Horse racing tips for Monday – Best bets at Huntingdon, Windsor, Redcar and Wolverhampton

Racing tips for Monday. Get our best bets for the day's UK racemeetings.Racing tips for Monday. Get our best bets for the day's UK racemeetings.

Monday 12 April horse racing tips and best bets

We kick off another week of horse racing action with a four-fixture programme over the sticks and on the flat; we’ve picked out our racing tips for Monday’s action across the UK.

Another week of horse racing action gets underway from Monday and the week kick offs with with four meetings across the UK with racing both over the sticks and on the flat.

The day’s jumps racing comes from the meeting at Huntingdon; while on the level there is racing at Redcar and Windsor. Completing Monday’s line-up is an evening fixture on the all-weather at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface.

We’ve looked over each of the day’s racemeetings to pick out our racing tips for Monday’s action across the UK.


2:00 Huntingdon – Racing TV Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) Cl4 (5yo+ 0-120) 2m½f

EXCELERATOR EXPRESS has shown decent form over fences this term, twice making the frame behind the smart Funambule Sivola before getting off the mark over the larger obstacles at Uttoxeter in February where he ran out a wide-margin winner.

That race fell apart and he picked up the pieces, but he ran another good race in defeat when last seen at Market Rasen where he got to within a neck of the thriving Kap Auteuil.

He could have more to offer in this sphere and he’s only 3lbs higher this time; it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him continue to run well and while he does have to give away weight all round he can post a big run as he bids to get back to winning ways.

Racing tips for Monday. Sam Twiston-Davies can ride a winner on the card at Huntingdon.

Racing tips for Monday. Sam Twiston-Davies can ride a winner on the card at Huntingdon.

2:10 Windsor – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl6 (3yo 0-65) 5f

MISTER BLUEBIRD has yet to win in his four starts to date, but the Outstrip gelding has shown enough to suggest he can win a race and this could be the day which sees Heather Main’s charge open his account.

He’s twice finished third in his runs, the latest coming when beaten just two lengths by Aussie Stormer at Lingfield last September; that form looks fair with the runner-up filling the same spot twice since and is now rated 80, while the sixth has gone on to win twice from four subsequent runs.

The yard knows how to ready one and the three-year old can compete here from the same mark as when last seen; while the application of cheekpieces for the first time could unlock another level of improvement.

3:00 Huntingdon – Racing TV Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m

MISTREE SONG has found only one too good in two of her three starts over hurdles at Bangor and Exeter either side of a fall at Newton Abbot where she was in command when coming to grief. Dan Skelton’s charge can get off the mark here however as she makes her handicap debut.

The Librettist mare bumped into a promising sort last time, beaten twelve lengths behind Who What When; but she could have more to offer and a mark of 107 on her first start in a handicap could prove workable.

She’s shown enough to suggest she can win races and this could be a decent opportunity if she can raise her game switching to this sphere.

3:40 Windsor – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-90) 6f

THE LAMPLIGHTER finished third behind reopposing Capote’s Dream at Kempton last month but George Baker’s charge is taken to overturn that form here and come out on top.

The Elusive City gelding is proven on turf, making the frame several times on quicker ground as well as winning at Goodwood last September; conversely his last-time conquerer has improved for a switch to the all-weather and may not be as effective back on grass.

A dual-winner on turf the selection was beaten two lengths by his old adversary latest, but he was making his return from five months off against that race-fit rival and he was giving his conquerer 2lbs. However this time around he gets 2lbs from the same and with Angus Villiers taking a further 5lbs off his back he is clearly well-handicapped.

He can continue to run well back on grass and no surprise if he goes close here.

Racing tips for Monday. We pay our first visit of the season to Windsor.

Racing tips for Monday. We pay our first visit of the season to Windsor.

4:25 Redcar – Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-85) 1m2f

CHASE THE DOLLAR showed up well in his three runs last term where he was a winner at Ayr sandwiched between runner-up runs at Musselburgh and Chester when last seen in August.

The form of his Ayr win has been boosted with the runner-up going on to win three of his four subsequent runs, while the third has also won since; while his Chester run on his handicap debut was a very good effort behind Calcutta Cup and that form also looks solid.

This longer trip could suit Mark Johnston’s charge on his return to action and with the yard in good form and very able to get one fit ahead of their seasonal reappearance he could be the one to side with in this contest with further improvement anticipated.

6:20 Wolverhampton – Free Tips Daily On Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 6f

SIR RODNEYREDBLOOD has been in excellent heart on the all-weather, getting some just reward for a string of consistent efforts when registering a brace of wins at Southwell and Chelmsford back in February.

The Roderic O’connor gelding was subsequently beaten in his hat-trick bid under a penalty at Kempton, finishing fifth and he was possibly stretched by the longer trip on the fibresand in March before finding only one too good latest back at Chelmsford.

John Jenkins’ charge was beaten less than one length that day behind Sir Hector and the handicapper might be taking a chance leaving his mark unchanged. He has the services of Marco Ghiani also whose 3lbs claim is a bonus and if this doesn’t come too soon just ten days on from his latest outing then he could get back on track with a return to winning ways.