Monday horse racing tips – Best bets at Market Rasen, Ayr and Windsor
With three meetings taking place we give our Monday horse racing tips and best bets for the meetings at Market Rasen, Ayr and Windsor.
A new week of horse racing action kicks off on Monday with three fixtures which sees flat racing from the cards at Ayr and Windsor; while over jumps there is a meeting at Market Rasen.
In all 26 races will go to post, but while there’s nothing to get too excited about in terms of quality there’s still plenty of betting action for punters to take in. We’re looking for more winners with our Monday horse racing tips and we give our best bets across all three of the day’s fixtures.
MONDAY HORSE RACING TIPS – MARKET RASEN, AYR & WINDSOR
1:10 Market Rasen – Betway Novices’ Handicap Chase Cl5 (4yo+ 0-105) 2m1f
Assuming this doesn’t come too soon then TIM ROCCO can quickly follow up his recent success at Bangor.
Brian Ellison’s charge was making his chase debut there and he ran out a two lengths’ victor over Secret Melody, staying on well after the last having largely jumped and travelled well although there’s a suspicion the runner-up might have held on had he jumped the last cleanly.
A last-fence mistake likely handed the selection the victory but he can progress on the back of that first experience of chasing and he remains with scope despite his penalty having won from higher marks over hurdles.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him progress in this sphere for his shrewd yard and this looks a fairly weak contest so he can quickly double up if none the worse for those recent exertions.
1:50 Ayr – CHB Medical Facemasks ‘Get Masked Up’ Handicap (Div I) Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 6f
WHO TOLD JOJO might not get the strong pace that saw him strike at Windsor earlier in the month, but the Bushranger gelding is taken nonetheless to follow up given he’s looked an improved performer back on turf this campaign.
Joseph Tuite’s charge had looked exposed last term, but he found some improvement back from a break to strike at Yarmouth last month, helped by the strong pace; he then made the frame in successive starts on the all-weather under a penalty before getting back on the scoresheet returned to grass latest.
He had a strong pace to aim at again on that occasion, coming through late to register a neck verdict over Eastern Star and he’s only 4lbs higher in the weights although Harrison Shaw can take 3lbs off his back. This outing will demand a shade more from him with no guarantee of a strong pace, but in his current vein of form he looks worth chancing to strike again.
3:50 Ayr – £Chbkeepingracingsafe Racing Welfare Competition Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 1m
DREAMSELLER might have found the testing ground against him when disappointing at Hamilton on his last start, but the Dream Ahead gelding is chanced to bounce back returned to a much quicker surface and Tim Easterby’s charge can do better having won the time before at Thirsk.
A consistent sort last term, scoring a win at Wolverhampton and posting several in-the-frame efforts which included at this venue, he ran out a neck winner over Scorched Breath in that latest success two starts back. The form has been franked by the third posting a brace of wins since; while the fifth, sixth, seventh and ten horses home have also scored a subsequent win.
Possibly not seen to best effect in the mud latest, this better surface will suit and he is worth another chance to build on his earlier Thirsk success for his in-form yard.
5:00 Windsor – Visit attheraces.com Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f
MOUNTAIN BRAVE is progressing with each start, winning for the third time in her last four starts when readily seeing off Portugeseprincess at Leicester earlier in the month. Mark Johnston’s charge can continue her good form to strike again.
The Sepoy filly had more in hand than the neck verdict of victory would suggest, keeping on well and always holding the runner-up. She’s only 4lbs higher in the weights for this latest run, but there’s likely more still to come from her and another forward step for her in-form yard wouldn’t come as a surprise.
This will likely demand a bit more from her, but she is 2-2 under Franny Norton and the yard is in rude health so she can post another bold bid where she can continue her winning form.