Horse Racing tips: Jason Weaver’s 9 fine picks for ITV Racing on Saturday

A bumper Saturday on the ITV tellybox and the in-form Weaver Shark is all over it.

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Ascot 13:50 – Saeiqa

John Gosden’s charge Did really well to finish close-up on his racecourse debut, despite getting a slight nick behind and losing his action momentarily. It was an improved display went third in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last time and that form is strong enough in this field to see him deliver.

York 14:05 – Award Scheme

The front two pulled a mile clear when she managed to win by a neck when last seen at Salisbury 14 days ago. The was her handicap debut and she has taken an 8lb rise in the ratings for that victory. She is in deeper water now , but looks more than capable of holding her own in this company.

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Ascot 14:25 – Eshaasy

A half-brother to Galileo Gold who was a top-class performer in his day and this lad has plenty of ability as well. It’s interesting that his excellent handler John Gosden decides to pitch him in this contest with an absolute feather-weight as he’s the only three-year-old in the lineup.

The older horses will need to up their game significantly to give away the weight-for-age allowance to this classy runner.

York 14:40 – Regal Reality

Sir Michael Stoute’s runner is very talented, but doesn’t always go through with his finishing effort. However, we have the services of the excellent Hollie Doyle fresh off her biggest success at the July meeting on board and that will help. Recent runners for the stable have been hot and it pays to keep a close eye on the form of the team that you are going to support. Team Stoute is coming to the boil.

Ascot 15:00 – Evening Sun

Roger Charlton’s charge had some incredibly talented runners placed around him last season and also the form of his victory this term at Newmarket is very strong. On the face of it, it may look like an initial mark of 88 is fair, but I feel this underestimates the Queen’s runner by a significant amount.

We might just to see a really taking performance from another yard who are worth following after a slow start.

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York 15:15 – Orbaan

Picked up for 55,000 guineas at the sales from the Andre Fabre stable, after not being considered good enough to run in the Sussex Stakes as a three-year-old. Has strong form behind top performer Barney Roy.

He was the best over course and distance last time and looks far too classy for this line-up.

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Ascot 15:35 – Enable

It will be a remarkable achievement if Enable manages to win her third consecutive King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. As far as I am concerned it’s just a race to watch and savour, but I was taken with last season’s Irish Derby winner Sovereign on his return at the Curragh. If the rain arrives, he might be worth an interest at a price to upset the fav.

York 15:50 – Normandy Barriere

Pitched up at Newbury just 17 days ago but proved a wasted journey as he was knocked over in the very early stages of that contest. Not given a hard time once his opportunity had gone, he appears to have two pace horses draw on either side of him to get a perfect tow into this contest.

It can be the first leg of a quick-fire double for the Nigel Tinkler yard at York where I fancy Roundhay Park (16.25) later who looks thrown in off a mark of 75.

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Ascot 16:10 – Media Storm

David Simcock’s yard is another operation who are hitting their stride and this colt has done little wrong in two races to date. With a little more luck at Kempton last time, he would be bringing in a 100 per cent unbeaten record. A mark of 82 looks more than reasonable and given natural improvement he is going to be very competitive over this galloping 1m 4f trip.

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Jason’s Saturday top tips

Ascot 13:50 – Saeiqa
Ascot 15:00 – Evening Sun
Ascot 15:35 – Enable
Ascot 16:10 – Media Storm

York 14:05 – Award Scheme
York 14:40 – Regal Reality
York 15:15 – Orbaan
York 15:50 – Normandy Barriere
Ascot 16:10 – Media Storm

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