Monday’s Lucky 15 – Our UK Racing Best Bets on February 7

Monday horse racing tips and best bets. Carlisle, Fontwell and Wolverhampton are the day's meetings in the UK.Monday horse racing tips and best bets. Carlisle, Fontwell and Wolverhampton are the day's meetings in the UK.

Horse Racing Tips on Monday, February 7

There are three meetings spread across Britain on Monday with the action coming from Carlisle, Fontwell and Wolverhampton. Our expert tipster has produced their best bets across the three cards, which make up our advised Monday Lucky 15. 

Cudgel (1:00 Carlisle) 

Despite being admirably consistent over the larger obstacles, CUDGEL is still in search of a first win over fences and though he often finds one or two too good in his races, the nine-year-old looks to have sounds claims as he returns back to 3miles after shaping like a non-stayer in recent contests at Kelso and Sedgefield. 

Cudgel returned in December last year when chasing home Deep Charm off a mark of 91 over 3miles at Hexham, and although he was beaten fair and square by that well-handicapped individual, it was still a pleasing return to action after a 233-day absence. 

The nine-year-old has interestingly been sent off market leader on two of his three outings this season and now lining up off a mark 85, James Walton’s charge returns to Class 5 company and won’t find many better opportunities to gain a deserved first win over fences.

C’est Quelqu’un (3:35 Fontwell)

C’EST QUELQU’UN wasn’t giving much assistance to jockey David Bass last time out at Chepstow and despite the five-year-olds tendency to wander, Sean Curran’s charge may benefit from the change of headgear as blinkers are now enlisted.

However, that recent Chepstow third was easily his best effort since racing on British soil and there should be more to come now that the handicapper has leniently dropped him a further 2lb for that encouraging display. 

A slight drop in trip should ensure C’est Quelqu’un is ridden prominently and if the blinkers have the desired effect, the nine-year-old could gain a first career success on just his second start in handicap company. 

Haven Lady (8:00 Wolverhampton) 

Now lining up off a mark of 52, HAVEN LADY should have a leading chance in this Class 6 contest after delivering a much-improved display in first-time blinkers at Southwell last month. 

The four-year-old had previously returned with two underwhelming performances at Newcastle and Wolverhampton before showing plenty of encouraging signs at Southwell last time out over 1m3f. John Quinn’s filly raced prominently throughout that contest before weakening out of contention in the closing stages under jockey Dougie Costello. 

The drop back in trip should suit on the evidence of that latest promising effort and the filly looks capable of going close at generous odds in a very modest event. 

Here At Night (8:30 Wolverhampton) 

The lucky last at Wolverhampton might not be many people’s idea of a punting opportunity but at the forecast prices, it might be worth taking a chance on the likely outsider HERE AT NIGHT. Tony Carroll’s charge has only had four starts on the track and despite his recent form figures, the four-year-old could cause a major surprise in the concluding contest. 

After finishing well beaten over 7f in his opening two starts, Here At Night shaped with encouragement on his penultimate outing when stepped up to 1mile in novice company. Despite being sent off at triple-figure odds, Here At Night caught the eye travelling well into the straight before coming home to finish sixth under considerate handling from jockey Andrew Mullen.

Excuses can be made on his most recent handicap debut at Kempton where Tony Carroll’s charge could never land a telling blow from the rear of the field, in a race that very much suited the prominent runners over the mile. 

Dropped 2lb to a mark of 50, Here At Night is bred to improve for the step-up in trip and it looks particularly significant that jockey Robert Winston takes the ride off a very low weight. This certainly isn’t the strongest of contests and the four-year-old is one to watch carefully in the market on Monday evening.