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Does Ellison entry tick all Carlisle boxes? Get Monday 17 June horse racing tips

Brian Healy 17 Jun 2019
Carlisle race on Monday. (credit:Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport)

Brian Healy gives his race-by-race selections and best bets across all five of Monday's scheduled UK and Irish horse racing meetings.

Royal Ascot week kicks off with a five-fixture schedule of horse racing action which takes in afternoon action on the flat from the cards at Carlisle and Catterick; while in the evening there is further flat racing action from the cards at Windsor and Nottingham.

Monday’s jumps racing action meanwhile comes courtesy of Kilbeggan in Ireland who are racing over the sticks.

Carlisle (flat) - 2.00 - 5.30pm (8 races)
Catterick (flat) - 2.15 - 5.15pm (7 races)
Windsor (flat) - 5.40 - 8.40pm (7 races)
Nottingham (flat) - 5.50 - 8.50pm (7 races)
Kilbeggan (jumps) - 6.00 - 9.00pm (7 races)

MONDAY 17 JUNE NAP SELECTION


CARLISLE


(3.00) TICK THE BOXES (4/1, William Hill) is proving to be a model of consistency, and Brian Ellison’s charge can get back to winning ways here.

The Fast company gelding has placed in each of his last six starts for his current handler, having also rounded out his time with John Wainwright with a runner-up effort at Southwell. His form figures since joining Ellison read 121332 with both wins also being scored on the Southwell fibresand.

However, he acts well on turf, and he was only denied by a half-length at Pontefract latest behind Tricky Dicky in soft ground where the pair had pulled a couple of lengths clear of the rest. He can compete here from the same mark, and a repeat of that last run could be good enough to see him get back on the scoresheet here.

(4.00) PRAXIDICE (11/4, Ladbrokes) hasn’t managed to build on a debut course and distance success, but Karl Burke’s charge could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet here following a more promising return to action back over course and distance last month.

That was her first run in more than seven months, eventually finishing fourth of nine runners behind Lady Calcarina, and she ought to come on for that outing. She wasn’t disgraced last term in her two subsequent defeats following her debut success, and the longer trip for this latest outing may produce some further improvement.

The handicapper has dropped the Toronado filly 2lbs in the weights following that reappearance, but she can give a good account of herself here and no surprise to see her going close.

2.00 - Space Ace
2.30 - Rhossili Down
3.00 - Ticks The Boxes
3.30 - Redarna
4.00 - Praxidice
4.30 - Rosin Box
5.00 - Sioux Frontier
5.30 - Soloist


CATTERICK


(3.15) TRICKY DICKY (9/4, Paddy Power) has won three of his last six starts, most recently when scoring at Pontefract seven days ago when posting a half-length defeat of Ticks The Boxes.

Roger Fell’s charge also struck on his final outing for previous handler Olly Williams, and he has also struck at Thirsk this season. Sandwiched between that win and his latest have been two solid placed efforts, and the Holy Roman Emperor gelding can continue to make his presence felt.

He looked to win a shade comfortably last time out, and a 5lbs penalty for that success may not prove enough to stop him from going in again if none the worse for those exertions turning out quickly. 

He does have a poor draw to overcome, but he is the form choice to come out on top, and he can win again nonetheless despite that negative.

(4.15) ANYONECANHAVEITALL (11/4, Paddy Power) has finished third on both starts since coming back from a break, going close at Redcar in May and then filling the bronze medal berth again at Nottingham earlier in the month on his handicap debut at the save venue where he was beaten four lengths behind Moon King.

Mark Johnston’s Nathaniel gelding has seen that form franked by the winner going in again since, and having looked a doughty stayer he could find another jolt of improvement for this even stiffer test of stamina. 

He could prove a tough nut to crack as a consequence, and no surprise if he were to go close here.

2.15 - Sneaky
2.45 - Tricky Dicky
3.15 - Mirsaale
3.45 - John Clare
4.15 - Anyonecanhaveitall
4.45 - Morning Duel
5.15 - Rockley Point

WINDSOR


(6.10) SHAMMAH (5/2, Bet365) surely didn’t give her running at Kempton earlier in the month, racing keenly and then weakening out of things to eventually finish a poor eighth behind Shadn. However, Richard Hannon’s charge had previously posted a promising debut third at Salisbury, and a repeat of that effort would give her every chance here.

The Frankel filly returns to turf here, and she is given another chance to build on that initial promise dropping back to the minimum trip having possibly failed to get home last time. The yard have a very good record in this contest, and the selection is bred to be better than she was able to show last time.

She remains open to improvement, and if she can bounce back from her lesser run last time out then she ought to go close here.

(8.40) OYDIS (5/2, Paddy Power) has shown some promise in a trio of starts in maidens, finishing third on debut at Newmarket last November and then looking in need of the run on her reappearance at Salisbury in May.

Ralph Beckett’s charge faced a stiff task latest at Leicester, eventually finishing fourth of five runners and having been sent off 66/1; but she stuck well to her task despite proving no match for Dubai Falcon, eventually crossing the line almost ten lengths adrift.

The Nathaniel filly switches to a handicap here where an opening mark of 70 in a fairly weak-looking contest could prove workable, and while there may be a question mark surrounding her attitude, she can go close here.

5.40 - Seaborn
6.10 - Shammah
6.40 - Swinley
7.10 - Grapevine
7.40 - Danzan
8.10 - Hamish
8.40 - Oydis

NOTTINGHAM


(6.20) APLOMB (13/8, Bet365) had shown race-to-race progress for each start prior to posting a lesser run at Musselburgh latest; however, William Haggas’ charge could bounce back from that effort to get back on the scoresheet.

The Lope De Vega gelding was a Yarmouth winner last October, beating Lyndon B, and having looked in need of the run on his reappearance on the Newcastle all-weather in April, he stepped up ont hat run on his handicap debut to find only one too strong at Ascot in May behind Whelans Way.

Not ideally placed at the Musselburgh track latest when beaten the thick end of ten lengths behind Brian Epstein, eventually finishing fourth, he wasn’t helped by being bumped and hampered late on. Although he wouldn’t have won, he would likely have finished closer than he did and he is worth another chance dropping back in trip.

(8.20) FITZROVIA (13/8, Bet365) left previous form behind when posting a four lengths’ success at Yarmouth four days ago, beating Song Of Summer under this rider, and Ed de Giles’ charge could follow up here if able to post a repeat effort.

The Poet’s Voice gelding had shown only moderate form in a handful of previous starts, but he overcame plenty of trouble throughout that last run having been denied a clear run and then running on despite a slipped saddle to score easily.

It might have been the strong pace which attributed to the improved performance, and he’ll enjoy a similar pace to aim at here; and he can follow up with the longer trip likely to be in his favour. A 5lbs penalty for that success could prove lenient given the way he won, and he can win again.

5.50 - Go Well Spicy
6.20 - Aplomb
6.50 - Hawaam
7.20 - Bristol Missile
7.50 - Mukha Magic
8.20 -Fitzrovia
8.50 - Battle Of Issus

KILBEGGAN


(6.30) JUDGEMENT DAY (5/4, Bet365) has latterly been plying his trade over fences, winning four of his five starts in that discipline which includes here last August.

Henry de Bromhead’s charge suffered his sole defeat over fences when finishing fifth of seven runners behind Delta Work when finding the Neville Hotels Novice Chase too much at Leopardstown over Christmas. 

But given a break, he has since returned to action to resume winning ways with a defeat of Galilean over hurdles back at this venue last month, and the Tuapeka Knight gelding can follow up. The shorter trip that day possibly didn’t play to his strengths, and despite winning he ought to be suited by this return to a longer trip.

This looks a pretty decent contest on paper, but he could have more to offer back over timber and he can continue to give a good account.

(8.30) BARRA (6/1, Paddy Power) was a very decent sort over hurdles, placing in Graded company, and Gordon Elliott’s charge made the perfect transition to chasing when beating Oathkeeper here last June on her debut over the larger obstacles.

One of three in the race for Elliott, the Vendangeur mare returned following a nine month absence to finish ten lengths’ third at Fairyhouse behind Camelia De Cotte, and she subsequently bounced back from a lesser effort at Punchestown behind Moyhenna to find only Mill Quest too strong at Limerick latest when denied by two lengths.

There could still be better to come from the Elliott runner over fences after just four starts, and a return to the scene of her last win may rekindle a revival of fortunes. 

6.00 - Email Rose
6.30 - Judgement Day
7.00 - Courtin Bb
7.30 - Kildorrery
8.00 - Brahma Bull
8.30 - Barra
9.00 - Global Society


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