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Sunday's ITV Racing Tips - Tips for the nine TV races from Newmarket, Windsor and the Curragh

  • ITV Racing will screen nine live races on Sunday
  • The main event is the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes from the Curragh
  • Newmarket's card features two Listed races
  • There are also three strong races coming to us live from Windsor
  • We've got tips for all nine races here
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ITV presenters Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani pictured at Royal Ascot. (Getty)

We take a look through the nine televised races from Newmarket, Windsor and the Curragh on Sunday and provide readers with our ITV Racing tips.

Horse racing fans are in for a real treat on Sunday, as ITV Racing have secured the television rights for nine excellent races. The final race of the afternoon is the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes, which headlines day two of the Irish Derby Festival at the Curragh.

Along with that Group One feature, we have eight other excellent races to take in from across Britain and Ireland. So, let's get stuck into some tips!

Sunday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Course
Title
2:25pmWindsorBombardier Golden Beer Carnarvon Stakes (Listed Race) 6f
2:45pmNewmarketBetway Empress Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) 6f
3:00pmWindsorBombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Midsummer Stakes (Listed Race) 1m
3:20pmNewmarketBetway Handicap (Class 2) 6f
3:35pmWindsorBombardier "March To Your Own Drum" Handicap (Class 2) 1m
3:55pmNewmarketHeed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap (Class 2) 1m2f
4:15pmCurraghGreenlands Stakes (Group 2) 6f
4:30pmNewmarket Betway Fred Archer Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4f
4:55pmCurraghPretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) 1m2f

Sunday's ITV Racing Tips


Race 1 - Carnarvon Stakes Tips


Repartee2:25pm Windsor Bombardier Golden Beer Carnarvon Stakes (Listed Race) 6fGET 11/4 HERE
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REPARTEE looked green and unfurnished last season, and still managed to secure some good results in races like the Gimcrack and the Weatherby's 2-Y-O Stakes. I'm really excited to see what this son of Invincible Spirit will achieve during 2020, and 11/4 is too tempting a price to turn down.

Race 2 - Empress Fillies Stakes Tips


Concessions2:45pm Newmarket Betway Empress Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) 6fGET 7/2 HERE
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Time Scale won really well on her second start and deservedly leads the betting. At the prices, though, I would rather side with CONCESSIONS, who shaped really nicely in seeing off an odds-on shot of Mark Johnston's on debut. 

Richard Hannon's charge will be dropping back in trip here, but her proven stamina will come in handy on the uphill run to the line.

queen anne stakes
Accidental Agent (left, orange cap) staying on for fifth in the Queen Anne Stakes. (Getty)

Race 3 - Midsummer Stakes Tips


ACCIDENTAL AGENT went into the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot as a 100/1 shot, but ran well beyond his odds by staying on to place fifth. Eve Johnson Houghton's charge looked more settled in the stalls after a winter gelding operation, and won his only Group One on fast ground conditions in 2018. 

Race 4 - Betway Handicap Tips


Buhturi3:20pm Newmarket Betway Handicap (Class 2) 6fGET 9/4 HERE
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There's little separating the top three in the market here, and my preference is for BUHTURI. Charlie Hills' charge maintained a decent level of form at two, and ran a great race on his reappearance on soft ground at Haydock. 

Buhturi's only previous win came on quick ground and he's a full sibling to dual-Listed winner Ibn Malik, so he should be capable of progressing beyond his current mark.

Race 5 - Bombardier Handicap Tips


Another tightly congested handicap, and I fancy an each-way punt on TELL ME ALL, for Luke Morris and Mark Prescott. This big, athletic sort ran ok on his reappearance at Newbury, only fading out of contention in the final furlong. Dropping back to a mile seems sensible, and there's plenty in his breeding to suggest he'll deal with fast ground just fine.

Race 6 - Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Tips


I really like the chances of DESERT ICON here. William Haggas' charge won on his handicap debut last season, and was only beaten a length by Good Birthday off a mark one pound lower than this on his final three-year-old start.

A slow start - during a meeting where hardly anyone made up any ground from off the pace - gave Desert Icon little-to-no chance of winning on his reappearance. Conditions should be more favourable on Sunday and first-time cheek-pieces could make a big difference.

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Frankie Dettori renews his partnership with First In Line this weekend. (Getty)

Race 7 - Greenlands Stakes Tips


Read my preview of the Greenlands Stakes and find out which runner I fancy will continue his superb record at the Curragh.

Race 8 - Fred Archer Stakes Tips


First In Line4:30pm Newmarket Betway Fred Archer Stakes (Listed Race) 1m4fGET 5/2 HERE
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Frankie Dettori will be travelling to Newmarket just to ride FIRST IN LINE on Sunday, and John Gosden's colt is clearly the one to beat. 

Having ended last season with a fine victory under top-weight in a lucrative handicap at Chelmsford, Dettori's mount stayed on for third in a high-quality renewal of the Buckhounds Stakes during the Guineas Festival.

First In Line has proven form here at Newmarket and should be able to perform to his best on quicker ground.

Race 9 - Pretty Polly Stakes


Check out my full preview of the Pretty Polly Stakes to see whether I'm for or against the odds-on favourite, Magical.

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