Monday UK racing tips – Best bets for the day’s UK racing fixtures
Monday UK racing tips and best bets
A new week of horse racing action kicks off on Monday with five meetings on the flat and over the sticks for punters to take in on the eve of Glorious Goodwood; we’ve picked out our Monday UK racing tips and best bets for the action.
On the eve of another fantastic Glorious Goodwood Festival Monday’s fixture list offers punters the chance to build the betting back ahead of the top class action that will unfold throughout the week with five meetings heading to post.
In the afternoon there are fixtures on the flat at Ayr and Lingfield on their turf course, while Newton Abbot races over the sticks; meanwhile, Windsor and Wolverhampton are racing on the flat in the evening to complete the day’s quintet.
We’ve looked over the day’s fixture line-up to pick out our Monday UK racing tips and best bets.
MONDAY UK RACING TIPS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S UK RACING FIXTURES
1:30 Newton Abbot – St Austell Brewery Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (3yo+ 0-100) 2m2½f
MASTERDREAM might be worth chancing on his first start for Neil Mulholland and the Sea The Stars gelding can go well back from a break.
A fair sort on the flat in Ireland he showed glimpses of ability over hurdles for Tim Vaughn around the turn of the year and posted his best effort to date upped in trip at Kelso in March where he finished fourth on his final run for that yard.
He’s since had wind surgery and joined another good stable so it is feasible to think there could be some improvement to come on his latest reappearance and with cheekpieces applied. If the headgear works then he could prove very well treated off 81 and with the yard in form he can run a big race.
2:15 Ayr – Ayr Gold Cup 2021 Sponsor Revealed Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 6f
REBEL REDEMPTION can get back to winning ways here having won at Thirsk in June before chasing home reopposing Jessie Allan over this course and distance earlier in the month where the Lethal Force gelding was only beaten a neck despite trying to give the winner 18lbs.
John Quinn’s charge ran on well inside the last furlong but he was just unable to overhaul the eventual winner, anchored by the weight; but he has a slight pull in the handicap this time around in his favour and he should make his presence felt again as he bids to reverse the form.
3:10 Newton Abbot – Visit attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle Cl5 (4yo+ 0-100) 2m5½f
STANLEY STANLEY is a lightly raced sort who got off the mark on just her second start in a handicap at this course and distance earlier in the month and it may be worth sticking with Paul Nicholls’ charge to double up.
The Camelot filly had finished runner-up the time before at this venue but showed some improvement to get off the mark last time, beating Lapford Lad by one length. She was value for more however having bungled the last when in front before keeping on well and she’d have won by further had she jumped the final obstacle cleanly.
She’s up 6lbs for that win but there’s a suspicion she has more to offer and she can confirm the form from last time with her rival by going in again here.
3:20 Ayr – QTS Training Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 7f
HOMER STOKES could be worth chancing to bounce back here having possibly found softer ground over a shorter trip against him and the Stimulation gelding remains capable of better.
David Barron’s charge had won well on his debut at Wetherby over this trip on quicker ground back in June, beating El Picaro by jus over one length, finding plenty in front having raced prominently throughout and he looked short of pace over six furlongs latest when finishing fourth behind Improvised.
He is quickly switched to a handicap here where a rating of 77 may not be too harsh on him and he’s open to further improvement back over the longer trip with quicker ground to contend with so there’d be no surprise in seeing him bounce back quickly from that last effort.
4:05 Lingfield – Ian Baker “Thrifty At 50” Fillies’ Handicap Cl5 (3yo 0-70) 7f
CABRINI has shown enough in her four starts to suggest she can win races and Julia Feilden’s charge can get off the mark here.
The Charm Spirit filly had finished third at Yarmouth in June behind Shamfizz before making a good fist of things on her handicap debut at Leicester over one mile, eventually finishing around two lengths’ fifth to Appellation.
She was only a neck behind a subsequent winner and the return to seven furlongs could prove to be of benefit if she can build on that last performance where she looked stretched by the trip. Rated only 67 she could be well-treated and she likely wouldn’t need to improve too much to get off the mark.
6:25 Windsor – Racing League On Sky Sports Racing Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 6f
EVASIVE POWER has been running well this term, winning three times on the all-weather and on turf, scoring his last win at Epsom earlier in the month when beating Handytalk by four lengths.
Robyn Brisland’s charge ran well in defeat latest where he was beaten less than one length behind Dancinginthewoods at Newmarket in a better class of race on Saturday past and back at this level racing off the same mark he can get back on the scoresheet if this doesn’t come too soon.
If all is well then a repeat of that latest effort could be enough to see him resume winning ways and he can give weight and a beating to this field.
7:05 Wolverhampton – MansionBet’s Betstival Beaten By A Head Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 7f
FLAMING SPEAR hasn’t won for a while but it might be worth chancing Dean Ivory’s charge who has a good record on tapeta and the Lope De Vega gelding can go close.
He’s not as good as he was but he is 2-2 on this surface and ran a couple of very good placed efforts on polytrack at Kempton over this trip in recent weeks prior to finishing seventh back on turf at Ascot.
Well-handicapped on his old form having been eased another 1lb he might be worth chancing back on this surface where he’s unbeaten and while this is competitive for the grade he can make his presence felt.
7:25 Windsor – Free Tips On attheraces.com Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 1m3½f
MAFIA POWER has just one win to his name from 15 career starts but Richard Hannon’s charge has been running well in defeat this term, often making the frame and the Gleneagles gelding can end his losing run here.
His sole win to date came at Haydock in July when beating Viceregent by the better part of five lengths and he’s largely acquitted himself well without adding to his tally although he went close here in June when a close second to Goldie Hawk over this trip.
The third horse home in that race has won since and he’s only been raised 1lb; he’s still well treated on his old form and he should give a good account of himself back up in trip.