Racing TV’s betting expert Dave Nevison has been in good form this week and is out for more winners with four tips for Saturday’s action.
A relatively quiet Saturday afternoon on Racing TV, but some interesting midsummer fayre and I am perfectly happy to stay away from the Shergar Cup for my tips. Hopefully these four will keep the pot boiling.
1.50 Haydock: Delorean
This one looks a potential improver now making his debut in handicaps and has all of the hallmarks of a very typical Ralph Beckett project, not being hastened and given plenty of time to come to himself.
Delorean has run to a similar level of form in all his runs on a variety of surfaces and an opening mark of 78 looks reasonable. His run at Newcastle last time could be upgraded as he met trouble in running in the closing stages and could definitely have finished closer and the winner Baltimore Boy has already run very well again since, so the form looks strong. Given the way he finished, a step up to a mile looks ideal.
2.52 Redcar: Give it Some Teddy
He hit form in the month of August last season and judged on his latest runs might well be following a similar pattern this season. Tim Easterby’s eight-year-old is now 2lb lower than when he scored at Thirsk and certainly looks handicapped well enough to score again.
Give It Some Teddy finishes fourth in a hot race at Thirsk last time
His latest effort came in the very race he won last year, a 0-90 and he finished a very good fourth. He will be more comfortable at this 0-80 level and has exactly the same ground conditions this afternoon. He looks good for a place at least in a competitive event and appeals as a solid each-way bet.
5.10 Redcar: Glory And Honor
This one has already done me one good turn this week when winning for this column and has a lot in his favor under a penalty here. He got on top in the final half-furlong at Catterick and followed up at Thirsk on Friday.
Should connections decide to turn him out again to attempt a third win in five days, I expect that to be a tip in itself. I certainly think he will be much better suited by this trip and the long Redcar straight should also suit him very well.
5.45 Ayr: Viva Voce
A consistent sort with a better strike rate than most horses found in these types of events and he can defy top weight for last week’s win at Redcar. Before that win he had run two very good races over this course and distance and it’s obvious he runs this track very well.
He clearly gets on well with this jockey who won on him last week and given the conditions of this event allow him to claim 3lb, which will offset the rise she got for winning that race. The Barron yard have been in very good form all season so far and Viva Voce can land a third race of the season.