Saturday ITV Preview - 20/07/19

13:50 Newbury - The Bet365 Stakes (Listed Race) (Registered As The Steventon Stakes)

Newbury host the first race on Saturday for ITV and the first race of the day is the Listed bet365 Stakes over 1 mile 2 furlongs and we have sided with the favourite.

Fox Chairman for Andrew Balding and King Power racing looks very tough to beat off what the three year old has done this season.

He won on his debut here over a mile and since then has been third and second, last time out being very unlucky not to go on and win at Royal Ascot and anything like that performance should see him win.

14:10 Market Rasen - The Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle Race (Listed Race)

The Listed Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle Race is the first jumps race of the day on ITV and St Gallen for Olly Murphy looks to have strong claims at Market Rasen.

Having jumps racing back on ITV so soon may come as a shock but it provides all national hunt fans with a little teaser for the season to come.

St Gallen sees champion jockey Richard Johnson jump on board for this one and the gelding heads into the race with the strongest form claims winning his last two races since joining this yard and has a big chance seeking a hat-trick.

14:25 Newbury - The Marsh Cup (Handicap)

The Class 2 Marsh Cup is a competitive big fielded handicap that sees a lot of familiar names go to post but we have gone for the Tom Dascombe trained Proschema.

The four year old has been in decent form on his last two runs and really picked up his game with two solid place performances.

The first came at Newmarket in another big handicap where he did well to get third but his latest performance in the Northumberland Plate was a real eye-catcher and if coming on for that should be in the frame again.

14:40 Newmarket - The Ric And Mary Hambro Aphrodite Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race)

The feature race of the day at Newmarket on Saturday is the Listed Aphrodite Fillies Stakes over 1 mile 4 furlongs and Sparkle Roll for John Gosden looks a class above the rest.

The three year old has raced three times so far this campaign and she made a bright start backing up her potential from her juvenile days by winning in a good Novice Stakes at Sandown.

She has been running in better races than this so far this season and to a good standard, especially last time out at Royal Ascot when a good third in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes.

That is the best form on offer in the race and if performing to the same standard will be the one to beat.

15:00 Newbury - The Bet365 Hackwood Stakes (Group 3)

The Group 3 Hackwood Stakes is one of the stand out races on the card and the six furlong sprint contest sees many Group entered horses and Khaadem for Charles Hills looks to have a big chance.

The third favourite holds a lot of potential being one of the more unexposed horses in the group but his form figures read well winning three of his five races to date.

This season he has only raced twice his first over course and distance in a Listed event and he went on to win well but he will need to improve from the Commonwealth Cup seventh at Royal Ascot but is one to watch.

15:20 Market Rasen - The Betway Summer Plate Handicap Steeple Chase (Listed Race)

The final selection from the jumps on the show comes in the Listed Betway Summer Plate Handicap Steeple Chase and we have sided with Darcy Ward.

This six year old heads into this contest in some nice form especially over course and distance when finishing a smart second in the trial for this race back in June.

Before that run he won two nice races at Exeter and Worcester and now only two pounds up from his last run he holds a big chance at a nice price.

15:40 Newbury - The Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes

The 25 runner Super Sprint Stakes is the feature race of the day at Newbury and with a big race we have gone for a big priced horse in Separate for trainer Richard Hannon.

Hannon has a superb record in this race winning three of the last 10 renewals of the contest and he landed it last year with very likeable Ginger Nut.

Separate looks the best chance for the yard in the race as the two year old comes into this race off the back of a smart second at Windsor and looks a very progressive filly.

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