Monday racing best bets – Tips for the day’s racing action across the UK
Monday racing best bets and tips
We have five meetings going to post on Monday as a new week of horse racing action kicks off and we’ve looked over the day’s action to pick out our Monday racing best bets and tips.
We kick off a new week of horse racing action on Monday with five fixtures scheduled to go to post around the country with all the day’s meetings unfolding on the flat and 36 races in all unfolding across the Monday fixtures.
Adternoon racing action sees turf racing action from Ripon, while Newcastle and Kempton both go to post on the all-weather; while in the evening there is further turf action from Windsor and also Carlisle.
We’ve taken a look over all the day’s fixtures around the country where we’ve picked out our Monday racing best bets and tips.
MONDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S RACING ACTION AROUND THE COUNTRY
1:30 Kempton – Unibet Casino Deposit £10 Get £40 Bonus Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 1m
SPIRIT OF THE BAY has caught the eye on her past couple of outings despite being unlucky in running on both occasion and the Cable Bay filly can get off the mark here.
Clive Cox’s charge finished third on her sole visit to this track last September and her latest effort at Nottingham last month is better than it appears at face value as she met trouble in running and not given a hard time by Hector Crouch once her chance had gone.
Having run well on this surface in the past she might be worth chancing on the all-weather from the same mark and with a bit more luck in running it would be no surprise to see her in the mix.
3:07 Ripon – Weatherbys Bloodstock Pro Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 1m6f
STONIFIC won his last start on the flat at this venue in June, scoring over two miles and while he’s disappointed since on the level the Sea The Stars gelding returns to this discipline having won the Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen last month.
David O’Meara’s charge has won from higher marks than this on the flat in the past so he’s very capable of winning this contest if in the mood despite carrying top-weight and if he were to translate the level of form he showed over hurdles last time back onto the level then he’d surely be hard to beat here with the prospect of a strong pace very much in his favour.
Back at the scene of his last win on the flat and racing from a very workable mark given he’s won off 81 earlier in his career it isn’t difficult to imagine him going well here.
3:15 Kempton – Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Nursery Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Series Qualifier) Cl4 (2yo 0-85) 6f
CLAIM THE STARS posted the best of this three efforts to date when last seen out, finishing runner-up behind Last Crusader at Ayr last month and Mark Johnston’s charge can go one better.
The Starspangledbanner colt was only run down late that day by the winner, defeated by a neck at the line but clear of the third who has won since and now stepping into a handicap he could be well treated off 78.
This is his first try on an artificial surface but if switch to tapeta doesn’t inconvenience then there’d be no surprise in seeing him get off the mark here.
4:00 Newcastle – Best Odds Guaranteed With MansionBet Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 1m4½f
GOLDEN HIND won over this course and distance on her final outing of last campaign, beating Bellatrixsa and while things haven’t gone to plan for the Golden Horn filly this term so she might be worth chancing to bounce back here.
Third at Doncaster in a first-time tongue-tie was followed up by a fourth Euro Implosion at Hamilton latest where she wasn’t seen at her best, losing her position having been outpaced before running on well although she was no threat to the winner.
That form looks very fair with the winner since going in again while the horses who finished immediately either side of her have both run well in defeat. She’s since been eased 1lb as a result and first-time cheekpieces are added to the mix which could have a positive effect in producing some improvement and no surprise if he were to go well here.
4:33 Newcastle – MansionBet’s Beaten By A Head Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2f
PALLAS DANCER is building up a good all-weather profile, making the frame in each of his last six starts on tapeta which include a trio of wins – two here – and Brian Ellison’s charge can continue his progression.
The War Command gelding has only once finished out of the first two at this venue and he has found only one too good over course and distance the last twice, latterly behind Spirit Dancer.
The handicapper applies a little pressure with a 3lbs rise in the weights in what looks a stronger race; but he’s well proven on this surface and no surprise if he were to turn in another big effort here.
4:50 Carlisle – Vl Aesthetics Honours Lesley Maxwell Handicap (For Professional And Amateur Female Jockeys) Cl6 (4yo+ 0-65) 5f
It is interesting that jockey Faye McManoman partners DAVID’S BEAUTY in this contest and not Sharrabang with whom she’s been a regular partner and the pair have enjoyed plenty of success. Her defection to Michael Mullineaux’s charge could then be a clue to their respective chances and a chance is taken at a big price on the Kodiac mare firing here.
She has been out of sorts for a while now and often reserves her best performance for Chepstow, winning there last July and running her best race of the season back at the Welsh venue last month.
Her form figures here are 53 and her spell in the doldrums has seen her mark slip markedly to just 48 so she could take advantage of her tumbling rating if showing up here at her best.
6:00 Carlisle – Vl Aesthetics Honours Ann Ford Handicap (For Professional And Amateur Female Jockeys) Cl5 (4yo+ 0-75) 1m1f
DETECTIVE boasts a good course record with all three recent wins coming over this course and distance and the Kingman gelding can further enhance his strike-rate here by going in again.
Dianne Sayer’s charge hasn’t won any of thse victories by far, arveraging around one length but he won well latest under a penalty despite only scoring by a neck and only upped another 3lbs there is a suspicion he remains ahead of the handicapper given he may yet still have improvement as a lightly-raced sort.
The form of his latest win looks solid enough for this race and he should make a bold bid in pursuit of another victory here.
6:45 Windsor – Fitzdares Sprint Series Final Handicap Cl2 (3yo+) 6f
CAPOTE’S DREAM has been thriving this term, winning four of seven starts the latest of which came at York last month and the Dream Ahead gelding ought to continue to make his presence felt.
Tom Ward’s charge has also won over course and distance in May and he was a shade unlucky back here in June when beaten by Punchbowl Flyer having missed the break and he denied subsequent Glorious Goodwood winner Mr Wagyu in that most recent York success which looks very strong form now.
There’s likely more to come from him and while a 3lbs rise in the weights demands a shade more it is likely to prove workable and he can go in again here.