Best bets for Monday horse racing – Tips for Southwell & Wolverhampton
Brian Healy gives his best bets for Monday horse racing action where he has tips in every race going to post.
From Monday’s scheduled five UK and Irish horse racing fixtures we are left now with only two meetings to go to post following the latest spell of bad weather.
The elements have sadly claimed all three scheduled jumps racing cards which were due to take place at Carlisle, Plumpton and Fairyhouse respectively leaving all-weather racing action to go to post at Southwell in the afternoon on their fibresand surface; while Wolverhampton race in the evening on their tapeta surface under the floodlights.
Southwell (flat, aw) – 2.05 – 4.45pm (6 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 5.30 – 8.00pm (6 races)
Brian Healy looks over both of the remaining cards and gives his best bets for Monday horse racing action and a tip in every race taking place across both of the fixtures.
BEST BETS FOR MONDAY HORSE RACING AT A GLANCE
2.35 Southwell – BIG IMPACT (9/4, Paddy Power)
3.40 Southwell – ZAPPER CASS (5/1, 888Sport)
4.45 Southwell – EQUIDAE (11/10, 888Sport)
6.00 Wolverhampton – BAL MAL (9/4, 888Sport)
6.30 Wolverhampton – BECKER (9/4, 888Sport)
7.30 Wolverhampton – ADAMARIS (9/4, Bet365)
SOUTHWELL RACING TIPS
BIG IMPACT (9/4, Paddy Power) is improving with each start, finding another jolt of improvement to chase home Lion Tower over this course and distance on his first start for this yard and a repeat of that effort might be good enough to see the Lethal Force colt get off the mark here.
Formerly with Luke McJannett, the three-year old has since pitched up with Robyn Brisland and he was beaten only two lengths on his first outing for this yard which came on the back of more than five months off the track.
Unable to match the ready winner for effort on that occasion, he finished clear of the third and he ought to prove sharper now with that outing under his belt where it would be no surprise to see him progress again.
ZAPPER CASS (5/1, 888Sport) made hard work of a seller here a few days ago, but the Elusive City gelding ultimately finished well on top and he can follow up here.
Michael Appleby’s charge has now won three of his last six starts – all over course and distance – and a subsequent 4lbs penalty might not prove enough of a burden to prevent him following up again here with his burden at the weights offset by his young rider’s 7lbs claim.
4-5 over course and distance in his career, he has won at this level in the past and he can remain competitive here where he can post another solid effort.
EQUIDAE (11/10, 888Sport) has two wins and a place from his four starts here and the Equiano entire ran out an impressive victor over Three C’s here last Thursday where he posted a ready three lengths’ victory.
Iain Jardine’s charge was ending a 14-run losing streak when getting back on the winning trail, taking advantage of his slide in the ratings to run out an easy winner. He has a 5lbs penalty to carry here which is offset by his rider’s 7lbs allowance and he could be set for another big run.
That latest success came over seven furlongs, but he’ll have no issue with the return to one mile and every chance he can continue his good spell of recent form to strike again.
2.05 – Avenue Of Stars
2.35 – Big Impact
3.05 – Accessor
3.40 – Zapper Cass
4.10 – Maykir
4.45 – Equidae
BAL MAL (9/4, 888Sport) has few miles on the clock and the The Wow Signal gelding posted his best effort to date at Kempton earlier in the month when finishing less than two lengths’ runner-up behind Inevitable Outcome at Kempton.
John Quinn’s charge has since seen that winner go in again and he could make his presence felt here where he is open to improvement from just 1lb higher in the weights and switching to tapeta where a repeat of that last effort might prove good enough to see him get off the mark.
BECKER (9/4, 888Sport) has returned from nine months off the track in much better form than had been the case previously, winning over course and distance in December over the Christmas period with a defeat of Creek Harbour.
Robert Cowell’s Delegator gelding then almost followed up that win on his next outing last month where he was beaten just over one length behind Spirit Power at Kempton. Plenty went wrong for him there where he was slowly away and then hampered early. Forced very wide into the straight he ran on well for the silver medal although he was no match for the winner.
He’s only 1lb higher in the weights here and if getting a bit more rub of the green this time around then he could get back on the winning trail.
ADAMARIS (9/4, Bet365) has rattled the crossbar the last twice, finishing a neck and a head runner-up in starts at Dundalk and here latterly when equipped with first-time cheekpieces.
Gerard O’Leary’s Born To Sea gelding caught the eye finishing late although he might just have been given too much to do in that run where he had a trio of subsequent winners behind.
He’s been raised 4lbs for that effort, but this significantly longer trip could elicit further improvement and the booking of Ben Curtis for this assignment suggests connections will be hopeful of a big run.
He has the head-gear is left off for this latest run; but he could improve nevertheless and if seeing out the longer trip then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him firmly in the mix.
5.30 – Dancing Feet
6.00 – Bal Mal
6.30 – Becker
7.00 – Street Parade
7.30 – Adamaris
8.00 – Red Gunner