The weather might be doom and gloom, but Monday’s racing can help brighten our spirits! There are five meetings to look forward too, including Leicester, Plumpton, Wolverhampton, Dundalk and Kempton.
I’ll be focusing on those horses you may not have even considered, hiding at the bottom of the market. With lots of competitive action, it leaves plenty of value to be found! You can find my bigger priced fancies below.
12:45 Plumpton – Old Times (25/1)
The market is dominated by a pair of horses coming from top yards, meaning every other runner in the field is an each-way price. With three places up for grabs, it really helps the case for OLD TIMES.
She ran well in a Dromahane Point to Point back in November and wasn’t entirely disgraced in a bumper at Newton Abbot last month. She looked in desperate need of the run and today’s extra distance is another big positive.
Toby Lawes’ mare looks just the type to improve for this stiffer test and going over obstacles. Those beyond the front two carry modest form into this and if she does improve for those factors as expected, a place is surely within range at the very least.
4.10 Wolverhampton – Baroness Rachael (28/1)
She’s been a shade disappointing thus far, but BARONESS RACHAEL is a very interesting contender for David Evans in the penultimate race of the afternoon. She showed some ability over the summer months, including a fourth at Lingfield where she stayed on late over seven furlongs.
Both her handicap runs have been way below that standard, still looking green on handicap debut at Kempton before proving too keen at Newcastle subsequently. She’s now thrown into a modest looking contest and stepping up in trip is no bad thing.
There’s enough stamina in the pedigree to suggest she’ll get the distance and she may have needed that recent Newcastle run. If she’s able to build on that in a weak affair, she looks a very big price.
4.20 Dundalk – Mirage More (50/1)
It’s far too early to give up on Mirage More, who ran a very pleasing race on debut at Limerick back in July. She disappointed at the same venue since, simply luckless over course and distance last time.
She was checked in her run on multiple occasions, seemingly not showing her true running as a result. There seems to be plenty of ability under the hood, but she needs everything to fall right.
Those with form don’t set a high bar in this contest and she has the advantage of Adam Farragher claiming seven pounds off her back. With a clear passage and a return to that debut form, she’s a strong form contender.