Horse Racing tips: Ruby Walsh’s best bets for Saturday’s ITV races

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13:50 Newmarket – Bright Melody

I’m on Bright Melody because of the form that Charlie Appleby is in. Right now, he’s operating at a 43 per cent strike rate, which is incredible!

I watched Willie Mullins all winter operate in and around 30 per cent but Charlie has been phenomenal. Bright Melody is obviously fit and well and he’s worth getting behind.

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14:05 Goodwood – Amniarix

I’m siding with Amniarix, ridden by Oisin Murphy. He was third on his last start and won three in a row before that.

Oisin will be wise to the tactics of how to have success at Goodwood so I’ll go with Amniarix in a tentative pick.

14:25 Newmarket – Dubai Station

I’m going to take a tentative stab at Dubai Station. He’s only a four-year-old and has an official rating of 108. He may well have improved through the winter going from three to four years old.

He hasn’t been seen since his appearance at Goodwood in July 2020 so it’s a tentative pick but he’s a big price and it’s worth looking at him each way.

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15:00 Newmarket – Pyledriver

It’s purely distance related for me and I’m going for Pyledriver. He was good in York last year but he didn’t impress on his last two runs.

He’s the best horse in the race so it’s hard to go against Pyledriver.

15:40 Newmarket – Battleground

Thunder Moon blew me away in the National Stakes last September but I have doubts about him. I think he’s incredibly fast and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up in the July Cup. I hope he stays and I hope he wins for Declan McDonogh, who is an incredible jockey.

I’ve always been a fan of Battleground and Frankie Dettori takes the ride on him.

You also have to respect Mutasaabeq but I’m leaning towards Battleground. Frankie of course rode St Mark’s Basilica to beat Wembley and he could get the job done.

Ruby’s best bets for Saturday:

13:50 Newmarket – Bright Melody
14:05 Goodwood – Amniarix
14:25 Newmarket – Dubai Station
15:00 Newmarket – Pyledriver
15:40 Newmarket – Battleground

* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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