Sunday 10 July horse racing tips and race previews – Kinari looks set to score again at Perth

Southwell's Sunday jumps fixture is one of five racecards going to post.

Southwell’s Sunday jumps fixture is one of five racecards going to post.

Tipster Brian Healy assesses the day’s racecards, and gives his selections and best bets in every race on Sunday.

A cracking week of horse racing action rounds off with a five-fixture programme on Sunday where the day’s action comes over the sticks at Perth, Southwell and Stratford, as well as from Sligo in Ireland.

There is also a fixture on the level at Fairyhouse on Sunday, where the Group Three Brownstown Stakes is the feature of the afternoon.

  • Perth (jumps) – 2.00 – 5.20pm (7 races)
  • Fairyhouse (flat) 2.05 – 5.25pm (7 races)
  • Southwell (jumps) 2.10 – 6.00pm (8 races)
  • Stratford (jumps) – 2.20 – 6.10pm (8 races)
  • Sligo (jumps) – 2.25 – 5.45pm (7 races)

PERTH

(3.05) Peter Bowen seems to have found the key to KINARI (3/1, Ladbrokes) who has thrived in his current headgear combination to rattle off a hat-trick of wins, and the Captain Rio gelding can go in again.

A dual-winner at Ffos Las, he has also won at Worcester this season, jumping up considerably in the weights as a result. He is 11lbs higher here than when beating Tsar Alexandre at Worcester last month; but he did the job with such authority that he can defy the rise in the weights and he could have the handicapper struggling to catch him for some time yet.

Richard Johnson is in action at Perth on Sunday.

Richard Johnson is in action at Perth on Sunday.

(4.10) WADSWICK COURT (5/1, Bet365) hasn’t won since going back to back in the winter of the 2013/14 season where he scored at Huntingdon and Southwell for Charlie Longsdon, and the Court Cave gelding didn’s show his best in a handful of starts for Neil Mulholland prior to switching yards again, this time to Peter Bowen.

He shaped well on his first start for his new handler when returning from a five-month absence to finish runner-up behind Fear Glic at Newton Abbot last month, and likely to be sharper for that run he could go one better from what remains a workable mark over fences.

  • 2.00 – John Monash
  • 2.30 – Baysbrown
  • 3.05 – Kinari
  • 3.40 – Tajseer
  • 4.10 – Wadswick Court
  • 4.45 – Gunner Lindley
  • 5.20 – Tyrrell’s Succes

FAIRYHOUSE

(2.35) Two of GREEK CANYON‘s (7/1, Bet365) career wins have come at this venue, including when landing this prize two seasons ago.

Since then, Ger Lyons’ charge has struggled somewhat, failing to beat a rival home in two of his seven subsequent starts and finishing nearer last than first on three other occasions.

The ground hasn’t been right though for the Moss Vale gelding, who is well suited to quicker ground so won’t want any rain here; first-time cheekpieces are added to the mix in the hole of garnering some improvement, and the handicapper has given him a chance at the weights to bounce back assuming the ground doesn’t deteriorate.

(4.50) It could be worth chancing the fitness of HIDDEN UNIVERSE (14/1, BetVictor) who makes his return from a 600+ day absence.

Formerly a very smart hurdler, placed in Grade One company at both Leopardstown and Punchestown in his earlier career, Dermot Weld’s charge won his first two starts on the level when scoring at Navan and back at Leopardstown.

The Linamix gelding went off the boil afterwards, but popped up again to win a small handicap contest at Galway when beating Foot Soldier; but he hasn’t been seen since finishing fifth behind Clondaw Warrior in the November Handicap at Leopardstown almost two years ago.

While he has the burden of top-weight here, and ideally would prefer a stiffer test, he will appreciate this ground and could be the class act in the race if near his best.

  • 2.05 – Sevenfold
  • 2.35 – Greek Canyon
  • 3.10 – Raymonda
  • 3.45 – Grainne’s Dream
  • 4.15 – Time To Reason
  • 4.50 – Hidden Universe
  • 5.25 – Coook Islands

SOUTHWELL

(3.50) MOUNTAIN TUNES (5/2, William Hill) could be the safest option on the back of a solid runner-up effort last time.

Jonjo O’Neill’s charge boasted a mixed bag of form last term, but the Mountain High gelding looked much more like his old self when staying on into second behind Tony Star at Ffos Las last month, beaten just over one length.

He’s been raised 2lbs for that effort, but he is entitled to be in the mix again under Aidan Coleman, and the dual-Towcester winner can get back on the scoresheet.

Mountain Tunes (right) can get back on the scoresheet with success at Southwell.

Mountain Tunes (right) can get back on the scoresheet with success at Southwell.

(4.20) MR MCGUINESS (10/3, William Hill) has yet to score, but he has produced several good efforts in defeat, and he looked likely to break his duck when falling at the last when last seen out over this course and distance last month.

Rosemary Gasson’s charge was clear when coming to grief, and the handicapper has hit the Kalanisi gelding with a 6lbs rise, which might not be enough to stop him from gaining some compensaton assuming he can put in a clear round of jumping.

  • 2.10 – Dealing River
  • 2.40 – Swansea Mile
  • 3.15 – Nomadic Storm
  • 3.50 – Mountain Tunes
  • 4.20 – Mr Mcguiness
  • 4.55 – King’s Song
  • 5.30 – Princess Tiana
  • 6.00 – Book At Bedtime

STRATFORD

(3.25) DEAUVILLE DANCER (15/2, Sky Bet) has improved for each run over hurdles, getting off the mark at the sixth attempt when running out an easy winner of a course and distance maiden contest last month.

David Dennis’ charge had Ross Kitty some eight lengths back in second as the Tamayuz gelding produced a career-best, and with the prospect of further improvement still to come, he can follow up switched to handicapping.

(4.30) PARSNIP PETE (5/1, Bet365) could be the one to side with, although Tom George’s charge has nothing to spare over the reopposing Fair Dilemma who beat the selection on his last outing over this course and distance and meets the Pasternak gelding on 3lbs better terms.

However, Tom George’s charge followed up that runner-up effort with a fine success at Aintree last month, beating Walden Prince, and lost nothing in defeat when third to another of today’s rivals in Sharp Rise at Uttoxeter on his latest start.

Only beaten just over one length on that occasion, he is 2lbs better at the weights here, so there should be little between the trio at the finish on these terms. The selection has however won off higher marks in the past, and earns a narrow vote to get back to winning ways.

  • 2.20 – Itsamysterytome
  • 2.50 – Present Accepted
  • 3.25 – Deauville Dancer
  • 4.00 – On Alberts Head
  • 4.30 – Parsnip Pete
  • 5.05 – Avispa
  • 5.40 – Rolling Dough
  • 6.10 – Milan Of Crystal

SLIGO

(3.30) BAKOUGAN (5/4, William Hill) has hinted at ability in a pair of bumper runs this year, but could improve for the switch to hurdles and represents the formidable Willie Mullins in an ordinary looking contest.

The Antarctique gelding has finished fifth both times thus far at Tramore and Gowran Park, and while unlikely to prove one of the stable’s leading stars he should be up to making a winning hurdles debut under Ruby Walsh.

Bakougan can give trainer Willie Mullins a winner on Sligo's card

Bakougan can give trainer Willie Mullins a winner on Sligo’s card

(4.35) YES MAN (4/1, BetVictor) showed much improved form when scoring at this venue in May, grinding out a one length victory over Lasoscar, and the Needle Gun gelding looked set to follow up next time at Wexford when falling two from home having taken up the running.

Denis Cullen’s charge could still have more to offer despite advancing years, and raised just 3lbs for that last run he can gain some compensation if putting in a clear round this time.

  • 2.25 – Aretesone
  • 2.55 – Oh Me Oh My
  • 3.30 – Bakougan
  • 4.05 – Mr Moondance
  • 4.35 – Yes Man
  • 5.10 – Lettermacaward
  • 5.45 – Dynaminx