Best bets for the horse racing Sunday 19th May 2024

It was a small winning day for Triple G on Saturday, just, but another day of surprise results not least Inspiral and Big Rock both well beaten in the Lockinge Stakes. I fancy three on Sunday, one at Newmarket and a couple over the Irish Sea at Naas and I am on BPG this morning. 

Best bets for the horse racing at Naas

The Listed 5f Sole Power Sprint Stakes is the first race of interest to me over in Ireland at 2.20. Aesops Fables was below his best on his seasonal reappearance over today's course-and-distance last month, I tipped him! I said at the time I fancied him to to get a well-deserved victory, not actually won since he was two, but had performed to a high level in sprints, finished third in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on firm ground last November, with this stiff five-furlongs and drop into far calmer waters all in his favour. I remain convinced he'll be winning this season and I am on again today at the 11-4. Betson with just 9-1 to carry looks the danger. 

Sparkling Sea put in arguably one of the best performances seen by a two-year-old on debut this season winning here last month and is fancied to follow-up over track and trip in the Group Three 6f Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes at 2.50. She beat the re-opposing Fairy Godmother that day and as much as you'd expect that one to have learnt from the experience, was green, so will the winner, also showed greenness, and she was a comfortable two-and-a-half lengths ahead that afternoon. I'd expect Colin Keane to ride her positively again and for me the Ballydoyle trained fully is only jolly because of that fact meaning Sparkling Sea is bigger than she should be. I think the daughter of Starspangledbaner can win again and I am on at 5-2 with Fairy Godmother expected to chase her home again. 

Best bet for the horse racing at Newmarket 

They get underway at 3.34 at HQ, Newmarket, and that's the race of interest to me the 6f  Cure Leukaemia Novice Stakes. Charlie Appleby sends Ancient Truth to make debut and as a two-year-old from Moulton Paddocks making debut at Newmarket the colt will be backed. A son of Dubawi he is out of Beyond Reason a winner of a couple of Group races as a two-year-old in her racing career at seven-furlongs and from a family that has produced some good ones down the years. Dubawi was of course unbeaten at two before winning the Irish Guineas at three so this on is bred to be above average and you would expect likely to win as a juvenile. I am on at 5-2.

Be lucky