Best bets for Windsor, Catterick and Uttoxeter – Monday 17 August horse racing tips

We give our Monday best bets for Windsor, Uttoxeter and Catterick.We give our Monday best bets for Windsor, Uttoxeter and Catterick.

We give our Monday best bets for Windsor, Catterick and Uttoxeter.

A low-key start to the new week of horse racing action where the Ebor Festival takes place from Wednesday at York. In the meantime, three fixtures head to post on Monday with afternoon flat racing from Catterick and Windsor; while Uttoxeter are racing over the sticks.

27 races in all will take place across the day’s fixtures and as another classy week of racing action gets underway we give our Monday racing tips and best bets for Windsor, Catterick and Uttoxeter.


1:45 Catterick – Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap (Div I) Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 7f

MADE FOR ALL delivered a career-best effort to get off the mark over this course and distance earlier in the month and the Dabirsim filly can build on that breakthrough success to follow up.

Karl Burke’s charge left previous efforts behind when scoring by almost three lengths over Midnite Bride, appearing to appreciate the better ground and finding plenty.

There could be more to come from her despite being hit with a 9lbs rise in the weights given she’s still low mileage and with the potential to improve on the back of that success in what looks a relatively weak contest for this level she can make her presence felt.

2:50 Catterick – Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-70) 6f

SAMARA BAY had shown improvement with each of her starts prior to getting off the mark over seven furlongs here and Richard Fahey’s charge is forgiven her latest run at Goodwood late last month where the Mehmas filly beat only one home.

That run came in a significantly stronger race where he was penalised for his earlier success and having made a poor start she was always struggling to get involved.

The Mehmas filly perhaps shouldn’t be judged too harshly on that effort and while she has to prove as effective back sprinting she could be worth chancing dropping down markedly in class with a good claimer taking 5lbs off her back.

Richard Fahey features in our Monday best bets at Catterick.

2:10 Uttoxeter – Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl4 (4yo+) 2m

CHECK MY PULSE was a fair sort in Ireland, winning at Listowel and making the frame a couple of times prior to joining Rebecca Menzies.

The Dragon Pulse gelding has finished third on both starts over hurdles for this yard, one of which came here in July when finishing four lengths behind Timoshenko; he backed up that performance at Perth next time and that winner – Petrastar – has gone in again since.

On those performances he ought to be involved once more and every chance he find some further improvement where he can make his presence felt to get off the mark now.

3:10 Uttoxeter – Free Tips Daily On Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 2m7½f

DAGENEAU was a fair stayer on the flat for Ed Dunlop and the Champs Elysees gelding has shown progressive form for Emma Lavelle since switching to hurdling.

A Huntingdon winner back in March he made an impressive return from lockdown to strike at Stratford in July where he ran out an eight lengths’ winner over Tango Echo Charlie and that one has done the form no harm with a subsequent silver medal finish at Cartmel.

He turns his attentions now to handicapping where he goes up in trip and a mark of 128 on his handicap debut may not prove prohibitive given he remains open to further progress. He’s been given another breather since that latest win and he can land his hat-trick here.

6:00 Windsor – Quantum Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 5f

SON AND SANNIE was consistent if not particularly progressive when in the care of Robert Brabazon, but he finished off his time with that yard with a win at Naas back in June, beating Doonard Prince by three lengths.

The Es Que Love gelding was a comfortable winner on that occasion, finding a chunk of improvement to strike and he could continue to progress now having joined Paul Midgley where he turns out here with solid claims despite a big hike in the weights for that success.

There could be more to come from him and his trainer is adept at improving sprinters so there’s every chance he might have better to come under the care of this yard. While he’s much higher in the handicap now that last performance in Ireland hinted at better to come and he can step up again.