It’s a bumper Saturday of racing action across Britain and Ireland with seven meetings laced with quality action wherever we look.

The Sprint Cup card at Haydock and day one of the Irish Champions Festival at Leopardstown are the headline acts – with Ascot, Kempton, Thirsk, Wolverhampton and Stratford (jumps) joining them.

We have a trio of fancies to follow across a busy Saturday of racing action.

Saturday Racing tips

15:00 Haydock – Caius Chorister @ 4/1

16:55 Ascot – Reminder @ 10/3 

17:40 Leopardstown – No More Porter @ 11/1 

15:00 Haydock – Caius Chorister @ 4/1

Lots of really exciting races on both sides of the Irish Sea this afternoon, with Group 1 fare to relish but also some ultra-competitive handicaps.

The Old Borough Cup at Haydock falls squarely into the latter category and CAIUS CHORISTER looks a rock-solid contender for David Menuisier in this Betfred Extra Place Race (four places).

The Golden Horn filly has a fine strike-rate on turf (5-14) and ran what appears a personal-best last time when sixth in York’s Ebor.

She was handily placed on the Knavesmire but met some trouble in the run at the two-furlong marker and, in the end, did well to run on into sixth, beaten just three lengths.

This is less challenging and she runs off the same mark of 99, while Jamie Spencer takes over in the saddle and is the perfect partner to produce her late on for a first win of the season as she bids to justify inclusion on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder.

16:55 Ascot – Reminder @ 10/3 

On a busy day, with Haydock and Kempton boasting multiple Group races each, the champion jockey heads instead to Ascot. William Buick has a full book of rides and is unlikely to leave the Berkshire venue empty-handed.

Amongst his lot will be Dubawi filly REMINDER in the Royal silks for trainer Andrew Balding in the Fever-Tree Handicap over six furlongs, the penultimate race on the card.

After a low-key start on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton in May, the filly has figures of 121 around Windsor (all 6f, good to firm) since moving across to the grass.

The latest of those came a fortnight ago when she returned from a short absence to make a winning handicap bow, beating 11 rivals with something to spare. She travelled well despite being wider than ideal and made her challenge in smooth fashion, winning with more in hand than a three-quarters-of-a-length margin suggested.

The handicapper has put her up 4lb and she moves up in grade this afternoon but this promising 3YO is bred to go on improving for a while yet and can add to her tally.

17:40 Leopardstown – No More Porter @ 11/1 

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore have the favourite in the “Sovereign Path” Handicap that concludes the card at Leopardstown but, on what he has achieved and with a field 17 rivals contending for this €90,000 prize, the No Nay Never colt looks short enough in the betting.

An alternative in this Betfred Extra Place Race (five places) is NO MORE PORTER for trainer Ado McGuinness. The gelding has only managed two turf wins in 26 starts, but has made the frame on 11 more occasions and has been knocking hard on the door at times this season.

He was agonisingly pipped at the Galway Races last month in a valuable mile contest and ran well at the Curragh in his most recent start, despite meeting some traffic woes.

He gets on well with 5lb claimer Jamie Powell and was placed on his only previous start at Leopardstown and from near the foot of the weights, they might well go close at a decent price.

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