Best bets for the horseracing around the world Saturday 7th October 2023

A very quiet week for me this week with just the one bet so far, Mischief Magic a winner on Wednesday evening. I am kicking it up a notch for Saturday, with a huge amount of horseracing around the world, and have a few bets on the day predominantly at HQ Newmarket with a few further afield. 

Best bets for the horseracing at Newmarket 

Charlie Appleby hasn't messed about with William Buick and James Doyle out in America, more on that later in this post, and has booked Ryan Moore for three rides at HQ on Saturday; I fancy two of them. 

In the opener at 1.30 the 1m2f British Ebf Premier Fillies' Handicap Whispering Words looks to have a great chance for Appleby and Moore. She made her belated three-year-old seasonal bow here at Newmarket in August and won a mile Novice Stakes on the July course before nearly making it two on the bounce under a penalty at Kempton when second beaten just a neck with the front two clear. a mark of 88 on her handicap debut looks lenient and the step-up in trip should suit. I am on at 5-2 overnight. 

The mile Group One Virgin Bet Sun Chariot Stakes is the race of the day at 3.15. It may not be the best renewal of the race and Inspiral is an obvious choice for me. A four-time Group One winner the good-good to firm going will suit, she has gone well over track and trip in the past winning the G.1 Fillies' Mile at two and finishing second in the G.1 Falmouth at three and on OR's has 11lb in hand. The form of her win in the G.1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois looks pretty solid and I happily took Evens Friday night as I expect she'll get shorter. 

1,500,000 Guineas yearling Military Leader makes debut in the 7f Virgin Bet Daily Price Boost Maiden Stakes at 4.25. I back Charlie Appleby debutants at HQ without question and this one would have to be considered anyway. Beautifully bred, expensive purchase and arguably one of the best ever in the saddle. I am on at Evens overnight; fair to say the Bookies aint taking any chances with this one. 

Best bets for the horseracing at Belmont Park 

There are some big meetings out in the States with the Breeders Cup just weeks away and I fancy some of the Godolphin raiders to win some big prizes on Saturday evening. 

They host a few big races but the main one of interest to me is the Grace One 1m4f Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes at 6.40 our time. Rebels Romance looks to get his Breeders Cup preparations back on track have unseated at Saratoga when last seen in July. Down the field in the G.1 Longines Dubai Sheema Classic before that in March thus far is has been a non-event of a season for the five-year-old. He won't need to be at his best to win this and I will certainly be backing him. 
Charlie Appleby said on the Godolphin website “Rebel’s Romance has been ticking over in New York since this race was postponed from last week and everyone out there is happy with him. Obviously, it was unfortunate that he clipped heels at Saratoga but everything has gone well since. He looks in great order and we are hoping this can set him up for another appearance in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.” I have the 5-6

Later on the card at 9.22 our time unbeaten three-year-old Measured Time goes in the Grade Three 1m3f Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes. An easy winner of a 1m2f handicap on the July Course at HQ in August he takes his first step into Pattern class here. Charlie Appleby has used this race in the past as a warm-up for horses going to the Breeders Cup and I expect this one to take the step-up in class in his stride. With only Bet Victor offering odds as I write I will shop around Saturday morning. Charlie Appleby said: “Measured Time has done nothing wrong in his three starts to date and won nicely on his latest appearance at Newmarket. He has a different profile compared to Yibir and Nations Pride, who brought a lot more experience into the race, but he is a progressive colt who should be very competitive at this level.”

Best bet for the horseracing at Keeneland

Master Of The Seas goes in the Grade One Coolmore Turf Mile Stakes at 10.45 as his preparations for the Breeders Cup continue. James Doyle will be getting the leg-up here and should be able to steer the five-year-old to another G.1 victory across the pond. He was very impressive winning the G.1 Woodbine Mile last month and is being aimed at the Breeders Cup Mile Turf next month. His trainer Charlie Appleby said this week “Master Of The Seas has come out of his race at Woodbine well. He shipped from Canada to Keeneland and everyone has been happy with his preparation going into this race. We are looking forward to getting him out again and any repeat of his Woodbine Mile run will make him hard to beat.” I totally agree and have 8-11

I wouldn't blame you if you did the three in the States in a treble. 

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