Horse Racing Tips: The best bets and ambassador insight on Saturday

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
Flat racing action at the Curragh
The Curragh is the place on Saturday with Irish Derby at 15:45

Betfair Ambassadors Ryan Moore and Joseph O'Brien give their insight on Irish Derby day while Kevin Blake recommends his best bets at the Curragh and Newcastle...

Kevin Blake: Horn can Blow rivals away at Newcastle

It's Northumberland Plate day at Newcastle and the Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday, and Kevin Blake has a tip for each card. Here's his pick for the former...

Kevin says: "The Northumberland Vase Handicap (14:55) may only be a consolation race for the main event at Newcastle, but it represents a fascinating betting race in its own right and the one that I like for it is the Charlie Fellowes-trained Blow Your Horn.

The son of Golden Horn has taken time to mature, but he has really started to roll since being stepped up in trip this season, winning at Newcastle and at Chelmsford. The latter success was particularly notable, as it was a messy race that didn't necessarily pan out in his favour, but he still found a way to win quite cosily.

While many are likely to be put off by Blow Your Horn's latest effort at Chester, it is a run that can readily be forgiven.

Back Blow Your Horn Each-Way, 5 places in 14:55 Newcastle @ 11.010/1

Ryan Moore: High Definition can show patience is virtue at Curragh

Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore discusses his six rides at Curragh on Saturday including High Definition in the Irish Derby.

Ryan says: "Patience is often the key to success in this sport, and hopefully the decision to bypass Epsom with High Definition gets its reward here. As has been well documented, he hasn't had a clear run this season after a couple of hugely promising wins at two, so I think everyone was delighted with his third in the Dante. Sure, you always like to win but the way he finished off his race at York, after show clear signs of rustiness, had to fill you with plenty of promise.

"He returns to a track where he won both those starts as a juvenile and, with the step up to 1m4f looking highly likely to suit, then I think he just about deserves his favourite status. He clearly has the potential to improve a fair amount.

"The winner aside, I think it is fair to say the jury is till out on the Epsom form but the placed horses from that Classic - Mojo Star, the Dante winner Hurricane Lane and the Irish 2000 Guineas scorer MacSwiney - clearly have to be respected, and I wouldn't rule out a big run from any of our other horses in here. All have the ability to take a hand if running up to their best, and stepping forward, with Wordsorth coming here on the back of an excellent, career-best second in the Queen's Vase. He doesn't have the Group 1 form of Van Gogh just yet, but there is more to come from him."

Back High Definition @ 2.8415/8

Joseph O'Brien: Plenty of promise among my Irish Derby day 11

Betfair Ambassador Joseph O'Brien heads to Curragh on Irish Derby with 10 runners, as well as one at Newcastle, and discusses their chances in his exclusive column.

Joseph says: "Shoshone Warrior ran with promise on his first start for us at the Curragh earlier this month, just racing a bit fresh and paying the price late on. He should have progressed from that run and this longer trip will suit him. He has to carry top weight, but he earned it with the form he showed last season, so hopefully he can justify it with a big run."

Back Shoshone Warrior in the 17:55 @ Curragh

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