Tote Scoop 6 Tips for Saturday from Cheltenham, Doncaster and Newbury

Paisley Park and Aidan Coleman win the Stayers' Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

Saturday’s ITV Racing is a hugely competitive affair, with nine races broadcast on ITV4. Six of them make up this Saturday’s Scoop 6, which is a great opportunity for a big return off a small stake.

Cheltenham provides some top class jumping action, while both Doncaster and Newbury have pattern races on their flat cards. Doncaster have the feature race of the flat meetings, hosting the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes. With plenty of bigger fields, there is a great opportunity to grab a bigger priced winner to knock out a vast majority of the pool.

Tote Scoop 6 Races

2.05 Cheltenham – Masterson Holdings Hurdle (2) 2m 87y
2.20 Doncaster – Vertem Very Different Stockbrokers Handicap (2) 5f 3y
2.55  Doncaster – Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes (Group 1) 1m
3.15 Cheltenham – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (2) 2m 7f 208y
3.50 Cheltenham – Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase (2) 3m 1f
4.10 Newbury – Pravha Stakes (Group 3) 1m 4f

Tote Scoop 6 Tips

  • 2.05 – Anna Bunina comes across from Ireland on the back of two wins from her last three. She bumped into one when second at Listowel last time and a five-pound rise isn’t harsh. Richard Johnson gets the ride and she makes plenty of appeal.
  • 2.20 – Came From The Dark ran out a gutsy winner at Haydock two starts ago and six furlongs perhaps stretched him at York subsequently. He’s a pound lower and returned to five furlongs, he should be in the thick of the action.
  • 2.55 – Mac Swiney was a surprise Grade 2 winner at the Curragh two starts ago, not having the best of passages in a Group 1 there since. Kevin Manning comes over from Ireland to partner his regular mount and stepping up to the mile should unlock further progress.
  • 3.15 – Tobefair loves Cheltenham, with his last six runs coming at the venue. He won this race twelve months ago off three pounds lower, running well in graded company to cap off last season. He goes well fresh and has to be given a strong chance.
  • 3.50 – Cobra De Mai went close at the Festival two starts ago when sixth in the Ultima off two pounds higher. He ran below form on return at Fontwell, but that sharp 2m 5f wouldn’t have really suited. Back up in distance and holds a sizeable each-way chance.
  • 4.10 – Alounak is difficult to oppose in this Group 3 contest. He ran second in the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot earlier in the summer and has remained in great form since. He’ll have his ideal conditions and at this level, he’s going to be tough to beat if producing his very best against weaker opposition than he’s used to.

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