Horse Racing tips: 4 punts Mick Fitzgerald fancies for Sunday’s ITV Racing

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ITV are showing a real Assortment of races on Sunday with races coming from Cartmel home of the sticky toffee pudding , Sandown and in Ireland at Naas.

I am picking out 4 to score across the tracks and I’ll start at Cartmel.

Here’s who I’m tipping up on the TV:


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13:45 Cartmel – Altruism

Jimmy Moffat trains in Cartmel and his runners always have to be respected here, the problem is he has three of them in this race.

Charlotte Jones, who works for him, win on Golden Town at Perth and I find it really interesting that she has deserted him for top weight ALTRUISM. Altruism won last time at Newcastle, but that was before lockdown. However, he has won off this mark before and could be a good each-way prospect.

Constancio is the one I fear most having run a nice comeback race at Southwell behind Highly Prized. I am going with Altruism for value though.



14:00 Sandown – Mountain Peak

MOUNTAIN PEAK and Blue de Vega met earlier in the year at Haydock and Mountain Peak hosed up. The ground is a little different and both horses have climbed up in the weights. Mountain Peak gets the nod for me here.

Dave Dexter was behind that day but has come out and won at Chepstow on soft ground, so the slower ground might help him get closer.

Benny and The Jets won nicely at Wolverhampton last time and back on turf is only a pound higher than his winning mark.

Stone of Destiny is a head scratcher as this lad has the ability but has struggled recently, it would not be the biggest surprise to see him run well though.

15:05 Sandown – Quadrilateral

The Atalanta Stakes was won last year by the Benny Andersen-owned (yes, the guy from ABBA) Lavenders Blue, but the ground was quicker that day. She should handle this surface though, and being reunited with man of the moment Jim Crowley, she will run well again.

This is a tidy race with Lady Bowthorpe on a career high mark after a Group 3 win at Ascot. Billesdon Brook was beaten a neck in the Group 1 Falmouth stakes and is probably the safest bet in the race.

QUADRILATERAL is a very good filly, as she showed when winning at Newmarket in the fillies mile last year. She was third to superstar mare Love in the 1000 guineas and had a rough trip at Royal Ascot. Jason Watson has been replaced on her by Ryan Moore and it will be a kick in the teeth for Jason if she wins.

No jockey likes getting jocked off, but it happens. He has to put it aside and just get on with the rides he does have. He is a young man and you just have to show that you can get over stuff like this.

Ryan will have to get her to relax as she has been lit up in her races, but he is under no pressure and should do that. She may be the best filly in the race, but it has to fall into place for her.


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15:20 Naas – Ennistymon

This is a 1m 6f race for fillies from the Kildare venue and Kastasa for Dermot Weld and Aga Khan.

This filly has rocketed up the ratings from 79 to 109 and won five races on the way to doing it. This will be the softest ground she will have encountered, so that has to be noted.

Ennistymon is a filly I love, she is by the mighty Galileo and was placed behind Love in the Oaks. She was also just behind Frankly Darling in the Ribblesdale Stakes at the Royal meeting and she is the one for me with Seamy Heffernan back after his long holiday!

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Mick Fitzgerald’s tips summary:

13:45 Cartmel – Altruism
14:00 Sandown – Mountain Peak
15:05 Sandown – Quadrilateral
15:20 Naas – Ennistymon


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