Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Sunday, 22nd May 2022

Sunday's best UK Racing Tips from Fakenham, Nottingham and York.

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Today’s horse racing tips are selected from both the jumps and the flat up and down the country.

The three venues that the selections come from are Fakenham, Nottingham and York.

The top-level of action that is included in today’s racing tips is Class 2.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Sunday, 22nd May 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:30 Nottingham Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m

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DARK SHIFT will look to get back on track after a poor showing in a reappearance run two weeks ago at Ascot.

The way that Dark Shift was on the up at the end of last season was more of his true nature, winning his final two runs.

That recent Ascot effort can be scratched as the race just totally went against him. Dark Shift should be in the frame.

CARADOC was a runner up three weeks ago at Goodwood in a good effort against a red-hot progressive one.

Caradoc was the only one who came up with a challenge to Moktasaab in that contest, so can firmly kick on from that as he moves up in trip.

DUBAI ICON is a former course and distance winner and makes the move back to handicapping.

Dubai Icon’s yard is in good form at the moment and despite a poor showing at Group 2 on his latest run, this is more within his range.

Tip: DARK SHIFT 11/4

Ones to watch: Caradoc 3/1, Dubai Icon 11/2

* (odds recorded 20:50 GMT on 21st May 2022 at William Hill)

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17:05 York Mile Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 20
Distance: 1m

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LION TOWER put together a good previous campaign and looked to take a step forward in this season’s form with a third place finish at the course and distance last time out.

He was third in that one. With those four previous handicaps wins under his belt from last season, he could be building to another score soon.

EILEAN DUBH has won two of his last four runs, the most recent of those at Hamilton a fortnight ago.

There was also a 1m win at Newcastle from him in March so he’s versatile and clearly on the up at the moment with more to come.

HARSWELL DUKE was third behind Eilean Dubh at Hamilton on his latest run, a credible effort all the same.

He has only recently moved yards so there could be more to come from him with his new connections.

Traffic really undid his bid at Hamilton, so Harswell Duke should be competitive.

GIFTED RULER is worth watching in the market for horse racing tips on Sunday.

This will be his seasonal reappearance and he was in decent form at the end of the previous campaign.

The six-month break is an obvious question mark, but Gifted Ruler is not without claims.


Ones to watch: Eilean Dubh 8/1, Lion Tower 11/1

* (odds recorded 20:50 GMT on 21st May 2022 at William Hill)

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16:35 York Dash Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 22
Distance: 6f

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MAYBE EVEN NEVER showed plenty of promise as a juvenile, winning two 6f trips and had an encouraging reappearance.

He was second in a big field on a 5f handicap trip here at York just 9 days ago.

Maybe Even Never has solid form from that result and that could see him in this.

DEVASTE has gone well in both efforts this season, taking a good runner up spot at Ascot two weeks ago.

He kept on well in that contest and his claims should be boosted by having a 5lb claimer on his back.

AL AMEEN has had a busy campaign and he picked up a victory at Southwell in January, on his first run as a 3-year-old.

Al Ameen has continued to go well in defeats since then and was an excellent third at Ascot a couple of weeks ago, which was his first effort on the turf.

Tip: DEVASTE 10/1

Ones to watch: Al Ameen 9/1, Maybe Even Never 14/1

* (odds recorded 20:50 GMT on 21st May 2022 at William Hill)

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17:35 York Sprint Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 22
Distance: 6f

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DAKOTA GOLD looks to build on a winning effort that he produced here at York 11 days ago.

He was just really up for that effort and he thrives at York, winning six previous times at the venue now.

Dakota Gold is still on a good mark and warrants respect.

ASJAD is worth another look as he seeks a revival. He was poor at Newmarket three weeks ago.

But that could have been a blip because before that he picked up a very nice score at Redcar on his first run for these connections.

ASADJUMERIAH claimed a win at The Sky in April on a 6f handicap effort which was his third win of the year.

He followed that up with a fourth at course and distance in a race won by Dakota Gold 11 days ago. Asadjumeirah should be back in the mix.

MISTER BLUEBIRD was a winner last time and that was just the culmination of a very good start that he’s made to this campaign.

The victory, which was taken at Ascot a couple of weeks ago, added to a couple that Mister Bluebird made last year, so he could get in the shakeup.


Ones to watch: Mister Bluebird 11/1, Dakota Gold 7/1

* (odds recorded 20:50 GMT on 21st May 2022 at William Hill)

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81:05 York Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 17
Distance: 2m

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SUPER SUPERJACK is seeking a hattrick and he will have to shrug off a 4lb rise in the weights to get that.

He has just taken further improvement on board and looks in fine shape at the moment.

Super Superjack barely did more than he had to when scoring at Ascot on his latest.

There is a chance that he has been let off very lightly by the assessor for that latest score, so a follow up is not out of the question.

TENDENTIOUS was a winner at Doncaster on a 2m handicap trip last month, which was after a break of 7 months.

So connections will have been very pleased with that effort, especially as he is still low mileage. There could be more to come.

EMARATY HERO gets on the shortlist after going well the last twice, taking place finishes.

He was third at Hamilton a couple of weeks ago, putting in a big shift. Emaraty Hero has won at York before and this is his preferred distance.


Ones to watch: Emaraty Hero 9/2, Tendentious 9/1

* (odds recorded 20:50 GMT on 21st May 2022 at William Hill)

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16:25 Fakenham Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 5-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 2m 5f

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PERCUSSION is seeking a hattrick after running into some excellent form as of late.

He picked up an easy win at Southwell in April before adding to that tally back at the same venue two weeks ago.

Percussion looks to be going through a purple patch right now and goes for last year’s winning jockey and trainer combo.

AL ROC claimed a score at Newton Abbot 11 days ago, which was as comfortable as it possibly could have been.

He didn’t really need to find any kind of top performance to get that, which was his first success in Britain.

Al Roc has been consistent for a while and can get in this with only a 2lb rise.

SHETLAND BUS gets on the shortlist after an encouraging runner up spot three weeks ago at Uttoxeter.

He was never close to the win there, but it was a decent effort. Shetland Bus claimed a hat trick last summer over the hurdles.

It hasn’t quite all come together for Shetland Bus over the bigger stuff this season, however, but he’s down in the weights and palace claims exist.


Ones to watch: Al Roc 5/1, Shetland Bus

* (odds recorded 20:50 GMT on 21st May 2022 at William Hill)

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