Horse Racing betting: Tom Lee's Windsor meeting tips


Unibet clients who snapped up prices in the region of 20/1 about the Aidan O'Brien-trained Galileo filly Marvellous for Friday week's Investec Oaks were on cloud nine after Sunday's Irish 1,000 Guineas, as the Ballydoyle commander in chief bagged a stunning 30th Irish Classic, with his sixth win to date in the Curragh feature.

Those punters will be purring as she is now third favourite for next week's Epsom Classic just behind Dermot Weld's Tarfasha, with the Unibet oddsmakers prepared to lay us 6/1 that she emulates another O'Brien inmate Imagine, who netted the Guineas en-route to her 2001 Oaks triumph. 

More immediately, there's a bumper bank holiday eight race card to look forward to at Royal Windsor this afternoon, and with a mixture of maidens and some tricky handicaps there's plenty to get stuck in to...

A quick call put in to Clerk of the Course Jeff Green revealed the rain is taking its toll on the ground with his official description currently Good to Soft (Soft in places), and there's a very real chance that could change to Soft by the time they kick off at 2.00pm.

Needless to say we'll have to invest accordingly, and in the extended Class 5 0-75 mile handicap at 3.00pm in-form Mick Channon's lightly weighted Jersey Brown looks an ideal candidate to get us on the scoresheet.

A daughter of Marju, this is just a sixth career start for a likeable filly who recorded her best display to date when chasing home Lady Marl over course and distance just a fortnight ago.

Vitally that came on Soft ground, and with that experience under her belt she can go close again in receipt of weight from all but Glebe Spririt in a field of 11.

Channon has been firing in the winners of late, with eight more added to his tally in the last 14 days, and Jersey Brown looks a tempting price at 6/1 each way with Unibet to keep the hot spell going for his West Ilsley stable. 

Just over an hour later there's a Class 4 0-85 five furlong sprint on the menu, in which Michael Bell's Piazon looks an obvious candidate to get the job done.

Promisingly Piazon is re-united today with talented apprentice Louis Steward, who guided him home in front at Yarmouth on April 21st - the only time the pair have combined.

On Good ground the duo saw off the Stuart Williams-trained Nova Champ, with the second horse that day doing his bit for the form by winning at Newmarket less than a fortnight later. 

Will Piazon handle today's more testing surface? It looks highly likely...

After a slow start he ran a corker at Nottingham the time before on Soft, finishing second in a race where the third, fourth and fifth - One Boy, Skye's The Limit and Scarborough - have all won since!

Piazon couldn't follow up at York 10 days ago, but suffered interference in-running and didn't get involved. 

However, with the markets speaking in Piazon's favour, Steward back aboard and Bell very much in the groove after the win of Hot Mustard at Yarmouth on Friday, the 5/2 with Unibet looks the way to go.

Good luck!

 

Monday's best bets at Windsor:

3.00 - 11 Jersey Brown (each way)

4.10 - 1 Piazon (win)