Flat and jumps fans are served well on ITV3 Sunday with more racing from Goodwood and Perth added to the mix for a total of seven races.
Let’s get straight to it and see if we can do some damage to Paddy’s profits.
Here is what is tickling my fancy:
The coverage kicks off with a handicap for fillies over 1m 4f and it’s hard to get away from ICE SPRITE here who looks very hard to beat for William Haggas and Tom Marquand.
My selection has won her last two races and looked a fast improver at Windsor last time. I was at that meeting and I can tell you Marquand loves this horse and believes there is much more to come.
Another handicap here over 6 furlongs and this is wide open event. I’ll take an each-way chance with WOVEN, who stays a bit further than this but that is no bad thing in probable juicy conditions.
Trained by Dave Simcock and ridden by Hayley Turner, Woven is down a few pounds in the weights and would have a decent enough chance if anywhere near his best. he has form on a softish surface.
Handicap company again, but this time over 1m 2f and any of these could win. I’ll take a chance on one of the bigger priced animals in IT’S GOOD TO LAUGH.
He flopped last time at Sandown when the ground was good to firm. But, he was a good second on both his previous starts for Clive Cox with a bit of cut in the surface. If it rains, he is a player under Adam Kirby.
Now some class with the Group 3 Supreme Stakes over 7 furlongs, but there is no standout here. D’BAI doesn’t mind some cut in the ground and is an absolute 7-furlong specialist, which is a rarity.
Trained by Charlie Appleby for Godolphin and ridden by James Doyle, D’Bai last ran at this track when sixth behind Space Blues in the Lennox Stakes. The form of that race is strong, very strong.
The Perth action begins with a handicap chase over 2m. I won’t be opposing SCARDURA here, who will be hard to beat for Neil Mulholland and Robbie Dunne.
Off this mark of 127 last time, Scardura was a fine second at Stratford and a repeat of the performance might be enough to score.
Now a handicap hurdle over 2m 4f. The in-form horse here is IMPERIAL ELYSIAN, who is on a four-timer after wins at Huntingdon, Kempton and Southwell.
He’s gone up 26lb for those efforts, but deserves that and can go in for Fergal O’Brien and Paddy Brennan, who is riding at the top of his game.
Now a classy handicap chase with the Perth Gold Cup over 3m and this is a tough heat to call. I’ll take a chance with another Mulholland horse here in the shape of the old boy THE YOUNG MASTER.
He’s been up to 150 in his time and he’s only down to 144, so is far from chucked in. That said he bring class to the race, has Tom Scudamore up and has his first run since a wind operation. Fingers crossed.
So best of luck and pray for Yeeehaaas. You hear me Paddy?
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