Sunday Top Tips – Best Bets On November 21

Sunday racing best bets. Exeter is one of two meetings taking place over the sticks.Sunday racing best bets. Exeter is one of two meetings taking place over the sticks.

Horse Racing selections on Sunday, November 21

Sunday’s horse racing action comes over the jumps at Exeter and Uttoxeter. Our expert tipster has selected a quartet of top bets to look out for across both meetings.

The Knot Is Tied (13:40 Uttoxeter)

A win from Bootlegger in the previous race will give a nice timely form boost to THE KNOT IS TIED who finished third at Aintree last time out behind Tristan Davidson’s runner. That respectable third-placed effort in class 3 company was just nine days after the six-year-old romped home in a Class 4 event at Fakenham by 24l.

Despite not convincing over the 3mile trip at Aintree last time out, it looks like a wise decision by trainer Neil King to step back down in trip with jockey Bryony Frost returning to the saddle from a 10lb claimer.

The Knot Is Tied still looks feasibly handicapped and looks the most obvious winner in a weak contest.

White Moon (14:00 Exeter) 

It’s been two years since WHITE MOON last tasted success but he looks too well handicapped to ignore on Sunday and now races off a career-low mark of 118. The nine-year-old gelding was once a highly promising novice hurdler and chaser a couple of seasons ago but it’s safe to say he has been unconvincing and difficult to train since then. 

Four heavy hurdle defeats at big prices in recent starts have shown the grey’s frailties but there are reasons to be positive about his chances now further down in the weights. White Moon’s last run at Taunton back over fences in March suggested that connections expected better from him as he was sent off the second favourite on that occasion but ultimately weakened out of contention two from home.

The yard has opted to bring him back to the scene of his last win which came off a mark of 143, in the hope of sparking White Moon back to life. Trainer Colin Tizzard remains in decent form at present with 9 winners in the last two weeks and will be hoping to add to that tally on Sunday. 

Racing tips on Sunday. Colin Tizzard can get amongst the winners at Exeter.

Racing tips on Sunday. Colin Tizzard can get amongst the winners at Exeter.

Soupy Soups (14:40 Uttoxeter)

Trainer Neil Mulholland runs two in this Veterans’ Handicap Chase but preference is for SOUPY SOUPS who looked to be back in some degree of form last time out when third at Huntingdon.

That was a pleasing effort as the ten-year-old has been largely disappointing since winning a Class 2 Handicap at Perth back in August 2020. The yard will be expecting a return to the winner’s enclosure now down to a mark of 115 and contesting Class 4 company for the first time since 2018.

The addition of a visor may help sharpen Soupy Soups up and if doing so, he can give weight away to this field and record a much-needed victory.

In Rem (15:30 Exeter) 

It was an impressive winning stable debut from IN REM at Ffos Las last time out, the six-year-old showed an impressive turn of foot to win the Class 5 Handicap hurdle by just over 5l.

That winning effort was his first in the care of trainer Jane Williams after picking up the six-year-old from Gary Moore. While in trainer Gary Moore’s hands In Rem had shown very little, finishing down the field in Novice and Maiden hurdle races at Newbury and Ascot over trips of 2m-2m4f at triple-figure odds. 

The eleven-month break and change of scenery clearly helped In Rem as he looked a different proposition last time at Ffos Las. The six-year-old travelled well in the hands of 3lb claimer Chester Williams and jumped efficiently throughout. New connections may have found the key to him now and he has an obvious chance of following up against this field who in the main look thoroughly exposed.