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Horse Racing Betting Tips for the ITV Racing Today – Sunday 16th August

ITV racing schedule

This weekend’s Sunday ITV racing tips come from Newbury and Ripon and Henry has picked out his betting tips for each of the seven races being shown live.

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1:50 Newbury

The opener on ITV racing on Sunday is a 1m handicap on Newbury’s straight course. Confide heads the market at 9/2 for the O’Meara team and is probably entitled to be there judged on recent form.

The horse I like though is one near the bottom of the handicap is WILFY EW. Wilfy has been running some really good races travelling well through the races but until last time out he had been just finding one too good. Last time out he was a deserved winner and now he’s got his head in front I think he can kick on again. He has a lovely race weight off 8’8 here and at the prices he is a great e/w bet.

 

2:25 Newbury

The next race from Newbury is a very competitive handicap over 7f.

The horse for me is DANYAH who was very impressive when winning last time out. I think he can defy this rise in the handicap to back that up with another victory here. Trainer Owen Burrows can’t do anything wrong at the moment and Crowley is ticking off the winners riding on the crest of a wave.

 

3:00 Newbury

The 3:00 race from Newbury is another handicap but this time it’s over 1m6f.

I was really impressed with SPACE WALK last time out and he’s my horse racing tip here. He won well at Haydock despite being a slight drifter on the day leading front start to finish. He proved there that this distance is ideal for him and I can no reason why he can’t back that performance up with another victory here. Tom Marquand takes over from Daniel Tudhope here and that is no negative. Any rain will be welcomed with the thundery showers forecasted.

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3:35 Newbury

The last race from Newbury on ITV is the best race on their card and it’s a Listed contest for the sprinters over 5f. Caroline Dale holds favouritism after a solid run in the Princess Margaret Stakes.

However, I like COUNTRY CARNIVAL NAP here. This horse finished second behind Miss Jingles last time out but just missed out in a head bobber. I think this stiffer rest of 5f will suit him more and he can turn that form around.

 

2:05 Ripon

The 2.05 at Ripon is a handicap over the 1m distance. Hortzadar heads the market at 11/4 and has been running consistently well of late. He’s carrying a lot of weight today and I’m happy to look elsewhere.

The horse I like is GARDEN OASIS EW. Garden Oasis won well three starts back powering clear over this course and distance to win by over 4 lengths. He has had two average runs since but returning to Ripon with jockey and trainer in form he’s the one for me today.

 

2:40 Ripon

4 runners go to post for the 2:40 contest over 6f. It’s easy to make a case for all 4 runners but the one for me is FOUNTAIN CROSS.

Fountain Cross ran a very good race last time out at Glorious Goodwood finishing within 5 lengths of top 2-year-old Battleground. He is the top rated out of this lot and I think he’s continuing to improve which makes me feel he’ll be tough to beat here.

 

3:15 Ripon

The feature on Ripon card comes at 3:15 and it’s the Great St Wilford Handicap over 6f. As you’d expect with any good handicap race it’s wide open and there is plenty you can make a case for.

At the prices I am happy to go with GOLDEN APOLLO EW. He has plenty of useful form to his name getting close to horses like Swindler and Chiefofchiefs over the last year. He ran a very good race last time out just missing out finishing second behind a good horse in Muscika. The ground will be ideal for him and he is a cracking e/w bet with the place terms that are on offer here.

 

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