Sunday racing best bets – Tips for all three Sunday racemeetings
Brian Healy takes a look at the Sunday horse racing action and gives his Sunday racing best bets and tips for all the action from the day’s meetings.
It already seems an age since the Cheltenham Festival concluded, but the horse racing action continues on Sunday with a trio of UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
Sunday’s jumps racing comes courtesy of the cards at Carlisle and Market Rasen, as well as from Limerick in Ireland.
Limerick (jumps) – 1.40 – 5.20pm (8 races)
Carlisle (jumps) – 2.00 – 4.40pm (6 races)
Market Rasen (jumps) – 2.20 – 5.30pm (7 races)
SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS AT A GLANCE
2.10 Limerick – WELL SET UP (9/2, William Hill)
3.05 Carlisle – CAPTAIN BLACKPEARL (11/8, William Hill)
3.15 Limerick – ET DITE (SP)
3.25 Market Rasen – DUNDRUM WOOD (5/2, William Hill)
3.35 Carlisle – LE ROCHER (9/2, William Hill)
3.55 Market Rasen – THOMAS TODD (5/1, William Hill)
LIMERICK RACING TIPS
WELL SET UP made a really bad mistake mid-race when finishing fifth in the recent Mercedez-Benz Novice Hurdle at Punchestown and she perhaps shouldn’t be judged too harshly on that effort given her earlier progressive form.
Mark Fahey’s charge had won three of her previous five starts which includes a Grade Three contest at Cork and she was only beaten one length behind Albert Bartlett third Fury Road at Limerick over Christmas although she might have been a shade flattered by her proximity.
The Gold Well mare however could be worth another chance taking a slight ease back in class and with first-time cheekpieces deployed which might help her find some improvement she could go close here.
ET DITE has shown some steadily progressive form in her starts over hurdles, finishing runner-up the last twice in outings at Punchestown.
Willie Mullins’ Limnos mare was a French point-to-point winner prior to joining this yard and she has improved with each start, latterly finding only the potentially smart Pencilfulloflead too strong by ten lengths.
That bare form is nothing special but she remains open to improvement and ought to make her presence felt again for her top yard for all this probably demands a shade more from her.
1.40 – Great Bear
2.10 – Well Set Up
2.40 – Moyode Gold
3.15 – Et Dite
3.45 – Salsaretta
4.20 – Thermistocles
4.50 – Ask And Answer
5.20 – Favori De Champdou
CARLISLE RACING TIPS
CAPTAIN BLACKPEARL has shown some promise in a couple of outings over hurdles having joined Tom George from the point-to-point sphere and the Black Sam Bellamy gelding looks worth siding with to find another jolt of improvement to open his account.
Runner-up to Orrisdale on his hurdles debut at Uttoxeter he wasn’t disgraced at Leicester in December, eventually finishing fourth behind Oscar Academy. That form has boosted with both the winner and runner-up winning since as well as each contesting in Graded company.
Now trying handicapping in a first-time tongue-tie he could be fairly treated off a 115 rating and no surprise to see him improve to get off the mark following a couple of months’ break.
LE ROCHER was a Grade One winner as a juvenile and the Saint Des Saints gelding has proven himself to be a smart sort over fences throughout his career despite it being curtailed by several lengthy absences.
Nick Williams’ charge however is capable of high class form and he was a three-time chase winner during the 2017/18 season although he’s been winless since his last at Market Rasen two years ago.
However he’s shown hes as good as ever in two starts over fences this term, finishing runner-up on his reappearance at Wincanton before posting a very good third to Deise Aba at Sandown latest. He’s 1lb lower here and if running to a similar level then every chance he can snap his losing streak.
2.00 – La Chanteuse
2.30 – First Flow
3.05 – Captain Blackpearl
3.35 – Le Rocher
4.10 – Longtimesincejaspr
4.40 – Just A Par
MARKET RASEN RACING TIPS
(3.25 Market Rasen)
DUNDRUM WOOD has to concede weight all round to this field but the Flemensfirth gelding has been in good form and can continue his purple patch to get back on the scoresheet.
Placed in an Irish point behind Albert Bartlett third Fury Road, Olly Murphy’s charge got off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles when beating Levasseur by a wide margin over this course before stepping up to this trip at Fakenham last month where he found only one too strong.
The front-pair pulled clear of the rest and racing off the same mark back at the scene of his victory he could bounce back from that reversal with a win here.
(3.55 Market Rasen)
THOMAS TODD could take some beating here having ran well the last twice in defeat in starts at Fakenham behind Encore Champs and Cap Du Nord respectively.
Laura Morgan’s charge had made a winning return from nine months off the track at the same venue back in October, and he was only beaten around four lengths when last seen out in January. He wasn’t helped on that occasion by a late mistake, but he had a subsequent winner behind him and might be able to get back on the scoresheet.
The handicapper has eased him 1lb in the weights following his recent defeats, and with the services of 5lbs claimer Patrick Cowley in the saddle he looks handicapped to go close sliding back in class here.
2.20 – Dusty’s Choice
2.50 – Donald Dux
3.25 – Dundrum Wood
3.55 – Thomas Todd
4.30 – High Noon
5.00 – Torrid
5.30 – Forthegreatergood