Sunday Racing Tips: The best bets from the UK

 | Sunday 12th May 2024, 9:31am

Sunday 12th May 2024, 9:31am

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National Hunt racing holds sway across Britain and Ireland on Sunday with five meetings taking place across the afternoon and into the evening.  

First off is Killarney before they go to Leopardstown, Ludlow, Plumpton and Newcastle. Among our Sunday fancies is one for training partners Jonjo & A.J. O'Neill who had valid excuses when last seen and holds big claims if those issues have been rectified. 

Sunday Racing Tips

  • 2.05 Plumpton - Global Esteem @ SP 
  • 2.18 Ludlow - Doesshefitthebill @ SP 
  • 4.03 Ludlow - Alfie Sharp @ SP 

2.05 Plumpton - Global Esteem @ SP 

Opening a good Plumpton card on Sunday is a 2m maiden hurdle, and GLOBAL ESTEEM should get supporters off to a great start for trainer Fergal O'Brien, with Liam Harrison booked for the ride. 

The son of Kodiac was a five-time winner on the Flat at between 7f and a mile, but he has shown some promise in his short hurdling career to date since leaving John Gallagher. 

Far from disgraced when fourth to the classy Queen's Gamble at Kempton in November, he found the progressive Casa No Mento too good when third at Hereford later in the month.  

That horse won at the Punchestown Festival last month to give the form real substance. Global Esteem has had a short break and has strong possibilities in a weak enough affair. 

2.18 Ludlow - Doesshefitthebill @ SP 

Moving on quickly to the 2m novices' hurdle at Ludlow, and we're sweet on the Jonjo & A.J. O'Neill runner DOESSHEFITTHEBILL, making it a proper family affair with Jonjo O'Neill Jr. aboard. 

A five-year-old son of Soldier Of Fortune, the gelding was well beaten behind the progressive Inoui Machin at Hereford in March, but he produced a career-best performance when a staying-on fourth behind Willie Mullins' Daddy Long Legs over course and distance last month. 

Daddy Long Legs subsequently went to the Punchestown Festival and made a mockery of his mark of 135 in the Listed handicap hurdle. Doesshefitthebill was only seven lengths off him so he could prove hard to beat in this. He reportedly had a breathing issue last time too so if that has been sorted he will surely improve again. 

4.03 Ludlow - Alfie Sharp @ SP 

Likely to be a big price, a chance is taken on Richard Mitford-Slade's ALFIE SHARP to improve markedly and run a big race in the 2m5½f handicap hurdle under James Best. 

Well beaten in his first four starts, he was always going to be a handicap project. He disappointed on his handicap debut but didn't seem to stay the extended 3m2f trip at Stratford on the day so this drop back in distance should at least suit. 

The handicapper has dropped him a further 2lb and he will receive lumps of weight from the entire field. Still only a six-year-old, he has plenty of room for improvement and although this is a massive leap of faith, any market support would be interesting. 

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