Monday 23 September horse racing tips – Tuite’s 9/4 chance can put punters in the Black at Hamilton

Hamilton are racing on Monday as five UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post.

Hamilton are racing on Monday as five UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post.

Brian Healy looks ahead to Monday’s UK and Irish horse racing action and gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for every fixture.

The new week kicks off with a schedule of horse racing action which takes in five UK and Irish meetings, and the day’s flat racing comes from the cards at Leicester and Hamilton, while Warwick are racing over the sticks.

There is also a late afternoon flat racing card in Ireland at Fairyhouse where there is Listed action on the card with the Blenheim Stakes; while on the all-weather in the evening there is also racing on the Kempton polytrack.

Leicester (flat) – 1.50 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Hamilton (flat) – 2.00 – 5.50pm (8 races)
Warwick (jumps) – 2.10 – 4.55pm (6 races)
Fairyhouse (flat) – 3.00 – 6.45pm (8 races)
Kempton (flat, aw) – 5.25 – 8.30pm (7 races)


(2.20) PRISSY MISSY (6/1, William Hill) was far from disgraced at Thirsk last Monday where David Loughnane’s Gutaifan filly was beaten only a half-length into third behind Craigburn.

She had been in good heart previous to that run, scoring at Chepstow with a defeat of Blue Venture having hit the crossbar on both prior starts.

That last outing was her first attempt at six furlongs, and she saw the trip out well despite being denied a clear run so the result is arguably more creditable than it appears given the circumstances.

She runs from the mark here, while David Probert takes over from a claimer so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her get back on the scoresheet here.

(2.55) KNOCKABOUT QUEEN (4/1, Bet365) has been running over shorter trips than this in recent starts this campaign, winning over six furlongs at Brighton back at the beginning of the month and then getting back on the scoresheet latest at Bath over an extended five furlongs where the Sixties Icon filly ran out a four lengths’ winner over Wild Dancer.

Tony Carroll’s charge has finished well beaten on both previous starts at this seven furlongs trip, the last of which came back in April at this venue.

However, she could be worth chancing to do better back at this longer distance despite a rise up the weights, and if she sees out the longer trip then she could prove a tough nut to crack as she bids to follow up.

1.50 – Law Of Peace
2.20 – Prissy Missy
2.55 – Knockabout Queen
3.25 – Pink Flamingo
4.00 – Isabella Brant
4.30 – Nantucket
5.05 – Espresso Freddo

Leicester race

Leicester race on the flat on Monday


(2.30) CARLOVIAN (7/1, Paddy Power) got back to winning ways when successful at Catterick last month, and it could be worth chancing Tim Walford’s charge to follow up here.

A heavy ground winner back in June at Nottingham, the Acclamation gelding has no issue with better ground as he showed latest, and despite a 4lbs rise in the weights for that last-time win he could be up to the task of winning again although he has yet to win from a mark this high.

Nevertheless, he was rated as high as 75 in his early career, while he has made the frame from higher marks than his current rating in the past. He’ll have no problem with these conditions, and he could possibly be given a soft lead in front so may prove hard to peg back.

(4.10) BLACK KALANISI (9/4, Ladbrokes) has made a decent start to life on the flat having won both in bumpers and over hurdles previously, and Joseph Tuite’s charge can get back on the scoresheet having opened his account in this sphere at Brighton two starts ago.

The Kalanisi gelding only had a short-head to spare at the line, but he almost backed up up earlier in the month when denied only by a short-head behind Shamad at York latest, and a repeat of that effort might be enough to see him get back on the scoresheet.

Still lightly-raced for one of his age and with just five prior starts on the flat, he remains an unexposed sort and a further 2lbs rise for that latest near-miss remains workable so every chance he can follow up.

2.00 – Lampang
2.30 – Carlovian
3.05 – My Valentino
3.40 – Snooker Jim
4.10 – Black Kalanisi
4.45 – Kenny The Captain
5.15 – Mecca’s Gift
5.50 – Star Of Valour


(2.45) TEMPLEPARK (7/2, Ladbrokes) got off the mark at the second attempt over fences with a defeat of Shoal Bay at Kempton back in May, and the Phoenix Reach gelding had bagged silver medals in all three subsequent starts.

The last of those came at Uttoxeter when stepped up to three miles, finding only Annie Angel too good but beaten a long way behind the winner. That was his final outing for Ben Case, and the six year old has since joined another shrewd yard in Fergal O’Brien so there could be some improvement forthcoming.

A former winner between the flags, he could be worth chancing to make a winning debut for his new stable in what looks a very winnable race, and a big run wouldn’t surprise.

(3.15) POTTERMAN (2/1, Coral) is 3-4 over fences this term, and Alan King’s charge can enhance his good record with another win as he switches to handicapping.

The Sulamani gelding was a ready winner at Stratford latest, beating Canton Prince by almost four lengths having also beaten the same rival the time before over a longer trip at Worcester.

Also a three-time winner over hurdles, which includes here, he now goes handicapping from a mark which might not prove beyond him given his novice form is quite strong, and with the potential for further improvement he can keep his winning run going here.

2.10 – Bbold
2.45 – Templepark
3.15 – Potterman
3.50 – Working Class
4.20 – Mountain Of Angels
4.55 – Simply Lucky

Alan King

Alan King can saddle a winner at Warwick on Monday


(3.35) TIME TUNNEL (13/8, William Hill) has spurned a couple of good opportunities to get off the mark, but despite her failures thus far to secure a first win Dermot Weld’s charge sets the standard and is worth giving another chance to open her account.

The Invincible Spirit filly has finished runner-up in three of her five starts to date, most recently when beaten a half-length behind Queen Amidala at Killarney last month where she was ran down late by the winner.

A drop back to seven furlongs could prove the catalyst for a first win of the campaign, and with her yard in decent form this could be her day to get off the mark.

(4.40) FEMINISTA (7/1, Ladbrokes) hasn’t been seen out since failing to beat a rival home behind Etoile in Group Three company back in May, suggesting all was not well with Jim Bolger’s Dawn Approach filly on that occasion.

She had made the frame on both previous starts, finding only Back To Brussels too good by three-parts of a length at Navan in April, and she could be worth chancing on her handicap debut where she returns from a break.

This is an easier assignment, and if fully wound up on her return from four months off the track then she can go close here.

3.00 – Eclector
3.35 – Time Tunnel
4.05 – First Thing
4.40 – Feminista
5.10 – Soul Search
5.45 – Confident Kid
6.15 – Evasive Power
6.45 – Kiss For A Jewel


(6.00) ROSARDO SENORITA (7/1, Paddy Power) has shaped well on both starts to date, making the frame on each occasion and latterly finding only one too good at Musselburgh in August behind Red Treble.

Rae Guest’s filly wasn’t seen to best effect on that occasion which was a muddling race; but she could have further improvement to come and her form to date arguably sets the standard here.

While she could prove vulnerable if there is an above average sort amongst the newcomers she could nevertheless progress further on the back of her two starts to date, and every chance she can get off the mark here at the third attempt.

(7.00) CADRE DU NOIR (7/2, William Hill) has looked potentially useful in his three outings to date, scoring at Newmarket in June to split a pair of solid third-placed efforts.

Martyn Meade’s charge was last seen finishing five lengths’ fifth behind Cape Cavalli at Goodwood earlier in the month, staying on well having been hampered, and there could be more to come from the War Front colt now he tackles handicapping.

An opening mark of 87 looks workable, while he is still unexposed and could do better yet; he can progress on his form to date to get back on the scoresheet here under champion jockey-elect Oisin Murphy.

5.25 – Swiss Pride
6.00 – Rosardo Senorita
6.30 – Today Power
7.00 – Cadre Du Noir
7.30 – Omnivega
8.00 – Astrospeed
8.30 – Ignatius