Horse Racing Tips on Monday, April 18
There are seven meetings spread across Britain on Monday, April 18. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the cards, which make up our advised Monday Lucky 15.
Bermeo (3.20 Fakenham)
BERMEO took advantage of a falling mark at Newbury last time, and Harry Fry turns him out again two weeks later. He gets in on bottom weight here and we expect a repeat judging on his latest run.
He looks to be well treated here getting masses of weight from some of these carrying a featherweight 10st. Harry Fry clearly thinks there’s no ill effects from his latest run, an impressive 5 length victory which he took with little fuss.
His main rival, in an open-looking contest looks to be Brianstorm for Venetia Williams. He was a good second last time despite lacking fluency in the jumping department. However, the drying ground might be against him here having done all his winning under rules on Soft going.
Lost Gold (3.36 Wolverhampton)
LOST GOLD wasn’t highly tried on debut and makes his seasonal opener in a similar grade. He won his only start relatively comfortably despite showing plenty of greenness. He was always doing enough and the win is better than the 1 length margin suggested.
If he’s ready for this today fitness wise, we’re sure there’s plenty more to come from this son of Dark Angel, and expect him to be contesting better races than this. He is certainly the eye-catcher in terms of potential and could well be a good thing for this moderate affair.
Of his rivals Scampi looks the biggest threat by far. He made his reappearance last month finishing 2/4 at Lingfield. The form of that however hasn’t been particularly well advertised with the winner of that race well-beaten
Roman Mist (4.05 Kempton)
An open-looking Listed contest here where two powerhouse stables have the likely market principles. Sir Michael Stoute’s Potapova and William Haggas-trained My Astra have plenty of potential between them as lightly raced four year olds.
However, we are siding with ROMAN MIST who is the only one of those at the top of the market with a recent run under their belts. Tom Ward’s charge not only has race fitness as a positive, but that was a really good second at this venue, beaten narrowly by a head.
He’s sure to have benefitted from that outing and with fitness on his side might be able to catch out the top two in the market making their seasonal reappearances. Should they not be fully wound up, Richard Kingscote may very well be able to take advantage.
Lermoos Legend (5.30 Chepstow)
Successful father/son combination Peter and Sean Bowen field LERMOOS LEGEND who comes here with a string of wins to his name. He arrives having completed a quick fire four-timer at Cartmel, having notched up three wins on the bounce at Ffos Las previously.
He’s still only a seven-year-old so there could be more to come from him, compared to many of his older and potentially more exposed rivals. The manner of his 7 length victory at Cartmel and the way he quickened up to readily put the race to bed would suggest he’s still an improving horse.
The son of Midnight Legend hadn’t won until the turn of the year, but seems to be thriving at present and we’re taking him to continue the thread in the finale despite another penalty.