Monday Magic – Top Horse Racing Tips at Chelmsford and Haydock

Hart Stopper ridden by Jamie Spencer (right) beats Scofflaw ridden by Adam McNamara to win The Bet365 Handicap Stakes during bet365 Old Newton Cup Day at Haydock Park Racecourse.Hart Stopper ridden by Jamie Spencer (right) beats Scofflaw ridden by Adam McNamara to win The Bet365 Handicap Stakes during bet365 Old Newton Cup Day at Haydock Park Racecourse.

HORSE RACING TIPS

It’s been a week of highs and lows as horse racing returned to Britain and we’ve been firing in some big winners. 

Our experts have given up their weekend to study all the form and provide the best Horse Racing Tips around the world. So check out these tips and hit the betting buttons below to place your bets at the best price available.

ATALANTA’S BOY (12.30 Chelmsford, 6f handicap)

Yet to race on an all-weather surface but has looked progressive in the last 12 months, winning three of his last five starts.

Can be forgiven his final run of last season as the ground placed more of an emphasis on stamina than speed and he’s well drawn in stall 2 for one who look to go from the front. If he can grab the lead he should prove very hard to pass.

WONDERWORK (13.15 Haydock, 6f handicap)

Just three career runs and made a striking impression on his debut when missing the break and pulling his way to the front almost immediately before going on to win impressively.

That seemed to mark him out as above average but he subsequently failed to beat a horse home in his next two runs, looking awkward at the stalls and pulling way too hard for his own good.

Will certainly need to settle better if he’s going to have any chance of winning here but the fact he’s been gelded after his last run is a positive sign and the hope is he’ll settle better.

Mark of 80 still looks lenient based on his debut run and he should run well.

SLEEPING LION (14.15 Haydock, 2m handicap)

This will take some getting given the recent rain around and it looks a competitive race but Sleeping Lion is a lightly raced five-year-old and should still be improving.

Won really well on his last start at Doncaster and there are no doubts over the trip and ground for him, which can’t be said about some of his rivals.

Trainer James Fanshawe’s horses are running to form at the moment and Sleeping Lion should swoop late to claim the prize.

RITCHIE VALENS (16.40 Chelmsford, 1m2f handicap)

Progressive for trainer Richard Hannon last season, winning a decent Newbury handicap over this trip.

Struggled when upped in trip later in the year, so return to this trip should suit on his seasonal return and he’s joined trainer Tom Clover over the winter.

Clover has already been among the winners this season and this horse could well go on to better things this year.