Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake Saturday Racing Tips: Trillium and Savvy can bag big-race victories

Betfair tipster Kevin Blake
Kevin Blake has two tips for Saturday's racing at Newmarket

There's some brilliant and very competitive racing at Newmarket on Saturday and Kevin Blake has a pair of tips for you to consider...

There is an absolute feast of action for racing fans to enjoy this weekend on both sides of the Irish Sea and ITV will have it well covered this Saturday.

Trillium the pick in a fascinating Cheveley Park

The weekend is littered with high-class two-year-old races and one of the picks of them is undoubtedly the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket (14:25).

It brings together all sorts of strands of high-class form from both sides of the Irish Sea and even some French form too, so it very much promises to sort out the wheat from the chaff in this division.

While I am fond of a few of these fillies, the one I consider to be the most likely winner is the Richard Hannon-trained Trillium.

The daughter of No Nay Never was beaten on her debut, but hasn't been bested in three starts since. She beat the boys in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, but it was her defeat of the very talented filly The Platinum Queen in the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster a fortnight ago that reads particularly well.

I have great regard for The Platinum Queen and she is very much a five-furlong filly, so for Trillium to nail her over that trip when her own stamina for six furlongs has already been established was very impressive.

Getting back up to six furlongs and firmer ground are both likely to be in Trillium's favour. This is clearly a very strong contest, but I see her as the form pick and if she can reproduce that Flying Childers effort, she will be tough to beat.

Back Trillium in 14:25 Newmarket @


Savvy set for Victory in Cambridgeshire

In terms of a betting race, it doesn't get much more competitive all year than the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket (15:40).

With regard to pace profile, there seems to be a strong amount of pace in the race and it is primarily concentrated in the middle-to-high draws.

So, my starting point was to look for one that likes to be ridden with some patience and was ideally draw in the middle or higher. The one I landed on that pretty much fits that bill is the Sean Woods-trained Savvy Victory.

The three-year-old seemed to struggle to get home over a mile-and-a-half on a couple of occasions earlier this season and it has only been in his last two starts when returned to a mile-and-a-quarter in handicap company that he has resumed his progression.

He was unfortunate to be beaten a short-head in a small-field handicap at Doncaster in July, but he made no mistake when winning a similar contest at Goodwood in great style last month.

He appeals as one that will be much better suited by a race such as this that should offer much more cover and pace to aim at.

This style of race should allow him to be ridden with patience and be delivered late which should very much suit him. Ryan Moore takes over the ride and he looks to have an excellent chance.

Back Savvy Victory in 15:40 Newmarket @


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