Sunday’s Racing Tips – The Best 5 Bets from York, Curragh & Southwell

York races betting tips

Today’s horse racing tips come from York, Newbury, Southwell and Curragh and I am picking my 5 best bets. There is a race preview of each of the five selected races below as well as a NAP and NB bet.


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13.55 York

With the listed race of the day at York the William Hill King Charles II Stakes over 7f my selection is the currently unbeaten BOCCACCIO for trainer Charlie Appleby and William Buick. This rapidly progressive colt is proving to be worth his $850,000 Guineas price tag after making it 3 from 3 when last seen at Newmarket over 7f 22 days ago. He will have more to show here I feel in a higher grade. He is against some good sprinters but with draw 1 I think he will relish the step up in class and state his claims here. Ventura Rebel will enjoy the 7f trip and be a leading contender to challenge BOCCACCIO.


Curragh 14.35

In the Manguard Plus Summer Fillies’ Handicap (Premier Handicap) over 7f and my tip is Literally MUSIC TO MY EARS for trainer Joseph O’Brien. She is a lightly raced type and has promise around her after winning a 13 runner handicap at this course over a further distance 23 days ago. Her yard are currently going well and I feel she should feature here and the market will show that. She has a 6lb penalty but I feel with dropping down in trip that she should be able to navigate that.


15.15 Southwell

My selection in the Support The Arc Racing Club Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) over 2m 4f 88y is RUBYTWO for Nicky Richards and Jockey Danny McMenamin. Still a maiden over hurdles but she is a winner of a NH flat race over 2m. That win was over 2 years ago, but with the jockey claiming 3lbs I feel he could be in the mix here. She has placed in 7 of her 14 runs and I am tipping her E/W here. Ginistrelli for Olly Murphy and Richard Johnston will be looking to be a front runner here as he won on his debut at Uttoxeter over 2m. He saddles a 7lb penatly and has a good chance here to place with a step up in trip.


15.25 Newbury

In the listed race at Newbury the bet365 Steventon Stakes over 1m 2f I am going for the William Haggas trained FAYLAQ. The 4-year-old has won over this distance and improved in handicaps last season. Was well beaten by Dashing Willoughby at Newmarket over 1m 4f 42 days ago. He is stepping down in trip and he will be hoping for a quick pace here and could try and dictate that form draw 2. Bonus that Jim Crowley is booked on board. Pablo Escobar for William Haggas will look to go well as he is winner at this level and has cheek pieces applied to improve on his 7 places from 10 runs. Global Giant for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori have got draw 1 and can get back to winning ways after being given a poor draw at Sandown 14 days ago. But I am going for value here and tipping FAYLAQ E/W as you can get him at 10/1 with some bookies.


16.30 Newbury

My last selection is running in the British Stallion Studs EBF/bet365 Fillies’ Handicap over 1m 5f 61y and I like the look of ALEMAGNA. She improved by winning her handicap debut at Goodwood last summer and was third last time out at Sandown 14 days ago. She is returning to this trip and I feel it will suit her and is one to watch here. Dubious Affair is looking for her 4th win in a row and is hit with a 6lb rise and would have hopped for the ground to be drier here but she will still be a leading contender I believe but I think ALEMAGNA could edge her here.


Horse Racing Tips Today

13.55 York- BOCCACCIO (WIN) 7/4 NAP

14.35 Curragh- MUSIC TO MY EARS (WIN) 15/2 NB

15.15 Southwell- RUBYTWO (E/W)

15.25 Newbury- FAYLAQ (E/W) 9/1

16.30 Newbury- ALEMAGNA (WIN) 4/1


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