Neil Morrice brings you all of his best bets and tips from Monday’s racing at Ripon, Kempton Park, Newcastle, Windsor, Cork and Carlisle.
Race 5 No1 BRIARDALE
Trainer: Ed Bethell – Jockey: Danny Tudhope
Rookie trainer Ed Bethell has done a great job with BRIARDALE to conjure three wins from five outings from his this season. The selection showed his liking for this course with a clear cut success last month, and is in the mood to follow-up.
Race 6 No1 MAHRAJAAN (Nap)
Trainer: William Haggas – Jockey: Dane O’Neill
MAHRAJAAN opened his account when landing some good bets at Leicester and figures as the one to beat under his penalty in this novices stakes. The Kitten’s Joy gelding is open to a deal more improvement.
Race 2 No4 ALLERBY
Trainer: Henry Candy – Jockey: David Probert
Iffraaj filly ALLERBY stayed on in eye taking fashion at the business end of her latest start at Chepstow, giving the impression there should be better to come. She offers up good each way value and can again earn.
Race 3 No6 YORKINDNESS (Nap)
Trainer: Mark Johnston – Jockey: William Buick
A step up in trip should suit YORKINDNESS, who stayed on nicely at the end of her debut over seven furlongs at Newmarket and will be more streetwise.
Race 8 No6 NIAGARA (Nap)
Trainer: Eric Alston – Jockey: Jason Hart
With relatively few miles on his racing clock NIAGARA is the one that appeals in the nightcap. Beaten in a blanket finish with just a head separating the first three at Redcar, he can build on that career best effort with another earning run.
Race 3 No7 CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARD (Each Way)
Trainer: Mick Channon – Jockey: Rob Hornby
CHAIRMANOFTHEBOARD probably just needed his recent run when out of the money here, and though unable to better that at Ascot, is a horse to treat respectfully off his current mark. It would be no surprise to see him bounce back in this most competitive of sprints.
Race 6 No4 GLEN ESK (Nap)
Trainer: Chris Wall – Jockey: Jack Mitchell
GLEN ESK is in a good place to complete a hat-trick and seems to have turned a corner this season. The Kyllachy gelding gets on well with his jockey, and rates the best bet on the card.
Race 2 No8 RICH BELIEF (Each Way)
Trainer: Karl Thornton – Jockey: D Meyler
RICH BELIEF went up 4lb for being beaten at Killarney last time but had previously shown a liking for this track with another good earning run. The gelded son of Make Believe has conditions in his favour, and can go one better.
Race 3 No12 HERONORD (Nap)
Trainer: Paul Nolan – Jockey: R Deegan
Several have a shot at taking out this maiden hurdle but any support for HERONORD would be viewed as significant. The hooded four-year-old made a mistake at a crucial stage when second at Tramore, and on only a fifth career start will be wiser for that.
Race 2 No4 ROUND THE ISLAND (Each Way)
Trainer: Simon Whitaker – Jockey: Megan Nicholls
Pontefract specialist ROUND THE ISLAND has conditions in his favour as he looks for a fifth earning run in as many outings this season. An infrequent visitor to this course, he should be doing his best work on the uphill climb to the post.
Race 8 No4 RICHARD R H B (Each Way)
Trainer: David Loughnane – Jockey: Laura Pearson
RICHARD R H B posted a near miss here last time and looks poised for another prominent showing with Pearson an eye taking booking on the four-year-old, who is taking from a fair mark and overdue.
Place Accumulator Perm (Races 2-8)
4, 10, 8 x 7 x 5, 8, 6 x 8, 5 x 5 x 3, 5 x 4, 8