Horse Racing Tips: Best bets and expert insight for Betfair Chase day

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Bristol De Mai clears a fence in the Betfair Chase
The Betfair Chase is at 3pm at Haydock on Saturday

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"Lostintranslation disappointed when pulled up in the King George VI Chase at Kempton, but that was the only blip as he again showed top-class form after wind surgery and three months off to finish a length-and-a-half third to Al Boum Photo in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on his final start."

Paul Nicholls Haydock Exclusive: Clan is 'hard fit' for Betfair Chase bid

Paul Nicholls is in flying form ahead of Saturday's big Betfair sponsorship at Haydock and he sounds on a confident note on his quartet at the meeting, including Betfair Chase hopeful Clan Des Obeaux.

He says: "We are not using this as a warm-up for his hat-trick bid in the King George and there will be no excuses on the fitness front. Clan is a month further down the line compared to his first run of the season at Down Royal last year. He has had a lot of graft and I really fancy him."

Saturday ITV Racing Tips: Tony Calvin's four to back on Betfair Chase day

Our resident tipster Tony Calvin has been monitoring the build-up to Betfair Chase day for a long time and has a trio of fresh tips to consider as well as one at Ascot.

He says: "Witness his second at Kempton last season when splitting Frodon and Top Notch, rated 168 and 161 respectively, albeit in receipt of 6lb, in a very quick time. He was only beaten 1¼ lengths by Frodon after trading at evens in the run."

Keeper Hill at 40.039/1 win and 7.06/1 place, or bigger, in 15:00 at Haydock

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Betfair Chase - Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Saturday's Betfair Chase at Haydock and pick out their 1-2-3.

They say: "Lostintranslation disappointed when pulled up in the King George VI Chase at Kempton, but that was the only blip as he again showed top-class form after wind surgery and three months off to finish a length-and-a-half third to Al Boum Photo in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on his final start. Looks the one to beat on his reappearance."

Betfair Chase Day: Five horses who will relish testing ground at Haydock

There is plenty of rain forecast at Haydock on the run up to Betfair Chase day, so John Ingles of Timeform has picked out five horses who will relish conditions.

He says: "His second victory in this race, when beating Gold Cup winner Native River with Clan des Obeaux, came on good ground, but Bristol de Mai has done most of his winning in the mud."

Bristol De Mai (15:00)

Kevin Blake: Lostintranslation sets out on the road to redemption in the Betfair Chase

Kevin Blake analyses the main protagonists in the Betfair Chase and explains in-depth why he believes last year's winner will repeat his success.

He says: "It is far from a simple task for him, but I believe he has all the potential to prove to be the best staying chaser in training."

Paul Nicholls: Big chances at Ascot and Huntingdon

As well as having some solid claims at Haydock on Betfair Chase day Paul Nicholls also has some big chances at Ascot and Huntingdon on what could be a successful afternoon.

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He says: "He travelled and jumped like a smart horse at Cheltenham where the drop back to two miles seemed to suit him. This looks the right race for him."

Ascot 15:15 - Magic Saint

Gordon Elliott - Not concerned about Paranoid's chance at Naas on Saturday

Gordon Elliott will saddle seven runners at Naas on Saturday and, while some will definitely improve for the run, he does like a recent winner coming back in trip.

He says: "This shorter trip should suit him well and if he runs to a level similar to what he showed at Down Royal he must have every chance."

14:47 - Paranoid

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