It was another super weekend of action, with Even So providing Ger Lyons and Colin Keane with another classic success, this time in the Irish Oaks. France had some fantastic action too, with Ventura Tormenta and Persian King both securing wins at Group 2 and Group 1 company respectively in Chantilly.
A new week starts on Monday, with Market Rasen, Ayr, Gowran Park, Windsor and Ballinrobe keeping us busy throughout the day. We’ll have horse racing tips for every meeting on site. If you’re looking for some bigger priced fancies, then stick around, as I’m hoping to add recent success, where a 40/1 (Big Les) and 33/1 (Harold Shand) winners have headlined the series!
3.20pm Ayr – Exchequer (50/1)
It’s still early days for Exchequer, who has run ten times in his career thus far, with only four of those coming for Lucinda Russell. He was having his first start since October when showing promise over the mile at Hamilton, travelling extremely well into the mile contest before weakening in the final furlong.
He drops back to seven furlongs today, which should suit on that evidence, and he now has the advantage of race fitness under his belt. Seven pounds lower in the handicap, he’s got excellent claims of outrunning his odds.
5.30pm Windsor – The Warrior (20/1)
A dual winner at Lingield in the winter months, The Warrior wasn’t disgraced in two starts last month at Kempton, latterly when getting going too late over the mile. He remains only a pound above his last winning rating and makes his first turf start since July 2019.
His turf record certainly isn’t stellar, but his current rating makes him impossible to ignore, especially given his recent positive runs on the Synthetic surfaces. Georgia Dobie claims five pounds and he’s one to take very seriously at the prices.
6.15pm Ballinrobe – Mustang Bullitt (25/1)
Showing ability in two of his three starts last term, Mustang Bullitt should come into his own now he’s sent handicapping by Augustine Leahy. His best effort in maidens came over today’s distance, finishing sixth in an above-average field at Tipperary.
He runs on better ground for the first time today, which is a potential source of improvement, as is a lowly mark of 65 for his handicap bow. Paddy Harnett removes a further four pounds and it would be no surprise to see him take a huge step forward today on his seasonal return.