Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, May 1
There are three meetings across the UK on Sunday 1st May, with the action coming from Hamilton, Newmarket and Salisbury. Our expert editor has produced their top tips across the cards, which make up our advised Sunday Lucky 15.
Burj Malinka (1.30 Hamilton)
BURJ MALINKA shaped with promise when returning to the turf earlier this at Pontefract where the four-year-old caught the eye after being unsuited by the way the race ultimately developed.
Racing off a lowly mark of 65, Adrian Nicholls’ charge failed to find cover from his high drawn in stall 13 and could never land a serious challenge having been kept widest of all in the fourteen runner affair.
Faced with little winning chance from the outset, jockey Barry McHugh gave the four-year-old a considerate ride under hands and heels riding to finish seventh with Burj Malinka finishing with plenty of running left as she passed the winning post.
Dropped a further 2lb for that luckless run, Burj Malinka now drops into a weak Class 6 handicap and with him facing just six rivals on Sunday afternoon, the four-year-old is taken to register his first victory at the ninth attempt.
Annandale (2.05 Hamilton)
Jim Goldie’s ANNANDALE was included in our Lucky 15 selections when last seen at Doncaster and while he failed to get the job done on that occasion, the four-year-old ran another solid race to finish fourth over the inadequate ten furlongs and is worth sticking with now upped in trip.
Formerly with Mark Johnston, the son of Australia had a productive campaign last season over 1m4f and beyond, winning twice and finding the frame on five separate occasions in decent handicap company.
Returning from a 146-day break at Newcastle, Annandale ran an encouraging race on his stable debut over 1m4f, making smart headway in behind the leaders before weakening out of contention inside the final furlong where a lack of a recent run ultimately took its toll.
Well supported on his following start at Doncaster, the four-year-old reverted back to ten furlongs for just the fourth time in his career and despite finding that trip on the short side when finishing fourth, Jim Goldie’s charge faired best of the runners who were held up – a race that was ultimately fought out by those who had raced prominently from the outset.
Back up in trip on Sunday afternoon, Annandale ought to go close after that encouraging run on Town Moor last month and the four-year-old appears to be a staying handicapper worth following this season.
Peripatetic (2.25 Newmarket)
Both Crenelle and With The Moonlight are entitled to the utmost respect, however, the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes can go the way of PERIPATETIC who certainly should be suited by stepping up in trip following two smart performances over a mile.
Slowly away on debut at Newmarket last September, Roger Varian’s filly made eye-catching headway once the penny had dropped and despite still running green, Peripatetic finished a neck second at the line and certainly shaped with plenty of promise despite her inexperience.
Sent up to Newcastle on her following start in maiden company, the talented filly opened her account at the second time of asking. Travelling strongly, Peripatetic surged to the lead two furlongs from home and despite the persistent challenge of Kevin Ryan’s Fonteyn, Roger Varian’s filly won going away at the line despite the official winning margin.
Peripatetic’s form ties in nicely with race favourite Crenelle and given the fact that Roger Varian’s charge still holds an entry in the Epsom Oaks, she is clearly a filly who is held in the highest regard and looks overpriced as things stand.
Tuesday (3.40 Newmarket)
The feature contest on Sunday is the Qipco 1000 Guineas and a case can be made for the majority of the fourteen runner field. Aidan O’Brien and Frankie Dettori landed this race twelve months ago with Mother Earth and the pair can strike in this year’s renewal with TUESDAY who justified prohibitive odds on her return at Naas and looks the pick of the O’Brien duo.
A full-sister to seven-time Group 1 winner Minding, the three-year-old filly has only been seen in public twice. On her two-year-old debut at the Curragh last June, she chased home the race-fit and subsequent Group 1 winner Discoveries over seven furlongs, finishing strongly to go down by a short head despite showing clear signs of inexperience throughout.
Returning to action following a 275 day break, Tuesday ran out a comfortable winner of a maiden at Naas when stepped up to a mile for the first time. Racing prominently from an early stage, the filly never looked in any danger under Ryan Moore and was well on top at the line.
With stamina doubts surrounding stablemate and race favourite Tenebrism, Tuesday appears the obvious choice here and while she could be even better over further than a mile in time, the talented filly looks to have plenty of boxes ticked in Newmarket’s Sunday feature and is a confident selection.