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Sunday 23 June horse racing tips - Wadham's 2/1 chance taken not to Miss the mark at Southwell

Brian Healy 22 Jun 2019
Southwell are racing on Sunday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Sunday's UK and Irish racemeetings.

After the highs of Royal Ascot, Sunday’s fixture list is much more sedate with just four UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post where the day’s flat racing action comes from Pontefract where there is a Listed contest on the card, as well as from Tipperary in Ireland.

Over the sticks meanwhile there are meetings at Southwell and Hexham

Southwell (jumps) - 2.00 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Tipperary (flat) - 2.05 - 5.20pm (7 races)
Hexham (jumps) - 2.10 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Pontefract (flat) - 2.20 - 6.10pm (8 races)



(3.05) GLOBAL RHAPSODY (9/1, William Hill) hasn’t done a lot to begin to repay the big pricetag he comes with, but Neil Mulholland’s Presenting gelding posted his best run to date at Bangor last month when finishing third behind Global Tour in first-time cheekpieces where he finished around eight lengths’ third.

The Presenting gelding has seen that form boosted by the winner scoring twice since, but also the fifth horse home who won next time out, and he could have more to offer with this additional furlong likely to suit.

He is unchanged at the weights ahead of this latest outing, and with the potential to improve again he gets the nod to open his account.

(4.45) MISS HERITAGE (2/1, Coral) could be worth chancing on her hurdles debut having shown ability in a handful of bumpers over the past year, winning twice.

Lucy Wadham’s charge was thought good enough to contest the Grade Two bumper at Aintree when last seen, where the Pour Moi mare finished well down the field behind The Glancing Queen; but switching now to hurdles she could find some improvement on her first run for her new yard.

This doesn’t look a particularly strong introduction to the hurdling game, and she can make a winning start to her career over obstacles.

2.00 - Phoenix Rock
2.30 - Fortunes Hiding
3.05 - Global Rhapsody
3.35 - Knight Destroyer
4.10 - Forecast
4.45 - Miss Heritage
5.15 - Biscay Bay


(3.10) BAILLY (5/1, Coral) came up short last time out behind Aspen Belle, but she had a few of today’s rivals behind her on that occasion and the Charm Spirit filly can get back on the scoresheet here.

Ger Lyons’ charge was a dual-winer last term, scoring at Bellewstown and Down Royal before acquitting herself well in defeat subsequently. Having looked in need of the run on her reappearance in a Listed contest at Cork, she stepped up on that to finish third next time, and she proved no match for the winner latest.

She can turn out here from 1lb lower, and still with the potential to improve further she gets the vote to get back to winning ways in a competitive contest.

(5.20) LUSTFUL (2/1, Totesport) stepped up on previous form for Bill McCreery when finishing fourth on her first outing for Joseph O’Brien following a break, and the Maxios filly found another jolt of improvment to get off the mark at this venue earlier in the month with a three lengths’ defeat of Danehill Quest.

She has been hit with a 7lbs rise in the weights following that success, but she could have more to offer for this yard and she is unexposed over this distance which brought out improvement last time. 

With the potential to do better still, she can remain competitive despite her rise in the ratings and it would be no surprise to see her going close here.

2.05 - Principalship
2.35 - May Remain
3.10 - Bailly
3.40 - Basrah Breeze
4.15 - Killourney
4.50 - Yonkers
5.20 - Lustful


(2.45) CAIUS MARCIUS (13/8, Bet365) reopposes here against Nietzsche, who beat him at Perth earlier in the month, but Nicky Richards’ charge is taken to gain revenge on these revised terms.

The King’s Theatre gelding had won at Sedgefield in May, beating Expresstime, after which he found Brian Ellison’s rivals two lengths’ too strong last time. But he meets the same here on 6lbs better terms at the weights, while he boasts a good record at the Northumberland track which should stand him in good stead.

The Ellison runner does have the scope to improve over fences, but given the weight concession and his record here then Nicky Richards’ charge can level the score here.

(3.15) Nicky Henderson doesn’t send many runners to Hexham, but the Seven Barrows trainer is 3-5 at the track and can enhance that record with RAISING THE BAR (4/1, Coral) who returns from wind surgery and will be bidding to atone for a disappointing run last time out.

The Kalanisi gelding showed fair form in bumpers prior to a wind operation, but he was subsequently off the track for the better part of 21 months before returning over hurdles at Sandown in February. He posted an excellent fourth there behind Winston C, and he stepped up for the reappearance to find only Niblawi too strong at Fakenham next time.

He failed to fire at Warwick latest, but a second wind operation and a break might well coincide with a jolt of improvement over timber and he can bounce back here with a better run.

2.10 - Sense Of Urgency
2.45 - Caius Marcius
3.15 - Raising The Bar
3.50 - Classical Milano
4.25 - Rukwa
4.55 - Ronava
5.30 - Father John


(2.55) DUBAI TRADITION (2/1, Totesport) had made the frame on both career starts to date, and while the Medaglia d’Oro colt takes on some smart rivals here which includes a pair of last-time winners it could be Saeed bin Suroor’s charge who comes out on top here.

Third on debut at Newbury last month, the Godolphin runner subsequently went down only by a short-head behind Future Investment at Ripon latest, and that form has been boosted since with the fourth winning next time.

Likely to have further improvement to come, he is capable of better with this longer trip and stiffer task likely to suit, and he can get off the mark at the third attempt.

(3.25) DEREVO (5/4, Coral) shaped with plenty of promise on his debut at Doncaster back in October, finding only one too strong behind Ernest Aldrich. Sir Michael Stoute’s charge subsequently got off the mark at Chelmsford when returning from almost six months off the track, beating Kimblewick by just over one length.

The Dansili colt couldn’t match that level back there next time, beaten just over four lengths into fourth behind Duckett’s Grove; that form though has been boosted by the runner-up and third both winning since.

Switching to a handicap, he has been handed a very workable mark for his handicap debut which he could well exploit here and it would be no surprise to see him posting a big run. 

2.20 - Soffika
2.55 - Dubai Tradition
3.25 - Derevo
4.00 - Bayshore Freeway
4.35 - Champarisi
5.05 - Pennywhistle
5.40 - Captain Dion
6.10 - Valley Of Fire

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