Monday racing tips for Wolverhampton, Lingfield and Wincanton
Let's have a quick canter through our best bets for Monday's meetings, with all of our top picks listed at the bottom of the page. Don't forget to check out the racecards, results and live odds in the Planet Sport racing live centre.
19:30 (Wolverhampton) Plumette
Plumette can bounce back in the Spreadex Sports Live UK Racing Streaming Handicap at Wolverhampton. A course and distance winner on three separate occasions, including twice this year, the David Loughnane-trained mare stepped up to an extended mile here last time out but was hindered by another horse and could not mount a challenge. With luck on her side she is poised to resume winning ways and Laura Pearson's 3lb allowance only strengthens her claim.
19:00 (Wolverhampton) River Pride
Also at Dunstall Park, George Boughey's River Pride can strike in the seven-furlong It's Time To Turn To Talksport Fillies' Handicap. The four-year-old has run four times this year, taking on six and seven-furlong trips on the all-weather and running competitively without winning. Those performances have come in some hotly-contested Saturday races, however, and this event has attracted slightly less formidable company amongst which she can thrive.
14:45 (Lingfield) Eight Male
At Lingfield, it is George Scott's Eight Mile who appeals in the talkSPORT Powered By Fans Handicap. The three-year-old has been placed twice this year on the all-weather, when second at Southwell and third at Wolverhampton over seven and six furlongs respectively, though the latter run was slightly blighted by interference. His mark has remained static and Benoit de la Sayette's 3lb claim eases the burden he would otherwise carry as he steps back up to seven furlongs, and looks to take a first career win.
15:15 (Lingfield) Ermesinde
The Kevin Philippart de Foy-trained Ermesinde can make it two from two in the It's Time To Turn To talkSPORT Fillies' Restricted Novice Stakes. A three-year-old daughter of Golden Horn, she won on her racecourse debut when taking a 10-furlong Lingfield event by a length in early February. She returns to the same course to run over the same distance and looks promising, having run like a horse with more to offer last time out.
16:15 (Lingfield) Afternoon Tea
Tony Carroll's Afternoon Tea can land the BetUK Over 40,000 Live Streamed Races Classified Stakes. The gelding has been getting the hang of things on the all-weather this year, most recently finishing fourth in a 10-furlong Lingfield contest when beaten two and half lengths. His prior turf starts were over distances in excess of two miles, however, suggesting this step up to a mile and a half will play into his hands.
15:00 (Wincanton) Flying Verse
Under the National Hunt code there is action at Wincanton, where David Dennis' Flying Verse can land the CRS & Westexe Veterans' Handicap Chase over three miles and a furlong. A consistent type, some of the 11-year-old's best runs have come over extended trips and he was a winner when taking a three-mile Doncaster veterans' event. That was a good prize and if he reproduces that effort he should be highly competitive.
13:30 (Wincanton) Brentford Hope
Brentford Hope is an interesting prospect in the Xtratherm & CRS Maiden Hurdle as he makes his first start for Harry Derham. A former Flat performer for Richard Hughes, the six-year-old was rated 107 on the level at his peak and was a Group Three runner-up in the Prix Messidor at Chantilly. His latter three starts were all over hurdles and he was second on each occasion, most recently showing promise when beaten a length and a half in a Wetherby handicap. Now in the hands of the in-form Derham, he looks on the cusp of winning for the first time in this new discipline.
LINGFIELD: 1.45 Mr Fustic, 2.15 Catch My Breath, 2.45 Eight Mile, 3.15 Ermesinde, 3.45 Smart Boyo, 4.15 Afternoon Tea, 4.45 Come To Pass.
WINCANTON: 1.30 Brentford Hope, 2.00 Forever William, 2.30 Calgary Tiger, 3.00 Flying Verse, 3.30 Auditoria, 4.00 John Betjeman, 4.30 Just Go For It, 5.00 Noble Savage.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.30 Angel Amadea, 6.00 Janaat, 6.30 Flame Spirit, 7.00 River Pride, 7.30 PLUMETTE (NAP), 8.00 Gavi Di Gavi, 8.30 Pessoa.
DOUBLE: Plumette and Brentford Hope.
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