Apprentice Benoit De La Sayette is having a wonderful season so far with 61 winners during the current campaign. The star youngster’s strike-rate at Windsor stands out particularly well with five winners from just nine rides. This 56 per cent strike-rate is outstanding and it suggests that it’s potentially significant that he has four rides at the Berkshire track on Monday. When combined, they form a tempting each-way Lucky 15. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Lucia Joy (28-1, bet365) won a maiden at Thirsk back in April and has struggled with her handicap mark since. She has been slowly creeping down the weights though and now finds herself on 63. Tries 6f on the turf for the first time and connections will be hoping the combination of that and her decreasing handicap mark will facilitate a return to the winners’ enclosure.
Knight Of Honour (5-1, bet365) hails from his main boss, John Gosden’s yard. This colt doesn’t look particularly well treated having struggled off 1lb higher the last twice. He is however, better off with Hamaki who beat him at Haydock three starts ago and re-opposes here. De La Sayette’s 3lb claim could come in handy here as he’s definitely value for it.
Angel De Luz (20-1, bet365) didn’t show a great deal when 11th of 12 on debut at Newmarket. She was slowly away and never got involved. Newmarket maidens are often particularly strong however, so this could be a much easier race. We should see a more professional filly on this occasion with the benefit of that experience under her belt and the step up to a mile looks likely to suit.
Rose Barton (15-2, bet365) won here under Benoit De La Sayette two starts ago when rated 4lb lower. It was a tame effort off this mark at Haydock last time and is perhaps unfortunate to not go down a pound or two. Kevin Philippart De Foy’s filly will need to improve but should be capable of doing so and it helps that her record at Windsor is good.
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