Nap of the day: best horse racing tips for the day's nine meetings
Saturday'sbest bets from the Racing Post'sunbeatable Spotlights team
1.40:Go On Chez
Dawn Raider has been back in good form in recent months but GO ON CHEZ maintained his unbeaten chase record last month, despite not settling or jumping particularly well, and can continue his climb up the ladder here. Also of interest is Irish point winner Glendruid, who hasn't raced again since scoring over hurdles here on last summer's handicap debut but is open to significant further improvement over fences.
There should be plenty of pace on here with Twilight Madness and Araifjan in the field and that should be to the advantage of CRIMSON SAND who is proving so consistent, has winning form overcourse and distance and is dropping back down in grade. Temple Bruer is respected on this return provided he doesn't blow it at the start, while the lightly racedfive-year-old City Walk is another to consider.
A case can be made for most of these, but the most persuasive one is for DEFINITIVE FORCE who has thrived since joining Alice Haynes and looks to have more to offer back at this trip after an emphatic win over 6f here last month. Sip And Smile is feared most on the back of his good Ascot third, while in-form Mistrix and handicap debutants Star Zinc and Macchiavello are all shortlisted too.
There was so much to like about Eshaada as a three-year-old, and she very much looks the type to make further improvement this season. She will have a huge shout if it's forthcoming at the first attempt but FOXES TALES has a better form chance as things stand and the step up to 1m4f makes plenty of appeal for him. Both have entries in the Coronation Cup and Hardwicke, with the latter also figuring for Without A Fight who is third on the list based on what he delivered at Meydan in March.
Dropping back to 7f looks a good move with SALEYMM and, with the stalls stands' side, he's perfectly positioned in 12 to readopt the forcing tactics that saw him finish second in the Lincoln. He was ridden differently when below par at Newbury and perhaps that came too soon after Doncaster in any case. Recent course and distance winner Shine So Bright is handicapped to go close off just 4lb higher and with excellent 7lb claimer Harry Davies again pulling the strings, while the horse he beat, Wizard D'Amour, is as consistent as they come.
Having won a course and distance maiden on debut despite still being green, ARBUTUS looked a strong stayer that day and can fend off Cairde Go Deo, who takes a 3f step-up in trip today, which isn't guaranteed to suit.
On the back of a good reappearance effort at Musselburgh, NORTHERN EXPRESS may well be the answer. Last year's winner Another Batt and in-form Boardman look the biggest dangers.
An excellent second in a Grade 3 mares' bumper at the Punchestown Festival, following a long absence, BEYOND AMBITIOUS is the one to beat here. Walk In The Brise looks next best, unless Joseph O'Brien's debutante Sunkist is well above average.
The returning Soul Icon is of interest, especially if the ground dries out a little. He may prove hard to catch but RIVER LEGEND looks sure to be suited by this trip and appeals most.
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