Horse racing tips: Our traders’ naps of the day on Saturday in the UK & Ireland

Here's who they're backing in Newbury, Doncaster and the Curragh


Niall O’Reilly: 12:45 Newbury – Madame Tantzy

Madame Tantzy caught my eye back in September of last year, travelling really well in a strong looking Kempton race that was run in a good time. That form has worked out well with numerous subsequent winners coming out of the race and she’d look very interesting off a mark of 70 to me here.

She has course form from her 2 year old season, when running a very good third in a useful race on debut, while her stables horses have also been running quite well. This looks a very weak race to me on paper, and I think she looks set for a big run.

Allan Byrne: 19:15 Curragh – Peaceful

Showed plenty of promise on debut at Leopardstown and confirmed that when an easy winner of her maiden at Thurles. She then went to Newmarket where she was beat but on heavy ground and having had to race with little cover – I thought it was a very good run with her best work being in the last furlong.

Aidan O’Brien looks to have a good batch of 3yo fillies and she could be very good.


Conor Magner: 16:30 Doncaster – Favourite Moon

This horse shaped quite well in three late season maidens in 2019 with numerous collateral formline boosts since.

He has been gelded over the winter and now steps up in distance which looks bound to suit given his pedigree. He looks far more leniently treated than his rivals tomorrow and looks banker material to take this contest before stepping up in class.

Paddy Desmond: 19:45 Curragh – Silk Forest

Very progressive last year, trainer likely to have horses ready first time and main rival magic wand tends to thrive on her racing and hasn’t been seen since February.

It’s likely she may improve for this and may find it hard to peg back silk forest who will be prominently ridden. Whilst at her best magic wand would outclass her worth taking a chance that she won’t tomorrow.


James Ryan: 14:05 Sandown Monoski

I like Monoski here and would take a swing. I thought he ran quite well last week for his first run back in what was a very strong handicap that Palace Pier one. He strikes me as more of a 6f horse but being dropped 3lbs and back to 7F on not as stiff a track as Newcastle appeals to me.

He could get a relatively easy time out in front. I think this trip is too short for Ascension. He strikes me as a 1m2f horse which striding data would back up. I think this could potentially turn into a sprint and Monoski has the skillset to deal with that.

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