Monday’s horse racing tips 12 December – 15/8 Stowaway can be Magic at Plumpton

Plumpton is one of three UK fixtures on Monday.

Plumpton is one of three UK fixtures on Monday.

Brian Healy has Monday horse racing tips and best bets for 12 December racecards where three meetings go to post across the country.

Monday’s fixture list takes in just three UK and Irish horse racing fixtures with racing over the sticks at Ffos Las and Plumpton, and all-weather action on tapeta at Wolverhampton.

Plumpton (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.30pm (7 races)

Ffos Las (jumps) – 12.45 – 3.50pm (7 races)

Wolverhampton (flat, aw) – 2.10 – 5.10pm (7 races)

PLUMPTON

(1.30) STOWAWAY MAGIC (15/8, Bet365) could be the one to side with in a race that could potentially develop into a match with Philip Hobbs’ No Comment.

Nicky Henderson’s Stowaway gelding was bought for a six-figure sum following a successful debut between the flags at Liscarroll in March last year, and he made a taking debut when successful in a Kempton bumper in February.

Beten next time at Uttoxeter, he seemed to appreciate the stiffer test at Warwick in May when running out a four lengths winner over The Outlaw, showing a good attitude in the process.

That wasn’t a strong race, but he is open to plenty of progress making his return to action; and while he concedes race-fitness to the Hobbs runner, who doesn’t look altogether straightforward, the Stowaway gelding should have plenty more to offer and he can build on that last-time success to follow up.

Nicky Henderson can saddle winners at Plumpton on Monday.

Nicky Henderson can saddle winners at Plumpton on Monday.

(3.00) BONDS CONQUEST (4/1, Bet365) finds himself racing from 1lb out of the weights, but the maiden Monsieur Bond gelding can break his duck here.

Seamus Mullins’ charge twice finished runner-up in the spring here, and possibly found the trip too much of a test when pulled up at Newton Abbot in May behind Dusk Till Dawn.

Dropped in trip for his return to action at Fontwell last month, he was beaten only seven lengths behind Royal Salute, where he had a couple of today’s rivals behind.

First-time cheekpieces are now tried in hope the headgear pulls out some more improvement, and entitled to build on that comeback run last month he could go close.

12.30 – Khezerabad

1.00 – Theo’s Charm

1.30 – Stowaway Magic

2.00 – Sartorial Elegance

2.30 – Drive On Locky

3.00 – Bonds Conquest

3.30 – Magnus Romeo

FFOS LAS

(1.15) JAMESON (15/8, Bet365) should take plenty of beating if builing on his very promising debut in a Bangor bumper last term when trained by Paul Morgan.

There the Midnight Legend gelding registered a ten-length success over Serpico in what was a relatively weak contest; however, it has thrown up a subsequent dual-winner, and the manner in which he won suggested he could well have plenty more to come.

Now with Nicky Henderson as he goes over hurdles for the first time, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to prove a good bit better and improve on the back of that debut effort, and he should go close.

(1.45) It could be worth chancing JONAGOLD (10/1, Bet365) to make a winning chase introduction, having won in the point-to-point sphere before posting some creditable in-the-frame efforts over hurdles earlier in the season.

Evan Williams’ Apple Tree gelding has finished third or better in four of his last six outings, including last time when beaten three lengths behind Taroum at Fakenham; but the switch to the larger obstacles here could coincide with an upturn in fortunes.

With Conor Orr claiming a handy 7lbs in addition to a hefty weight concession from likely market-leader West Wizard, he looks weighted to run a big race if the move to chasing works the oracle.

12.45 – Attest

1.15 – Jameson

1.45 – Jonagold

2.20 – Bingo D’olivate

2.50 – Top And Drop

3.20 – Moorlands Mist

3.50 – Emperor’s Hill

WOLVERHAMPTON

(3.40) HERTFORD DANCER (5/1, Bet365) has given the impression that there is more to her than she has shown in either start to date, where she has been beaten ten lengths and more on each occasion.

However, she possibly bumped into one last time out when finishing fourth to stablemate Azam, where she still looked green; and open to progress John Gosden’s Foxwedge filly can get off the mark at the third attempt.

Wolverhampton hosts Monday's all-weather fixture.

Wolverhampton hosts Monday’s all-weather fixture.

(4.10) In receipt of almost one stone from top-weight Poetic Force, BAZWIND (4/1, Bet365) can resume winning ways for David Evans, having looked not to handle the deeper fibresand surface at Southwell six days ago.

The Lilbourne Lad gelding had previously won a similar contest to this at Lingfield in November, getting the better of Beepeecee to score by a head; but he could only finish a poor sixth last time.

However, he could do better back on a quicker artificial surface given he has placed on quick ground on turf; and the switch could see him getting competitive for all he probably has something to find on form with Jonathan Portman’s top-weight who eases in class and has proven course and distance form to his name.

The weight-concession though swings the balance of favour towards David Evans’ runner who can bounce back here.

2.10 – Polar Forest

2.40 – Rhombus

3.10 – High Command

3.40 – Hertford Dancer

4.10 – Bazwind

4.40 – Tarseekh

5.10 – Sands Chorus