After the thrills of a top-class four days at Doncaster, Sunday’s UK horse racing action is a lot more mundane with just three fixtures going to post. We pick out our best bets on Sunday for the meetings at Chelmsford, Bath and Wolverhampton.
Sunday’s horse racing action across the UK sees a trio of fixtures heading to post and there is all-weather action taking place at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford where three races will be shown live on ITV Racing at the latter-named venue.
Elsewhere, there is also a fixture on turf with a card at Bath and across the Sunday trio of fixtures 23 races in all will head to post. We’ve taken a look over all three of the day’s racecard and pick out our best bets on Sunday.
BEST BETS ON SUNDAY – TIPS FOR CHELMSFORD, BATH & WOLVERHAMPTON
1:00 Bath – visitbath.co.uk Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-75) 5f
ONE DAY got off the mark at the third attempt when scoring over course and distance back in July, beating Accrington Stanley by one length; Roger Charlton’s charge could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having subsequently losing little caste in defeat behind Rolfe Rembrant next time at Newbury on her first handicap start.
The Adaay filly was beaten around two lengths on that occasion, possibly not quite at home on the softer ground. However that form has been franked with the third winning since and he returns to a much quicker surface here where he can race from an unchanged mark.
Tom Greatrex’s 3lbs claim adds further strength to his claims of getting back to winning ways and open to further improvement he ought to go well here and no surprise if he gets his head in front returned to the scene of his breakthrough victory.
2:20 Chelmsford – Betfred Nifty Fifty Draw Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m
It could be worth chancing VALE OF KENT to bounce back in this small field scenario and Mark Johnston’s charge can get back on the up.
The Kodiac gelding is capable of very useful form and has largely been contesting at a better level than this where he’s taken in a number of competitive big-field handicaps although he’s twice placed in smaller fields in Listed company at NEwmarket and Epsom respectively.
Not seen to best effect last time at this venue over seven furlongs where he was forced to race wide in finishing ninth behind Harry’s Bar, he could dominate this small field of rivals from the front and with the handicapper giving him a chance at the weights he can go close.
2:45 Bath – Signs Express Handicap (Div II) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 1m2f
RARE GLAM had been in reasonable form prior to disappointing here latest, but the Australia filly is chanced to bounce back with a better effort.
Joseph Tuite’s charge had made the frame on a couple of occasions following his return from lockdown and he got off the mark over course and distance in August with a wide margin success over Big Jimbo.
The run might have come too soon just five days on and racing under a penalty when only finishing sixth behind Atalanta Breeze back over course and distance and he can do better here if handling the quicker ground given the ground was testing when he struck his win.
This doesn’t look the strongest of races he finds himself in now and if able to replicate the form of his earlier run then he could go close.
3:35 Wolverhampton – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Nursery Handicap Cl6 (2yo 0-60) 6f
JIGS PRINCESS has made the frame in three of her five starts to date, latterly finishing just over one length behind Beechwood Emily at Newcastle five days ago when crossing the line in third place.
Brian Ellison’s Mukhadram filly seemed to find a small measure of improvement that day for the application of first-time cheekpieces and the headgear has been retained for this latest outing which sees her return to sprint trips.
She had found only one too good the time before over this course and distance so the lesser yardage ought not to be a problem and she was arguably unlucky in running. She should get a strong pace again and racing off the same mark she can continue to make her presence felt here.