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ITV Racing Tips on March 25th - Saturday's selection at Newbury and Kelso

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Last updated: 24 Mar 2023
Jon Vine 24 Mar 2023
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  • Tips for the seven ITV races on Saturday 24th March
  • Newbury, Kelso and Meydan feature on Saturday's ITV schedule
  • Atlanta Brave, Jet Legs and Doyen Breed feature in our ITV tips
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ITV Racing Tips March 25th Newbury Kelso
Newbury races. (Getty)
    ITV Tips on March 25th
  • Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule
  • Race 1 - Novices' Handicap Hurdle Tips
  • Race 2 -  Handicap Hurdle Tips
  • Race 3 - BetVictor Handicap Chase Tips
  • Race 4 - Handicap Hurdle Tips
  • Race 5 - National Hunt Mares' Novices' Hurdle Tips
  • Race 6 - Queen Series Final Mares' Novices' Handicap Hurdle Tips
  • Race 7 - Handicap Chase Tips
  • 2023 Dubai World Cup Tips

British racing fans have seven excellent races to enjoy from across Newbury and Kelso on Saturday afternoon. What's more, the ITV racing team will head over to Meydan to enjoy three incredibly lucrative Group One races.

We've covered every race on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan here on our website. In this article, we'll provide free ITV Racing tips for Saturday's races at Kelso and Newbury.

Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Track
Title
1:30pm Newbury Bet In-Play On Racing With BetVictor Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 2m3f
1:50pm Kelso BetVictor Go North Cab On Target Handicap Hurdle (Series Final) (Class 2) 2m5f
2:05pm Newbury Run For Your Money At BetVictor Handicap Chase (Class 2) 2m4f
2:25pm Kelso Schloss Roxburghe Hotel Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 3m2f
2:40pm Newbury British EBF BetVictor 'National Hunt' Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m4½f
3:00pm Kelso BetVictor Herring Queen Series Final Mares' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 2m
3:10pm Meydan Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (Group 1) 1m1f
3:35pm Kelso Make Your Best Bet At BetVictor Handicap Chase (Class 2) 3m2f 
4:00pm Meydan Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1) 1m4f
4:35pm Meydan Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (Group 1) 1m2f

ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 24th March


Race 1 - Novices' Handicap Hurdle Tips


Saturday's ITV action kicks off with a wide-open contest, where ATLANTA BRAVE could run well for Kerry Lee. Richard Patrick's mount responded to pressure well to open his account over hurdles at Chepstow in January. 

Atlanta Brave then produced a much-improved display at Hereford three weeks later, securing a comfortable victory under a penalty. Lee's five-year-old still looked green in the closing stages that day and hit the line with his ears pricked. There's clearly plenty more to come from this talented son of Aizavoski and Atlanta Brave could make a winning handicap debut this weekend.

Race 2 -  Handicap Hurdle Tips


SOCKS OFF claimed his first victory over hurdles at Sedgefield back in January, comfortably seeing off some decent rivals in the process. Aaron Anderson's mount has been beaten nine lengths on his last two starts, but ran much better than the bare results suggest and he could be a big player here with just 10-7 to shoulder.

Race 3 - BetVictor Handicap Chase Tips


He may be sitting near the bottom of the betting, but I wouldn't be surprised to see EDEN DU HOUX mount another strong challenge. 

David Pipe's nine-year-old bolted up off 125 at Ffos Las earlier in the season and was only narrowly beaten by Zhiguli at Sandown two weeks ago. The handicapper handed Eden Du Houx a mere one-pound rise for that excellent effort and Fergus Gillard takes three-pounds off his back.

Race 4 - Handicap Hurdle Tips


JET LEGS has improved massively since being stepped up to three miles. Martin Todhunter's six-year-old came home strongly from the rear to finish second on his first two starts over this distance, before claiming a one-length victory at Wetherby three weeks ago.

A poor jump at the second-last allowed market rival Shot Boi to open up a decent lead on Jet Legs at Wetherby. Todhunter's six-year-old pinged the last and quickly ate up the leader's advantage, winning moving away from his rival in the closing stages. Jet Legs remains well-handicapped and Patrick Wadge's mount could be hard to beat off this lowly weight.

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Gavin Sheehan riding Ebonello (C, yellow cap) on their way to winning The Watch On Racing TV Mares' Maiden Hurdle at Wincanton. (Getty)

Race 5 - National Hunt Mares' Novices' Hurdle Tips


18 runners will contest Saturday's feature and most bookmakers are going 7/1 the field. It's clearly anyone's guess who'll land this Grade Two, so I'll just be having a small each-way bet on handicap debutante, EBONELLO.

Jamie Snowden's mare won a bumper and a maiden hurdle earlier in the season, before struggling on very soft ground at Plumpton in December. Ebonello ran well at Carlisle last time out, losing out narrowly to a 1/2 favourite of Fergal O'Brien's, who ran in the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham earlier this month. Gavin Sheehan's mount saw out two-and-a-half miles well that day, despite making a mess of the second-last flight. She could go well at a tasty price.

Race 6 - Queen Series Final Mares' Novices' Handicap Hurdle Tips


The classiest mare in this field is undoubtedly Bonttay and she could be well-handicapped. However, the exaggerated waiting tactics that Paddy Brennan always employs got them into trouble at Market Rasen last time out and I worry that the same might happen around this tight track.

One who should be suited by the characteristics of this course is NOTNOWLINDA, who hasn't seen out two-and-a-half miles twice this season. Over this distance, Dan Skelton's mare is two-from-two over hurdles and Bridget Andrews' mount could be hard to pass if she gets into a nice rhythm.

Race 7 - Handicap Chase Tips


DOYEN BREED looked destined for big things last season, twice placing in two Grade Twos for novice chasers. Sandy Thomson's eight-year-old fell heavily on his final novice start at Ayr and ran poorly on his first two starts of this season.

Ryan Mania's mount looked much more like his old self here at Kelso last month, following the impressive Minella Drama home over two-and-a-half miles. Doyen Breed remains on the same mark of 131 - a rating that's 11-pounds lower than the peak mark he reached last season - and this step back up in distance will certainly suit.

2023 Dubai World Cup Tips


Read our full guide to the 2023 Dubai World Cup to see the latest odds, the full draw and our best betting tips.

If you want to watch any of Saturday's races live from Meydan, then check out our Dubai World Cup Live Stream page.

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