Andy Holding’s Sunday Racing Tips


Ironically , this is a drop in quality for past impressive C&D winner, Hathiq, however he’s been beaten out of sight in his past 2 starts, and for that reason he’s got to be taken on at the front of this market.
TIDE OF TIME (best price 11-2) arrives in fairly fine fettle and seems among those likelier ones to capitalise, much more so considering he could wind up being favourably positioned thanks to his own high draw beside the stands’ side railing. Always prominent before exercising a convincing winner of a competitive five-furlong disability at Down Royal two starts before, Edward Lynam’s gelding created a bold fist of attempting to repeat the dose in a significantly better race at the Curragh last time out. Leading a intelligent area down to the furlong pole, the son of Choisir simply ran out of petrol at the latter stages but dropping back down to his optimum space, he should make his presence felt over today’s flatter track.
Another to grab the eye in the costs would be SUN SIGN (best price 11-1) who showed up well in what turned out to be a hot maiden at the Curragh on Friday. Well found in the industry beforehand — like some of her competitions — Denise Foster’s gelding travelled well in habitual fashion to the furlong pole and if asked to go and win her race in the distance, she rushed on in game fashion all the way to the line only to come across the well-supported Hiella just too good. Moreover, the speed figure was quite good for the grade of race and now proven a well-run affair on soft ground isn’t a problem, the daughter of Sharmardal is likely to take high position.
You would say the fashion of French racing wouldn’t always be appropriate for ROMANISED (NAP) (best price 3-1), but with stable mate, Success Days, presumably in the area to make sure there’s no hanging around, Ken Condon’s colt is strongly fancied to land the next Group 1 prize of his profession.
Winner of last season’s Irish 2000 Guineas, the son of Holy Roman Emperor could not exactly be described as successful since, but in precisely exactly the exact same time, he has conduct some big races in defeat, including the one in the Queen Anne in Royal Ascot two starts ago. Dropped out from his high lure, the four-year-old saw himself with a lot to do at halfway, however in making up a fantastic deal of floor in the last two furlongs, he conducted on most powerful of all to complete a never-nearer fourth. Truly, there is an argument to be left he may have won using a clearer run.
Racing back on seven-furlongs in the Curragh last time out, he returned to winning ways by arguably one of the career-best performances, swooping fast and late to run down some of the greatest specialist around that distance. In doing this, Romanised knocked out some amazingly good closing sectionals (conducted last few furlongs in 33.8 compared to 6f handicap winner Verhoyan’s 35.2) and considering those amounts were attained off the rear of a searching end-to-end gallop, the effort deserves an enormous amount of merit. Looking at people who’ve run from this race so far, Hey Gaman worked perfectly well at Goodwood, and Gordon Lord Byron did his piece for the form with another good screen back over the exact same track two weeks past.
Clearly in the kind of his life based on current evidence, this likeable and fairly reliable sort seems a better horse into the one that completed a slightly disappointing fifth at this race this past year and providing the ground at the French trail rides no more than good-to-soft (place for a dry afternoon appearing at local forecast), he’s got a nice chance of gaining a much-deserved victory in this level.
LORTON (best cost 8-1) was a late scratch at Haydock on Thursday on account of the speedy floor, but with all the rain falling at the previous 48 hours to help her cause, she rates a viable each-way alternate to the short-priced favorite, Aplomb.
Held up within her run and slightly unlucky at Ripon two starts ago, Julie Camacho’s filly was among several who got hung up out to shut down the unfavourable middle of the track at Newmarket last time out and, because of this, could never really secure aggressive. On the two occasions, however, she did keep on well enough at the final stages to indicate she’s holding her kind together nicely and with form figures of 122 when the floor was good-to-soft or worse, the daughter of Sepoy has her perfect conditions this day to conduct to maximum capacity.
CRACKING NAME (best cost 8-1) may be a tiny bit in and out, but she frequently comes good at today’s place and after three runs which should ensure she arrives cherry-ripe, David Marnane’s mare has a decent likelihood of winning this race to the second year in succession. The daughter of Famous Title required three runs last season before she struck at Cork, therefore her latest performance when a creditable fifth out of a terrible draw Chester should be seen as par for the program. A winner over the C&D ago in August 2017, the five-year-old replicated the dose twelve weeks with a smooth success over a competitive area similar to today’s and having shown herself soft earth in years past that the locally-trained mare has all her home conveniences in place to perform to her finest.
Read more: