Sunday Sport



SEAN Bowen continues to bang in the winners in pursuit of a first championsh­ip win and Oakley Dancer looks his best chance at Southwell on Sunday.

Trained by Olly Murphy, one of Bowen’s biggest supporters, the six- yearold carries top weight in the Bet £ 10 Get £ 10 At PlanetSpor­tBet Mares’ Handicap Hurdle but as there are just three rivals, she is only giving away 6lb to the bottom weight.


She won at Chepstow in March and then again at Newton Abbot in May, when beating the boys.

Off until last month, Oakley Dancer was a beaten favourite at Leicester but that was her first outing for almost 200 days and the ground that day was extremely testing.

Thankfully, Southwell is a quick- drying course and that should be in her favour.

Bowen and Murphy should also be in the money in the

Racing Specials Every Day At PlanetSpor­tBet Open National Hunt Flat Race with Castle Ivers.

This Malinas gelding cost £ 95,000 after winning an Irish point- to- point in May, form which has yet to be tested, but new owners Bective Stud have a good record of picking the right ones from that sphere.

The Nigel Twiston- Daviestrai­ned Tommie Gun caught a bit of a tartar last time out at Newbury but should find things easier in the Sponsorshi­p Branding @ signsoluti­ons. org Maiden Hurdle.

He took a big step forward from his only bumper run when 14th of 19 but was only sent off 7- 1 on his hurdling debut, so was quietly fancied there.

Well put in his place by Nicky Henderson’s Gentleman’s Relish after the last, he neverthele­ss displayed enough to be winning a rare of this calibre.

Twiston- Davies could double up with High Treason in the Best Odds Guaranteed At PlanetSpor­tBet EBF ‘ National Hunt’ Novices’

Hurdle. He takes on three subsequent winners but, as a result, they all have penalties, one of those a double.

High Treason shaped very well when second to Henderson’s highlyrega­rded Southofthe­border on his debut and while he was a beaten favourite next time out, the winner is decent.

Only four, he should have strengthen­ed up in the summer.

At Carlisle, there is surely plenty more to come from Sam England’s improving Fenland Tiger in the Bet In Play On Rhino. bet Handicap Chase.


The lightly- raced sevenyearo­ld won three times over hurdles last season but always looked to be marking time until being sent over larger obstacles.

When that day came at this venue in October, he jumped with aplomb and once again displayed limitless stamina in winning over three and a quarter miles.

Over the same course and distance once more, he can take advantage of a mark of 107.

Jonjo O’Neill’s Unsinkable Molly B was unlucky not to make a winning debut at Wetherby last season.

With a summer on her back, she should be even better still in the Sean Neill 60th Birthday Celebratio­n Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race.

She looks very hard to beat in that lucky last race.


CARLISLE: 11.50 Beneficial­ly Yours, 12.25 Our Follet, 1.00 Easter Junction, 1.35 Dubai Days, 2.10 Ramo, 2.45 Fenland Tiger, 3.20 Unsinkable Molly B.

NAVAN: 12.00 Lucky Lyreen, 12.35 Dancing City, 1.10 Shannon Royale, 1.45 Read To Return, 2.20 Joyeux Machin, 2.55 Wee Charlie, 3.30 Springt De La Mare.

SOUTHWELL: 12.10 Largy Nights, 12.45 Couldbeawe­apon, 1.20 Castle Ivers, 1.55 Tommie Gun, 2.30 High Treason, 3.00 OAKLEY DANCER ( NAP), 3.30 Sister Michael.

THURLES: 12.15 Leish Oscars Son, 12.50 Battle Of Ridgeway, 1.25 Farmers Lodge, 2.00 Fun Fun Fun, 2.35 Abbeydale, 3.10 Mint Boy, 3.45 Femme Magnifique.


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