Sunday horse racing best bets – Tips for the day’s UK racemeetings

Chelmsford host one of two all-weather meetings, and three across the UK on Thursday.Chelmsford host one of two all-weather meetings, and three across the UK on Thursday.

Sunday horse racing best bets

Horse racing fans have four more meetings going to post on Sunday to puzzle over where there is action on the flat and we’ve picked out our Sunday horse racing best bets.

Punters on Sunday have more horse racing action to puzzle over with four meetings going to post across the UK on the flat where 28 races in all will head to post. There’s also action elsewhere in Ireland where it is day two of Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh.

At home though the afternoon action comes from the meetings at Musselburgh, Bath and Haydock on turf, while Chelmsford race on their all-weather surface. The ITV Racing cameras will be on hand at Haydock and Musselburgh to cover the best of the action.

We’ve looked over all of the day’s fixtures going to post to pick out our Sunday horse racing best bets.


3:10 Chelmsford – Live Streaming Every UK Race Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 7f

LEAD STORY has been largely running well in defeat on turf where the New Bay filly has made the frame in four of her last five starts and Karl Burke’s charge could be worth chancing back on the all-weather.

A Lingfield winner back in March her most recent effort came over one mile where she was beaten three lengths into third behind Spirit Of The Bay, running on, and that form has been franked since with the winner going in again while the runner-up and fifth horses home have both posted efforts in the frame.

She has shown she can handle polytrack and the return to seven furlongs might prove a positive as she bids to get back on track where first-time cheekpieces might help bring out some improvement.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Karl Burke can turn out a winner on the card at Chelmsford.

Sunday horse racing best bets. Karl Burke can turn out a winner on the card at Chelmsford.

3:37 Musselburgh – Watch Racing TV Now Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 5f

GLORY FIGHTER might be worth giving a chance to bounce back to winning form having won here last October and Iain Jardine’s charge has been running quite well in defeat this season, finding only one too good at Carlisle over this trip when last seen out.

The Kyllachy gelding was beaten less than one length on that occasion behind Sound Reason, run down late by the winner and the form is solid enough with a subsequent winner behind coming out of the race.

He was a three-time winner last term which includes that latest success from 2lbs higher in the weights and with the easing ground no issue he looks one to be interested in here as one who can make his presence felt.

4:30 Bath – Sky Sports Racing Bath Summer Series Stayers’ Final Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 1m6f

HIDDEN DEPTHS has a good record at this track and Neil Mulholland’s charge might be able to notch up another success here.

The Dark Angel gelding has posted all three of his career wins over this course and distance and performed admirably over hurdles during the last jumps season; he’s carried on his good form back on the flat this term where he finished third at Nottingham before getting back on the winning trail over C&D two starts ago.

Only fourth next time here under a penalty the race might have come too soon and he had a recent spin following a break in Jersey two weeks ago so should be spot on for this and racing from 2lbs lower here than when last seen in July he can go well under Tom Marquand.

4:35 Haydock – Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Sprint Series Qualifier) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f

ANCIENT TIMES could be worth siding with here having won two of his last three starts and Hayley Turner can get another tune out of Harry Eustace’s charge having partnered the Exceed and Excel gelding to both those wins.

The latest of those came when running out a narrow winner over Marlay Park at Epsom last month, helping to force the pace and running on well from two out to register the win although he did get the run of the race on that occasion and this will be tougher upped 3lbs and facing more competition for the lead.

But the runner-up and third from that last win have both franked the form since and still relatively low-mileage he may have more to offer and there’d be no surprise in seeing him go close again here.

Sunday horse racing best bets. In-form Hayley Turner can get amongst the winners at Haydock.

Sunday horse racing best bets. In-form Hayley Turner can get amongst the winners at Haydock.

5:20 Musselburgh – Sky Bet Musselburgh Gold Cup Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 2m

THE VEGAS RAIDER has been in rude health on the all-weather in recent weeks, twice making the frame at Chelmsford before going in there in August and following up at the same track on his first crack at two miles where he was impressive in dishing out a six lengths’ defeat of Eagle One.

Michael Bell’s charge takes a big step back up in class from that Class 6 contest but he isn’t alone in that regard and the 8lbs rise in the weights he has been hit with for that facile win has been partly offset by Billy Garritty’s claim.

Further improvement certainly can’t be ruled out returning to turf and he can post a big run in pursuit of his hat-trick of wins.

5:30 Haydock – Sky Bet Sunday Series Nursery Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Qualifier) Cl4 (2yo 0-80) 7f

ST ANDREW’S CASTLE had won on debut at Ayr back in June, beating Stromboli by a nose and showing a good attitude but the Iffraaj colt couldn’t back up that win next time out at Thirsk in novice company where he finished fourth although only beaten just over one length.

The winner of that race has come out and won since though and he shaped as if he may benefit from a stiffer test given how he finished off that race so this extra furlong ought to suit on that evidence and he can improve again tackling a handicap now.

With a stronger pace likely here he ought to make his presence felt and a mark of 79 looks workable so no surprise to see a big run from Iain Jardine’s charge.

6:25 Haydock – Sky Bet Sunday Series Middle Distance Handicap (A Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Qualifier) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2½f

YORKSHIRE LADY looks to be going the right way judging by recent starts and the Ripon winner can follow up her most recent success where she won a shade comfortably at Sandown last month.

The Mukhadram filly had been in fair form inbetween those victories, twice making the frame including at this venue when only beaten one length and she readily picked up one who had got first run on her last time out.

She’s up 6lbs here and tackles a new trip, but on the evidence of her latest start she ought to stay and she can continue her improvement to win again.