4 Saturday Must Have Betting Pointers + 62/1 Acca!

Withold wins the Northumberland Plate

There are three meetings for our ITV Racing Tips to get stuck into on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, with the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle as well as action from Newmarket and York.

The highlight over in Ireland is the Irish Derby, where the 1-2-4 from Epsom, Anthony Van Dyck, Madhmoon and Broome do battle once more.

ITV Best Bet

Our Best Bet on ITV comes in the shape of Invincible Army at Newcastle. He’s been a talented and generally consistent colt throughout his career, with a couple of Group 3’s to his name. He bettered that with a Group 2 win in the Duke Of York Stakes in May.

A touch disappointing in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot, the fast ground that day won’t have been his optimum and with the tapeta surface riding slightly on the slow side, conditions should be perfect for James Tate’s sprinter.

Outsider to Watch

In a wide open handicap, Paddy Power can prove better than his big odds suggest at York. He’s had somewhat of a resurgence this campaign, winning twice in his last four starts and running well last time over an insufficient trip on ground softer than ideal.

Back up to six furlongs today off the same mark, this previous course and distance winner is still fairly handicapped on his past form and can make Noel Garbutt’s only ride at York a successful one.

Course Combinations – 62/1* Acca

High trainer and jockey strike rates at specific tracks can be vital to finding winners. We have a few today that combine especially well over the past five years, from more the twenty runners, that offer generous returns if backed in an accumulator.

Henry Candy & Harry Bentley – 35% at Newmarket

Aidan O’Brien & Ryan Moore – 34% at the Curragh

Archie Watson & Oisin Murphy – 34% at Lingfield

Value Visor

The addition of headgear can make a huge difference to a horse and some trainers have a knack of utilising this very well. Over the past two seasons, Keith Dalgleish has an impressive 27% strike rate when putting a visor on a horse for the first time (6 winners from 22 runners) and has one runner fitting the bill today!

*odds best available at the time of writing

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