UK racing tips on Monday 19 July – Best bets at Ayr, Cartmel, Windsor and Beverley
UK racing tips on Monday 19 July
Another round of horse racing action is on the agenda on Monday as a new week of fixtures gets underway with four meetings heading to post on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our UK racing tips and best bets at each fixture.
Four more horse racing meetings head to post on Monday across the UK to shepherd in a new week of racing action and there are fixtures both on the flat and over the sticks for punters to take in with 29 races in all taking place throughout the day.
The Monday racing action sees afternoon racing from Ayr on the flat and Cartmel over the sticks; while in the evening there are two flat meetings taking place at Windsor and Beverley.
We’ve looked over all four of the day’s racecards to pick out our UK racing tips on Monday and best bets on each racecard.
UK RACING TIPS ON MONDAY – BEST BETS AT AYR, CARTMEL, WINDSOR & BEVERLEY
1:35 Ayr – Ayr Gold Cup Sponsor Revealed Today Handicap Cl5 (3yo+ 0-70) 6f
GLOBAL HUMOR has already won twice this season, scoring over this trip at Hamilton in May and following up over seven furlongs at this course prior to to finding only one too good back here when thwarted in his hat-trick attempt.
Jim Goldie’s charge most recently went close again at this venue when beaten just a neck by Gweedore and the Distorted Humor gelding turns out here from the same mark dropping back to six furlongs which may herald a return to winning form for his in-form yard.
He was slightly slow to leave the stalls last time so might not have been seen to best effect, but he ran on well and he’ll have no issues dropping back to six furlongs assuming he makes a clean break from the stalls so every chance he can go one better here.
1:50 Cartmel – Country Refreshments Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 3m1½f
LIFFEYDALE DREAMER has shown an affinity with this venue, winning two of her three starts at the track including one of the distance and Sam England’s charge can go in again here.
The Azamour mare has shown progressive form since going back over hurdles following a disappointing spell over fences, resuming winning ways over course and distance last month with a six lengths’ defeat of Doune Castle.
She’s up 6lbs for that success but she also won here last July from a 108 rating as a novice so she remains well treated and the form of her previous runner-up finish here two starts ago has seen both the winner and third strike wins since.
If brushing up a little on her jumping then she could prove a tough nut to crack in this contest and she can land another win at this venue.
3:20 Ayr – Weddings At Western House Hotel Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m
MARIE’S DIAMOND scored his last win at Newmarket last June when taking a Listed prize where he was rated 106 and although the Footstepsinthesand horse hasn’t won since he has run some solid races in defeat including when finding only one too good back at Newmarket in April on his reappearance.
That came behind My Oberon in the Group Three Earl Of Sefton Stakes but he’s failed to fire in three subsequent runs including in a Sandown handicap earlier this month where he could only finish seventh to Magical Morning.
This looks a shade easier and the smaller field might help him bounce back to winning ways from a 3lbs lower mark than last time.
4:45 Cartmel – PSR Handicap Chase Cl3 (4yo+ 0-130) 3m1½f
EMPIRE DE MAULDE was already a dual-winner over fences from last term when running a blinder in a good contest at Aintree in May, finding only the smart Captain Tom Cat too strong and the Spanish Moon gelding duly went one better latest back there last month when beating Boughtbeforelunch by five lengths.
James Ewart’s charge won readily despite being squeezed up on the run to the last and then stumbling on landing over the obstacle; he was well picked up though by Brian Hughes before running out a comfortable winner and there may be more to come from him despite a 8lbs rise in the weights.
He ought to remain competitive and is proven at the trip; assuming he handles the track then there’s every chance he can strike gold again here.
6:45 Beverley – Richard And Carol Hudson Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 7½f
TELLMEYOURSTORY is a dual-winner already this term with a brace of victories at Carlisle and Mark Johnstons’ charge can bounce back from a lesser effort at Brighton last time where she failed to fire in her bid for a hat-trick.
The Karakontie filly didn’t beat a rival home on that occasion but may not have been suited by the track while a three-day turnaround may have seen the race come too soon. Attempting to make all she was a spent force once headed two out and she gradually weakened out of contention on that last run.
She’s been given a little more time between runs and she can race here from the prime draw in which to attack so every chance she can leave that latest peformance behind with a better effort here.
8:40 Windsor – British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2f
COMPANIONSHIP won at the second time of asking when successful at Chelmsford in November and William Haggas’ charge can get back on track here.
The Galileo filly looked in need of the run when disappointing on her reappearance at Newbury in May when tackling a Listed contest, failing to beat a rival home. But she left that form behind when bouncing back to finish third in a handicap at Newmarket last month, beaten two lengths by Anghaam and she can improve again for the application of cheekpieces and the return to ten furlongs.
Low mileage and unexposed after just four career runs there is likely better to come from her given time and she can show some progress on recent outings to strike here.