Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips from Monday’s racing at Cartmel, Windsor and Beverley.
Race 8 No4 TWO BLONDES (Nap)
Trainer: Donald McCain Jnr – Jockey: Brian Hughes
TWO BLONDES gave a strong indication that he’s ready to post a first success for his trainer when chasing home Fort De L’ocean at Uttoxeter last month. He reacted positively to the fitting of a hood, which can again assist him in this very competitive nightcap.
Race 1 No2 CHELSEA ANNIE (Nap)
Trainer: Adrian Keatley – Jockey: S James
Mehmas filly CHELSEA ANNIE is afforded abundant respect and looks ready to open her account. She couldn’t cope with Bin Haryana on second start at Ayr but lost no caste in that defeat, a run which should have put a readying edge on her for this clash with Turn Back Time.
Race 5 No2 VINTAGER
Trainer: Simon Crisford – Jockey: Mark Crehan
Former Godolphin-owned VINTAGER has done well for his new connections, scoring on debut for them at Chantilly in the winter and then at Windsor at the end of last month. The grey hasn’t been overly consistent, but if performing to the standard of his latest triumph has a favourite’s chance.
Race 1 No6 SISTERANDBROTHER (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
For a good-auctioned horse, the soft ground was all wrong for SISTERANDBROTHER when he was beaten by Invincible Soldier at Salisbury. The pair drew clear of their foes, and now on a sounder surface the chestnut can make this third time lucky.
Race 6 No8 MODESTUS
Trainer: Roger Charlton – Jockey: Richard Kingscote
General Lee is proving hard to win with, and in the likelihood of him starting a false-priced favourite a better option is MODESTUS. The Invincible Spirit colt, who is out of Group 1 winner Passage Of Time, looked to have learned something when taking home a minor cheque at Salisbury last time. He might have it in him to upset the applecart, with Future another one to keep an eye on in the betting.
Race 2 No17 BURTONWOOD (Each Way)
Although showing little in his three outings this season, BURTONWOOD has taken a drop in the weights. The nine-year-old is effective at this track and could now be ready to do better, a task made easier by the fact he receives weight from all 16 of his rivals.
Race 7 No1 HAMMY END (Nap)
Trainer: William Muir – Jockey: Ray Dawson
The hooded HAMMY END has earned in four of his five outings this year and comes across as a horse that is ready to deliver at any time. Beaten by inches on his latest start at Bath, he can go one better in a race where most of the runners are badly out of form.
Place Accumulater Perm (Races 1-7)
2 x 17, 7, 3, 1 x 3, 9 x 4, 10, 12 x 2, 3 x 2 x 1, 6