Our insider expert, Calum Leitch, gives his us his Saturday Racing Tips for Sandown, Beverly & Chester. Check out his selections below:
Rapid Applause (7/2): 1.50 at Sandown
My first selection is in the opener at Sandown (1.50) and I would suggest RAPID APPLAUSE who could even go off as favourite. He is around 7/2 currently and is 2/3 for Michael Easterby since joining the yard. He has an eye-catching booking of Frankie Dettori and his last two wins have been in big fields of 15 runners. It appears he could be ahead of his mark and although he hasn’t been seen since May I trust connections that he will be sharp here. Everything points to a big run and he might need to win this to possibly get into the Ayr Gold Cup. Haddaf, who is only 3 and his two wins coming at Sandown, rates a serious danger in an open race.
Mr.Lupton (5/1): 2.45 at Beverly
I have two selections at Beverley, the 1st of which is in the 2.45 and one of the big races of the day, the Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes. Top weight MR.LUPTON, is an each way price at 5/1 with us currently. He is clear on ratings with the favourite and last years winner Take Cover. But he’s been running well this season and is down in class. He is usually delivered late and if timed well then he could be the one to beat. He’s just about On each way price so he gets the vote.
Bondi Beach (5/1): 3.20 Beverly
Then there is BONDI BEACH BOY, the Beverley specialist in the next, the 3.20. Again each way price and he very rarely doesn’t make the frame at his beloved Beverley. He’s perfectly drawn in stall 1 for his front-running tactics and I would be surprised to see him out of the first three. Once again at 4/1, he is each way price (just about.)
Project Bluebook (6/1): 5.35 Chester
Lastly, the last at Chester (5.35) looks an interesting race and I can’t get away from a horse I’ve followed for a while, PROJECT BLUEBOOK. He’s currently 6/1 and its essential for his chances that he gets good ground, which he does today. I think he is better than his flat mark and he’s run into 1 or 2 real improvers in recent runs on the flat. I think there’s a big race win in him and he came 2nd off this mark twice last summer on more unfavourable ground against handicap good things. At 6/1, we’ll find out if he’s good enough today.
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