Expert Steve Mullington gives his daily racing tips, including a NAP, NB and a Longshot. Scroll down now to find out horse racing tips Sunday 19th June at Chantilly and Pontefract...
Today's NAP (Best Bet)
3.00 Chantilly – Nashwa
Oaks third Nashwa heads over the English Channel on Sunday for another attempt at Classic glory in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.
After victories at Haydock and Newbury earlier in the season, the John and Thady Gosden-trained filly loomed up dangerously at Epsom under Hollie Doyle but just faded out of it in the dying embers behind Tuesday and Emily Upjohn.
Sunday’s French Oaks is an altogether different scenario in terms of the track and the depth of the race, and I have a feeling Nashwa will be far superior to many of these.
Of the home challengers, Andre Fabre’s Prix Marcel Boussac scorer Zellie looks interesting now she has been stepped up to 1m 2½f.
Today's NB (Next Best)
5.15 Pontefract – The Rutland Rebel
The Micky Hammond-trained The Rutland Rebel ran in two of Pontefract’s Stayers Championship races last season and acquitted himself very well, finishing runner-up in both of them.
He returned earlier this month to take part in the series again and ran valiantly to finish third behind Overhaugh Street and looks sure to go well again under Billy Garritty.
Overhaugh Street reopposes again on Sunday and it would come as no surprise to see the pair of them finish one-two up the Pontefract hill.
6.45 Pontefract – Golden Apollo
A maximum sprint field of 17 go to post in this six furlong handicap and I am going to take a chance with a previous course and distance winner in Golden Apollo.
The Tim Easterby-trained eight-year-old captured the Mr Wolf Handicap back here in 2017 and last summer was only just touched off by Corinthia Knight in the Class 2 Richard III Handicap.
Today’s contest is a Class 3 affair, and racing off just 8st 7lb with James Sullivan aboard, he simply cannot be ignored as an each-way candidate in your horse racing online bets.
Dangers: Corinthia Knight and Music Society.
*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 18th June 2022