5 Races To Look Out For Tomorrow


By Samantha

Two of the sport of British horse racing’s biggest stars will be making their widely anticipated return to the track this Saturday in the feature races at Kempton and Haydock and the racing promises to be something special. Here are five races you need to make sure you watch…

1. September Stakes

14:05 Kempton

This race acts as the seasonal debut for one of the best fillies in the world at the minute- Enable. She’s had her issues but is back to full health and has a very good chance of opening her account for 2018 with a win. Last season, she won the Cheshire Oaks, Epson Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. Her trainer John Gosden also has Weekender, who is likely in it as a pace angle but is a classy horse in his own right as he was second in the Ebor, in the line-up. John Gosden’s main rival in the training ranks is Sir Michael Stoute and he runs Crystal Ocean. He’s won two group threes and the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot. Last time out, he was second in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and is the superior on ratings. He has to carry 9st10lbs and Enable has to carry 9st2lbs so he’s at a huge disadvantage. Enable is my slight preference based on that and what she has achieved so far in her career. Cribbs Causeway and Peak Princess don’t have much of a chance.

2.Unibet Mile

14:25 Haydock

This race has attracted arguably two of the best older milers in training at the minute in the form of Here Comes When and Master The World. The former, who is now an eight year old, won the Sussex Stakes in 2017 and is back on that winning mark. The majority of his wins have come on a going with soft in the description but he has won on good to firm on debut. Master The World won the Winter Derby in February and is a year younger than the aforementioned horse. He has won on all types of going and his wins normally come as a bit of a surprise. Zonderland’s last win came in 2016 in a similar group three contest beating Master The World. He’s gone up 2lbs for a very close fourth in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood and will appreciate a drop in class so he has leading claims. Regal Reality looks the pick of the two three year olds as he won a group three over a mile beating the other three year old Threading last time out. Emmaus won the Listed King Richard III at Leicester in April on bottomless ground and he seems a bit of a course specialist there as that’s where all his wins have come.

3.32 Red Casino Ascendant Stakes (Listed)

15:00 Haydock

It’s disappointing that unbeaten Scat Daddy colt Beatboxer has come out of this race as he seems and exciting prospect. His absence opens the race up a lot and the other five seem to have claims to win this Listed contest. Floating Artist is one from one and his win came over a mile. He did it well and will continue to improve but Great Scot is just preferred. He won at Chester over seven furlongs on debut and over six furlongs here on his penultimate start. The colt, who will be partnered by Haydock maestro Richard Kingscote, was a very close third in Deauville last time out beating Certain Lad, who had previously been third in the Railway Stakes. Persian Moon was fancied in the Acomb but ended up third whilst staying on so the step up to a mile will aid his cause. Bullington Boy was last of eleven on debut over six furlongs and it will be a big surprise if he can win.

Harry Angel

4.32 Red Sprint Cup Stakes

16:15 Haydock

Some really nice horses have won this like Quiet Reflection, Dream Ahead, Invincible Spirit and Royal Applause. Harry Angel won this last year by four lengths by four lengths with Tasleet, The Tin Man and Brando all behind. He comes into this race this year after a mishap in the stalls at Royal Ascot in the Diamond Jubilee, leaving him injured. Connections have put in a lot of work to get him back comfortable in the stalls. On raw ability, he is the best horse in the field and will handle any ground thrown at him. Sir Dancelot will be a threat as he has won his last two including the Hungerford at Newbury and he holds Gustav Klimt to that running. James Garfield looks the pick of the three year olds as he almost won the Prix Maurice de Gheest but ran around in front. He beat The Tin Man, Sands Of Mali and Brando on that occasion despite that. Sands Of Mali was a good second at Royal Ascot and had previously won the Sandy Lane Stakes, the race that Harry Angel won last year. James Garfield was beaten by him that day but beat him convincingly the last time they met so the Archie Watson runner is preferred. Equtidaar is the selection of Jim Crowley over Tasleet. Donjuan Triumphant and Brando are both course and distance winners. Speak In Colours comes over from Ireland and was behind Equtidaar in June. Hey Jonesy looks as though he will struggle in this.

5.188 Bet Casino Sirenia Stakes

16:25 Kempton

Some very progressive colts line up in this race. Konchek looks the standout based on his rating as he is 5lbs higher than his nearest pursuer. He’s run a lot better than all of his placings have suggested. Quiet Endeavour won over course and distance last time out and is searching for a five timer after four wide-margin wins. He deserves his step up into this grade and has a very good chance for young trainer Archie Watson. Kessar won by ten lengths after finishing in twenty fifth in the Windsor Castle and was well fancied to land the Champion Two Year Old Trophy at Ripon after his victory but could only manage sixth. Junius Brutus won a conditions race last time out and is respected. Fuente has lots to find based on the weights.

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