We’re off to Haydock as our Bet UK punters are treated to yet another weekend of top-class flat horse racing at the Sprint Cup Festival. The highlight race is the Group 1 Sprint Cup, which is a key part of the British Champions Series, and it’s likely to be the destination for many runners looking to get in one more race before Champions Day Ascot.
Friday Betting Tips
|Nap of the Day||Racing TV Handicap||Miramichi||5/2|
|Dark Horse of the Day||Watch Racing TV Handicap||Excel Power||4/1|
|Longshot of the Day||Bet At racingtv.com Handicap||Amor De Mi Vida||9/1|
Saturday Betting Tips
Nap of the Day
Starman - 3:30, Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes
Trainer Ed Walker has enjoyed an impressive season so far, thanks to the performances of Starman at York and Newmarket in the Darley July Stakes. Both of the runs have been on good ground with a small amount of give, and although he placed third last time out in France, we suspect he’d like the rain to stay away here. Tom Marquand is in the saddle once again here, and if he can get a clean break, he should feature in the closing stages.
Dark Horse of the Day
Maydanny - 1:45, Super Mile Stakes
Our Dark Horse Tip of the Day comes in the Group 3 Superior Mile Stakes in the form of Maydanny. Trained by Mark Johnston, who has enjoyed 16 winners in the last 14 days, he heads to Haydock with a strong performance at Goodwood to his name in the Golden Mile Handicap and a second-place finish in the Coral Challenge at Sandown. Good ground would be a boost for him here as the distance shouldn’t prove a problem.
Long Shot of the Day
Tynwald, 2:20, Betfair Handicap
Owned by The Queen, Tynwald has enjoyed a comfortable start to their career. Two wins at Bath are his most noticeable achievements to date, and although he faces a step up in class here, he should have the capability to handle the ground and put in a solid performance.