There is plenty to enjoy on Saturday with loads of racing to get involved with if you wish. It is day two
of the International meeting at Cheltenham plus Doncaster
has a decent card which includes two Grade Two races and they race at Hereford. They also race on the All-weather at Newcastle and Wolverhampton. My bets follow and I am sticking to Geordieland this weekend.
The first race of interest to me on Saturday is the two-mile Betway Conditions Stakes at Newcastle on the Tapeta due off at 12.50. Group performer Raymond Tusk was the one that caught my eye in the entires with James Doyle booked to ride the Hannon trained four-year-old. Quite simply if he is the one to beat if taking to Tapeta (no reason he won't) and I have the 9-4. Funny Kid, winner in a bunch finish to the Marathon last year is entered to make the journey from France but is out of form and carries 3lb penalty.
John Gosden trained Godolphin owned Finespun steps-up in trip in the 1m4f Betway Novice Stakes at 1.25. A respectable debut fifth over 9.4f on Wolverhampton's Tapeta in October and third over same C&D next time she looks to be crying out for a try at this sort of distance. By Sea The Stars out of Gossamer she is a half-sister to six winners and should prove better than this in time. Gets all the allowances as a 3yo filly and she has the in-form Rob Havlin doing the steering. Get on when they chalk-up.
Back on the Tapeta and sticking with Godolphin Charlie Appleby had five unraced two-year-olds entered for the 2.35 the one-mile Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays Ebf Novice Stakes. The one that runs is Spectrum Of Light a 325,000 Guineas foal by Golden Horn out of
Elegant Shadow he is well related and a noteworthy newcomer as they say. As the one chosen to run he is worth a punt on debut especially