Horse racing best bets – Tips for Monday’s UK racing fixtures

Horse racing best bets. Get our tips for Monday's UK horse racing meetings.Horse racing best bets. Get our tips for Monday's UK horse racing meetings.

Horse racing best bets on Monday across the UK

A new week of horse racing action kicks off on Monday with five meetings heading to post across the UK over the sticks and on the flat. We’ve looked over the day’s racing around the country to pick out our horse racing best bets on Monday.

Another round of horse racing meetings go to post on Monday across the UK where we have a mixture of both flat racing and jumps racing action for punters to take in and the afternoon racing comes from the cards at Ayr and Nottingham on the flat; while over the jumps there is racing at Windsor.

Meanwhile in the evening there are two fixtures taking place with further flat racing from Windsor and also Ripon. We’ve looked over the day’s meetings around the country where we’ve picked out our horse racing best bets on Monday and racing tips for each card.


2:30 Nottingham – Racing TV Extra Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 6f

MUMMY BEAR struggled over longer trips following a breakthrough victory at Kempton in March and Richard Hannon’s charge bounced back to winning form returning to sprinting at Newmarket latest.

The Kodi Bear filly struck by a head on that occasion, appearing to win a shade readily in the end having conceded first run and a 3lbs rise in the weights for that success might not be enough to prevent a repeat.

This looks more more difficult a task and a repeat of that last performance could be enough to see her follow up here.

Horse racing best bets on Monday. Richard Hannon can saddle a winner on the card at Nottingham.

Horse racing best bets on Monday. Richard Hannon can saddle a winner on the card at Nottingham.

2:45 Ayr – Summer Breaks At Western House Hotel Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 7f

GLOBAL HUMOR failed to give his running last time out at Newcastle but the Distorted Humor gelding had been in good form previous to that effort and may be worth chancing to bounce back here.

Jim Goldie’s charge had struck earlier wins at Hamilton and here in May under a penalty in between runner-up efforts at this venue in April and at the beginning of last month when finding only Poet’s Magic too strong in his bid for a hat-trick.

He never got a clear run in that last outing and failed to get involved, and it is interesting that the hood he wore on that occasion is quickly dispensed with and cheekpieces reapplied this time around as he returns to Class 5 company so he could be better of turning in a better effort than last time returning to this course and distance.

3:05 Nottingham – SME Graduate Employment Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Stayers Series) Cl6 (4yo+ 0-60) 1m6f

NATALEENA went off the boil following the second of his seasonal wins at Ayr last July, but her last couple of efforts have been improved and the Nathaniel mare could get back to winning ways here.

Ben Haslam’s charge found only one too good latest at Redcar last month behind Out Of Breath where he was denied by just over one length having not enjoyed much luck in running and conceded first run to the winner.

She’s only been raised 1lb for that effort but Saffie Osborne comes in for the ride and her 5lbs allowance sees the selection on a very winnable mark given the second of her victories last term came from a 66 rating and she can race here from an effective 56.

Horse racing best bets on Monday. Nottingham is one of the day's UK racing fixtures.

Horse racing best bets on Monday. Nottingham is one of the day’s UK racing fixtures.

3:20 Ayr – Book For QTS Ladies Night Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 6f

LOOK OUT LOUIS is 2-3 this term, scoring wins at Wetherby on hs reappearance and then getting back to winning ways latest when scoring at Chester over this trip last month.

The Harbour Watch gelding scored by a neck latest from Sir Maximilian, making all and holding on well for the victory. That form looks fair with the runner-up and third both making the frame again in subsequent runs.

Julie Camacho’s charge is only 3lbs higher here and should continue to give a good account so no surprise if he were to go in again here for all this is a bit more competitive.

4:40 Worcester – Read Kevin Blake On Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (3yo+ 0-120) 2m

SOLSTALLA has been in rude health this term following a wind operation, winning two of her three starts and the hat-trick could happen for David Weston’s charge who won readily at Southwell last month with a defeat of Maria Magdalena.

The Halling mare had won by six lengths the time before at Newton Abbot, beating Stanley Stanley readily and that one has won since; she subsequently won by a similar margin last time and a 4lbs rise in the weights might not be enough to prevent her from going in again while she remains in this sort of form.

7:15 Windsor – Fitzdares Sprint Series Handicap (Windsor Sprint Series Qualifier) Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 5f

A SURE WELCOME has won two of his four starts this term, the latest coming over this course and distance last month with a defeat of Free Love and the Pastoral Pursuits gelding wasn’t disgraced back here over further when last seen racing under a penalty.

He finished third on that occasion behind Edraak but the run possibly came too soon and he’s been given three weeks off since to freshen up. The runner-up in that race has run well since in a better race and John Spearing’s charge turns out here from an unchanged mark so ought to remain competitive if turning in a similar effort.

The seven year old rarely runs a bad race here with five placed finishes as well as a win from eight runs and he handles softer ground so no surprise if he were to go close.

Horse racing best bets on Monday. William Haggas can saddle a winner on the Ripon card.

Horse racing best bets on Monday. William Haggas can saddle a winner on the Ripon card.

8:00 Ripon – Ripon, Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m2f

KETTLE HILL disappointed when last seen at Redcar where he was chasing a hat-trick of wins, but having been off for almost three months it suggests all might not have been well with the Gleneagles gelding that day and he could do better here.

William Haggas’ charge had struck earlier victories at Windsor and Wolverhampton either side of eight months off, scoring well on the second occasion with a three lengths’ defeat of Hundred Isles.

Sent off at odds-on last time he could only finish in mid-division having raced keenly early; but he found little and was beaten some way out in what was a poor effort. He’s probably capable of better though and this longer trip could unlock more so he looks worth chancing to bounce back.