Sunday racing best bets – Tips at Goodwood and Perth
Sunday horse racing tips at Goodwood and Perth
After a top-class two days’ racing at Epsom for the Oaks and Derby just two meetings head to post across the UK on Sunday with action over the sticks and on the flat. We’ve picked out our racing tips at Goodwood and Perth on Sunday.
The Epsom Derby Festival threw up plenty of thrills and a couple of upsets as well as some impressive performances; but the show moves on to Sunday where just two meetings head to post across the UK with racing over the sticks at Perth and on the flat at Goodwood.
It is Perth Gold Cup day at the Scone venue north of the border, while Goodwood’s charge boasts some competitive handicaps for punters to try to unravel and we’ve looked over both racecards to pick out our racing tips at Goodwood and Perth on Sunday.
SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS AT GOODWOOD & PERTH
1:45 Goodwood – Sussex Roof Garden Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 7f
PEROTTO won twice last term one of which came at this venue and Marcus Tregoning’s charge can get off the mark for the season.
The New Bay gelding only once finished out of the frame during that debut season which came when beating only one home in the Group Two Flying Childers; but he bounced back with creditable third at Newmarket and ran well on his reappearance back there in May behind Creative Force.
Last seen finishing a good fourth again at Newmarket behind Jumby he has since seen that form franked and this extra furlong could unlock some improvement so every chance he can post a big run here over a track he’s run well previously.
2:35 Perth – bet365 Handicap Chase Cl3 (5yo+ 0-130) 2m4f
ROCK ON ROCCO has got his act together over fences in recent starts, winning a brace at Ludlow and Worcester and Tom George’s charge can land the hat-trick now.
A winning hurdler last year the lightly-raced Shirocco gelding had run well on his chase debut at Kempton but struggled in a couple of lesser runs at Huntingdon during which he had wind surgery.
But he stepped up on those efforts to beat Somekindofstar readily at Ludlow and he turned in a very good performance latest to deny Wagner who has won since. He scored with something in hand that day and those efforts suggest there’s more to come now things have clicked with him in this sphere and a 7lbs rise might not be enough to prevent a three-timer.
3:30 Goodwood – Goodwood Patrons’ Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 2m
CALL MY BLUFF progressed well last term on turf and all-weather, winning on both surfaces and the Make Delieve gelding struck one of his wins over this course and distance in August when beating Tigerten.
He rounded off his campaign with a very good second behind Main Fact and having looked in need of the run on his reappearance at Southwell in April he stepped up to get back to winning ways at Nottingham where he ran out a near-two lengths’ winner over Cochise.
This is tougher upped in grade from 6lbs higher, but he’s one going the right way and Dominic Ffrench Davis’ charge looks set for another big run where he can get competitive again.
3:45 Perth – bet365 Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (5yo+) 2m
Beyond The Clouds could prove a tough nut to crack but a chance is taken with MING DYNASTY who chased home that rival latest at Sedgefield but could turn the tables this time around on these better terms.
Brian Ellison’s charge might just have been needing that first run back in six months following wind surgery and facing his reopposing rival on level terms, finishing six lengths adrift of Charlie Longsdon’s runner who appeared to do the job comfortably.
Both are likely to be fitter now but the selection now gets 6lbs from his last-time conquerer while Oakley Brown can ease a further 5lbs off his back so at the weights he looks to hold solid claims now of overturning that Sedgefield form here assuming he improves for the run.
4:05 Goodwood – Jackson-Stops Goodwood Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 6f
The drop to sprinting has brought about an upturn in the fortunes of GLOBAL WARNING who is 2-5 since joining Chris Dwyer and the Poet’s Voice gelding can land a third win for this handler.
Both those runs have come on the all-weather but he’s effective on turf as he showed when being beaten just over one length by Fresh at Ascot last month, perhaps not helped by his draw position. That form though has been franked by the runner-up going on to win a valuable contest at York next time.
The five-year old takes in an easier contest here and he competes from the same mark as at Ascot so every chance he can deliver a big performance and resume winning ways.
4:20 Perth – bet365 Sam Morshead Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (5yo+) 3m
THE BUTCHER SAID won two of his first three starts over fences and looked a chaser with a future; things haven’t gone to plan though for Olly Murphy’s charge whose progress over the larger obstacles has largely stalled this term.
However he did turn in a decent effort at Ayr in April where having been outpaced and making a bad blunder mid-race he rallied strongly to snatch third behind One More Fleurie and he could go well off the same mark for all this looks a stronger race.
The Robin Des Champs gelding did score his second chase victory off a higher mark than this albeit in novice company and he’s taken in Listed and Graded company since prior to his Ayr outing so he can get competitive here with Aidan Coleman taking over in the saddle.