Brian Healy gives his horse racing tips for Monday as he assesses the day’s three UK meetings to kick-start a new week of horse racing action.
Monday gets a new week of horse racing action underway and there are just three meetings going to post with action over the jumps at Carlisle while Lingfield are racing on their polytrack surface in the afternoon.
Completing the trio of Monday fixtures is Kempton where an evening all-weather card goes to post under the flooodlights at the Sunbury venue.
Carlisle’s racecard is an all-hurdles affair with no chases going to post due to the weather which has caused parts of the chase course to be waterlogged.
Lingfield (flat, aw) – 1.30 – 4.45pm (7 races)
Carlisle (jumps) – 2.15 – 5.00pm (6 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 455 – 8.30pm (8 races)
Brian Healy gives his race-by-race tips and best bets for all three of Monday’s horse racing fixtures.
HORSE RACING TIPS FOR MONDAY 17 FEBRUARY AT A GLANCE
2.35 Lingfield – HIGHWAY ONE (7/4, Coral)
2.50 Carlisle – MULTELLIE (9/4, Paddy Power)
3.40 Lingfield – WISE EAGLE (9/4, Bet365)
3.55 Carlisle – TEESCOMPONENTS LAD (2/1, William Hill)
4.15 Lingfield – ROYAL DYNASTY (3/1, William Hill)
4.55 Kempton – PARTRIDGE (4/1, Bet365)
5.00 Carlisle – BINGO D’OLIVATE (11/8, Bet365)
6.00 Kempton – RAJMAN (2/1, Ladbrokes)
8.00 Kempton – PROMPTING (9/4, Ladbrokes)
LINGFIELD RACING TIPS
HIGHWAY ONE (7/4, Coral) is still a maiden after 22 starts, but the Quality Road mare can get off the mark now in a weak race.
George Baker’s charge goes well at this venue and she has finished in the places in her last three starts over course and distance, latterly beaten less than one length behind Subliminal last month where she was slowly away and then hanging up the straight.
She consented to run on though and she is only 1lb higher here. The winner from that last race has won again since and a repeat of that latest effort should see her in the mix again where she might be capable of finally shedding her maiden tag.
WISE EAGLE (9/4, Bet365) ran green early in his debut over this course and distance last month, but Tom Clover’s charge showed some ability and got better as the race progressed.
He eventually finished just over three lengths’ fourth behind Made In Italy and he can improve for that experience to get off the mark at the second attempt.
The Free Eagle gelding finished off the race to good effect and that first outing will have taught him plenty. He ought to progress as a result on the back of that run where the winner looked a potentally useful sort and every chance he can do better here with the benefit of that run under his belt.
ROYAL DYNASTY (3/1, William Hill) arrives on a hat-trick having made all the running the last twice to collect a pair of wins over six furlongs at this venue.
The Charm Spirit filly seems to have found some improvement having joined Mohamed Moubarak and he won cosier than the official winning margin suggests when scoring a half-length defeat of Rock Boy Grey latest.
This will be a tougher test raised in grade where she is 4lbs higher in the weights, while she also steps back up to seven furlongs. But she is clearly on good terms with herself and still lightly raced there could be further improvement to come so she ought to remain competitive as she seeks a hat-trick of wins at the course.
1.30 – River Dart
2.00 – Tebay
2.35 – Highway One
3.10 – Handsome Yank
3.40 – Wise Eagle
4.15 – Royal Dynasty
4.45 – Quiet Word
CARLISLE RACING TIPS
MULTELLIE (9/4, Paddy Power) has proven quite adept at hurdling, winning at the first attempt over timber when running out a six lengths’ winner over Ask Himself over this course and distance in October.
Tim Easterby’s charge posted a lesser effort next time at Wetherby where he could only finish seventh behind the smart Ribble Valley. ut he has finished runner-up on both subsequent outings here and at Market Rasen, although he was no match for the winner latest.
The Multiplex gelding might have gone off too hard that day, but he had a subsequent winner and runner-up both in arrears and he can remain competitive back at this venue where he has run well on both his visits.
TEESCOMPONENTS LAD (2/1, William Hill) answered any lingering doubts over his stamina when romping to victory over an extended three miles at Catterick in January.
Gina Bonas’ charge has proven himself a useful sort over hurdles, winning twice last term which included over this course. He had been contesting in stronger races this term with some credit against the likes of The Worlds End and Rapper in better compay prior to his return to winning ways latest when equipped with cheepieces.
The Midnight Legend gelding ran out a two lengths’ victor over Mamoo, travelling well and keeping on strongly for a ready success. The third from that race has come out and ran well since behind the impressive St Barts at Newbury on Saturday.
Only 4lbs higher in the weights than when taking this prize twelve months ago he ought to give another good account and every chance he can double up.
BINGO D’OLIVATE (11/8, Bet365) hasn’t won since scoring at Ayr back in Novemer 2018 on his first outing for James Ewart. But his last couple of runs suggest the Laverock gelding might not be too far away from a return to winning ways.
Having possibly needed his return to action following seven months off at Hexham, he chased home Starplex on his next outing at Newcastle where he was only beaten a couple of lengths. That effort was matched with a good third at Uttoxeter in heavy ground last month where he was beaten just over three lengths behind Main Fact having perhaps been given too much to do.
The front two from that race have both won since, and he can run here from the same mark with title-chasing Brian Hughes doing the steering on this occasion so he could take a bit of beating here and no surprise if he gets back on the scoresheet.
2.15 – Sao Maxence
2.50 – Multellie
3.25 – Jobsonfire
3.55 – Teescomponents Lad
4.30 – Calliope
5.00 – Bingo D’Olivate
KEMPTON RACING TIPS
PARTRIDGE (4/1, Bet365) sets the standard on official ratings and the Zoffany filly could get off the mark here back at this distance
Richard Hannon’s charge hit the crossbar in each of her first two starts on turf over this trip where she wasn’t beaten far on either occasion. She subsequently found the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot too much of a test and was possibly amiss on her final outing last campaign at Lingfield when beating only one home.
Six furlongs may have stretched her on her return from almost six months off the track at Chelmsford last month, but she’ll strip fitter for that outing and the drop back to the minimum trip could well prove a good move.
With a good draw to work from and the services of Sylvestre De Sousa in the saddle she ought to go well and no surprise if she opens her account here.
RAJMAN (2/1, Ladbrokes) has been in better form of late, winning two of his last three starts over course and distance.
Tom Clover’s charge had been out of sorts prior to scoring here in December with a defeat of Disruptor, and he bounced back from a lesser effort at Lingfield to post a career-best back here in January where he ran out a half-length victor over Itmakesyouthink.
That form is fair in the context of this race and he’s only been pushed up 2lbs in the handicap which could still be workable. Given his course and distance record – two wins and four places from seven starts – he can remain competitive despite his career-high mark and every chance he can go close again to another win.
PROMPTING (9/4, Ladbrokes) looks a progressive sort who has improved withe every start thus far and Olly Murphy’s charge can strike here.
Not seen to best effect last time out at Lingfield, the Bated Breath gelding had won the time before with a four lengths’ defeat of Meghan Sparkle. He was only beaten just over one length latest behind the improving Toro Dorado, meeting with trouble in running but there is a suspicion he’d have won that day with a clear passage.
The handicapper might be taking a chance in leaving him alone in the ratings following that last run and he appeals as the type who could do better. He can find further improvement here and no surprise to see him get back on the scoresheet with Oisin Murphy in the saddle.
4.55 – Partridge
5.30 – Mochalov
6.00 – Rajman
6.30 – Going Places
7.00 – Lord P
7.30 – Vibrance
8.00 – Prompting
8.30 – Snow Leopards