Sunday horse racing best bets – Tips for Salisbury, Newmarket and Hamilton
Sunday horse racing best bets 2 May
After a busy few days of horse racing action the Sunday fixture list is more sedate but no less short on quality and we’ve picked out our Sunday horse racing best bets for the day’s meetings.
We’ve had some top class horse racing action going to post over the course of the week with action at home and in Ireland; while Sunday’s fixture list is less hectic with only three meetings scheduled to go to post there is still plenty of classy horse racing action taking place on the day.
The feature race of the day is the Qipco 1000 Guineas which dominates proceedings on the flat at Newmarket, while there are further fixture on the level at Hamilton and Salisbury and all three fixtures feature on the day’s ITV Racing broadcast.
We’ve looked over Sunday’s trio of horse racing fixtures to pick out our Sunday horse racing best bets and tips.
SUNDAY HORSE RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR SALISBURY, NEWMARKET & HAMILTON
1:50 Newmarket – Back And Lay On Betfair Exchange Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m4f
GLOBAL STORM has gained both his career wins at this venue and Charlie Appleby’s charge might be worth chancing to get back on the winning trail having been sharpened up by a recent run at Meydan where he finished midfield in a valuable handicap.
The Night Of Thunder gelding struck his last win here last June when getting the better of Arthurian Fable, after which he was third to Highland Chief under a penalty at Royal Ascot in the Golden Gates Handicap.
On bare form with reopposing Zabeel Champion he has five lengths to make up with that rival from their clash here last July; but he was giving that rival 10lbs and has a significant pull this time around with that rival who despite being progressive might be vulnerable here as a result.
The yard was in good form on Saturday here and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him build on that Meydan outing to get back on the scoresheet here.
2:35 Salisbury – British EBF/AJN Steelstock “Supporting UK Construction” Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl4 (3yo) 1m4f
OMAN built on his debut to make the frame on each of his three subsequent outings last term and Ralph Beckett’s charge can take another forward step to get off the mark here.
The Australia gelding was last seen finishing third behind Act Of Wisdom in a stronger race than this at Newmarket back in October, beaten four lengths; but he was possibly unsuited by heavy ground and back on a quicker surface he can do better.
He’s only been raised 1lb for that outing as he makes his return from more than six months off and his fitness here has to be taken on trust as he goes up further in trip. The yard though are in good form and he could have further improvement to come with the extra yardage expected to suit.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to see a big effort here and he can get off the mark now.
2:40 Hamilton – MansionBet Beaten By A Head Buttonhook Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m5f
ALRIGHT SUNSHINE struggled in better races last term, but he had been progressive in 2019 where he won four times on the flat and made the frame on three other occasions as well as win a bumper.
Keith Dalgleish’s charge has been hurdling this year, twice making the frame and the Casamento gelding might be worth chancing back on the flat having been eased 2lbs for that run and now fitted with blinkers for the first time.
Billy Garritty can take a further 3lbs off his back leaving him effectively 3lbs below his last winning mark and he can go well here.
3:45 Salisbury – AJN Steelstock “Your Perfect Partner” Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 7f
ISOLA ROSSA has yet to race on turf but the Iffraaj filly has shown useful form on the all-weather, winning at Lingfield back in November and making a satisfactory return to action at Kempton last month following almost five months off.
That was over six furlongs and James Fanshawe’s charge possibly found the trip too sharp; however it will have served to sharpen her up and returning to this longer trip could bring about some improvement now she tackles turf and heading into handicaps.
A mark of 81 may not overfaze her and with the potential for improvement to come she could be worth chancing to progress and get back to winning ways here.
3:55 Hamilton – MansionBet Watch And Bet Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 1m3f
PUCKLE scored back-to-back victories at Beverley last August and while the Poet’s Voice filly disappointed in a couple of subsequent outings she has bounced back to form either side of a break where she’s made the frame at both Newcastle and Beverley.
Mark Johnston’s charge ran well on her return on the latter occasion, beaten around two lengths by Regal Mirage and shaping as if he’d be better for the run. That form wasn’t done any harm when the winner finished runner-up next time and the selection could do better now she’s had a run.
Eased slightly in the weights she placed off this mark on the all-weather and now stepped up in trip she could find another jolt of improvement so looks worth chancing for her in-form yard to get back on the scoresheet.
4:15 Newmarket – Betfair British EBF Maiden Stakes (GBB Race) Cl3 (2yo) 5f
BERKSHIRE PHOENIX was fancied to do better than he eventually did on debut at Bath last month with the Andrew Balding-trained Bungle Inthejungle gelding only finishing fourth of seven runners behind Vaunted.
However he was very green on that occasion and may have been intimidated by being squeezed for room early before running on late. He’ll certainly know more this time around and he could build on that performance.
He had a subsequent winner behind – albeit a seller – but he showed enough ability amid his inexperience to suggest he could do better and likely to improve for that debut he could prove a different proposition now with Oisin Murphy taking over.