The weekend is here again and we’ve got plenty of horse racing tips to accompany the big race action.
To give us a helping hand, we’ve delved into the latest edition of the Racing Post Weekender and put some of their selections into a 989/1 accumulator.
With picks from Ascot, Redcar and Newmarket, let’s take a look at who we could be shouting home to victory this Saturday.
A son of Arc winner Danedream, Faylaq has some way to go to live up to his pedigree but can take another step up the ladder in his first Group race.
The William Haggas-trained colt had to settle for second over this course and distance in July but looked a different horse when reappearing from a break at Kempton last week, cruising to victory in a one mile, three-furlong handicap without being asked for maximum effort.
It is only a matter of time before he picks up a Group race on that evidence.
The Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy can also go to County Durham trainer Michael Dods, with Troubador having displayed highly progressive form in six-furlong nurseries this season.
After winning his first two handicap starts the gelding went very close in a big field at York’s Ebor meeting and will be a tough nut to crack in the six-furlong Listed contest on Saturday.
Testing conditions can certainly help Raising Sand, who can enhance his fine Ascot record in the bet365 Challenge Cup on Saturday.
The likeable seven-year-old, who goes well under Nicola Currie, relishes his trips to the royal racecourse, where his form reads 114307816431, including a strike in the race twelve months ago.
He was rated 97 that day and is 109 now, but he ran with credit on his Group debut at Haydock last month and may have more to offer despite the lofty mark.
His chances will be increased by any rain – the more the better.
Veracious can give Sir Michael Stoute and Cheveley Park Stud another success in the Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
The daughter of Frankel started her season on a low note on the Rowley Mile in May but has thrived since and is fancied to follow in the hoofprints of Peeress (2005) and Integral (2014).
The four-year-old has been absent since registering her first Group One win in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket in July but her recent work has been of a high order.