Saturday’s UK racing tips come your way from meetings at Cheltenham and Lingfield on 18 November 2023.
Race 4 – STAGE STAR 11/2
A competitive and open-looking feature race of the three-day carnival.
The G1 Cheltenham Festival winner STAGE STAR (2) rates highly having won the course and distance G1 turners novices chase in March on the new course. Leading player resuming.
Race 5 – BUDDY ONE 6/1
Irish candidates always demand respect here and BUDDY ONE (1) ticks that box.
Warrants thought following a 3.75l success in a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Galway (Ireland) on soft ground last month. Serious player.
Race 6 – SPRINGWELL BAY 2/1
SPRINGWELL BAY (1) won nicely at Ascot and Wetherby before a not disgraced sixth at Aintree attempting the 2m4f G1 Mersey Novices Hurdle in April. Leading chance.
Race 7 – BLUE TRAIL 4/1
BLUE TRAIL (3) may have his quirks however is awfully talented as displayed when breaking the course record tackling this trip at Meydan (UAE) in February.
James Doyle let him run out front that day and with similar tactics expected could prove tough to beat.
Race 8 – MISCHIEF MAGIC 15/8
Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner MISCHIEF MAGIC (4) returned to winning ways in a conditions event at Kempton (6f) and can follow up based on ratings.