Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: Sunday 16 August 2020 UK Best Bet Sunday

Neil Morrice: Sunday 16 August 2020 UK Best Bet Sunday

International Racing - Sunday 2 August 2020

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips from Sunday's racing coming your way from Newbury, Riponi, Market Rasen. 

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Race 5 No4 CAROLINE DALE (Nap)

Trainer: David Loughnane - Jockey: Richard Kingscote

CAROLINE DALE’s two Ascot runs either side of a smooth Windsor triumph make her the one to beat in this Listed St Hugh’s Fillies’ Stakes. She stepped up to the plate at Royal Ascot to finish third to Campanella in the Queen Mary and latterly, when moved up a furlong for the Princess Margaret Stakes, only weakened in the closing stages to fill the same placing behind Santosha. She is clearly better at the minimum distance, a point crucial to her chance here.


Race 8 No5 FABILIS

Trainer: Ralph Beckett - Jockey: Rob Hornby

 FABILIS hails from a yard that rarely sends out first time juvenile winners but the close relative of Monarchs Glen can prove an exception to that rule. He’s shown plenty in his work and should enjoy any cut in the ground, a factor that needs monitoring with dark skies overhead this weekend.


Race 9 No8 KALEIDOSCOPIC (Each Way)

Trainer: Mick Channon - Jockey: Rob Hornby

There will be value about KALEIDOSCOPIC in this novice stakes, largely due to the visually poor run she put in on debut at Lingfield. The daughter of Le Havre seemed to get lost on the horizon before staying on past beaten rivals, but was nevertheless beaten 26 lengths by the winner Faisal. That effort did not mirror what she had shown at home, or has shown subsequently, and she can do a lot better.


Race 10 No9 RHYME SCHEME (Each Way)

 The easier going is just what RHYME SCHEME should appreciate, and while she’s no star this is a race in which she can do well. The Poet’s Voice filly is partnered for the first time by Channon’s apprentice Bass who is good value for his 7lb claim.

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Race 3 No3 THRAVE (Each Way)

Trainer: Mike Appleby - Jockey: Ben Curtis

 Although falling on a downward spiral THRAVE is of interest now dropped in trip and on just a second start for his trainer. The one time Classic hope didn’t cut the mustard at a top jumps yard, while on debut for Appleby at Newmarket took off as if stung by a wasp and ran himself into an early submission. Rather than take that massive defeat at face value, it could be worth giving the five-year-old one more chance. As long as he consents to settle he still has the ability to get involved.


Race 5 No5 KIMIFIVE (Each Way)

Trainer: Joe Tuite - Jockey: Cieren Fallon


Few horses deserve to plunder a valuable sprint handicap like this Great St Wilfrid Stakes more than KIMIFIVE who went down by just a head to Summerghand in the Stewards Cup and is poised to avenge that Goodwood defeat. He breaks from gate 13 which is ok granted those drawn high have an advantage. The other one to bear in mind from stall 18 is Golden Apollo whose trainer will have winners this week.......he’s definitely worth a saver.



Trainer: Mick Channon - Jockey: Johnathan Burke


While the utmost respect is given to top weight Brandon Castle in this handicap hurdle, HATS OFF TO LARRY could be thrown in getting 22lbs from that foe. The selection is a horse of size and substance but needs to jump better than in his other three races over timber. On the pick of his Flat form he would be a serious contender, and is definitely worth a market check.


Race 8 No3 DENS DELIGHT (Nap)

Trainer: Olly Murphy - Jockey: Gavin Sheehan


Murphy has made a blistering start to the season and he looks to hold the answer to the concluding Bumper with DENS DELIGHT. The Tin Horse gelding shaped with abundant promise to make a race of it with multiple scorer Ultimate Getaway on debut here last month, and is very much the one to beat on that evidence.

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