A new week of racing kicks off on Monday with three meetings. Musselburgh, Ludlow and Wolverhampton are on the docket, and we’ll have horse racing tips for all three. That includes a NAP of the Day, of which we rattled off a strong sequence with in November.
Musselburgh has been a happy hunting ground for Donald McCain in recent years. The Cheshire-based trainer holds a 23% strike-rate from 159 runners at the venue in the last five years and that equates to a level stakes profit of £44.44. He has three strong chances on Monday that equate to an 64-1 accumulator; find all the details below.
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The first of his chances is Collingham, who was a three-time winner on the flat in France for the Fabrice Vermeulen stable. Sent off at 8-11 for this stable/hurdling debut over course and distance last month, he made quick work of his rivals, quickening clear in the final 110 yards for a comfortable score.
That wasn’t the strongest of fields, but it was a pleasing performance and as a half-brother to five winners, including the 133-rated Chez Hans, he has the resume to go far as a juvenile hurdler. The only horse with course experience, he can put that to good use under Brian Hughes.
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His second runner of the day bids for a hat-trick, as Minella Plus arrives after a pair of victories. He started his sequence over course and distance, getting off the mark at the second attempt over hurdles, adding to his tally with a facile score at Catterick last time.
He now steps into handicaps off an opening mark of 121 and on the evidence of his novice form, that mark is certainly in range. A return to Musselburgh should be in his favour and back at two miles, he has a good chance of completing the three-timer under that man once again, Brian Hughes.
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He has a modest strike-rate over hurdles and is winless since August 2020, but Finisk River is on a good mark and should relish a drop in grade. He returned to hurdling at Cheltenham last time and posted a huge performance, finishing third off today’s rating of 121.
Coming from a mile back, he stayed on to good effect and pulled a long way clear of the fourth, which gives a strong look to the form. Theo Gillard claims three pounds and at this lower level, he can surely play a leading role.
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