Racing on Sunday in the UK comes from Newton Abbot and Stratford after the cards from the Curragh and Redcar were abandoned due to a significant amount of rain falling overnight.

One of our fancies comes from the summer’s card at Newton Abbot where an Ollie Pears filly can score for a second time over the C&D.

Horse Racing Tips – Sunday 23 July, 2023

  • Newton Abbot 14:35 – Max Of Stars @ 2/1
  • Newton Abbot 15:05 – Honey I’m Good @ 6/4
  • Stratford 16:22 – Norley @ 9/4

Tip 1

MAX OF STARS broke her maiden over this C&D in emphatic style last month. Under the hands of Champion Jockey Brian Hughes, she made all in the contest at Newton Abbot, eventually scoring by a margin of 68 lengths.

The three-year-old went clear of her rivals very early into the race in her maiden success, setting a pace the rest of the field could not live with. The form of that contest took a big boost last week as the runner-up scored at Stratford.

Ollie Pears’ runner will get another shot at Hourless here at Newton Abbot. She finished second to the gelding on her penultimate outing but with the confidence of her latest success, she can reverse her form with the gelding here.

The C&D winner features as one of the Most Napped selections on the Betfred Betfinder this afternoon as she bids to successfully follow up at the same venue.

Tip 2

With two wins from two starts, HONEY I’M GOOD has made an excellent start to her career over fences. Her latest success came at this course last Monday where she scored easily over 2m5f.

The three-time points winner was fast tracked to chasing after two appearances over hurdles. She scored in a hunters’ chaser at Chepstow (2m7½f) on her first outing over fences. Bradley Gibbs’ runner jumped well in that race and showed no signs of inexperience over timber.

Connections of the seven-year-old are opting to step up in distance now, and that seems like a smart move as she was full of running at the finish when she scored at this course last week.

A 7lb penalty is unlikely to be enough to stop the mare from adding to her tally in this handicap chase.

Tip 3

NORLEY ended last season in great form, with back-to-back wins coming at Ludlow (2m5f) and Huntingdon (2m4f) respectively. The first of those was over hurdles, while the latter came over fences.

The eight-year made his opening start of the season at Bangor (2m4½f) where he could only finish third of five runners. He stepped up on that run on his latest outing over the same C&D last month where he was denied victory by just a head.

The handicapper has put Ben Pauling’s gelding up 3lb in the ratings, but Beau Morgan takes a helpful 5lb off his back here. There is also likely to be more improvement over fences as this will be just his sixth run as a chaser.

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