Sunday’s racing tips – Turn £5 in to £90 backing five horses across Sunday’s major cards with Coral

Jon Vine shows you how you could make a huge amount of profit by following five of his tips at Leopardstown, Limerick, Doncaster and Kelso with Coral on Sunday 29th December.


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Welcome offers like this are perfect for horse racing fans. For just £5, you can back up to five horses running on a single day and rake in a pocketful of profit from such a tiny outlay. Five runners have caught my eye across the big cards on Sunday. Here’s how you could make up to £90 from an initial £5 bet by following my tips with Coral!




Fan’s favourite, Lady Buttons proved she was one of the most versatile horses in the business here 12 months ago, beating Rene’s Girl by a comfortable margin. Having run well in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, Phil Kirby’s stable star should be primed to try and defend her crown. This year’s race though, is much deeper than the last and I feel Lady Buttons could be a little vulnerable over this trip.

Casablanca Mix has won all of her previous three starts over fences and should be a big player again. However, despite sitting three-pounds behind her rivals in the ratings though, I feel LA BAGUE AU ROI is the clear class-angle in this race and a drop in class should enable Warren Greatrex’s star to get back to winning ways.

La Bague Au Roi impressed in novice company last season, beating Topofthegame and Santini to the Kauto Star, before holding off a wave of Irish rivals to win the Flogas Novices’ Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival. Following a terrible showing on her return in the Charlie Hall, Greatrex was impressed with his mare’s efforts in the Peterbrough Chase, where she faded a little from the front to eventually finish three lengths behind Top Notch in third.

A three-length defeat to a rival as classy as Top Notch is an excellent piece of form to bring into this Listed race. Good-to-soft ground looks ideal and La Bague Au Roi is certainly at her best over two-and-a-half miles. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her go off as the favourite.

La Bague Au Roi (left) gets the better of Topofthegame at Kempton last Christmas.


Maire Banright took the scalp of Thomas Darby on her most recent run and seemed destined for Listed company on the back of that. Although she is clearly capable of carrying top-weight to victory in a race like this, the form of her most recent run has worked out well and I’m put off by her short price.

In contrast, the form of BADDESLEY KNIGHT’S recent victory is working out extremely well, with the third and fourth placed horses both coming out and scoring lengthy wins next time out. On the back of a solid chasing debut behind the impressive Rouge Vif, Chris Gordon’s charge jumped nicely on his way to a two-and-a-half triumph at Wincanton, and he’s been given a wind-op in the build-up to this race.

Ground and trip seem ideal for Baddesley Knight, who’s looked a progressive novice on both of his chase starts to date. At 11/4, he’s a solid candidate for our first free bet.

Having fired in winners all over the country for the best part of two weeks, Venetia Williams’ stable have gone quiet this side of Christmas, with all of her runners at the major Festivals failing to run up to their ability. That hasn’t put my off siding with COMMIS D’OFFICE though, and Williams’ charge should be hard to beat in this four-runner affair.

An experienced chaser at home in France, it took Commis D’Office two years to adapt to his new surroundings in Herefordshire. The penny seemed to have dropped during the latter stages of last season, with Williams’ seven-year-old securing three decent placed efforts behind good-quality rivals like Eamon An Cnoic, Halcyon Days and Solar Impulse.

Commis D’Office made his British debut for Williams off a mark of 132, so he certainly looks the best handicapped entrant here running off a career-low rating of 120. He could be very hard to pass with just 11-00 on his back.

Soviet Pimpernel could open his Graded account at Limerick.

Franco De Port made very heavy weather of what should have been a simple debut success and I’m not sure the Surin, Gardens Of Babylon form lines can be trusted particularly either. I’m fairly confident the best four-year-old in this field will turn out to be SOVIET PIMPERNEL and Peter Fahy’s charge has been dangerously overlooked at 4/1.

Kevin Sexton’s mount got off the mark over hurdles at the first time of asking at Gowran Park, winning comfortably over 18 furlongs. On his first trip to Cheltenham, Soviet Pimpernel then gave Quel Destin a real scare in the Masterson Holdings Hurdle, springing out of the chasing pack to get within a length of the impressive winner.

Soviet Pimpernel was a little outclassed in the Royal Bond the last day, but this is a huge drop in quality and Fahey’s charge has enough about him to secure the first Grade Three of his career.

Man Of Plenty has been dropped down in class, as Sophie Leech looks to end a 15-race winless run, but performances this season suggest this highly-tried 10-year-old is on the wane as a top-level handicapper. There at stamina question marks next to The Crooner and Juge Et Parti could be in the grip of the handicapper.

So, for my final free bet, I’m going to take a bit of a punt with my final free bet and back 7/1 outsider BIALCO. Lucinda Russell’s eight-year-old hasn’t been at his best in two starts so far this term, but he ran a blinder to beat Ayr Right over course-and-distance back in March and returns to Kelso just two pounds higher than his last winning mark. Softer ground should be right up his street too, so I’d be surprised if Bialco wasn’t in there pitching come the final stages of this handicap.

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