Sunday racing best bets – Top picks for Leopardstown, Kempton and Redcar

Runners sprint for the finish at KemptonRunners sprint for the finish at Kempton

Following an excellent Royal Ascot Festival we turn our attention to Sunday’s action and we give our Sunday racing best bets for the day.

After the thrills of Royal Ascot and with the dust now settling on a top-class but surreal five days’ of top-class racing action we return to more bread and butter racing on Sunday where four meetings head to post throughout the day and we have horse racing tips for the day.

The feature race of the day is the Group Three Blue Wind Stakes which unfolds at Leopardstown; while there are also meetings at Redcar, Wolverhampton and Kempton.

We’ve taken a look through all four cards to pick out our Sunday racing best bets for the day, and after finding a few winners during Royal Ascot we’re hopeful the trend can continue on Sunday!


1:55 Kempton – Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day Maiden Auction Fillies’ Stakes (Plus 10/GBB Race) Cl5 (2yo) 7f

BABY SHAM looked very much in need of her debut run and experience at Newmarket earlier in the month where she missed the break and was got badly outpaced later in the contest; but she stepped up on that first run to find only one too good latest at Chelmsford and Stuart Williams’ charge can progress again.

The form of her debut has seen the winner go on to finish a good fifth in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Sir Percy filly ought to be suited by this stiffer test of stamina as she goes up in trip for her latest outing.

There’s a slight worry that a third run in less than three weeks may be going once too often to the well at this early stage; but if coping with the demands of a quick turnout then she could show further improvement to get off the mark at the third attempt.

3:15 Redcar – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 7f

THE GREAT HEIR has a nine-month absence to overcome, but Kevin Ryan could enjoy some success with the Pedro The Great gelding who could still have further progress to come.

A three-time winner as a juvenile which include at this venue and Doncaster on his final start where she beat the useful Dirty rascal, she struggled in her first couple of outings in strong contests at York and Newmarket. However she ended the season well with two placed efforts including beind Mutamaasik when last seen, only beaten a short-head with the front two clear of the remainder.

That form took a boost when the winner made the frame in a competitive Royal Ascot contest, while the fourth horse home has registered a win since. He could still be well treated then from only 2lbs higher and if fully tuned up ahead of his reappearance then he ought to go well.

Trainer Kevin Ryan saddles Juan Elcano

Kevin Ryan saddles one of our Sunday best racing tips at Redcar.

3:25 Kempton – Unibet Casino Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Handicap (Div I) Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m

LOTTIE MARIE has made all three of her career starts at this venue, showing progressive form in the process following her promise-filled debut back in October to make the frame in her next two starts.

Robert Cowell’s Intello filly got to within a head of Phuket Power on just her second start and that form looks solid with several subsequent winners since coming out of that race. She then got off the mark herself when scoring over seven furlongs where she showed a good attitude to hold off the runner-up who has since won.

She could have even more progress to come with this extra furlong looking sure to suit and with her top rider claiming a very valuable 3lbs on her handicap bow she could prove ahead of her initial rating of 75 in this contest and no surprise to see her going close.

5:15 Leopardstown – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Blue Wind Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies) (3yo) 1m2f

ONE VOICE broke her maiden tag at the second attempt over this course back in July last year and Jessica Harrington’s charge took the step up in trip and class in her stride on her recent reappearance at Navan where the Poet’s Voice filly was denied on the line by stablemate Silence Please.

The fourth horse home in that race has given the form a solid look by going on to finish third in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She showed a good attitude in that narrow defeat, battling on well in a sustained duel with the eventual winner only to give way late. But with further improvement and a likelihood she’ll come on for that run for her in-form yard then every chance she can go one better with a repeat of that effort to strike gold in the day’s feature race.