Racing tips for Sunday’s fixtures – Best bets at Worcester, Sandown and Brighton
Racing tips for Sunday’s fixtures
After a top-class week of horse racing action just three meetings head to post on Sunday althought here’s some competitive action taking place on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our racing tips for Sunday’s fixtures.
A trio of meetings head to post on Sunday with action both on the flat and over jumps and the ITV Racing cameras are in action for the latest Sunday Series fixture at Sandown, while further racing on the flat sees a fixture at Brighton.
Completing the day’s fixture-list is a jumps racing meeting at Worcester and across the day’s trio of fixtures 22 races in all will unfold. We’ve looked over all three cards to pick out our racing tips for Sunday’s fixtures and best bets for the day.
RACING TIPS FOR SUNDAY’S FIXTURES – BEST BETS AT WORCESTER, SANDOWN & BRIGHTON
1:00 Worcester – Royal Equestrian Bedding Frequent Runner Series Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 2m7f
STREETS OF DOYEN has proven himself a very smart hurdler, winning four on the spin last autumn which included a victory at Cheltenham and John McConnell’s charge returned to that venue in March to finish third in the Albert Bartlett Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival.
The Doyen gelding made a very good fist of things on his first try over fences at Galway last month on the back of a three months’ absence where he ran out a narrow winner despite some early mistakes although he got better as the race unfolded.
There’s likely more to come from him over the larger obstacles with that effort under his belt and if he were to run up to something close to his hurdles form he’d prove very tough to beat and he can take this prize back to Ireland despite having to give plenty of weight away to this field.
3:10 Worcester – Beverley Liddington 60th Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-140) 2m
THAHAB IFRAJ has been in good form over hurdles of late, winning three of his last six starts and finding only Chez Hans too good in his last two outings at Newton Abbot in July; that form has been boosted by that one going in again since on Saturday and Alex Dunn’s charge can get back on the scoresheet here.
The Frozen Power gelding scored his last win at Market Rasen in June and he’s been far from disgraced in both defeats since, latterly beaten just two lengths.
He can contest here from the same mark as last time out and carries a low weight so may be able to take advantage here and no surprise to see another big run.
3:20 Brighton – Sussex Seasons Limited Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 6f
Consistent TOUCHWOOD got just rewards for a string of good efforts in defeat when opening his account at Nottingham last month and Charlie Hills’ charge could follow up here.
The Invincible Spirit gelding had made the frame on his three previous starts in the wake of three months off the track when running out a neck winner over Fleetwood Pier, getting up late having travelled strongly into the race and battling back once headed.
That form doesn’t look too bad with the third filling the same spot next time and he can compete here from the same mark so while this is a slight step up in grade he could improve and can make his presence felt.
3:50 Brighton – Live Classic Ibiza 4th Sept “Confined” Handicap (For horses with no Flat win in 2021) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 1m
DE VEGAS KID concedes a few years to these rivals but the Lope De Vega gelding can get back to winning ways at a venue that suits him.
Tony Carroll’s charge has three course and distance wins to his name and he has been largely consistent this term although he hasn’t won since scoring on the all-weather back in December.
He was returning from a couple of months off the track when finishing third at Brighton latest behind Zulu Girl where he was hampered at a crucial stage and that form hasn’t been done any harm since with the runner-up and fourth horses both going on to back silver medals on their respective next runs.
Now dropped 1lb in the weights and with Marco Ghiani booked for the ride he could be set for another big performance and no surprise if he were to go close here.
4:20 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Apprentice Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2f
A race for apprentice riders and FAIRMAC comes into the race as a consistent sort who has made the frame in five of his last six starts, getting off the mark for the season two runs ago at Ayr last month and finding only one too good latterly at Chester three weeks ago.
The Lethal Force gelding was beaten just over one length on that occasion, leading into the last furlong but unable to sustain his effort; his earlier winning form though has been franked and he’s only up 1lb for his latest run although Jonny Peate’s 7lbs claim is noteworthy in this contest.
He can give another good account in this big field and every chance he makes his presence felt.
5:45 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Stayers Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m6f
RAVENS ARK has been consistent this term, winning at Brighton in May and registering a trio of bronze medal finishes following that victory before getting back on the winning trail back at Brighton earlier in the month.
Hughie Morrison’s charge was wearing cheekpieces for the first time when beating Contingency Fee by a head for that last victory, not ideally suited by the slow pace but coming through late and the runner-up has since boosted the form when winning next time.
A 3lbs rise looks workable as a result and still with potential for further improvement he ought to make his presence felt again.