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ITV Racing Tips: Blakemount is our longshot tip for Ayr success

| 21.04.2017

There’s a feast of live racing this Saturday 22 April with the cards from Ayr and Newbury headlining over the Jumps and on the Flat respectively.

That’s where the ITV Racing cameras will be and we’re also focusing our attention on those two tracks.

The Scottish Grand National is the feature contest north of the border while down in Berkshire the Greenham Stakes is the highlight.

Here’s how we’re calling each of the nine live races…

NAP – Dabyah – 14:30 Newbury

The John Gosden-Frankie Dettori partnership has plundered its fair share of prizes this week and we’re backing the legendary jockey and Ladbrokes ambassador to pick up another here.

Dabyah is the pick with her nine length success over course and distance last September an eye-catching piece of form.

She went on to finish third in the Group 1 Criterium des Pouliches when stepped up to a mile following that success and this drop back to 7f looks ideal.

NB – Dream Castle – 15:05 Newbury

We’ve already seen one Frankel foal secure a big race success this week and we’re backing Dream Castle to do the same.

He wasn’t without his quirks when scoring on debut at Doncaster but his turn of foot that day suggested there’s a lot of untapped promise.

With that experience under his belt we’re expecting this exciting Classic contender to see off fellow Godolphin charge Barney Roy.

Lively Longshot – Blakemount – 15:55 Ayr

Well, we just had to have a stab at a big priced winner in the Scottish National, didn’t we?

Following the success of our Lively Longshot in the Craven Stakes we’re going back in for more and it’s Blakemount who catches our eye.

Eight of the last 10 winners have carried 11-0 or less with each of the last six being rated between 134 and 146 and our selection ticks those boxes.

Added to that, his fifth in the Midlands Grand National last time out was a respectable effort over an extended trip. Now 2lb lower, this Sue Smith-trained charge is more than capable of grabbing some place money or hopefully even more.

 ITV Racing Tips:

13:40 Ayr – Laurium EW

13:55 Newbury– Crimean Tartar

14:10 Ayr – Clan Des Obeaux EW

14:30 Newbury –Dabyah

14:45 Ayr – L’Ami Serge

15:05 Newbury – Dream Castle

15:20 Ayr – Vaniteux

15:40 Newbury – George William EW

15:55 Ayr – Blakemount EW

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.