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Morrison's 7/4 to put on Windsor show? Get Monday horse racing tips

Brian Healy 15 Apr 2019

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all of Monday's UK and Irish racemeetings.

The week gets underway with a four-fixture schedule of horse racing fixtures which takes in flat racing action from both Windsor and Pontefract; while over the sticks there are meetings going to post at Hexham, and also Tramore in Ireland.

Windsor (flat) - 2.00 - 5.00pm (7 races)
Hexham (jumps) - 2.10 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Pontefract (flat) - 2.20 - 5.50pm (8 races)
Tramore (jumps) - 4.35 - 7.40pm (7 races)



(3.00) BIG LACHIE (10/1, William Hill) posted several creditable efforts last term, winning at Bath in June and posting a string of in-the-frame efforts prior to getting back on the scoresheet in a big-field Doncaster event in September where he saw off Kenny The Captain by a half-length.

Although Mark Loughnane’s charge disappointed next time at Ascot, he ran better on his final outing at Kempton when beaten only one length into fourth; he subsequently looked in need of the run on his reappearance at Lingfield earlier in the month and he ought to prove sharper now for that run.

The Camacho gelding was beaten around five lengths into sixth place, but he turns out here just 1lb higher than when posting his last success, and he can build on the reappearance to get back to winning ways.

(4.00) Some potentially smart sorts on show, and TELECASTER (7/4, Bet365) can come out on top having looked an above-average sort on his debut behind Bangkok recently.

Hughie Morrison’s New Approach colt found only that rival too strong at Doncaster last month, beaten just over one length behind his rival who could prove a very good sort in time. The pair had pulled well clear, with nine lengths back to the rest and if he can build on that debut then he should post a big run.

He may ideally want further than this, but a Dante entry suggests he is a well-regarded sort, and he can make the most of the 7lbs allowance he receives from previous winners Ginistrelli and Ragnar, both of whom should also make their presence felt.

Nevertheless, Hughie Morrison’s charge gets the vote to open his win account here. 

2.00 - Captain Ryan
2.30 - Amber Road
3.00 - Big Lachie
3.30 - Fields Of Athenry
4.00 - Telecaster 
4.30 - Run After Genesis
5.00 - Amaretto


(3.40) SAINT FREULE (4/1, Bet365) arrives here chasing a hat-trick of wins having struck back-to-back successes at this venue in November and March either side of four months off.

Lucinda Russell’s Saint Des Saints gelding most recently ran out a 14 lengths’ winner from Snookered over course and distance, readily, and while he has a hefty rise in the weights to contend with in a better race, he could prove up to the task.

Considering he looked temperamental prior to the start of that last outing, he did well in the circumstances and there could be better to come from him. He can land the three-timer here.

2.10 - Glinger Flame
2.40 - Ringaringarosie
3.10 - Calliope
3.40 - Saint Freule
4.10 - Monsieur Bagot
4.40 - Ravished
5.10 - Miah Grace


(2.50) COURTSIDE (10/3, William Hill) was a fair sort for David Simcock, scoring at Chelmsford back in June when beating Lady Alavesa, and the Siyouni gelding went on to find the frame in three of his next five outings prior to switching yards.

Now with David O’Meara, he finished down the field at Doncaster on his return behind Right Action; but despite crossing the line in eleventh place, he was beaten less than four lengths at the line.

He was sent off favourite for that contest, but as it transpired he might just have needed the run. He is sure to be sharper here however, and could build on the reappearance to do better. The handicapper has eased him 2lbs in the weights, and with the longer trip in his favour he can go well here.

(3.20) POYLE VINNIE (4/1, Bet365) ran plenty of good races last term without managing to get his head in front. But he did manage several in-the-frame efforts which included in the Ascot Heritage Handicap and Scottish Stewards’ Cup.

He went off the boil towards the end of his campaign, but Ruth Carr’s sprinter built on a fair return from a break at Wolverhampton to get back to winning ways at Chelmsford earlier in the month, and the Piccolo gelding ought to give another good account.

The nine-year old saw off You’re Cool by a half-length on that occasion, running on well having travelled strongly in the contest, and he is only 3lbs higher here which leaves him very well treated still on the pick of his form of last season.

A dual-winner here, he can follow up that latest win with another bold performance, and he can double up here.

2.20 - Alminoor
2.50 - Courtside
3.20 - Poyle Vinnie
3.50 - Tynecastle Park
4.20 - Texting
4.50 - Socialites Red
5.20 - Deeds Not Words
5.50 - Conundrum


(5.05) The longer trip might have stretched ZAOFU’s (15/8, William Hill) stamina at this venue last time, but the Arcadio gelding is given another chance on the back of his earlier string of near-misses which saw Eoin Doyle’s charge hit the woodwork on all three prior starts.

Those runs included going down by only a short-head behind Thecraicisninety at Ballinrobe, and all three runner-up efforts saw him denied by only a half-length or shorter.

An all-weather winner previously for Joseph O’Brien, he should be better suited by the return to two miles, and if the heavy ground here doesn’t prove a hindrance then he may be able to bounce back from that last time effort.

4.35 - Foveros
5.05 - Zaofu
5.40 - Niccolai
6.10 - Oskar High
6.40 - Bothar Dubh
7.10 - Highest Benefit
7.40 - Billaway

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