Racing Only Bettor: Our experts' best bets this weekend

  • Max Liu
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The finish at Goodwood racecourse
Has Barry backed a winner at Goodwood on Saturday?

Gary O'Brien was joined by Kevin Blake & Betfair's Barry Orr on the Racing... Only Bettor podcast so here are their bets for a busy weekend at Curragh, Newmarket, Windsor and Goodwood...

15:00 - March Stakes

Barry: "Cabaletta is my nap of the weekend. Her form is rock solid and I think she will take a world of beating here."

Curragh - Friday

14:40 - Flame of Tara Stakes

Barry: "I was really impressed with Emaniya's win in Cork and think she can give Nicest a run for her money."

Kevin: "I thought Ubuntu ran a nice race on debut. Meala sets the standard in form terms. Nicest looked smart on debut and she is the one that I fancy here."

15:10 - Snow Fairy Stakes

Barry: "Albigna disappointed in the 1000 Guineas last time out. Thundering Nights is the one that I like. She is a filly on an upward curve she looks a solid each way bet."

Kevin: "They have taken their time in getting Albigna to the track and while I can understand people looking at an each-way alternative, I would be disappointed if the favourite couldn't win here."

15:40 - Cambridgeshire Handicap

Barry: I like two here. Laughifuwant is the first. Colin Keane takes the mount here for his father and he has some decent form in Listed races. Strongbowe is the other that I like. He in the first-time visor here and at his price I think he has a good chance."

Gary: "My two against the field are Flaming Moon and Onlyhuman."

Kevin: "Jassaar won this race last year and comes into the race with a similar profile to 2019. He has an excellent record at the Curragh and he is only 5lbs higher in the weights than last year."

16:10 - Round Tower Stakes

Barry: "Teresa Mendoza looked a really nice filly first time out and can go close here."

Kevin: "The only thing that I would have against Teresa Mendoza would be her price. I think the market is underestimating Sweet Gardenia. She bolted up at Naas last weekend, is very much an each-way price and can run a big race."

Newmarket - Saturday

14:05 - Hopeful Stakes

Barry: "Jash is the one that I like here. He had good form as a 2
two-year-old and I think he can take a bit step forward from his last run."

Kevin: "While I would like to see Jash come back to form, I can't be backing him here. Summerghand is in the form of his life at the minute but I would be cautious about him in a smaller field."

Windsor - Saturday

14:40 - August Stakes

Kevin: "This looks a good opportunity for Desert Encounter. There's not a huge amount between a lot of theses horse and it's a watching race for me."

Barry: "I like Sextant. His comeback run was satisfactory, and I think he will come on again for that run."

15:15 - Winter Hill Stakes

Barry: "It's hard to see beyond Fox Chairman. I thought Sinjaari might have a small chance but I think it's all about Fox Chairman in his favoured conditions."

Kevin: "Fox Chairman is clearly going the right way and I don't think we have seen the very best of him yet."

Goodwood - Saturday

13:50 - Prestige Stakes

Barry: "I thought Pomelo could really be anything and might just be able to stop Happy Romance."

Kevin: "I'd be hopeful Happy Romance can take the step up in trip in her stride and if she is to beat Pomelo then Saturday could be the day."

14:25 - Chattaway Handicap

Barry: "Monoski has been one of the best backed horses so far ahead of the weekend's racing."

15:00 - March Stakes

Barry: "Cabaletta is my nap of the weekend. Her form is rock solid and I think she will take a world of beating here."

Kevin: "I'd be disagreeing with Barry and I'm strong on Subjectivist. His form is good, he was third to Mogul at here and I think his overall form is the strongest in the race."

15:35 - Celebration Mile

Barry: "Century Dream looks the one for me here and I'll be playing him in-running on the Betfair Exchange in the hope that he will bounce out into the lead and make all."

Kevin: "Regal Reality was back to his very best at Salisbury and I think the trip is what he wants and he might have too much class for them here."

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