Horse Racing Tips: Rory Delargy’s best Saturday ITV Racing bets at Wincanton

Rory is quite confident that Georges Saint (14:40) can keep the winning run going.

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Rory Delargy’s ITV Racing Tips

13:35 Prince Quali
14:10 Feach Amach
14:45 Georges Saint
15:20 Rare Clouds (each-way)

*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.

13:35 Prince Quali

None of the runners here are entirely solid, with Artemis Kimbo an unconvincing jumper who again made mistakes when making all to beat an 84-rated rival last time. Fast Buck has the best form in the last year or so but has not fired so far this season. He could well bounce back, but his price rather assumes that he will, and he makes only limited appeal at the current odds.

Mr Grey Sky ran poorly last time, and trainer Kim Bailey’s recent runners have all been well beaten, with only one of the last twenty even making the places. Another who needs to bounce back is Magic Saint, and Paul Nicholls has stated pretty bluntly that he will need the run, a notion backed up by a moderate record fresh. Heavy ground is also a negative for him, but not for PRINCE QUALI who would have needed his first run since April 2022 when fifth over hurdles here last month.

Robert Walford’s charge was a four-time winner over hurdles/fences in France for David Cottin and is fairly handicapped on the pick of his efforts there. The seven-year-old should strip fitter for that belated return to action and has been found a pretty weak contest for his chase debut in the UK.

    14:10 Feach Amach

    FEACH AMACH is one to look out for if you’ll excuse the pun. The daughter of Fracas handles deep ground well, having finished a four-length fourth to Warm Heart in a Leopardstown maiden last spring, and she ran her best race over hurdles when winning a juvenile hurdle at Sedgefield in November in very deep ground. That is not especially strong form, but was a big step in the right direction, and there are few in this race who cope so well with the predicted conditions.

    Fourofakind looks a poor favourite here, and while he was a winner on officially soft ground at Haydock last season, conditions were less testing than the description there, and he has been soundly beaten twice on soft ground this winter. Mini Yeats looks a bigger danger to me having caught the eye over C&D last month. He can build on that first run in 13 months and is feared.

    14:45 Georges Saint

    A longer trip would be preferable for GEORGES SAINT, but the heavy ground should ensure that stamina is fully tested and he’s quite a confident pick to follow up his recent Fakenham win. In truth, he didn’t seem to enjoy the tight track at Fakenham but stormed clear from the final turn to win by a wide margin under Lucy Turner and remains the type to maintain recent progress over fences, with his sound jumping a big asset.

    Georges Saint was nothing special over hurdles last year but was essentially biding his time over the smaller obstacles and he really took my eye when finishing fourth on his chase debut at Chepstow in October, looking in need of the run, but shaping like a winner in waiting. He built on that when winning narrowly at Ffos Las and is now seeking a hat-trick of wins, and while this is tougher on paper than his task in a female jockeys’ event last time, he is expected to prove up to the task.

        15:20 Rare Clouds (each-way)

        Individualiste is the worthy favourite here but is likely to start at very cramped odds and that should create a little each-way value about the reliable RARE CLOUDS. Simon Earle’s ten-year-old was unlucky not to win at Chepstow last time, coming through from the rear with what looked a winning run before propping slightly on landing over the final hurdle. He rallied well to be beaten in a three-horse photo and is clearly up to winning off his current mark on that evidence.

        Most of his form for current connections has been on faster ground, but he raced regularly on heavy ground for Sue Smith, looking perfectly at home in such conditions, and it was pretty testing at Chepstow last time, so I don’t envisage any problems.

        Rory Delargy’s ITV Racing Tips

        13:35 Prince Quali
        14:10 Feach Amach
        14:45 Georges Saint
        15:20 Rare Clouds (each-way)

        *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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