Horse Racing Tips

Betfair Super Saturday Cheat Sheet: Tips and insight for Newbury and beyond

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Horse racing at Newbury
It's Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury

It's Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury so we have got the best bet from tipster Tony Calvin, Daryl Carter and more as well as exclusive insight from our ambassador Paul Nicholls on his runners...

Newbury Superboost

If you fancy Shishkin to Win the 14:05 at Newbury then head over to the Betfair Sportsbook, click on Horse Racing then Specials, and you can back Shishkin at the boosted price of 1/12.00 to win the Betfair Denman Chase.

Shishkin to Win 14:05 Newbury @ 1/12.00

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Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury is the main event this weekend and our experts have strong views on the Betfair Denman Chase, the Betfair Exchange Game Spirit Chase and the Betfair Hurdle.

Tony Calvin, Daryl Carter and Kevin Blake have assessed the card and recommended their best bets, while Betfair ambassador Paul Nicholls provides exclusive insight on his runners, including Hitman and Makin'yourmindup.

And remember, Betfair are giving horse racing bettors a free multiples bet every weekend of February. Read on for ideas about how you could use yours on Betfair Super Saturday.

Newbury 15:15 Betfair Hurdle - Kevin Blake: Back Jilaijone

"He has run very well on testing ground in the past and has proven his stamina over a bit further than this. Given that he often moves into his race travelling notably well, he could be one to put up an in-running lay at shorter prices to bail out of the win part of your bet if you are that way inclined.

At the time of writing, Jilaijone is one of the outsiders of the entire field, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he outruns those odds, and with Betfair offering six places he appeals as a very tempting each-way bet."

Back Jilaijone @ 50/151.00

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14:05 Newbury Betfair Denman Chase - Paul Nicholls: Hoping for some place money

He needed the run at Cheltenham last month after his latest wind op and has come on nicely for the outing so I'm hopeful he can pick up some place money before another crack at the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.

Hitman Newbury 14:05

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Newbury 14:40 Betfair Denman Chase - Tony Calvin: Back Funambule Sivola

"The Betfair Exchange Game Spirit Chase at 14:40 is a very tricky race to call but price is everything, and that has lured me into Funambule Sivola. Back him at 9/1 win-only with the Sportsbook or 10.0 or bigger on the Exchange.

"He has made all to win this race in the past two years but his jockey may have to take a pull on Saturday, as Editeur Du Gite, Amarillo Sky and Calico are also forward-goers. And he doesn't have to lead, as his career-best second to Energumene in the 2022 Champion Chase came from off the pace."

Back Funambule Sivola @ 9/1

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Newbury 15:15 Betfair Hurdle - Tony Calvin: Back Iberico Lord

"This is very unlike me - after all, he is one of the market leaders in a ridiculously deep 24-runner handicap, as it should be for 155 bags - but, in my ante-post selection's likely absence, I now have to rate Iberico Lord as my first betting port of call...

"Unfortunately, the Sportsbook's odds-compilers clearly fancy Iberico Lord too, going 5/1 when he is as big as 8/1 and 7/1 elsewhere, so I am going to suggest you look to back him at 7.0 or bigger win-only on the Exchange in the 155k handicap at 15:15."

Back Iberico Lord @ 7.0 or bigger on Betfair Exchange

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15:50 Newbury - Paul Nicholls: Solid chance if fresh and well

He progressed nicely last season, winning three times over hurdles and I've always felt that fences would bring out the best in him. He's run all right in both his starts over fences and we think he will be happier racing left handed at Newbury. He's fresh and well and should run tidily.

Makinyourmindup 15:50 Newbury

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Newbury 15:15 Betfair Hurdle - Daryl Carter: Back Ocastle Des Mottes

"Not often does a horse come around that is rated higher in Ireland than he is in Britain, but that is the case with Willie Mullin's French recruit Ocastle Des Mottes.

The five-year-old is an entirely unknown quantity, but the Irish Handicapper has him rated at 139 - and typically, with British tax added, he would be running off a rating in the mid-140s. However, he lines up here rated just 133, thanks to how the British and Irish handicappers adjust for French ratings.

For now, those ratings are meaningless, but on the bare form, in France, it does look as though he has been let in only a small bit lightly and taking into consideration the improvement he should have received by joining Willie Mullins and his age, it's not wild to think he is well handicapped."

Back Ocastle Des Mottes @ 7.06/1

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