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Lathom to get back on winning trail? Get Monday 10 June horse racing tips

Brian Healy 10 Jun 2019
Pontefract is one of five UK and Irish horse racing meetings going to post on Monday (credit:Mike Egerton/PA Archive/PA Images)

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and bets bets for Monday's UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Monday’s fixture list to kick off the new week includes afternoon flat racing from Leicester, while jumps racing action goes to post at Stratford.

In the evening meanwhile, there is the usual Windsor racecard which is joined by Pontefract, and also Roscommon in Ireland.

Stratford (jumps) - 2.15 - 4.45pm (6 races)
Leicester (flat) - 2.30 - 6.00pm (8 races)
Windsor (flat) - 5.45 - 8.45pm (7 races)
Roscommon (flat) - 5.55 - 8.55pm (7 races)
Pontefract (flat) - 6.05 - 9.05pm (7 races)

MONDAY 10 JUNE NAP SELECTION


STRATFORD


(3.15) FLYING VERSE (11/2, Paddy Power) won three times last term, and David Dennis’ charge has shaped well in his last two starts following a fair reappearance fifth at Exeter in April.

The Yeats gelding most recently found only His Dream just over one length too strong over course and distance last month, finishing just over one length in arrears in first time blinkers; but he had looked set to win before being collared late and a 4lbs rise in the weights will make life a shade tougher.

His Dream, who beat the selection that day, reopposes here; but David Dennis’ charge has a 2lbs pull at the weights with that rival and he is chanced to turn the tables given he boasts a more consistent profile.  

(4.45) GLOBAL TOUR (9/4, William Hill) has wasted no time in making hay for new handler Fergal O’Brien, winning three times in a week following his move from Paul Flynn in Ireland.

A winner at Bangor in May following six months off, he has added further wins at Ludlow and Southwell under penalties, and the Arakan gelding could have more to offer despite his narrow margin of victory latest.

A 9lbs rise in the weights demands more, but he has been given a short breather following his latest success under a double-penalty, and if he can continue in a similar vein then the four-timer could be landed here. 

2.15 - Santani
2.45 - Mr Lando
3.15 - Flying Verse
3.45 - Hurricane Rita
4.15 - Scotsbrook Night
4.45 - Global Tour


LEICESTER


(3.00) Winning form is hard to come by in this contest, but HARD SOLUTION (7/2, Bet365) ran better than the bare result last time out at Ripon and may be able to get off the mark here if he can stage a repeat.

The Showcasing gelding twice finished runner-up last term, and he ran arguably his best race to date two starts ago at Wolverhampton when beaten just over one length behind Klopp when sporting first-time blinkers.

Sixth of nine latest and beaten almost nine lengths, he wasn’t suited by the steady pace and was too far back to make an impact when the contest developed into a sprint. There is a danger again that this may develop into a dash for the line, but dropping into a seller he has to be of interest and no surprise to see him go close in a poor race.

(3.30) WHAT ABOUT CARLO (4/1, William Hill) isn’t the force of old, and the Creachadoir gelding has been struggling for form since his last success which came in Listed company at Newbury almost two years ago.

Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge however is taken to end his barren run here, and the eight-year old could go close if bouncing back from his latest effort at Epsom where he beat only two home behind Mountain Angel.

Runner-up to Salouen at Ascot over this trip on his return to action the time before in the Listed Buckhounds Stakes, the easing of the ground ahead of this assignment will be in his favour and he has shown he gets this far having placed twice over the longer trip despite doing all his winning at ten furlongs.

Favoured to go close on these terms, any further softening of the ground will only increase his chances, and he can go close here to ending his winning drought.

2.30 - My Motivate Girl
3.00 - Hard Solution
3.30 - What About Carlo
4.00 - Asian Angel
4.30 - Vasiliev
5.00 - Swift Approval
5.30 - Ifton
6.00 - Lonicera

ROSCOMMON


(5.55) GLOW WORM (9/4, William Hill) has made the frame on all three starts to date, most latterly finishing runner-up behind Daughter In Law at the Curragh last month when beaten three lengths.

Jack Davison’s Epaulette filly could get off the mark now at the fourth attempt stepping up in trip, and she is worth siding with here.

She shaped in that near-miss last time that a longer trip might suit, and with some solid form already in the book she looks the one to side with that she finds further improvement for the additional yardage.

(6.55) KUDBEGOOD (7/2, Bet365) has landed a trio of bronze medal finishes in recent starts since joining John McConnell from Anthony Slattery, and the Most Improved gelding can get off the mark here.

Twice beaten by a half-length in starts back in May when sporting a tongue-tie, he subsequently was a shade disappointing in being beaten almost four lengths latest behind Gatsby Cap back at that venue earlier this month.

Nevertheless, he could be the one to side with now as he turns out from an unchanged mark and he may be able to take advantage of the handicapper’s clemency to open his account.

5.25 - Royal Court
5.55 - Glow Worm
6.25 - Harry Speed
6.55 - Kudbegood
7.25 - Maria Christina
7.55 - Heliac
8.25 - Lyrical Attraction
8.55 - Maunganui

WINDSOR


(6.15) ETON COLLEGE (4/1, Bet365) very much looked in need of the experience when finishing seventh over course and distance on his debut last Monday, but Mark Johnston’s charge can show significant improvement for the outing and can do better here.

The Invincible Spirit colt was beaten around ten lengths behind Golden Horde, helping to force the pace but racing keenly and taking a strong hold before weakening. 

However, that run should have taught him plenty, and open to significant improvement then he can build on the initial experience to finish closer this time.

(7.15) ICE AGE (11/4, Bet365) boasts a very good course record here, winning four times and making the frame twice from eight starts, and Eve Johnson Houghton’s charge can get back on the winning trail having gone close latest at Ripon.

The Frozen Power gelding won twice in 2018, one of which was at this venue, and although he has struggled for form since returning from a break he showed much more on his last outing when denied only by a short-head behind Hyperfocus.

The front six in that race could have been covered by a blanket, and racing off the same mark he could be capable of going one better here. His last win came from 103 so he still has some room to manoeuvre, and he could get back on the mark here. 

5.45 - Angel Alexander
6.15 - Eton College
6.45 - Far Above
7.15 - Ice Age
7.45 - Get Back Get Back
8.15 - Qarasu
8.45 - Remembering You

PONTEFRACT


(7.35) CALIBURN (9/4, Paddy Power) showed some ability in a handful of starts for Hugo Palmer, winning at Haydock last June and adding a further in-the-frame effort at Newmarket later in the season before rounding off his campaign by finishing 12th of eighteen runners in the Skybet Handicap at York.

The Camelot colt has since joined forces with Andrew Balding, and he ran a pleasing return to action at York last month, finishing fifth behind First Eleven, and if he can build on that effort then he could go close here.

Beaten just over three lengths there, he finished off the race well and he should be sharper for that reappearance, so there is every chance he can show improvement for the run.

Representing a yard in good form, he has some scope from this mark to do better and it would be no surprise if he were to get back on the scoreboard here under De Sousa. 

(9.05) LATHOM (4/1, William Hill) hasn’t won since scoring twice in his debut season for Richard Fahey which included a defeat of Mr Lupton to win the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury. 

Since then he has had spells with David O’Meara and Julie Camacho with neither stint bearing much fruit. But he has hinted in recent starts for new hander Paul Midgley that a return to winning ways may not be too far away with back-to-back runner-up efforts the last twice which include running Duke Of Firenze to a neck at Thirsk latest.

His handler does well with sprinters who have lost their way, and the Compton Place gelding was arguably unlucky last time having met with trouble in running. He has been raised 2lbs, but he remains very well treated on his old form and although not one to implicitly trust given his lengthy barren streak he could well be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet. 

6.05 - Calippo
6.35 - Sassie
7.05 - Roulston Scar
7.35 - Caliburn
8.05 - Black Salt
8.35 - Tricky Dicky
9.05 - Lathom


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