Sunday UK racing best bets – Tips for Worcester, Pontefract and Hexham
Sunday UK racing best bets
Following on from another top-class Royal Ascot Festival which reached a conclusion on Saturday there are just three meetings heading to post on Sunday and we’ve looked over the day’s trio of racecards to pick out our Sunday UK racing best bets.
There was plenty of top-class racing action for punters to enjoy over the past week with Royal Ascot firmly on the agenda and while that meeting is now behind us following its’ culmination on Saturday there are three meetings heading to post on Sunday over the sticks and on the flat.
Sunday’s sole flat racing card comes from Pontefract and includes Listed action on the card as well as some competitive handicap racing; while there are two jumps racing fixtures at Worcester and Hexham.
We’ve looked over all three racecards that head to post throughout the day and pick out our Sunday UK racing best bets and tips.
SUNDAY UK RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR WORCESTER, PONTEFRACT & HEXHAM
2:55 Pontefract – Volkswagen Van Centre (West Yorkshire) Ltd Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m
THE FLYING GINGER won twice last term, scoring wins at Chester and York prior to finding Listed company too much on her last start in the Montrose Stakes where she beat only one home although the heavy ground likely might have been against her.
Roger Fell’s Showcasing filly shaped as if needing the run back at Newmarket on her return in May when again coming up short in Listed company but she built on the return to finish just three lengths’ fourth behind Maison De York at York latest where she found less than looked likely having travelled well into the race.
While she might want to get her toe into the ground a little more she could go well here racing from the same mark where she might yet have some scope to improve.
3:05 Worcester – Visit attheraces.com/marketmovers Handicap Hurdle (Div II) Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m4f
BALLADAME has yet to get off the mark over hurdles but she did run a series of good races in defeat for Tom George, rounding off his time with that yard with a trio of efforts in the frame .
The Ballingarry mare ran well again following a break on her first start for new handler Tom Symonds, finishing five lengths’ third behind As High Say at Newton Abbot last month, not helped by a mistake at the last although she looked held at the time.
Nevertheless she could go well again here with a repeat and the return to a longer trip will suit racing from the same mark and she ought to make her presence felt here.
3:15 Hexham – Iveson Sisters Memorial Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m4f
GORDON’S JET was a debut bumper winner for Gordon Elliott prior to joining this yard where he wasted no time in getting off the mark over timber with a win at Chepstow and Brian Ellison’s charge went close to doubling his tally only to be denied by a nose at Sedgefield in May.
The Jet Away gelding bumped into one at Perth latest, finishing runner-up to Will Carver who was impressive although the selection didn’t put in one of his better jumping performances having made a few mistakes on the way round.
He remains capable of better however and the application of a tongue-tie and hood could help him to better focus his energies while Danny McMenamin takes over from a claimer for this assignment and he could benefit from stronger handling as he goes into handicaps from a mark that may not prove beyond him.
3:25 Pontefract – Sky Bet Pontefract Castle Fillies’ Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 1m4f
EILEENDOVER won her first three starts in bumpers around the turn of the year including a Listed event at Market Rasen prior to running an excellent fourth after a break in a Grade Two contest at Aintree.
Pam Sly has since turned the Canford Cliffs filly’s attention to the flat where she found only one too good at Haydock on her debut in this spere, beaten just over two lengths having tried to make all.
Better ground here and a slightly longer trip could both bring about improvement an don her bumper exploits she’s entitled to plenty of respect if translating that very smart form onto this stage.
3:35 Worcester – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m
LOST HISTORY is very lightly raced over hurdles and had a short stint with John Spearing a few seasons back before turning his attentions to the flat where he proved fairly useful to begin but lost his form badly and has since switched yards again this time to Dan Skelton.
The Strategic Prince gelding made a winning start for his new yard over this course and distance, beating Sarceaux by just over one length although value for more given he won readily.
The handicapper has hit hm with an 8lbs rise for that success but there could be better to come for his top yard and he can follow up here.
4:45 Hexham – Ne-Bet Sportsbook And Casino. Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-115) 2m4f
GREYSTOWN has a good record at this venue and might be worth chancing to follow up his recent return to form where he ran out an eight lengths’ victor over this course and distance earlier in the month.
Stuart Coltherd’s charge had found only one too good the time before when emerging from a spell of lesser form and he ran out an easy winner latest over Tanrudy who was in turn clear of the rest. That form hasn’t worked out so far and this is tougher, but he arrives in form and he is yet to finish out of the frame in four course and distance starts which includes two wins.
He gets in here off a featherweight and receives upwards of a stone from rivals so he could be up to the task of following up that last win for all has more to do in this higher grade.