Sunday horse racing tips – Best bets at Wetherby and Salisbury
Sunday horse racing tips and best bets 25 April
A quiet day of horse racing action with just two meetings heading to post across the UK and we’ve picked out our Sunday horse racing tips and best bets on each card.
Following on from some dramatic Saturday action at Sandown to bring the curtain down on the jumps racing season there are just two meetings taking place on Sunday with fixtures on the flat at Wetherby and Salisbury.
Across both of the day’s meetings there will be 15 races taking place and we’ve looked over both racecards going to post to pick out our Sunday horse racing tips.
SUNDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT WETHERBY & SALISBURY
2:10 Wetherby – racingtv.com Fillies’ Novice Stakes Cl5 (3yo+) 1m2f
NOON STAR looks a typical improver for Sir Michael Stoute this term and the Galileo filly showed up well in two runs last campaign, building on a promising debut to open her account at Nottingham in November.
That form has been boosted by the runner-up winning next time and the well-bred sort could have more to come stepping up in trip on his reappearance.
The quicker ground here should present no issue and while the yard hasn’t really found its’ stride yet she looks one to keep onside this campaign as she’s looked potentially smart in her two runs to date and may improve.
2:40 Wetherby – Royal Pigeon Racing Association Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 1m
COSMOS RAJ has been steadily progressive on the all-weather this term, finishing in the frame in his last three starts and most recently finding only one too good at Kempton earlier in the month.
David O’Meara’s charge steps up in trip on his turf debut and he could improve to get off the mark having been raised just 1lb for that silver medal finish last time.
This doesn’t look a particularly strong race and Danny Tudhope rides so it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see the pair going close.
3:00 Salisbury – Whitsbury Manor Stud Novice Stakes (Div I) Cl5 (3yo) 7f
GREAT NEWS makes his racecourse debut and it could be a winning one for the Shamardal colt who carries the powerful Godolphin silks.
The three-year old is a well-related sort out of a Group One winning mare and Saeed bin Suroor’s charge makes a lot of appeal in what should be an informative contest.
Support in the betting market could point the way and given connections it wouldn’t be much of a shock if he were to make a successful debut.
4:30 Salisbury – Byerley Stud Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 1m4f
BRASCA has won three times in a light career, the latest of which came at Chelmsford back in September 2019; but he’s also a past winner on turf and he returned from a long absence to show he retained all his ability when finding only one too good at Wolverhampton last month.
Ralph Beckett’s charge was entitled to have needed that run but he’ll surely strip fitter for the outing and he’s had the thick end of a month off to recover so it would be no surprise to see the Nathaniel gelding go one better here from a handicap mark that remains workable.
He’s back on grass which will be no issue and he’s still relatively unexposed; the likely strong pace to this race should also suit and he can post a big run if building on that promising reappearance.
5:00 Salisbury – AJN Steelstock Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-60) 1m4f
RWANDA MIST showed improved form switching to handicaps on his seasonal reappearance at Chelmsford earlier in the month, crossing the line in third behind Realist having been hampered.
George Scott’s charge was beaten around five lengths but he shaped as if he’d appreciate a stiffer test and given it was his first run in more than eight months he should strip fitter for this latest outing.
There could be better to come with this longer trip a possible source of improvement and he can make his presence felt if progressing on the back of his recent outing.
5:10 Wetherby – wetherbyracing.co.uk Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 1m6f
KABUTO has hit the crossbar on each of his last three starts, most recently beaten less than one length by King Viktor at Southwell earlier in April and the Helmet gelding can open his win account here.
Michael Appleby’s charge has improved for a stiffer test of stamina since being sent handicapping and this even longer trip could bring about even more improvement.
He was giving Brian Ellison’s reopposing rival 22lbs when only narrowly denied last time and he has a 5lbs pull this time around in his favour which can see him turn the tables, while Tom Marquand is an eye-catching jockey booking.
Assuming he takes to turf then he ought to go well and every chance he can get off the mark.