Saturday racing tips: Best bets for Lingfield, Southwell and Wolverhampton

Saturday's turf racing fixtures failed to beat the cold snap, but the Planet Sport tipsters are still going to take a swing at picking out a few red-hot selections on January 21.

Haydock's cancellation on Saturday morning means it will be a fifth day in Britain with no jumps action as Ascot and Taunton had already abandoned, with Lingfield, Southwell and Wolverhampton flying the flag on the all-weather.

But fear not we've put together a few tips from the all-weather tracks that are still braving the freezing conditions.

First up a quick canter through our highlighted tips, there's a bit more detail on why we've picked them below that. You can find a full list of selections for every race across all the tracks at the bottom of the page.

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

Hot tips:

11:55 (Lingfield) Ehteyat

13:37 (Lingfield) Paris Lights

14:35 (Southwell) Justcallmepete

14:47 (Lingfield) Purple Ribbon

18:30 (Wolverhampton) El Hombre

11:55 (Lingfield) Ehteyat

Ehteyat turns out under a penalty in the BetUK's Acca Club £5 Free Bet Handicap, for what will be his fourth start in 2023.

Victorious over 16 furlongs on January 8, he failed to follow up five days later when only fifth over a shorter trip, but upped in trip again on Sunday, Ehteyat once again came home in front.

George Boughey sticks to the staying distances here and Ehteyat could still be value for his extra 5lb.

13:37 (Lingfield) Paris Lights

Paris Lights is on the shortlist for the Huge Daily Boosts Only At BetUK Handicap after making a successful start for Boughey before Christmas.

A full-brother to St Mark's Basilica, Paris Lights cost 650,000 guineas as a yearling but after five moderate runs for Jessica Harrington, he was snapped up by Opulence Thoroughbreds for 60,000 guineas in July.

Gelded before making his yard debut in December, Boughey also applied a tongue tie and both factors combined saw Paris Lights record a handy victory as an odds-on favourite in a novice heat.

An opening mark of 80 gives Boughey plenty to work with.

14:35 (Southwell) Justcallmepete

Justcallmepete goes for a fourth successive victory in the BetUK's Acca Club £5 Free Bet Handicap at Southwell.

A winner off a mark of 70 at Lingfield in mid-December, James Evans' runner has subsequently added two more wins over the same six furlongs he faces here, most recently on Sunday as blinkers have seemingly worked the oracle.

He has a 5lb penalty to carry but given the manner of his last win, that should not be a problem.

14:47 (Lingfield) Purple Ribbon

Purple Ribbon can defy top-weight to take home a nice prize in the talkSPORT Winter Oaks Fillies' Handicap at Lingfield.

The five-year-old hails from an excellent Anthony Oppenheimer family, with Listed scorers as half-siblings and Group Two winners Bronze Cannon and Across The Stars a bit further back in the pedigree.

Purple Ribbon has seen only limited action for Charlie Fellowes so far, winning on a belated racecourse bow in August 2021 before adding another victory and a second places before the end of that year.

However, she made the track just twice in 2022, finishing fourth in August before pushing Belloccio all the way to be beaten just a neck in a Listed heat at Kempton in November.

That effort has seen her mark climb to 102, which means she must concede plenty of weight, but she still seems to have improvement to come and dropping back to 10 furlongs from a mile and a half should not inconvenience her either.

18:30 (Wolverhampton) El Hombre

Mark Loughnane has been in rip-roaring form of late and El Hombre can keep up the good run in the Huge Daily Boosts Only At BetUK Handicap at Wolverhampton.

Successful under the trainer's son Billy at Chelmsford at the start of the month, the pair went down by just a head at Lingfield last week, when the track did not appear to play to his strengths.

Back at Dunstall Park El Hombre should find things more in his favour.

Saturday's selections in full:

LINGFIELD: 11.55 Ehteyat, 12.27 Huberts Dream, 1.02 Recuerdame, 1.37 Paris Lights, 2.12 High Velocity, 2.47 Purple Ribbon, 3.22 Lord Riddiford, 3.57 Starshiba.

SOUTHWELL: 12.50 Jubilee Girl, 1.25 Perfect Swiss, 2.00 King's Gem, 2.35 Justcallmepete, 3.15 Just A Spark, 3.45 Paddy K.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.00 Desert Dream, 5.30 Prospering, 6.00 Probable, 6.30 El Hombre, 7.00 Iesha, 7.30 Jumira Bridge, 8.00 Smart Boyo, 8.30 Hooves Like Jagger.

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