June 25 Racing Tips: Savitar looking to score at Yarmouth

Planet Sport tipster Luke Elder is back to give you a helping hand in finding a winner at Yarmouth, Newmarket and Newcastle on Friday June 25.

Fancy having a Friday flutter? Well, you're in the right place as Luke casts his expert eye over today's cards and looks for some value.

Here's a quick look at today's selections.

Short odds fancies:

Eminent Hipster (5.40 Newcastle)

Longer shots (10/1 and above):

Savitar (4.53 Yarmouth)

Diamond Bay (5.15 Newmarket)

For full details and live odds on Friday's selections you can watch or read more below.

(All odds correct at time of publication)

4.53 Yarmouth - Savitar

Elder says: "The 4.53 at Yarmouth is an interesting and wide open apprentice handicap over a mile.

"At the time of recording, 16 are going to post. There is a bit of rain due in the Yarmouth area, though, over the course of the day, so that is worth tracking.

"We could be - by this point - dealing with a touch softer ground.

"That'd be no issue for The King's Steed, who has won the last couple of races. Ground is no sort of concern for him whatsoever - Elisha Whittington takes the ride on this hat-trick bid after wins at Nottingham and also Hamilton.

"Raajihah shouldn't be too far away either - a winner a couple of outings ago, that wasn't bad form. Last time a lesser effort, but you can forgive that.

"We're going to take a chance on one though at a slightly bigger price in the form of Savitar, who was a big eye-catcher at Kempton a couple of outings ago; making up a lot of ground from the back of the field in a race that was really dominated by front runners.

"Last time - after a bit of a break - it was a more of a getting to know you run once again. Finished midfield, but didn't run too badly.

"I do think better will be expected this time around - the real key is if the rain comes, Savitar does go on soft ground.

"He finished second at Goodwood in pretty testing conditions. Even back in his days at Jim Bolger's yard, he was a decent fourth in testing ground on debut.

"[He] then went to Jim Boyle, and again had soft ground form.

"He's never won on turf, but I don't think that win is too far away.

"We'll take Savitar - hopefully at a bit of a price - to take out the 4.53."

5.15 Newmarket - Diamond Bay

Elder says: "Off to Newmarket now for the 5.15, a race that looks pretty difficult on paper; we have got some good recent form coming into the race with the likes of Motawaafeq, who did win here over course and distance just the other day.

"There are a few unexposed angles into the race as well, the Haggas horse was well beaten at Wetherby last time around, but did have winning form at Redcar the time before that.

"We're going to go for another unexposed angle, though, and one that I've been tracking for a little while in the form of Diamond Bay, who had some good form at times last year, was an eye-catcher at Sandown. Things went horribly wrong at Salisbury - he lost his action [and] was found to be lame after that race, so do just give up on that form, throw it out the window!

"It was a little better last time around at Kempton - in truth he only did what he had to do to get that handicap mark of 67.

"I do think that's below what he's capable of, you go back to the likes of Bath, he was behind Grand Scheme and The Kodi Kid.

"The Kodi Kid's rated 82 now, Grand Scheme has won in handicap company, he's rated in the high 70s, so that sort of form isn't too bad, I think that is what Diamond Bay is capable of, and on handicap debut with Kieran Shoemark in the saddle, I think Diamond Bay can go very close in the 5.15 at Newmarket."

5.40 Newcastle - Eminent Hipster

Elder says: "Looking forward to the 5.40 at Newcastle, which is rather confusingly named; it's the Three Mile Handicap, it is only run over the mile though - all three selections are running over that trip today.

"But, the 5.40, I think, is a fascinating race for many reasons.

"The likes of Saisons D'Or, more of a hardened handicapper, he comes into the race in ok form.

"Tarroob as well is far lighter raced, but could be capable of a lot better.

"That also applies to Eminent Hipster, who is going to be the selection. He was a good fourth at Wolverhampton a couple of outings ago.

"I thought he did well to get that close, he was sat handy but lost his position, and then stayed on a little bit later on in the day after being denied more of a clearer run as they turned for home.

"But, I think he's capable of better than that. He showed that actually at Windsor last time around when sticking more to the near-side rail.

"He did run on for a good second. The winner, yes, has been beaten subsequently, but has been gelded after that run as well, so we could see better of that winner.

"And, the third has been beaten as well, but I do think Eminent Hipster is capable of a lot better.

"A mark of 80 I don't think is beyond him, and the Hannon yard are going absolutely fantastically at the moment as well.

"So hopefully, Eminent Hipster can make a winning handicap debut, up at Newcastle. I think he could be a fair bit better than his mark."