Sunday horse racing tips 13 June – Best bets at Salisbury and Doncaster
Sunday best bets at Salisbury and Doncaster
Only two horse racing meetings head to post for the day’s action and we’ve picked out our best bets at Salisbury and Doncaster.
After a busy Sunday of horse racing across the UK it is a much more sedate Sunday with just two meetings heading to post on the flat where there is racing from both Doncaster and Salisbury which features Listed action with the Cathedral Stakes.
Across both of the day’s meetings there will be 14 races unfolding throughout the afternoon and we’ve looked over the action on Sunday to pick out our tips and best bets at Salisbury and Doncaster.
SUNDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT SALISBURY & DONCASTER
2:38 Salisbury – Yew Tree Inn Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 5f
ROSE HIP has a decent strikerate, winning six of her 16 outings and making the frame on a number of occasions and the Acclamation mare looks worth chancing to follow up her most recent victory at Windsor last month.
Tony Carroll’s charge struck by just over one length on that occasion from Spoof, overcoming a slow start but keeping on well late to score under Tom Marquand and the pair have built up a good rapport together with the rider having been on board for all six of her wins.
A 4lbs rise in the weights for that latest success applies a bit more pressure, but with Marquand again in the saddle she could turn in another big run here and there’d be no surprise to see her going close.
2:45 Doncaster – Visit attheraces.com/marketmovers Maiden Stakes Cl5 (3yo+) 1m4f
LINE OF DESCENT produced a solid debut performance at this venue back in March, running a very creditable third to Too Friendly where having raced green early he got better as the race progressed and he was keeping on well although not given too hard an introduction in that first run.
Simon Crisford’s charge wore a hood on that occasion although the headgear is dispensed with this time; but the Nathaniel gelding ought to improve for that initial experience and stepping up in distance for this second run he could well do better with a run under his belt.
The form of that debut run is working out quite well however with the race-winner since tried in Listed company while the runner-up has won both starts since as well as the fifth horse also going on to score a subsequent win so there’s reason to suspect there could be more to come from the selection who can improve for that debut experience to go close here.
3:15 Doncaster – Download The Free At The Races App Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 5f
CASPIAN PRINCE is very much in his veteran years but the twelve-year old remains a capable sprinter and is always dangerous to overlook; Michael Appleby’s charge could pop up here with a win despite not being at his best in recent outings.
The Dylan Thomas gelding struck his last win at Yarmouth last September in a stronger race than this and having wintered in Dubai where he ran three times without success he’s not been the same force in two starts back in the UK, latterly beaten seven lengths at Pontefract behind Mondammej.
That isn’t bad form however given the winner has won since in the competitive Epsom Dash, while the race-winner was a close third to Copper Knight in a valuable York contest and the veteran takes an ease in class here into a Class 3 contest where he’s also been dropped 2lbs in the handicap.
He hasn’t been this low in the weights for a long time and he could prove hard to peg back taking on five rivals in this lesser grade.
3:38 Salisbury – British Stallion Studs EBF Cathedral Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
KHAADEM is taken to get his career on track having failed to replicate his devastating performance in the 2019 Stewards’ Cup where the Dark Angel entire blitzed a big field and turned a competitive handicap into a procession, looking a Group horse in the process.
Things haven’t gone to plan for Charlie Hills’ star although to be fair to him he has contested Group Ones since and two of those came in ground that wouldn’t have suited. Faced with a better surface he’s posted better efforts in finishing fourth twice at Ascot and Newmarket last term in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and July Cup respectively.
Having looked in need of his run at Meydan in March he wouldn’t have been suited by heavy ground again at Haydock last month, but he can do better back on quicker ground and this could be a decent opportunity for him to land a confidence-boosting success.
3:45 Doncaster – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m
JEBEL DUKHAN could be another handicap improver for the shrewd Sir Mark Prescott operation and the Exceed and Excel gelding could get off the mark here.
He’s shown promise in all three starts in novice and maiden company, finding only one too good at Southwell back in October and returning from more than 200 days off with a near-miss behind Red Mirage at Chelmsford latest last month where he was denied only by a half-length.
He switches now to the handicap ranks where he also tackles turf for the first time and there could be more in the locker despite having looked a tricky ride in past runs.
Now tried with cheekpieces here which may help him to better focus he could post a big run for a yard which has no equal in plotting handicap touches and there’d be no surprise in seeing him going very close here.
5:10 Salisbury – Graham Fitch & Jane Webling Thank NHS Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 1m4f
SPIRIT MIXER is yet to get off the mark in six career runs, but the Frankel gelding has made the frame in all three starts this term and Andrew Balding’s charge can continue his race-by-race progress and strike a first win here.
Two of those placed efforts came on the all-weather, but he was far from disgraced latest over ten furlongs here last month behind Komore and Dual Identity and there could be more to come from him as he goes up in trip here.
That was a stronger race than this and he should benefit from these considerably calmer waters back in the handicap ranks so could prove a tough nut to crack this time around; he can open his account if continuing his progression and no surprise to see the well-bred sort heavily involved at the finish.