Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Saturday, 21st May 2022

Saturday's best racing tip from Goodwood, Haydock and York

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Today’s horse racing tips feature a host of top fixtures from around the UK with plenty of pattern company races happening.

For Saturday’s racing tips we look at Goodwood, Haydock and York for our selections.

There are two Group 2 races from Haydock, the top level for the day, and that is where we start our racing predictions.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Saturday, 21st May 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:15 Goodwood Festival Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Listed
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

WEST END CHARMER makes his reappearance run having been away since September last year.

In that last run, West End Charmer took a third place finish over course and distance.

That was his only appearance in 2021.

Should West End Charmer be primed for this rare appearance, he may have a chance in this as the race looks wide open.

STORMY ANTARCTIC was the winner of last year’s renewal and should be back in the thick of things.

The veteran has proven form from fresh so there is no worries there.

Stormy Antarctic has plenty of winning experience in pattern company.

This is the reappearance run for Stormy Antarctic after a break of six months and he should be completely primed for this.

VICTORY CHIME piques some interest on his reappearance run because the last run he had was a course and distance Listed success.

He had West End Charmer behind him in that one.

Victory Chime does come up 3lb for that win which makes this tougher, but place claims could be there.

MAJESTIC DAWN can’t be counted out of this either even though he was heavily beaten on his reappearance run a couple of weeks ago.

Majestic Dawn did have excuses in that one and if he can produce a revival, he is capable of making his presence felt.


Ones to watch: Majestic Dawn 9/2, West End Charmer 11/2

* (odds recorded 17:03 GMT on May 20th 2022 at Unibet)

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15:25 Goodwood Tapster Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Listed
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m 4f

Race Preview

LONE EAGLE looks to be the one to beat in this Stakes contest at Goodwood on Saturday.

He is a fantastic colt and has won at this level at the venue before.

There was also an excellent runner up finish by Lone Eagle in the Irish Derby last year.

Lone Eagle takes a drop in grade on his return here and fresh out of the gates there is a big chance that he will simply have too much class for his opponents.

THIRD REALM guest on the shortlist after a previous good run at the course and distance in the Gordon Stakes.

So that put him in the frame for a place and he put together a good previous campaign, winning the Lingfield Derby Trial.

Third Realm does have the benefit of having had a reappearance run, in which he was third at Ascot (Listed) a couple of weeks ago.

CALLING THE WIND is worth a look as well because he put in a very good shift for a third place finish at Doncaster on his reappearance.

That was 55 days ago, which sharpens him up.

Calling The Wind was highly tested at the end of last season in strong handicaps. He has the ability to get in it.


Ones to watch: Third Realm 10/3, Calling The Wind 7/1

* (odds recorded 17:03 GMT on May 20th 2022 at Unibet)

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14:55 York Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 14
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

ALLIGATOR ALLEY looks like a strong player in this one as he is a previous course and distance winner.

It was at course and distance that he was last seen 9 days ago.

Alligator Alley looks to be on a very workable mark and can kick on from a fourth place finish last time out.

SUNDAY SOVEREIGN was a runner up in last year’s renewal and that was a close finish as well.

He is back for another crack on the weekend and Sunday Sovereign is 1lb down from that mark. That could help him get into this.

SIR TITUS is unboxed and goes for last year’s winning trainer Michael Dods. On his first run for his new connections, Sir Titus was second at Redcar.

That was only five days ago, so it’s a quick turnaround. But he should be spared for the run and makes for an interesting one.

NIGHT ON EARTH is another one to consider in his big field and has won a couple of times this year.

The most recent of those was at Lingfield last month. Night On Earth has a good turn of pace and carries a 7lb claimer.


Ones to watch: Sunday Sovereign 11/1, Alligator Alley 9/2

* (odds recorded 17:03 GMT on May 20th 2022 at Unibet)

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15:10 Haydock Sandy Lane Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 2
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 11
Distance: 6f

Race Preview

FLAMING RIB has barely put a foot wrong in his rapid progress up the ladder and should make his presence felt once again on Saturday.

He has five wins in his last six appearances. Flaming Rib kicked off the new campaign with a below-par effort in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury.

But he was immediately back on track where he beat an experienced Class 3 field at Chester a couple of weeks ago. Flaming Rib should go well at Haydock.

EL CABALLO is in red hot form at the moment and can’t be dismissed in this contest.

He comes back onto the turf after scoring in the 3-Year-Old All-Weather Championships at Newcastle last month.

El Caballo is super competitive and is seeking a six-timer on the weekend. He pulled well clear at Newcastle and has to be respected.

GO BEARS GO adds to the quality in this contest as he is another wonderfully promising colt.

Last summer Go Bears Go won the Group 2 Railway Stakes. He did make a winning reappearance recently.

He collected a Group 3 score at Ascot in a small field, which should have him nice and primed for this biggest contest.


Ones to watch: El Caballo 5/2, Go Bears Go 9/4

* (odds recorded 17:03 GMT on May 20th 2022 at Unibet)

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15:45 Haydock Temple Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 12
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

WINTER POWER makes a reappearance run and she has every chance of getting in the mix if she is at her best.

Last autumn she bagged the Nunthorpe at York, which was a huge step forward in her progress.

The season petered out for her on her next two runs.

However, the break may have sharpened Winter Power up nicely. Her Nunthrope form is hard to top.

CAME FROM THE DARK needs a bit of a revival after not getting his act together at Newmarket on his latest run.

But he has proven form at Haydock, having won three times before at the venue.

There was a Group 3 success at Sandown by him last season.

MONDAMMEJ is more than capable and had a big 2021 with five wins under his belt.

His Palace House Stakes performance three weeks ago was not great. But there were signs of encouragement to warrant some outsider place claims.

KING’S LYNN brings good form forward with him after taking a runner up at Chester a couple of weeks ago.

That was his reappearance, which he will be better for. There was a course and distance victory last year (Listed) for King’s Lynn. He can feature.


Ones to watch: King’s Lynn 7/1, Winter Power 6/4

* (odds recorded 17:03 GMT on May 20th 2022 at Unibet)

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15:30 York Bronte Cup Fillies’ Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 1m 6f

Race Preview

SILENCE PLEASE has not recorded a win since 2020 but she warrants plenty of respect in this contest.

She’s a good mare despite her winless streak and a good reappearance for a new yard puts her in the frame.

Silence Please was third at Goodwood three weeks ago in a Listed race, in which she was badly hampered.

BELIEVE IN LOVE has also had a reappearance run which was reasonable enough to put her in the picture.

That was a couple of weeks ago in the Ormonde Stakes at Chester.

Believe In Love never looked like winning it, but it should sharpen her up.

MIGHTY BLUE is the final one to watch in this field, which to be fair looks like a pretty thin renewal.

Mighty Blue was last seen in a Listed race at Gowran a couple of weeks ago. That was a credible third place on a reappearance and has place claims.


Ones to watch: Believe In Love 9/4, Mighty Blue 3/1

* (odds recorded 17:03 GMT on May 20th 2022 at Unibet)

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