2.40pm Windsor tips for Monday’s Class 5 contest raced over 6f for three year-olds and older. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: This should be between Morache Music and BALLESTEROS and the latter can come out on top. Richard Fahey’s runner has been consistent of late and has shown more than enough form to win a race of this nature. He can take this ahead of Morache Music whose effort in a Class 4 event at Chepstow warrants respect.
1 VROOM – Has made 22 career starts but only raced on the turf twice. He has a fair chance on his All-Weather form but he’s obviously not the same horse on turf and that has to be a major concern here. Two recent visits to Deauville failed to garner any returns.
2 EL TORITO – Sole 3yo in the race who drops down in trip to 6f for the first time this season. He’s finished last on his previous 4 starts since a gelding operation and he’s incredibly difficult to make a case for. Pat Cosgrave is a positive booking though.
3 MORACHE MUSIC – Won a four-runner seller at Windsor back in July at short odds. He ran with credit in a Class 4 event at Chepstow subsequently and a reproduction of that effort should see him go close here. A C&D win is also another positive to his name.
4 THE BIG LAD – Another runner that is much better on the All-Weather than turf. He’s failed to win in 8 starts on the turf but he looks more than capable in this grade based on some solid efforts in Class 4 company earlier in the season. Shane Kelly is a positive now back in the saddle.
5 BALLESTEROS – Has run to a consistent level lately having placed on his last two starts. He has shown more than enough to suggest he can win a race of this nature and the booking of Paul Hanagan is a positive move. Should be one of the major contenders.
6 FULLON CLARETS – One win from 24 career starts tells you all you need to know and that came in a maiden back in April 2015. He was beaten in a Class 6 Seller back in October of last year and whilst he’ll improve for a recent run, he looks out of his depth here.
7 GLIMER – Won a Class 4 handicap at Ayr earlier in the season but he’s struggled since off higher marks. This is a realistic level for him and David Egan claims a useful 3lbs so he’s entitled to go well although he will need things to fall right. Wears blinkers for the first time today.
8 HEAD SPACE – Makes his 108th career start today and he’s been well-beaten on all five starts since arriving at Brian Barr’s. He has a huge task to overturn some of his rivals in this and he would be a surprise winner.