Scoop 6 Tips - Tote's tips for Newmarket and Haydock on September 25th
- We bring you Tote's Scoop 6 tips on Saturday 25th September
- Newmarket and Haydock feature on the ITV coverage this Saturday
- Masekela, Perfect Power and Magical Morning feature in Tote's tips
Frankie Dettori rides Magical Morning in today's Cambridgeshire Handicap. (Getty)
The spotlight will be on Newmarket this afternoon, as flat racing HQ stages two excellent Group Ones races and the thrilling Cambridgeshire Handicap. Haydock also chips in, with two handicaps from the Merseyside venue featuring on Saturday's ITV coverage.
One of the most popular bets with punters on a Saturday is the Tote Scoop 6. Simply pick a runner in each of the races included in that day's Scoop 6 coupon and if you pick six winners, you'll win a share of the prize pool!
- Tote's Scoop 6 for Newmarket and Haydock on September 25th
- Leg 1 - Masekela
- Leg 2 - Cruyff Turn
- Leg 3 - Sandrine
- Leg 4 - Copper Knight
- Leg 5 - Perfect Power
- Leg 6 - Magical Morning
Table Of Contents
Tote's Scoop 6 for Newmarket and Haydock on September 25th
|Leg 2||Haydock||Cruyff Turn|
|Leg 4||Haydock||Copper Knight|
|Leg 5||Newmarket||Perfect Power|
|Leg 6||Newmarket||Magical Morning|
*All tips taken from Tote's website*
Leg 1 - Masekela
There’s no denying that Coroebus was an impressive winner on his sole start, but it’s tended to side with experience in recent runnings of the Royal Lodge, with the last three winners having had at least four prior starts.
Masekela fits the bill in that sense and looks likely to enjoy this step up to a mile. He would have won with another few strides in the Superlative Stakes over 7f on the July Course earlier in the summer, before showing tenaciousness in spades when landing the Denford Stakes at Newbury last time out. The narrow runner-up that day, Bayside Boy franked the form by taking the Champagne Stakes earlier in the month, so Andrew Balding’s charge is a solid pick to get us off the mark in this Group 2.
Leg 2 - Cruyff Turn
Tim Easterby’s charge has been in fine fettle in 2021, winning four times this year, most recently getting the better of Cambridgeshire hope Magical Memory at York. While he won from the front that day, a change of tactics last week at Ayr did him no favours when having to wait an age to make his challenge in the final furlong. When getting clear air, David Allan’s mount found plenty for pressure to finish strongly for fourth.
The handicapper has left him alone on a mark of 98, so with a bit more luck, there’s every reason to believe that there’s more to come from the 4yo.
Leg 3 - Sandrine
This looks like a cracking renewal of the Cheveley Park Stakes, with the best of the Irish taking on some top home fillies. A chance is taken on Sandrine to reverse the form with Zain Claudette on their Lowther run, having looked the leading light in the UK earlier in the campaign. She’s clocked Racing Post Ratings of 107+ in her last three so is fairly reliable and her form from her quartet of outings stacks up very well.
In those four runs, she’s finished in front of three subsequent Group winners and two Listed scorers, while there’s been a handful finish in the frame in some of the best races since. The ground won’t be an issue and another bold run is expected.
Leg 4 - Copper Knight
Most of these have shown flashes of what they’re capable of this season, but are also liable to throw in a stinker every now and then. Tim Easterby’s veteran has been more hit than miss this term after a quiet period in 2020, and might be the one to be with here.
Tacky ground was blamed for his performance in the Portland Handicap at Doncaster, so with a faster surface back over the bare 5f, he’s sure to get his conditions. His trainer has called upon the services of 5lb claimer Ella McCain, meaning the gelding is 6lbs better off with the re-opposing Mondammej for a defeat by a head when they clashed over course and distance earlier this month.
Leg 5 - Perfect Power
You have to go back to Hayil in 1997 for the last Middle Park Stakes winner to have not won in one of his previous two outings, or to have scored over 6f previously. Applying that criteria strictly to this year’s 10 runners cuts the field down to just four candidates. Of that quartet, Cattura looks better over 5f and would probably need a few of the principles to disappoint, while Asymmetrical and Go Bears Go have both already finished behind Perfect Power this term.
There’s little obvious reason as to why they should reverse the form here, especially with the selection’s most recent run his best performance yet, when winning the Prix Morny at Deauville. Christophe Soumillon’s decision to come over for this sole ride might just tell you all you need to know.
Leg 6 - Magical Morning
Victory for Cruyff Turn earlier in the day will do no harm to the formlines of our pick for the Cambridgeshire Handicap, Magical Morning. John Gosden’s gelding was just a head behind when the pair clashed at York, having been under pressure from a fair way out. He stuck on well under Frankie Dettori that day and might just appreciate the extra furlong he tackles here.
The Gosden-Dettori duo have won two of the last three renewals of the race, with Wissahickon and Lord North. We’re yet to see if this representative can go on to bigger and better things as they did, but with his dam a sibling to middle distance performers Eagle Top and Wings Of Desire, he’s bred to enjoy this step up in trip and still looks reasonably treated at the weights.