ITV Racing Tips - Barry Hill

Barry Hill gives his ITV Racing Tips from Chelmsford & Kempton.

2:05 Kempton (AW) 

Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes


This Listed race for fillies over a mile features an intriguing entry from stall 7, CHOISYA, piloted by Harry Davies for the renowned team of Simon & Ed Crisford. It appears that the Crisfords are increasingly relying on Davies, given James Doyle's growing commitments. This represents a promising opportunity on a horse that has shown a strong affinity for synthetic tracks, evidenced by a win at this venue in November with a rating of 98. CHOISYA is certainly poised for a strong performance and should be considered a significant contender.

2:40 Kempton (AW) 

Virgin Bet Every Saturday Money Back Rosebery Handicap


OLD HARROVIAN is a compelling contender as he embarks on his first handicap race with a rating of 93. He has previously competed in high-quality maidens, clinching victories impressively by margins of four and 10 lengths, before stepping up to Group Three level at Newbury in a competitive field that included notable horses like Yibir and Bolshoi Ballet. It's possible the step up in class proved a bit too challenging. Entering the handicap scene for his seasonal debut appears to be a strategic decision. He remains a dark horse with significant potential. The Andrew Balding team is in fine form, boasting a 21 percent strike rate over the past fortnight, indicating their horses are well-prepared and in peak condition. With Oisin Murphy in the saddle, he's expected to perform exceedingly well.

3:15 Kempton (AW) 

Virgin Bet Queen's Prize Handicap (London Stayers' Series


After facing challenges in the Irish Cesarewitch and Prix Royal-Oak that proved too demanding at the season's close, NOVEL LEGEND, a proven winner over this course and distance, is expected to be much more competitive in this less strenuous environment. Before taking on those ambitious tasks, James Fanshawe's charge was showing promising signs of progress as a stayer, and a fifth career win might well be on the horizon. Sweet Fantasy, who has been performing exceptionally well in hurdle races since joining James Owen's stable, is seen as the primary threat now that she's returning to synthetic tracks. She's considered the most serious contender, just ahead of Aqwaam, who recently secured a victory at Lingfield.