Sunday racing best bets – Tips for Ayr, Chelmsford and Market Rasen
Sunday racing best bets and tips
The weekend closes out on Sunday with three meetings across the UK over the sticks and on the level and we’ve looked over the day’s racecards to pick out our Sunday racing best bets and tips.
Another round of UK horse racing fixtures head to post on Sunday across the UK with action both on the flat and over the sticks.
There is flat racing action on turf in the afternoon from Ayr, while Chelmsford are racing on the all-weather. Meanwhile the day’s jumps racing comes from Market Rasen and we’ve looked over all three fixtures to pick out our Sunday racing best bets and tips.
SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR AYR, CHELMSFORD & MARKET RASEN
1:30 Ayr – Summer Mini Break @WesternHouseHotel Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2f
NOBLE CRUSADE is the least exposed of this field and Keith Dalgleish’s charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Noble Mission colt struck at the second attempt when successful at Carlisle in May, beating Forza Orta by one length and he subsequently ran well in defeat behind Southern Voyage at Redcar last month where he finished third.
The quicker ground on that occasion might have just been against him as he appeared to lack a change of gear late on; but with the prospect of rain the ground could ease which will likely be more in his favour and making his handicap debut from what looks a fair mark he can make his presence felt.
3:00 Market Rasen – John Matthew Memorial Novices’ Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m1f
UNCLE O offered something to work on when making a very promising chase debut at Southwell last month following wind surgery, finishing around ten lengths’ third to Knight Destroyer and with that experience behind him the Fair Mix gelding can get off the mark.
Clare Hobson’s charge is lightly raced for his age and he was returning from almost 70 days off with that promising first chase start where despite jumping right early he helped to force the pace throughout and he only gave way and faded after the last.
He can race from the same mark here and Tabitha Worsley’s 5lbs claim is an asset so he could go well assuming this doesn’t come too soon just 6 days on.
3:13 Ayr – Western House Hotel Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m
HEADINGLEY has looked a difficult ride but he has shown ability despite displaying some wayward tendencies and the Dawn Approach colt could get back on the winning trail here now he’s been equipped with headgear.
Mark Johnston’s charge won at Chelmsford last October and resumed this term with another victory at Redcar before snatching defeat from the jaws of victory at Goodwood in April where he hung markedly left for a good while in the race having set out to make all and he ended up under the near-side rail where he likely gave away the win.
Bogged down in heavy ground next time at Haydock he bounced back with a better effort to finish third at Doncaster behind Siam Fox where he again hung to his left; but the application of blinkers now could elicit some improvement and he’s certainly showed enough ability to be a factor in this race.
If the headgear can curb his wayward tendencies then he could go close here from 1lb lower although this is a tougher test back up slightly in grade from last time.
3:27 Chelmsford – Louis Roederer Queen Charlotte Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 7f
WITH THANKS shaped like one who needed the run when fading in the John Of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock in May, but with that run under his belt it may be worth chancing William Haggas’ charge to get back on the up.
The Camacho filly won her sole start as a juvenile before adding further wins as a three-year old at Catterick and Naas, winning the Group Three Athasi Stakes on the latter occasion.
Her winning form has all come in heavy ground so she has to prove her ability to handle a surface like polytrack here; but she boasts the best form in this race and if the switch away from turf to an artificial surface doesn’t hinder her then it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see her get back on to winning ways.
3:35 Market Rasen – Rase Vets Handicap Chase Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m3f
HIGH NOON is chasing a hat-trick of wins here and Micky Hammond’s charge could prove a tough nut to crack having already lowered the colours of reopposing Going Mobile here last month.
The Westerner gelding has posted both of his two latest wins at this venue, scoring over this trip in May with a defeat of Dallas Cowboy before scoring with something to spare latest when running out a near two lengths’ winner over Sam England’s charge who turns out again in opposition on 2lbs better terms.
However the manner of that win latest suggested there was a bit more improvement still to come and he can confirm that form here having won a shade comfortably and he looks set to deliver another big run with a 4lbs rise unlikely to halt him.
4:37 Chelmsford – tote.co.uk Live Streaming Every UK Race Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-80) 6f
BERRTIE was only run down late when finishing fourth at Kempton last month and it might be worth chancing Phil McEntee’s charge to get back on the scoresheet assuming this doesn’t come too soon just four days on.
The Wootton Bassett gelding had won his two prior starts, one over course and distance when running out a five lengths’ winner over Silver Nemo and then adding to that win at Yarmouth under a penalty and under this rider.
The latest effort came despite being hiked 11lbs in the weights and although this is tougher again in a Class 4 contest he gets weight from this field with his rider’s 5lbs claim factored in. He ought to go well again returned to this venue and if his recent exertions haven’t left a mark it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going close here.