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ITV Racing Tips - Selections at Newmarket, Haydock and the Curragh on Saturday

  • We take a look through the races being shown live on ITV Racing on Saturday
  • Three pattern races and a huge handicap take place on the final day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket
  • Viewers will take in two competitive handicaps from Haydock
  • We'll also fly overt to the Curragh to watch an important juvenile race, the Beresford Stakes
  • Check out our tips for all seven of Saturday's ITV races
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Newmarket races. (Getty)

ITV Racing viewers are in for a real treat on Saturday afternoon, with seven races coming to us live from Newmarket, Haydock and the Curragh. 

Four important juvenile races will be staged, including the Middle Park and Cheveley Park Stakes. Punters will also sink their teeth into the historic Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket.

Without further ado, let's jump straight into our ITV Racing tips!

ITV Racing Schedule - Saturday 26th September


Time
Course
Title
1:50pmNewmarketJuddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) 1m
2:05pmHaydockClose Brothers Handicap (Class 2) 1m
2:25pmNewmarketJuddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f
2:40pmHaydockClose Brothers Motor Finance Handicap (Class 2) 5f
3:00pmNewmarketJuddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) 6f
3:15pmCurragh Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2) 1m
3:35pmNewmarketbet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 1m1f

Saturday's ITV Racing Tips


Race 1 - Royal Lodge Stakes Tips


Ontario1:50pm Newmarket Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) 1mGET 7/2 HERE
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With question marks against the form of the three British contenders ahead of him in the betting, I'm tempted to take a chance on ONTARIO. Aidan O'Brien's charge made the running in the Futurity Stakes and ran a cracking race, only slipping back to third in the 200 yards of that seven furlong Group Two.

The form of that Group Two was boosted when runner-up, Cadillac won well during Irish Champions Weekend. Ontario scored over eight-and-a-half furlongs at Galway, and the winning experience he gaining on that right-handed, undulating track will come in handy when he makes his debut on the Rowley Mile.

Race 2 - Close Brothers Handicap Tips


Alternative Fact2:05pm Haydock Close Brothers Handicap (Class 2) 1mGET 6/1 HERE
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ALTERNATIVE FACT has run three times at Haydock already this season, winning once and placing behind the impressive Qaysar off this mark back in July. Ed Dunlop's charge didn't see out ten furlongs at Goodwood last time out, but a mile over soft ground is ideal, and he clearly relishes the challenges of this track.

Race 3 - Cheveley Park Stakes Tips


Read our full preview of the 2020 Cheveley Park Stakes to see who we fancy will come out on top in this battle of the fillies.

If you want to watch the race via your mobile or tablet, then check out our Cheveley Park Stakes Live Streaming page.

Race 4 - Motor Finance Handicap Tips


Count D'Orsay2:40pm Haydock Close Brothers Motor Finance Handicap (Class 2) 5fGET 4/1 HERE
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COUNT D'ORSAY held off the charging Came From The Dark to win the Be Friendly Handicap here over course-and-distance earlier this month. That's clearly the best piece of form in the race, and I thought Count D'Orsay was good value for his victory. I'll be backing him to rubber-stamp that form on Saturday.

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Count D'Orsay (near, centre) stays strong to win the Betfair Each Way Edge Be Friendly Handicap. (Getty)

Race 5 - Middle Park Stakes Tips


Take a look at our guide for the 2020 Middle Park Stakes to find out which colt we think will come out on top in this historic race.

If you're planning on watching the race on your mobile device, then check out our Middle Park Stakes Live Streaming page.

Race 6 - Beresford Stakes Tips


High Definition3:15pm Curragh Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes (Group 2) 1mGET 7/4 HERE
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Aidan O'Brien's record in this Group Two is overwhelming. The master of Ballydoyle has won 19 of the last 25 runnings of this race, including the last nine winners in succession.

His main hope in Saturday's race is HIGH DEFINITION, who did what most of O'Brien's juveniles fail to do, and that's win on debut. Seamie Heffernan's mount powered home in the closing stages to beat a future winner and two colts who hold 2021 Epsom Derby entries that day. He looks rock-solid at the head of the betting to me.

Race 7 - Cambridgeshire Handicap Tips


Another cracking renewal of the Cambridgeshire to take in next. While it's easy to see why Tempus has been pushed to the head of the betting, the one I really want to side with is BELL ROCK.

Andrew Balding thought his lightly-raced four-year-old had the class to contend in the Queen Anne Stakes, during an injury-hit 2019 campaign. Having spent the best part of a year off the track, Bell Rock returned with a bang on the Rowley Mile back in June, running down Ouzo late on to win a big handicap on 1000 Guineas day.

Since then, Bell Rock has finished sixth from a poor draw in the Royal Hunt Cup, and stayed on well for third behind Maydanny in the ten-furlong Unibet Handicap at Glorious Goodwood. Since then, the place has clearly been to get Bell Rock back to Newmarket in one piece, as he looks tailormade for a race like the Cambridgeshire.

A high draw is very important in this heritage handicap. Balding's four-year-old has been placed kindly in stall 24, one stall inside Majestic Dawn - who made the running on the stand's rail in this race 12 months ago, sustaining his gallop well to hold on to fifth place.

Bell Rock will be the one for me at a fantastic each-way price of 14/1!
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