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ITV Racing Tips on July 2nd - Top tips at Sandown and Haydock

Last updated: 01 Jul 2022
Jon Vine 01 Jul 2022
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  • Tips for all seven ITV races on Saturday 2nd July
  • The Coral-Eclipse Stakes headlines the action at Sandown
  • Viewers will also watch three live races from Haydock
  • Raasel, Eshaada and Sinjaari feature in our ITV tips
Eshaada ridden by Jim Crowley (second left) wins The Haras De Bouquetot Fillies' Trial Stakes in 2021. (Getty)

The Coral-Eclipse Stakes tops the billing at Sandown Park on Saturday afternoon. Along with four races from Sandown, ITV Racing will head up to Haydock Park, where the Yorkshire Oaks headlines a strong card.

Let's dive into our best ITV Racing betting tips from Sandown and Haydock.

Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule

1:50pm Sandown Coral Charge (Group 3) 5f
2:05pm Haydock bet365 Handicap (Class 2) 1m6f
2:25pm Sandown Coral Challenge (Handicap) 1m
2:40pm Haydock bet365 Lancashire Oaks (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) 1m4f
3:00pm Sandown Coral Distaff (Listed Race) 1m
3:15pm  Haydock bet365 Old Newton Cup (Class 2) 1m4f
3:35pm Sandown Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Group 1) 1m2f

ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 2nd July

Race 1 - Coral Charge Tips

I've been on Mitbaahy for both of his most recent wins and Roger Varian's three-year-old remains a progressive sprinter to follow. Stall one is never a good draw for a hold-up horse on the sprint course at Sandown - especially when the two likely pacesetters are drawn two and three and could track over onto the inside rail - so the favourite may have difficulty weaving through the field.

Like Mitbaahy, RAASEL has progressed with each run this season. Mick Appleby's five-year-old comes into this on the back of a Group Three triumph at Haydock, where James Doyle timed his late run to perfection to beat Dragon Symbol by three-quarters-of-a-length. "The Doyler" should have a decent pace to aim at today and Raasel could claim his second pattern-race victory on the bounce.

Race 2 - bet365 Handicap Tips

I'm always respectful of Hughie Morrison runners in handicaps and PERCY JONES holds plenty of appeal at 12/1.

Morrison's charge was beaten by Double Cherry at Goodwood last time out, where Percy Jones twice tried to dart into the gap on the rail, but found his path blocked. Josephine Gordon's mount is seven pounds better off at the weights with Double Cherry and he's bred to appreciate this step up in distance.

Race 3 - Coral Challenge Tips

This looks like a good opportunity for SINJAARI, who hasn't won since July 2020, to claim an overdue victory. Harry and Roger Charlton's star has run two crackers this season, losing out by a length at Newbury before powering home from the worst draw in the race to finish fifth in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. Sinjaari has been dropped a pound for that run and the Charlton's must not be worried about 9-11, as they haven't tried to book a claimer. He's certainly got a favourite's chance.

Race 4 - Yorkshire Oaks Tips

We've now got a cracking renewal of this Group Two to enjoy and I'm favouring Champion Fillies & Mares' Stakes winner, ESHAADA over the returning Free Wind.

On her first start of the season, Roger Varian's mare was forced to give weight to some handy colts and geldings in the Al Rayyan Stakes. Jim Crowley gave his mount one crack to see if she could get involved, and when there was little response, he allowed Eshaada to cruise home some seven lengths behind Ilaraab in fifth.

That run was very much a pipe-opener for the rest of the season and Eshaada will relish the extra juice in the Haydock Park ground.

Race 5 - Coral Distaff Tips

Although she's yet to taste defeat in four career starts, I'm happy to take Heredia on at 5/4. Ryan Moore will get the leg up on GRANDE DAME, who may have been outclassed on the Coronation Stakes, but showed enough prior to Ascot to suggest that she's a filly with plenty of ability. I'd much rather back the Gosden's runner at 7/2

Race 6 - bet365 Old Newton Cup Handicap Tips

Again, I'm fully respectful of the progressive Gaassee, but I can't be backing a 13/8 favourite in a 17-runner handicap around Haydock, not when there are plenty of tempting each way alternatives.

I quite like the chances of SECRET SHADOW, who ran a lovely race when third to Inchicore on her reappearance over 14 furlongs at Goodwood. Andrew Balding's filly is just two pounds higher for that solid return effort and enters this right at the bottom of the weights. Hayley Turner, who gets an excellent tune out of this daughter of Camelot, will fancy her chances.

Race 7 - Coral-Eclipse Stakes Tips

Read our full guide to the 2022 Coral-Eclipse Stakes to find out who we're backing in Saturday's main event.

If you plan on watching any of today's races via a mobile or tablet, then take a look at our Coral-Eclipse Stakes Live Stream page.

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