Monday 7 October horse racing tips – Snowden’s 9/2 chance can strike at Stratford

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets for all of Monday’s UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Four UK and Irish horse racing meetings go to post on Monday where afternoon flat racing action comes only from Windsor following the abandonment of Pontefract’s scheduled racecard; while over the sticks there are fixtures at Stratford, and also from Tipperary in Ireland.

Meanwhile, completing Monday’s line-up is an all-weather fixture on the tapeta at Newcastle.

Tipperary (jumps) – 2.05 – 5.05pm (7 races)
Windsor (flat) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)
Stratford (jumps) – 2.20 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Newcastle (flat, aw) – 5.30 – 8.30pm (7 races)


(3.05) OH’HEREWEGO (7/2, William Hill) registered his last success at this venue back in October last year, and the Medaaly gelding could be about to get back on the scoresheet judging on recent efforts in defeat.

Last seen finding only Mindsmadeup at Listowel last month, he was beaten less than two lengths on that occasion and the race has thrown up a couple of winners since.

Although raised 3lbs in the weights for that outing, he remains fairly well treated on his older form, and a repeat of that last run could be good enough to see him get back on the scoresheet for the first time in almost a year.

(4.05) VISIOMAN (2/1, Ladbrokes) has taken well to fences, and Henry de Bromhead’s charge arrrives here 2-3 in recent runs where he most recently beat Dasmyhoss by seven lengths on his second chase start.

The VisionD’etat gelding had earlier won over hurdles at Clonmel, and he got to within one length of a win on his chase debut at Limerick behind Mega Mindy in July.

Back from a short break, he could have more to offer over the larger obstacles and the yard has won this in thee of the last four years so could well have another if their representative here continues to find progress.

2.05 – Getalife
2.35 – Lill Smith
3.05 – Oh’herewego
3.35 – Daly Tiger
4.05 – Visioman
4.35 – Shanroe Al C
5.05- Arcadian Sunrise


(3.10) This is tougher than the seller ELEGANT LOVE (11/2, Paddy Power) won last time out, but with confidence boosted it could be worth chancing on the Delegator filly to find some improvement and follow up.

David Evans’ charge had one length to spare over Miss Ella on that occasion at Chepstow, and he faces wholly different conditions in this bid to double up on that win. However, he ran well on his only previous experience of softer ground, and she could be worth sticking with on the back of her success last time.

Although this is a stronger race than last time, she probably wouldn’t need to improve too much to feature, and every chance she can strike again.

4.10 – Talap
2.40 – BackFrom Dubai
3.10 – Elegant Love
3.40 – Lightly Squeeze
4.10 – Los Camachos
4.40 – Lofty
5.10 – Stay Forever



(3.50) BETWEEN THE WATERS (9/2, Ladbrokes) may be in the grip of the handicapper judging on recent runs, but the Indian River gelding has been eased slightly and could go close if coming back to his best.

Jamie Snowden’s charge won twice over the summer, scoring at Southwell and Ffos Las, and he was last seen finishing a well-beaten last of five runners at Uttoxeter last month behind Gentleman Moore.

He has been eased a further 2lbs in the weights following that last run, while Ben Hicks can take off a handy 10lbs so he looks weighted to go well here if he can come back to his mid-season form.

2.20 – Onthefrontfoot
2.50 – Song Of The Sky
3.20 – Neverbeen To Paris
3.50 – Between The Waters
4.20 – Celtic Joy
4.50 – Shantou Express


(6.30) SAINT OF KATOWICE (10/3, William Hill) could be worth chancing to get off the mark, and the Elzaam colt arrives here on the back of a series of efforts in the frame, latterly when crossing the line behind Hariboux in a handicap at Newmarket in August.

That was a much stronger race than this, and the winner did the form no harm next time when chasing home Bravo Faisal at Doncaster so easing back into Class 5 company he could do better here where he has been dropped 1lb in the weights.

With the yard in good heart at present, this looks a decent opportunity for him to open his account and it would be no surprise to see him going close.

(8.00) BREATHOFFRESHAIR (11/2, Coral) hasn’t won for nigh on a year, but he is a four-time winner over this course and could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet despite running poorly last time.

The Bated Breath gelding struck his last success over course and distance last November from a mark of 51, and he has gone closest since to regaining the winning feeling back here two runs ago when denied by three lengths behind Fard when sporting blinkers for the first time.

Not so good at Chelmsford next time, beating only two home, he has been eased 2lbs in the weights and has a good 7lbs claimer on board to further ease his burden. This longer distance is also no issue, having won over course and distance previously, and he could go well.

5.30 – Corked
6.00 – Live Your Dream
6.30 – Saint Of Katowice
7.00 – Swiss Connection
7.30 – Poetic Choice
8.00 – Breathoffreshair
8.30 – Rockley Point


Newcastle are racing on Monday