Sunday TV tips – ITV Racing tips for Doncaster, Goodwood and Leopardstown
We give our Sunday TV tips for Goodwood, Doncaster and Leopardstown on ITV Racing.
The ITV Racing cameras continue to roll on Sunday where a busy day is in prospect with ten races shown live from three of the day’s fixtures.
The Listed Cathedral Stakes is the highlight of four races from Goodwood; while at Doncaster there is also four races being shown live including the Listed Ascot Stakes.
Completing a ten-race schedule of cracking Sunday racing action are two Listed races from Ireland at Leopardstown and Ed Chamberlain and the team will be on hand again to offer their usual expert betting tips, insights and post-race analysis.
Brian Healy also gives his Sunday TV tips for the day’s TV action from Goodwood, Doncaster and Leopardstown.
SUNDAY TV TIPS 13 JUNE – ITV RACING TIPS
1:45 Goodwood – Coral Beaten By A Length Free Bet Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 5f
Lightly-raced CASPIAN QUEEN looks worth siding with having won twice last term which includes over course and distance, and the Sepoy filly can strike again with race-fitness assured.
She ran out a half-length winner over Graceful Magic when scoring her course and distance win and she might have found seven furlongs stretching her next time out. Once-raced for Mohamed Moubarak when down the field in a Listed contest at Newmarket, she ran well on her return to Richard Hughes just nine days ago on the Lingfield all-weather.
Runner-up to Jovial in that last start, she is only 2lbs higher here and ought to make her presence felt back at the scene of her last success.
2:00 Doncaster – Betway Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-105) 5f
CAMACHO CHIEF scored his latest success over this course and distance back in June and the Camacho gelding can build on a recent spin at Newcastle to resume winning ways here.
Michael Dods’ charge beat the useful Duke Of Firenze in that last start which came on similar ground to that he’ll get here, after which he ran well in soft conditions in outings at Haydock and Ascot with the latter seeing him finish only one length adrift of Pendleton.
Fourth again on his return earlier in the month which was probably needed to blow away the cobwebs, he could step up on that outing where he’ll strip fitter and from 1lb lower in the ratings he can go close with these underfoot conditions no problem.
2:20 Goodwood – Coral / British EBF Cathedral Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f
MRS BOUQUET went from strength to strength last term, winning her last three starts of the campaign which included a defeat of Mighty Spirit here in July.
Mark Johnston’s Toronado filly appeared to win a shade comfortably that day and the form has since been boosted with the runner-up and third both winning since; while the third horse home has since tested his mettle in Pattern company.
This is a tougher test of her credentials as she takes a step up in class on her return; but the yard’s runners rarely lack for fitness and her trainer enjoys plenty of success at this venue. She could progress again this term despite her absence and no surprise to see her in the mix where she carries a big chance of landing our Sunday TV tips nap.
2:35 Doncaster – Betway Achilles Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 5f
This could be a fast and furious affair with pleny of pace on. Despite conceding a penalty it can pay to side with progressive DAKOTA GOLD who improved markedly last campaign to win five of his seven outings which included two Listed prizes.
Michael Dods’ Equiano gelding was just touched off in between his wins when narrowly outpointed by Maid In India in a Newbury Group Three contest and if he continues where he left off last term then he can make a winning return.
With softer ground holding no fears this nevertheless represents his toughest test conceding 3lbs and more to some smart sprint rivals. But there’s a suspicion he has a bigger performance in him and he ought to go close.
3:00 Leopardstown – Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes (Listed Race) (4yo+) 1m6f
TWILIGHT PAYMENT gave the reopposing Falcon Eight 3lbs and a beating when taking this prize twelve months ago and Joseph O’Brien’s charge can repeat the dose here to successfully defend his title.
Trained then by Jim Bolger, he followed up by winning the Curragh Cup on his next start prior to joining this yard although his progress seemed to stall in three outings for his current handler although he ran a respectable race in the Melbourne Cup where he finished in midfield.
Seventh when last seen out racing at Riyadh, he returns to action here where he reopposes with Dermot Weld’s runner on level weights and if he can recapture the sort of form he showed in his wins last term then he can collect this prize for a second year.
He has run well fresh in the past and has a decent record at this track with a win and three places from his four starts so another big run is expected now the trainer’s runners are beginning to find their stride.
3:10 Doncaster – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Cl2 (4yo+ 0-100) 1m2f
Nottingham scorer FIFTH POSITION ran some solid races in defeat following his success, contesting in Listed and Group Three company. The Dark Angel gelding finished his campaign with a creditable eighth in the Cambridgeshire where he was beaten around seven lengths.
Roger Varian’s charge bumped into a useful rival in Sir Busker on his return at Newcasle earlier in the month and should be sharper for that effort so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him progress with this longer trip in his favour.
Unchanged in the ratings he can give another good account with race-fitness an advantage.
3:25 Goodwood – Coral Shops Reopen Tomorrow In England Handicap Cl3 (3yo 0-90) 1m4f
Only three runners in this contest which could suit the front-running GLENTIES and Mark Johnston’s charge can get off the mark here.
The Karakontie colt showed some fair juvenile form on the all-weather where he twice finished runner-up from three outings; but he showed he had progressed this term on his return with a good third at Haydock earlier in the month behind Walkonby.
That run was all the more creditable as he delivered a fast time despite the race not being run to suit. However, this small field scenario could see him dictate his own pace in front sure to strip fitter for that recent run then he could take advantage of his race-fitness to open his account.
3:40 Doncaster – Betway Grand Cup Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m6½f
Any further rain would aid the cause of RESHOUN who ended his losing streak when last seen out at Kempton in November. Ian Williams’ charge could be worth chancing to follow up that win on his reappearance.
The Shamardal gelding has proven himself a very useful stayer, winning a valuable handicap a couple of seasons ago and running well in defeat more often than not including in the 2018 November Handicap here and last season’s Old Borough Cup at Haydock.
He contests here from 1lb higher in the weights than at Kempton and there’s a chance he might need his return; but ground conditions are perfect and he has a good record here while the yard are in fair form with their runners so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise under the excellent Ben Curtis who takes the reins.
3:55 Goodwood – Coral / British EBF Cocked Hat Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 1m3f
CELESTRAN made it two wins from three starts when striking at Yarmouth eleven days ago and John Gosden’s charge can take advantage of his race-fitness to land a hat-trick of successes.
The Dansili colt stepped up on his debut third at Newmarket to score next time out at Wolverhampton and his latest win saw him score readily despite being slowly away. That race was run at a decent pace and this longer trip may unlock further improvement.
John Gosden has won this race four times in recent years, including twelve months ago, and his representative here looked a potentially smart prospect with that latest win so with the potential to improve again he looks worth siding with to handle the step up in class to strike here and bag the three-timer.
4:10 Leopardstown – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Noblesse Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) (4yo+) 1m4f
HELIAC can continue her progression with another success and Ger Lyons’ charge showed good form last term to win three of her four starts in maidens and handicaps. The Champs Elysees filly takes another step up the ladder here trying Listed company.
Last seen scoring over ten furlongs on the all-weather at Dundalk, she goes up further in trip for this return which ought to suit and the form of her last win with the third and fourth horses both winning since albeit at a lesser level.
This will be tougher upped in class, but she likely has better to come in the campaign ahead and no surprise if she finds another jolt of improvement to register further success for her Classic-winning handler.