Best bets on Monday 7 June – Tips for Leicester, Lingfield, Windsor and Pontefract
Monday UK horse racing best bets
Another week of horse racing action kicks off on Monday with four UK racemeetings and we’ve looked over each of the day’s cards to pick out our best bets on Monday and tips at each meeting.
Following on from another cracking weekend of racing action a new week kicks off with four meetings going to post across the UK with action on the flat as the summer jumps racing takes a breather.
The afternoon action on the level comes from the cards at Leicester and Lingfield on turf; while in the evening there are meetings going to post at Windsor and Pontefract and 28 races will unfold across the day’s quartet of racemeetings.
We’ve looked over all four fixtures taking place to pick out our best bets on Monday and tips at each meeting.
BEST BETS ON MONDAY 7 JUNE – TIPS FOR LEICESTER, LINGFIELD, WINDSOR & PONTEFRACT
2:00 Leicester – Join Racing TV Now Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m2f
SUREFIRE stepped up markedly for his debut effort when getting off the mark at the second attempt at Newcastle back in December, beating Mobaadel by a neck; the Fastnet Rock colt returned from an absence to post a very good second most recently at Windsor when stepped up to this trip.
Ralph Beckett’s charge found only Siskany too good on that occasion, beaten just over one length having perhaps not been best placed earlier where he raced wide. That winner has gone on to strike again in a decent contest at Sandown and two other winners have also come out of the race since so the form looks solid and an opening mark of 82 as he steps into a handicap looks workable.
Likely to have more to come on the back of that reappearance which will have sharpened him up he can go one better here and get back on the scoresheet for a yard that has been amongst the winners in recent times.
3:15 Lingfield – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 6f
STRONG POWER struck at Kempton last October and while he’s been beaten in all starts since, including when finishing last of nine at Newcastle in March the Kodiac gelding has largely run well in defeat.
George Scott’s charge was last seen finishing fourth at Brighton where he was beaten around three lengths by Recall The Show and he’s been been eased in the weights back to the same 75 rating from which he struck his last victory over Enthaar and he could get back to winning ways here.
Mark Crehan takes a further 3lbs off his back which can only be a good thing and he’s won here in the past so having been freshened up in the past he is expected to run well and he can go close.
3:30 Leicester – Watch On Racing TV Handicap Cl4 (4yo+ 0-80) 7f
WOLFLET got off the mark at Lingfield back in April, registering her first career success with a defeat of Fauvette by a half-length and while the Lope De Vega filly has been beaten in both starts since she could be worth chancing to get back on the winning trail.
Stuart Williams’ charge has finished fourth at Brighton and runner-up here latest when beaten into second by Divine Magic who ran well next time here.
The selection is open to further improvement and while this is a Class 4 contest it doesn’t look the strongest on paper filled with more exposed types; she can go well from the same mark and ought to make her presence felt here.
4:45 Lingfield – Visit attheraces.com/marketmovers Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 5f
KATHARINE PLACE might be worth an interest to get back to winning ways and Bill Turner’s charge is holding her form well without getting her head in front.
The Showcasing mare last won at Leicester back in August last year when beating Blue Venture by two lengths; she’s since finished fourth or better in all but one of her seven subsequent outings on turf and the all–weather including finding only one too good from a mark of 64 on the polytrack here.
Last seen finishing fourth at Chelmsford she has been eased another 1lb to a mark of 60 and she can remain competitive so it wouldn’t come as much of a shock to see her in the shakeup here.
5:30 Windsor – Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 5f
AMOR DE MI VIDA was thought good enough to contest at Listed and Group Three level last term as a juvenile on the back of a win at York on just her second start; while she didn’t cut much ice at that higher level she did run some promising races back in novice company.
She wasn’t seen at her best in handicaps at Wolverhampton but following a break she returned to register a win over The Waterman in a Salisbury handicap late last month and Archie Watson’s charge can build on that to strike again.
The Dabirsim filly produced a strong late burst to land the odds on that occasion and she’s only been raised 3lbs for that victory so could easily have more to offer and another bold bid wouldn’t come as a surprise as she bids to follow up.
7:15 Pontefract – Racing On 6th July Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 5f
VENTURA EXPRESS is forgiven his latest start over this course and distance where he was slowly away and he could never get into the contest on the soft ground; he wasn’t given a hard time and he is perhaps better judged on earlier course and distance efforts where he won and finished runner-up in his two previous runs here.
The Mayson gelding had beaten reopposing Dapper Man over C&D in April before splitting two next-time winners later that month here and Paul Midgley’s charge could bounce back to winning ways here with the better ground likely to show him in better light.
He can miss the break which is a slight concern, but if he gets away on terms then he ought to be competitive from the top draw and with the yard having won the last two renewals of this contest he could land a hat-trick with the four-year old who is worth another chance.
8:15 Pontefract – Tony Bethell Memorial Handicap (Round 3 Of The Pontefract Stayers Championship 2021) Cl4 (4yo+ 0-85) 2m1f
ARABESCATO can get back to winning ways here and Jeremy Butler’s charge has only once finished out of the frame in his last ten starts for Nick Littmoden and his current handler.
The Outstrip gelding rounded off his time with the former when successful at Lingfield in February and he got off the mark for his new handler when scoring over slightly longer here in April, beating The Rutland Rebel by just over one length.
He’s finished third and second in his two runs since and beaten only a neck in the latest of those at Lingfield on the turf course on Saturday past; assuming this doesn’t come too soon he ought to make his presence felt again back at the scene of his last win and he’s still unexposed as a chaser so could easily have further improvement to come.
Racing from the same mark as last time he can make his presence felt if none the worse for his weekend run.