Sunday TV tips – ITV Racing best bets at Newmarket, Hamilton and Salisbury
ITV Racing tips on 1000 Guineas Day
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action in Sunday with seven live races and we’ve picked out our Sunday TV tips and ITV Racing best bets for the day’s coverage.
After some top-class racing on Saturday there’s more to look forward to on Sunday where the 1000 Guineas takes centre-stage of the day at Newmarket and the ITV Racing cameras will be there to cover the best of the action including the feature race with four races live from Flat HQ.
The day’s coverage also includes two races from Hamilton, while Salisbury also weighs in on the televised racing action.
Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand again to offer their usual expert racing tips, insights and post-race analysis on all the day’s live TV racing and we’ve picked out our Sunday TV tips and best bets.
SUNDAY TV TIPS – ITV RACING BEST BETS AT NEWMARKET, HAMILTON & SALISBURY
1:50 Newmarket – Back And Lay On Betfair Exchange Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 1m4f
GLOBAL STORM has gained both his career wins at this venue and Charlie Appleby’s charge might be worth chancing to get back on the winning trail having been sharpened up by a recent run at Meydan where he finished midfield in a valuable handicap.
The Night Of Thunder gelding struck his last win here last June when getting the better of Arthurian Fable, after which he was third to Highland Chief under a penalty at Royal Ascot in the Golden Gates Handicap.
On bare form with reopposing Zabeel Champion he has five lengths to make up with that rival from their clash here last July; but he was giving that rival 10lbs and has a significant pull this time around with that rival who despite being progressive might be vulnerable here as a result.
The yard was in good form on Saturday here and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him build on that Meydan outing to get back on the scoresheet here.
2:05 Salisbury – AJN Steelstock “Delivering Steel Expertise” City Bowl Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m6f
PRINCE ALEX went from strength to strength last term with five straight wins following his switch to the handicap ranks where he went up a total of 22lbs coming into this reappearance.
The Excelebration gelding was last seen scoring a narrow victory over Zeeband at York back in October, value for more than the official half-length winning margin and having reopposing Ispahan four lengths behind.
That rival is better off at the weights here, but Ralph Beckett’s charge is taken to confirm that form here with the yard in good form, while he’s open to plenty of improvement this term and he can make his presence felt here.
2:25 Newmarket – Betfair Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m2f
SEA KARATS was an expensive purchase as a yearling but she went some way to repaying the outlay with a solid debut performance at Newbury last month where despite greenness she finished third behind Gloria Mundi having endured trouble in running.
She was only beaten a head at the line and can be considered an unlucky loser as a result in a race that could prove to be decent form in time.
The Sea The Stars filly should know more this time around and with further improvement anticipated she can open her account at the second attempt.
2:40 Hamilton – MansionBet Beaten By A Head Buttonhook Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-95) 1m5f
ALRIGHT SUNSHINE struggled in better races last term, but he had been progressive in 2019 where he won four times on the flat and made the frame on three other occasions as well as win a bumper.
Keith Dalgleish’s charge has been hurdling this year, twice making the frame and the Casamento gelding might be worth chancing back on the flat having been eased 2lbs for that run and now fitted with blinkers for the first time.
Billy Garritty can take a further 3lbs off his back leaving him effectively 3lbs below his last winning mark and he can go well here.
3:00 Newmarket – Betfair Dahlia Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m1f
LAVENDER’S BLUE turned in a number of good efforts in defeat last term in Listed and Group Three company and the Sea The Stars mare ought to be sharper for her recent reappearance at Kempton last month where she won a Listed contest on the all-weather at Kempton.
Amanda Perrett’s charge ran out a ready winner over the reopposing Fooraat on that occasion, keeping on strongly once sent on to win the race at the furlong pole and if she can repeat that peformance switching back to turf then she could confirm that form.
She’s already a dual-winner on this surface having won the 2019 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown and while yet to win beyond one mile she has made the frame over further than this so the trip should be no issue.
Given that winning run last time was her first in more than five months she’ll certainly strip fitter here and she can build on that success here to strike again.
3:15 Hamilton – MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed EBF Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) Cl2 (3yo) 5f
Unbeaten DRAGON SYMBOL is likely to prove very tough to beat if translating his all-weather form to turf and Archie Watson’s charge can land a fourth successive win here.
The Cable Bay colt is 3-3 so far on artificial surfaces, scoring wins on both tapeta and polytrack and latterly impressive in despatching Jadwal by five lengths at Kempton last month where he made all the running. The runner-up has since done the form no real harm by filling the same spot on his next start.
That Kempton success was his first try in a handicap and he blew apart the assessor’s 85 rating so it’s no surprise he steps up again in grade and he could be a very smart prospect. Assuming he can produce similar on turf then he ought to take all the beating and he can preserve an unbeaten record here.
3:40 Newmarket – Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m
SACRED showed plenty of good form as a juvenile, winning on debut here over five furlongs and making the frame in a trio of successive outings over five and six furlongs in Group Two company including when beaten only a short-head by Ubettabelieveit in the Flying Childers at Doncaster.
The Exceed And Excel filly might have been amiss when disappointingly finishing last of eight in the Cheveley Park here in September; but she bounced back on her seasonal debut following 200 days off to beat Saffron Beach in the Nell Gwyn Stakes where she showed a decent turn of foot.
She stayed on well over the seven furlongs there and while this extra furlong is a step into the unknown in terms of her stamina she might be worth chancing given her damsire was a Grade One dirt winner in the United States at up to ten furlongs.
Assuming she sees out the extra furlong over this stiff track then she could go close and she may be suited by the likely strong pace where she’ll most likely be ridden with restraint to get the trip; with the potent turn of foot she showed last time and seemingly idling in front she could have more to offer and William Haggas’ charge can strike Classic gold.