1,965/1 Racing Post Weekender Acca!

Newmarket Racecourse

Saturday’s racing is as competitive as ever and there’s plenty of action to keep you entertained with our ITV tips.

If you fancy a different angle though, we’ve had a good flick through this week’s edition of the Racing Post Weekender and pulled out some of their selections into a mega acca for the weekend’s fixtures.

There are selections from Haydock and Newmarket, including a double-figure fancy in the Cambridgeshire.


Highland Chief (1:50 Newmarket – Saturday)

James Burn

Paul Cole has adopted the patient approach with Highland Chief, who can reward the trainer in Saturday’s Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket.

Cole has won the Group Two twice, most recently with Berkshire, whose career path is being followed with this juvenile.

Berkshire won the Chesham, while Highland Chief was only third, but it was to potential superstar Pinatubo, so there is no disgrace in that.

A son of Gleneagles, Highland Chief has – like Berkshire – been given a break since Royal Ascot and has done well in the interim.

His form stacks up nicely and Cole, who is enjoying something of a resurgence, has always thought a lot of the juvenile – a first-time-out winner at Newbury in April.


Raffle Prize (2:25 Newmarket – Saturday)

Norman Chorley

Mark Johnston won the Group One Juddmonte Cheveley Park in 2015 with Lumiere and has leading claims in this year’s renewal at Newmarket on Saturday with Raffle Prize.

The Slade Power filly won the Group Two Queen Mary at Royal Ascot in June before following up at the same level in the Duchess Of Cambridge on the July course at Newmarket. She then lost little in defeat when runner-up in the Group One Prix Morny in France last time out.

She was taking on the colts in Deauville and was beaten just a neck by the exciting Andre Fabre-trained Earthlight, who is disputing ante-post favouritism for the Middle Park Stakes on the Rowley Mile on Saturday.

The Johnston-trained two-year-old is the one to support back against her own sex at the weekend – and she won’t mind what the ground does.


Came From The Dark (3:15 Haydock – Saturday)

Stuart Redding

Came From The Dark has yet to taste success elsewhere, but he took his Haydock record to two-from-three with an emphatic course-and-distance success last time out.

Dropping back to five furlongs did the trick that day and he showed a good turn of foot to burst three and three-quarter lengths clear when asked for an effort.

A ten-pound higher mark may not be enough to stop Ed Walker’s three-year-old following up.


Beringer (3:40 Newmarket – Saturday)

Stuart Redding

Unsurprisingly this is wide open but at a decent price, Beringer really catches my eye.

He can occasionally throw in a moderate effort and was certainly below par at York last time out, but he has produced some smart form this summer, including when an unlucky loser at Goodwood in July.

A Lincoln third shows he can handle big fields and Alan King’s four-year-old suggested this trip would suit when staying on strongly to beat Power Of Darkness here over a mile in April, so he can reward each-way support off just one pound higher than he defied that day.

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