Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, April 17
There are five meetings spread across Britain on Sunday, April 17th with the action coming from Ffos Las, Newbury, Market Rasen, Southwell and Plumpton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Sunday Lucky 15.
Trumps Benefit (2.05 Ffos Las)
The Paned @ 3As Coffee Shop Handicap Chase looks an open affair, and whilst 2m is probably the bare minimum for TRUMPS BENEFIT, he still rates the one to side with.
Ryan Potter’s charge is a dual chase winner, and he reappeared from a six-month break to finish third at Chepstow 15 days ago.
Trumps Benefit only faded late that day having cut out much of the running, and being a winner the second time out in 2021, this could prove the time to catch him. As mentioned, 2m is probably a little sharper than ideal for Trumps Benefit, but that comment also applies to the majority of these rivals and if, as expected, Trumps Benefit goes forward he could run the sting out of this field.
A mark of 97 is just 2lb above his last winning one, and that’s before factoring in rider Caoilin Quinn’s valuable 7lb claim, which leaves Trumps Benefit on a very handy racing weight here.
Ahorsewithnoname (4.31 Newbury)
Although she remains winless from six hurdling starts, AHORSEWITHNONAME finished a 50/1 runner-up at last month’s Cheltenham Festival and she’s back on the level in Sunday’s Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap running off what looks a very workable mark of 80.
Nicky Henderson’s mare is currently 2-3 in this sphere, gaining odds on victories at Catterick and Thirsk on the back of a narrow Haydock novice defeat (where she bumped into a subsequent Group 3 winner in Monica Sheriff).
That spell hurdling has confirmed Ahorsewithnoname’s fitness and form, which cannot be said for a large proportion of this field, and the booking of Ryan Moore suggests that connections are coming here expecting a big performance. As such, she looks well worth siding with this afternoon.
Koy Koy (5.40 Newbury)
A field full of potential improvers for this Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap, but perhaps none more so than KOY KOY, who produced progressive form figures in 2021, justifying odds on favouritism to run out an impressive winner of a course and distance novice in September.
On his start prior, Koy Koy got to within a length and a quarter of the useful Saga, who had bumped into Godolphin’s exceptional pair Modern Games and Coroebus on his two starts prior.
That piece of form suggests that Koy Koy could be well treated here off an opening handicap mark of 90, particularly with that crucial course form under his belt. Andrew Balding has previous in this contest, having landed the 2019 renewal with Happy Power, and therefore it would be no shock to see Koy Koy having been primed for this on seasonal return.
Danzini (5.45 Plumpton)
Plumpton’s concluding Strong Flavours Catering Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle has attracted a competitive field, but in truth, this looks like a good opportunity for DANZINI to gain a deserved first success over hurdles.
Keiran Burke’s mare has shown definite ability since sent handicapping, looking unfortunate not to score when a 40/1 outsider at Taunton in February and producing a higher RPR figure when third at Wincanton next time out.
Danzini gets in here off the same mark of 83, with Archie Bellamy once again claiming 7lb, and with the good ground firmly in her favour it would be disappointing if she did not at least go close to breaking her maiden tag.