Windsor Races betting: Tom Lee's Monday evening tips

It may be Bastille Day in France but there's plenty to celebrate closer to home, with another excellent Monday night fixture at Unibet-sponsored Windsor to get stuck into...

They kick off at 6.00pm with a lightning quick five furlong apprentice handicap, a contest in which the Dave Evans-trained Dark Lane could well be the answer .

The eight-year-old - a multiple winner in the past - missed out at Chepstow on Friday by the width of a cigarette paper - headed on the line with the race seemingly in the bag.

With ground on the quick side of Good he lines up here on the same mark (60), maintaining his partnership with Hollie Doyle.

A winner off ratings as high as 75, there's no disputing this is an in-form horse handicapped to return to the winner's enclosure, lining up in a suitable looking race, with conditions ideal.

 All things considered, the industry-wide best price of 4/1 with Unibet looks appealing.

We'll save the best for last though, with the final race on the card - a 10 furlong 0-65 handicap run at 9.00pm - featuring another likely lad looking to gain compensation after narrowly missing out last time in the shape of the Lydia Pearce-trained Minstrel Lad.

Bang in-form after going in a Leicester, he couldn't quite reel in Elizabeth Coffee at Yarmouth last time out, but returns after a 41-day break off just a three pounds higher mark.

Hopefully that's done him the world of good, and this looks the ideal race, with ground to suit and a decent early pace almost guaranteed.

Unibet will accommodate you at an each-way price of 13/2.

Good luck!


Tonight's best bets at Windsor:

6.00 - Apprentice Handicap - 9 Dark Lane (win)

9.00 - Thyssenkrupp Aerospace Cup Handicap - 5 Minstrel Lad (each way)