ITV Racing Tips: Ajman Princess can rule the roost at Haydock
Three tracks provide the terrestrial television action this Saturday with seven races set to come our way via Haydock, Newmarket and Chester.
The former hosts the pick of the crop with the Merseyside venue once again playing host to the Group 3 Pinnacle Stakes and John Of Gaunt Stakes.
Both are intriguing contests with Roger Varian’s progressive filly Ajman Princess primed for a Pinnacle bid and David Simcock’s Breton Rock the John Of Gaunt jolly.
Here’s our take on proceedings…
Roger Varian’s Ajman Princess was mightily impressive when scoring by five lengths at Goodwood last time out and she can bring up the hat-trick on Merseyside.
That followed another easy win at Lingfield in the hands of Andrea Atzeni and the same jockey will take the ride back from Fran Berry.
Despite the rider change, we’re expecting more of the same here with Bateel and Maleficent Queen rated best of the rest in this Pinnacle Stakes renewal.
Ryan Moore will get the leg up onboard Fantasy Keeper and we reckon he’ll steer his mount to success in this competitive sprint.
A victory on soft ground when stepped up to 6f last time out is a positive piece of form and one that arguably sets him apart from the remainder.
Full Intention posted a respectable course and distance second on his previous outing and can’t be ruled out while Pennsylvania Dutch scored over track and trip on debut and could well progress.
However, the selection looks a cut above right now and the Michael Applelby-trained colt sets the standard.
Top-weight Nakeeta finished a respectable runner-up in a Listed contest over 1m6f at York last month and holds decent each-way claims on that form.
It was the fifth time in nine outings since last winning in September 2015 that the six-year-old has grabbed second place.
And with top jockey Frankie Dettori onboard we feel that consistent trend can continue and this son of Sixties Icon can at least run into a place.
ITV Racing Tips:
14:20 Haydock – Fantasy Keeper
14:30 Newmarket – Omran
14:55 Haydock – Reflektor EW
15:10 Chester – Starlight Romance EW
15:30 Haydock – Ajman Princess
15:40 Newmarket – Nakeeta EW
16:05 Haydock – Jallota EW
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