Sunday ITV Racing best bets – Live TV tips for Goodwood and Perth
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action on Sunday with seven live races from Goodwood and Perth. We look over the day’s TV action and reveal our Sunday ITV Racing best bets.
After some excellent action on Saturday on ITV Racing the cameras continue to roll on Sunday with live TV racing from two fixtures, taking in the best of the racing at Goodwood and Perth.
The feature of the day at Goodwood is the Group Three Supreme Stakes; while over the sticks at Perth it is Perth Gold Cup day and the competitive handicap chase spearheads the day’s racing at the Scone venue over the sticks.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand again to give their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis across the day’s televised action and Brian Healy gives his race-by-race Sunday ITV Racing best bets for Goodwood and Perth.
SUNDAY ITV RACING BEST BETS – LIVE TV TIPS FOR GOODWOOD & PERTH
1:50 Goodwood – Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m4f
ICE SPRITE is progressing well, finding another chunk of improvement to strike in soft ground at Windsor earlier in the month and William Haggas’ charge can follow up here to land a hat-trick of successes.
The Zoffany filly is 2-2 in handicaps, scoring latterly by just over one length from Gonna Dancealot and there could be more to come from her with these testing conditions no issue.
The handicapper has hit her with a 6lbs rise in the weights following that success, but she is clearly one going the right way and she could still be ahead of her mark given the way she won last time in what was a messy affair.
Open to further progress she can make her presence felt in this contest and every chance she can land her hat-trick here.
2:05 Perth – bet365 Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 2m
Lightly-raced SCARDURA shaped well on his reappearance and switch to the larger obstacles to find only Longhouse Sale too good at Stratford last month and with that outing and experience under his belt the Stowaway gelding can get off the mark.
Nigel Hawke’s charge was a Taunton winner over hurdles and he was denied by little over one length on his chase debut where he attempted to make all. A mistake at the last fence where he landed awkwardly probably put paid to his chance, but he kept on well to nab the silver medal and the form has been boosted with the winner and third both scoring since.
There may be better to come from him in this sphere and he can make his presence felt to open his chase win account with improvement anticipated.
2:25 Goodwood – Ladbrokes Giving Extra Places Every Day Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f
Course and distance winner ATALANTAS BOY has won on heavy ground in the past and could be the answer here where David Menuisier’s charge can bounce back from a disappointing run in the Stewards’ Cup during Glorious Goodwood.
The Paco Boy gelding was a winner on his return to action at Chelmsford in June, almost following up at Windsor later that month when caught on the line behind Arcanada and succumbing by only a neck. He had the reopposing Chairmanoftheboard in arrears that day and meets that one on better terms so can confirm places with that one.
His latest run in the Stewards’ Cup can be taken with a pinch of salt as he fell out of the boxes and blew the start completely having reared as the stalls opened. He beat only two home but was never given a hard time with all chance lost at the start and he’s better than that.
The handicapper has eased him 2lbs in the weights and he’s proven here and on the surface so it wouldn’t surprise if he were to leave that latest performance well behind with a much better effort this time around.
2:40 Perth – bet365 Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m4f
IMPERIAL ELYSIAN found a chunk of improvement in the early months of 2020, registering wins at Huntingdon and Kempton, and Fergal O’Brien’s charge returned from six months off to land a hat-trick of successes with a ready win at Southwell latest.
The Kalanisi gelding ran out a comfortable five lengths’ victor that day over Higgs and he could yet have further progress to come given the way in which he landed that latest success.
While the handicapper certainly hasn’t missed him with an 11lbs rise in the weights his progress is chanced to continue and he can register further success here under Paddy Brennan.
3:00 Goodwood – Ladbrokes Get Your Daily Odds Boost Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-100) 1m2f
The ground might have been too quick for ITS GOOD TO LAUGH when the Tamayuz gelding disappointed at Sandown; but back on a slower surface Clive Cox’s charge could be worth chancing to bounce back.
A Ffos Las winner last August, he has twice found only one too good in soft and heavy ground, latterly when denied only by a nose behind Louganini at Haydock. Headed in the last stride on that occasion the front pair had pulled five lengths clear of the third horse home who has won since and he remains progressive despite his latest disappointing run.
Proven ability to handle the softer ground is an obvious bonus given the underfoot conditions and the handicapper has eased him 1lb in the weights. Assuming he can bounce back from that lesser run last time out then he could go close here.
3:15 Perth – bet365 Sam Morshead Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 3m
Consistent AS YOU LIKE looks the one to side with here and Jonjo O’Neill’s charge has only once finished out of the frame in 14 chase starts. Five of those have been wins which include his latest outing when making his reappearance at Southwell last month and the Beneficial gelding can follow up.
He won readily that day, held up early before leading two out and coming clear. The handicapper has only pushed him up 4lbs for that win which might underestimate him still and he’s won both over this trip and in similar ground so there’s plenty to like about his claims.
This is a bit more competitive but he’s rarely out of the money and he should continue to remain competitive. It wouldn’t be a big shock to see him in the mix at the business end of the contest where he can collect a big prize for leading connections.
3:35 Goodwood – Ladbrokes Supreme Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f
D’BAI had the reopposing Happy Power in arrears when scoring at Haydock on his penultimate start and the Godolphin runner can uphold that form while getting back on the scoresheet.
Charlie Appleby’s charge has kept good company this term since returning from a lengthy absence, running well despite looking in need of the outing at Haydock in June behind Space Blues and then getting to within a length of that rival next time at Longchamp.
The Dubawi gelding has subsequently struck back at Haydock in similar conditions to these, while his latest outing at this venue saw him finish just over three lengths’ sixth to Space Blues in the Lennox Stakes where he was possibly given too much to do although he finished off the race well.
This represents a drop in class back into a Group Three contest and he can continue to make his presence felt at this level with the ground no issue so every chance he can come out on top here.