Sunday racing best bets – Tips for Uttoxeter, Exeter & Wolverhampton
We pick out our Sunday racing best bets for the day’s trio of fixtures around the UK.
After a terrific Saturday of horse racing action which saw Bristol De Mai regain the Betfair Chase crown amongst a host of highlights we turn our attentions to Sunday’s racing where three fixtures go to post.
The day’s jumps racing action on Sunday comes from the meetings at Exeter and Uttoxeter; while on the all-weather there is also a fixture taking place on the Wolverhampton tapeta surface.
We’ve taken a look through the day’s three racecards and pick out our Sunday racing best bets and tips for each fixture. Can we find some winners?
SUNDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR EXETER, UTTOXETER & WOLVERHAMPTON
12:33 Exeter – 100% RacingTV Profits Back To Racing Novices’ Chase (GBB Race) Cl3 (4yo+) 3m
THE WOLF progressed well over hurdles last term, winning twice with successes at Fakenham and Newcastle prior to tackling the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished seventh behind Monkfish.
The Kapgarde gelding was narrowly beaten in a match on his reappearance but having been sharpened up by that run he made no mistake switching to chasing for his last run where he ran out a comfortable winner over Liosduin Bhearna at Chepstow last month.
He can improve again with that experience under his belt and although penalised for that success he can defy the penalty to follow up and uphold the form with reopposing L’Air Du Vent.
1:18 Uttoxeter – Covered By MansionBet Faller Insurance Mares’ “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m
COQUELICOT showed plenty of ability in bumpers last term, finishing runner-up in each of her first two starts before reeling off a hat-trick of wins which included in a Listed contest at Kempton; Anthony Honeyball’s charge shaped quite well on her hurdles debut at Fontwell and can build on that performance to get off the mark in this sphere.
The Soldier Of Fortune filly was returning from more than seven months off when finding only Rookie Trainer too strong on her first try over hurdles, not jumping with any real fluency although she’s expected to improve in that department in the wake of that run and the experience.
Likely to have more to offer and representing an in-form yard she can do better here given she’ll be sharper for her reappearance and she is worth another chance on the strength of her earlier strong form in bumpers.
2:08 Exeter – RacingTV HD On Sky 426 Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-125) 2m1½f
SAINT DE VASSY has yet to score but this could be his day and the Saint Des Saints gelding brings some good form to the table.
Placed in all starts over hurdles, he has shaped better than his bare form suggests in three starts over fences and he remains with scope for improvement as a chaser.
He probably found the trip too much of a test on his chase debut at Chepstow last December after which he found only the smart Billingsley too good by three lengths; that form has been significantly boosted with several subsequent winners all coming out of that contest.
Reported to have bled when last seen at Hereford in March he’s been given plenty of time to recover and he’s gone well fresh in the past so could well make a winning return to action for his in-form yard which is operating at a near-50% strike-rate with its’ runners over the past fortnight.
2:28 Uttoxeter – mansionbet.com Handicap Hurdle (Challenger Stayers’ Hurdle Series Qualifier) Cl3 (4yo+ 0-135) 2m7½f
SIROBBIE was far from disgraced in finishing fourth at Cheltenham last month and Harry Whittington’s charge could get back on track returned to this venue.
The Arakan gelding has registered all his career wins at this venue with the latest coming on his penultimate start last month where he beat West To The Bridge by just over one length and he went well for a long way when last seen although he was unable to land a blow on the leaders who got away from him.
Racing from the same mark here he could well deliver a big performance returned back to this venue and he ought not to be inconvenienced by these underfoot conditions so every chance he can go close in a competitive contest.
2:50 Wolverhampton – Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Nursery Handicap Cl6 (2yo 0-60) 5f
The bar isn’t set particularly high in this contest so it should pay to side with the sole winner in the field to double his tally and VELOCISTAR gets the vote to add to her recent Southwell win.
Steph Hollinshead’s Starspangledbanner filly had been contesting in higher classes of races prior to being dropped to this level which has proven much more suitable and he twice made the frame in outings at Chelmsford and Redcar prior to running out a ready winner latest.
Possibly suited by the strong pace that day there’s plenty of speed in this lineup so she ought to get a similar scenario and if handling this surface then she ought to go close despite her 6lbs penalty for that recent win if arriving in similar mood.
3:25 Wolverhampton – Betway Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-78) 6f
ARAIFJAN showed some fair form during his time with Richard Fahey, making the frame several times as well as winning over seven furlongs at this venue and the Kyllachy gelding can get back to winning ways.
Having rounded off his time with the Musley Bank handler by finding only Highfield Princess too good at Chelmsford in October he shaped as if still in good form on his first run for Robert Cowell over this course and distance earlier in the month where he was beaten just one length into third.
Perhaps not ideally placed there he ran on well down the outside and he had a subsequent winner behind him so the form looks solid. He can continue to give a good account here with Hollie Doyle taking over in the saddle and no surprise to see him going close.