Saturday Racing Tips: Fry’s Ayr raider reader for Deeper waters

 | 19th April | 

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Ayr Racecourse

A mammoth day of racing is in store on Saturday with seven meetings taking place across Britain and Ireland.

The Scottish Grand National at Ayr is among the treats in store, while day two of Newbury's Spring Trials Meeting is the highlight on the level.

Further Flat cards come from Brighton, the Curragh, Nottingham and Thirsk, while they also go jumping at Bangor-on-Dee.

We've picked out a trio to follow across Saturday's cards, including Deeper Blue for in-form Harry Fry up at Ayr.

Saturday Racing Tips

  • 13:50 Ayr – Deeper Blue @ 7/1
  • 14:40 Newbury – Zoum Zoum @ 7/4
  • 15:55 Curragh – Village Voice @ 9/2

13:50 Ayr – Deeper Blue @ 7/1

A quality afternoon of jumping action is in store from Ayr, as Willie Mullins sends a battalion of contenders to the west coast of Scotland to try and further his excellent claims of being crowned Britain's champion trainer before month-end.

He's got the classy Sharjah in the CPMS Novices' Champion Handicap Chase, the veteran taking a drop in class after being tailed off at Cheltenham last month in the Turners. He does, though, have stamina to prove on this first go at three miles.

Harry Fry's team are in cracking order of late, with four winners from 10 starters, and they could bag another winner with DEEPER BLUE here.

He had just one start over fences last season before missing a year, but has returned in good health, finishing second in 3-4 starts since October.

January's Hereford second over 2m5f saw him chasing home next-time-out Ascot Grade 2 winner Henry's Friend, while he ran well last time at Newbury giving 5lb to the winner, David Pipe's Neon Moon, whilst again pulling well clear of the pack.

He's 3lb higher here in a pair of first-time cheekpieces and should have more to come on only his second attempt at this sort of trip.

14:40 Newbury – Zoum Zoum @ 7/4

Day two of Newbury's Spring Trials meeting includes the Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes over 7f and Ralph Beckett's unbeaten ZOUM ZOUM has plenty going for him in this Group 3 heat.

He won 3-3 last season in double-quick time after debuting in October. He opened his account on Kempton's Polytrack, readily from a next-time-out winner, and had no issues doubling his tally under a penalty in a Newmarket novice (7f, heavy) in November – with the second and third both scoring next time.

Connections went to France for the Listed Herod Stakes at Saint-Cloud (7f, heavy) and were rewarded with a really polished display, as Zoum Zoum powered home to win by a clear margin.

He has plenty of scope for better and, while this will be his toughest test to date, Rob Hornby's mount can pass with flying colours at the main expense of Doncaster Listed winner Ballymount Boy.

15:55 Curragh – Village Voice @9/2

There should be some value in siding with VILLAGE VOICE in the feature race in Ireland, the Group 3 Alleged Stakes over a mile-and-a-quarter.

The Jessica Harrington-trained filly won first time up last season at Navan on testing ground and signed off with a Group 3 success at Saint-Cloud on very soft ground in October.

She returns as a four-year-old with scope for further progress and has plenty in her favour under Shane Foley. She has ground to make up with Fairyhouse winner Maxux, but was doing her best work at the end of that September Fillies' & Mares' Group 3 and is now forlorn hope with further progress expected this term.

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