Simon Holt's free horse racing betting preview and tips

Simon Holt previews Saturday's action
Simon Holt previews Saturday's action

Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's action, with selections at Ascot and Wetherby.

Recommended bets

2pts win Didtheyleaveuoutto 2.45 Ascot at 9/1

1pt win The Last Day 2.10 Ascot at 6/1

1pt win Kapgarry 1.20 Wetherby at 5/1

There is some terrific jumping action at Wetherby and Ascot on Saturday and, at the latter venue, DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO is fancied to gain a third course win in the Sodexo Handicap Hurdle.

A really impressive winner of his bumper here back in December 2017, Nick Gifford's gelding returned to beat the now 151-rated Thomas Darby over the course and distance last November and, even taking the third-placed Highest Sun as a guide, looks very reasonably handicapped.

Didtheyleaveuoutto was not so good in his later starts but, considering his relative inexperience, was probably thrown in at the deep end a bit when running in big-field handicaps both here and at Galway.

Earlier, THE LAST DAY is another who looks handily weighted in the Byrne Group Handicap Chase.

The seven-year-old was nicely progressive over fences last season and, after chasing home White Moon (an unlucky loser at Wincanton last week) at Exeter and Whatswrongwithyou (now rated 142) at Ffos Las, he had little trouble landing the odds at Carlisle on his final start.

Rated just 131 for this return to action, it should be onwards and upwards this season and, with the pace likely to be strong here, he could be hard to resist off his light weight in the closing stages.

At Wetherby, KAPGARRY can build on a promising chasing debut over a distance too far in the bet365 Handicap Chase.

The winner of a small-field novice hurdle from the 143-rated chaser I Just Know here (2m4f) last October, Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding also ran creditably when fifth in a Grade Two contest at Cheltenham (2m5f) before losing his form.

Sent over fences at Warwick towards the end of September, Kapgarry ran a solid race until weakening approaching the last over three miles and, despite being dropped 3lb by the handicapper, the form has been boosted by both the winner Anteros and by the runner-up Templepark.

Related horse racing links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Racing

Gumball: Looks a big price at 14s1

Value Bet: Go with Gumball

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday as the November Meeting comes to a close.

Check out Oli Bell's tips for the weekend
2

Oli Bell: Sunday best bets

Six bets for our man at Cheltenham on Sunday and he's expecting Harry Whittington to enjoy a good afternoon.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day3

Daily Nap: Beauchene bet

David Ord fancies David Pipe and Jonjo O'Neill junior to combine successfully for the Sporting Life Daily Nap at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Check out the latest daily racing preview4

Sunday's racing preview

Al Dancer is fancied to maintain his perfect record over fences with victory at Cheltenham on Sunday, according to Matt Slater - he previews the action.

Simon Holt will be bidding to make more racegoers happy on Sunday5

Simon Holt: In with the Neuf

Our Simon Holt continued his fine 2019 with 18/1 BetVictor Gold Cup winner Happy Diva - don't miss his tips for Cheltenham Sunday.

Most Read Racing

Gumball: Looks a big price at 14s1

Value Bet: Go with Gumball

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday as the November Meeting comes to a close.

Check out Oli Bell's tips for the weekend
2

Oli Bell: Sunday best bets

Six bets for our man at Cheltenham on Sunday and he's expecting Harry Whittington to enjoy a good afternoon.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day3

Daily Nap: Beauchene bet

David Ord fancies David Pipe and Jonjo O'Neill junior to combine successfully for the Sporting Life Daily Nap at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Check out the latest daily racing preview4

Sunday's racing preview

Al Dancer is fancied to maintain his perfect record over fences with victory at Cheltenham on Sunday, according to Matt Slater - he previews the action.

Simon Holt will be bidding to make more racegoers happy on Sunday5

Simon Holt: In with the Neuf

Our Simon Holt continued his fine 2019 with 18/1 BetVictor Gold Cup winner Happy Diva - don't miss his tips for Cheltenham Sunday.

Next Race Off

07:45 Hyderabad
7
(5)
Blazing Speed
J: Irvan Singh
1
(4)
Hurricane
J: Abhay Singh
6
(3)
Country's Pet
J: Santosh Raj N R
2
(7)
Negress Princess
J: Jodha R S
8
(1)
Golden Adara
J: P Ajeeth Kumar
3
(8)
Run Runner Run
J: Afroz Khan
9
(2)
Dumbledore
J: Rafique Sk
5
(9)
Vallee Ikon
J: Gaurav Singh
4
(6)
Ursula
J: A A Vikrant

Racing Tips

Check out Oli Bell's tips for the weekend

Oli Bell: Sunday best bets

Six bets for our man at Cheltenham on Sunday and he's expecting Harry Whittington to enjoy a good afternoon.

Gumball: Looks a big price at 14s

Value Bet: Go with Gumball

Our racing expert Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday as the November Meeting comes to a close.

Simon Holt will be bidding to make more racegoers happy on Sunday

Simon Holt: In with the Neuf

Our Simon Holt continued his fine 2019 with 18/1 BetVictor Gold Cup winner Happy Diva - don't miss his tips for Cheltenham Sunday.