Horse Racing tips: Rory Delargy’s best Newmarket bets on Sunday

Rory reckons he's found some value on 1,000 Guineas day at Newmarket.

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Rory Delargy’s Racing Tips:

13:50 – Cemhaan
15:00 – Al Husn
15:40 – Tahiyra

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

13:50 – Cemhaan

Cemhaan was an impressive winner of this contest 12 months ago, and was better still when scoring over 1½m here in August. He’s had his breathing tinkered with since a rare poor run in the November Handicap, where the heavy ground was against him, and he returns with his trainer in flying form.

George Baker’s last ten runners have recorded form figures of: 3-1-3-1-3-1-0-1-2-1, which augurs well for a horse who won on last season’s reappearance and has landed two of his three starts over today’s trip. He’s higher in the weights than he was last year, but that looks fully justified, and he ought to give backers an excellent run for their money again.

15:00 – Al Husn

Al Husn has something to find stepping up from handicap company, but the form of her win over 1¼m here in October could not have worked out better, with the runner-up landing a Listed race next time, and the third – to whom she was conceding a stone – taking a Grade 3 contest at Del Mar on her next start. Several others from further back in the field have also done their bit to boost the form, and Roger Varian’s filly should not be underestimated given the precipitous nature of her improvement last term.  

15:40 – Tahiyra

It’s possible to go round in circles with the 1000 Guineas and there are no end of promising fillies in the field who are open to improvement, but it helps to run another replay of the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh last September, just as a reminder that Tahiyra really did what she did on the day.

Absence allows doubt to flourish, and it’s easy to forget the impact of that devastating 2¼-length defeat of Meditate, but one viewing of the replay serves to allow all the positive impressions of that success to rush back, and the more I watch, the more she appears a cut above others of her generation. She’s hard to oppose, even at quite skinny odds, and any rain overnight will only strengthen confidence.

Rory Delargy’s Racing Tips:

13:50 – Cemhaan
15:00 – Al Husn
15:40 – Tahiyra

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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