Sunday ITV Racing Tips: Best bets for Aintree and Limerick

An extra day of weekend action for the ITV cameras to cover on Sunday, October 23 and the Planet Sport experts have a tip for each of the seven races.

We are really starting to properly dunk ourselves back into jumps action now, with two meetings over the sticks to get stuck into on Sunday.

First here's a quick list of the tips, then a bit of extra detail on the horses we really fancy. You can check out the race cards, results and latest odds from all the racecourses in Planet Sport's racing live centre.


13:30 (Aintree) Hurricane Harvey

14:05 (Aintree) If The Cap Fits

14:25 (Limerick) The Friday Man

14:40 (Aintree) Millers Bank

15:00 (Limerick) Queens Brook

15:15 (Aintree) Gentleman At Arms

15:35 (Limerick) Velvet Elvis

14:05 (Aintree) If The Cap Fits

One-time classy staying hurdler If The Cap Fits can reignite his chasing career in the Jewson Widnes Vieux Lion Rouge Veterans' Handicap Chase as he makes his first start for David Pipe.

Run four times over fences during the 2020-2021 campaign, the former Harry Fry-trained 10-year-old won his first attempt and was then placed in a string of staying chases.

A switch back to the smaller obstacles followed as the horse's jumping was not always completely fluent, but Pipe has clearly felt inspired to give chasing another go.

14:40 (Aintree) Millers Bank

Alex Hales' stable star Millers Bank can get his season off to a winning start in the Jewson St Helens Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase at Aintree.

The homebred gelding has run twice in Liverpool before, finishing third in the Aintree Hurdle in 2021 and winning the Manifesto Chase at the Grand National meeting last season.

Both of those contests were at Grade One level and constitute career-best performances, with this weekend's race also a step back down to the two-mile-four-furlong trip at which he was most effective last term.

15:15 (Aintree) Gentleman At Arms

The Stuart Edmunds-trained Gentleman At Arms has an obvious chance in the Jewson Southport, Bispham Handicap Hurdle, run over two and a half miles.

The grey was fifth on his hurdling debut in December last year and from then on was never out of the first two in five consecutive races over obstacles.

His season peaked at Aintree in the Grade One Sefton Novices' Hurdle, where he was second behind Gelino Bello over three miles.

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