Monday UK horse racing tips – Best bets at Wolverhampton, Brighton, Ludlow and Windsor
UK horse racing tips on Monday 24 May
A new week of horse racing kicks off on Monday with another action-packed schedule of fixtures around the country; we’ve picked out our UK horse racing tips and best bets.
Following another excellent weekend of horse racing action there are four meetings heading to post across the UK to kick start a new week with racing both on the flat and over jumps on Monday.
The afternoon racing on the flat sees action on turf from Brighton, while Wolverhampton race on their all-weather surface; meanwhile Ludlow also race in the afternoon with a jumps fixture.
Completing the Monday fixture-list is an evening meeting at Windsor assuming that venue passes a morning inspection and we’ve looked over all four of the day’s meetings to pick out our UK horse racing tips and best bets at each fixture.
MONDAY UK HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT WOLVERHAMPON, BRIGHTON, LUDLOW & WINDSOR
2:00 Wolverhampton – EBC Group Handicap Cl5 (4yo+ 0-70) 1m6f
STORMY NIGHT got off the mark over this course and distance two starts ago and David Evans’ charge can get back to winning ways here.
The Charm Spirit gelding ran out a three lengths’ winner that day over Frame Rate and he ran well in defeat subsequently under a penalty when denied only by a well-handicapped sort in Zillion although the two miles in soft ground at Chepstow possibly stretched him.
He was well clear of the third and he’s only 2lbs higher for this latest outing so may well prove a tough nut to crack here under William Buick who is an eye-catching jockey booking on the Evans runner.
2:30 Wolverhampton – Like Wolverhampton Racecourse On Facebook Handicap Cl6 (4yo+ 0-52) 5f
CAPTAIN RYAN scored his last win back in August last year when successful over this course and distance and it might be worth chancing Geoffrey Deacon’s charge to get back on the scoresheet here.
The Captain Gerrard gelding is a veteran nowadays, but he has won four times over course and distance and he’s made the frame on each of his last two starts here including latest when beaten just over one length into third behind Jeans Maite.
He’s been given a break since and returns on the same mark as last time out which is 1lb below his last winning rating so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the ten-year old deliver another big run back over this course and distance.
2:40 Brighton – Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Restricted Maiden Stakes (For Horses In Band D) (GBB Race) Cl5 (2yo) 6f
Two-year olds from George Boughey’s fledgling yard can do little wrong at present and OSCULA is taken to keep the yard’s excellent run of form going.
The Galileo Gold filly offered plenty to work on when finishing third on debut five days ago at Kempton, held back by inexperience late on but only beaten around two lengths.
She possibly did too much in front on that occasion but is capable of better with that first experience under her belt and it wouldn’t come as much of a shock to see her firmly in the mix at the business end on her turf debut.
2:50 Ludlow – Ludlow Racecourse Handicap Chase Cl4 (5yo+ 0-120) 3m1½f
JEN’S BOY has been consistent without winning over fences, finishing runner-up three times before running poorly at Cheltenham and pulled up; but he returned from six months off with a better run and Nicky Henderson’s charge can strike here.
A dual-winner over hurdles the Malinas gelding wasn’t seen at his best at Ludlow latest although he possibly needed the run although he did turn in a sloppy round of jumping which might have been down to ring-rustiness.
That was a better race than this and he takes a slight drop in class while the handicapper has also dropped him 2lbs so he could turn in a better effort on this occasion and he can get off the mark over fences for his top yard.
3:10 Brighton – Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-60) 6f
TAWAAFOQ has a win and a placed effort to his name at this venue and while his recent victories have all come at Chepstow the Showcasing gelding could be worth chancing to follow up his latest victory at the Welsh venue last month on his reappearance.
Adrian Wintle’s charge was returning from seven months off when beating Rainbow Mirage by a neck on his latest start and that form has been boosted by the fourth going on to win twice since.
He’s only been pushed up 4lb for that victory where he appeared to do the job well with a little bit up his sleeve and if he can translate his winning form at Chepstown back onto this track he ought to go close as a former winner here and having won from higher marks in the past.
3:20 Ludlow – Vobe Electrics Handicap Hurdle Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 2m
TAKEIT EASY returns from a couple of months off having last been seen winning here in March with a defeat of Hydroplane who has gone on to win twice since and Pam Sly’s charge is taken to follow up.
The Malinas gelding is a lightly-raced sort and he struck at Huntingdon in October following a nine-month absence before running with credit in defeat in a couple of subsequent outings. However he returned to form latest and can make his presence felt with a 3lbs rise in the weights offset by Gina Andrews’ claim.
Still low mileage it would be foolish to think he doesn’t have something more to offer and no surprise if he were to go close here.
6:45 Windsor – Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 “Confined” Handicap (Not Won More Than One Race) Cl5 (3yo 0-75) 6f
SILENT FLAME found a big chunk of improvement when switched to handicaps on turf to run out a ready winner at Salisbury earlier in the month on soft ground and the Al Kazeem filly can improve again to follow up here.
Rod Millman’s charge struck by just over one length from Danzart despite finding herself being outpaced early and she appeared to win a shade readily in the end. The runner-up has won since to boost the form and a 6lbs rise in the weights could prove workable.
Taking on more exposed rivals here she gets weight all round from this field despite her rise in the handicap and she could take some beating here with Andrea Atzeni an eye-catching jockey booking.
7:45 Windsor – Fitzdares Sprint Series Qualifier Handicap (Windsor Sprint Series Qualifier) Cl2 (3yo 0-100) 5f
HEY MR was progressive as a juvenile, bettering his performances each time leading to a win at Nottingham on his handicap debut; following a good reappearance third at York Roger Varian’s charge can get back to winning ways.
The Territories colt has proven testing conditions to hold no fears and his Nottingham win came in soft ground when beating Imperium Blue by two lengths. He returned on better ground ten days ago to finish third to Bedford Flyer at York during the Dante Meeting but ought to strip fitter for that outing.
He’ll be more at home on this softer ground and racing off the same mark as last time he can build on that encouraging reappearance to resume winning ways.