Sunday horse racing best bets – Tips for every meeting

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Brian Healy gives his Sunday horse racing best bets and tips in every race over the day’s trio of jumps racing fixtures.

Three meetings will go to post throughout Sunday, all over the sticks where there is action from Sedgefield and Huntingdon as well as from Leopardstown in Ireland.

Leopardstown (jumps) – 2.00 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Sedgefield (jumps) – 2.10 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Huntingdon (jumps) – 2.20 – 5.30pm (7 races)

We take a look at all three of the day’s racemeetings and give our Sunday horse racing best bets and tips in every race across each fixture.


2.30 Leopardstown – FAKIERA (3/1, Bet365)
2.50 Huntingdon – OUT THE GLEN (5/1, William Hill)
3.05 Leopardstown – MENGLI KHAN (2/1, William Hill)
3.15 Sedgefield – HARD TO FORGET (15/8, Paddy Power)
4.20 Sedgefield – ECEPARTI (3/1, Ladbrokes)
5.00 Huntingdon – WHITEOAK FLEUR (3/1, Paddy Power)


(2.30 Leopardstown)

FAKIERA (3/1, Bet365) has shaped well in a couple of bumpers either side of a break, including finishing fourth here on his reappearance in December and the Cokoriko gelding shaped with promise as a hurdler when finding only Entoucas too strong at Naas in February.

Gordon Elliott’s charge was beaten five lengths on that occasion and the fourth horse home has done the form little harm with a good effort in defeat since.

He should improve for that experience and every chance he can go one place better here with Davy Russell in the saddle.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Mengli Khan can strike at Leopardstown.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Mengli Khan can strike at Leopardstown.

(3.05 Leopardstown)

MENGLI KHAN (2/1, William Hill) hasn’t won since winning at Punchestown over fences back in Novemebr 2018 but the Lope De Vega gelding could be worth siding with to get back to winning ways.

Gordon Elliott’s charge has been taking in stronger races than this since reverting to timber, twice finishing third in Graded company which latterly includes behind Cilaos Emery at Gowran Park.

This is an easier assignment and assuming this doesn’t come too soon then every chance he can get back on the scoresheet in a race where he sets the standard and he could hold too much firepower for this field of rivals if turning out at his best.

2.00 – Barrington Court
2.30 – Fakiera
3.05 – Mengli Khan
3.35 – Reine Fee
4.10 – Smithscorner
4.40 – Anibale Fly
5.10 – Homme D’un Soir


(3.15 Sedgefield)

Winning hurdler HARD TO FORGET (15/8, Paddy Power) has taken well to chasing, winning two of his four starts over the larger obstacles with successes at Hereford and Plumpton by wide margins.

Henry Oliver’s charge was an early casualty back at the latter venue when contesting the Sussex National, sent off favourite for that race but blundering and unseating his rider at the third fence. However it could be worth forgiving him that effort and he is capable of better here.

He is still unexposed as a chaser after just four starts and if none the worse for that recent mishap then he could go close here.

(4.20 Sedgefield)

ECEPARTI (3/1, Ladbrokes) has been in good fettle since returning from more than eight months off, winning at Chepstow and Wetherby in November and making the frame in his last two outings which includes when denied only by a head behind Cap Du Nord at Fakenham.

The Enrique gelding didn’t aid his cause that day by hanging left and bumping the winner late, but he finished four lengths clear of the third and a 2lbs rise in the weights is offset by his rider’s 5lbs claim.

Heavy ground shouldn’t present too much of a problem and treated as if still in form he can make his presence felt here.

2.10 – Roxyfet
2.40 – Strong Glance
3.15 – Hard To Forget
3.45 – Duty Girl
4.20 – Eceparti
4.50 – Crackdeloust

Sunday horse racing best bets. Sedgefield are racing on Sunday.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Sedgefield are racing on Sunday.


(2.50 Huntingdon)

OUT THE GLEN (5/1, William Hill) has been given a break since scoring at Ffos Las back in December to follow up a previous win over course and distance.

Debra Hamer’s Millenary gelding has improved for the switch to handicapping, winning both starts and he ran out a relatively cosy winner latest over Ring The Moon. That form looks fair and while he’s been hit with a 7lbs rise in the weights for that effort he could have more to offer.

A return to a longer trip won’t prove an issue with his earlier Huntingdon success coming over a similar distance; while his latest victory came in heavy ground so these conditions are unlikely to faze him. He looks worth chancing then to land the hat-trick with Paddy Brennan in the saddle again.

(5.00 Huntingdon)

WHITEOAK FLEUR (3/1, Paddy Power) has only finished out of the frame once in her six starts over hurdles to date and Donald McCain’s charge could be worth siding with here to get off the mark.

The Black Sam Bellamy mare latterly finished four lengths’ runner-up behind Order Of Thistle at Musselburgh when racing in a first-time hod. She was no match for the easy winner, but she did pull well clear of the third horse home.

This looks slightly easier and she ought to be involved again although she may ideally want quicker ground than she’ll get here. Nevertheless, she can give a good account and no surprise to see her going close.

2.20 – Isolate
2.50 – Out The Glen
3.25 – Lies About Milan
3.55 – Oscar Wilde
4.30 – Bon Calvados
5.00 – Whiteoak Fleur
5.30 – Fortunate Fred