Monday horse racing tips 10 May – Best bets for the day’s meetings across the UK
Horse racing best bets on Monday 10 May
A new week of horse racing action kicks off on Monday with five UK fixtures going to post; we’ve picked out our Monday horse racing tips and best bets throughout the day.
There’s plenty of horse racing action going to post across the UK on Monday with five fixtures taking place on the flat and over the sticks throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
Monday’s afternoon fixture list sees action on the flat at Catterick on turf and Lingfield on the all-weather; while the jumps racing comes from Ffos Las. Meanwhile in the evening there is another visit to Windsor on the flat, while Southwell race over the sticks.
In all 39 races unfold over the day’s UK horse racing fixtures and we’ve looked through each of the day’s cards to pick out our Monday horse racing tips and best bets.
MONDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT FFOS LAS, CATTERICK, LINGFIELD, WINDSOR & SOUTHWELL
1:30 Ffos Las – JPR Phoenix Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-115) 2m4f
BEMBRIDGE found some improvement back from a break when posting a runner-up effort at Fontwell back in late-March and the Western gelding can progress again to get off the mark at the fourth attempt over hurdles.
Oliver Sherwood’s charge was beaten just over two lengths on that occasion, perhaps further back than ideal having been hampered at the start.
He steps into the handicap ranks now where a mark of 97 could underestimate him and this stiffer test could bring about another chunk of progress, so if finding more improvement he can open his account.
2:40 Ffos Las – Bet10Get10 @vickers.bet Handicap Chase Cl3 (5yo+ 0-130) 3m
LANDOFSMILES has been in top form of late, winning his last three outings and Peter Bowen’s charge can continue thrive and register another success here.
The Beneficial gelding kickstarted his winning hat-trick at Chepstow in March before scoring over course and distance at the beginning of April where he carried a penalty to victory over Robin Of Sherwood.
A five lengths’ winner on that occasion he improved again to beat Do Not Disturb at Perth latest and that form has been boosted by both the runner-up and sixth horses home going on to win next time out.
He won readily at the Scone track and while another 6lbs rise demands a bit more from him he’s certainly going the right way and could have more to offer which can see him strike again.
3:00 Lingfield – Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 5f
LETHAL BLAST is still relatively lightly raced and could have more improvement to come having got off the mark over course and distance last month and John Bridger’s charge could follow up here.
The Lethal Force filly broke well and made all the running that day, keeping on strongly and appearing to win a shade readily.
Whether she can do that again from 7lbs higher is open to question but he’s much better drawn this time than last and she can turn the tables with reopposing pair Hey Ho Let’s Go and Agueroo from their encounter in March where the selection was only fourth behind that pair who filled the first two places.
She was giving up race-fitness however and now sharper could come out on top this time around.
3:25 Catterick – Racing Welfare Supporting Racing’s Workforce Veterans’ Handicap Cl5 (6yo+ 0-70) 6f
ZYLAN has done all his recent winning on the all-weather, scoring for the third time when going in at Southwell last month, beating Little Boy Blue by a neck.
Roger Fell’s charge charge returns to turf for the first time since beating only three home at Thirsk last September but he can do better here arriving in decent form and operating from a much lower turf rating.
He has won on turf earlier in his career off a much higher mark than this and the Kyllachy gelding can take advantage of his turf mark to notch up a second straight win.
5:50 Southwell – Rolleston Revival Village Event Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-120) 3m½f
SMUGGLERS BLUES has been knocking hard on the door since undergoing wind surgery, making the frame in each of his last five starts and the Yeats gelding can make an overdue return to winning ways here.
His sole career win came at Bangor back in April 2019, but he’s gone close in recent starts including being beaten eight lengths in a Class Two contest at Haydock in April behind Innisfree Lad.
That was a good performance but the handicapper has left him alone and he eases back into Class 4 company for this latest outing so if he were to repeat the dose and run to a similar level as last time then he might be able to get back on the scoresheet.
6:00 Windsor – Visit attheraces.com/marketmovers Fillies’ Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 6f
KINDRED SPIRIT is given another chance having been badly hampered during her reappearance run at Lingfield last month and Roger Varian’s charge can bounce back.
A winner on debut at Yarmouth last October in heavy ground, beating Glesga Gal by a half-length, the Invincible Spirit filly found the step up to Listed company too much next time at Newmarket although a ten-day turnaround might not have given her enough time.
Subsequently absent until returning at Lingfield last month she failed to beat a rival but was badly hampered on the rail when trying to squeeze through a gap and she never recovered from that.
It is slightly worrying that she’s missed the break in each of her three runs to date, but she’s shown enough ability to compensate for her slow starts and she can get back on track here with ground conditions no issue and representing a yard in good form.
7:50 Southwell – 29th And 30th May Antiques Fair Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-110) 2m4½f
HEREIA isn’t one to rely on but he is capable of winning a small race if everything clicks and the Olympic Glory gelding can get back on the scoresheet here and open his win tally for Neil Mulholland.
A maiden hurdle winner in Ireland previously, he’s yet to score for his current yard and his form has been a little patchy over timber. He’s failed to complete on two occasions this term but ran one of his better races tried in a hood over this trip back in March at this venue and if building on that run he could go close.
He was beaten four lengths on that occasion behind Shady Character, perhaps suited by the fast pace in the race; he’s been dropped 1lb since and a repeat of that last run with Sam Twiston-Davies taking over might suffice to see him home in front.