Free horse racing selections for Saturday May 11

Action from the Lingfield Derby Trial
Action from the Lingfield Derby Trial

Eagles By Day can land a significant Saturday prize for Michael Bell, according to Nick Robson - he has a tip for every race.

NAP: Eagles By Day (2.30 Lingfield)

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Next Best: Pretty Baby (3.40 Lingfield)

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Eagles By Day can book his ticket for Epsom by winning the Racebets Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

Trained by Michael Bell, who won the blue riband with Motivator in 2005, the Sea The Stars colt will certainly not be found wanting for stamina.

Plenty of youngsters who run in Classic trials have to prove themselves over the distance, but having already won over a mile and a half at Salisbury, that is one question he has already answered.

His dam, Missunited, was a very classy racemare, winning a Galway Hurdle and Group Three on the level at Goodwood.

A stout stayer, she has obviously passed that trait into her first offspring and his seven-length win on the bridle at Salisbury suggested he was not devoid of pace either.

Pretty Baby improved in leaps and bounds last season and can continue where she left off in the Racebets Million Chartwell Fillies' Stakes.

Her 2018 campaign began in low-key style, winning a novice event at Redcar, but she stepped up to win a Listed contest at Nottingham next time out.

On her third outing she met with her only defeat of the season when beaten a short-head in a Group Three at York, but the switch to seven furlongs enabled her to gain a win at that level at Goodwood on her final outing.

She reappears over that trip, but crucially does not have a penalty to carry for that win.

Haggas could also be on the mark in the Racebets Money Back All Losers Oaks Trial Fillies' Stakes with Frankellina.

As her name suggests, her dad is the incomparable Frankel and she looked to have inherited plenty of his ability when winning on her debut at Yarmouth.

Haggas has an Oaks fancy already in impressive Pretty Polly winner Maqsad, so he should have a good idea of where this one stands in the overall picture.

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Foxtrot Lady is the pick in the EBF Weatherbys General Stud Book Kilvington Stakes at Nottingham despite failing to sparkle on her reappearance last month.

She perhaps just needed that outing and she did not have the best of runs at Chelmsford, so it could pay to keep the faith.

Salouen really should be winning the Carey Group Buckhounds Stakes at Ascot as he makes his return to action.

Sylvester Kirk's charge suffered a troubled passage when third in this race last year and went on to push Cracksman all the way in the Coronation Cup.

He turned in a string of fine efforts at the highest level after that, with his Arc sixth, beaten just under four lengths an especially meritorious effort.

A trip to Hong Kong at the end of the year proved a step too far, but it's best to just draw a line through that and he should be nicely refreshed for a race in which he appears to hold all the aces on ratings.

Surely it is Kynren's turn to win a big one in the totescoop6 Victoria Cup.

David Barron must be wondering what he has done wrong given his charge has gone close in the John Smith's Cup, Cambridgeshire and the Lincoln.

This drop to seven furlongs might not seem an obvious move, but the fast pace should suit him.

Sky Bet have the top price on every runner
Sky Bet have the top price on every runner

Iain Jardine's Alexander James created quite an impression when making a winning debut at Southwell and it will be fascinating to see how he gets on in the David Lever Memorial Novice Stakes at Thirsk.

If the last National Hunt season taught us anything, it was that Dan Skelton can certainly target a race.

He has had to rejig plans for Sofia's Rock, who was heading to Aintree only to miss out when the rain came, but he now has an easier option in the Pertemps Network Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock.

A mark of 140 may seriously underestimate this former Mark Johnston inmate, who at his peak was rated 100 on the level.

David O'Meara's Suedois drops in class for the Pertemps Network Spring Trophy Stakes and he should have too much class for his rivals.

Sporting Life tips

ASCOT: 2.15 Eddystone Rock, 2.50 Salouen, 3.25 Bella Ragazza, 4.00 Kynren, 4.35 Amarillo Star, 5.10 Red Alert, 5.45 Infanta Isabella.

CORK: 1.50 Fumet D'Oudairies, 2.25 Assertive Lady, 3.00 Popong, 3.35 Lucky Icon, 4.10 Dromline, 4.45 Call Of The Loon, 5.20 Desert Maid.

HAYDOCK: 2.00 Whisper, 2.35 Fibonacci, 3.10 Sofia's Rock, 3.45 Laugh A Minute, 4.20 Suedois, 4.55 Big Baby Bull, 5.25 Cap Du Nord, 5.55 Gardefort.

HEXHAM: 2.05 Champagne Chaser, 2.40 See The Sea, 3.15 Le Frank, 3.50 Pistol, 4.25 Tara West, 5.00 The Road Home, 5.35 Fair Minx.

LINGFIELD: 1.25 The Lords Walk, 1.55 Frankellina, 2.30 EAGLES BY DAY (NAP), 3.05 Hollywood Road, 3.40 Pretty Baby, 4.15 Salt Whistle Bay, 4.50 Alhakmah.

NAAS: 1.35 Ohio State, 2.10 Early Call, 2.45 Never Before, 3.20 Who's Steph, 3.55 South Pacific, 4.30 Dragons Call, 5.05 Kasbah.

NOTTINGHAM: 1.45 Regular, 2.20 Venturous, 2.55 Singing The Blues, 3.30 Foxtrot Lady, 4.05 Fake News, 4.40 Music Seeker, 5.15 Lethal Missile, 5.50 Break The Silence.

THIRSK: 5.40 Kibaar, 6.15 You Little Beauty, 6.45 Alexander James, 7.15 Mark's Choice, 7.45 Regal Mirage, 8.15 Justice Lady, 8.45 Coastal Drive.

WARWICK: 5.30 Bbold, 6.00 Dorado Dollar, 6.30 Ruacana, 7.00 Kentford Heiress, 7.30 Cultivator, 8.00 Ken's Well, 8.30 Big Data.

DOUBLE: Eagles By Day and Pretty Baby.


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