Bank Holiday Monday best bets – Tips for the day’s UK racecards

Bank Holiday Monday best bets. Tips for the day's UK racemeetings.Bank Holiday Monday best bets. Tips for the day's UK racemeetings.

Bank holiday Monday best bets and racing tips

Monday’s horse racing schedule is a busier one than usual thanks to it being a Bank Holiday and we’ve looked over the day’s fixture list to pick out our Bank Holiday Monday best bets and racing tips across the country.

Punters are in for a busy afternoon of horse racing action on Monday with the Bank Holiday schedule yielding five meetings across the country over the sticks and on the flat.

A total of 34 races will unfold across the day’s quintet of fixtures which sees racing in the afternoon from Ripon, Epsom and Chepstow on turf on the flat alongside an all-weather meeting at Wolverhampton.

Meanwhile there is also jumps racing action with a fixture at Cartmel in the afternoon; as is usual on a Bank Holiday there is no evening racing and we’ve looked over each of the day’s meetings to pick out our Bank Holiday Monday best bets and tips.


2:30 Ripon – Billy Nevett Memorial Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m2f

MYRISTICA has been kept busy this term but the Harzand filly has proven consistent and has shown some progressive form to win twice from her starts which include over course and distance two runs ago when beating Yorkshire Lady by three lengths.

Tim Easterby’s charge has since seen that form boosted and her latest runner-up effort behind Ms Gandhi at Ripon was another good effort where she was just run down late by the eventual winner having raced freely.

That run also looks fair form and while she likely needs a shade more improvement tackling a slight rise in class she gets in off a basement weight here and could make the most of the weight she receives from her rivals.

Bank Holiday Monday best bets. Tim Easterby can saddle a winner on the Ripon racecard.

Bank Holiday Monday best bets. Tim Easterby can saddle a winner on the Ripon racecard.

3:15 Wolverhampton – St Leger On Sky Sports Racing Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 5f

ATIYAH has been in largely good form this term, winning twice over course and distance and placing twice on turf; the Swiss Spirit filly can bounce back from a lesser effort upped in grade last time out at York and David Barron’s charge could go very close.

Last of 13 behind Tweet Tweet in a Class 2 contest when last seen she had previously ran out a four lengths’ victory over this course and distance in June and ought to find this drop back in class more to her liking having found the company too hot last time out.

She’s also been dropped 1lb in the weights and returning to this surface it would be no surprise to see a big run now.

3:30 Cartmel – Peter Beaumont Memorial Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl2 (4yo+) 2m1½f

Hatcher looks progressive and could land a hat-trick but he has plenty of weight to bear here and MING DYNASTY could be the one to side with with Brian Ellison’s charge also chasing a three-timer.

The King’s Best gelding has improved this term over the larger obstacles where he’s made the frame in his first two starts earlier in the campaign before running out a ready winner of his last two outings at Hexham and Perth respectively.

The latest of those saw him beat Duke Of Navan by three lenths, finding plenty in front and beginning to pull away again at the line. That form hasn’t stood up so far but there may yet be some more progress to come from him over the larger obstacles over which he is still relatively unexposed and only 4lbs higher here he should continue to make his presence felt despite this being a higher grade.

4:20 Epsom – Don Churston Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m2f

Lightly-raced FAST STEPS opened his account at the second attempt when scoring over this course back in April and while winless since it might be worth giving Richard Hannon’s charge another chance.

The Footstepsinthesand gelding twice finished third in the wake of that victory when tried over this longer trip in runs at Nottingham and Newbury respectively before tackling a much stronger contest at Goodwood in July where he didn’t shape badly behind Qaader despite looking awkward on the track and perhaps doing too much.

Eased 3lbs and back down in grade he could easily bounce back here and no surprise to see him going close.

Bank Holiday Monday best bets. Epsom is one of the day's scheduled fixtures on the flat.

Bank Holiday Monday best bets. Epsom is one of the day’s scheduled fixtures on the flat.

5:05 Chepstow – Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 7f

ALGHEED has been a progressive sort on the all-weather, making the frame on all four starts firstly for Marcus Tregoning and latterly Mark Loughnane for whom the Dark Angel filly got off the mark when readily winning at Lingfield earlier in the month.

Making all the running that day she ran out a comfortable winner over Ford Madox Brown and if she can translate that level onto turf then she ought to go close here despite a 4lbs rise in the handicap.

Still unexposed and open to improvement now tackling this surface she ought to make her presence felt and every chance she can follow up here.