Sunday racing best bets – Jumps racing tips for Kelso and Uttoxeter

Sunday racing best bets. Kelso and Uttoxeter stage the day's racing meetings.Sunday racing best bets. Kelso and Uttoxeter stage the day's racing meetings.

Sunday racing best bets over the sticks

Sunday’s UK horse racing action is much more low-key compared to Saturday’s bumper fixture list and just two meetings go to post over the sticks; we’ve picked out our Sunday racing best bets and tips for the day’s action.

Punters have just two meetings to ponder over on Sunday where both of the day’s fixtures go to post over the jumps with meetings at Kelso and Uttoxeter.

15 races in all will unfold across the two scheduled meetings and our tipping team has picked out their Sunday racing best bets over the sticks at both of the day’s meetings.


2:12 Uttoxeter – Bresbet Bet £30 Get £5 Daily Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 2m6½f

Point-to-point winner WRITTENINTHESAND has been in better form since returning from wind surgery and a break, getting off the mark at Market Rasen in August when equipped with a tongue-tie and cheekpieces and running out a two lengths’ victor over More Buck’s.

Tom George’s charge ran well in defeat next time when finding only Mister Tickle too strong at Fontwell last month, beaten three lengths having possibly been stretched by the distance on that last occasion.

That form was boosted when the winner struck again on Friday and the handicapper has eased him 1lb following that last run. He could do better back over a shorter trip and if brushing up somewhat on his jumping then he can get back on the scoresheet here.

Sunday racing best bets. Trainer Tom George can saddle a winner on the card at Uttoxeter.

Sunday racing best bets. Trainer Tom George can saddle a winner on the card at Uttoxeter.

2:30 Kelso – RacingTV 100% Profits Returned To Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m7½f

DO NOT DISTURB arrives here on a hat-trick of wins and Rose Dobbin’s charge can oblige punters here.

The Mahler gelding has largely been in good form this year, scoring at Ayr in March and finishing runner-up at Perth in April before registering a brace of wins at this venue in May, latterly running out a ready winner from Gwencily Berbas.

Back from four months off he has a further 5lbs rise in the weights to contend with here, but he is capable of better still and is likely to get a soft again so he could prove hard to peg back if allowed to cut loose in front.

3:22 Uttoxeter – Barry And Lynda Edwards Golden Anniversary Handicap Hurdle (Div II) Cl5 (3yo+ 0-100) 2m

Little recent winning form on show so it might be worth chancing on GAIA VALLIS to get back to winning ways having found only one too good back over hurdles at Fontwell last month and the Saint Des Saints mare can go one better this time.

David Bridgwater’s charge had won at that venue in March over fences but his form since had been patchy until turning in that better effort latest over the smaller obstacles where he was beaten only two length by Glimpse Of Gala.

She returns to the handicap ranks here and a repeat of that last run might prove good enough in what looks a fairly weak race.

3:40 Kelso – NSPCC School Service Simply Ned Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 2m1f

KING D’ARGENT proved highly progressive over fences last term, winning three times and adding a jumpers’ bumper victory to his haul.

The last of those wins came when routing the useful Benatar at Warwick in March, scoring by eight lengths and he lost little caste in defeat when possibly not seen to best effect at Ayr behind Theinval in the Listed Scotty Brand Chase.

His cause wasn’t helped on that occasion by a late mistake over the final obstacle but this is a slightly easier assignment and he’s still unexposed as a chaser. Assuming he’s fit to go on his first run back from almost six months off the track then the Kendargent gelding can get back to winning ways for his top yard.

Sunday racing best bets. Trainer Dan Skelton can get amongst the winners at Kelso.

Sunday racing best bets. Trainer Dan Skelton can get amongst the winners at Kelso.

4:00 Uttoxeter – Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 2m

MILKWOOD developed into a smart hurdler last term, finishing third in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and landing the Scottish Champion hurdle with an impressive victory over Anna Bunina amongst some very good performances and Neil Mulholland’s charge can make a successful transition to chasing.

The Dylan Thomas gelding finished runner-up when last seen in the Galway Hurdle where he found only Saldier too strong by two lengths and if taking to this sphere then he could prove hard to beat if he can translate his hurdles form over the larger obstacles.

This is no easy task and cases can made for a few of his rivals, but he does bring the strongest hurdles form into this race which while not always a barometer to success over fences marks him out as one to watch. He could do even better in this sphere and he can make his presence felt.