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Our racing team have a bet for every meeting in the UK on Saturday with the Nap in action at Newbury.


Saturday Nap of the Day

"He's been overlooked in the betting at 8/1" - Saturday's best bets for Newbury, Newmarket & Thirsk

THUNDEROUS – 2.25 Newbury (NAP)

Al Aasy is going to be all the rage here after his super-smooth comeback success over course and distance but there’s no doubt he’s tackling a stronger group on this occasion and he’s also got to shoulder a 3lb penalty for the Group Three John Porter win, form which hasn't worked out at all since.

Logician looks worth opposing first time up, especially if there are more heavy showers around, and Mark Johnston’s THUNDEROUS strikes as the type of horse to win races of this nature this season.

He’s quite a big unit and looks to be taking time to come to hand this year following an extended break having signed off for 2020 with victory in the rescheduled Dante Stakes at York in July.

The son of Night Of Thunder improved on his limp reappearance run to take third behind stablemate Sir Ron Priestley at Newmarket, where he shaped like he wanted every yard of this new trip and that he was gradually getting there fitness-wise.

Roll on another fortnight and it’s interesting to see Ryan Moore retain the ride at a course where the horse won well as a juvenile. He’ll do for me at likely juicy odds against the big two. (Matt Brocklebank)

DAVE AND BERNIE – 2.15 Bangor

The visor replacing cheekpieces has sparked an improvement in DAVE AND BERNIE recently and he’s the one to be on in Bangor’s MHA Week Racing’s Support Line 08006300443 Handicap Hurdle.

He’s not entirely exposed yet for his current trainer and handles all types of ground having gone well on good to firm and soft going.

The Some Dance Kid is slipping in the weights and looks the main danger given Donald McCain’s good course record but he’s not shown much zest for the game for a while now and the race overall looks there for the taking. (Matt Brocklebank)

DAZZLING DAN – 3.50 Newmarket

The key horse in the Betway Handicap at Newmarket on Saturday is William Haggas’ lightly-raced Ametist who could be chucked in off a mark of 87.

However, this looks a tough school for one light on experience and he faces a hardy handicapper who loves Newmarket in DAZZLING DAN who remains well treated on his old form.

Rated 104 at his zenith, he runs off 91 on Saturday and comes into this on the back of a confidence-boosting win at Yarmouth last time out.

They went slow and he sprinted away from them in that race, so the form doesn’t look much to write home about, but he was snapping a losing sequence of 11 and the wind surgery and step up to seven furlongs have given him a platform to work from off his lower mark.

Ray Dawson can get him rolling towards the far rail and if there is a tough handicapper to thwart the likely hot favourite, I reckon it’s likely to be Pam Sly’s charge. (Ben Linfoot)

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COMMANCHE FALLS - 3.55 Thirsk

Michael Dods looks to have another progressive sprinter on his hands in COMMANCHE FALLS and he can take the Sky Bet Request A Bet Handicap at Thirsk.

He's getting better with racing and put in a career-best to beat Bielsa at Ayr last time out, a 7lb hike the punishment for his Scottish cruise.

Given he's improving fast, though, the extra weight isn't too much of a concern, especially given he's the standout form horse in this at a track where he's won twice from three goes. (Ben Linfoot)

ELOQUENT ARTHUR – 5.30 Doncaster

Such was the impression he made on his Windsor reappearance. ELOQUENT ARTHUR is fancied to defy a 7lb higher mark in the Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap.

Richard Hannon’s charge reverted to sprinting on his first start of the year and showed improved form, travelling strongly and running out a ready winner over Danzart.

There’s more to come and he’s drawn to chase the pace here. He looks sure to go well. (David Ord)

EVER SO COOL – 7.50 Uttoxeter

She’s in excellent hands and EVER SO COOL looks to have been found a good opportunity in the Watch Free Race Replays On attheraces.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter.

Dan Skelton’s charge had run well in two handicaps at Newton Abbot last season and looked set to take a hand in the finish here back in October when making a terrible blunder at the third last.

She’s on an unchanged mark, fitness won’t be an issue after the break, and this looks to be the day for her to shed her maiden tag. (David Ord)


May Winners

  • Winter Power - 5/1
  • Blue Ribbon - 7/2
  • Hong Kong Harry - evens (NAP)
  • Authorizo - 6/5
  • Glencassly - 5/6
  • Cochise - 10/3
  • Restandbethankful - 13/8
  • Ariel - 5/1
  • Creek Harbour - 4/1
  • Tawleed - 4/1 (NAP)

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