Sunday 29 September horse racing tips – Candy’s 5/1 chance could Boucher opposition at Epsom

Henry Candy can get amongst the winners at Epsom on Sunday.

Henry Candy can get amongst the winners at Epsom on Sunday.

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for Sunday’s UK and Irish horse racing fixtures.

The week ends with just three UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post, and there is flat racing action from both Epsom and Musselburgh, while the Curragh in Ireland are also racing where the Group Two Beresford Stakes is the feature race of the day.

Curragh (flat) – 1.50 – 5.35pm (8 races)
Epsom (flat) – 2.00 – 5.15pm (7 races)
Musselburgh (flat) – 2.10 – 5.25pm (7 races)


(2.20) LOUISIANA (11/4, Ladbrokes) looks worth chancing to get off the mark at the third attempt, and the Galileo colt can continue his race-by-race improvement.

One of three runners in the race for Aidan O’Brien, he showed ability on his debut when finishing third behind Geometrical at Gowran Park in August, and he duly confirmed the impression he had made when finding only one too good next time out at Listowel behind Shekhem.

He could have further improvement to come, and likely to continue to progress he is worth chancing that he can take another forward step here despite not looking the yard’s first string on jockey bookings.

Nevertheless, he ought to go well in this contest and he can go close under Wayne Lordan.

(2.50) DEIDRA (16/1, Paddy Power, each-way) can follow up her breakthrough success at Naas earlier in the month, and Michael O’Callaghan’s charge ought to go close here.

The Dark Angel filly has shown race by race improvement this term, bettering her finishing position each time and opening her account when beating Allez Allez Allez last time out by almost two lengths.

She won a shade readily that day, hinting at better to come; and while this is a step up in class, she can remain competitive and every chance she can give a good account of herself here.

1.50 – My Friend Stan
2.20 – Louisiana
2.50 – Deidra
3.25 – Brunelle
4.00 – Innisfree
4.30 – Aesop
5.05 – Lampetia
5.35 – The King Of Kells

The Curragh race

The Curragh race on Sunday afternoon.


(2.10) William Haggas’ runners are showing signs of a return to form, and JOHAN (11/8, William Hill) can make the trip north from Newmarket a winning one by following up his recent success at Lingfield.

The Zoffany colt built on a promising debut fourth at Newmarket in July to run out a ready winner over Rovaniemi latest and he ought to continue to progress having dug deep to score once challenged and he ran on well to post a convincing success.

Softer ground is unlikely to present a problem, and he has the benefit of more experience over fellow last-time winner Amaysmont which could prove crucial in this contest. The race may boil down into a match between the pair, and while the latter was impressive in getting off the mark on debut, the Haggas runner could just prove too strong and can follow up his own win last time.

(3.45) It could be worth chancing on a return to from from ROYAL BRAVE (4/1, Bet365) who is a five-time course and distance winner, but the Acclamation gelding has been out of sorts recently with a string of indifferent runs.

Rebecca Bastimans’s charge however is starting to look really well-handicapped now, and a return to his best back over course and distance would certainly see him go close.

His last success came when beating the useful Staxton at Ripon last September in the City Of The Dales Handicap, where he struck from a mark of 88; but he is only rated 80 here after some uninspiring outings which includes on his latest run over course and distance where he beat only two rivals home.

Danny Tudhope is back in the saddle for this outing, and the pair have a decent record when teaming up so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him exploiting his sliding handicap mark before too much longer.

1.40 – Chica Buena
2.10 – Johan
2.40 – Summer Heights
3.15 – My Ukulele
3.45 – Royal Brave
4.20 – Thornaby Princess
4.55 – Lagenda
5.25 – Kaizer


Musselburgh is in action on Sunday


(3.05) ALNADIR (13/2, Bet365) could be worth giving another chance having crashed out at Chelmsford latest in an unfortunate incident where he was still firmly in the mix when being bumped and badly hampered turning into the straight which in turn caused him to fall in the race.

Simon Crisford’s charge had been in good heart previously, finishing runner-up in three of his previous four outings on turf which include being beaten only one length at Brighton the time before.

He was a Nottingham winner last October, beating the useful Eagles By Day, and he could be worth siding with here to get back on track if that recent mishap hasn’t left a mark.

(3.35) ALFRED BOUCHER (5/1, Paddy Power) saw his winning streak ended by Casanova at Sandown latest, but Henry Candy’s charge could quickly get back on the scoresheet here.

The Aussie Rules gelding had struck gold in each of his previous three starts at Lingfield, Newmarket and Salisbury respectively, looking to win a shade cosily on the third occasion when beating Oloroso by the better part of three lengths.

He perhaps went off too hard at Sandown where he eventually finished fourth, but reunited with David Probert who is 2-2 on the gelding and allied with soft ground which he handles well could see him get back to winning ways from the same mark.

2.00 – Lost In Time
2.30 – King’s Caper
3.05 – Alnadir
3.35 – Alfred Boucher
4.10 – Gas Monkey
4.45 – Edinburgh Castle
5.15 – Global Destination