There’s a busy Monday of racing with afternoon meetings at Haydock Park and Chelmsford as well an evening offering at Lingfield. There’s also the welcome return of racing in Ireland with a pair of Listed contests down for decision at Naas.
Enjoy live streaming from the 19 races at Haydock and Lingfield when logged in to Mansion Bet and read below for our expert tips from both cards.
Horse to Watch at Haydock
Tom Dascombe and Richard Kingscote are the leading trainer/jockey combo at Haydock in recent times and they look to have standout claims with Brad The Brief (12.45) at the Merseyside venue this afternoon.
The son of Dutch Art suffered only one defeat in four runs as a two-year-old and looks sure to go on to good things this season based on his final success in a Newmarket conditions event.
He has been gelded during the winter break and returns to make his handicap bow from a mark of 90. The forecast good-to-soft ground won’t present him with any troubles and at
3/1* he looks the one to beat with at a track where his trainer boasted a 19 per cent strike rate in 2019.
Lingfield Racing Action Today
Few riders have returned to racing over the last week in better form than Hollie Doyle, with eight winners on the board already from 31 mounts.
She could be in for more success at Lingfield (5.50) this evening when she partners
7/2 chance King Robert in what appears a very winnable sprint over the minimum trip.
Charlie Wallis’ runner is appearing from a career-low mark of 72 and had showed signs of regaining his momentum back in the spring, prior to a below-par effort on his first visit to the Fibresand at Southwell. He can be forgiven that run and could be well treated amongst rivals struggling for form now.
Later on the card at Lingfield,
11/4 chance Good Earth may make his experience count in the Novice Stakes at 6.20.
The Acclamation gelding made the frame three times in seven runs last season, with his runner-up effort on the turf at Pontefract in September from the front looking promising.
His only previous attempt at 5f came at Wolverhampton in August in a race that wasn’t run to suit given the contested lead. If Nicola Currie can get him away in the lead now, his experience may see him besting the promising Richard Hannon-trainer newcomer Breakfast Club on this occasion.
Irish Horse Racing Resumes
The race of the day comes in Ireland via the Listed Committed Stakes over 5½f at Naas.
Joseph O’Brien will saddle Summer Hands for the first time and he’s a very worthy market leader at
The Coach House colt had some fine form last season for Richard Fahey in Britain, including being placed in the Group 1 Middle Park at Newmarket over 6f. He made short work of his task on his final start when running out a ready winner of the Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar (6f, heavy).
He appears to handle all ground and is a fascinating addition to the team at Piltown for the season ahead. It won’t be a shock should Shane Crosse’s mount make a winning start on his first Irish run as he seeks to avenge last summer’s defeat (sixth) behind Southern Hills in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot.
*All odds correct at time of writing