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Saturday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Kempton and Uttoxeter on March 16

Cheltenham has been packed up for another year but there's still plenty of racing to get stuck into and the Planet Sport tipsters have some cracking selections for the ITV races on Saturday, March 16.

Ok it might feel like we are crashing back down to earth with a huge bump after big week at the Festival, but there's still some intriguing races on offer from the seven being shown on the telly, including the Midlands Grand National (1500).

We will start off with a quick run through our tips, with the reasons why we've picked them further down the page.

If you fancy a punt or two, check out the Planet Sport race centre which will show you all the live odds, racecards and results.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)

 

Saturday's selections:

13:35 (Kempton) Issar D’Airy

13:50 (Uttoxeter) One Eye On Vegas

14:10 (Kempton) Boombawn

14:25 (Uttoxeter) White Rhino

14:45 (Kempton) Flegmatik

15:00 (Uttoxeter) Autonomous Cloud

15:35 (Uttoxeter) Marsh Wren

 

13:35 (Kempton) Issar D’Airy

Issar D’Airy is backed to complete his hat-trick in the Try Unibet’s New Acca Boosts Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

The six-year-old is two from two since having his attentions switched to the larger obstacles, with both wins achieved at Newbury.

He was thoroughly impressive when scoring at the Berkshire track pre-Christmas, and while his follow up victory in January was much harder work, with the winning margin only a short head, the runner-up I’d Like To Know has since bolted up at the same track.

An 8lb rise makes life tougher for Issar D’Airy, but he should nevertheless prove hard to beat.

 

13:50 (Uttoxeter) One Eye On Vegas

One Eye On Vegas has won both starts since cheekpieces were added. Raised 9.9lb for latest four and a half length victory at Hereford. Shapes as though there is more to come.

Jagwar only scrambled home tackling a 2m3 1/2f novice at Carlisle last time out where the runner-up managed to win since. Likely has more to offer now handicapping.

Canty Bay was a comfortable 12 length winner at Ludlow. Holds reasonable prospects of defying a 7.7lb rise in weights.

Monviel switched back from fences to finish mid-division at Ascot. Could be reinvigorated by first-time cheekpieces.

 

14:10 (Kempton) Boombawn

Having been among the winners at the Cheltenham Festival, Dan and Harry Skelton can again successfully combine with Boombawn in the Read Nicky Henderson’s Exclusive Unibet Blog Handicap Hurdle.

The seven-year-old has not been seen in competitive action since scoring at Aintree last may, but he is a Listed winner at this track and a bold bid is anticipated.

 

14:25 (Uttoxeter) White Rhino

White Rhino can return to winning ways in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle for Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero.

He just missed the cut for the Pertemps Final this week but this £100,000 alternative is not a bad substitute.

 

14:45 (Kempton) Flegmatik

Flegmatik defeated Cheltenham Festival winner Chianti Classico over course and distance in January. Since finished fourth attempting a competitive handicap and this looks an easier opportunity.

Outlaw Peter is another winner at this venue and arrives much less exposed than the main selection with fences. Fair third from this mark at Musselburgh in latest. Appears to be going the right way.

Stablemate to Flegmatik, Our Jet, won from 5.5lb lower tackling track and trip in November and will hold claims.

 

15:00 (Uttoxeter) Autonomous Cloud

 

Autonomous Cloud can put a disappointing run last time out behind him by claiming the Bet365 Midlands Grand National.

The eight-year-old had been building up a really progressive profile and went off favourite for the Welsh National at Chepstow over Christmas, where he unfortunately burst a blood vessel.

At least that means it is easy enough to forgive him and he has also had a wind operation since then.

His victory on this card last year in a novice chase reads well as he beat Iron Bridge and never came out of second gear when winning at Uttoxeter first time out this season.

Testing ground is clearly no issue and he stays forever.

 

15:35 (Uttoxeter) Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren won a Listed chase in Ireland last time out and won at this track the time before and it is hoped the further step up in trip will favour.

Irish raider Evies Vladimir placed among Listed company and is yet to tackle this trip but likely to be thereabouts if stamina holds.

Val Dancer seeks a four-timer after winning latest at Catterick. Sure to relish this stern stamina test.

 

 

 

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