UK Racing Tips On Sunday 27 June – Best Bets For The Day’s Horse Racing Action
UK Racing Tips on Sunday 27 June
A competitive day of racing in prospect on Sunday with three meetings hosted around the UK, and with that in mind we’ve identified our best bets for Sunday’s action.
The three meetings in focus in Britain on Sunday are jumps cards at Uttoxeter and Cartmel as well as a fascinating flat card at Windsor.
In total there are 22 races to view on Sunday, and here at Racing Tips we’ve analysed the cards and picked out our UK Racing Tips for Sunday.
UK Racing Tips on Sunday – Best Bets for the Day’s Horse Racing Action 27th June
1:50 Windsor – Gemma Wheldon Will You Marry Me Handicap (6f)
CHIPSTEAD is a full-brother to stablemate – and dual Group 1 winner – Oxted. Whilst he may never hit the heights of his illustrious relative, he showed himself to be a more than capable sprinter when a close second over course and distance last time out.
Being by Mayson, these softer conditions shouldn’t inconvenience, and he has a good draw to his advantage here in stall 11. He was shoved up three pounds for that aforementioned course second, but this represents a drop-in class and that looks enough to see him get his head in front for the first time.
2:25 Uttoxeter – Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap Hurdle (2m)
TWO BLONDES has pulled his chance away on more than one occasion since sent hurdling and therefore it looks a big plus that connections finally enlist the aid of a first-time hood in a bid to make him settle. This is particularly notable as the addition of first-time headgear saw him gain a maiden win on the flat.
He remains a mid 70’s horse on the flat and therefore looks potentially thrown in off a hurdles rating of just 93 – with the booking of Sam Twiston-Davies a positive one. Back from a break at Sedgefield last time Two Blondes was far from disgraced in fifth, and he wouldn’t need to improve bundles on that to be right in the shake-up at the business end in this race.
2:50 Windsor – Read Hollie Doyle’s Column On attheraces.com Handicap (5f)
REBEL AT DAWN looked unfortunate in the Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap at Royal Ascot last week, where he appeared to challenge from an unfavourable part of the track. This represents a relatively quick turnaround, but the drop-in class will suit, and he looks versatile in regard to ground conditions.
Just four starts back, Rebel At Dawn finished third in an ultra-competitive handicap at Newmarket, and the two horses directly behind him that day are now rated eleven and seven pounds higher respectively, suggesting that Rebel At Dawn could still be well treated off this five-pound higher mark.
3:00 Uttoxeter – bet365 Handicap Hurdle (2m7½f)
BALLON ONABUDGET finished a close up sixth at Cheltenham on his penultimate start, and he can be forgiven a subsequent modest showing at Haydock which came on unsuitably soft ground.
These conditions should suit him much better, and a two-pound drop in the weights puts him back on his last winning handicap mark. This looks like a very competitive race, but he goes well at the track (second and third in two previous runs) and therefore is worth chancing at a value each-way price.
3:25 Windsor – Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap (1m3½f)
CHAI YO POWER improved markedly for the switch to handicaps when a close second at Chepstow last time out. The three-year-old was making up ground hand-over-fist there, and the pound rise that he subsequently received looks a shade lenient.
Being closely related to Duncan (Group 1 winner on soft ground) there’s enough in his pedigree to suggest that he will handle conditions. Chai Yo Power finished a close third at Lingfield on debut last June, the winner is now rated 101, the second 85 and fourth 88 – suggesting that he has a good deal of wriggle room in this current handicap mark of 73.
3.35 Uttoxeter – bet365 Summer Cup (3m2f)
TOPOFTHECOTSWOLDS had a good hurdling campaign last season, culminating in a run in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (fell). He has performed with credit since returned to the larger obstacles, bumping into a Paul Nicholls hotpot at Kempton before finishing a close fifth here last month.
He may well have finished closer there had he jumped the final fence better, and on his last chase run over a similar distance to this, he split rivals now rated eleven and fifteen pounds higher respectively – yet finds himself running off a two-pound lower mark.
4:20 Cartmel – Grizedale Handicap Hurdle (2m6f)
KHAN brought his record since sent hurdling to 2-9 when scoring at Fontwell earlier this month. The runner-up there Hunting Percival has some smart back form to his name behind the likes of Allart, and the subsequent five-pound rise, therefore, looks manageable.
Khan was a Group 1 winner on the flat in Germany earlier in his career and has shown proficiency for testing ground in the past. It looks particularly interesting that connections have chosen to book Charlie Deutsch – who travels to Cartmel for just one ride.
4:30 Windsor – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Fillies’ Handicap (1m)
MORROOJ can be excused her penultimate run at Newmarket where she was struck into, and she bounced right back to form when a close second at Salisbury on reappearance. She would have won there given an extra stride, and the three-pound rise she received from the handicapper has been offset by her excellent rider Ray Dawson’s claim.
Roger Varian’s filly was a winner on soft ground at Chepstow last year, so these ground conditions should hold no fears – which gives her a big advantage over main market rival Arabian Romance who is yet to race on ground softer than good to firm.
5:05 Windsor – Read Kevin Blake On attheraces.com Handicap (1m2f)
HOT SUMMER put up by far his best performance for current connections when staying on for second over a mile at Newmarket last week. The first-time blinkers fitted there have been retained, and he is clearly well at home on these soft ground conditions.
Mark Loughnane’s charge has been pushed up two pounds for that effort, yet recent Royal Ascot winning rider Stefano Cherchi can now make full use of his five-pound claim, so Hot Summer is in effect three pounds better off here. Three previous Windsor runs have resulted in a 2nd, 1st and 9th (when in poor form), so the switch to this track should hold absolutely no fears.