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SKY BET SUNDAY SERIES | Ante-post bets to consider for the new racing incentive

Our team have picked out some value for the Sunday Series – which kicks off at Musselburgh this weekend

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Jockey Sean Davis (yellow hat) on Maggies Angel, winner of the EBF Stallions Winners Fillies' Handicap, Musselburgh - 28th Aug 2019
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A new racing incentive begins on Sunday, with a total prize money pot of £600,000 on offer for jockeys, trainers and owners in the new Sky Bet Sunday Series.

Three meetings are scheduled in the new incentive, with seven-race cards featuring at Musselburgh (25th July), Haydock (8th August) and Sandown (22nd August).

All three cards will be shown on ITV4 in the mid-afternoon, starting at 3:45 pm and concluding at 7 pm.

Our team have picked out a few ante-post selections to consider for the series, including their picks for top jockey and top trainer.

Either Oisin Murphy or Ben Curtis to be top jockey @ 5/2 (Sky Bet)

With Murphy storming into a six-winner lead in the Flat Jockeys Championship and Curtis forming a partnership with Mark Johnston, it seems a given that either of these two could finish at the top of the pile in the Sunday Series.

Oisin Murphy and Ben Curtis could claim several winners in the Sunday Series

If you are more confident in one jockey than the other, you can get a price of 5/1 for either of them to take the accolade during this incentive.

But having a cover in case both of the jockeys are in the mix come the final meeting is always a good idea, with 5/2 holding some appeal.

Top Trainer – Mark Johnston @ 4/1 (Sky Bet)

The most prolific trainer in British flat racing history, Mark Johnston always has a high volume of runners competing in all corners of the country.

Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston will likely have a high volume of runners competing in the Sunday Series

The Yorkshire-based trainer has already stumped up a century of winners this season and he could well hit 200 if his good form continues.

4/1 looks a generous price here and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he takes the title for most winners in this series.

Any Jockey to ride 7+ winners across the Sky Bet Sunday Series and win the 100k bonus @ 5/2 (Sky Bet)

An incentive that will create a high level of competition among the representatives in the saddle, it seems possible that one jockey could take home the 100k paycheck in this series.

Hollie Doyle
Hollie Doyle will likely land a few winners in the Sunday Series

With 21 races on offer, the likes of Oisin Murphy, Ben Curtis, Hollie Doyle, Tom Marquand and William Buick could strike several times across the three cards.

With a price of 5/2, this market does hold some entertainment value at the very least.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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