Sunday racing best bets – Racing tips at Fakenham and Nottingham

Friday horse racing best bets. Tips for the day's flat and jumps racing meetings.Friday horse racing best bets. Tips for the day's flat and jumps racing meetings.

Sunday racing tips at Fakenham and Nottingham

After a busy Saturday of horse racing action there are just two Sunday horse racing fixtures and we’ve picked out our best racing tips at Fakenham and Nottingham.

Only two horse racing fixtures head to post on Sunday across the UK with action both over the sticks and on the flat.

The day’s jumps racing sees action from Fakenham, while on the flat there is a fixture at Nottingham and across both racecards 15 races in all will unfold.

We’ve looked over both fixtures on Sunday to pick out our best racing tips at Fakenham and Nottingham and best bets on each card.


1:15 Nottingham – British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) Cl5 (2yo) 5f

NIGHT CANDLE offered something to work on when finishing fourth in soft ground on debut at Salisbury earlier in the month and with that run and experience under her belt Richard Hannon’s charge can progress here.

The Mehmas filly finished around three lengths adrift of the winner, missing the break and keeping on at only one pace where he looked green. That run should have taught him plenty however and the winner has since run well in defeat in a stronger race.

He is open to improvement and this sort of ground appeared not to inconvenience on that debut so with the likelihood of better to come he gets the vote to get off the mark here.

1:45 Nottingham – Bet At Novice Stakes (Div I) Cl5 (3yo+) 1m½f

NANKEEN looked a decent prospect when making a winning introduction at Windsor earlier in the month, running out a neck victor over Greatgadigan and the Dubawi gelding can build on that success to double up here.

Simon Crisford’s charge did well given he was forced to race out wide and he ran on well for his jockey’s urgings where he hinted at better to come.

He is penalised here but can improve assuming he handles these more testing conditions and he can uphold his perfect record if the mud doesn’t present an issue. His dam however did win on heavy ground in Ireland which offers some hope he’ll cope with the ground and he could be the one they all have to beat here.

Sunday racing best bets. Simon Crisford can saddle a winner.

Sunday racing best bets. Simon Crisford can saddle a winner.

2:30 Fakenham – Aylsham Show 30th August 2021 Female Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m4f

TOP BEAK could prove a tough nut to crack here having won two of his last three starts and the Lawman gelding certainly won’t lack any assistance in the saddle in this lady riders’ contest with Bryony Frost booked for Max Young’s charge.

A winner at Catterick back in March he bounced back from a Wetherby defeat two weeks later to strike over this course and distance earlier in the month, beating Crem Fresh by two lengths readily.

He had made the frame on his only other start at this venue so the sharp nature of the track cleary holds no fears and a 5lbs rise in the weights could prove workable so every chance he can repeat the dose here and register another victory.

3:30 Nottingham – Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-110) 1m½f

Lightly-raced BRENTFORD HOPE was tried in Listed company on his recent reappearance at Windsor earlier in the month, shaping as if he’d be better for the run behind Solid Stone with reopposing Qaysar finishing ahead of Richard Hughes’ charge.

The Camelot gelding had rounded off the previous campaign with a heavy ground win at Haydock, beating Mascat a shade readily and he can do better back in a handicap having now had a run so he’ll surely be sharper.

Well-proven in the mud any further rain will hold no fears for him and he can build on that reappearance run to get back to winning ways.

Sunday racing best bets. Nottingham hosts racing on the flat.

Sunday racing best bets. Nottingham hosts racing on the flat.

4:10 Fakenham – Jarrold Handicap Chase (Fakenham Double Up Bonus Race) Cl3 (5yo+ 0-125) 2m5f

Nigel Hawke has found the key to DILIGENT who is 4-5 since joining this yard, most recently running out a wide margin winner at Plumpton earlier in the month and the Kapgarde gelding can continue his hot streak of form to strike again here.

The application of a hood has certainly coincided with an upturn in the fortunes of the eight-year old who thumped Dandolo Du Gite by the thick end of 40 lengths last time although his main rival did crash out early and he faced a relatively easy task thereafter.

Despite the wide margin of victory he’s only been pushed up another 3lbs which could underestimate him now he has the bit between his teeth and he can go well again here to chalk up another victory.