Monday Magic – Horse Racing Tips from Pontefract and Goodwood

Oisin Murphy on Deirdre (far left) coming home to win the Qatar Nassau Stakes during day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester.Oisin Murphy on Deirdre (far left) coming home to win the Qatar Nassau Stakes during day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester.

HORSE RACING TIPS

We were in fantastic form last week with winner after winner and we’re back with some more tips to bash the bookies

Our experts continue to study the cards to identify their best bets and provide top Horse Racing Tips from around the world. So check out these tips and hit the betting buttons below to place your bets at the best price available.

TROUBADOR (13.20 Pontefract, 6f handicap)

Could well have been flying too high in a Group 3 at Newcastle on his comeback and should be better suited to this grade.

Came on a ton for his racecourse debut last season and the hope is the same can again be expected.

Goes extremely well on everything other than soft ground and can be expected to run well for trainer Michael Dods and jockey Paul Mulrennan.

MONAADHIL (14.20 Pontefract, 1m handicap)

Obviously had his problems, being a six-year-old and racing just nine times. Has left trainer Marcus Tregoning to join Ruth Carr, who often does really well with other trainer’s cast-offs. 

Carr’s yard has yet to hit form this season but Monaadhil is now just 1lb higher than when recording his last win and he showed signs of retaining some ability on his final few starts for Tregoning last year.

Has been off the track for 11 months, so fitness must be taken on trust but he is undoubtedly well treated and will enjoy conditions.

DOURADO (14.45 Goodwood, 1m handicap)

A pretty weak race can go the way of Dourado, who looks to be racing off a decent mark of 74 based on his old form.

The six-year-old’s last three wins came off ratings of 74,76 and 77 so he is capable of winning off this weight and a return to turf will suit.

Trainer Patrick Chamings has had a winner and a third from his only two runners so racing returned, which lends hope that Dourado will be at peak fitness on his first run since December.

ANTONIA DE VEGA (14.50 Pontefract, 1m4f Listed)

No prizes for tipping this horse but she has 10lb and upward in hands of her rivals and has some proven Group 1 form in the book.

Acts well on soft ground, with a four-length win at Listed level to her name last season and trainer Ralph Beckett has been in good form since racing returned.

Antonia De Vega would need to have regressed over the winter or seriously underperform if she is to be beat here.