Horse Racing Tips: Best bets this weekend from the Racing...Only Bettor team

  • Max Liu
  • 3:30 min read
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The team have bets at Newmarket on Friday and Saturday

Get the best bets as host Hugh Cahill is joined by Kevin Blake and Betfair's Barry Orr on the Racing Only...Bettor Podcast to discuss another busy weekend of racing.

13:45 - The Zetland Stakes

Barry: "For me Kyprios looks like one of the bets of the weekend. He will improve from his debut at Galway and can take this."

It's another big weekend of Group 1 racing at Newmarket along with exciting jumps action from Chepstow as the National Hunt season clicks into gear.

Below is a summary of the Racing...Only Bettor team's bets but listen to the show to find out more.

Newmarket - Friday

13:50 - Cornwallis Stakes

Barry: "Royal Address is the one that I like in this contest. She is coming in here on a hat-trick having won a Listed race last time and she is an improving filly."

Kevin: "I thought Method should be shorter in the betting and you can forgive him his run in the Middle Park Stakes. I think he will out-class the rest of the field here."

14:25 - Oh So Sharp Stakes

Barry: "This is a competitive race and in a tight contest I would favour Thinking Of You with Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore in the plate."

Kevin: I don't think the ground will be an issue for Thinking Of You and she must have a massive chance. Saffron Beach would be the most interesting against the favourite.

15:00 - The Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes

Barry: "Daahyeh is a very interesting proposition here with her two-year-old form tying in with Love and I'll be keeping an eye on her to see how she gets on."

Hugh: "I would fancy Happy Power at an e/w price."

Kevin: "It's Happy Power for me too. He's just a rock-solid horse. 7f seems to be his trip and there should be no reason why he can't run his race here and that should put him right in the mix."

15:35 - The Fillies' Mile

Barry: "This is one of the races of the weekend. Zabeel Queen is one that I would give a squeak to at an each-way price."

Kevin: "I think the softer ground will suit Pretty Gorgeous better than Shale. Indigo Girl was very good at Yarmouth first time out and looks a very good filly. Isabella Giles impressed me at Newmarket last time and I think she is over-priced here."

16:10 - The Old Rowley Cup

Barry: "I like Brilliant Light. He is on a workable mark and the ground will hold no fears for him."

Kevin: "Luncies is the one that stood out for me. He's a progressive gelding, the longer trip here will help and he is very solid."

Chepstow - Friday

15:15 - The Persian War Novices' Hurdle Race

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Kevin: "Paul Nicholls put Mcfabulous as one of his 'Five To Follow' on a recent Betfair Podcast and if he is going to be a Stayers Hurdle horse further down the line then he needs to be winning this and winning comfortably."

Newmarket - Saturday

13:45 - The Zetland Stakes

Barry: "For me Kyprios looks like one of the bets of the weekend. He will improve from his debut at Galway and can take this."

Kevin: "You would be hopeful that Kyprios will step forward from his debut run but I would struggle to have a strong view on the race."

14:20 - The Autumn Stakes

Barry: "I thought One Ruler would go close here ahead of Van Gogh who took a while to win his maiden."

Kevin: "I would be with Barry and give One Ruler another chance after a somewhat disappointing run at Doncaster last time."

14:55 - The Darley Dewhurst

Barry: "Thunder Moon showed a brilliant turn of foot in both his races at The Curragh and I just hope that the ground doesn't turn up too soft for him as I think he is very good."

Kevin: "This is really a proper race. Thunder Moon wouldn't want the ground to be much softer. He was deadly in the National Stakes. You wouldn't want to forget about Wembley either. He flew home behind Thunder Moon. One that I would keep an eye on is Fivethousandtoone at a bigger price."

15:35 - The Cesarewitch Handicap

Barry: "Not So Sleepy is off a handy mark and would be of interest here along with Great White Shark for Willie Mullins."

Kevin: "The one I like at a bigger price is Alright Sunshine. He's a horse that has been an out and out stayer for the last while. He's going well up in trip here and is a real Jamie Spencer ride and I could see him running a career best in this race."

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