Qipco Guineas Festival at Newmarket best bets for the horse racing Sunday

The fillies take centre stage on Sunday with the 1,000 Guineas the main event at Newmarket. The three-year-old I have a handful of shares in, Treasure Time, was entered at Salisbury but wasn’t declared due to the going. He should make his seasonal debut next week with races at Nottingham, Leicester, Newcastle and Catterick all under consideration at Somerville Lodge. It was tough day on Saturday with three tips placing-up but not winning, two beaten in photo finishes, hopefully I’ll have a bit more luck today.

Best bets for the horse racing at Newmarket

Just the seven races on Sunday following the slightly ridiculous nine-race card yesterday. The first at 1.50 is the Listed 1m2f William Hill Pretty Polly Stakes. Kalpana who won course and distance handicap last month will be jolly but I am taking her on. Winter Snowfall had a couple of runs on the All-Weather last month and I think she might be one to keep an eye on this season. Charlie Appleby said of her this week “Winter Snowfall produced marked improvement from her first to second run and has certainly come forward again since winning at Chelmsford. Staying will be her forte as the season progresses and we will be a little wiser as to what level we are dealing with after this.” That win at Chelmsford was over 1m2f, her second on debut at Kempton over 1m3f in a duel with stable mate Sahara Snow. By Galileo out of Winter Lightning a group performer in her day over 1m2f, I think she can out-stay her rivals here over a stiff mile-and-a-quarter before surely stepping-up in trip for the summer. I have taken a chance at 7-2 this morning.

Charlie Appleby has three making debut in the 5f Tattersalls £40,000 EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes so my usual trick of backing a Moulton Paddocks debutant at HQ is out the window! William Buick rides Mountain Breeze suggesting she’s the stable first string. 

The trainer has two in the 5f Tattersalls £40,000 EBF Novice Stakes afterwards at 4.50 but Symbol Of Honour is the one making debut so can be backed. William Buick is on Symbol Of Honour suggesting the grey colt is the stable number one and I have some of the 2-1. By G.1 winning sprinter Havana Grey, who hails from a speedy family and was a top-class two-year-old, he is by Acramist a winner in her career whose two foals to date have both been sprint winners including the very good Dragon Symbol. You'd expect this one to have plenty of speed. 

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