Monday racing best bets – Tips for Warwick, Leicester Hamilton and Wolverhampton
We look over four meetings going to post on Monday and pick out our horse racing best bets at Warwick, Leicester, Hamilton and Wolverhampton.
Monday kicks off a new week of horse racing action with four meetings heading to post where the afternoon flat racing action comes from the cards at Hamilton and Leicester; while over the sticks there is a fixture at Warwick.
Completing Monday’s quartet of fixtures is an evening all-weather fixture at Wolverhampton on their tapeta surface and we’ve taken a look over all four of the Monday meetings where 31 races will collectively go to post and give our horse racing best bets for the day.
MONDAY RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR WARWICK, LEICESTER, HAMILTON & WOLVERHAMPTON
1:45 Warwick – Biffa Waste Services Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I) Cl5 (3yo+ 0-105) 2m
CREMANT was a winner between the flags for Colin Bowe prior to joining this yard and the Getaway gelding has been running well of late since returning from lockdown, finishing fourth on both his outings at Uttoxeter.
He may just have needed the first of those spins, but he went well for a long way upped in trip when last seen, fading only late having led over the final hurdle and he can do better here where he drops back to two miles.
That bare form perhaps needs improving on, but this doesn’t look a deep race and he still looked a shade raw so may yet have more to offer here. He can show further progress to open his account in a relatively weak affair and looks worth siding with.
2:00 Leicester – Everards Of Leicestershire Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Cl5 (2yo 0-75) 6f
DESERT VISION got off the mark on her only try to date on turf, successful back in July with a victory at Sandown where the Oasis Dream filly got the better of Professional Widow by a nose.
Since then James Tate’s charge has made the frame on both starts back on the all-weather, lattery finishing third behind Mirage Mac at Wolverhampton having tried to make all. She has shown plenty of dash in her starts so far and this drop to six furlongs over Leicester’s stiff sprint track could well suit her down to the ground.
Her form looks as strong as any in this race and conditions underfoot are no issue; while thoroughly unexposed on turf she could prove well-treated from an initial 77 rating on her handicap debut and she ought to go close here.
2:45 Warwick – racingtv.com Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-140) 2m4f
THE BAY BIRCH won first time up last campaign before holding her own in decent company and Matt Sheppard’s charge could be worth chancing on her latest return to get back to winning ways.
The Beneficial mare contested in better races than this last term, last seen finishing eighth in the Grand Annual Chase at the Cheltenham Festival having failed to add to her winning tally. Her last success though came at Chepstow last October on her return where she was rated 5lbs higher than today’s mark.
She’s gone well on both runs at this venue, winning once and making the frame on the other occasion and if fully tuned up ahead of her latest return from more than six months off the track where she takes a drop in class then she could make her presence felt here.
3:25 Hamilton – Follow @HamiltonParkRC On Twitter Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-75) 5f
QUANAH went close here over six furlongs at the beginning of the month and Liam Bailey’s charge could get back on the scoresheet returned to five furlongs for this latest outing.
One of two from the yard he has been deserted by Danny Tudhope who steered him to his last success over this course and distance in June; but Kevin Stott is a fine replacement and was on board for his latest run where he was beaten just over one length behind Lucky Lucky Man.
The handicapper has left him alone following that effort and he ought to remain competitive from this mark judging on recent efforts although there’s a suspicion he may not have too much headroom for improvement. Nevertheless, conditions here are fine and the drop back to the minimum trip should suit so no surprise to see him competitive again.
6:00 Wolverhampton – Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-55) 6f
COMEATCHOO has just one career win to his name but the Camacho gelding has been running consistently well of late and might be up to the task of ending his losing run if turning out quickly.
Phil McEntee’s charge was last seen on Saturday finishing less than one length adrift of Smoky at this venue over the minimum trip and a repeat of that effort back over six furlongs might be enough to see him in the mix again.
Also runner-up from this mark over course and distance in July he gets on well with Hollie Doyle who has won on the three-year old before and the pair can combine to end the gelding’s winless streak.