ITV Racing tips for Sunday 19 July – TV tips for York, Newbury and Curragh
The ITV Racing cameras are in action again on Sunday with coverage of the best of the action from York, Newbury and the Curragh. We’ve looked over the day’s TV racing and give our ITV Racing tips for Sunday.
Another cracking TV line-up awaits armchair punters on Sunday afternoon with a nine-race feast of classy racing action that takes in the best of the day’s contests from the meetings at York, Newbury and the Curragh.
At York the feature race is the Group Three Summer Fillies’ Stakes; while at Newbury it is Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes day. Not to be outdone, the Curragh hosts three Group Two races including the feature Sapphire Stakes.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand again to offer up their usual expert tips, insights and post-race analysis; while Brian Healy gives his race-by-race ITV Racing tips for Sunday.
ITV RACING TIPS FOR SUNDAY 19 JULY – YORK, NEWBURY & CURRAGH
1:55 York – William Hill King Charles II Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 7f
VENTURA REBEL tries this longer trip for the first time but Richard Fahey’s charge can get back on the scoresheet if seeing out the additional yardage.
The Pastoral Pursuits colt won his first two starts last term prior to being highly-tried in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot where he was beaten only a neck behind A’Ali. He then ran well in fourth in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury and he didn’t shape at all badly when returning from a break in the Pavilion Stakes at Newcastle last month.
He finished sixth on that occasion, his first start on the all-weather; but he was only beaten three lengths and he took a forward step back at Royal Ascot when finishing off well in the Commonwealth Cup to land the bronze medal behind Golden Horde.
A repeat of that effort should see him in the mix and he appeared that day as if he’d be suited by this stiffer test of stamina so no surprise if he finds a jolt of improvement and he can go close.
2:15 Newbury – bet365 Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f
SILENT ECHO has returned from the enforced shutdown in top form, regaining the winning thread at Newmarket on his reappearance with a defeat of Intisaab and then showing improved form to finish less than two lengths’ fifth in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Simon Hodgson’s Oasis Dream gelding held every chance in the final furlong but hung left which might have cost him a couple of places; but it was an excellent effort and the form has been boosted with the runner-up since winning and he can go well again from the same mark.
He had a few of these rivals behind him that day, and he posted a better time than Nahaar who had finished third in the Wokingham consolation race on the same day. That one also carried less weight than the selection and with plenty of pace to this race it should suit the selection who can finish late to land the prize.
2:30 York – William Hill Extra Places Every Day Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 5f
COPPER KNIGHT goes well here and can get back to winning ways having disappointed when last seen at Newcastle behind Caspian Prince in the Gosforth Park Cup.
Tim Easterby’s Sir Prancealot gelding struck twice at this venue last term which included the Listed City Walls Stakes and there was no disgrace in subsequent defeats behind Battaash. Having rounded off last season with a Musselburgh runner-up effort, he filled the same spot on his reappearance at Newmarket before posting a good fourth to El Astronaute in the Achilles Stakes although his lastest run was a shade disappointing.
However, he’s been eased 2lbs in the ratings since and having won from higher marks in the past he remains well treated if turning out at this best. This venue might just help him to do that and he can bounce back to form to go close.
2:50 Newbury – Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Cl2 (2yo) 5f
Some potentially very smart youngsters in this race and LULLABY MOON is taken to build on an impressive debut victory at Goodwood last month when trained by Joseph Tuite.
The Belardo filly is bred to be speedy and she showed plenty of dash at the Sussex venue to readily brush aside Stream and Kohinoor in good fashion, looking a useful prospect in the process. That form looks fair with the third winning since although it may fall short of that on offer elsewhere.
Nevertheless, it was hard not to have been impressed by the way she travelled through the race before readily claiming the win when asked to go on and there’s sure to be more to come from her now she’s joined the Michael Bell yard.
She looks worth chancing to find some improvement on the back of that debut win anad it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her going close here.
3:05 York – William Hill Summer Fillies’ Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
BREATHTAKING LOOK probably found the test of the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes too much to handle, but Stuart Williams’ charge can quickly bounce back from that disappointment returned to calmer waters.
The Bated Breath mare proved to be a smart performer last term, winning three times which included the Group Three Sceptre Stakes and she made a very promising return to action at Newmarket last month in the Abernant Stakes where only Oxted proved too much.
That winner went on to land the July Cup, while the fifth horse home – Brando – went close in the Chipchase Stakes so the form of that run looks strong. She might have gone off too hard at Ascot when last seen but she can’t be judged too harshly on that foray into Group One company and back at a more suitable level it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see a much improved effort from her now.
3:25 Newbury – bet365 Steventon Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f
GLOBAL GIANT wasn’t seen to best effect at Sandown earlier in the month when beaten two lengths into fourth behind Magny Cours in the Gala Stakes; but John Gosden’s charge had won the time before on his reappearance at Wolverhampton and can quickly get back on the up.
The Shamardal entire had been steadily progressive for Ed Dunlop, winning a Dundalk Listed contest and placing in successive Group Three outings which include being narrowly beaten by Fabricate in the Winter Hill Stakes.
He ran poorly in both outings for that yard last term, but he could have more to offer for his top yard after just two starts for Gosden and he can do better here with more of a pace to aim at this time around.
Given another chance he can quickly bounce back from that Sandown disappointment where he met trouble in running and he can give a good account here.
3:45 Curragh – Holden Plant Rentals Sapphire Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) 5f
A’ALI proved himself a high-class performer last term with three wins from his six starts which included a trio of Group Two wins, and following a poor return at Newcastle in the Pavilion Stakes he showed the benefit of that run to score impressively in the Coral Charge at Sandown.
The all-weather track might not have suited the Society Rock gelding on his reappearance although he may also have needed the run; but he stepped up markedly to readily see off Liberty Rock at the Esher track next time and can take another forward step back at this higher level.
The runner-up at Sandown had previously finished third to Battaash in the King’s Stand Stakes and while the Sandown form has taken a couple of knocks since he remains one to be positive about.
With his yard is in good form there’s every chance he can continue to make his presence felt and he ought to go close.
4:00 Newbury – Marsh Cup (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m½f
SELINO remains a progressive and unexposed stayer who could have more to offer after just seven career starts and the Champs Elysees gelding can build on his recent reappearance in the Copper Horse Handicap at Royal Ascot last month.
A dual-winner last term, scoring wins at Redcar and Wolverhampton over this trip he found only Fujaira Prince too strong in that Ascot outing which was his first in eight months and he’ll be sharper now with that effort under his belt.
He showed enough that day for the handicapper to raise him 5lbs; but there’s likely more to come from James Fanshawe’s charge who can confirm the Ascot form with fifth-placed Themaxwecan who reopposes here.
The return to two miles could prove a positive given he won his only previous start at this distance and he looks worth sticking with to make a return to winning ways.
4:15 Curragh – Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 1m1f
LEMISTA is progressing with every start and Ger Lyons’ charge comes into this contest on the crest of a wave having recently landed the third leg of a hat-trick of wins with victory in a Gowran Park Listed contest.
The Raven’s Pass filly had previously won at that venue last October and added a Naas Group Three to her record before her latest success which saw her impressively beat Come September and others by an easy two lengths.
She caught the eye with the way she travelled in that race, quickening up well to readily land the win and that form looks fair with the third and fourth both registering subsequent runner-up finishes in pattern company.
This will demand a shade more upped again in class but she’s clearly going the right way and with the potential still to improve further she can continue to make her presence felt for her in-form yard.