Guide to Saturday’s Racing – Key Betting Angles

Call Me Lord and Mr Antolini jump the final hurdle in the Imperial Cup

The final weekend before our Cheltenham Festival tips are unleashed onto the track! It’ll be a tense one for the jockeys riding as no one wants to be injured any time of year, yet alone for next week!

It’s Imperial Cup day at Sandown plus we also have afternoon racing at Gowran Park, Wolverhampton, Hereford and Ayr as well as an evening All-Weather fixture at Kempton. You can see our tips for all the racecourses here!

ITV Racing

Today’s ITV Racing tips come from four races at Sandown where the Grade 3 Imperial Cup is the highlight in which last years second Call Me Lord will be aiming to go one better.

We also have two All-Weather contests from Wolverhampton. The flat turf season isn’t far away and so the West Midlands track hosts their Lincoln Trial as well as the Listed Lady Wulfruna Stakes.

NAP of the Day

Today’s best bet runs live on ITV4 in the 3.15pm at Wolverhampton and it’s Richard Hannon’s Oh This Is Us. He won a handicap as he liked at Lingfield off a mark of 110 last time out and is clear of the rest of the field on these terms.

Thanks to the likely good pace to be set from front runners Arcanada and Cardsharp, this contest should play into the hands of Oh This Is Us who should have too much class.

Outsider to Watch

Gordon Elliott’s Minellafordollars is a fascinating runner at Gowran Park today in a Beginners Chase at 4.15pm. He was a talented hurdler having beaten the now Grade 2 winner Derrinross on his final start over the smaller obstacles back in December 2017.

He had been off the track since then prior to making his chasing debut over course and distance last month where he was a well-beaten eighth. But he was more than entitled to need that run after such a long absence and should strip much fitter today.

Longest Traveller

Lucinda Russell sends Glenpark on a mammoth 425 mile journey down to Sandown for him to compete on his handicap debut in the 1.20pm! That’s also her only runner on the card!

Trainer Handicap Debutants

Mark Johnston

Britain’s most successful racehorse trainer has a terrific 30% strike rate with handicap debutants at Wolverhampton in the past five years, with a profit of £16.62 to £1 level stakes! He has one runner fitting the bill today.

Nigel Twiston-Davies

From just four handicap debutants at Sandown in the past five years, three of them have won! He has a pair fitting that criteria in the same contest.

Hughie Morrison

As well as Nigel Twiston-Davies, Hughie Morrison also has a handicap debutant in the 1.50pm Sandown. He is two winners from three under those criteria at the track in the same time period!

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