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ITV RACING | Three Value Picks to consider for Saturday’s free-to-air races

An unexposed gelding, an interesting handicapper and a consistent sort make up the trio of selections for Saturday’s racing



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A bumper weekend of flat racing lies in wait for racing fans, with several top-class fields featuring at Ascot and York on ITV Racing on Saturday afternoon.

ITV Racing covers seven of the big contests on Saturday, with the likes of the King George and the York Stakes featuring in their coverage.

Our team have taken a look through the card and they have picked out some value selections to add to your weekend calculations.

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Four races at Ascot on Saturday will feature on ITV Racing

Here are a trio of runners that could hint at some value on the ITV Racing schedule on Saturday.

Guru – 2.25 Ascot (11/2 – Betfair + PP)

With only four starts under his belt, Guru may have more to offer in handicap company for John & Thady Gosden.

The gelding has been bumped up 2lbs after a promising rise over C&D earlier in the month, finishing a neck second to Isla Kai.

John and Thady Gosden at Royal Ascot
John & Thady Gosden send Guru to Ascot on Saturday

The quicker ground shouldn’t be an issue and his 11/2 price tag does hold some value in this contest.

Giogiobbo – 2.40 York (9/1 – Various)

Hailing from Scott Dixon’s yard, Giogiobbo has made a steady rise through the ratings this summer and he could well strike in the Porsche Handicap at York.

The eight-year-old has jumped up 11lbs since the beginning of June, winning all of three of his starts at Doncaster.

The faster conditions should suit him and the step in class shouldn’t phase the son of Bahamian Bounty either, with his 9/1 price tag producing some appeal.

Lord Rapscallion – 3.00 Ascot (16/1 – Various)

After running a cracker in the Bunbury Cup earlier in the month, Lord Rapscallion still remains at an appealing mark in the International Stakes Handicap.

Stuart Williams’ recruit has plenty of ability and despite Motakhayyel dashing clear in the final stage, he kept on well to take home some place money at Newmarket.

He faces similar rivals once again here, but he should benefit with Hollie Doyle in the saddle and his price of 16/1 does have some each-way value.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.