Best Monday racing tips – Selections for all three fixtures
Brian Healy gives his best Monday racing tips and selections in every race going to post throughout the day.
Chepstow might have been lost to the elements but three meetings remain with afternoon jumps racing from Wetherby and Leopardstown in Ireland, although the former meeting will have to pass a Monday morning inspection.
There is also an all-weather fixture taking place on Monday evening under the floodlights at Wolverhampton.
Leopardstown (jumps) – 1.15 – 4.30pm (7 races)
Wetherby (jumps) – 2.00 – 4.45pm (6 races)
Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 4.45 – 7.45pm (7 races)
Brian Healy looks through all three fixtures and gives his best Monday racing tips and selections in every race.
BEST MONDAY RACING TIPS AND BETS AT A GLANCE
2.20 Leopardstown – BAILY THUNDER (7/1, William Hill)
2.35 Wetherby – SNOUGAR (9/2, William Hill)
2.55 Leopardstown – DISCORDANTLY (13/8, Unibet)
3.10 Wetherby – YOUNG LIEUTENANT (11/10, BetVictor)
5.15 Wolverhampton – TRAVELLER (11/4, William Hill)
5.45 Wolverhampton – JOHNNY REB (5/1, William Hill)
LEOPARDSTOWN RACING TIPS
BAILY THUNDER (7/1, William Hill) has yet to open his win account, but the Yorgunnabelucky gelding has finished runner-up in two of his last three starts either side of five months off the track.
Mouse Morris’ charge was beaten around eleven lengths at Gowran Park last month on his return to action, finding less than expected although he had travelled well into the contest.
A return to this longer trip might suit given the way he kept on in that last run and he’s only 1lb higher in the weights for this latest outing where he ought to be sharper now with that last run under his belt.
Lightly-raced he could have the potential for better still and no surprise to see him finding improvement over this longer trip to get off the mark.
DISCORDANTLY (13/8, Unibet) has looked progressive over fences, building on his debut at Naas to finish third on his next outing at Thurles; and he was set to go close when falling at Punchestown in the race won by Smoking Gun, falling two out.
Jessica Harrington’s charge found the Grade Two Ten Up Chase too much of a test when last seen, but this is a much more suitable test of his skills and he could take advantage of this easier grade to open his chase win account at the fifth attempt.
He could have more to offer over the larger obstacles judging on his earlier efforts which hinted that a race of his nature was within his scope and every chance he can get off the mark now faced with this easier assignment.
1.15 – Knockraha Boss
1.45 – Arcadian Sunrise
2.20 – Baily Thunder
2.55 – Discordantly
3.25 – Shakeytry
4.00 – Ask And Answer
4.30 – Run For Oscar
WETHERBY RACING TIPS
Not a lot in the way of recent winning form amongst the runners for this race, but lightly-raced SNOUGAR (9/2, William Hill) could be worth an interest on his first outing following wind surgery.
Donald McCain’s Arakan gelding was a winner at Ayr back in March 2018 over hurdles but he’s been largely disappointing since although he hasn’t in fairness stood much racing since. He was last seen finishing around 16 lengths’ sixth behind Roxyfet at Sedgefield last month where he shaped better than had been the case before weakening.
He’s had a wind operation since and he could prove a different proposition now his sights are switched to chasing so he could be worth chancing here to post a better effort in a weak race.
YOUNG LIEUTENANT (11/10, BetVictor) might have been stretched by the trip at Plumpton last month, beating only one home but trailing in almost sixty lengths adrift of the winner.
Warren Greatrex’s Robin Des Champs gelding had earlier looked a progressive sort, twice finishing runner-up either side of tackling a Listed contest at Haydock in November.
He’s back down to two miles for this latest outing where he sets the standard and is favoured by the weights for this novices’ contest; while Richard Johnson’s presence in the saddle is a bonus and the champion jockey was on board when he won an Exeter bumper last term.
He looks set for a big run and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back here.
2.00 – Accordingtogino
2.35 – Snougar
3.10 – Young Lieutenant
3.40 – Maxed Out King
4.15 – Main Fact
4.45 – Spirit Of Hale
WOLVERHAMPTON RACING TIPS
TRAVELLER (11/4, William Hill) has won two of his past three starts and the Henrythenavigator gelding might be worth chancing to strike again despite his mark creeping up.
Anthony Brittain’s charge beat the reopposing Amor Fati over this course and distance last month where he gave that rival 11lbs with the latter being claimer-ridden. He got first run on the runner-up but can confirm that form now on these terms.
He can continue in good form here where he’s only been raised 2lbs following his last win, while his last-time victim isn’t the most straightforward and isn’t certain to be in the same form.
A repeat of his last run could be good enough to see him register another win and confirm the form from their last encounter and he should be in the mix again.
JOHNNY REB (5/1, William Hill) hasn’t been the most consistent in his career to date; but he has shown some ability and produced a career-best effort to get off the mark at Kempton last month.
James Ferguson’s charge ran out a head-victor over True Belief where he made all the running and kept on well to repel the runner-up.
He’s only been raised 3lbs for that win and the drop to six furlongs for this contest shouldn’t present an issue if adopting similar tactics. He does have to prove effectiveness on tapeta, but if the surface doesn’t prove a negative then every chance he can follow up that last-time win with another.
4.45 – Creative Talent
5.15 – Traveller
5.45 – Johnny Reb
6.15 – Sky Defender
6.45 – Unforgiving Minute
7.15 – Dear Power
7.45 – Lord P