It’s a bonanza of racing action on Monday, with seven meetings to look forward too! Pontefract, Windsor, Hexham, Limerick, Tramore, Market Rasen and Kempton all host racing on a day that simply keeps on giving.
We’ll have horse racing tips for all the action, including a NAP of the Day! I’ll be focusing on Pontefract, however, as one jockey and trainer combination has enjoyed a great start to the year at the venue. You can find out all the details below!
The partnership in question is Clifford Lee and Karl Burke, who landed a double at Pontefract earlier this month. Both Bickerstaffe and Spycatcher obliged for them, landing a 5/1 double in the process.
The double on Monday would pay 13-1 (at the time of writing) and given the recent form of both Burke and Lee, you’ll be wanting to pay close attention to these runners.
1.00 Pontefract – Come Quick
Just the four starters in this novice event and Come Again looks to have very strong claims. An already gelded son of Es Que Love, he’s a brother to six-furlong two-year-old winner Second Love. He’s also a half-brother to three winners in the US, so this faster surface should play right into his hands.
With just the three rivals, this is a great place for him to start and on paper, he’s the one with the flashiest pedigree. Drawn best of all for this five-furlong sprint, he has an excellent chance to draw first blood for Burke’s juveniles in 2021.
4.00 Pontefract – Alba De Tormes
It’ll be a three-hour wait for the second runner, but Alba De Tormes has a great chance of ending the day on a high. He shed his maiden tag at the fourth attempt on the All-Weather at Newcastle in March, making all in good fashion. He was given a soft lead, but he displayed a very willing attitude and proved the run was no fluke at Redcar last time.
Not having things all his own way, he set a contested pace and was only collared in the final half a furlong, beaten just half a length. He’s edged up three pounds for that, but he’s evidently improving and has been drawn on the plastic in stall one. In a smaller field than last time, Lee should be able to dictate matters and if he’s allowed to do just that, he’ll be a tough horse to pass.
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