Top judge and commentator Simon Holt was among the winners at Royal Ascot – don’t miss his best Sky Bet Sunday Series bets at Pontefract.
Race Betting Tips: Sunday June 19
1pt wins Highwaygrey in 4.15 Pontefract at 10/3 (Overall)
1pt wins Haizoom in 5.15 Pontefract at 12/1 (Overall)
1pt wins Exminster in 6.15 Pontefract at 5/2 (bet365)
The Sky Bet Sunday series moves to Pontefract this weekend and MOTORWAYGRAY boasts strong claims in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Handicap over a mile and a quarter.
Tim Easterby’s six-year-old appears to be in fine form and that represents a lower grade (from class two to class four) after his sixth at Forest Falcon in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar last time out having already received a drop in grades. after two passes over a mile and a half too far.
Highwaygrey is down another 2lbs for Redcar, but he raced perfectly there against in-form horses and, not only is he now well handicapped at 76 (career high 89), but Pontefract is definitely his favorite track with in-form numbers route and distance of 1111242.
And in the races where David Allan’s mount finished second, he had some tough chores, as it turned out, behind Victory Chime and Living Legend.
In the Sky Bet Sunday Series Pontefract Cup Handicap, the solid HAIZOOM should savor this particularly steep two and a quarter miles.
This is the filly’s fourth appearance in the Sunday Series and follows a win at Hamilton (1m5f), an unplaced effort at York (always forgive a horse a bad run on the Knavesmire) and a comeback in form third behind Evaluation over two miles at Musselburgh two weeks ago as she continued to the finish.
By Sea The Stars and a Monsun mare who is a full sister to two German Derby winners, Sam James’ mount has it all for endurance.
Later, EXMINSTER is meant to follow their narrow York defeat of Sandown’s next winner Golden Voice in the Sky Bet Sunday Series 3YO Mile Handicap.
Ed Bethell’s gelding gained 6lbs for the success, but the top two finished clear and the way he fought when he headed out that day suggests he’s on his way. will come out fine.
Exminster has improved with every start this season and especially in his last two appearances with cheeks, and there may well be more to come.
Posted at 1800 BST on 6/18/22
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