Sunday racing best bets – Tips for Goodwood and Newton Abbot
After some cracking Saturday horse racing action we turn our attention to Sunday’s fare where two meetings go to post across the UK and we give our Sunday racing best bets at Goodwood and Newton Abbot.
Following on from some top-class horse racing action on Saturday, Sunday’s fixture list is much more low-key with only two fixtures going to post.
Sunday’s flat racing action comes from Goodwood where there is Listed action on the card; while there is a jumps fixture going to post at Newton Abbot.
We’ve looked over both of the day’s racecards in the UK and pick out our Sunday racing best bets and tips. Check them out below and click the banners to get on.
SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR GOODWOOD & NEWTON ABBOT
1:15 Goodwood – Download The tote Placepot App Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 2m
MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS made a winning return to the flat following seven months off the track and Amy Murphy’s charge can follow up.
The Camelot gelding was flat winner in Ireland for John Joseph Murphy prior to joining this yard for a hurdles campaign which saw him place three times from four starts including a win at Fontwell in January.
Back on the flat when turned out at Kempton on their all-weather surface he struck by a head from Dazzling Rock when sporting a first-time tongue-tie and he can build on that run which will have sharpened him up.
He handles soft ground having struck his hurdles success in the mud so ought not to find these conditions against him and a 2lbs rise looks workable on his return to turf so every chance he can post a big run here.
2:25 Goodwood – Download The tote Placepot App Irish EBF Nursery Handicap Cl4 (2yo 0-85) 7f
URBAN WAR arrives here searching for a hat-trick of wins and Amy Murphy’s Mehmas colt can collect.
Following a very promising third on debut at Lingfield which hinted he’d be better for the experience he did his best to throw the race away next time at Ripon; but despite pulling hard he ran out an easy winner and followed up with success at Beverley last month with a defeat of Solid Gold.
He made all that day and still looked a shade inexperienced under pressure, wandering around in the last furlong; but he won easier than the winning margin might otherwise attest and now switching to the handicap ranks there could be better to come where an opening mark of 84 might not overfaze him.
More testing ground is a concern as he’s unproven on this surface having only raced on good ground or on the all-weather; but if he copes with the conditions then he can strike another win with Sylvestre De Sousa booked.
2:45 Newton Abbot – Aubrey Loze Memorial Intermediate Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (5yo+) 2m5f
While his jumping gives cause for concern it might be worth chancing MASTER TOMMYTUCKER to get back to winning ways with Paul Nicholls’ team having started the season well and the Kayf Tara gelding can make his presence felt with a clear round.
Lightly-raced for a nine-year old he has won all three completed starts over hurdles and fences, with his latest coming at Kempton in November where he beat Who Dares Wins by a half-length. That race has since thrown up four subsequent winners and he’s been unfortunate in both subsequent outings where he’s fallen in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase and Pendil Novices’ Chase respectively back at Kempton.
Travelling noticeably well latest when crashing out, leading and going clear, he’s clearly a very talented sort who is more than capable of winning races although his jumping will need to hold together better. He did win first time up last season though and he can repeat the feat if putting in a clear round although he’s likely to give supporters a few anxious moments over these stiff fences.
3:25 Goodwood – tote.co.uk Home Of The Placepot Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 6f
LOVE POWERFUL could be worth chancing at bigger odds to get back on the scoresheet and with these conditions very much in favour for Richard Hannon’s charge the Gutaifan filly could post a big run.
A good-ground winner on her return from nine months off the track at Leicester in June, she might have found five furlongs too sharp next time at Windsor but quickly bounced back returned to this trip to score in soft ground at Haydock.
She had Magical Journey almost two lengths behind her and that one hasn’t done much harm to the form having been twice placed since in Listed company; while a subsequent winner was further back and there’s a suspicion she might not have handled the polytrack at Kempton in August where not for the first time she disappointed.
The Hannon filly delivered a better effort back on turf and soft ground at Windsor when last seen, finishing four lengths’ fourth behind Indian Creak having perhaps gone off too hard. But he’s been dropped 2lbs for that and while he may not have too much more scope he looks worth chancing with ability to handle these conditions proven.
3:45 Newton Abbot – newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 3m2f
JERSEY BEAN could put his race-fitness advantage to good use by taking this prize on only his fourth start over fences and Oliver Sherwood’s charge can build on his encouraging third on his seasonal reappearance at Uttoxeter last month.
A three-time hurdles winner he has shaped well over fences to date and he didn’t do a lot wrong in that reappearance where he sported first-time blinkers, fading after two out but possibly just in need of the run.
The front three had pulled well clear of the rest which included a next-time hurdles winner and he can take advantage of having had a run with victory here where he can race from the same mark as last time.