Saturday horse racing tips: Sir Gino can better Burdett Road at Cheltenham

Sir Gino has been tipped to take on Burdett Road (Getty Images)
Sir Gino has been tipped to take on Burdett Road (Getty Images)

A remarkable Saturday sees action return up and down the country after Storm Isha wreaked havoc with the schedule.

The day begins at Cheltenham and Paul O'Brien is looking to take on the favourite in the opener, before attentions turn to Newcastle.

Here are our Saturday horse racing tips....

Sir Gino (12.05, Cheltenham) @ 6/4

This appears to be a two-horse race, according to most bookmakers. Hot favourite is Burdett Road due to his impressive Grade 2 win over hurdles last time out at Cheltenham in November and a win on the last day of Royal Ascot in the Golden Gates Stakes.

However, Sir Gino is also hotly tipped for a reason after an incredibly impressive UK debut at Kempton on December 27, powering away with ease and leaving behind two subsequent winners.

The four-year-old gelding will need to clean up his jumping style in this stiffer test but has an abundance of ability, so could come out on top in what should be a great battle.

Artisan Dancer (16.15, Newcastle) @ 2/1

A strong line-up for this race with three Flat winners from last time out, including It's A Love Thing and King Viktor, with back-to-back wins. Carlton is the other, winning at Newcastle on January 17.

Meanwhile, the four-year-old gelding Artisan Dancer has been forever the bridesmaid, placing eight times since October. It should be pointed out, however, that in two of his last three performances, he came second to the seemingly unstoppable Palace Boy.

He will need a leader to aim at and, hopefully, jockey Jason Hart will be able to perfectly time his finish this time around.

Novarro (18.15, Newcastle) @ 9/2

Novarro is a beautifully bred Irish colt sired by Invincible Army, owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid and trained near Thirsk by Kevin Ryan.

He was well-backed on his debut at Southwell on January 6, going off second favourite, but was slightly disappointing that day. He was found wanting a couple of times and ended up back in third after not posing a threat in the final furlong.

Needs to learn from that performance and react when asked to rise to the challenge. Ryan's yard has had three weeks to iron out the kinks and bring out the race-winning ability that is in his pedigree.