Sunday horse racing best bets – Tips for Salisbury, Perth and Stratford

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Sunday horse racing best bets and tips

Following on from a top class few days’ horse racing action Sunday’s fixture list is a little more low-key and we’ve looked over the day’s action around the country to pick out our Sunday horse racing best bets and tips.

Just three UK horse racing meetings head to post on Sunday across the country and the action is a little more low-key in comparison to what has unfolded over the past few days; nevertheless the Sunday action promises to be competitive with racing both over the sticks and on the flat.

Sunday’s flat racing action comes from Salisbury, while the day’s jumps racing sees fixtures going to post at both Stratford and Perth and 22 races in all will unfold across the day’s trio of meetings.

We’ve looked over the day’s racing action over the sticks and on the flat to pick out our Sunday horse racing best bets and tips.


1:50 Salisbury – Byerley Stud British EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race) (Div I) Cl4 (2yo) 7f

CITY RUNNER turned in a very promising first run at Windsor last month and with that experience under his belt Brian Meehan’s charge can get off the mark at the second attempt.

The Caravaggio colt was slowly away from the stalls and he ran green early but ran on well late without troubling the winner to eventually finish a clear second.

There should be more to come from him with that experience to call upon now and this extra yardage should help him so every chance he can take a forward step on the back of that debut to open his account now.

2:03 Stratford – Ladies Day Is The 18th July Juvenile Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (3yo) 2m½f

BURRISTO’s debut effort over hurdles wasn’t without promise and Fergal O’Brien’s charge looks worth chancing to build on that first run where he can get off the mark now.

The Buratino gelding was fair on the flat although he didn’t manage to get his head in front when trained by Richard Hannon; but he did turn in a number of decent efforts and he proved he got the trip over hurdles on debut so could take a forward step now with that experience under his belt.

He raced freely early in that contest which was his first run in nine months and he possibly found his fitness wasn’t up to the job. However he’ll likely be sharper now and first-time cheekpieces can help him eke out some improvement in this sphere so he looks worth chancing to improve on that debut effort and get off the mark at the second mark.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Fergal O'Brien can saddle a winner at Stratford.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Fergal O’Brien can saddle a winner at Stratford.

3:00 Salisbury – Penang Turf Club Malaysia Novice Stakes Cl5 (3yo+) 7f

YOJAARI shaped with some promise on debut at Chester in May, finishing fifth to Sunset Salute where he looked in need of the run; William Haggas’ charge stepped up on that effort latest to get off the mark at the second attempt, beating Tromso by four lengths in good fashion and the Iffraaj colt can improve again here to follow up.

The form of that win has taken a couple of knocks but he ran out a ready winner that day and he could be a potentially useful sort who can progress again with more experience and every chance he can make his presence felt again to strike another win if the softer ground doesn’t catch him out.


3:13 Stratford – Jonathan Walker Memorial Handicap Hurdle (For The Stratford Summer Salver) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-140) 2m½f

CELESTIAL FORCE bounced back from finding the company too hot in the Swinton Hurdle to strike at Newton Abbot latest and Paul Nicholls’ charge can follow up here.

The Sea The Stars gelding has proven a useful sort over hurdles, winning twice last term following his switch from the level and he was a ready winner latest when beating Byzantine Empire by three lengths where he took up the running over two out before going on to score readily.

He’s only up 4lbs for that success and he can step up again for that effort to follow up here.

4:00 Perth – Horizon Parking Manage Over 3000 Carparks Handicap Chase (For The Perth Silver Cup) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m

MING DYNASTY was a decent sort for Gavin Cromwell prior to a move to Brian Ellison and the King’s Best gelding has been in decent heart for his new yard, resuming winning ways when running out a ten lengths’ winner over Fisher Green at Hexham latest.

He seemed to appreciate a strong pace that day, travelling well into the contest before readily asserting to run out a comfortable winner and a reproduction of that effort ought to be good enough to see him follow up here as he switches to handicapping.

This 125 rating looks very fair given what he’s done thus far over fences and with the potential for better still he looks sure to go close.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Jockey Brian Hughes can get amongst the winners at Perth.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Jockey Brian Hughes can get amongst the winners at Perth.

5:10 Perth – Horizon Parking – UK’s Leading Parking Company Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 2m4f

AMALFI DOUG has a decent record at this venue and could get back to winning ways having found only one too good in each of his last two starts here, both over three miles.

Keith Dalgleish’s charge struck his last win over that trip at this venue in September last year and after a couple of lesser efforts in his first two outings following a break he has finished runner-up in successive starts in the past few weeks latterly when beaten two lengths by Get Out The Gate.

Despite meeting with defeat there he was well clear of the rest and he’s only up 1lb for that effort so he remains handicapped to win on his historic form and he has won off higher in the past.

While he drops back in trip here he should have little problem returning to the lesser distance and he ought to make his presence felt again.