After a couple of near misses on Friday, Daryl Cater will be looking to bounce back with his four top selections across Newmarket and Ascot on Saturday. Check out his picks below and join Betway To Claim Up To £30 In Free Bets
12.10 Newmarket – Future Investment – 2pts win @ 11/2
This is competitive but the race has been priced up around the potential of the favourite Yuri Gagarin who will find this a completely different test to his two wins on the all-weather and looks worth taking on. Its worth siding FUTURE INVESTMENT who showed up well for a long way on seasonal return after 245 days off the track when doing best of the rest behind a well-handicapped rival in Laafy. That was a competitive heat in 0-100 company and he now takes a slight ease in grade.
He looks well treated off this mark of 90 given the rivals he bumped into last season and he ran an excellent race at York to finish fourth over 1m6f on soft ground before finding that trip stamina sapping in the conditions. That race has worked out well with the third Holy Kingdom who ran a very similar race now14lbs higher in the weights and was in receipt of 10lbs from the selection who is only 1lb higher. He should strip fitter for his return and the soft ground will pose no issues he rates a confident bet. Of the rest, Medal Winner didn’t seem to appreciate the soft ground at Ascot so may struggle here, Country, in my opinion, wants a drop back in trip and the rest shouldn’t be good enough to win this contest.
1.30 Ascot – Rajinsky - 1pt win @ 15/2
Apparate is the class angle in this field but this step up in trip doesn’t look an obvious move for him so he might prove vulnerable at the finish and RAJINSKY can be the one to capitalise. He looks well treated on plenty of his previous form including when winning over this trip on the all weather at Wolverhampton off a 3lb lower mark. He has shaped with plenty of encouragement in two starts this term and finished behind the above selection at Newbury on seasonal reappearance staying on strongly. He took in the Northumberland Plate on his latest start when I held myself back thinking he would still need the run but was keen and short of room when travelling four wide into the home straight and he stayed on powerfully in the closing stages. There looks to be plenty of pace on here and that can suit his strong travelling nature.
1.50 Newmarket – Haqeeqy – 1.5pts e/w 6/1
Lots of potential improvers in here but HAQEEQY gave the impression there is plenty more to come from him and being out of Lope De Vega the ground shouldn’t pose an issue. He is a winner at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile which gives confidence he will handle the undulations of the July track when easily taking care of Dyami who was rated 85 at the time under a 7lb penalty. There are collateral form lines through the third place horse (beaten 5 lengths) that gives confidence that a mark of 92 underestimates him on Handicap Debut and his very easy Yarmouth win reads well with the third winning next time out and rated 86 and the fourth rated 87. The fifth is rated 84 and was beaten 7 lengths under nothing more than a hand and heels ride. The step up in trip to 1m will certainly suit him and he makes a strong case at the prices to take on the favourite who hasn’t been at his best on soft ground nor here on the undulations of Newmarket previously.
2.05 Ascot - Vividly - 0.5pt e/w @ 12/1
A wide open affair so it might be worth chancing VIVIDLY on her return to action after impressing at Goodwood last season when making all from stall 16 in a Maiden Fillies’ race that has worked out rather well. She was last seen in October when something looked to go amiss in a Group 3 contest at Newmarket and makes her handicap debut off a mark of 84. The fact connections thought enough of her to throw her in Group Company on just her third start could be telling and her debut form over an inadequate trip of 6f has worked out extremely well. She will appreciate this 1m trip and could prove a different proposition as a three-year-old.
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