Sunday Racing Tips over the sticks – Best bets at Ffos Las and Sandown
Sunday racing best bets over the sticks
Just two meetings head to post over jumps in the afternoon and our tipping team pick out their Sunday racing best bets over the sticks.
After a hectic Saturday of action around the UK and the Breeders Cup in the United States we head into Sunday where there’s a definite change of pace with just two planned meetings over the sticks going to post.
Sandown and Ffos Las are the fixtures in question featuring 13 races between them including Listed action at the first-named track as well as the latest leg of the veteran’s chase series.
Our tipping team has taken a look over the day’s action and highlight their Sunday racing best bets over the sticks and tips at both meetings.
SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS OVER THE STICKS – TIPS FOR SANDOWN & FFOS LAS
1:00 Sandown – Guildford Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m4f
MINELLA TRUMP is on a roll at present with a sequence of five straight wins this term and the Shantou gelding can continue his progression to strike a sixth victory.
Donald McCain’s charge has taken the switch back to chasing in his stride, racking up three wins at Perth and more recently at Sandown when running out a five lengths’ winner over Baron De Middleton and he can compete here from the same mark despite this looking a stronger race.
This will be a little tougher but he’s clearly in the form of his life anda if he carries on here in similar vein then it will take a good one to stop him from going in again.
1:20 Ffos Las – starsports.bet Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m
KEY TO THE MOON might be worth chancing to find some improvement on the back of a good win at Ludlow last month and Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge can progress with that hurdling experience now under his belt.
The Sea The Moon gelding had shaped well in a couple of bumpers prior to making his hurdling debut latest where he raced keenly but saw the race out really well in beating Full Of Light by almost three lengths.
That tendency to race keenly could be a negative now he tackles softer ground, but there’s likely further improvement to come from him and he clearly has a decent engine on him given how he travelled in that contest at the head of affairs.
He could be the pace angle again and if settling better than at Ludlow then he can follow up and no surprise to see him in the mix here.
1:55 Ffos Las – Follow @starsports_bet On Twitter Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 2m
SHAKEM UP’ARRY won over hurdles here twelve months ago over hurdles and it might be worth chancing the Flemensfirth gelding to repeat the dose now tackling fences for the first time back at this venue.
Ben Pauling’s charge was highly tried in the wake of that victory where he largely acquitted himself well, finishing runner-up in the Tolworth Hurdle and eighth in the Betfair Hurdle behind Soaring Glory before running down the field in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival.
Despite those defeats he’s clearly one with decent ability and he could take well to the larger obstacles given his breeding is by Flemensfirth out of a Presenting mare so he has to be of interest tackling this discipline now for a yard which has started the new campaign quite well.
2:45 Sandown – Kingston Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-130) 2m
HUDSON DE GRUGY proved quickly progressive over hurdles following his switch to this yard from France last term, winning twice at this venue in soft and heavy ground before rounding off his campaign upped up trip at Newbury on quicker ground where he finished a gallant third and only beaten one length behind Good Ball.
He had been impressive the time before in beating Global Agreement by the better part of twenty lengths and there could be better to come from him this term where he has scope from this mark given his lightly-raced profile.
A return to this venue and the forecast underfoot conditions are both positives and the yard has been in good form of late so with further improvement anticipated he can make his presence felt here.
3:15 Sandown – Seeyouatmidnight Veterans’ Handicap Chase (Leg 9 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series) Cl2 (10yo+ 0-150) 3m
MR MAFIA has been in solid form of late, winning three of his last four starts and the Zerpour gelding can continue his winning run here.
Martin Keighley’s charge struck at Market Rasen back in August, beating Wishfull Thinking to end a losing streak stretching back almost two years; he ran well in defeat subsequently behind the same rival at Bangor but has won both starts since at Fontwell and Wincanton by an aggregate 47 lengths although one of those was a match.
The handicapper has hit him with a 8lbs rise which makes life tougher for the 12-year old as he races from a career-high mark; but given his current vein of form he could prove tough to beat again and he can add another win to his tally.
3:40 Ffos Las – Star Sports Bet Pipped?! Offer Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-125) 3m
ONEUPMANSHIP has yet to finish out of the frame in any of his starts over hurdles and Jack Barber’s charge registered a breakthrough win when going in at this venue in April; the Mahler gelding can follow up on his reappearance.
He had shown some ability in bumpers during the 2019/20 season, including finishing third to the useful Smurphy Enki at Wincanton and he’s continued to show up well over hurdles since last term, eventually scoring here with a one length defeat of Barely Famous who has won since.
He had chased home a subsequent Grade One winner on his debut over hurdles last term and he’s 1lb lower back in a handicap for his return than when last seen in a handicap so no surprise to see him go well here.