RacingUK's Tom Stanley has 3 tips for Saturday's racing.
Taken by Gerry The Glover in the Haydock opener. He’s a course and distance winner and should have more to offer in his 4 year old season. Having said that, he hasn’t set the world alight on 2 starts this term but they have come over 7 furlongs and he looks every bit the miler now. A strongly run mile should suit too, it has in the past, and he’ll get that here with 3 or 4 bits of genuine pace on. Also taking is the booking of Andrea Atzeni, a jockey who just gets better and better. His course and distance win came on soft and there is rain around, though good ground has seen him successful in the past too. He's very much bet of the day at the prices.
Over at Chester I’m keen on both Ocean Tempest and Miracle Of Medinah. The former is 3 from 3 at the track and has been given a massive chance by the handicapper. The latter was the bigger price (20/1 no less) and was going up here but they both now sit at around 12’s and I’d say Ocean Tempest has the better chance. Much due to the fact he’ll likely be ridden that bit more prominently. He’s drawn handy and there’s little pace on here, solely Capo Rosso likely to go forward. That should suit John Ryan’s 7 year old, a 2 time course and distance winner. A massive 20lb lower than that last win, he should strip fitter for a first start in 7 months last time out.
I’m tempted by Trendsetter over at Chester too but was hoping he’d be a little bigger than the 6’s floating…will keep an eye out and save a play for So Beloved back at Haydock. I’m a huge fan of this horse, have been fortunate to get him right more often than not and hope this will be another right day. He’s a shorter price than would normally go up here but I’d have him as favourite, shorter than the 5/1 2nd fav quotes knocking about at the moment. When he won his Group 3 at Goodwood last year his trainer talked of him progressing even further. He was classy on reappearance in Listed company over course and distance, taking his record over track and trip to 2 from 2, and there should be plenty more to come.