Horse racing tips: Jason Weaver’s 8 best bets for Goodwood & Newmarket on Saturday

A double header from Goodwood and Newmarket on ITV.

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Goodwood 13:50 – Music Society 

We can safely put a line through Music Society‘s last run as he was caught on the outside of the pack all the way down the stretch at York in a really messy race. He likes to get a little bit of cover in his races and should get that on Saturday with the excellent Tom Marquand in the saddle.

Music Society likes the hustle and bustle of a big field. 

Newmarket 14:05 – She’s So Nice 

She’s So Nice benefited from her debut effort with a stylish success over course and distance 23 days ago. Quicker conditions hold no fears for her and the form of the race has been boosted since with Miss Jingles going in at Goodwood earlier this week. 

Goodwood 14:25 – Indianapolis 

Indianapolis is probably the only runner in the line-up who is completely unexposed as far as this trip is concerned and come here off the back of a close-up finish at Ripon over 1m 4f. This 1m 6f trip should be well within his compass. 

Newmarket 14:40 – Baashir 

Stepping into handicap company on a mark of 86 looks a little bit of a gift for Baashir who was part of a treble for the yard when winning very easily at Salisbury. She made all that day and it would be no surprise for her to do the same again. 

Goodwood 15:00 – Enbihaar 

Enbihaar, last year’s winner, finished off the season in fantastic form with a proven track record around here being a positive. The ground on the fast side will suit the smooth moving big machine and she should have too much natural pace for the other three runners in this small field. 

Newmarket 15:15 – Expressionism 

Expressionism did remarkably well to finish a close-up fourth when last seen in Listed company at Lingfield, behind a proven Group One performer in Delphinia. They’ve been very patient with her and she returns in what looks an open-looking Listed race and given a pinch of natural improvement, this daughter of Galileo can step back into the winner’s enclosure. 

Goodwood 15:35 – Nahaarr 

I very rarely side with the favourite in big-field handicaps like this, but Nahaarr was mightily impressive at Newbury last time and surely is going to take a world of beating. If you’re looking for an each-way angle, Mr Lupton could be it, as he loves to fly home late in a big field. He might be able to  grab a piece of the pie in a race where Paddy is paying the first 6 home. 

Newmarket 15:50 – Withhold 

Withhold has raced in Group One, Two & Three company on his last four starts and now takes a drop down in class. The Roger Charlton stable is in much better form than they were a month ago and he may well be able to dominate this field on the front end. Oisin Murphy on board is a positive. 

Goodwood 16:10 – Tomfre 

After a cracking run at Sandown he put in a dismal effort in the Bunbury Cup against the older opposition, but now Tomfre is back in against his own age group over what looks an ideal 7f.

From a good stall position, he can bounce back to form at decent odds. Society Lion is likely to be over-bet again despite being hit with a 5lb rise from the handicapper for his Doncaster defeat. 

Newmarket 16:25 – Rhythmic Intent 

Rhythmic Intent looked really good in the closing stages when winning at York, striding away and hitting the line very strongly. This suggests the 5lb hit from the handicapper will not be enough to slow him down. We have the champion jockey on our side again, who can finish off the Newmarket card in style. 

Saturday racing tips summary

Goodwood 13:50 – Music Society

Newmarket 14:05 – She’s So Nice

Goodwood 14:25 – Indianapolis

Newmarket 14:40 – Baashir

Goodwood 15:00 – Enbihaar

Newmarket 15:15 – Expressionism

Goodwood 15:35 – Nahaar

Newmarket 15:50 – Withhold

Goodwood 16:10 – Tomfre

Newmarket 16:25 – Rhythmic Intent

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