Sunday 22 September horse racing tips – Longsdon’s 6/4 chance can land Plumpton win

Plumpton are racing on Sunday alongside Hamilton.

Plumpton are racing on Sunday alongside Hamilton.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Sunday’s UK and Irish racemeetings.

A quiet Sunday by usual standards with only two meetings going to post, both on home soil as racing in Ireland takes a day off.

Sunday’s fixtures sees flat racing from Hamilton, while Plumpton are racing over the sticks.

Hamilton (flat) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Plumpton (jumps) – 2.15 – 5.15pm (7 races)



(3.00) None of this field arrive at the top of their game, but it could be worth taking a chance on Jim Goldie’s JEFFREY HARRIS (9/4, Bet365) who has been running better than his bare form figures suggest and he suffered a luckless passage when last seen at Musselburgh last month.

The Orientor gelding had no luck in running having first reared in the stalls and badly missing the break, and then being hampered later in the race. He had made the frame on a few occasions prior to that run, and with a bit more luck this time around then he could produce a solid run under Danny Tudhope.

This isn’t a strong race and he ought to be competitive so every chance he can bounce back from that effort latest to go close.

(3.30) THE LAST EMPEROR (6/4, Bet365) was a fairly useful sort on the flat previously for Roger Varian, winning on debut at Yarmouth back in July 2017 and then making the frame in several subsequent outings prior to a move to Ireland and Emmet Mullins.

He hasn’t set the heather alight in that discipline, while a couple of starts on the flat have also been disappointing. However, he returns to the level for this outing having finished fourth of ten runners over timber latest at Sligo, and if recapturing his old flat form then he could go close.

This is easier than recent runs, while he drops back in trip having possibly been unsuited by further. Now dropping into selling company, he could well prove a tough nut to crack at this lowly level, and in a poor race he can get back on the winning trail.

2.00 – Fox Hill
2.30 – Super Florence
3.00 – Jeffrey Harris
3.30 – The Last Emperor
4.00 – Modakhar
4.30 – Lady Alavesa
5.00 – Chica Buena
5.30 – Funny Man

Danny Tudhope

Danny Tudhope can get amongst the winners at Hamilton on Sunday


(2.45) ZAMPERINI (5/1, Coral) got off the mark over hurdles at this venue back in May, beating Good Time Ahead, and Gary Moore’s charge could have more to offer over hurdles.

The Fast Company gelding was a fair sort on the flat for Michael Murphy, but he has hinted at being a better hurdler in his four starts to date and he followed up his win with a decent runner-up effort at Fontwell two weeks later although he was beaten a fair distance behind a potentially decent sort.

He in turn had plenty to spare over the third horse, and he could improve further. Still unexposed over hurdles, he doesn’t look overfazed from this mark on his handicap debut and with the potential for more to come he can go close here.

(3.45) LOCAL AFFAIR (6/4, William Hill) bumped into one at Fontwell earlier in the month on his hurdles debut, and Charlie Longsdon’s charge could improve for that outing to go one better.

The Teofilo filly had one run on the flat for Simon Crisford, finishing fourth behind Eesha My Flower and beaten around five length; but following five months off the track she chased home Zeb Spirit where she was beaten just under three lengths.

She didn’t appear altogether keen under pressure, swishing her tail; but she ought to have more to offer on the back of that first experience of hurdling, while she should strip fitter following her absence with the run under her belt.

With the potential for improvement on the back of that outing then she could prove hard to beat here.

2.15 – Archimento
2.45 – Zamperini
3.15 – Gold Mountain
3.45 – Local Affair
4.15 – Sizing Granite
4.45 – Taaffes Castle
5.15 – Musical Stardust

Charlie Longsdon

Charlie Longsdon can saddle a Plumpton winner on Sunday