Sunday’s racing tips – Best bets for York, Newbury and Southwell
Another busy day of horse racing action is in store on Sunday and we have our usual best bets for York, Newbury and Southwell.
The top-class horse racing action continues on Sunday and a trio of fixtures awaits punters across the UK with classy flat racing from the cards at York and Newbury; while Southwell are racing over the sticks.
In all 24 races will unfold across the day’s trio of fixtures and we give our best bets for York, Newbury and Southwell. Armchair punters can catch the best of the day’s action on ITV Racing.
BEST BETS FOR YORK, NEWBURY AND SOUTHWELL – SUNDAY 19 JULY
1:55 York – William Hill King Charles II Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 7f
Unbeaten Boccaccio puts his perfect record on the line and as a confirmed stayer ought to go close; but a chance is taken on VENTURA REBEL to find some further progress now tried over this extra furlong and if the Pastoral Pursuits colt sees out the trip then Richard Fahey’s charge can collect this Listed prize.
A dual-winner last term, he ran well in both the Norfolk Stakes and Weatherbys Super Sprint on his next two starts, finishing runner-up and fourth respectively; he wasn’t seen out again however until making his return in the Pavilion Stakes at Newmarket where he possibly just needed the run in finishing three lengths’ sixth to Dubai Station.
However he showed the benefit of that effort to post a very good third to Golden Horde in the Commonwealth Cup, running on well late and a repeat of that would put him in the mix assuming he gets the seven furlongs here. The way he finished hinted that he’d stay further and the Ascot form has held up quite well so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see a bold bid.
2:15 Newbury – bet365 Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f
SILENT ECHO has returned from the lockdown in very good heart, winning on his reappearance at Newmarket with a defeat of Intisaab and then finishing fifth in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot where he crossed the line just under two lengths’ adrift of Hey Jonesy.
The Oasis Dream gelding has since left Peter Hedger for Simon Hodgson and he makes his debut for his new yard here so could improve for a switch in scenery; while he can race from the same mark as at Royal Ascot and this isn’t as competitive a heat so every chance he can get back on the scoresheet with a repeat of that effort.
2:50 Newbury – Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes Cl2 (2yo) 5f
LULLABY MOON made an excellent first impression when scoring impressively on her debut at Goodwood last month and the Belardo filly can take a forward step with that experience under her belt to follow up in this competitive contest.
That run came when under the tutelage of Joseph Tuite, running out an easy two lengths’ winner over Stream and Kohinoor who filled the places. Both those rivals have run well since with the third home scoring next time out and while the overall form may not be the strongest, the manner of her win hinted at better still to come.
Now with Michael Bell who could eke out further improvement she can prove herself a smart prospect to double up on her tally here with another win.
3:50 Southwell – Brewers Racing Club Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (3yo+ 0-110) 2m
EMMA LAMB has yet to get off the mark but she had shown some fair form for her previous handler Jedd O’Keeffe and the Passing Glance mare may be able to shed her maiden tag now following a solid return to action earlier in the month.
Now with Dr Richard Newland, she finished just over one length runner-up behind Perfect City at Uttoxeter when last seen, headed on the run-in having led over the last hurdle with the front pair pulling four lengths’ clear.
The fourth horse home has since done the form no harm and if she can build on that effort having been raised 3lbs but back against her own sex then this could prove a decent opportunity for her to strike.