After the thrills and spills of The Derby on Saturday, Sunday sees just three race meetings in the UK – from Goodwood, Musselburgh and Perth – while there’s Irish action from Listowel and Kilbeggan.
The first race of the day is at Goodwood at 13:30, where there are seven races in total, culminating with the 17:50. The 15:50 at Goodwood today is one of Betfred’s designated ‘Extra Place’ races, paying out on three places, and it’s a seven-strong affair in which The Lamplighter (5/1) will aim for a repeat of his victory in this 12 months ago.
Even though he is 4lb higher than when he pounced late under Pat Cosgrave last year, a similar outcome is very much a possibility. Others to note include Indian Creek (9/4) and Lovely Breeze (4/1).
Perth’s seven-race card gets underway at 14:20 and they finish up at the Scottish track after the 17:35. The Sam Morshead Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase at 16:01 is the standout race and there are several contenders for the prize, including Glenloe (9/2) and Minella Trump (9/4).
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Glenloe was placed in first-time cheekpieces at Fairyhouse in April and then also impressed when fourth in first-time blinkers at the Punchestown festival 12 days later. Minella Trump, meanwhile, won seven consecutive times last year and, after a well-earned four-month break, came back to record a C&D success in April so his appeal this afternoon is obvious.
The Sky Bet Sunday Series takes place at Musselburgh and will be shown live on ITV4 this afternoon between 15:45 and 18:45. With prize money of over £200,000, it’s an exciting seven-race card, including an 11-runner race at 16:15 which Betfred have classed as a ‘Super Extra Place Race’, paying out four places instead of three for each way bets at 1/5 the odds.
In it, Fashion Advice (6/1) is one for consideration after being a C&D winner last spring while she was only beaten by half a length at Carlisle nine days ago to suggest she’s returned in good shape.
In Ireland today, Listowel’s seven-race card starts at 13:55 and finishes up after the 17:10, while the action at Kilbeggan is on between 14:10 and 17:25 where there are also seven races.
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