Monday Tips

A sunny evening at Windsor Racecourse on May 23, 2016.
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Keith Hamer heads to Windsor for his best bet of the day on Monday - he has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Escapability can unlock his first victory at the 11th attempt in the Watch Sky Sport Racing HD Sky 414 Handicap at Windsor.

The Excelebration gelding started his career in Ireland, first with Michael Halford and then with Jessica Harrington, and has

done enough in two runs for Alan King to suggest he can make his mark.

Fourth on his debut at Kempton in February was not bad, and he stepped up on that to finish second to Ranch Hand at Southwell.

Escapability was sent off favourite that day but was probably just found by the mile and a half.

A drop back to a mile and a quarter on Monday - over which he was second at Doncaster in October - can see the four-year-old get his head in front.

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Durston ran well when placed in both his races as a juvenile, and is one to consider in the Watch Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Maiden Stakes.

David Simcock's colt by Sea The Moon will have no trouble getting the mile and a quarter, having made his debut over that distance at Bath in October before finishing runner-up over an extended mile at Nottingham.

Mokammal looks a cast-iron bet to get off the mark in the Come To Ladies Day - 31st August Novice Median Auction Stakes at Wolverhampton.

Sir Michael Stoute's charge made a decent debut when beaten two lengths by Estihdaaf at Leicester in October.

The form is good, because the winner went on to land the Group Three UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan.

Brodie Hampson and Archie Watson are a persuasive combination, and they may team up for success with Lafilia in the closing Happy Retirement Lesley Gross Amateur Riders' Handicap.

The four-year-old outran her odds at Redcar three weeks ago, on only her second run for the stable after arriving from Germany, and further improvement may be forthcoming up in trip again.

Sir Ottoman has been running consistently of late and and can keep up the good work with victory in the Bloomfields Horse Boxes Handicap at Southwell.

Ivan Furtado's six-year-old has won one of his last three starts and been a close second in the other two. He has gone up only 3lb for those efforts at Kempton, and looks to have strong claims as long as he can handle this surface.

The David Evans-trained Bond Angel was an emphatic three-length winner over Majestic Moon here, and the four-year-old can defy a 5lb rise in the Horse Racing Free Bets At Handicap.

Reasoned ran a eye-catching race when beaten only two and a quarter lengths in sixth place behind Melrose Way at Pontefract recently, and James Eustace looks to have found a decent opportunity for the filly in the 'Irish Day' @thirskraces Saturday 18th May Maiden Auction Stakes at Thirsk.

Trevithick has been just touched off in his last two outings at Newcastle after scoring there in January.

Bryan Smart's four-year-old can return to winning ways on the same track in the Handicap.


NAAS: 4.40 Funny Little Ways, 5.15 Hiella, 5.50 Andre Amar, 6.20 Intense Romance, 6.50 Zuenoon, 7.20 My Lark, 7.50 Belle Cora, 8.20 Jack Yeats.

NEWCASTLE: 2.20 Scuzeme, 2.50 Strive For Glory, 3.20 Thawry, 3.55 Zabeel Star, 4.25 Trevithick, 5.00 Lord North, 5.30 Skyva.

SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Zorro's Girl, 2.40 Littledidyouknow, 3.10 Lennybe, 3.45 Bond Angel, 4.15 Sir Ottoman, 4.45 Ranch Hand, 5.20 Thecornishbarron.

THIRSK: 5.05 Montalvan, 5.40 Desert Lion, 6.10 Reasoned, 6.40 Wall Of Sapphire, 7.10 Pennsylvania Dutch, 7.40 Buckland Boy, 8.10 Sfumato.

WINDSOR: 4.55 Painted Dream, 5.25 Kuwait Direction, 6.00 Porto Ferro, 6.30 ESCAPABILITY (NAP), 7.00 Durston, 7.30 Persian Sun, 8.00 Culture.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.00 Sister Of The Sign, 2.30 Second Collection, 3.00 Gabrial The Giant, 3.30 Birch Grove, 4.05 Warning Light, 4.35 Mokammal, 5.10 Lafilia.

DOUBLE: Escapability and Mokammal.

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