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Horse racing tips: Rosario can take top rank in Super Sprint

It's Super Sprint day at Newbury on Saturday and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway is back with his best bets at the Berkshire track.

Graeme Rodway's tips

1.50 Newbury - Epic Poet @ 13/2
2.25 Newbury - Zinc White @ 16/1
3.00 Newbury - Commanche Falls @ 9/2
3.35 Newbury - Rosario @ 25/1

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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1.50 Newbury - Epic Poet @ 13/2

The bet365 Stakes (1.50) kicks off the live ITV action and EPIC POET might be capable of making a successful debut for Freddie and Martyn Meade following his move from France.

The four-year-old won three of his seven starts on the continent, including a Listed race at Compiegne in blinkers, and he followed that with three solid efforts in defeat in headgear.

He was third behind the smart West Wind Blows in a Group 3 at Longchamp before recording a career-best effort when second in Listed company at Marseille Borely.

Epic Poet wound up for Jean-Claude Rouget with another solid second at that course and a reproduction of that form would give him strong claims with Oisin Murphy a good booking.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

Epic Poet @ 13/2 - 1pt win

2.25 Newbury - Zinc White @ 16/1

The Mettal UK Handicap (2.25) is a competitive staying contest that won't be easy to work out, but I remain convinced that ZINC WHITE is a horse going places and he is worth supporting.

The grey son of Vadamos looked a smart prospect a couple of years ago when with Ralph Beckett and has returned to the Flat in top form this season after a failed try over hurdles.

Zinc White sprang a 33-1 surprise on his debut for Ian Williams in the consolation race for the Chester Cup in May and he comfortably took the measure of the well-handicapped Novel Legend, who reopposes with a 2lb pull in the weights. The pair are closely matched on that.

Novel Legend is among the market leaders, but Zinc White has to be the value despite having finished behind that rival at Royal Ascot last time when the ground was quicker than is ideal.

He needs rain, but there is precipitation in the forecast and that would make him hard to beat.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

Zinc White @ 16/1 - 1pt win

3.00 Newbury - Commanche Falls @ 9/2

The bet365 Hackwood Stakes (3.00) features several classy sprinters but most of them are out of form and the best bet might be COMMANCHE FALLS, who comes into the race in fine fettle.

The tough and genuine six-year-old has seamlessly made the transition from top-class sprint handicapper to Group and Listed performer this season. He was second in the Group 3 Abernant and third in the Group 2 Duke of York, but got back to winning ways last time.

Commanche Falls was dropped to Listed company on that occasion at the Curragh and took full advantage of the ease in grade to win comfortably by a length and a quarter. He was no stronger than at the finish that day and always does his best work late, which is a good trait.

He has a 3lb pull in the weights with Garrus, who beat him a head in the Abernant, so is weighted to reverse those places and Commanche Falls is so solid. He simply must go well.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

Commanche Falls @ 9/2 - 1pt win

3.35 Newbury - Rosario @ 25/1 

The Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes (3.35) is the feature and Relief Rally is a short-priced favourite following her second in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot. She will be hard to beat, but there may be better value among her challengers and ROSARIO is the one who appeals most.

The son of Harry Angel was Roger Teal's first juvenile winner of the season when successful on his debut at Ffos Las last month and he won well that day in a solid time for the course.

Rosario showed good speed to hold a prominent position early and then quickened up well to put a length and a quarter between himself and the dead-heating runners-up. One of those who shared second has come out and won subsequently, so the form appears to be strong.

Rosario was the only newcomer in the field that day, so can be given extra credit for beating more experienced rivals, and there should be further improvement to come on his second run.

Graeme Rodway's tip:

Rosario @ 25/1 - 1pt win

Horse Racing Betting Tips

Graeme Rodway's tips

1.50 Newbury - Epic Poet @ 13/2
2.25 Newbury - Zinc White @ 16/1
3.00 Newbury - Commanche Falls @ 9/2
3.35 Newbury - Rosario @ 25/1

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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