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Roly Poly to give O’Brien big win in Sun Chariot Stakes

Seven races live on ITV across the day

There’s a bumper Saturday of live racing on ITV with action coming from Ascot, Newmarket, and Redcar.

The feature race of the day is the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, with Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden going head-to-head once again.

There’s also a couple of cracking-looking Group 3s as well as two Listed races to sink your teeth into.

The Coral News Team pick out their best bet and try and eek out some value elsewhere.

Bet of the Day

John Gosden has been in scorching form recently, winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Enable last weekend.

He will be confident of victory in the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket too with Persuasive. However, this Group 1 renewal looks very competitive and his four-year-old looks a little short.

Aidan O’Brien’s Roly Poly arguably has a little more pedigree with much more experience in Group 1 races behind her.

She ran poorly in her last outing at Leopardstown last month, finishing sixth from 10 runners. But that preceded two G1 wins at Deauville and Newmarket in July.

The three-year-old daughter of War Front was also second to Winter in both races before those couple of big victories.

If she can get back into any her stride here, Persuasive may not be able to stay with her. That makes Roly Poly Coral’s Bet of the Day.

Waldgeist in a class of his own

Andre Fabre’s Waldgeist is going to take some beating in the Gigaset Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot.

This French raider is simply in a class of his own in this renewal. The three-year-old French raider drops back to Group 3 here and that will serve him well considering the company he’s kept recently.

His fourth place in the Group 1 Irish Derby at the Curragh was mightily impressive, finishing behind Wings Of Eagles, Cracksman, and Capri.

That’s a standard that none of the other horses in this field can meet. He should blitz the competition here.

Blue Point justifiable heavy favourite

The Coral News Team have looked for reasons to oppose Blue Point in the John Guest Bengough Stakes, but we can’t find any.

Charlie Appleby’s flyer has been in excellent form in 2017. The three-year-old beat sprint star Harry Angel to land the Pavilion Stakes over course and distance in May. 

He followed that up with two impressive Group 1 performances at Royal Ascot and Haydock.

Magical Memory and Danzeno will be dangers here but the drop back in class, as well as the absence of Harry Angel, justifies his favouritism.

ITV Racing Tips:

1:50 Ascot – Waady

2:05 Newmarket – Eartha Kitt

2:25 Ascot – Waldgeist

2:40 Newmarket – Roly Poly

3:00 Ascot – Blue Point

3:20 Redcar – Never Back Down

3:35 Ascot – Flaming Spear

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