Sunday horse racing best bets – Tips for Fontwell, Perth and York
Sunday horse racing best bets
A quiet day is in store for punters on Sunday with just three fixtures heading to post across the UK and we’ve picked out our Sunday horse racing best bets and tips for the action.
Horse racing fans on Sunday have just three meetings to puzzle over in pursuit of winners where a total of 19 races will unfold across the trio of fixtures where racing takes place both on the flat and over the sticks.
The feature meeting of the day comes from York where the Listed Garrowby Stakes is the main event of the afternoon, while there is jumps racing action on the agenda also from the meetings at Fontwell and Perth.
We’ve looked over the day’s racing around the country and have picked out our Sunday horse racing best bets and tips for the day’s fixtures.
SUNDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR FONTWELL, PERTH & YORK
2:30 Fontwell – Get Hugh Taylor’s Tips On attheraces.com Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m1½f
BIGBADMATTIE might be worth chancing against the likely favourite and Emma Lavelle’s charge can double his win tally here with further improvement expected.
The Big Bad Bob gelding had finished third in an Irish bumper prior to a lengthy absence and although he fell on his return from more than three years away from the track he showed the benefit of that outing to score a shade readily at Worcester in July from Fatique De L’isle.
He won by almost two lengths on that occasion, travelling well in the contest and winning with something to spare which hinted at better to come and the seven-year old could make up for lost time by showing improvement despite his penalty to register a second successive win.
2:55 Perth – Six Perth Wins For Gold Chain Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m
BRIGHT EYED EAGLE is lightly-raced over hurdles and the ex-flat winner can get open his account over hurdles here.
Formerly with Ed Walker for whom he was a winner at Goodwood last June he has had four runs over hurdles this term for Olly Murphy where he’s made the frame on all occasions, latterly beaten around four lengths into third at Cartmel where he possibly just did too much in front and the long run-in might not have helped him.
That form doesn’t look too bad in the context of this race and the Gleneagles gelding could be better suited by this sharper track; in a race that shouldn’t take a great deal of winning he can find some improvement to get off the mark here.
3:05 Fontwell – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m5½f
HE IS A CRACKER showed only moderate form over hurdles but chasing was always likely to bring out better in him given his point-to-point background and the Califet gelding can get off the mark now at the third attempt over the larger obstacles.
Gary Brown’s charge has run well on both outings over fences, making the frame each time in starts at Stratford in recent weeks, latterly finding only one too good in Lawtop Legend over an extreme trip.
This marked drop back in trip is a slight concern given he appeared suited by a thorough test on that occasion, but he did finish third over slightly further than this the time before where he was possibly just given too much to do but finished off the race strongly and the form of that run looks fair.
If he’s not caught out by the shorter trip then he should make his presence felt here and he can go well.
3:45 York – Coopers Marquees British EBF Future Stayers’ Novice Stakes (Sire and Dam-Restricted Race) (GBB Race) Cl3 (2yo) 7f
JUST WONDER was undone by inexperience at Newmarket last month when making his debut, but William Haggas’ charge showed enough to suggest there was better to come and the Siyouni colt can show the benefit of that first run to do better here.
Team Haggas enjoys plenty of success on the Knavesmire and the selection is well-related being a half-brother to a smart performer and he was slowly away on debut before racing green throughout before eventually finishing seventh behind Hafit.
That race is working out well with the runner-up and third both winning since while the race-winner went on to finish runner-up in a Listed contest next time out.
He should be a lot more streetwise this time around and if improving for the run as many from the yard do then he could prove a different proposition now so a much better effort wouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
3:55 Perth – Six Perth Wins For Green Zone Handicap Hurdle (Go North Middle Distance Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-120) 2m4f
GUIDO RENI might be worth chancing to get back on the winning trail and end a losing streak stretching back 14 runs over hurdles and Karl Thornton’s charge should go close.
The Excelebration gelding has flattered to deceive on more than one occasion, often finding little for pressure and he’s not won since scoring at Tipperary back in May 2018. He’s since mixed hurdling and the flat with little success although he has made the frame on a number of occasions which include his last three starts over hurdles and he did make the frame here in July when just beaten by Wise Coco.
Last seen finishing just over two lengths’ third behind My Manekineko at Sligo the Irish raider again found less than looked likely under pressure having jumped the last in contention. He was only a nose behind a subsequent winner however and now partnering with Brian Hughes he could finally end his losing streak back here.
4:20 York – Little Green Rascals Children’s Nurseries Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 2m½f
MASTER MILLINER might be worth chancing here to get back on the scoresheet and Emma Lavelle’s charge can give a good account stepping back up in trip.
The Helmet gelding won his first two starts of the campaign at Goodwood and Salisbury to bring up a hat-trick of wins having also struck at Kempton last November but he’s struggled since to get competitive and was last seen finishing fourth of six runners behind the improving Summer’s Knight at Ffos Las last month.
The handicapper has cut him a bit more slack and he could be suited by this return to two miles so better could be expected from the five-year old now who can bounce back from his lesser recent runs with a better effort this time around.