Racing tips: Haydock rivals feeling Blue?

Haydock is one of the venues for a busy Saturday's racing
Haydock is one of the venues for a busy Saturday's racing
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Blue De Vega can gain swift satisfaction for a luckless spin at Epsom when he runs in the Betway Achilles Stakes at Haydock.

The five-year-old entire had become a little frustrating since his transfer to Robert Cowell’s yard in October 2017.

But he is clearly getting the hang of this sprinting lark and ought to be sharp enough to take this Listed prize over five furlongs.

Byron Flyer could be one of the more likely sorts at Newmarket.

It is a little bemusing that Byron Flyer has yet to win on the turf but that can come to an end in the John Sunley Memorial Handicap.

Those prepared to forgive Orion’s Bow his York trespasses can be rewarded in the Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap at Musselburgh.

Prolific young juvenile No Lippy looks the answer to the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley.

Mark Johnston’s inmate has blossomed this season, with three victories from four starts.

Her game victory in the Edinburgh Castle Stakes at Musselburgh a week ago also suggested that No Lippy is firmly on the upgrade.

Selections

Beverley: 2.05 Jathi, 2.40 Its The Only Way, 3.15 No Lippy, 3.50 Extra Mile, 4.25 Bollin Ted, 5.00 Make On Madam, 5.35 Christmas Night, 6.10 Kylie Rules.

Catterick: 1.45 Champagne Mondays, 2.20 Mr Strutter, 2.55 Royal Flag, 3.30 Poet’s Society, 4.05 Italian Riviera, 4.40 Byron’s Choice, 5.15 Emphatic.

Curragh: 2.10 Decrypt, 2.45 Bay Of Skaill, 3.20 Rattling Jewel, 3.55 Aztec Eagle, 4.30 Limini, 5.05 Constancio, 5.40 Cliffs Of Dooneen.

Lingfield: 5.50 Poetic Force, 6.20 Happy Odyssey, 6.50 Embour, 7.20 Rebel Surge, 7.50 Excelleration, 8.20 Hangman Jury, 8.50 Choral Music.

Musselburgh: 1.55 Reverend Jacobs, 2.30 Orion’s Bow, 3.10 Capitan James, 3.45 Ventura Gold, 4.20 On Fire, 4.55 Colour Contrast, 5.30 Relight My Fire.

Stratford: 6.05 Calarules, 6.35 Voix D’Eau, 7.05 Innocent Touch, 7.35 Festive Affair, 8.05 Bachy Baby, 8.35 Theatrebar, 9.05 Colonel Miller.

Haydock: 2.15 Podemos, 2.50 God Given, 3.25 BLUE DE VEGA (NAP), 4.00 Emmaus, 4.35 Pipers Note, 5.10 Choice Encounter, 5.45 Knowing Glance.

Newmarket: 2.00 Calyx, 2.35 Tomily, 3.05 Rufus King, 3.40 Byron Flyer, 4.15 Aim Of Artemis, 4.50 Dr Richard Kimble, 5.25 Brorocco.