Top tips for Sunday’s horse racing – Best bets throughout the day
We give our top tips for Sunday’s horse racing action across the day’s scheduled meetings.
After a cracking Saturday of horse racing action which took in top-class meetings at Newmarket and Ascot, Sunday’s racing perhaps doesn’t quite hold the same allure. Nevertheless, there are still three meetings going to post across the UK with action on the flat at Hamilton on turf and Lingfield on the all-weather.
Meanwhile, over the sticks there is a meeting taking place at Bangor.
Our tipsters look over the day’s racing and we give our top tips for Sunday’s horse racing action across each of the day’s meetings.
TOP TIPS FOR SUNDAY’S HORSE RACING 12 JULY
12:45 Hamilton – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-68) 5f
QUANAH arrives on very good terms with himself having won four of his last six starts which includes a return to winning ways latest over course and distance.
Liam Bailey’s Dandy Man gelding made the early running and he showed a good attitude to rally well and regain the lead on the run to the line. The suspicion is he won a shade easier than he made it appear and he could have further improvement to come from just 3lbs higher in the ratings.
2-3 at this venue and 4-4 overall under Danny Tudhope who takes the reins again he should continue to remain competitive and having won in a decent time latest he is taken to follow up here.
2:35 Lingfield – Betway Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 6f
GARTH ROCKET has four wins to his name at this venue and Michael Murphy’s charge can continue his good spell having won last time out over this course and distance.
The Delegator gelding appeared to score a shade readily on that latest outing, crossing the line almost two lengths to the good from Englishman. That runner-up has won twice since and a 5lbs rise in the weights for that success could still leave the six-year old well treated if he can repeat that effort.
A near-five months’ absence is a slight worry, but given his course record here it looks worth chancing on his fitness and he can put in a bold bid.
3:05 Lingfield – Betway Median Auction Maiden Stakes Cl5 (3-5yo) 1m4f
FLOAT had shaped with some promise on her debut at Yarmouth last October and the Nathaniel filly showed the benefit of that experience when returning from a break to get to within a length of Brideshead at Kempton last month.
David Simcock’s charge still displayed signs of inexperience that day, veering markedly left to end up under the near-side rail; but she can continue to progress and and could yet have more to offer.
She should be well suited by this stiffer test of stamina also, and she can show some further improvement to go close here.
3:45 Bangor – Join tote For New tote Guarantee Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m3½f
SOME DAY SOON was progressive over hurdles last term with four wins prior to running with credit in defeat in successive Grade Two contests at Cheltenham.
Jamie Snowden’s charge was beaten both times by Thyme Hill on those starts, the last of which came in the Hyde Novices’ Hurdle where the Robin Des Champs gelding was beaten around six lengths. That is some strong form and he has to be respected as a result taking in a handicap on his reappearance where a mark of 135 looks workable.
Assuming he’s fully wound up ahead of his return to action then he could go close here and his yard knows how to ready one so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him involved in the finish; with the potential to improve further he should make his presence felt and he can get back to winning ways.