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ITV Racing Tips - Saturday's tips at Kelso, Doncaster and Newbury

  • We've published our tips for all nine of Saturday's ITV Racing
  • Kelso, Doncaster and Newbury feature on the ITV coverage on Saturday 6th March
  • We fancy Alan King may saddle a treble at Doncaster
  • The Shunter, Any News and Torn And Frayed feature amongst our other tips
The Shunter
The Shunter (right) winning the Greatwood Hurdle earlier in the season. (Getty)

All eyes may be fixed on the Cheltenham Festival later this month, but ITV Racing fans have an action-packed afternoon of racing to enjoy on Saturday. Kelso stages four valuable races, including the Morebattle Hurdle. We also have three live races to take in from Doncaster, and two from Newbury, where the Greatwood Gold Cup is the main event.

Let's jump straight into our best betting tips in all of Saturday's nine ITV races!

Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Track
Title
1:15pm Newbury BetVictor Veterans' Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m2f
1:30pm Kelso bet365 Premier Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m2f
1:50pm Newbury BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m4f
2:05pm Kelso bet365 Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m5f
2:20pm Doncaster Virgin Bet Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed Race) 3m
2:40pm Kelso bet365 Premier Chase (Listed) 3m
2:55pm Doncaster Virgin Bet Handicap Chase (Class 2) 2m
3:15pm Kelso bet365 Morebattle Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle) (Class 2) 2m
3:30pm Doncaster Virgin Bet Grimthorpe Handicap Chase (GBB Race) 3m2f

ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 6th March



Race 1 - Veterans Chase Tips


Despite a couple of decent outings so far, the handicapper has dropped SINGLEFARMPAYMENT down from 139 to 134 this season. Henry Oliver's charge hasn't won all that often during his career, but when he has the ground has usually been decent and staying this distance won't be an issue.

Race 2 - Premier Novices' Hurdle Tips


Any News1:30pm Kelso bet365 Premier Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m2fGET 11/2 HERE
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I picked out ANY NEWS as an outsider to back in the 2021 Supreme Novices' Hurdle when I previewed that Grade One last month. Neil Mulholland's six-year-old bolted up in two novice hurdles during the autumn, before going down fighting to Make Me A Believer at Cheltenham.

The form of all three runs has worked out well, and Any News has been freshened up for a busy spring campaign. I do really like My Drogo, and will be keen to follow him when he goes over fences next season. But he has to carry a five-pound penalty, and Any News appeals most at the current prices.

Race 3 - Greatwood Gold Cup Tips


Grand Sancy will bid to extend Paul Nicholls' fantastic record in this handicap on Saturday. Killer Clown isn't without support, and Umbrigado looks a very dangerous contender.

Read our full guide to the 2021 Greatwood Gold Cup to see the latest odds, some key trends and our best each-way bet.

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Torn And Frayed winning at Hereford on Sunday. (Getty)

Race 4 - bet365 Handicap Hurdle Tips


Torn And Frayed2:05pm Kelso bet365 Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m5fGET 5/1 HERE
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Nigel Twiston-Davies is looking to capitalise on the momentum TORN AND FRAYED will have gathered after an excellent victory at Hereford six days ago. Having shown he could stay with a runner-up effort on heavy ground at Haydock earlier in the season, Sam Twiston-Davies' mount showed a nice turn-of-foot under top-weight to win by ten lengths last Sunday.

Torn And Frayed will carry a seven-pound penalty for that win, but he clocked an RPR of 132 and the time he set was solid. With just 11-3 to carry, he looks a good bet to follow-up.

Race 5 - Listed Mares' Novices' Hurdle Tips


Wynn House2:20pm Doncaster Virgin Bet Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Listed Race) 3mGET 2/1 HERE
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The stand-out contender has to be WYNN HOUSE, whose only defeat over hurdles came when fourth in Grade Two company at Cheltenham in December. Alan King's mare was treated for heat-stress following that strong outing, and she's been given plenty of time to recover.

Wynn House won twice on good ground earlier in the season, including a six-length victory over Go Millie Go - who's won twice herself since and sits second in the betting. Favourites have an outstanding record in this race and, at 2/1, Wynn House looks an excellent bet.

Race 6 - Premier Chase Tips


Two For Gold2:40pm Kelso bet365 Premier Chase (Listed) 3mGET 5/2 HERE
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TWO FOR GOLD got the better of former Ryanair Chase runner-up, Aso when they met in handicap company at Warwick last time out. Aso is the one with the pull at the weights this time around, but he's failed to win in six starts over three miles and has never tackled this track before.

Kim Bailey's charge, on the other hand, is a course-and-distance winner, having scored here last season before winning the Hampton Novices' Chase at Warwick. Two For Gold has been in excellent form of late and remains a staying chaser on the up.

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Alan King seconds a strong squad of runners to Doncaster on Saturday. (Getty)

Race 7 - Handicap Chase Tips


BALLYWOOD boasts some valuable course form at Doncaster. During his novice compaign over fences, Alan King's charge won a handicap here in good style, before losing out by just three lengths to Dynamite Dollars in the Grade Two Lightning Chase.

Having suffered three comfortable defeats in strong races this term, Ballywood has dropped to an appealing mark of 139. Although this is also a Class Two, it's significantly weaker than what he faced earlier in the campaign, and we know good ground is key to his chances.

Race 8 - Morebattle Hurdle Tips


The Shunter3:15pm Kelso bet365 Morebattle Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle) (Class 2) 2mGET 9/4 HERE
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Despite winning the Greatwood at Cheltenham earlier in the season, THE SHUNTER still seems very well-handicapped over hurdles. Emmet Mullins' eight-year-old has since returned to Ireland, and placed third in a very competitive handicap chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.

The County Hurdle still looks the primary objective for The Shunter. The two-week turnaround between Saturday and day four of the Cheltenham Festival won't be a problem. Now the weights for the County have come out, The Shunter can afford to win here and head to Cheltenham well-in at the weights.

Race 9 - Grimthorpe Handicap Chase Tips


Canelo3:30pm Doncaster Virgin Bet Grimthorpe Handicap Chase (GBB Race) 3m2fGET 2/1 HERE
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I've already tipped two of Alan King's horses at Doncaster, and I think the master of Barbury Castle can land a third winner on Saturday, as CANELO is very hard to oppose in the Grimthorpe.

King's charge has won two of his last four starts, and finished second to Cap Du Nord in the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Handicap at Newbury in-between. Canelo placed fourth in the Sky Bet Handicap here at Doncaster last time out, and may have gotten even closer to the leading trio had he not fluffed his lines at the final two flights.

Off his current mark of 147, Canelo will comfortably get into this year's Grand National. Carrying winning momentum into that huge handicap will do his Aintree chances the world of good.


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