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Matt Brocklebank and David Ord look ahead to Saturday's action and highlight their banker bets for the afternoon.

Every day, our team of racing experts will pull together their strongest fancies, headlined by the Sporting Life Nap.


Saturday's best bets...

MAGIC VOICE - 12.30 Haydock

Most eyes will be on Anna Of Lorraine in division one of the BetVictor Keyworkers Handicap. A four-year-old, having only her third start for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore, and unlikely to have been kept in training by Cheveley Park had a rating of 70 thought to be her ceiling.

However, she still very much looked a work in progress at Yarmouth last time and MAGIC VOICE might prove a tough not to crack.

Tim Easterby's team continue to go well and this son of Poet's Voice looked set to go close on his handicap debut at Ayr last time, travelling strongly until running out of room at a crucial stage.

The assessor has been very kind in dropping him two pounds for that effort and he looks handicapped to win races. He'll go close here. (David Ord)

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KASBAAN – 2.25 Ascot (Nap)

KASBAAN has yet to register a victory on turf from seven attempts in total but has shown no shortage of potential in three starts on the green stuff this summer to suggest he’ll be and adding to his three all-weather wins before the autumn and winter roll back into view.

Last time out in the seven furlong International Stakes he belied odds of 80/1 to run a stormer in sixth despite having to make his challenge well away from the favoured stands’ side rail. Drawn five, he finished behind horses who came from stalls 19, 18, 20, 12 and 17, and in front of Mutamaasik who was drawn 14.

A further place back in the same race, Shelir was unlucky not to get much closer as he was also drawn low (three) and didn’t get anything like a clear run when things hotted up.

He’s a pound better off with Kasbaan and clearly proving extremely popular in the betting but we still don’t really know if he’s still got that killer instinct when it comes to a finish and stepping back up in trip doesn’t necessarily look a positive move.

It’s a big plus point for Kasbaan, though, as he’s won at 10 furlongs and twice over a mile, while he was fighting all the way to the line last month. (Matt Brocklebank)

IRREVERENT - 3.50 Haydock

Back down to his last winning mark, IRREVERENT is fancied to go close in the BetVictor Gamble Responsibly Handicap for the Richard Fahey team.

The four-year-old has only had two starts this term and shaped as if still better for the run at York last time. There was still distinct promise in his effort behind Orbaan though, the son of Iffraaj making smooth headway on the bridle to loom large two furlongs out only to weaken after meeting with interference.

He should be spot on now and looks primed for a bold show from a two-pound lower rating and with Billy Garrity claiming a further five pounds off. (David Ord)


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