Your guide to the ITV Racing at Newbury and York this Saturday!

Boitron winning the Denford Stakes at Newbury under Silvestre De Sousa

We’ve got plenty of action to look forward to on terrestrial TV this Saturday, with Newbury returning to the spotlight with a card that’s littered with fantastic races and even better horses! York is the supporting act by no means, as the ultra-competitive John Smith’s Cup is one of the feature races on their superb card!

Unsure of what you need to know for this Saturday’s racing? Look no further, as we provide you with our ITV Racing tips and a guide to both York and Newbury’s key statistics!

Guide to Newbury

Track Characteristics

Newbury Racecourse is an extremely wide racecourse that is, for the most part, very flat. There are some very slight undulations but it’s a very simple and fair course. It has both a round and straight course, with the latter being a mile long.

Draw Bias

There is no real draw bias to speak of at Newbury, as it’s one of the fairest tracks in the country for racing. There can be an advantage to be drawn on the rails if the weather plays a part, but that is very unlikely for this weekend.

Trainers and Jockeys to follow

The man to follow at Newbury is Jim Crowley, who can boast a £53.29 profit to level stakes for his 16% strike-rate at the venue. Roger Charlton can boast the same strike-rate as Crowley and has the biggest profit margin of the leading trainers, with a £26.62 profit to level stakes.

Newbury’s ITV Tips

Well-backed for his debut, Method (1/1) was an impressive winner at Doncaster. He missed the break and was far too keen, but he blasted clear in the closing stages to beat Fev Rover, who went down by just a head in a Newmarket Group 2 last weekend.


A dual winner as a juvenile, Huboor (7/2) has run with great promise on both her starts this term. She was upped to the mile when a close sixth in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot. These calmer waters could provide her with compensation.


A very cozy winner on handicap/seasonal debut at Haydock, Virgin Snow (4/1) went close at Newcastle subsequently in a Group 3 where things didn’t go her way. This looks like a weaker contest on paper and gives her excellent claims.


Top-class at his very best, a drop to Group 3 company should return The Tin Man to winning ways. He would have likely needed the run on seasonal return and the best of last year’s form would make him very difficult to beat.

Guide to York

Track Characteristics

York Racecourse is the dream for a galloping horse, with the Knavesmire having sweeping turns and a very long straight off the final bend. The straight course is the home for the sprint races and although many believe so, there doesn’t appear to be a bias for front-runners at the venue.

Draw Bias

It’s a disadvantage to be drawn very high or low in the sprint races at York, with being drawn high in races over ten furlongs also being a severe disadvantage.

Trainers and Jockeys to follow

James Doyle is the jockey to follow on the Knavesmire, with a level stakes profit of £16.37 thanks to a 19% strike-rate. For trainers, Tim Easterby holds a 9% strike-rate at York but a remarkable £107.00 profit to level stakes, so watch out for his biggest priced runners in the handicaps.

York’s ITV Tips

Making his debut for David O’Meara today, Eagles By Day (10/1) has some smart form at his peak, including a placed effort behind Japan in the 2019 King Edward VII Stakes. Stepped up in distance with a change of scenery, better can be expected after a low-key seasonal debut for his previous yard.


Running with promise on two starts this term, Baltic Baron (18/1) came from miles back to finish fifth in the Royal Hunt Cup. He needs a better break today, but if he does get out on terms, he’ll be bang there off a pound lower.


Second to Battaash in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, six furlongs didn’t play to Equilateral’s (7/2) strengths at Newmarket subsequently. Dropped back in distance at a much more manageable level, he’s been found a very good opportunity on paper.


Hitting the line very strongly over ten furlongs at Ripon on her latest outing, the best is yet to come from Artic Fox (6/1). She’s clearly dangerously handicapped and stepped up twelve furlongs, a trip she’s unexposed over, she’ll prove difficult to stop.


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