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SATURDAY RACING | Three Value Tips for the weekend’s races on ITV

A well-bred colt, an intriguing handicapper and a speedy sprinter make up the trio of selections for Saturday’s racing



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An action-packed weekend of racing lies in wait for punters on Saturday, with several top-level contests scheduled across several tracks.

ITV bring coverage from three tracks from two different codes, broadcasting the flat contests from Newbury and the Curragh as well as jumps action from Market Rasen.

Our team have looked through the cards and have picked out three selections to add to your weekend calculations.

Here are the three value picks for ITV Racing on Saturday.

DERAB – 1.50 Newbury (5/1 – Various)

A half-brother to superstar Enable, Derab could well return to form in the Listed bet365 Stakes for John & Thady Gosden.

He gave a respectable effort in Group 1 company in France, finishing six lengths behind St Mark’s Basilica in eighth.

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Derab returns to action for John & Thady Gosden on Saturday

The colt should be more competitive in this company, with his 5/1 price tag holding plenty of appeal.

AMBASSADOR – 2:05 Market Rasen (16/1 – Various)

Hailing from Dan Skelton’s yard, Ambassador could be at a winnable mark in the Summer Handicap Hurdle.

The four-year-old has placed on all seven starts over hurdles and broke his maiden back in March.

The son of Invincible Spirit makes only his second start in handicaps, but he clearly has some ability and could well be worth checking out at 16/1.

SIENNA BONNIE – 3:40 Newbury (20/1 – Various)

A big-field sprint concludes the action on ITV, with Jonathan Portman’s Sienna Bonnie potentially holding some interest.

The filly has shown plenty of speed on her five starts and she thundered home on her sole success to date, winning by eight and a half lengths.

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Hollie Doyle is booked in to ride Sienna Bonnie on Saturday

She has Hollie Doyle booked in which will benefit and her hefty price tag of 20/1 screams each-way value.