Saturday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Warwick and Kempton

The ITV cameras are rolling at two meetings on Saturday, January 14 and the Planet Sport tipsters have a hot selection for each of the seven live races.

No Grade 1 action this weekend, but there's three Grade 2s on offer across both racecourses.

First up here's a quick run through of our selections for Saturday's action, there's some more detail on our highlighted horses further down the page.

Don't forget to check out the racecards, results and live odds in the Planet Sport racing live centre.

Selections:

13:30 (Kempton) Percussion

13:50 (Warwick) Galia Des Liteaux

14:05 (Kempton) Pic D'Orhy

14:25 (Warwick) Givega

14:40 (Kempton) West Balboa

15:00 (Warwick) Nestor Park

15:35 (Warwick) Glimpse Of Gala

13:30 (Kempton) Percussion

Tile Tapper finished a good second to Remastered over course and distance at the Christmas meeting and demands the utmost respect along with Enrilo, who has dropped to a fair mark, though a poor completion rate in recent starts would have to be a cause for concern.

With that in mind, the vote goes to Percussion.

Third in the Becher after occupying the same position in the Grand Sefton, Laura Morgan's charge is able to compete from an unchanged figure and could still have more to offer.

13:50 (Warwick) Galia Des Liteaux

Galia Des Liteaux is definitely better than she showed at Kempton over Christmas.

Dan Skelton had been making bullish noises about the mare after she won at Listed level on her chasing debut at Bangor.

Upped to Grade One company for the Kauto Star, she made two absolute howlers on the first circuit and was never on an even keel, eventually being pulled up.

Skelton has clearly lost none of his faith in her as Warwick takes some jumping, but she remains of great interest in the eventmasters.co.uk Hampton Novices' Chase.

14:05 (Kempton) Pic D'Orhy

With champion trainer Paul Nicholls unable to do much wrong of late, Pic D'Orhy can oblige at Kempton in the Coral Silviniaco Conti Chase.

He won the Pendil Novices' Chase over course and distance last season and has won two of his three starts since, including both outings this term.

He jumped and galloped his rivals into submission in the Peterborough Chase and could cut loose on the front end once again around the tight turns of the Sunbury track.

14:25 (Warwick) Givega

Givega is backed to enhance his reputation and announce himself as one of the UK's top prospects when he lines up in the Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle.

Gary Moore saw his Tolworth Hurdle hotpot Authorised Speed sunk at Sandown last week, but this talented seven-year-old can put a smile back on the face of the Lower Beeding handler.

A winner in the pointing field for Colin Bowe in early 2021, it took some time for this son of Authorized, who is out of a sister to the great six-time Cheltenham Festival winner Quevega, to make the track under rules.

However, since doing so, he has done nothing but create a deep impression by following up a bloodless victory on his stable debut at Lingfield with an equally taking triumph at Fontwell on Boxing Day.

This will prove the first real test of Givega's ability, but he has always been held in the highest regard and the step up in distance should bring about plenty of improvement.

14:40 (Kempton) West Balboa

West Balboa could land a touch in the Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle.

Second to Stage Star in the Grade One Challow Hurdle a little over 12 months ago, a mark of 130 really catches the eye in a typically trappy event.

A lack of fitness told for the seven-year-old on testing ground in her Sandown return, but granted a lesser emphasis on stamina at this venue and the very few miles on her clock, it is easy to envisage plenty of improvement being found.

15:00 (Warwick) Nestor Park

The feature Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase is often no place for the faint hearted and Ben Pauling's Nestor Park looks to have all the attributes to thrive in this gruelling staying test.

The nine-year-old showed some smart form over fences last term, notably when third in the Mandarin at Newbury before scoring at the same venue on his next start, and he looked strong at a similar trip when third at Haydock on his return in November.

15:35 (Warwick) Glimpse Of Gala

Ashtown Lad was a comfortable winner of the Becher and has to be of interest now back over timber, with November's third to Remastered at Aintree evidence that he can be effective at this discipline.

He is still passed over in favour of Glimpse of Gala, who has gone up 5lb following a four-length success at Kempton. She has been steadily progressive so deserved that victory and can follow up.

Paricolor filled the runner-up spot at Chepstow over an extended 2m7f most recently and is another to consider.

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