Monday horse racing tips – Best bets for Market Rasen, Redcar and Windsor
We give our Monday horse racing tips for the day’s fixtures at Market Rasen, Redcar and Windsor.
Monday heralds the start of Glorious Goodwood week with three meetings heading to post where afternoon flat racing action comes from Redcar; while over the sticks there is also a meeting at Market Rasen.
Meanwhile, there is an evening fixture on the level from Windsor and 28 races in all will go to post over the course of the three meetings.
We look over each of the day’s fixtures and pick out our best Monday horse racing tips at each of the day’s meetings.
MONDAY HORSE RACING TIPS 27 JULY – MARKET RASEN, REDCAR & WINDSOR
1:55 Market Rasen – Betway Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (3yo+ 0-125) 2m½f
BRANDON CASTLE won his first three starts over hurdles during the 2018/19 season and Neil King’s charge bounced back to form after some inauspicious starts last term to finish a very good fourth in the recent Summer Plate over this course and distance.
The Dylan Thomas gelding was fit from the flat having had a run in that sphere last month and he can post another big effort here in an easier contest where he can compete from the same mark.
He has to give away weight to this field but the front-running sort can take advantage of being left alone in the ratings in a slightly weaker race and he can get back to winning ways.
2:30 Market Rasen – Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m7f
BALLYHOME goes well at this venue and Fergal O’Brien’s charge can make a winning return to hurdling having won readily here earlier in the month over fences when making his seasonal return.
The Westerner gelding beat No Hidden Charges by almost four lengths on that occasion, and he struck his last hurdles win also at this venue over a shorter trip. He’s back up in distance today but he also boasts course and distance winning form.
He might need a shade more to defy this rating back over hurdles, but he is worth chancing given his course record here and his trainer’s current good spell of form. A repeat of his latest easy chase success back over the smaller obstacles would likely make him hard to beat here.
4:20 Redcar – Visit racingtv.com Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-83) 1m
SILVER SAMURAI was an impressive winner of a Brighton novices’ contest last October, after which he ran well in defeat in a decent contest at Kempton where he finished just two lengths’ fourth behind Dance Fever.
Marco Botti’s Cable Bay colt showed improved form when returning from seven months off the track to chase home Finest Sound over this trip at Haydock although he was beaten almost six lengths into the runner-up berth.
That form looks solid given the winner has gone on to finish runner-up and third in his next two outings in the Britannia Stakes and Bet365 Mile Handicap, latterly off a mark of 94. The handicapper might be taking a big chance then leaving the Botti runner to compete here from the same mark and he can take advantage to strike.
7:30 Windsor – Visit attheraces.com Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 1m3½f
QUEEN OF THE SEA has finished third on all three career starts, latterly finishing around six lengths adrift of Award Scheme at Salisbury when tried in cheekpieces for the first time.
She had earlier finished third at Goodwood behind Asiaaf where he wore a tongue-tie and both pieces of headgear are now tried which might elicit some improvement in the Sea The Stars filly.
Both pieces of form are working out, especially his latest start where the winner and fourth have both posted subsequent successes and there may be more in the locker to come from Saeed bin Suroor’s charge who could find some improvement for the headgear combination stepping up in trip.
Still with the potential to do better she looks worth another chance with the longer trip sure to suit and no surprise if she makes her presence felt.