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ITV Racing tips Sunday 5 May 2019 - Live TV tips for Newmarket and Hamilton

The ITV Racing cameras are in action on Sunday with live TV racing from Hamilton and Newmarket.

Brian Healy gives his live TV tips and race-by-race selections for Sunday's televised action at Newmarket and Hamilton.

The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Sunday with more live TV racing from the second day of the Guineas Festival meeting at Newmarket where the Qipco 1000 Guineas is the feature race of the afternoon at Flat HQ.

In addition to the fillies’Classic, there is also the Group Two Dahlia Stakes on the card; while the cameras also cover two races from north of the border at Hamilton.

1:50 Newmarket - Qatar Racing Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m4f
2:05 Hamilton - Hamilton Park Racecourse New Hotel Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (3yo) 5f
2:20 Newmarket - Charm Spirit Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m1f
2:35 Hamilton - Hampton By Hilton Opening This Summer Buttonhook Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m5f
2:55 Newmarket - Longholes Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 6f
3:35 Newmarket - Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m

Ed Chamberlain and the team will as usual be on hand to cover all the Sunday action live, and they will have their expert tips, insights and analysis on all of Sunday’s TV racing; while Brian Healy gives his live TV tips for all six races that will be shown throughout the afternoon.

1:50 Newmarket - Qatar Racing Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m4f


With the advantage of race-fitness on his side, BAGHDAD (7/2, Bet365) could take a bit of beating in this contest and Mark Johnston’s charge - one of three in the race for the Middleham trainer - is taken to get back to winning ways.

The Frankel colt progressed well last term, building on his reappearance to win big field handicaps at York and Ascot, and he made a satisfactory return to action at Newcastle last month when finishing third behind Bartholomeu Dias where he was beaten less than one length.

Despite being hit with a 2lbs rise for that near miss, he probably remains on a workable mark still given he is open to further progress, and with the form of his win at Ascot in the King George V Stakes working out extremely well - the field included Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter - with a host of subsequent winners coming out of that race, he could prove a tough nut to crack if building on his reappearance.


2:05 Hamilton - Hamilton Park Racecourse New Hotel Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (3yo) 5f


DEPUTISE (11/10, William Hill) sets a solid standard for the others to aim at, having won four times last term which includes on turf at Chester prior to finishing off his campaign with successes on the all-weather at Newcastle and Wolverhampton.

William Haggas’ Kodiac colt also posted some solid efforts in defeat, making the frame in starts at York and Chelmsford, and he ought to be sharper for a reappearance run at Lingfield last month where he was denied only by a short-head behind Pizzicato where he was run down late. 

Along with the eventual winner, the pair had pulled clear of the rest and if he can build on that reappearance effort then he could prove hard to beat here.

2:20 Newmarket - Charm Spirit Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m1f


WORTH WAITING (13/2, Paddy Power) proved herself last term to be a hugely progressive filly, winning four of her six starts which included a Listed defeat of Highgarden on the July Course here prior to winning a French Group Three contest with a three lengths’ defeat of Hermaphrodite.

David Lanigan’s charge subsequently saw her winning run ended in the Prix Vermaille, but she acquitted herself well nonetheless in finishing fourth behind Kitesurf.

The Bated Breath filly drops back in trip for this reappearance effort, but she proved versatilitiy last term with wins from 10-12 furlongs so this distance ought not to inconvenience and with the potential to do better this term she is chanced to make a winning return having ran well on her reappearance twelve months ago. 


2:35 Hamilton - Hampton By Hilton Opening This Summer Buttonhook Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m5f


RARE GROOVE (5/2, Bet365) struck twice last term, one of which came at this venue, and Jedd O’Keeffe’s charge can get back on the scoresheet.

The Lope De Vega gelding also struck at Newcastle following that course win, but he struggled behind Elegiac subsequently when tried in a valuable race at York, beating only three runners home.

Possibly amiss, he was absent until returning to action at Leicester last month where he was beaten only one length behind Eddystone Rock, and that run will surely have sharpened him up. The front trio had pulled five lengths’ clear of the rest, and only 1lb higher in the weights here he could go well back at this venue where he has won before.

Still relatively unexposed, he is worth another try at this longer trip and if he sees out the stiffer test of stamina then there appears no reason why he shouldn’t go close.

2:55 Newmarket - Longholes Handicap Cl2 (4yo+) 6f


Flavius Titus had the reopposing SUMMERGHAND (11/2, Bet365) behind him when scoring over course and distance last month, but David O’Meara’s charge is taken to come out on top on this occasion and reverse the form.

A winner here last term, the Lope De Vega gelding struggled to get competitive in some hot handicap company following that success where he could only manage mid-division finishes in the likes of the Ayr Gold Cup and Coral Sprint Trophy.

Following a six-month break, he returned to action to finish just a neck behind Roger Varian’s reopposing rival, but he was arguably unfortunate having met trouble in running before running on and he was closing at the line. 

He is only 1lb better here, but that might be enough to see him turn the tables granted a shade more luck in running, and the pair ought to be involved in the finish again although the O’Meara runner shades the vote to come out on top.

3:35 Newmarket - Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m


Aidan O’Brien will have another strong team to compete for this filles’ Classic, but it could prove to be that son Joseph holds the ace in the pack with his IRIDESSA (15/2, Unibet) who can post a big effort here with the prospect of plenty of improvement to come.

The Ruler Of The World filly won her debut at Killarney last July, after which she was beaten on her next two starts behind Skitter Scatter and Sparkle ‘n’joy in outings at the Curragh and Leopardstown.

Both those defeats were over seven furlongs, but she bounced back to claim the Fillies’ Mile here in October, beating Hermosa by just over one length and seemingly more at home over the longer trip.

She ran better than the bare result back at seven furlongs on her return to action in the recent 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown which was won by Lady Kaya, perhaps just finding the ground too much of a test; but back up in trip and proven on the track, and with a better surface sure to suit then she could progress again to claim this Classic prize.

ITV RACING TIPS SUNDAY 5 MAY - NEWMARKET & HAMILTON


1:50 Newmarket - BAGHDAD (7/2, Bet365)

2:05 Hamilton - DEPUTISE (11/10, William Hill)

2:20 Newmarket - WORTH WAITING (13/2, Paddy Power)

2:35 Hamilton - RARE GROOVE (5/2, Bet365

2:55 Newmarket - SUMMERGHAND (11/2, Bet365)

3:35 Newmarket - IRIDESSA (15/2, Unibet


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ITV Racing tips Sunday 5 May 2019 - Live TV tips for Newmarket and Hamilton

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