Monday Top Tips – Best Bets On November 22

Monday horse racing tips at Ludlow, Ayr and Kempton.Monday horse racing tips at Ludlow, Ayr and Kempton.

Horse Racing Tips on Monday, November 22

There are four meetings spread across Britain on Monday with the main Jumps action coming from Ayr, Ludlow, and Kempton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the Monday cards, which can be viewed below.

Countermand (1.00 Ayr)

Ayr’s 2m handicap hurdle can go the way of COUNTERMAND. This 9yo improved markedly for being sent handicapping in this sphere last season, building on a 25/1 course and distance third when finishing runner-up at Newcastle when last seen in December.

He returns from a break with his yard in good form and a mark of 88 looks potentially lenient considering that he was rated 82 on the flat at his peak.

The booking of Brian Hughes suggests that connections are confident of a big run first time up this season, and this looks far from the strongest race for the grade.

Red Missile (1.35 Ayr)

Lucinda Russell’s RED MISSILE stayed on well to score over an inadequate 2m at Perth in September, comfortably seeing off the now 113-rated Kavanaghs Cross – who finished third in a competitive Cheltenham handicap hurdle last weekend.

Red Missile held his form in two starts following that Perth success, before appearing to find 3m too great a test of stamina at Musselburgh last time.

This intermediate distance should prove far more suitable for Red Missile, and he has now dropped to a mark of 111 which on the pick of his form suggests that he is well treated. Lucinda Russell has been profitable to follow with her hurdlers here at Ayr in recent seasons, and Red Missile is taken to enhance that record on Monday.

Family Pot (3.05 Ludlow)

The best bet across Monday’s cards comes in Ludlow’s 3m novices’ handicap chase, where FAMILY POT lines up. This 6yo gave the 121-rated Canford Light a scare here in October, and although he has cut little ice in two starts since he has long shaped as though chasing would ultimately be his game.

Family Pot finished runner-up in an Irish point-to-point on this very day 12 months ago, where he split Benny’s Oscar (now 124-rated) and Bardenstown Lad (now 135-rated).

That run suggests he could be chucked in on chase debut off a mark of just 88, particularly tackling 3m for the first time under rules, and it looks interesting that Sean Houlihan takes over in the saddle here from a 7lb claimer.

Just The Man (3.25 Kempton)

Kempton’s closing 2m conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle can go the way of JUST THE MAN.

John O’Shea’s charge holds a fairly high flat racing and proved more than adept at this discipline when scoring in impressive fashion at Ludlow on his penultimate outing, form which was franked when the third – Sorbet – scored at Fakenham last week.

Just The Man stayed on from miles back to claim fifth in a Cheltenham handicap hurdle ten days ago, and would surely have finished closer there if not ridden with so much restraint.

This more speed favouring track should suit better, and an official rating of 114 remains one that looks capable of being exploited.

Kevin Brogan looks one of the better riders in this line-up, and he has ridden a winner and a second from just three previous rides for this stable.