Best Bets for Saturday’s Big Chases

Apologies once more for a curtailed post, with recommended bets only. I’m recovering from a broken wrist, but never fear, my extended bletherings will soon be back.

In the 3.00 Ascot, Kildisart and Mister Malarky are horses who could end up solid graded class and both are worth a bet.

At Haydock in the 2.40 I’m hoping to see Lord Du Mesnil repeat his last time out heavy ground victory. His enthusiasm and honesty that day were a joy to watch, especially the happy ending when he battled back close home. I suspect Top Wood, his 13th birthday cards rattling at his heels, will track him before launching a late challenge.

I suggest you bet with Skybet here as they offer an extra place EW in the 3.00


2.40 Haydock

Top Wood    8/1

Lord Du Mesnil 6/1

3.00 Ascot

Kildisart   5/1

Mister Malarky 7/1

perms – 2×2 in EW singles and doubles: 16 bets

Good luck, and be careful. Don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile, no matter the source of the tip.

All the best.




  1. Lord du Mesnil bore all the hallmarks of a Joe McNally selection. He jumped accurately from the start, had a fine rhythm and showed no signs of stopping or faltering.


    1. Aye, Tom. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes now. Racing Post Spotlight dismissed him because he had a hard race last time and he did appear to have one. But a horse who has a hard race by compulsion is much different to one who gives it all through sheer enthusiasm, something he confirmed yesterday. He’s at the top of his game but, if typical of these mid season bloomers, his golden period will fade. I think his new mark would get him into the National and I’d be tempted to aim him for that.

      All the best.


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