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ITV Racing Tips: Can Stratum come good in Cesarewitch Stakes?

| 12.10.2018

There’s an action-packed day of racing this Saturday, including major contests at both Newbury and York.

Amongst the big contests are a hotly-contested Dewhurst Stakes and the £307,000 Cesarewitch Handicap. We’re dishing out our top tips on all seven of ITV’s live races, so saddle up and read on…

NAP: Stratum – 3:40 Newmarket

Willie Mullins’ charge has handled the step up to Class 2 racing brilliantly – as proven by July’s impressive win in the JLT Cup at Newbury.

The five-year-old has shown consistent progress over the last couple of years, and even placed in a Grade 3 race at Navan in November. And with regular jockey Robert Winston in the saddle once again, Stratum is likely to impress once more as he bids to land the £307,000 pot on offer for this year’s Cesarewitch.

NB: Space Traveller – 2:40 York

Space Traveller has been light-years ahead of the competition in some of his recent victories, winning Class 1 contests at Hamilton and Doncaster at a breeze.

The two-year-old did have one patchy outing on this course last month, but that was up in Group 1 company. Having placed first or second in three of his five outings since July, it’s likely to be a one-off blip for Richard Fahey’s talented runner.

Lively Longshot: Mohawk E/W – 3:00 Newmarket

While Frankie Dettori on firm favourite Too Darn Hot will be extremely tough to beat, Mohawk could certainly give the market leader a good run for its money.

Aiden O’Brien’s charge enjoyed a Group 2 triumph at this course just a fortnight ago in the Royal Lodge Stakes. The Galileo colt chalked up a fairly comfortable victory despite being a fairly distant third in the betting before the race began.

ITV Racing Tips:

1:50 Newmarket – Sydney Opera House

2:05 York – Banditry E/W

2:25 Newmarket – Persian King

2:40 York – Space Traveller (NB)

3:00 Newmarket – Mohawk E/W (Lively Longshot)

3:15 York – Flying Pursuit

3:40 Newmarket – Stratum (NAP)

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All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.