Easter Sunday racing best bets – Tips for Southwell, Market Rasen and Plumpton
Easter Sunday horse racing best bets and tips
Jumps racing and action on the all-weather is the order of the day on Easter Sunday where three meetings go to post and we’ve picked out our Sunday racing best bets and tips for the action.
We’ve lost Hereford’s jumps racing fixture from the Easter Sunday schedule but we still have a trio of meetings to look forward to with action over the sticks at Market Rasen and Plumpton; while Southwell are racing on their fibresand all-weather surface.
Across the three meetings 21 races will go to post throughout the afternoon and we’ve picked out our Easter Sunday racing best bets and tips for each fixture.
EASTER SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR SOUTHWELL, MARKET RASEN & PLUMPTON
1:10 Market Rasen – MansionBet Watch And Bet Mares’ Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m½f
LADY TREMAINE shaped well on her debut over hurdles and the Kalanisi mare could be worth chancing to improve on that effort.
Placed in points for Donnchadh Doyle prior to joining the Donald McCain team she shaped nicely on her return from almost 700 days off the track when denied only by a neck behind Robin Des Theatre at Newcastle in February.
She led late and into the last half-furlong before being run down by the winner who has since done little harm to the form along with the fourth home and she could do better with that under her belt.
A longer trip may show her in a better light but she’ll be sharper for that run and likely to improve as a result she can go one better here.
1:56 Plumpton – Extech Cloud – Humanising IT Novices’ Handicap Chase Cl5 (5yo+ 0-105) 2m1f
EN COEUR has a win and a placed effort to his name at this venue from three starts and the Kap Rock gelding could get back to winning ways here.
Seamus MUllins’ charge possibly failed to handle heavy ground when last seen at Leicester in February, eventually finishing some twenty lengths behind This Breac; but he had won the time before over this course and distance with a defeat of Kap Auteuil who has since reeled off a hat-trick of wins and is now rated 121.
This better surface is likely show him in a better light and he certainly wouldn’t need to improve a great deal to take a hand in the finish to this contest and the return to this venue could well spark him back to winning form.
2:06 Southwell – Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-55) 7f
MISTER FREEZE hasn’t won for a while but he has a decent record at this venue and Patrick Charmings’ charge could be worth chancing to end his drought.
The Frozen Power gelding scored his last win back in January last year, beating The Retriever by a neck; but his form this term has been fair and he’s made the frame a number of times without managing to add to his tally.
He’s possibly just been stretched by one mile the last twice and he could do better back over seven furlongs here. He was slowly away last time when finishing fifth but he’s not without hope here having been eased 1lb in the weights and dropping back in trip.
2:56 Plumpton – Sky Sports Racing Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-110) 3m1½f
None of these can be described as consistent, but FIZZLESTIX could be worth chancing having turned in a very good effort over this course and distance last month where he found only one too good behind Black Centaur and Gary Moore’s charge could go one better.
The Bonbon Rose gelding registered his last win over this course and distance in March last year, beating Chivers by six lengths but his form since has been somewhat hit or miss since; however he has made the frame in two of four starts this term and he was beaten just over two lengths latest where he sported a first-time visor.
He retains the headgear here where he can compete from the same mark and this contest is unlikely to take a great deal of winning. He wouldn’t need to improve too much to take this prize and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going one better back here.
3:10 Market Rasen – MansionBet #morethanthenational Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+ 0-135) 2m5½f
FRATERNAL posted some fair form over hurdles following his switch from France, winning at Fakenham back in February last year; but the Kap Rock gelding cut little ice in three runs over the smaller obstacles this term prior to a switch to chasing.
Alan King’s charge ran out a narrow winner over Oski on his chase debut at Hereford last month and the form has been franked since with the runner-up going in at Uttoxeter last week.
There could be more to come from him over the larger obstacles and while a 9lbs rise in the weights for that first success demands more here he could well step up on the back of that peformance and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going close in his bid to follow up.
3:26 Plumpton – mylittletip.co.uk Sussex Champion Hurdle Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 2m
SEBASTOPOL can get back to winning ways here having had his stamina stretched the last twice and the Fame And Glory gelding can bounce back returning to this shorter trip.
Tom Lacey’s charge is lightly-raced but already knows how to win with three successes in bumpers and over hurdles to his name from nine career starts and he can compete here from the same mark as when last successful in the 2020 Scottish County Hurdle at Musselburgh.
Having possibly found Listed company too much of a stretch he’s since campaigned over further but may not have stayed in runs back at Musselburgh and Kelso and this less taxing assignment could see him bounce back to winning form with first-time cheekpieces now applied.
4:11 Southwell – Download The At The Races App Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 1m4f
KABUTO is turned out just two days on from finishing runner-up for the second successive time at Chelmsford on Friday and assuming this doesn’t come too soon then the Helmet gelding might be able to get off the mark.
Michael Appleby’s charge has improved for the switch to handicaps, also finishing runner-up at Lingfield in March prior to his latest silver medal finish behind Realist althouth he proved no match for that winner.
The cheekpieces he wore on Friday are quickly dispensed with but he could progress again stepping back up in trip back on this surface. He’s proven he can handle fibresand and off the same mark can make his presence felt once more.