Neil Morrice shares all of his best bets and tips for Monday’s racing coming your way from Taunton and Southwell on 20 March 2023
Race 2 No2 OUT OF OFFICE (Nap)
Trainer: Evan Williams – Jockey: Adam Wedge
OUT OF OFFICE greatly impressed when downing the useful Equinus at Chepstow and now returns from a mid season break. His trainer appears to have found a weak heat for him to keep up the good work under his penalty, and he should make no mistake.
Race 3 No4 ATJIMA
Trainer: Victor Dartnall – Jockey: David Probert
ATJIMA looked to have turned a corner when taking out a race over this two and a half mile trip at Ffos Las following a two month break. It was the mare’s first success since scoring on his debut two years ago, and with her confidence restored she can follow-up at the main expense of Brianna Rose.
Race 4 No6 STRIKING A POSE
Trainer: Joe Tizzard – Jockey: Brendan Powell
There were clear signs in STRIKING A POSE’s latest outing at Huntingdon that he’s on the cusp of a return to winning ways. The cheek pieces introduced on his previous start looked to assist him in that solid earning effort, and with his trainer’s handicap chasers finding some form he can make this a first success since his debut over fences 16 months ago.
Race 2 No1 COASTGUARD STATION
Trainer: Henry Oliver – Jockey: Henry Brooke
The go to horse in this two mile handicap chase is COASTGUARD STATION who ran into a surprise packet when second at Doncaster, having prevailed at the same track on his only other start over fences back in November. With so little experience in this division he could have plenty more to give.
Race 4 No5 LEADING THEATRE
Trainer: Fergal O’Brien – Jockey: Max Kendrick
White Rhino will have his share of support in his attempt to complete a hat-trick off bottom weight, but LEADING THEATRE can spoil the party. The seven-year-old has shown a preference for easy tracks like this, and on a first visit can back up his successes in a Ffos Las maiden hurdle and a handicap at Fontwell.
Race 6 No4 JOE DADANCER (Nap)
Trainer: Ben Pauling – Jockey: Luca Morgan
One that consistently attracts market support, JOE DADANCER brings the best form to the table. His second to Hourvari at Lingfield has been boosted, and both his trainer and jockey are in the middle of a purple patch.