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ITV Racing Tips - Saturday's selections at Newmarket and York

  • Tips and selections for all seven ITV races from Newmarket and York on Saturday 9th October
  • The Dewhurst Stakes is the Group One feature from Newmarket
  • The Cesarewitch Handicap will be the big betting race of the day
  • Goldspur, Ever Given and Platinum Card feature amongst our tips
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A view of the runners in the Autumn Stakes. (Getty)
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Jon Vine 08 Oct 2021
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Newmarket stages an excellent card on Saturday, which includes the Dewhurst Stakes and the Cesarewitch Handicap. ITV Racing viewers will enjoy four races from Newmarket, plus three from York, where the Rockingham Stakes headlines the action.

Let's dive straight into Saturday's ITV racing tips.
    Table Of Contents
  • Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule
  • ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 9th October
  • Race 1 - Zetland Stakes Tips
  • Race 2 - Rockingham Stakes Tips
  • Race 3 - Autumn Stakes Tips
  • Race 4 - Coral Handicap Tips
  • Race 5 - Dewhurst Stakes Tips
  • Race 6 - Sprint Trophy Handicap Tips
  • Race 7 - Cesarewitch Tips

Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Track
Title
1:45pm Newmarket Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f
2:02pm York Coral Beaten-By-A-Length Free Bet Rockingham Stakes (Listed Race) 6f
2:20pm Newmarket Emirates Autumn Stakes (Group 3) 1m
2:37pm York Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Handicap (Class 2) 1m2½f
2:55pm Newmarket Darley Dewhurst Stakes (Group 1) 7f
3:15pm York Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 6f
3:35pm Newmarket Cesarewitch Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 2m2f

ITV Racing Tips - Saturday 9th October


Race 1 - Zetland Stakes Tips


Goldspur1:45pm Newmarket Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes (Group 3) 1m2fGET 4/1 HERE
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I backed GOLDSPUR to win the 2022 Epsom Derby after his debut victory at Sandown. Charlie Appleby's newcomer was backed into 2/1 favouritism that day and proved himself to be a cut above that modest field, powering clear to win by six-and-a-half lengths.

Stepping up in trip is only going to bring about further improvement. William Buick may have chosen to ride favourite Hafit, but I'm keen to keep Goldspur on-side.

Race 2 - Rockingham Stakes Tips


Ever Given2:02pm York Coral Beaten-By-A-Length Free Bet Rockingham Stakes (Listed Race) 6fGET 9/2 HERE
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Experienced horses tend to prevail in this two-year-old sprint, and EVER GIVEN'S seasonal form is very hard to knock. 

Tom Dascombe's colt has won three of his six starts, finishing fourth behind the classy Sacred Bridge in a big Auction Stakes at Naas in August and a close second to Harrow last time out. Ever Given won the Premier Yearling Stakes staged here at York during their Ebor Festival and looks ready to step up into pattern company.

Race 3 - Autumn Stakes Tips


Alflaila E/W2:20pm Newmarket Emirates Autumn Stakes (Group 3) 1mGET 22/1 HERE
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Corobeaus is the stand-out pick on form, having gone close to winning the Royal Lodge Stakes here last time out. Yet, I don't think the draw has done the favourite any favours, as the inside rail looks like the place to be this weekend, so I'm going to take an each-way punt on ALFLAILA.

Owen Burrow's grey hasn't won since beating System first time out. Since then, Alflaila has finished second to a future Group Three winner when carrying a penalty in a maiden, second to Harrow at York and the winner has won again since, and fourth behind Noble Truth in the Flying Scotsman Stakes. 

Alflaila had to try and circumnavigate the pack that day and hung a little left in the closing stages. He hit the line hard back in fourth, though, and this step up to a mile could bring about further improvement.

Race 4 - Coral Handicap Tips


Platinum Card E/W2:37pm York Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Handicap (Class 2) 1m2½fGET 12/1 HERE
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Three-year-olds have won six of the eight renewals of this handicap, so it's no surprise to see London Gold Cup winner, Bay Bridge sitting atop the betting. Sir Michael Stoute's colt hasn't been seen since that win at Newbury back in May, and he returns to action running off a 15-pound higher mark.

I would rather take a punt on PLATINUM CARD, who didn't enjoy hurdling but has proven himself a handy flat racer this season. Keith Dalgleish's six-year-old has won twice over ten furlongs this season and once over nine at Hamilton. Billy Garrity's mount followed the imperious Chichester home in the Kilkerren Cup, and was last seen finishing fourth behind Maydanny in the Listed Doonside Cup. He can run well back down in handicap company.

Race 5 - Dewhurst Stakes Tips


Read our full guide to the 2021 Dewhurst Stakes to see if we're taking on hot-favourite Native Trail.

Check out our Dewhurst Stakes Live Streaming page if you want to watch this race via your mobile or tablet.

Race 6 - Sprint Trophy Handicap Tips


Verhoyen E/W3:15pm York Coral Sprint Trophy Handicap (Heritage Handicap) 6fGET 16/1 HERE
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Copper Knight and Just Frank are the likely pace-setters in this handicap and they've been drawn down in 16 and 18, so a high draw could be beneficial.

Well-placed to run a big race is Mick Grassick's raider VERHOYEN, who seems to have been overlooked in the betting. Grassick's six-year-old won a Premier Handicap at the Curragh in May and pushed the classy Strong Johnson close in a conditions race at Tipperary, finishing ahead of a 104-rated horse in the process. 

Verhoyen comes into this nice and fresh, having been kept away from quick summer ground, and Pat Cosgrave's mount is sure to relish the underfoot conditions.

Race 7 - Cesarewitch Tips


Willie Mullins saddles six, including favourite M C Muldoon, as he attempts to win this historic handicap for the fourth year on the bounce. Calling The Wind has been talked up as a possible winner, while Buzz, Live Your Dream and Elysian Flame also sit prominently in the betting.

Get the latest odds, key trends and our best betting tips in our full guide to the 2021 Cesarewitch Handicap.
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