We have a bumper day of action on Monday. It won’t be a slow start to the week, with no less than six meetings being hosted up and down the country.
If you’re looking for some adventurous prices, I’ve gone hunting for some big catches and can present to you Monday’s Outsiders!
2.05 Thirsk – Just Jean (40/1)
After just five starts, the best is surely yet to come from Just Jean. Micky Hammond’s charge has shown ability in those five runs to date, including a debut second at Ripon. She was having her first run for 303 days when returning at Thirsk last time, where she was given a considerate ride.
She travelled well into the contest but had nowhere to go for almost all of the straight. Andrew Mullen tried to weave a passage but was blocked at every avenue, finding space with just half a furlong left to run.
She hit the line strongly and is entitled to step up massively on that given the length of absence. Two pounds lower in the weights and still thoroughly unexposed, there is plenty to like about her chances.
4.10 Wolverhampton – Libertine Belle (50/1)
She disappointed on debut at Windsor back in June, but Libertine Belle can surely offer more on her second career outing. Bought for 9,000gns as a yearling, she’s a daughter of Helmet who is closely related to Group 3 winner Monarch’s Glen.
A lot of her pedigree is geared towards speed and the six to seven-furlong distance should prove optimal for her with time. She showed a hint of promise before weakening away, but she should have learned plenty from that introduction.
Switching to the All-Weather could certainly help matters and Wolverhampton’s track may play more to her strengths. This is a weak looking contest and it would be disappointing if she was unable to build on that debut effort.
4.55 Lingfield – Light Of Air (20/1)
Currently four pounds below his last winning rating, Light Of Air clearly sits on a dangerous mark. A no-show in his first two starts of 2020, there was plenty more to like about his recent sixth over eleven furlongs here.
Held up at the back throughout the contest, he travelled well throughout before being outpaced on the bend, losing four lengths as a result. Once given his cue down the straight, he made up some late ground to finish a never-nearer sixth.
It’s still early days for Anna Gibson as a jockey and she claims a valuable seven pounds off his back. Two pounds lower in the ratings and running for a yard in great form, he’s got a big chance if granted the strong pace he craves.