Windsor Races Betting: Tom Lee's Monday June 29 Meeting Tips

The hard working folks at Windsor Racecourse will sleep well tonight, as they conclude a three day meeting with this evening's seven race card, due to kick off at 6.00pm.

With temperatures set to peak at 24 degrees this afternoon and the ground given as Good (Good to Firm in places) there can be few complaints from trainers or spectators alike, with a dry forecast since 1.7mm of rain fell prior to racing yesterday, injecting a little bit of welcome moisture into the running surface.

So, what are the ingredients to kick-off the week with a winner?

The Unibet odds compilers have chalked up an eye-catchingly competitive book on the mile and a quarter Anne-Marie Smith 50th Birthday Celebration Handicap at 7.30pm, a Class 4 event which has attracted a field of 12 runners.

They make one of the four-year-olds favourite, putting in Clive Cox's Tears Of The Sun as market leader after a decent run when second here last time out.

To be fair the handicapper paid him a compliment by nudging him up two pounds for his exploits that day, but he was outpaced late on, and it could be that something displaying a decisive turn of foot is able to outmanoeuvre him again here, with fellow four-year-old Craftsmanship the pick to do so.

In-form trainer Robert Eddery will know that his Mastercraftsman gelding loves it at Windsor, winning over tonight's course and distance last time out.

He also won here in October over an extended mile, but with his stable going great guns and more to come at this trip he can continue to progress.

If successful he'd be a third winner in just five runners for his stable, an eventuality Unibet will lay you a standout 11/2 about.

Half an hour later we'll try and punish them for their generosity once again, sizing up the industry best price 5/1 available about Brendan Powell's runner Nellies Quest in the mile and a half Imperium Building Systems Fillies' Handicap at 8.00pm.

She looks the value in what doesn't jump off the page as the strongest of contests, having posted some strong efforts in a low grade over hurdles and on the level in recent weeks.

It'll be interesting to see what tactics are employed tonight, as she tends to be much more aggressively ridden on the Flat than in National Hunt races, narrowly failing to make all when third at Haydock 18 days ago.

Either way, she's fit and in good form and will be partnered by Jenny Powell, successful on two of her last four rides, including 33/1 stunner Tempuran at Brighton last Tuesday.

Good luck!


Tonight's best best at Windsor:

7.30 - Anne-Marie Smith 50th Birthday Celebration Handicap - 2 Craftsmanship (win)

8.00 - Imperium Building Systems Fillies' Handicap - 2 Nellies Quest (win)