Sunday Specials – Best Bets at Salisbury, Thirsk and Windsor on August 9

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Horse Racing tips

We’ve had a great week, including a 200/1 treble on Thursday and we’re hoping to round off the week in style with wins at Salisbuty, Thirsk and Windsor on Sunday 

So check out today’s horse racing tips and don’t forget to click the links to take advantage of the best price on offer

MR KIKI (2.15 Salisbury, 5f handicap)

Finished last of nine on his previous start but that run can be forgotten after he went sharply right and bumped rivals at the start before the saddle slipped and his rider virtually pulled him up.

Better judged on his penultimate start when winning well at Yarmouth and the form looks solid. Not the easiest to deal with and wears a hood and blinkers, which suggests the time to back him may well be without crowds as he gets worked up.

Had only six career starts so should still be improving.

MY TOWN CHICAGO (3.05 Thirsk, 6f handicap)

We love a big-field handicap so we thought we’d try to solve the biggest race on the day as 20 runners head to post here.

Our pin landed on My Town Chicago, who ran well on his first start for trainer John Stimpsom when third at Leicester and showed enough to suggest that he has the ability to win races in this grade.

Can be forgiven his last disappointment as he was probably unsuited by the soft ground so a return to faster conditions should suit.

PLANSINA (3.15 Windsor, 1m handicap))

Won in this month two years ago off a 10lb higher mark and showed her first worthwhile form since when fifth on her third start for trainer Adrian Wintle ten day ago.

Didn’t take to hurdles for trainer Tom Symonds in the past couple of years but looks as if she’s up to winning given that she suffered so much trouble in running last time at Lingfield.

POSITIVE (3.25 Salisbury, 1m Group 3)

Good enough last year to beat subsequent 2,000 Guineas winner Kameko in a Group 3 at Sandown last season but has struggled so far in his three-year-old career with two heavy defeats.

Those reverses have come in Group 1 races on soft ground so a drop to this level on faster ground should result in an improved performance. 

Trainer Clive Cox has applied blinkers for the first time and has a good record with horses in first-time headgear.