Step. On the face of it, her last run at Pontefract was a little underwhelming. She was, however, facing two progressive horses and the commanding winner had the significant advantage of making the running at speed-favouring Pontefract.
I would argue that run can be upgraded; it was a stiff examination and it was likely a career best. Perhaps generously, she has been dropped 2lbs for that effort. On a couple of pieces of form this season, notably her Chester win and the aforementioned Pontefract run, a mark of 88 certainly doesn’t look burdensome.
As alluded to, this is a very open contest and no horse winning would come as a surprise. Military Two Step looks the value at the prices to notch her third career success.
2.00pm Newmarket – 1pt win Military Two Step 13/2 general (some 15/2 available)