Horse Racing Tips: Check out Saturday's racing naps here
There's an extremely busy day's racing taking place on Saturday as punters are treated to a whopping nine race meetings in the UK & Ireland, and we pick out some of the most eye-catching selections from a host of racing writers, as we look to point you in the right direction of the winner. Some of today's highlights included the Victoria Cup at Ascot, the Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock Park and the Lingfield Derby Trial, so we are in for a real treat of Flat and Jumps action today...
Charlie Appleby's One Ruler is one of the leading fancies for the Victoria Cup, which is the 7f showpiece race at Ascot at 16:05 on Saturday, and the Godolphin raider has been napped by four racing writers for the competitive handicap contest. Sixth in The Derby last season, the four-year-old was last seen in Meydan, but he's fancied to improve on that here and is tipped up by the likes of The Scout from the Daily Express and Karl Hedley from the Irish Post.
Lambourn from the Racing Post sits second in the naps table and is another to pick out a selection in the 16:05 at Ascot, and that tipster has sided with Aratus, who is currently a 16/1 chance, while Robin Goodfellow has opted for the 18/1 chance Alrehb, with Garry Owen from the Daily Record tipping Vafortino, who is a 12/1 chance.
Away from the sprinting showpiece, the second most popular horse running on Saturday is Walk Of Stars, who is an Evens favourite for the Lingfield Derby Trial at 14:40, and the Godolphin raider will be looking to book his place in the Derby at Epsom by claiming victory and he is the best bet of Steve Mullington and Newmarket from the Racing Post.
A winner of the Greatwood at Cheltenham earlier in the season, West Cork will bid for another notable handicap success when he lines up in the Swinton at Haydock at 15:00, and Dan Skelton's charge has been napped by Mercury from the Daily Post at 5/1, while other selections in the Swinton include recent Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Anna Bunina, who is the best bet of Rockavon, while Spotlight from the Racing Post has opted for 8/1 chance Luttrell Lad.
Expert Eye from On The Nose has made a sensational start to the season's naps table, and the form tipster landed another victory on Friday to extend the profit to £34.68, and the tipster heads to Nottingham's 16:30 race on Saturday for the best bet of the day. Ed Dunlop's Drawing Clocks is currently a 15/2 chance for the event, and will be making his handicap debut today, and he will certainly need to improve on what he has shown so far, but is an interesting selection from the table-topper.
Fortunatus of the Sheffield tipped up Cleveland in the Chester Cup yesterday to notch up a third winning nap on the bounce, and the form tipster will fancy making it four on the spin and has sided with the red-hot 4/7 favourite Aldaary, who runs in the 14:35 at Haydock Park.
Some other eye-catching tips on Saturday include Ex Gratia, who bids for glory in the 14:05 contest and is the selection of The Punt from the Racing Post, while RP Ratings from the same paper has made a fine start to the tipping season and sits in third place in the naps table with a profit of £12.75 and has tipped up 6/1 chance Dutch Decoy in the same race.
With such a busy day's racing, it's going to be hard to keep abreast of all the action, but we have all the racecards and a sea of tips for you to check out here, so why not have a look at our naps table and enjoy the day's equine action!