Saturday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Newbury, Ripon and Newmarket

The ITV cameras are rolling at three meetings on Saturday, August 13 and we've a tip for each of the 9 live races.

A bumper day of action this Saturday for the cameras to feast upon, with five big races coming from Newbury alone. 

First a quick list of our selections, plus the reasons behind our highlighted picks further down the page. You can check out the race cards with one click - Planet Sport's Racing Live Centre.


13:20 Newbury - Highland Premiere

13:40 Ripon - New Definition

13:55 Newbury - Victory Dance

14:10 Newmarket - Atlantis

14:30 Newbury - Zechariah

14:50 Ripon - Snash

15:00 Newbury - Gisburn

15:18 Newmarket - Strike

15:35 Newbury - Double Or Bubble

15:35 Newbury - Double Or Bubble

Chris Wall's decision to head to Newbury with Double Or Bubble can pay Group Two dividends in the BetVictor Hungerford Stakes.

The Newmarket handler had the option of tackling last week's Prix Maurice de Gheest or waiting for York next week, but he identified this seven-furlong affair as the likely best option - and so it can prove.

Double Or Bubble is certainly not looking at a penalty kick here, with favourite Tiber Flow among others an incredibly worthy adversary, but the six-year-old has plenty in her favour after being set some stiff sprinting tests so far this term.

The form of her initial Abernant success over Garrus in April has worked out nicely, with the runner-up winning a Group Three and placing third at Deauville, while a handful of others in behind have been punching their weight subsequently, too.

Wall tried Group One company with Double Or Bubble and after finishing down the field in the Platinum Jubilee, she was a respectable fifth in the July Cup, beaten just under four lengths.

Moving back up to seven furlongs looks the right call now, having posted some decent efforts over the distance in the past, most notably when beaten just a neck by Maurice de Gheest winner Highfield Princess over the distance last year.

14:30 Newbury - Zechariah

Zechariah can use his weight advantage to the full in the BetVictor Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

He kicked off the year by finishing last in both the Craven Stakes and Lingfield Derby Trial, but his fortunes somewhat turned around when narrowly denied in the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot.

The Nathaniel colt then disappointed in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket, but it could be he did not appreciate a quick return to action and a subsequent month break could have him firing again.

13:55 Newbury - Victory Dance

Victory Dance can make it two wins from three starts in the Denford Stakes.

A head winner on his racecourse bow, he had that margin reversed when just held by Isaac Shelby in the Group Two Superlative at Newmarket last month.

He lost little in defeat and looks the standout performer back at Listed level.

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