Sandown ITV Racing best bets – Through the card TV tips on Sunday
Sandown ITV Racing best bets on Sunday
There is more ITV Racing action for punters to enjoy on Sunday with the latest Sunday Series fixture taking place and we’ve picked out our Sandow ITV Racing best bets and tips for every race on the card.
The latest of the Sunday Series meetings goes to post with a seven race card on the agenda at Sandown and the action from the Esher track will feature live on ITV Racing who will be showing every race on the card which gets underway from 3.55pm.
Some competitive handicaps await punters on the day’s seven-race card and Ed Chamberlain and the ITV Racing team hot-foot it from York down to Sandown to bring their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis while our tipping team have picked out their Sandown ITV Racing best bets on Sunday.
SANDOWN ITV RACING BEST BETS – THROUGH THE CARD TV TIPS ON SUNDAY
3:55 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Newcomers’ EBF Maiden Stakes (For horses which have never run) (GBB Race) Cl4 (2yo) 7f
A field of débutantes so the market might be revealing and AZTEC EMPIRE is offered as a tentative choice to get the day’s fixture off to a winning start.
Andrew Balding’s Sea The Stars colt cost more than 200,000 guineas and is a well-related sort representing an in-form yard that has enjoyed some success this term with its’ juveniles having their first run and he makes plenty of appeal on paper so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise.
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.
4:50 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Nursery Handicap (JC Grassroots Nursery Qualifier) Cl4 (2yo 0-85) 5f
FAST RESPONSE hasn’t done a lot wrong so far, winning two of her four career starts to date and making the frame in defeats; Karl Burke’s charge can add to his tally here with further improvement anticipated.
The Fast Company filly has struck wins at Windsor and Musselburgh latterly on her last outing when beating Edward Cornelius by three part of a length over this shorter trip; however her earlier win had come over six furlongs so the stiff finish will be no issue while that run has thrown up a few subsequent winners.
Now stepping into a handicap she could be well-treated off this mark of 81 while her rider can claim a handy 5lbs so she looks to hold big chances here of adding another win to her record.
5:20 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 5f
KING OF STARS has been tackling some strong contests of late and Michael Appleby’s charge could take advantage of the drop in class here to get back to winning ways.
Winless for Joseph O’Brien but a three-time winner for this yard, the latest of which came at Bath in April he has contested valuable handicaps at Newmarket, Goodwood and Ascot latterly where he finished a very creditable fifth behind Tis Marvellous when last seen in the Shergar Cup Dash.
The Starspangledbanner gelding has been dropped 1lb and his consistency can be rewarded with a welcome win here.
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.
6:15 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m1f
NEW EXCEED may just have been stretched by twelve furlongs at Newmarket back in May and dropping back in distance the New Approach filly can get off the mark.
Charlie Appleby’s charge had finished runner-up in two successive starts on the all-weather during the winter months, not beaten far either time and she ran well on her return from three months off on turf when finishing fourth to Sayyida.
The winner and third have both win since to boost the form and there could be more to come from her in a first-time hood as she makes her handicap debut from a mark that could prove very workable; assuming she’s fully wound up after another three months’ break then she could go very close here and can open her account.
6:45 Sandown – Sky Bet Sunday Series Mile Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m
FLYIN HIGH won twice on the all-weather at Newcastle over the winter but found Listed company too much on his return from three months off behind John Leeper at Newmarket in the Fairway Stakes, possibly stretched by the longer trip.
The Siyouni colt didn’t show his best on his return from another short break back at Newcastle latest when only seventh to Bonneval, beaten three lengths although a slow start wouldn’t have helped and there was a very muddling pace to that race so he can be forgiven the lesser run.
He’s 2lbs lower here and still has potential for better on turf so with champion jockey Oisin Murphy in the plate he could deliver a big run.