ITV Racing schedule and preview for Saturday

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Published: 18th May 2018

Live racing coverage on ITV Racing on Saturday, May 19th Newbury and Newmarket on ITV4

NEWBURY
13:50 The Shalaa Carnavon Stakes (Listed Race)
14.25 The Al Rayyan Stakes (Registered As The Aston Park Stakes) (Group 3)
15.00 The Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap Stakes
15:40 The Al Shaqab Lonckinge Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

NEWMARKET
14.05 The Betway Fairway Stakes (Listed Race)
14.40 The Betway King Charles II Stakes (Listed Race)
15.15 The Betway Handicap Stakes

ITV RACING PREVIEW

Addeybb can complete the whirlwind transition from handicapper to Group One performer in front of the ITV Racing cameras on Saturday.
Willie Haggas’ charge can lift the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
The four-year-old had five runs, winning three of them, before this season commenced and is unbeaten in two starts this term.
He kicked-off with an authoritative display to land a quality renewal of the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster in March.

DOMINANT

Next time out, he delivered a dominant performance when stepped up to Group Two company in the bet365 Mile at Sandown last month.
Both those races were on soft ground, but he proved he can handle quicker ground when successful in a handicap at Ascot last July.
Addeybb is well worth taking a chance on in faster conditions and trainer William Haggas would not pitch him in at the top level if he did not think the horse was up to it.
The mile division for older horses is wide open this year and Addeybb can stake his claim for top honours with a third victory of the campaign.
Crystal Ocean looked like he could be in for a successful season when making a winning reappearance over an inadequate trip of a mile and a quarter at Sandown.

ST LEGER

Last year’s St Leger runner-up, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, can only improve back up to a more realistic distance of a mile and a half for the Al Rayyan Stakes.
Eqtidaar was an encouraging second on his seasonal debut at Ascot.
He can reap the benefit of that outing to take the Shalaa Carnarvon Stakes to spark a double for the Stoute team.
Yafta was having his first race since September when going down by only a length to Tribal Quest at Newmarket.
With that effort under his belt, Richard Hannon’s charge can go one better in the Betway Handicap back at HQ.
Old Persian found his Charlie Appleby stablemate Key Victory too good at the Guineas meeting two weeks ago.
But the horse can have his way in the Betway Fairway Stakes.

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