Best bets on Monday – Tips for Musselburgh, Yarmouth, Windsor and Wolverhampton
A new week of horse racing action gets underway and we’ve picked out our best bets on Monday across the UK’s fixtures.
Four meetings to post across the UK as a new week of horse racing action gets underway and the day’s racing comes from the cards at Yarmouth, Windsor and Musselburgh in the afternoon with all racing on the level; while in the evening under the floodlights there is a meeting taking place at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface.
We’ve looked over the day’s racecards around the UK and have picked out our tips and best bets on Monday where we’re looking for more winning selections!
BEST BETS ON MONDAY 12 OCTOBER – TIPS FOR MUSSELBURGH, YARMOUTH, WINDSOR & WOLVERHAMPTON
1:30 Musselburgh – Scottish Seabird Centre Supports Marine Conservation Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 7f
UGO GREGORY is quickly turned out under a penalty for his most recent success at Ayr four days ago and Tim Easterby’s charge can make it a trio of wins here.
The Gregorian gelding struck at the same venue late last month, beating Kodimoor by two lengths after which he ran out an easy winner back at the Doonside venue on Thursday with a two lengths defeat of Real Smooth.
The heavy ground that day proved no hindrance, while his earlier success came on better ground so he’s clearly versatile with underfoot conditions and he can follow up here turned out quickly where his 5lbs penalty might not prove enough of a burden to preventing a repeat.
2:53 Yarmouth – attheraces.com Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-70) 7f
PARTY REBEL shaped well on softer ground when posting a debut fourth at Catterick last month and Mark Johnston’s charge showed the benefit of that outing when finding only a potentially smart one too good next time on quicker ground at Musselburgh next time.
The Excelebration filly still looked raw on that occasion, slowly away and racing keenly; but she should continue to improve and there may be more to come from her back on a softer surface here as she makes her handicap debut.
An opening mark of 69 looks fair and with potential for better she can make her presence felt with the underfoot conditions unlikely to present a problem.
3:00 Musselburgh – Explore Significant Castles And Heritage Sites Handicap (Div I) Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 5f
It might be worth giving another chance to PRIMO’S COMET who ran well for third latest despite not being seen to best effect and the Orientor gelding could get back on the scoresheet here.
Jim Goldie’s charge is a course and distance winner who scored his last win under this rider when successful here in July and although his form has been somewhat in and out since that success he has made the frame in two of his last three outings.
Given too much to do last time while he also met with some trouble in running, he finished off well and the handicapper has dropped him 1lb ahead of this contest which looks a shade easier than the one he contested last time out.
3:10 Windsor – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 6f
ICE STATION ZEBRA handles these conditions and Ralph Beckett’s charge can follow up his recent soft ground victory at Salisbury earlier in the month with a win here.
The Showcasing filly was a debut winner at this venue in August, following up with a good third at Catterick despite not looking entirely at ease on the track; she then ran a shade flat over course and distance when only fifth behind One Night Stand before bouncing back with that win latest.
She appeared to win a shade cosily on that ocacsion, beating Eye Of The Water by three-parts of a length and a 4lbs rise in the weights could prove workable for this unexposed filly who can progress again.
3:53 Yarmouth – Free Daily Tips On attheraces.com Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 1m
JAMES PARK WOODS scored his last win on his final start for Ralph Beckett, winning at Chester last September and the Australia gelding can get back to winning ways here.
Out of sorts for his first few runs for his new handler David Ffrench Davis he has returned from a break in better fettle, finishing fourth over this trip at Wolverhampton in September and then finding only one too good latest at Pontefract when denied by a head behind Dawn Breaking.
Cheekpieces worn for the first time on that occasion appeared to deliver a jolt of improvement and a repeat of that outing might be good enough here assuming the headgear has a positive effect once more.
The handicapper has eased him 3lbs in the weights and proven in the conditions he can go well.
6:30 Wolverhampton – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 1m6f
RUNNING CLOUD has his fair share of weight to carry, but the Cacique gelding ran out a ready winner when last seen out seven days ago and looks worth sticking with to follow up despite his penalty with this longer trip likely to bring about improvement.
Adrian Wintle’s charge had finished runner-up the time before on his first start for his new yard having moved from Mark Loughnane and he improved on that start latest where he ran out a three lengths’ victor over Kirtling, readily.
He has to back up that performance and he wasn’t the most consistent for his previous handler; but if arriving here in the mood to post a similar effort to last time then he can go well here.