It’s a cracking afternoon of racing once more on Sunday. Day 2 of the Dublin Racing Festival from Leopardstown and the second day of the Cheltenham Trials meeting at Musselburgh. Both cards can be seen on ITV Racing who are showing ten race live. We will have free horse racing tips for both cards as well as the flat meeting at Southwell.
1.55 Musselburgh – bet365 Scottish Triumph Hurdle
He might be on his hurdling debut here but Carlos Felix looks a very smart recruit off the flat. On pedigree, he should appreciate the softest ground that he has faced and if hurdling fluently, he can take high rank among the juvenile hurdlers.
2.10 Leopardstown – Chanelle Pharma Novice Hurdle
The 2020 Champion Bumper runner-up, Appreciate It, has taken beautifully to hurdles this season. He was immense when winning here over Christmas and he looks well capable of cementing his place as the Supreme favourite for Cheltenham next month.
2.25 Musselburgh – bet365 Scottish Stayers Novices’ Hurdle
A close second to a smart subsequent winner at Southwell last time, Fantastikas can take another step forward. He has improved with each outing over obstacles, with a sharp track at this trip suiting him well. Softer ground won’t be a concern and there should still be more to come.
2.55 Musselburgh – Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle
This is easier for Keeper Hill compared to taking on the likes of On The Blind Side and Lil Rockerfeller last time out. He is five pounds lower than when third in this race last season in what looks a much weaker renewal. The race looks his for the taking.
3.25 Musselburgh – bet365 Scottish Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
A speed track suits Third Time Lucki really well, an impressive winner at Kempton last time out. It’s no surprise that connections feel Musselburgh is a suitable track for him after that. This is a tough harder but a repeat of that most recent success very much makes him the one to beat.
3.40 Leopardstown – Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup
Winner of this race last year, Delta Work has won all three starts over fences at this track that he has safely got round. He suffered a blip with his jumping at Christmas but can show that he is still a potent force at Grade 1 level with a return to winning ways.
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