ITV Racing Preview Newbury and Ayr 20/04/24

ITV Racing Preview Newbury and Ayr 20/04/24

ITV Racing are live for Saturday's flat and jumps action. With Group races coming from Newbury on the level and Ayr hosting the Scottish Grand National. We've gone through the live races and picked out our selections for the afternoon.

ITV Racing Preview Newbury and Ayr 20/04/24 Betting Tips

Our Main fancies for the live Saturday ITV Racing:

NAP: Hamish (1.30 Newbury) 7/2

Next Best: Relief Rally (2.05 Newbury) 3/1

Dark Horse: Tommie Beau (3.15 Ayr) 40/1

Odds correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change, please gamble responsibly.

Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (1.15 Ayr) - Sans Bruit

Made a huge impression when taking the Red Rum Handicap Chase from the front under an impeccable Bryony Frost ride.

Turning the fences looks to have been the making of this 6 year old and he really attacked his obstacles with zest at Aintree.

Dubai Duty Free John Porter Stakes (1.30 Newbury) - Hamish

William Haggas’ 8 year old was imperious last season and scored in all four of his starts, capturing four Group Three races.

Versatile for ground and trip, he always just seemed to find enough to get the job done and won on seasonal appearance last year.

CPMS Novices' Champion Handicap Chase (1.50 Ayr) Deeper Blue

Has been fairly consistent since switched to handicap chases but really hinted that 3 miles could be his ideal when running a close 2nd when last seen at Newbury.

A 3lbs rise for his good run doesn’t look too harsh and Neon Moon getting 5lbs from him likely made the difference that day. He’s still relatively unexposed over staying trips and could well have found his niche.

Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes (2.05 Newbury) - Relief Rally

The William Haggas trained filly only tasted defeat once in her juvenile campaign last season when finding Crimson Advocate too speedy in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

However she stepped up her game towards the end of the season to capture the Super Sprint Stakes and the Lowther Stakes at York.

Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle (2.25 Ayr) - Ginger Mail

Has serious interlocking form with Cracking Rhapsody on all three of his starts this year, getting the better of that rival in January but finishing behind him the last twice.

A mark of 128 still leaves him looking well enough handicapped to get involved and his recent course record reads 122.

Watership Down Greenham Stakes (2.40 Newbury) - Army Ethos

Only seen twice last season for Archie Watson, winning a 6f maiden in fine fashion at Ayr before being sent to Royal Ascot for the Coventry Stakes and running a blinder to only be denied by a neck by River Tiber.

A reappearance at the start of last month in a low grade novice event over 6 furlongs saw him beaten at a short price of 2/9 however, he looked like the trip was too sharp and he’d come on for the run.

Coral Seafield Trophy Mares' Hurdle (3.00 Ayr) - A Penny A Hundred

Willie Mullins is unleashing some serious ammo this weekend in an attempt to clinch the UK trainers championship and sends over talented mare A Penny A Hundred for this.

Although she hasn’t won since breaking her maiden back in October of last year, she’s put in some solid performances in high quality events since and wasn’t disgraced in Graded races since.

OLBG Spring Cup (3.15 Newbury) - Navagio

Scored over 9.5 furlongs at Gowran Park last summer before returning off a long lay off in the Lincoln last month and ran a stormer to be 3rd.

Coral Scottish Grand National (3.35 Ayr) - Tommie Beau

A very talented staying chaser, Tommie Beau Durham National and the Southern National earlier in this season before coming 2nd in the Sussex National.

Last seen in the deeper contest of the Eider Chase, he shaped well again to be 3rd and might be considered unlucky to have been hampered late on.