Sunday UK racing tips – Best bets for Stratford, Redcar and Newton Abbot

Thursday UK racing tips. Newton Abbot is amongst the day's fixtures over the sticks.Thursday UK racing tips. Newton Abbot is amongst the day's fixtures over the sticks.

Sunday UK racing tips and best bets

After a top class and busy day of racing action on Saturday we turn our attention to picking out our Sunday UK racing tips and best bets for the day’s fixtures.

Following a fantastic Saturday of horse racing action across the country the Sunday fixture list is much less busy with just three fixtures heading to post over the sticks and on the flat.

Sunday’s flat racing action comes from Redcar, while over jumps there are meetings taking place at both Stratford and Newton Abbot and 22 races in all will unfold across the day’s trio of fixtures.

We’ve looked over the day’s racing to pick out our Sunday UK racing tips and best bets at each meeting.


2:15 Redcar – Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 7f

IMPERIAL BUTTERFLY had done her winning on the all-weather, scoring twice last season at Newcastle; but Richard Fahey’s charge can get off the mark on turf here and resume winning ways having found only one too good last time out.

The Oasis Dream filly probably found soft ground against here when disappointing on her reappearance at Carlisle in May although she might have needed the run; but she stepped up faced with a quicker surface and with the run under her belt when finishing runner-up latest and she wouldn’t need to improve too much on that effort to feature here.

That last run came over six furlongs, but her two all-weather wins last term came at this distance and she can make her presence felt again.

Sunday UK racing tips. Best bets for Stratford, Redcar and Newton Abbot.

Sunday UK racing tips. Richard Fahey could saddle a winner on the card at Redcar with Imperial Butterfly.

2:30 Stratford – Peter Allsopp From Bell Green Coventry Memorial Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 3m2½f

The switch to handicapping has been beneficial for WBEE who has shown improved form this term, making the frame three times before scoring back-to-back wins here and at Cartmel latterly in a stronger race where he was 4lbs out of the weights.

He beat Sebastopol on that occasion by three parts of a length, digging deep and a 2lbs rise for that victory could prove lenient given the form hasn’t been done much harm with the runner-up filling the same spot next time.

Gary Hanmer’s charge drops back into a Class 3 contest so this ought to be slightly easier than last time and he is 2-2 at this track so another big run wouldn’t be a surprise so every chance of a hat-trick here.

2:40 Newton Abbot – Happy Birthday Cath King Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 2m5f

SHORTCROSS STORM probably went off too hard when fading into fourth at Stratford last month but the September Storm gelding can get back on track here.

Chris Honour’s charge had won the time before at this venue when beating Special Buddy by almost three lengths and that form has been boosted with the third horse home winning twice since. He was made plenty of use of in front latest, unable to sustain his effort to the line but it was another solid run despite the defeat.

He has to prove he can see out this trip which might also have been a factor last time in being beaten, but the handicapper has eased him 1lb and if ridden a little less aggressively this time around he could get back on the scoresheet given he’d looked progressive previously.

2:50 Redcar – Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 6f

Jedd O’Keeffe has seemingly found the key to OUT THE HAT who is 2-2 since returning from a short break, scoring wins at Hamilton and Haydock and the Helmet gelding can land his hat-trick here.

The three-year old had made a winning breakthrough at Hamilton last August after which he placed in a much stronger race at York and also finished runner-up at Pontefract on his final start of that season. He had struggled to get competitive in his first couple of runs but has returned from a break in better fettle.

He had one length to spare last time over Royal Musketeer and a subsequent 5lbs rise in the weights looks fair given his potential for further improvement and his current good spell of form so there’d be little shock in seeing him in the frame here where he can collect another victory.

Sunday UK racing tips. Dan Skelton can saddle a winner on the card at Stratford.

Sunday UK racing tips. Dan Skelton can saddle a winner on the card at Stratford.

3:40 Stratford – Mark & Jackie Nixon Ruby Wedding Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 2m1f

HATCHER has been a reformed character of late and Dan Skelton’s charge can continue his good spell of form to reel off a hat-trick of victories having already struck gold at Ludlow and Newton Abbot this term.

The Doyen gelding has beaten both the reopposing duo of Solar Impulse and Tikkinthebox respectively in those wins, giving 18lbs and 13lbs respectively and while he’s no better off at the weights with either it shouldn’t really matter given the dominant performances he turned in to vanquish both those rivals.

He’s been raised 6lbs for that last win but he struck with plenty to spare and ought to be tough to beat here if continuing in a similar vein of form.

4:25 Newton Abbot – Racing Partnership Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 3m2½f

FORCHENA has proven a progressive sort, ending last campaign with a win at Southwell and returning from more than eight months off the track to win on both outings this season at Huntingdon and Hexham.

Tom Lacey’s charge latterly struck by a neck from King Golan, finishing off the race strongly to get up on the line with the front two pulling clear of the rest of the field. That form has taken a couple of knocks but the Gold Well mare remains capable of better given she’s a lightly raced sort and she gets on well with this rider.

The handicapper has pushed her up 7lbs in the weights but she could have better to come and this even longer trip could yield another jolt of improvement so there’d be no surprise in seeing her run well again where she can add another win to her tally.