July 17 Racing Tips: Tabdeed to score again in Hackwood Stakes at Newbury

Planet Sport's man in the know, Ross Brierley, is back to give you some hot tips for racing at Newbury and Doncaster on Saturday, July 17.

It's a lovely hot day in the UK so it's the perfect time to go racing and watch someone else work for your money.

Here's a quick snapshot of three naps from our tipster, Ross Brierley. You can read or watch the full details below.

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Movin Time (1.50 Newbury)

Tabdeed (3.00 Newbury)

Polyphony (8.05 Doncaster)

3.00 Newbury - Tabdeed

Brierley says: "It's absolutely baking hot outside and that means that the weather is going to dry up the ground ahead of this weekend's action.

"Newbury's feature event is the Super Sprint - we can expect quick ground for the juveniles but that looks a tough one as ever.

"The Hackwood Stakes, though, looks like it might well be at the mercy of last year's winner, Tabdeed, who comes up against some half decent horses, but nothing like the animals he faced last season.

"Owen Burrows and the reappearing Jim Crowley in the saddle are the team for Tabdeed, who won this race last year beating three horses into second, third and fourth rated 110 or higher.

"He has no horses rated 110 or higher to oppose him this season - it looks a slightly weaker contest, despite a few horses coming into this in good nick, including the likes of Dilligent Harry and King's Lynn.

"And, he has a very similar profile to last year as well - last season he finished second to Glen Shiel in the Chipchase Stakes before winning this on second start.

"This year he finished fourth in the Chipchase Stakes behind Chil Chil, where the race developed off the front, and he couldn't get a gap until it was too late.

"And again, he will definitely come on for that run, and even though he's six-years-old he's fairly lightly raced, and there should be more to come in a race that should suit him absolutely down to the ground."

1.50 Newbury - Movin Time

Brierley says: "Our second selection is called Movin Time, and that's exactly what we're going to be doing, dropping back from three o'clock to 1.50 over at Newbury - a listed race over 10 furlongs for the Roger Varian three-year-old who has shaped very encouragingly on four runs to date.

"On debut finished second to subsequent Meydan group one scorer, Rebels Romance, then ran into Mishraff at Newcastle - the front two well clear Mishraff since performing incredibly well in red-hot handicaps this season.

"And then won as he liked over at Newmarket, beating Camari who won next time out at Yarmouth, and then took the Queen's Vase over at Royal Ascot.

"That form looks pretty solid - Movin Time himself went to Royal Ascot, but did way too much on that occasion, racing with the choke out in third race in a race run at helter skelter gallop and fading tamely to finish mid division.

"That was a warm contest, and this track should suit those tactics a little bit more.

"So with Andrea Atzeni on the back of Movin Time, Roger Varian could do what he did a years with the classy Interlock, and take this race on the path to better things."

8.05 Doncaster - Polyphony

Brierley says: "Last race of the day then comes on Townmoor - Doncaster have an evening meeting on a Saturday night as they tend to do, and Polyphony looks to have a huge chance in the 8.05 for the red-hot team of John Mackie.

"They're enjoying their best season to date with a 13 per cent strike rate from limited runners, they had a winner in the shape of Sharpcliff just the other day who bolted up at York.

"On board that day was Connor Beesley, who gets the booking for this filly here tonight.

"She loves the track - she's raced four times at Doncaster, twice on soft ground where she's finished more than credibly in fourth and fifth.

"Twice on fast ground, which it will be this weekend she's finished first and a close up second.

"She was a bit unlucky last time out - finished third to Flower of Scotland over at Haydock - the gap closed late on, and she switched to the inside, which is never a good idea at that track.

"And returning to this course that she loves so much, on only her second start over this trip, you get the feeling there's a little bit more to come from John Mackie's filly.

"So Polyphony gets the nod on the 8.05."

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