Sunday 25 August horse racing tips – No joking over winning claims of Stoute’s 11/10 chance at Yarmouth
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Sunday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.
The week ends with a three-fixture line-up of UK horse racing meetings which sees flat racing action going to post at Goodwood, Beverley and Yarmouth.
The feature race of the afternoon is the Group Three Supreme Stakes which goes to post at Goodwood.
Goodwood (flat) – 2.00 – 5.50pm (8 races)
Beverley (flat) – 2.10 – 6.00pm (8 races)
Yarmouth (flat) – 2.20 – 5.40pm (7 races)
(2.30) ELEGANT LOVE (10/3, William Hill) has been largely consistent of late without seriously threatening the judge; but dropping into a seller now, David Evans’ charge can get off the mark now.
The Delegator filly has finished fourth in four of her last six starts which includes her last three outings and she was beaten just over one length latest at Ffos Las behind Sincerity.
That was a better race than this, and she can take advantage of the drop into an easier grade to come out on top in a weak race.
(3.00) COUNTRY (NON RUNNER) is on a roll, building on a promising debut to reel off a hat-trick of wins and the Dubawi gelding can continue his good spell to strike again.
William Haggas’ charge scored the latest of his successes when sporting first-time cheekpieces at Redcar earlier in the month, getting the better of Cardano by a half-length, and despite the narrow margin of victory he appeared to win a shade cosily.
A 5lbs rise in the weights and a step up in class both demand more, but he very much looks a progressive sort who could have more to offer, and if the headgear continues to have a positive effect then he ought to go close here.
2.00 – Junvieve
2.30 – Elegant Love
3.00 – Country
3.35 – Jumping Jack
4.10 – Limato
4.45 – Alemagna
5.20 – Red Stripes
5.50 – Blue Medici
(3.15) HARRY LOVE (11/8, William Hill) arrives here in search of a hat-trick of successes, and the Lawman gelding can land the three-timer with the potential for further improvement still to come.
Ollie Pears’ charge was a Thirsk winner on just his second outing, going one better than his debut runner-up finish; he subsequently stepped up again to run out an impressive winner over Vintage Times over five furlongs here where he struck by almost four lengths.
An opening handicap mark of 82 doesn’t look harsh judging on his exploits to date, and with further improvement to come then he can win again here, and there is a feeling this initial mark underestimates his potential.
(4.25) DUTCH COED (9/4, Coral) is in the form of his life at present, and Nigel Tinkler’s charge can strike another win.
The Dutch Art gelding has won four of his last five starts, including twice over course and distance with the latest of them coming latest when beating Langholm by a neck earlier in the month.
He has also won at Carlisle and Hamilton this term, and the seven-year old appeared to win a shade readily latest which has in turn drawn a 3lbs rise from the handicapper. However, Rowan Scott’s claim offsets that penalty, and while he remains in this sort of form he is taken to continue to make hay, and he can continue his purple patch with another win.
2.10 – Tukhoom
2.40 – Yoshimi
3.15 – Harry Love
3.50 – Brutalab
4.25 – Dutch Coed
5.00 – One To Go
5.30 – Blyton Lass
6.00 – Burtonwood
(2.50) MUTAABEQ (8/1, William Hill) won two of his three starts for Dermot Weld in Ireland last term, and having looked in need of his reappearance run on his first outing for Marcus Tregoning the Teofilo gelding stepped up on that form to find only Time Change too good at Bath earlier in the month.
He sported a first-time hood on that occasion, but he looked a tricky ride as he hung left throughout and may have resented the headgear which is left off for this latest run.
He remains with handicapping scope from this mark, and he could be worth giving another chance with the headgear left off for this outing.
(3.25) JOVIAL (11/10, Ladbrokes) shaped well on her debut at Chelmsford earlier in the month, finishing just over three lengths’ third behind Dear Power, and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge can build on that effort to get off the mark at the second attempt.
The Dubawi filly looked to need the experience, running green under pressure; but she’ll have learnt a good deal for that first outing and ought to be more streetwise now.
She can show improvement for that debut experience to do better here, and it would be no surprise to see her find some progress to open her account now.
2.20 – Sudona
2.50 – Mutaabeq
3.25 – Jovial
4.00 – Dark Optimist
4.35 – Smile A Mile
5.10 – Light And Dark
5.40 – Global Hope