2.15pm Windsor tips for Monday’s Class 4 contest raced over 1m for two-year-olds. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: There are plenty with chances in this, but the vote goes to PAINT. Richard Hannon’s filly has been raised 3lbs for a placed effort last time out, but that form sets a solid standard and she could take all the beating here if she improves again. Shaherezada is the obvious danger making her handicap debut.
1 SIMPSON – Dropped 1lb following a third place finish in a Class 4 event last time out. Conditions will be in his favour today, although he has a bit to prove now on the back of that defeat last time out and others are preferred.
2 PAINT – Richard Hannon’s filly has been raised 3lbs for an excellent third place finish in a Class 2 event last time out. She drops in grade here and has to enter calculations on the back of that form from stall 4 on ground that will suit. Interesting.
3 MOTOWN MICK – Second runner in this for Richard Hannon and this son of Intikhab steps up in trip from 6f to a mile for the first time today. That should suit on breeding, however he has a 5lb rise in the weights to contend with following a one length success last time out.
4 LIVINGSTONES QUEST – Has produced some mixed form to date and his 11 length defeat at Sandown last time out gives major cause for concern. His sole success came on awful ground at Ffos Las and a mark of 74 may be stiff enough in this better company. Opposed.
5 SHAHEREZADA – Clive Cox’s Dutch Art filly makes her handicap debut today following some decent efforts in maiden and novice company. Her placed effort in a Salisbury maiden last time out would give her a significant chance in this and a mark of 73 looks very reasonable. Respected.
6 GO NOW GO NOW – Slightly more exposed than a couple of his rivals in this and he needs to do more today now upped in grade. He’s found life tougher off marks in the low 70s and he’s up another pound today against tougher opposition. Opposed.
7 JACK REGAN – Five race maiden who doesn’t look to be going the right way. The Soft ground may have hampered him on his last two starts and the return to better ground is positive. That said, he needs to demonstrate that a gelding operation has straightened him out.
8 BERKSHIRE ROYAL – Handicap debut off a low mark of 66 today. He’s shown a moderate amount of form in maiden and novice company, although his last start was his best to date. He may want further in this and the market should guide best for Andrew Balding’s runner.