Saturday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Haydock, Kempton and Ascot

The ITV cameras are rolling at three meetings on Saturday, September 3 and we've a tip for each of the nine live races.

The highlight of Saturday's meetings is Haydock's Group 1 Sprint Cup (1530), but there's plenty of other races for you to cash in on too.

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 at Planet Sport's Live Centre.


13:15 (Haydock) Naval Power

13:45 (Haydock) Reach For The Moon

14:05 (Kempton) Dubai Honour

14:20 (Haydock) Australian Angel

14:40 (Kempton) Dutch Decoy

14:55 (Haydock) Contact

15:10 (Ascot) Space Tracker

15:30 (Haydock) Naval Crown

15:45 (Ascot) Frantastic

13:15 (Haydock) Naval Power

Naval Power also turns out at Haydock and it will be a surprise if he is beaten in the Betfair Daily Tips On Betting.Betfair Ascendant Stakes.

Unbeaten in three, he graduated to Listed level in style with a six-and-a-half-length romp at Ascot and a penalty should not stop him.

Lion Of War drops in grade, although he was behind Dark Thirty in the Superlative, and Seeking Gold could be the main danger.

13:45 (Haydock) Reach For The Moon

Reach For The Moon returns after his Royal Ascot flop in the Best Odds On The Betfair Exchange Superior Mile Stakes.

The 10 furlongs of the Hampton Court Stakes looked beyond him as Claymore repelled his challenge with ease, so moving back to a trip we know is within his scope looks the right move.

Champagne Stakes conqueror Bayside Boy, who had to settle for fourth on his most recent run in a Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood, also appeals.

He has more than held his own in Group 1s, though, and the application of blinkers could help him get back on track.

Royal Hunt Cup hero Dark Shift also merits consideration up in grade.

14:05 (Kempton) Dubai Honour

Dubai Honour is a tentative selection for the Unibet September Stakes as he has not been firing on all cylinders so far this term.

His nine-length defeat the hands of brilliant stablemate Baaeed in the Juddmonte International was fair enough, but his narrow reverse previously at the hands of Sir Busker was certainly something of a surprise, although it does not look that big a shock now

Hopefully those two runs have got his to concert pitch and while the all-weather surface is a question mark, the conditions of the race favour him greatly.

15:30 (Haydock) Naval Crown

Naval Crown can put a disappointing effort behind him and claim a second Group One verdict in the Betfair Sprint Cup.

Charlie Appleby's charge has found his niche dropped back to sprint distances this year having being tried over longer in the past, most notably when finishing fourth in last year's 2000 Guineas.

Trying six furlongs for the first time at Meydan in March, he ran a cracker to finish a two-length fourth behind A Case Of You in the Al Quoz Sprint and showed that was no fluke when running out a surprise 33-1 winner of the Platinum Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

He found Alcohol Free just a touch too good subsequently in the July Cup and while he has to turn around Prix Maurice de Gheest form with Minzaal here, Naval Crown was a bit keen that day and patently was not at his best in finishing fifth.

Naval Crown has reserved his best for quicker going, so a better surface may suit, but if it does rain the Godolphin runner can at least handle some cut.

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