Saturday’s ITV horses for courses Lucky 15 could return £13,800

Billesdon Brook wins the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket

Saturday is another bonanza day of racing action, with no less than seven meetings to look forward too! Newmarket, Punchestown, Goodwood, Uttoxeter, Thirsk, Doncaster and Hexham all host cards, with the feature being the 2000 Guineas and Punchestown Festivals.

We’ll have horse racing tips for all the action, including the races broadcast on ITV. If you’re a trends person, then stick around, as I’ve found four horses who will relish a return to their respective venues on Saturday. They’ve all won at them previously and are tempting prices, with a £1 Lucky 15 potentially returning £13,807, or £7,008 at a 50p each-way stake. Find all the details below!


1.50 Newmarket – Mascat

Running on three occasions at Newmarket in his career thus far, he was a juvenile winner back in 2019 over the mile. Two subsequent runs at the venue came in handicaps last year, latterly when a close third behind a pair of progressive rivals.

Returning this season when midfield in the Doncaster Spring Mile, he went down by less than a length at Ripon subsequently over ten furlongs. The nine-furlong distance looks ideal for him and with Ralph Beckett’s string in excellent form, he’s certainly overpriced.


2.25 Newmarket – Arecibo

Making his stable debut for Robert Cowell on the back of a 186-day absence, he made a successful reappearance when scoring over course and distance earlier this month. Snapping a long losing sequence, he was well on top at the finish after travelling all over his rivals.

He’s gone up eight pounds for that, which is a shade harsh, but he’s been competitive off similar ratings in the past. The all-conquering Tom Marquand takes over the ride and there’s plenty to like about his chances.


2.40 Thirsk – Queen’s Sargent

With form figures at Thirsk that read 2131, it’s safe to assume this six-year-old loves the track. His most recent victory here came over seven furlongs last summer, winning off a five-pound lower rating. Beaten less than a length in his sole try of the mile at Thirsk, he won’t mind stretching out in distance.

Sixth on his 2021 return in the Spring Mile, he then travelled to Catterick to score handsomely over seven furlongs. He’s yet to win over the mile, but he’s gone close on a number of occasions and sitting on an achievable rating, he’s a strong each-way candidate back at this second home.


3.40 Newmarket – Master Of The Seas

Winning three of his five starts thus far, all of those victories have come at Newmarket. Charlie Appleby’s charge won his debut at the venue before a Grade 2 Superlative Stakes victory on his next start. Running well in the Grade 1 National Stakes at the Curragh to finish off his juvenile campaign, he’s run promisingly on both his 2021 starts.

Downed at skinny odds on return at Meydan, where he looked in desperate need of the run, he bounced back to winning ways returned to Newmarket, winning the Craven despite a less than ideal trip. Too keen early, he had to be switched around rivals, pulling clear with La Barrosa and scoring cosily in the end.

It’s fair to say this horse is somewhat of a Newmarket specialist and an honest gallop in the 2000 Guineas should help settle him early. He’s not the most straightforward, but he’s obviously talented and 18-1 is a very fair price-tag.


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