Free Tips For Betfair Super Saturday 2020 (8th Feb)
Newbury Racecourse stages its 2020 Betfair Super Saturday on Saturday 8 February and it’s a chance to see reigning Champion Chaser Altior and 2018 Cheltenham Gold winner Native River in action before they try and win those races once more at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. The card also features the 2020 Betfair Hurdle, which carries a first prize of £87,218.
Check out our trends, analysis, and free tips for Betfair Super Saturday 2020.
Win Bigger On The Betfair Exchange Chase 2020 Analysis
14:25 at Newbury on 8th February
This Grade 2 Chase over 2 miles and 92 yards was formerly known as the Game Spirit Chase and it has been won plenty of horses that have gone on to follow up in the Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Simply Ned surely can’t win this at the age of 13. Dynamite Dollars is rated 1lb lower than Simply Ned but he did win four of his five starts as a novice chaser last season before being forced to miss Cheltenham and Aintree. However, it would be some performance to win this on the back of 13-month lay-off.
Kalashnikov also represents last year’s novice chase form and he runs Newbury very well. He won the 2018 Betfair Hurdle on this day two years ago and only just got touched off in a handicap two stars ago, after which the winner won another big handicap off a 7lb higher mark.
Bun Doran won a lesser race last time, but he was beaten in a handicap at the Cheltenham Festival last season, whilst Sceaux Royal should beat him this time on 8lb better terms.
Denman Chase 2020 Analysis
15:00 at Newbury on 8th February
A poor-quality field lines up for the 2020 Denman Chase, and a victory for Activial, Secret Investor, A Toi Phil, The Two Amigos, or Valdez would be a major shock as they’ve got 20lb to find with the favourite Native River. In receipt of 6lb from Native River, Might Bite comes out top-rated but he’s failed to complete three times after two big defeats.
Betfair Hurdle 2020 Analysis
15:35 at Newbury on 8th February
This Grade 3 handicap Hurdle has produced some strong trends, with the last ten winners all being aged 5 or 6. Eight of those winners were also rated between 132 and 141, with the two horses that won off higher marks in that period going on to prove genuine grade 1 performers.
Trends are there to be broken but it’s difficult to see any of this year’s Betfair Hurdle field being a future Champion Hurdler, so out go the seven horses rated 142 or above. The six horses at the bottom of the handicap are also rated 2lb lower than any of the last 10 winners. Remiluc and Oakly are too old as is, begrudgingly, the 7-year-old Thebannerkingrebel – who I expect to run a big race.
Three of the remaining eight runners contested a race at Ascot last time in which Whoshotthesherriff was fifth, whilst Zanza and Quoi De Neuf failed to complete. The latter was the most fancied of the trio that day.
Ecco was only beaten around 12-lengths in the 2019 Triumph Hurdle. He goes handicapping here off what could be a fair mark, but Harry Cobden rides another Paul Nicholls-trained runner with a big weight. Lightly Squeeze comes here on a four-timer, but is up in the handicap and in class, a comment that also applies to Highly Prized.
Ciel De Niege travels over from Ireland and must be of interest for Willie Mullins after placing in three handicaps. But Barry Geraghty has ridden him, and he prefers Never Adapt.