ITV Racing Tips: Old firm of Hannon and Moore reunite

 | January 19 | 

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Well - stacks of postponements due to the arctic weather, but as long as Navan passes a Saturday morning inspection (07.30 - and they're very hopeful), the ITV cameras will still beam eight races our way on Saturday afternoon.

*UPDATE, Sat am - Navan HAS PASSED A FURTHER INSPECTION - RACING GOES AHEAD.

Here's the re-jigged running order;

Saturday's updated race schedule on ITV, courtesy of the Racing Post

1.25 Lingfield (delayed until 1.40): Boost Your Acca-Fenwa With BetUK Handicap (1m4f)
1.55 Navan: Navan Handicap Hurdle (Listed, 2m4f)
2.00 Lingfield (delayed until 2.15): Bet £10 Get £40 At BetMGM Handicap (1m)
2.30 Navan: Ardmulchan Handicap Hurdle (2m4f)
2.35 Lingfield (delayed until 2.50): Build Your Acca With BetUK Handicap (5f)
3.05 Navan: Jack Kiernans Celebrating 55 Years In Business Beginners Chase (3m)
3.10 Lingfield (delayed until 3.25): BetMGM Winter Oaks Fillies' Handicap (1m2f)
3.42 Navan: Gormanlough Handicap Chase (3m)

ITV Racing tips Saturday

13.25 Lingfield - Bohemian Breeze @ 9/2
13.55 Navan - Catch The Beast @ 5/2
14.00 Lingfield - Talis Evolvere @ 4/1
14.30 Navan - Golden Nugget each-way @ 7/1
14.35 Lingfield - Bergerac @ 11/2
15.05 Navan - Sandor Clegane @ 7/4
15.10 Lingfield - Oh So Grand @ 9/4
15.42 Navan - St Denis's Well each-way @ 8/1

13.25 Lingfield - Bohemian Breeze @ 9/2

We're siding with a 4-yr-old Galileo gelding, trained by Charlie Johnston and ridden by Rossa Ryan.

Bohemian Breeze's last two runs have been arguably the best of his career and he pays a first visit to leafy Lingers, after excelling at the other all-weather venues.

He actually broke his maiden on the turf at Ayr, unsurprisingly given his sire stayed middle-distances like the champion he was. The booking of Ryan is always a plus for me, as regular readers will know, and his chance is legitimate and evident.

Bohemian Breeze Lingfield 13.25

13.55 Navan - Catch The Beast @ 5/2

Up a whopping 17lb for a fine win at Punchestown, at around this trip. It was heavy that day and that's likely again on Saturday, providing there's a thaw - as I write the Post has the current going listed as 'frozen.' New one on me ...

Philip Enright again rides and there's a lovely pot of 26,000+ euros up for grabs. Only six - could have bags more to show us.

Catch The Beast 13.55 Navan

14.00 Lingfield - Talis Evolvere @ 4/1

The aforementioned Ryan has won recently on this Hannon-trained 4-yr-old but the services of the great Ryan Moore have been secured for Saturday's contest. Rossa actually rides another Hannon charge, one sporting the AMO Racing colours, Forca Timao.

Talis Evolvere is improving all the time and though racing off 91, a 2lb-high, I'm still happy to keep on the right side of him. The Hannon/Moore axis goes back many moons and they can be absolutely deadly. Decent draw in the six box.

Talis Evolvere 14.00 Lingfield

14.30 Navan - Golden Nugget each-way @ 7/1

The golden combo of Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott combine with this 5-yr-old mare, in a very modest little handicap hurdle.

Nice racing weight of 11st, and runs in the colours of the Bective Stud, big supporters of Gordon. Needs to find more but wouldn't remotely rule that out for these ultra-powerful connections. Modest each-way stake only, and we're paying FIVE places.

Golden Nugget each-way Navan 14.30

14.35 Lingfield - Bergerac @ 11/2

High-quality handicapper, trained by Kevin Ryan. Tom Eaves takes the mount.

Bergerac is in red-hot order, winning the last twice at Newcastle and Southwell, finding a career-best RPR at the tender age of six. He's off 95 today at the minimum trip, but has won off 93 and gone close off 97 in the past.

A sprinter in form is always a plus, and a draw in stall two is no hinderance, as the horse often likes to bowl along in front. A cracking heat. One of the races of the day for me.

Bergerac 14.35 Lingfield

15.05 Navan - Sandor Clegane @ 7/4

One for Game Of Thrones fans. Wonderful series, terrible ending. Ah well.

Had just the two runs this campaign since reappearing in November. Peaked arguably in last season's Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival and on this, his third chase start, there could be some joy for trainer Paul Nolan and jockey Sean O'Keefe.

A 141-rated hurdler, winning twice at Punchestown, and at 7 is ideally placed to crack the chasing game too. Is entered in the Brown Advisory at the Festival in March. Lovely wee contest.

Sandor Clegane Navan 15.05

15.10 Lingfield - Oh So Grand @ 9/4

Took a similar contest here in Dec off 85, and bids for a follow-up off 4lb higher on Saturday afternoon.

This is a very progressive 4-yr-old filly in the care of the Crisfords, and Jack Mitchell is in the plate. Won with authority last time, and has had 45 days to freshen up.

Not many miles on the clock and has a touch of quality about her. Big chance.

Oh So Grand Lingfield 15.10

15.42 Navan - St Denis's Well each-way @ 8/1

Jack Kennedy again does the steering, this time for County Meath handler Ian Donoghue.

Just an ordinary 3m chase, and the selection won here over a trip a full mile shorter back in November. That was off 83, over hurdles, and the 6-yr-old gelding makes his chase debut today.

Seemed to stay 3m well enough over the smaller obstacles, and I like the booking of Jack very much, suggesting St Denis's Well has been showing up, er, well, on the schooling grounds. We're going four places e/w, so that's how I'm attacking the race.

St Denis's Well Navan 15.42

Have a brilliant afternoon's sport.

ITV Racing tips, from Betfred Insights.

 

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