UK racing tips on Monday – Best bets for the day’s flat and jumps fixtures
UK racing tips on Monday and best bets
A new week of horse racing action goes to post around the country with four meetings taking place on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our UK racing tips on Monday and best bets for the day’s action.
We have a new week of UK racing action for punters to puzzle over with four more meetings heading to post around the country on the flat and over the sticks and the afternoon racing action takes in racing on the flat from Hamilton and Bath, while Newton Abbot goes over the sticks.
Meanwhile the evening action takes in an all-weather fixture on the tapeta at Newcastle and we’ve looked over all four of the day’s meetings to pick out our UK racing tips on Monday and best bets on each card.
UK RACING TIPS ON MONDAY – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S FLAT & JUMPS FIXTURES
2:37 Newton Abbot – Watch Sky Sports Racing In HD Handicap Hurdle Cl4 (4yo+ 0-120) 2m5½f
MR TAMBOURINE MAN might be worth chancing to get back to winning ways stepping up again in trip and the lightly-raced Galileo gelding can make his presence felt here.
A winner in Ireland for John Halley he has had four starts on the flat and over hurdles for David Pipe, finishing fourth latest at Hexham and he likely wouldn’t need to improve too much on that effort to feature here.
The handicapper has eased him 4lbs since that last run and he’s much less exposed than his rivals here so if taking to this new distance he ought to go well and can get involved.
2:45 Hamilton – Bardykes Farm Nursery School Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m1f
TILSITT has been in good form of late, making the frame in each of his last eight starts and winning two of his last three; Mike Smith’s charge can strike again here with another big run expected.
The Charm Spirit gelding won on the all-weather at Newcastle at the beginning of the month and having gone close at Ayr next time he went one better back at that venue on his latest start where he beat Little Ted by almost two lengths.
That race has thrown up a subsequent winner and while this is is tougher upped 6lbs in the weights and a stronger grade than he’s been tackling he can go well again given his current vein of form while he shouldn’t mind any worsening of the conditions given he won on heavy ground in France.
3:30 Bath – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 5f
KODI GOLD has found some improvement following his switch to David Evans, winning at Yarmouth over six furlongs back in August and subsequently going close back at that venue over this trip when last seen out earlier this month where he was beaten just one length by Snow Berry.
The selection was attempting to give 11lbs to the winner on that occasion and should be capable now of turning the tables on 3lbs better terms, while there is a suspicion he was given too much to do last time before finishing off well.
Likely to go well again he can reverse recent form with Michael Appleby’s charge and come out on top here.
5:00 Bath – Follow @attheraces On Twitter Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-80) 5½f
ANCIENT TIMES has been in good form this campaign, winning two of his last four starts and almost adding another victory latest when only run down late at Haydock and losing out by a neck behind Lezaardrieux.
Harry Eustace’s charge had struck the time before at Epsom when beating Marlay Park by three parts of a length and had scored earlier in the campaign at Lingfield – both under Hayley Turner who rides again here – and a repeat of that last run could suffice here despite being put up another 3lbs.
He has looked steadily progressive this term tough and he has a good draw to work from at a venue which ought to suit so no surprise to see him involved again.
7:30 Newcastle – Cazoo Handicap Cl6 (3yo+ 0-65) 1m
FENNAAN has been a bit hit or miss this term but he’s capable when in the mood and Phillip Makin’s charge can get back to winning ways.
The Footstepsinthesand gelding is a past course winner from a mark significantly higher than this and having turned in a few lesser efforts on turf he appeared to relish the return to the all-weather latest when finishing fourth in a tongue-tie behind Soaring Star.
Entitled to be competitive again having finished with running left he can make his presence felt off this lowly rating and no surprise to see him back on the scoresheet.