Horse racing tips – Sunday best bets at York, Ascot, Cartmel and Wolverhampton
Another exciting day of horse racing action awaits punters on Sunday with four meetings heading to post and we reveal our Sunday best bets for York, Ascot, Cartmel and Wolverhampton.
After some thrilling horse racing action on Saturday, including a history-making third King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes success by Enable, Sunday sees four meetings taking place with a second day of action at both Ascot and York; while there is also all-weather racing on the all-weather at Wolverhampton. There will be ITV Racing coverage of York and Ascot for armchair punters to enjoy with eight live races.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s action over the sticks takes in a fixture at Cartmel. We’ve taken a look at each of the day’s fixtures and give our Sunday best bets for York, Cartmel, Ascot and Wolverhampton as we go in search of more winners.
SUNDAY BEST BETS 26 JULY – YORK, ASCOT, CARTMEL & WOLVERHAMPTON
1:20 Ascot – betfred.com Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 5f
ROSE HIP was beaten into second behind the reopposing Seen The Lyte at Doncaster three weeks ago, but Tony Carroll’s charge can turn the tables here on better terms for just one length.
The Acclamation mare probably paid the price for setting a stiff pace into the teeth of a headwind, racing keenly; but she could turn the tables now on these revised weights and she might get a lead this time around in a race that’s likely to be run at a decent pace.
She won four times last term and she remains with scope from this 81 rating so might be capable of getting back on the scoresheet.
1:35 York – Win Today On ITV7 Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 7f
ROVANIEMI looks worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet returning to the trip where he scored his sole victory to date.
David Simcock’s charge looked a promising sort in two runs last term, scoring at Lingfield over seven furlongs in October and the Oasis Dream colt has shown further progress in his two starts this term where he has collected bronze medals on both occasions at Kempton and Yarmouth latterly.
Those starts both came at a mile and he was beaten only three lengths latest behind Tsar who struck impressively at Ascot on Saturday to boost that form. The runner-up from that Yarmouth contest also ran well when next seen and there could be more to come from him as he drops back to seven furlongs for this latest outing.
His juvenile exploits would suggest a mark of 82 is workable and still open to improvement he could go well in a competitive heat.
2:35 Cartmel – Unsworth Brewery Cartmel Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m5f
PARICOLOR looked a progressive sort over hurdles last term, winning twice with successes at Fakenham and Sedgefield before failing in his hat-trick attempt at Market Rasen where he was beaten almost twenty lengths into third behind Hometown Boy.
David Pipe’s charge was subsequently disappointing at Plumpton on his final start, finishing a distant eighth behind Hawthorn Cottage although the heavy ground was possibly against him on that occasion and he jumped poorly out of the testing conditions on more than one occasion.
The Orpen gelding has to prove stamina for this trip on his first foray over fences following a break; but he gets weight from most of these rivals and he might be able to exploit his low weight to make a successful switch to the larger obstacles if seeing out the additional distance on his return.
2:50 Wolverhampton – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Maiden Stakes (Div II) Cl5 (3yo+) 6f
Richard Fahey was amongst the winners on Saturday and SWEET JOANNA makes her return from more than one year off the track; the Gutaifan can make up for lost time by making a winning reappearance.
She had shaped really well on her debut at Thirsk last July, beaten only a neck behind Magical Max with the front pair clear; that form is fair with a couple of winners since coming out of that race and while she might need this reappearance she arguably sets the standard on that run.
Assuming she’s fully revved up ahead of this first start in almost 13 months then she could step up on the promise shown on her debut to go one better and get off the mark.