Sunday horse racing tips – Best bets at Carlisle and Chepstow
Sunday horse racing tips and best bets at Carlisle and Chepstow
The 2021 Cheltenham Festival is now in the rear-view mirror and Sunday’s racing action is much more mundane with just two meetings heading to post. We’ve picked out our Sunday best bets at Carlisle and Chepstow as we bid to get amongst the winners.
Only two fixtures head to post in the UK over the course of Sunday with jumps racing action at Carlisle and Kempton and both meetings look decent although not the quality we came to expect last week at the Cheltenham Festival.
Nevertheless some decent operators are on show across both fixtures and we’ve looked over each of the day’s jumps racing cards to pick out our Sunday best bets at Carlisle and Chepstow. All prices correct at time of publication.
SUNDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT CARLISLE AND CHEPSTOW
2:35 Chepstow – BioWave Smarter Pain Blocking Technology Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-110) 2m7½f
ON CALL was a fair sort when trained in Ireland by Joseph O’Brien prior to having a spell in the point-to-point ranks ahead of a move to this yard. A couple of hurdles runs for his new trainer didn’t promise much but since going chasing back from a break he’s looked better and the Flemensfirth gelding can get off the mark over fences.
Fourth at Hereford in February on his chase debut for Grace Harris he wore cheekpieces for the first time when finishing third behind Hawk’s Well at Newbury latest and the handicapper has dropped him 3lbs for that run.
This isn’t the strongest of races and it is still relatively early in his chase career so he could yet improve and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him involved here back up in distance.
2:55 Carlisle – Watch Irish Racing On RacingTV Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 2m1f
ELYSIAN FLAME was a fairly useful sort on the flat and while he’s yet to open his account over hurdles he has kept some good company and the Champs Elysees gelding can finally get off the mark in this discipline.
Last term saw him come up against the likes of Botox Haas and Allmankind in his starts and this term he’s twice found only one too good at Kelso and Exeter before finishing a solid third to Bear Ghylls at Exeter latest; that rival went on to contest the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle while the runner-up has finished third in both subsequent starts in stronger races than this.
The handicapper has left him untouched in the ratings following that latest run and this contest could provide Mick Easterby’s charge with a decent opportunity to make the breakthrough eased back in grade.
3:25 Carlisle – Aglionby Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Leg 4 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series) Cl2 (10yo+ 0-150) 3m½f
CAPTAIN CHAOS has been resurgent since the blinkers went back on, finishing a gallant fourth in a Grade Three contest at Warwick prior to resuming winning ways at Ascot latest in a Listed contest and Dan Skelton’s charge could prove a tough nut to crack here.
The Golan gelding jumped for fun at the Berkshire track when last seen where he made every yard of the running and while he was being run down late on he had enough in the tank to prevail having been kicked clear off the home bend.
The handicapper has hit him with a 5lbs rise for that success which leaves him with a little more to do; but this small field scenario could make him hard to beat where he can boss rivals from the front while he also doesn’t meet the same calibre of opposition as last time.
Assuming that hard race hasn’t left a mark on the ten-year old he ought to have a big say here and he can strike again for his in-form yard.
4:15 Chepstow – BioWaveGO Wave Goodbye To Pain Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 2m3½f
OUR DOT’S BABY bounced back to form at Newbury earlier this month when outpointing the useful Song Of The Hunter at Newbury and assuming Andy Irvine’s charge is none the worse for that recent effort she might be able to follow up here.
The Helissio mare took advantage of her sliding mark to score by almost four lengths and while she’s 8lbs higher here she is still well-treated on her old form if able to back up that recent return to form.
She won off a mark of 123 as a novice where she also contested at Grade Two and Listed level and while she might not be at that level now she could turn in a bold showing here to add to her win tally now she’s got her head back in front.
4:30 Carlisle – Carlisle Handicap Chase Cl3 (5yo+ 0-125) 2m4f
Laura Morgan has got a big tune out of OVERWORKDUNDERPAID with the Getaway gelding winning three of his four starts for this yard since being fitted with a visor and that good run could continue despite being hit with another hike up the weights for his latest success.
Formerly with Charlie Longsdon he’s posted wins for this yard at Hexham, Warwick and Leicester latterly where he ran out a comfortable six lengths’ victor over Top And Drop who was in turn almost twenty lengths clear of the third.
That one ran well next time to give the form a boost and the manner of the selection’s latest win suggested there was still something more in the tank. He got the longer trip really well the last day but is fully effective at this distance and he ought to continue to give a good account so no surprise if he were to collect again here.