We’ve got a magnificent seven ITV racing tips from Kelso and Newbury this Saturday, with some cracking National Hunt action for punters to get stuck into.
There are wide-open handicaps over hurdles and fences at both courses and we’ve got expert picks from PA Sport’s David Clough.
1.50 Kelso – MY OLD GOLD
Nicky Richards’ lightly-raced nine-year-old was a good winner on her new-year reappearance at Wetherby and then was a beaten favourite but ran well enough in defeat here last month when second to Blue Flight.
2.05 Newbury – CLASSIC BEN
Kept on well to beat a big field at Sandown last month and has proven he can follow up to land a double in the past, winning back-to-back races at Fakenham and Huntingdon last term, so we’re sticking with him in our ITV racing tips.
2.25 Kelso – WINSTON C
Showed a nice turn of foot when finishing strongly to score at Wincanton and Sandown and the feeling is that there is still more improvement to come.
2.40 Newbury – GROVEMAN
Jedd O’Keeffe’s grey needs further over jumps than he has so far been granted – and although he has still managed a victory and two seconds in three attempts, he is therefore favourably treated for this handicap debut.
Drying ground, Newbury’s long straight and the move up to two miles and three furlongs will be right up his street if he can stay in touch early.
3.00 Kelso – SOME CHAOS
Can make the long trip from Herefordshire pay off for Michael Scudamore if in the same mood as when hacking up by 12 lengths at Wincanton on his most recent outing.
3.15 Newbury – MILLARVILLE
Oliver Sherwood’s six-year-old was no match for the highly-regarded The Cull Bank at Fontwell last time, but that mare has since won with ease again and former successful pointer Millarville can be expected to improve for this step up in trip.
3.35 Kelso – CAPTAIN DRAKE
Benefited from Tomkevi parting company with his rider when scoring by 16 lengths at Southwell but has always been held in high regard by connections and is worth keeping on side in our ITV racing tips.
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