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ITV Racing tips: one key runner from each of the 11 ITV races on Saturday | Horse Racing News

1.35 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Classified Stakes, 7f

Orbaan was a shock winner of the Golden Mile at Goodwood last month and bids to follow up. Recent course winner Epsom Faithfull also has claims, as does the in-form Divine Magic.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: DIVINE MAGIC

In-form filly who produced another strong finish last time (runner-up); suited by stiff 7f

2.10 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash, 5f

King Of Stars was a narrow second over course and distance last time and has shown promise in spells this season. Veteran Blue De Vega is making his 76th start and shouldn’t be ruled out.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: MANACCAN

3yo with a progressive profile; fifth of 27 over C&D two runs ago; might be the answer

2.25 Haydock
Urmston Handicap, 1m

Electrical Storm is looking to get back on the winning trail after finishing third at Sandown last time. Mr McCann didn’t run his race in the Britannia but the break might have helped.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: ELECTRICAL STORM

Two big runs since returning from long layoff and he may be suited by this drop back to 1m

2.45 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers, 2m

In-form Super Superjack is dropping down to 2m and won over course and distance in May. Throne Hall has been consistent recently and could go close.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: SUPER SUPERJACK

Steadily progressive in the last year, including five wins (latest C&D); hugely respected

3.00 Haydock
Rose Of Lancaster Stakes (Group 3), 1m2f

Anmaat will look to follow up his success in the John Smith’s Cup at York. Grocer Jack produced a stunning display at Newbury last time, winning the bet365 Stakes by nine lengths.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: ANMAAT

Won the John Smith’s Cup and looks capable of being a major force in Group races

3.20 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge, 1m4f

Pride Of Priory and Charging Thunder are seeking a hat-trick, while The Whipmaster has won four of his six starts this season.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: PRIDE OF PRIORY

Strong finishes for AW wins at 1m3f/1m4f; good chance he’s better than his latest 5lb rise

3.40 Newmarket
Sweet Solera Stakes (Group 3), 7f

Lakota Sioux is representing Mark and Charlie Johnston and the stable have won this race three times in the last eight years. Novakai, Alseyoob and Mottisfont arrive after debut victories.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: NOVAKAI

Pulled nicely clear on 7f debut and looks another very talented juvenile for her stable

3.55 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile, 1m

Montassib is experiencing this trip for the first time and finished fifth in the Buckingham Palace at the royal meeting. Jungle Cove is making his first start outside of Ireland for the in-form Jessica Harrington.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: MONTASSIB

Two cracking runs in top 7f handicaps this summer; 1m may be more his trip from him now

4.15 Curragh
Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1), 6f

A very competitive renewal as Coventry winner Bradsell puts his unbeaten record on the line. Little Big Bear, Blackbeard and Persian Force warrant huge respect.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: BRADSELL

Impressive in beating Persian Force and Blackbeard in Coventry; big player

4.30 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic, 1m4f

Berkshire Breeze has struck the crossbar in recent appearances, including on his last start at this course last month. Hamaki has progressed since a wind operation in the spring.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: BERKSHIRE BREEZE

Went down by just a head on handicap debut here (1m6f, good to firm) on latest start

5.05 Ascot
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint, 6f

Spangled Mac goes in search of a five-timer, while Goodwood winner Everyday In Asia has sound claims. Razeyna has won two of her four starts and looks a player.

SPOTLIGHT TIP: ADMIRAL D

Honorable second to one ahead of his mark at Newmarket in July (6f); sound chance


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Race 1, 1.35 Ascot: DIVINE MAGIC
Race 2, 2.10 Ascot: MANACCAN
Race 3, 2.25 Haydock: ELECTRICAL STORM
Race 4, 2.45 Ascot: SUPER SUPERJACK
Race 5, 3.00 Haydock: ANMAAT
Race 6, 3.20 Ascot: PRIDE OF PRIORY
Race 7, 3.40 Newmarket: NOVAKAI
Race 8, 3.55 Ascot: MONTASSIB
Race 9, 4.15 Curragh: BRADSELL
Race 10, 4.30 Ascot: BERKSHIRE BREEZE
Race 11, 5.05 Ascot: ADMIRAL D


Read more Saturday previews. . .

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Shergar Cup: ‘He’s nicely handicapped’ – key quotes for the final six races

3.00 Haydock: What’s not to like about Grocer Jack? Nothing, but he won’t find this as easy

3.15 Curragh: ‘I couldn’t be happier with him’ – Go Bears Go leads British raid on Group 3 sprint

3.40 Newmarket: Can Lakota Sioux continue impressive Sweet Solera record for Johnstons?


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FIRST PUBLISHED 7:00AM, AUG 6 2022

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