ITV Racing Sunday Tips and Previews

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE STATE MAN IN THE MORGIANA! Racing live on ITV on Sunday from Punchestown and Exeter. I’ve got every race covered in detail.

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ITV Racing Sunday Schedule

1.30 Punchestown Liam & Valerie Brennan Florida Pearl Novice Chase (Grade 2) 2m61/2f
2.05 Punchestown Unibet Morgiana Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m1/2f
2.25 Exeter Devonshire Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (Class 3) 2m3f
2.40 Punchestown Irish EBF Support Auction For The Down syndrome Centre Maiden Hurdle 2m51/2f
3.00 Exeter Exeter On Haldon Handicap Chase (Class 3) 3m
3.15 Punchestown Pertemps Network Group Handicap Hurdle 3m
3.35 Exeter Plymouth Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 2m21/2f

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Punchestown 1.30

With both Thedevilscoachman and Final Orders now out this looks a straight shootout to me between Idas Boy and MINELLA CROONER and it is the latter I prefer to come out on top. He ran a cracker to finish second to Minella Cocooner in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown before pulling up at Punchestown. Given plenty of time since he remains an exciting recruit to go chasing with and Gordon Elliott has a superb record in this race too.

Idas Boy has experience on side having made an impressive chase debut winning by 14 lengths at Cork last month. He backed that up going down just half a length to El Barra at the same venue last time and is the obvious threat. Amirite prevailed by a nose on chase debut too so looks best of the rest but will need to improve again.

Punchestown 2.05

The Morgiana is one of my favourite early season races as Willie Mullins usually runs one of his stars as a result he has won 10 of the last 11 runnings of the race. This year appears no different with Willie running 3 of the 5 runners headed up by future superstar STATE MAN. He really showed his quality winning the County Hurdle at Cheltenham before going on to win the Champion Novice Hurdle here in April. He will likely be even better now a 5 year old and will be the one they all have to beat.

Sharjah has won this twice and rates the main danger along with Saldier who has also won this. Outside of the Mullins trio Teahupoo could be a threat if the selection doesn’t run his race as he likely has more to come this season.

Exeter 2.25

I’ve been waiting for DUBROVNIK HARRY to jump a fence and even off the layoff here I think he is worth chancing. He looked very raw last season and I know it is cliche but anything he achieved over hurdles definitely was going to be a bonus. He is built to jump a fence and should come into his own now. This looks a good starting point and hopefully he can come out on top before targeting bigger prizes down the line.

Bowtogreatness is well thought of at home and will likely give the selection a race. He won twice over hurdles last season and should have a bright future in this sphere. Neon Moon also did well over hurdles and didn’t run badly at all on chase debut so if coming on for that will also be in the mix.

Punchestown 2.40

This race is always hard to call with not much info on many of these so on all known form I would have it between Monbeg Park and SEABANK BISTRO as the betting is suggesting. The latter edges it as I think he has more to come based on his form in national hunt flat races. They obviously rate him to run him in both Champion Bumpers. This trip looks ideal for him as 2 miles seems too quick for him and he will likely be the one to beat.

Monbeg Park is a big danger with the fitness edge and experience over hurdles. He was a good second at Galway last month and will likely improve again. That said I think he may not have as much scope as the selection. Gordon Elliott won this last year so Happy Birthday could be worth noting in the betting along with Will Do.


Exeter 3.00

Another race that is slowly starting to cut up with a couple of non runners already this morning. I’m keen to side with HOW’S THE CRICKET for Harry Fry. This 7yo has won his last 3 starts and was impressive on chase debut bounding clear by 10 lengths at Ffos Las last month. He can keep improving and this step up in trip is only going to bring about further progress so he rates the one to beat.

Seven No Trumps is a horse I’ve been disappointed with. He looked so promising winning at Lingfield and I really thought he’d be a staying type but again he was well held at Carlisle on return. He did shape a bit better though and if building on that might have an each way squeak. Lady Kk might have more to offer back chasing so is also noted but I think you’d want to see a bit of market support from this yard.


Punchestown 3.15

Gordon Elliott won this last year with Sassy Yet Classy who runs again for her new trainer. She was off a good weight then and he has two in here that have proven fitness and carry below 11 stone. COVENTRY is the favourite at the time of writing and I think rightly so. He ran a cracker at the track last month before dropping in trip at Galway and running well again. Back to 3 miles he will go very close of just 1lb higher so no surprise to see him favourite.

Stablemate JAYCEAN has so much more to come after winning nicely on debut last season. He likely needed the run at Thurles last month to set him up for this. He is an improving type and looks a nice each way price to do so on his handicap debut. If Captain Conby gets the extra half a mile he will be the main danger along with Robinstown who won nicely and stays well.


Exeter 3.35

The Skelton team will be on a high after Protektorat won the Betfair Chase impressively yesterday. They have HARTUR D’OUDAIRIES at Exeter on Sunday and they will be keen to get a good one in the JP McManus silks. This son of Kapgarde looked really promising initially bolting up on hurdles debut at Warwick. Things didn’t go to plan behind Datsalrightgino at Cheltenham but he has been given plenty of time since and still retains plenty of potential.

Forever Blessed won head in chest in his first two starts over hurdles before pulling up at Chepstow. Another one that has been given time and could be a different proposition now. Definitely the danger I think. Norton Hill was only third at Fontwell and will need to leave that behind to get involved here.

ITV Racing Lucky 15

More racing live on ITV on Sunday and I’ve included a Lucky 15 which pays good odds and gives us some interest for the afternoon. Pays 120/1!

ITV Racing Lucky 15

Punchestown 1.30 Minella Crooner

Exeter 2.25 Dubrovnik Harry ONE TO WATCH

Exeter 3.00 How’s The Cricket

Exeter 3.35 Hartur D’oudairies

Pays 120/1!