Tom Lee's Windsor Races Tips: Back Mia San Triple & Lady Kyllar Double For Jamie Spencer


A sunny bank holiday Monday on the banks of the Thames at picturesque Windsor Racecourse...

Throw in the chance of winning a few quid, and it doesn't sound the worst option!

They kick off at 1.05pm for today's eight race fixture, with the ground set to ride on the fast side of Good - Clerk of the Course Jeff Green is currently giving it as Good to Firm. 

Hopefully that will be perfect for in-form Newmarket trainer Jeremy Noseda's Mia San Triple to bounce back to winning ways, as the Invincible Spirit filly gets ready to line up in the first division of the 0-85 Handicap at 1.40pm.

Her stable have struck with two of their last six representatives, and rely here on a decent filly who simply seems to save her best for Windsor, recording form figures at the track last summer of 1, 1, 2. 

Hopefully that healthy strike-rate can improve further here, in a race where key rivals Eleusis and Links Drive Lady would've preferred a good bit more rain to have arrived to boost their respective chances.

Hopefully there'll be no such problems for Mia San Triple, who returns to her favourite venue with Jamie Spencer booked, and back down to a healthier handicap mark after a couple of quiet efforts on the all-weather in February. 

Unibet will lay their customers a rock solid 3/1

Just 35 minutes later, in the second division of the 0-85 Handicap (2.15pm), I'm hoping the one that has slipped through the Unibet odds compilers' net is 7/1 shot Quiet Warrior.

He lines up in a race where Smidgen has to prove he can match his all-weather form on the turf, Bushcraft has to prove sharp enough to defy a 625-day absence, and connections of Kinglami would've surely have been praying for a huge downpour to soften the ground. 

Lest we forget, Quiet Warrior comes from a shrewd stable and has been sent off favourite or joint favourite in two of his last three runs.

The fact he hasn't fired on those two occasions means the handicapper has cut him a bit of slack, so much so in fact that he's now merely a pound higher than when winning over today's trip at Leicester last June. 

Top pilot Martin Harley was on board that day, and gets the leg-up this afternoon for the first time since. 

The ground won't be an issue for this race-fit Kodiac gelding, and on a day where the market has ignored him he can show why the money was down when we last saw him nine days ago.

Back him each way.

Last but not least, on a day where Jamie Spencer will hopefully already have bagged a winner with Mia San Triple, and on a day where he has a fascinating ride for champion National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls in the shape of Tercel in the 4.00pm race, let's hope he has further cause to celebrate dodging retirement last season by netting another winner with in-form Lady Kyllar in the lucky last (5.05pm).

She qualified for a mark of just 63 with three runs in maidens last season, two of them coming at Windsor, and immediately set about making a mockery of that opening figure in handicaps this season, zooming clear in the latter stages under Spencer at Wolverhampton, when backed into 10/11 favouritism 45 days ago. 

Unsurprisingly the handicapper took a dim view, shunting her up nine pounds to a perch of 72, but if she turns up in the same mood then it's unlikely to stop her. 

Are her stable in form? 

Very much so. Newmarket handler George Margarson is a big character with a massive sense of humour, and you'd well imagine he's been smiling of late after seeing two of his last six runners successfully fly the flag for his operation. 

Unibet will lay you 5/2  about Lady Kyllar and her rider making it two from two for the campaign. Good luck!

 

Monday's best bets at Windsor:

1.40 - Totepool Racing's Biggest Supporter Handicap (Div I) - 6 Mia San Triple (win) @ 3/1

2.15 - Totepool Racing's Biggest Supporter Handicap (Div II) - 5 Quiet Warrior (each way) @ 7/1 

5.05 - Totepool Handicap - 2 Lady Kyllar (win) @ 5/2