It’s a long way from Peter Bowen’s yard in the south of Wales to Perth but he makes it count. Over the last five seasons, Bowen has produced chase winners at Perth at a remarkable rate of 53% for a level stakes profit of +£18.17. Given that it’s nearly a 750-mile round trip, any chaser that Bowen sends has to be afforded maximum respect.
It’s just one that Bowen runs at Perth on Sunday which means he has to feature in our horse racing tips. There are also cards at Salisbury, Stratford, Fairyhouse and Sligo on Sunday afternoon before the nation settles down to watch the Euro 2020 final.
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Staple Head is the runner in question, a winner for the yard at Market Rasen last time out. His rivals made him work hard there but that was only two and a half miles, the step up to three will suit better. He is an ex point to point winner over this trip and the ground looks to be softening in his favour.
He is only five pounds higher here for that success and sports blinkers for the first time. He won on the first occasion that cheekpieces were added so the switch in headgear has the potential to get him to sharper up through the early part of the contest.
Despite being a nine-year-old, he has only had nineteen starts in his life and just five of those under rules. Perth is a flat, right-handed speed track of a similar ilk to Market Rasen so he should be fine around this course. Overall, he is a runner with plenty in his favour on Sunday so it all looks set for him to run a big race.
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