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Can Palmer's 5/2 chance deliver at Redcar? Get Monday horse racing tips

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

Three UK fixtures kick off a new week of horse racing action, with afternoon jumps racing from Kelso’s card; while on the level Windsor starts the first of its’ usual Monday meetings alongside a card at Redcar.

Redcar (flat) - 2.00 - 5.30pm (7 races)
Kelso (jumps) - 2.10 - 5.10pm (7 races)
Windsor (jumps) - 2.20 - 5.20pm (7 races)



(3.00) The return to turf ought not to be a problem for HELOVAPLAN (6/1, Bet365) was a winner at Thirsk last May, and Bryan Smart’s charge latterly returned to the winners’ enclosure when successful at Newcastle in February.

The Helmet gelding was stepping up on an encouraging return from three months’ off the track at the same venue when finishing third to Portledge to run out a neck winner over Intense Style where the return to one mile seemed to suit.

He has only been raised 3lbs in the weights back on grass, and he ought to remain competitive having placed off higher marks previously so every chance he can go close here.

(4.00) ON THE LINE (5/2, William Hill) has looked progressive since having had wind surgery, building on each finishing position to get off the mark at Lingfield latest last month.

Hugo Palmer’s Dark Angel colt had three lengths to spare at the line over Little Rock, winning easily, and while an 8lbs rise in the weights demands more from him he could well find a further jolt of improvement to strike again despite the additional burden.

This longer trip seemed to work the oracle last time, and still thoroughly unexposed at the distance then he could be hard to beat if continuing to find improvement.

2.00 - Exclusively
2.30 - Private Secretary
3.00 - Helovaplan
3.30 - Forest Of Dean
4.00 - On The Line
4.30 - Duke Of Alba
5.00 - Restive
5.30 - Paradise Papers


(2.40) BENNY’S SECRET (11/4, Bet365) has a decent record here, winning three times and making the frame on two other occasions from nine starts, and Nicky Alexander’s charge can get back on the scoresheet.

The Beneficial gelding has proven largely consistent since posting his last success here back in November 2017, and he arrives here on the back of a trio of placed efforts over both fences and hurdles. 

He was last seen being denied only by a half-length behind Ask Paddington at this track last month over hurdles, held close home; but a 3lbs rise doesn’t look overly harsh, and there could be more to come now he steps up in trip.

His last success came from just 1lb lower, so it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see him produce another solid run.

(3.40) The switch to a visor from usual cheekpieces seemed to deliver a jolt of improvement in ANOTHER VENTURE (7/4, Paddy Power) who ran out a ready winner at Plumpton latest, and if the headgear has the same positive effect then the Stowaway gelding could follow up here.

A dual-winner over fences back at the beginning of last year, he has steadily worked his way back to form and there was a lot to like about the way he despatched MORNEY WING () at Plumpton last month where he ran out a four lengths’ winner.

He overcame a bad mistake on that occasion, otherwise the winning margin might have been more, and a 4lbs rise doesn’t look overly harsh. He can follow up here with a repeat effort.

2.10 - Elvis Mail
2.40 - Benny’s Secret
3.10 - Charlie Snow Angel
3.40 - Another Venture
4.10 - Halcyon Days
4.40 - Hardrock Davis
5.10 - Royal Reserve


(3.20) DAYS OF GLORY (3/1, Bet365) shaped with some promise despite looking in need of the experience at Newbury on his debut, and Richard Hannon’s charge stepped up markedly for the outing to chase home Classic prospect Dubai Warrior at Chelmsford next time.

The Scat Daddy colt had no chance with the winner, but he finished ahead of a subsequent winner, and with this step up in trip a potential source of improvement then it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see him show further progress to open his account at the third time of asking.

(4.50) GAINSAY (4/1, Bet365) made a winning return to action at Lingfield last month, and Jonathan Portman’s charge can follow up here if able to deliver a similar performance.

The Sayif filly was a three-time winner last campaign, which included two wins on turf, and she returned from six months off following a lesser run at Ffos Las in the mud to win on the all-weather where she saw off Dashing Poet by just over one length.

This is tougher from 3lbs higher and taking on stronger opposition; but she could have a bigger performance in her, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see another bold show.

2.20 - The Defiant
2.50 - Dorchester Dom
3.20 - Days Of Glory
3.50 - Highfaluting
4.20 - Equitation
4.50 - Gainsay
5.20 - Sir Ox

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