It’s a typically busy summer Saturday of racing action, with seven meetings taking place across Britain and Ireland, as the Flat holds sway. We pick out short-priced three horses for you to consider when placing your bets…

Saturday Racing Tips – 29 July, 2023

  • Back Bondi Bay in the 15:25 at Newmarket @ 5/2
  • Back Ganesha in the 16:00 at York @ 3/1
  • Back Montauk Point in the 19:30 at Windsor @ 15/8

Day two of Ascot’s King George meeting is the headline act, with York joining them on the terrestrial front, while further afternoon meetings come at Gowran Park, Newcastle (AW) and Newmarket, ahead of evening cards at Windsor and Salisbury.

Amongst our Saturday fancies is a fast-improving filly for Rae Guest on the card at Newmarket.

Bondi Bay – Newmarket 3.25

Both BONDI BAY (5/2) and Tawalla line up in the Visit Handicap at Newmarket this afternoon seeking to complete hat-tricks and ready preference is for Rae Guest’s filly.

The aptly-named daughter of Australia wasn’t spotted on the racecourse until May this year as a 3YO and she was runner-up on that debut outing at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) in what was a decent race, before easily winning her maiden next time at Ripon (6f, good) in June.

At Nottingham this month she defined an opening mark of 77 in fairly ready fashion and, even allowing for an 8lb higher mark in this better race, Callum Shepherd’s partner is fancied to show herself to be ahead of the assessor and justify her spot on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder.

Ganesha – York 4.00

This 6f nursery at York looks a good opportunity of GANESHA (3/1) to build on his recent handicap win at Hamilton for trainer Phillip Makin.

The Showcasing colt has twice won around Hamilton Park, landing his maiden there on debut in May and obliging again last week in a nursery, both over 5f.

In between, he’d finished midfield in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot and placed third in a decent Class 2 Carlisle novice.

He was well supported for that contest at Hamilton nine days ago and was merely pushed out to oblige in good fashion. There could be plenty more to come and this useful 2YO is fancied to follow up despite carrying top weight on the Knavesmire.

Montauk Point – Windsor 7.30

Martyn Meade saw his lightly-raced French import MONTAUK POINT (15/8) kick off her British career in winning style at Salisbury over 7f earlier this month and the Kingman filly can back that up this evening at Windsor.

That Salisbury success came on soft ground and so the fact that there is give underfoot here is a bonus, while the runner-up from that contest – Elusive Empire – looked an unlucky second at Musselburgh earlier this week.

Montauk Point had shown promise in both starts for Jean-Claude Rouget on synthetics in France and defied a 207-day absence for that winning UK bow.

She goes handicapping off a mark of 77 and should be good enough to defy that.

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