Saturday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Warwick and Kempton

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Now for some expert advice on who to back and while we'll do well to follow up last weekend's haul - which included Sandown hero Prime Venture at 18/1 - we're hopeful of landing on a winner or two.

If you'd rather head straight to Planet Sport Bet and get on, with the free bet offer very much on your side of course, we've listed our tips below with clickable links behind the names.

Selections:

Brave Seasca (13.18 Warwick)

Foxboro (13.32 Kempton)

Threeunderthrufive (13.50 Warwick)

Eldorado Allen (14.05 Kempton)

Stag Horn (14.25 Warwick)

Ch'tibello / William Henry each-way (14.40 Kempton)

Corach Rambler (15.00 Warwick)

Double Shuffle each-way (15.15 Kempton)

Riggs (15.35 Warwick)

13.18 Warwick - Brave Seasca

Brave Seasca won with any amount in hand at Ascot last month, having won over today's course and distance previously, and even a further 9lb rise might not be enough to stop Venetia Williams' unexposed six-year-old from landing the hat-trick this afternoon.

Sky Pirate is another previous winner over track and trip, that coming off a 12lb lower mark last January, and he rates the main danger, albeit he ideally wants a fast-run 2m to be seen at his best; far from a given with just four runners going to post for this 2m handicap chase (click for racecard).

13.32 Kempton - Foxboro

Champagne Court ended a 12-race losing run over hurdles at Exeter last time out and with his tail back up, he ought to go well on his return to fences in this 2m4f handicap chase.

But he's just 2-11 in this sphere and preference is for Foxboro, who had some decent winning hurdling form in the French provinces before joining Robert Walford at the end of 2020, and might have scored over fences at Wincanton last time had he jumped a little better.

Having started his British career on a stiffish mark of 135, he's slipped to a far more realistic 118 and will carry the minimum weight this afternoon with Angus Cheleda claiming 5lb off his back.

Seemingly best over this intermediate trip and with his small stable amongst the winners of late (2-8 in the last fortnight), he's taken to get his head in front for the first time in Britain.

13.50 Warwick - Threeunderthrufive

Threeunderthrufive didn't jump as well as he can at Doncaster last time but that didn't stop Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old from landing a hat-trick, making it 3-4 over fences in the process, and this 3m novices' chase looks a good opportunity for him to enhance that record further.

Threeunderthrufive will be seeking to land a four-timer at Warwick

Both Mint Condition and Doyen Breed, his two nearest rivals in the betting, are getting 5lb from the odds-on favourite, but that still leaves them with plenty to find on official ratings.

14.05 Kempton - Eldorado Allen

Paul Nicholls will be extra keen to land this 2m4f Grade 2 contest named in honour of his dual King George winner Silviniaco Conti, and his representative Rouge Vif would have every chance on the very best of his chase form.

However, he proved far too keen - not for the first time - on his stable debut at Cheltenham in November, finishing dead last of the four runners, and he'd also prefer better ground than today's.

Mister Fisher never looked happy on his reappearance run in this season's King George, pulling up before three out, and he's capable of much better, but for the winner we like the look of Eldorado Allen.

Colin Tizzard's eight-year-old won the Haldon Gold Cup (a race that produced the Tingle Creek one-two) on his first run back and his subsequent third in the Peterborough Chase can be marked up as he was knocked back by a bad mistake five out and could never get on terms thereafter.

A dual-winning novice last term who twice had the misfortune to bump into Shiskin, finishing a 12 lengths second to that star chaser in the Arkle, he's quite possibly still on the upgrade and can put himself firmly in the Ryanair picture by winning this.

14.25 Warwick - Stag Horn

Surrey Quest, the likely favourite for this 2m5f Grade 2 hurdle, makes no great appeal at around the 2/1 mark given he has beaten little of note on his last two starts and still looked pretty raw when scoring at Doncaster 17 days ago, with his rider describing him as a "big baby".

He may still win but we'd rather place on our money on Archie Watson's Stag Horn as he is more battle-hardened after 14 career starts - 13 of those on the Flat - and should be suited by this stamina test.

A 103-rated performer on the level and a winner over 2m2f (soft) in that sphere, it's to his credit that he managed to win on his hurdles debut at what is a sharp track in Hereford and on good ground.

Jumping soundly in the main, he looks an exciting recruit to hurdles and that his trainer, who is 4-14 with his jumpers this season, is stepping him up to Graded level, rather than run him in another novice under a penalty, would suggest he thinks the five-year-old is up to the task.

14.40 Kempton - Ch'tibello / William Henry each-way

There's a whole host of youngsters boasting solid recent form in this renewal of the Lanzarote Handicap over 2m5f and they dominate the market for what is a wide open contest - Planet Sport Bet are going 11/2 the field at the time of posting.

Gelino Bello and Marie's Rock, trained by Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson respectively, are vying for favouritism and it's easy to see why.

The former horse has twice chased home the smart Blazing Khal at Cheltenham this term, appearing to not quite last home over 3m last time out, and will be suited by the drop back in trip in what is his first handicap. A mark of 138 seems fair enough.

Marie's Rock bounced back to her best when scoring in easy fashion over today's course and distance on Boxing Day, following a string of disappointing efforts, and she has to go close if backing that performances up, for all she's now 9lb higher.

But we can't resist the claims of a couple of dangerously handicapped veterans, starting with Dan Skelton's Ch'tibello.

The now 11-year-old hasn't won since the 2019 County Hurdle, after which he was rated as high as 157, but there were definite signs that he is coming to hand again when finishing fourth under today's amateur rider at Hereford last month.

The handicapper has dropped him 2lb since to a mark of 142 and Tristan Durrell, who has booted home four winners for the stable this season, is claiming a further 7lb off his back.

Cheltenham Festival winner Ch'tibello has become well handicapped again

At a much bigger price, we're going to suggest the Sam Thomas-trained 12-year-old William Henry to small each-way money for similar reasons.

A classy galloper in his prime with five hurdle wins on his CV, including the Coral Cup and the 2018 running of this contest, he hasn't shown much at all on his two hurdle outings this season, admittedly.

But the handicapper is giving him every chance, dropping him a further 5lb to a mark of 139 (been as high as 157), and he will also benefit from Jack Tudor's 3lb claim, while the application of a first-time tongue-tie hasn't gone unnoticed either.

15.00 Warwick - Corach Rambler

Today's feature at Warwick, the Classic Handicap Chase over 3m5f, has attracted a field of 15 and they are headed by Gericault Roque.

David Pipe's charge has run creditably in defeat on all three of his chase starts this term and the six-year-old looks to be still improving, which is a good job as he's edging up in the weights without winning.

However, the stable form - just 1-34 in the last fortnight - has to be a concern and we'd rather trust our money in another improving sort in Lucinda Russell's Corach Rambler, who hails from a stable renowned for its staying chasers.

The eight-year-old novice is 4-6 under Rules and has won his last two chase starts with any amount in hand, including at Cheltenham last time when his rider Derek Fox appeared keen not to get to the front too soon.

The reason why became apparent after his mount showed he had his own way of doing things, wandering around after leading two out and then dossing on the run-in, and Fox will no doubt be giving him another waiting ride this afternoon.

While he's gone up a further 8lb since, he looks the type to keep on defying the handicapper and seems certain to stay at least this far, with his trainer saying he will go four miles and might be one for the Scottish National later this season.

Eclair Surf makes most appeal of the rest after his fine third in the Welsh National. That said, he came down on his reappearance at Bangor (going well at the time) and did well to stay on his feet at Chepstow after a blunder five out, so his jumping has to be taken on trust.

15.15 Kempton - Double Shuffle each-way

Five of the eight runners in this 3m handicap chase failed to complete last time and of these, forecast favourite Caribean Boy got no further than the first when coming to grief at Ascot on his latest start.

Nicky Henderson's charge is undoubtedly handicapped to win again and deserves his place at the head of the market, but we're going to roll the dice and take a chance on old boy Double Shuffle bouncing back to his best at a track he loves.

Tom George's now 12-year-old has a couple of course and distance wins under his belt along with several fine placed efforts here, including a second behind Might Bite in the 2017 King George.

His most recent C&D success came about this time last year off a 1lb lower mark than today's and while he's been off since November, the application of a first-time tongue-tie suggests his connections mean business this afternoon.

At a double-figure price and with three places up for grabs, he makes considerable each-way appeal.

15.35 Warwick - Riggs

Dan Skelton's Riggs found only Dans Le Vent (runs in the Lanzarote) too good in an ultra-competitive Haydock handicap when last seen out in November, and the unexposed six-year-old surely has more to offer.

His handicap mark of 132 means he will carry bottom weight of 10st in this 3m Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Qualifier and he's fancied to make the weight concession from his six rivals tell under Harry Skelton, who is riding at his minimum.

Alaphilippe ran a fine fifth in the Albert Bartlett at last season's Cheltenham Festival, when the drying ground was against him, and he is feared most, although he might just need his first run back.

The Jam Man represents Northern Ireland trainer Ronan M P McNally, whose Vee Dancer recently rattled off a quick-fire British hat-trick, and the nine-year-old is another to consider having run creditably (4th of 23) at Navan last month.

A strong market move would be significant but the suspicion is that it's all about qualifying for the Cheltenham Final with him.

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