A new week brings in some fantastic racing, including York hosting the Ebor Festival. With races like the Juddemonte International to look forward, there is plenty of excitement building as a new week begins.
Monday brings us racing from Tipperary, Catterick, Uttoxeter and Windsor, with the latter being its usual twilight meeting. Still buoyed from the recent successes of the outsiders, I’ve gone digging at the bottom end of the markets.
We’ll have horse racing tips for all the meetings, but here is Monday’s Owen’s Outsiders!
2.50 Catterick – Catherine’s Girl (40/1)
She’s been a shade disappointing thus far, but this is a weak race and Catherine’s Girl should find life easier now she goes handicapping. She’s showed minor ability in three six-furlong novice races, with better ground perhaps not suiting.
She goes into handicaps off a mark of 41 and although she’s out of the handicap, she’ll struggle to be accurately rated off such a low mark. The first-time cheekpieces are fitted for her handicap bow and that should help matters.
She obviously needs to improve, but it’s very early days and given her pedigree, the best should be yet to come.
3.10 Uttoxeter – Anteros (33/1)
Staging a revival over fences to start last season, Anteros then lost his way in better races to end the campaign. Titled at a Listed handicap on return, he now returns to hurdling after failing to finish his fourth consecutive race over fences.
It’s been a long time between drinks over the smaller obatscles, but he’s now fallen to a hugely dangerous rating. His form last season proved he still retained plenty of ability despite his age. He scored over fences off just a pound lower last season and a strongly-run three miles will suit massively.
Sophie Leech is enjoying a purple patch, as is jockey Adrian Heskin, and you wouldn’t be shocked by a big run from this golden-oldie.
5.30 Windsor – Winnetka (33/1)
Beaten a nose off a pound lower on the All-Weather in January, Winnetka has raced just the eight times. Having his first start since February, his return over the mile is best taken with a pinch of salt given how the race fell apart.
His All-Weather runs over the winter were full of promise, going close on all three occasions. A return to the six-furlong distance looks a very good move and Mollie Philips’ seven-pound claim should massively help matters. A strongly-run six furlongs will suit him down the ground and there is plenty to like about his chance.