Neil Morrice shares all his best bets and tips for Monday’s races, coming from Wolverhampton, Kempton Park, Ripon and Windsor.
Race 1 No. 2 closed (each direction)
Trainer: Hughie Morrison – Jockey: William Buick
This looks like the best meeting place for Wetten and Ulysse’s filly Forbidden can give us a good start by taking out the opening maiden handicap. She was no match for Tamilla in Ffos Las but that was on soft ground and she has worked well on an all-weather surface before this debut on clay.
Race 2 No.7 Steelriver
Trainer: Michael Herrington – Jockey: PJ McDonald
steel flow is a perennial favorite here, and while he’s only months away from becoming a teenager, he can still shine at a track where he’s had seven of his 11 career wins. In this race, it looks like he’s going to pick up the high pace he needs to beat his opponents on the straights.
Race 3 No. 8 Starnberg (Nap)
Trainer: Richard Hannon – Jockey: Sam Hitchcott
Clodovil foal Starnberg is better marked than its market peers of similar shape, and that advantage makes it a value play to open its account for a stable that’s broke the money on its teenage runners through the heatwave.
Race 5 No. 2 Pearl Bay
Trainer: Henry Candy – Jockey: Kieran Shoemark
Although it’s running for the first time in over 300 days, Pearl Bay is ready to take home a check for the handicap of these fillies. The Cable Bay daughter was quick to hand, notching up her only success on a second start in 2021. With her trainer around, she can give her competitors a lot to think about.
Race 4 No. 1 Munch (nap)
Trainer: David Menuisier – Jockey: David Probert
New Bay filly Munch was overwhelmed in her Windsor debut before not penalizing at this distance. She’s learned from that experience and is in the mood to handle an increase in weights at the expense of Enola Gay.
Race 6 No. 3 Greek Flame
Trainer: James Fanshawe – Jockey: Rob Hornby
Greek flame has found Precision Storm an irritating opponent, going to this filly with a neck at Wolverhampton and a short head at Chester. Siyouni’s daughter well deserves to put her head forward and can achieve it in this first run on polytrack.
Race 2 #6 Act of Will (Nap)
Trainer: Danny Brooke – Jockey: Jack Garritty
act of will was an 80-1 no-hopper when she was beaten in a close finish on her debut at Carlisle. She’s been given time to get over those hardships and now, reduced to five stadiums, she can open her account for her sporting connections.
Race 5 No. 5 Gibside
Trainer: Tim Easterby – Jockey: David Allan
course winner gibside failed to repeat his success when he was a beaten favorite in Molinari’s race at York. However, this model of consistency should appreciate a return to this more appropriate track, and when given the weight of its rivals it can prove difficult to beat.
Race 2 No. 6 pollinate
Trainer: Henry Candy – Jockey: Callum Hutchinson
pollinate rose just 2 pounds for her gritty success at Bath. She didn’t seem to stop at the finish and should enjoy this slightly longer journey for a stable with a good hitting rate from its relatively few runners.
Race 5 No. 3 My Genghis
Trainer: Tony Carroll – Jockey: Ray Dawson
My Genghis was a slow burner and was just starting a third career when he troubled the judge as a 150-1 roughie at Leicester. He looked like he was enjoying a switch to grass and while it’s a surprise he wasn’t aiming for a handicap, he can still have a big impact on this newcomer’s result.
Place accumulator Perm (race 2-8)
6, 4×11, 5×7, 1, 5×3, 2x2x1, 6, 3×5, 13, 3