Best racing bets on Sunday – Tips for Carlisle, Lingfield and Southwell
After some top-class horse racing action on Saturday there’s a much more sedate feel to Sunday’s fixtures and we’ve picked out our best racing bets on Sunday.
Having enjoyed plenty of top-class horse racing action on Friday and Saturday, Sunday’s fixture list is a much more sedate offering with just three fixtures heading to post across the UK as racing in Ireland takes another break.
Sunday’s racing action over the sticks sees racing at Carlisle and Southwell, while on the all-weather there is also racing at Lingfield on their polytrack surface.
We’ve looked through the day’s cards and pick out our best racing bets on Sunday across the UK.
BEST RACING BETS ON SUNDAY – TIPS FOR CARLISLE, LINGFIELD & SOUTHWELL
12:45 Lingfield – Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-70) 6f
MAMASAIDKNOCKUOUT appeared to win a shade readily when switched to handicapping over this course and distance last time and with further progress on the cards the Vadamos filly might be able to follow up.
Richard Hannon’s charge struck by one length from Olivia Mary, taking up the running entering the last furlong and running on strongly where he gave the impression there was better to come. The form also took a small boost when the third filled the same spot on his next outing.
The handicapper might have been lenient in only pushing her up 4lbs and while this is a stronger race there’s likely more improvement in the tank and she can take another forward step here to double her tally.
12:55 Southwell – Call Star Sports On 08000 521 321 Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m4½f
MASSINI MAN went the wrong way over fences last term following his chase debut defeat of Katpoli; but the Dr Massini gelding showed better form when finishing third over this course and distance on his reappearance last month.
Beaten around four lengths’ behind Rizzardo on that occasion Tom George’s charge was also making his return from nine months off and he might well have just needed the outing.
He wasn’t given a hard race either and he can turn out here from the same mark whereby if he can improve for that seasonal return then he might be able to go close given a few of his rivals here have something to prove.
1:35 Carlisle – Like Racing TV On Facebook Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m5f
INFORMATEUR reached a fair level over hurdles, winning three times and often running well in defeat; Sue Smith’s charge could prove at least as good a chaser with the potential for further improvement to come from the Maresca Sorrento gelding.
Possibly just in need of the run on his chase debut at Sedgefield in October he got off the mark in this discipline when winning at Catterick last month where despite being left clear at the last obstacle would likely have won anyway.
That win came on good ground, but he’s a heavy ground hurdles winner so ought to handle these conditions and there could be better to come from him as he switches to handicaps from an appealing mark.
1:55 Southwell – Starsports.bet £20k Owners Club Guarantee Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (3yo+) 2m
THE HOAX shaped with promise on his hurdles debut at Taunton last month and with that experience under his belt the Great Pretender gelding can get off the mark at the second attempt.
Dan Skelton’s charge found only one too good in that start, beaten four lengths behind Atholl Street who has since won again to boost the form, while the third also filled the same spot on his next outing to give another small nod to that run.
Like many from the in-form yard he could well improve on that performance and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going one better here assuming the softer ground doesn’t prove an inconvenience.
2:10 Carlisle – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Pertemps Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 3m1f
ASK DILLON fell on his only previous try over fences which came at Cheltenham behind Galvin, departing the race early at the seventh fence; Fergal O’Brien’s charge though ran well when last seen latest back over timber.
The Ask gelding won twice over hurdles in recent seasons and finished runner-up in a Grade Three at Sandown in February before tacking the Cheltenham Festival and the Stayers’ Hurdle where he finished tenth.
He showed no ill effects from his fall when finishing around six lengths’ fourth to Main Fact in a competitive heat at Haydock and only 1lb higher in the weights here then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going close with trip and ground no issue.
2:20 Lingfield – #betyourway At Betway Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-75) 1m2f
BOOK OF SECRETS is forgiven his last run where he finished last of the eight runners, not suited by the strong early pace and being hampered when trying to get into contention.
That was his first start for Amy Murphy having left Ed Vaughn and the first-time tongue-tie he wore didn’t appear to bear fruit; the headgear is retained however in the hope he can do better and this race shouldn’t be run at the same breakneck early pace as last time.
The Free Eagle gelding had been in fair heart previously, reeling off a sequence of third-place finishes and now having been eased slightly in the weights he could be worth chancing to bounce back with an improved effort where he’s far less likely to be taken off his feet.