Monday’s horse racing tips – 9/2 Stormflower can bloom at Lingfield

Lingfield and Ayr make up Monday's fixture list following the loss of Ludlow's card.

Lingfield and Ayr make up Monday’s fixture list following the loss of Ludlow’s card.

Brian Healy has Monday horse racing tips for the day’s fixtures across the UK.

After more top-quality horse racing action over the weekend, Monday’s fixture list is altogether a miuch more sedate affair with just two racemeetings going to post following the loss of Ludlow’s jumps card.

Monday’s jumps racing action comes in the shape of Ayr’s seven-race fixture; while there is all-weather action going to post at Lingfield where there are eight races on their card.

Lingfield (flat,aw) – 11.50 – 3.30pm (8 races)

Ayr (jumps) – 12.10 – 3.20pm (7 races)

Ludlow (jumps) – 12.30 – 3.40pm (7 races) (ABANDONED)


(12.20) STORMFLOWER (9/2, Bet365) could be worth chancing given that John Bridger’s Arcano filly is a course and distance winner, and she arrives here on the back of a couple of solid placed efforts at Windsor and here earlier in the month.

Also a winner on turf at Goodwood in September, she posted a win last term at Windsor from this mark; and back at the minimum distance for this latest outing, she can go close despite not having the best of the draw out of the number seven stall.

Stormflower can win at Lingfield.

Stormflower can win at Lingfield.

(1.55) NATURAL SCENERY (5/4, Bet365) has looked a useful sort in her handful of starts to date, winning twice, and Saeed bin Suroor’s charge could prove hard to beat.

Thought good enough to take on Ballydoyle for her debut run, she was a Newmarket winner next time when stepped up to this trip on his seasonal debut in June, and she ran well on both subsequent starts prior to a short break.

The Dubawi filly made a winning return from a three-month break when scoring over twelve furlongs at Wolverhampton last month; and now tried in cheekpieces, there could be more to come from her back at this distance which will hold few fears as she tackles polytrack for the first time.

An 8lbs rise in the weights makes life tougher, but 3lbs is offset by Ali Rawlinson’s claim; and less exposed than her rivals, she is taken to defy her new mark to follow up.

11.50 – Naseem

12.20 – Stormflower

12.50 – Street Jazz

1.25 – Pulsating

1.55 – Natural Scenery

2.30 – Encore D’or

3.00 – Primrose Valley

3.30 – Buruaq


(12.40) This is a pretty moderate bunch contesting this contest, but RINNAGREE ROSIE (11/2, Bet365) could be the answer if ready to go on her seasonal return.

Lucy Normile’s Silver Patriarch mare ran her best race to date when finishing runner-up at Hexham back in April, although she was beaten a long way behind Beyondtemptation. Given she was running from 12lbs out of the weights however, it was a creditable effort in a much tougher contest than she finds herself contesting here.

Her record fresh isn’t great, but she looks to have been given a real chance by the assessor in a weak race, and she should give a good account if fully wound up for her return.

Nicky Richards can saddle a winner on Ayr's Monday racecard.

Nicky Richards can saddle a winner on Ayr’s Monday racecard.

(1.45) PREMIER GRAND CRU (11/2, Bet365) is a capable sort, but he has clearly had problems given he hasn’t seen a great deal of mileage for a ten-year old.

A winner at Doncaster two seasons ago, beating Shadrack on only his second start back from an absence that spanned more than three years, the Kaldounevees gelding made a hugely encouraging return from another lengthy absence when finishing third behind Fair Loch here in October.

With the second winning since, and the step up in trip promising to suit James Ewart’s charge, he finds himself 7lbs below his last successful mark, and if able to build on that return to action he should be involved in receipt of weight from the standard-setting Spanish Fleet.

12.10 – Progress Drive

12.40 – Rinnagree Rosie

1.15 – Cuil Rogue

1.45 – Premier Grand Cru

2.20 – Titian Boy

2.50 – Calivigny

3.20 – Well Joey