Best bets for Sunday – Top tips at Newmarket, Haydock and Lingfield
Get our best bets for Sunday as we look over the day’s fixtures and pick out our top chances of success!
UK horse racing continues in earnest on Sunday and our good form in finding winners continues; we’re hoping to continue our recent streak of fortune with more winning selections on Sunday from the meetings at Haydock, Lingfield and Newmarket where the 1000 Guineas heads the action at Flat HQ.
Our racing experts have pored over the day’s formguides and here they deliver their best bets for Sunday with the top available odds at the time of writing. Be sure to get on and hopefully enjoy more profits from our selections!
1.30 Haydock – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap (Div I) (Class 4) (3yo 0-85)
OLEKSANDER puts an unbeaten record on the line having won both his juvenile starts last term and Archie Watson’s charge can find another chunk of improvement to make it 3-3.
The yard has been amongst the winners since racing resumed and the Teofilo colt looked a fair prospect when winning on debut at Salisbury. That impression was reinforced with a solid win at Brighton where despite looking ill at ease on the track he knuckled down well for the success where he beat Light Angel by one length.
A mark of 86 now switching to the handicap ranks is gimmie on his reappearance and he has to give away weight all round. But he could be the type to progress and this step up in trip may yield further improvement so he is taken to make a winning reappearance and uphold his perfect record with Danny Tudhope in the saddle.
2.40 Haydock – Betway Brigadier Gerard Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (4yo+)
Dual-winner as a juvenile for whom the sky appeared the limit, ELARQAM appeared to lose his way as a three-year old before storming back to form last term with three wins which included the Group Two York Stakes with a defeat of Addeybb.
Not disgraced back there in the Juddmonte International where he was a shade unlucky to hit trouble in running, he ran flat and might just have gone to the well once too often when beating only one home in the Irish Champion Stakes.
Freshened up since, he may just need this return to action but Mark Johnston’s charge ought to go well nonetheless dropping in grade for his reappearance and with Dane O’Neill partnering – the duo are 3-3 when teaming up – the Frankel colt can post a big run to make a winning reappearance.
3.25 Lingfield – Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap (Class 4) (3yo 0-85)
This is competitive with a few progressive sorts lining up and CEMHAAN could prove the pick of the bunch for John Gosden.
The Muhaarar colt improved with every start last term, getting off the mark at the third attempt when beating Note Bleu at Kempton and the runner-up has won since so the form could prove useful.
He made most of the running that day, kicked clear by Frankie Dettori to register what appeared to be a cosy success and an initial rating of 83 on his handicap debut may prove lenient given he’s open to further improvement this campaign.
A wide draw isn’t ideal given there’s likely to be plenty of pace to this contest; but he can go well nonetheless and every chance he post a big effort with Nicky Mackay taking over in the saddle.
4.10 Newmarket – Setting Odds On The Betfair Exchange Handicap (Class 2) (4yo+ 0-100)
Soft ground probably didn’t suit EBURY on his final start of the campaign, but Martyn Meade’s star posted a very creditable effort in defeat when beaten one length by Hafeet Alain.
The Iffraaj colt had won the time before on good to firm ground at Ascot in September where he ran out a three-parts winner over Tulfarris which looks very decent form and he is open to further improvement this campaign.
A return to quicker conditions on his reappearance could see him get back on the scoresheet despite the handicapper raising him a further 3lbs for that near-miss when last seen. He can get involved here and no surprise if he were to go close.