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TV TIPS (SATURDAY) – In Association With TitanBet

14:25 Ascot The C4 cameras start to roll in time for the Group 3 Juddmonte Stakes where Frankel progeny fever is all the rage. Fair Eva, is by the aforementioned Frankel, and was a winner on debut in good style of Haydock. The form is slowly taking shape with the second and third winning and placing since the second claimed some black type too. Also the eighth of that Haydock maiden has got off the mark. All the Frankel progeny we’ve seen so far have been straightforward and Roger Charlton has given her a break as intended. She is the one to beat. Magical Fire and Kilmah, who were second and fourth respectively, represent the Cherry Hinton form. The latter of the pair was one of the front runners, so is an obvious pace angle here once more. The way she continued to gallop showed she is a tough game filly. Magical Fire tracked the pace and tried to go up the far rail but found one too good. I think the more conventional track will suit her better than Newmarket. Kachess impressed me on debut at Goodwood. She handled the undulating track well and showed she had some potential going forwarded. Tom Dascombe turned her out just 12 days later for a spin in the Queen Mary finishing down in tenth, which can be forgiven. She wasn’t far off Roly Poly, who won the Cherry Hinton, and if the first time hood eeks out extra improvement she could be overpriced. Kocollada was fourth in that race and the return to quick ground will benefit her claims whilst Madam Dancealot is a horse with ability but may not be up to this grade just yet. Kachess (E/W)

15:00 York Predilection is the unexposed one in this seven furlong race that could have more to offer and it’s his first effort over it. He won his maiden at the second attempt over a mile and finished third of five in a Listed event at Lingfield. He was pitched in deep for the Britannia last time on ground that didn’t seem to suit. A mark of 98 looks about right and with the weight allowances usually showing there effect at this time of year then he looks a big player. Kevin Ryan won this race last year with Salateen and his runner Swift Approval definitely gets that from me. This four year old has gone from strength to strength since the application of cheekpieces. He was seen winning the Bunbury Cup consolation race 15 days ago and the handicapper has only put him up 4b, which could be on the generous side. Three wins from four showing you he’s in good heart and he could get a solo out in front. Top weight Alfred Hutchinson cannot be passed over too easily considering his York record. Two of his career wins have come here plus he has form in this race when four last year and second in 2014. His best efforts do seem to be saved for here and David O’Meara won this in 2014 with Alejandro when this horse was with Geoffrey Oldroyd. If returning to any sort of form could find his way into a place. Swift Approval (E/W)

15:20 Ascot A competitive mile handicap on the straight course with 15 runners and a few interesting types going to post. Von Blucher won in nice fashion at Newmarket suggesting he had come on for his first run of the season when fourth of nine behind the useful Czabo. He is drawn in stall 12, which might not be too bad because he is close to High Draw and Zodiakos, who look to be the pace angle in this race. If he can track their early speed and get a tow into the race, he should figure in the finish. Godolphin’s Folkswood won two in two, including his seasonal reappearance at Newmarket in the style of a good horse. William Buick thought he was still immature when winning in April, so as he continues to learn on the job there could still be improvement to come. He ran a creditable eighth in the Britannia Stakes and has the potential to go well despite a less than advantageous low draw. The form I’m looking at here involves the Sandown runs of winner that day Sir Roderic and second El Hayem. It was a puzzling race where they didn’t go much of a gallop. Sir Roderic was produced wide and handled conditions better with a turn of foot to get the job done. That was his fourth win in six starts, as the Rod Millman team continue to fly. My concern here would be this quick ground but he still looks on a good mark. El Hayem didn’t get the gallop he ideally wanted and that might be something different here. He is drawn close to the early pace and if they go as quick as they did when he won at Doncaster then the Sir Michael Stoute charge is the one to concentrate your attention on. El Hayem (E/W)

15:35 York The Group 2 York Stakes only has five runners and it does seem to revolve around the class horse in the race Time Test. Roger Charlton’s four year old wasn’t suited by the soft ground at Sandown for the Eclipse but put in a decent effort nonetheless. The return to quicker ground is definitely one in his favour, so he looks the one they all have to beat. He has raced here once before and that was a fourth in the Juddmonte last year when there was juice in the ground once more. Countermeasure has been put in to act as the pacemaker. Mahsoob is the danger and this ten furlong trip looks to be his optimum. John Gosden tried him over further and he disappointed whilst the mile was at Newbury last time was too sharp. If he can return to the form he showed last year when winning here or at Royal Ascot then he could give the jolly something to think about. Air Pilot is a nice type but needs to find more to reverse form with Mahsoob from Newbury. Ralph Beckett’s charge recently collected a Group 3 race at Chantilly, so returns in prime form however this sort of ground is an unknown. Time Test (WIN)

15:55 Ascot The pin has been dropped to help find the winner of this 26 runner International Stakes Handicap over seven furlongs. Over the past decade there has only been three renewals of this race ran on good to firm and they all produced winners from a double figure draw. Yet this year it is where the pace is drawn. One of them angles is Don’t Bother Me for Niall Madden. The six year old was second in this race two years ago when in the care of Marco Botti but this time around he comes into this contest following his third of six in a Group 3 in Ireland. He is able to race off the same mark and looks a contender. Another pace angle is Whitman, who represents Mark Johnston – a trainer who won this race in 2013 and 2014. His form isn’t inspiring but the drop from a mile could actually suit him however his draw next to Flash Fire could give the Godolphin runner something to aim at. He four year old son of Sharmadal was a winner here in May in a big field handicap, so he’ll handle the occasion, which is an equally big point to make. He ran well two weeks ago to go down by under two lengths when fifth of 16. Another big run looks to be in the offing. Librisa Breeze is a horse in form and was second in the Royal Hunt Cup at the Royal meeting. The handicapper has put him up 3lb for that effort but he is drawn down the middle, so that gives Robert Winston options in where to race. However there has to be a question mark about this grey gelding on this ground. Heavens Guest won this race last year and this time around he has the services of Adam McNamara and his useful 5lb claim taking his mark below what he won off in 2015. His best recent form has come with some dig in the ground. Balty Boys was in second by a head and the seven year old hasn’t got the most appealing form figures but we know he is suited by this sort of race and if he can find any sort of form then he is well handicapped on his old form. Flash Fire (E/W) Don’t Bother Me (E/W)

16:10 York The Dash Stakes will be fast and furious on the Knavesmire and the 16 runners will be charging to claim over £30,000 in prize money. Tanzeel is the interesting one dropping back from seven furlongs, which didn’t seem to suit. His last effort over six furlongs was an eye catching win over track and trip in this race last year, so if returning to that form off a 2lb higher mark he’ll be a danger. Charles Hills gave him his first run over seven at Newmarket when finishing 13th of 16th but only beaten by under 5l. Kimbrella is a consistent horse for Dandy Nicholls and always seems to hit the frame in these sort of races, which is testimony to his attitude. At six year’s old he needs a career best of a mark of 99, so place claims once more. It looks like David O’Meara has finally found the key to Intisaab. He is another that has done well since May and he doesn’t look too badly treated after his recent Ayr success. The one to take a chance on is the in-out performer Tatlisu. He won the Ayr Silver Cup last year off 1lb higher than today’s mark. Some of his best form is when the ground is quick, which he gets finally gets this summer. He hasn’t shown too much this season so far but usually it takes him a few runs to get stoked up. Tatlisu (E/W)

16:30 Ascot The feature race of the day is the King George VI Stakes, which has been left with a disappointing seven runners following the withdrawal of Postponed earlier in the week. The Hardwicke form brought to the table by Highland Reel and Dartmouth looks the angle on which to focus. The latter for HM the Queen got the job done on the final day of the Royal meeting after coming from towards the rear under a well timed Oliver Peslier ride. He had previously won two Group 3 contests over slightly further than this trip, so he has the proven stamina to stay this trip. Highland Reel wasn’t ideally drawn in the Hardwicke and he raced keenly throughout, something that he hasn’t done too often in his career. In the closing stages of that race Seamie Heffernan lost his whip meaning he had to settle for a second by a head. It’s all ifs and buts whether it’d have made a difference but for me Dartmouth has the stamina but Aidan O’Brien’s inmate might just have a bit more class. Wings Of Desire was fourth in the Derby on ground that might have been less than ideal. He won a weak maiden over this trip well enough at Wolverhampton before showing his class when staying on strongly to claim the Dante on the Knavesmire. The quicker ground should benefit him, so he is a definite player. Dartmouth (WIN)


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