Guide to Saturday’s Racing – Key Betting Angles

Caspian Prince wins the Scottish Sprint Cup

A mixture of flat and jumps action from our ITV Racing Tips with Musselburgh hosting the Queen’s Cup worth £100,000 as well as the Scottish Sprint Cup.

Haydock have the Betway Challenger Series Final Day over obstacles with varying divisions and distances.

In addition to all this, we have Listed action at Kempton with the Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes.

Big Races

A heritage handicap over the staying trip of a mile and six furlongs, the Queen’s Cup Stakes was won by Archie Watson last year and he looks to have a great chance once again with Ulster. He won his first two starts for the yard before narrowly going down on both tries in handicap company since, but he’s firmly on the upgrade and is less exposed than all of his rivals.

Line Of Reason claimed the Scottish Sprint Cup two years ago and is in with a shout off a 3lb lower mark based on his running on second at Beverley on Wednesday. A Momentofmadness is rapid on his day and given this track is all about speed, he should show up well under Danny Tudhope.

It’s paid to follow the market in the Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes in recent years with no horse bigger than 4/1 winning since 2012. Anna Nerium was a Group 3 winner in both previous seasons and comes into this contest well clear on official ratings with a mark of 108, so she should be right in the shakeup. Agrotera was a runaway winner of the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot and will likely improve once again with just seven runs under her belt.

NAP of the Day

Today’s best bet runs at Brighton’s evening meeting and it’s The Jean Genie. Dropped back to this trip last time, she absolutely hacked up at Lingfield, travelling strongly before kicking clear and winning easily.

It could be significant that Richard Kingscote makes the journey for just one ride on the card. Raised 7lbs for her last win but that is entirely fair on how well she won it, if she’s in the same form here she will take the world of beating.

Outsider to Watch

Hardy veteran Brendan Brackan loves it at Cork, having won four of his seven starts there. Due to his class, he has to carry top weight, but that won’t be a problem for him as he’s won handicaps carrying 9st12lbs previously and he has a handy 3lb claim off his back as well today.

Once rated as high as 117, he’s handicapping off a mark of 99 here which is certainly low enough to see him involved despite his age. For a horse that can never be discounted, he looks far too big a price.

Trainer to Watch

Mark Johnston is definitely a trainer to keep onside at present as he’s the winning-most flat trainer in the past two weeks with 12 wins at a 22% strike rate, which includes 3 Good Friday wins. That combined with his record at Musselburgh makes for attractive reading, a 27% strike rate and level stakes profit of £25.93 at the venue in the past twelve months. He sends 6 runners to the track today and has 4 darts in the Queen’s Cup.

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