Horse Racing Tips: Best bets and ambassador insight for this weekend

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Kempton Racecourse
Paul Nicholls has runners at Kempton (above) and Uttoxeter

Get our horse racing tipsters' best bets at Kempton, Uttoxeter and beyond this weekend and insight from Paul Nicholls, Joseph O'Brien, Olly Murphy...

Joseph O'Brien: "This is a big drop in class for Top Moon and I think the longer trip will suit him, so hopefully he'll prove tough to beat."

Thurles 17:10 - Top Moon

Paul Nicholls Saturday Runners Preview: Highland Hunter should run well in Midlands National

There's no rest for Paul Nicholls and his team after Cheltenham as they head to Kempton and Uttoxeter on another busy Saturday of racing.

He says: "Highland Hunter was at Exeter only a week after he won at Carlisle. That was not ideal as I'd have liked him to have more time between those races. But he seems A1 at home and I expect him to run very well over a trip that should play to his strengths."

15:35 - Highland Hunter

Saturday Racing Tips: Tony Calvin picks a cracking bet at Uttoxeter

Tony Calvin who continues his tipping odyssey with bets at Kempton and Uttoxeter from the ITV coverage on Saturday.

He says: "Despite winning on his final start for David Dennis by 18 lengths in February 2020, Final Nudge can now race off 132 here, having made his debut for O'Brien when fifth to Time To Get Up at Wincanton last month. I think the form of that race was pretty strong for the grade."

Back Final Nudge in 15:35 at Uttoxeter at 23.022/1

Olly Murphy: Eskendash could make his mark on debut for me

Betfair Ambassador Olly Murphy has three runners across the cards at Kempton and Uttoxeter on Saturday so get his views on their chances (and note the crossover with Tony's picks).

He says: "I'd be hopeful rather than confident on his first run for me, but fingers crossed the change of scenery at Warren Chase will have freshened him up and he could go well with an each-way chance."

Kempton, 14:05 - Eskendash

Joseph O'Brien: Top Moon to relish big drop in class on Saturday

Betfair ambassador Joseph O'Brien is as busy as ever, sending two runners to Thurles on Saturday, before five head to Curragh and one to Downpatrick on Sunday.

He says: "Top Moon has been slow to get the hang of chasing, but he ran a great race to finish a close second in the Matheson Handicap Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival last time. This is a big drop in class for him and I think the longer trip will suit him, so hopefully he'll prove tough to beat."

Thurles 17:10 - Top Moon

Uttoxeter Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets for Saturday

Timeform highlight three bets from Uttoxeter on Saturday including one that's looking for his third win in a row.

They say: "He made very hard work of defying a penalty at Carlisle last time, but the fact that he was still able to get the job done despite a poor round of jumping means there is still more to come from him. He remains capable of even better now stepped up further in trip and gets the vote to bring up the hat-trick."

Theme Tune - 13:50 Uttoxeter

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