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

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Horses clear a fence at Ascot
Our experts focus on Ascot, Wetherby and beyond this weekend

Find out how to get the best horse racing bets and ambassador insight this weekend for the meetings at Ascot, Down Royal and elsewhere...

Gordon Elliott: "Samcro in very good form and everyone is very happy with him at home and he does tend to run well fresh so I'm hoping he will be right there at the finish."

Saturday ITV Racing Tips - Tony Calvin's four to back

The National Hunt season steps up another sizeable gear on Saturday with top class racing from Ascot, Wetherby and Down Royal on ITV. Tony Calvin goes through the televised races in his preview.

He says: "His seasonal reappearance form figures read 11411, and that fourth was a one-and-a-half length fourth in a Silver Trophy at Chepstow where Sam Spinner was just three-quarters-of-a-length ahead of him getting 9lb from the selection."

Wholestone at 8/1 each-way with Betfair Sportsbook in 14:45 at Wetherby

Paul Nicholls - Black Corton can be in the thick of things at Ascot

It's a busy day for Paul Nicholls at Ayr, Wetherby and Ascot, with yard stars Cyrname and Black Corton running.

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He says: "Black Corton is full of life as usual and I am hoping that the wind op he had in the summer might just tease a bit of improvement from him."

Saturday at Wetherby - Timeform's three best bets

There are rich pickings to be had at Wetherby on Saturday so Timeform pick out their three best bets for the card at the West Yorkshire course...

"Ashtown Lad remains open to further progress and is taken to open his account at the third time of asking."

Ashtown Lad - 13:00 Wetherby

Gordon Elliott - Samcro and Ballyadam set for Down Royal on Saturday

It's a big day for Gordon Elliott as he saddles no fewer than 18 runners on Down Royal's high class card on Saturday, including stable star Samcro and exciting novice hurdler Ballyadam...


He says: "Samcro in very good form and everyone is very happy with him at home and he does tend to run well fresh so I'm hoping he will be right there at the finish. We'll keep him to this sort of trip for the season."

Charlie Hall Chase - Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Saturday's Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, which goes off at 15:20, and pick out their 1-2-3.

They say: "Cyrname sets a tall standard on his best form and is the one to beat..."

Cyrname @ 3.613/5

Joseph O'Brien - Solid chances at Naas and Cork

Betfair Ambassador Joseph O'Brien has one runner on Saturday before a big Sunday at Naas and Cork which includes plenty of promising chances.

"Menagerie was touched off in a maiden at Cork last time and that represented a career-best effort from her. A repeat of that effort would put her in the mix here."

He says: Naas, 15:40 on Sunday - Menagerie

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