Windsor Races Betting: Tom Lee's Monday Meeting Tips

A bumper seven race card at Windsor this evening ensures there's no post-July Meeting hangover for punters and racing fans alike, as we simply swap one of Britain's best loved summer venues for another.

The three days that have just gone by on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border weren't short on highlights, with Unibet's very own answer to Tom Cruise, the firm's PR henchman Ed Nicholson, on hand to dish out the gongs at Newmarket after Thursday's prestigious, televised £70,000 Unibet Handicap.

Nicholson, resplendent in a sharp Bond villain style suit and shades, was on hand to welcome trainer Mark Johnston and jockey William Buick onto the podium, after an emphatic front-running display from three-year-old son of Cape Cross, Resonant.

The front-runner returned at a generous 12/1 on the day, the exact same price the eagle-eyed traders at Unibet Towers will lay you about him following up in the Goodwood Mile in a couple of weeks time.

Also looking ahead to Glorious Goodwood on the back of what happened on the July Course, the firm now make Tropics their 12/1 market leader for the Stewards Cup after his gallant effort in defeat in the July Cup, while Sole Power is put in at 6/1 to win another Nunthorpe at York in August after his bold showing in the same race. 

Before then we need to try and regain the winning thread at Windsor however, and with another nod to what took place at Newmarket over the weekend, we'll place our confidence in the bang in-form Charles Hills team supplying the winner of the extended mile Trailfinders Worldwide Cruise Holidays Fillies' Handicap in Rosslare.

It seems hard to recall now, but Hills went a month without a winner earlier this year, expressing his frustration as opportunities went begging, much to the irritation of one of Lambourn's best trainers.

Not so now though, as after a July Meeting which yielded a valuable handicap win for Magical Memory, he can also raise a glass to another Group 1 scalp, thanks to sprinting revelation Muhaarar arriving just in time to deny Tropics in Saturday's feature.

Newmarket Races : News Photo

As thrillers go that photo finish was about as thrilling as they get, with bookies at Newmarket peeping through gaps in their fingers as the result was announced, praying it was Tropics rather than the heavily punted Muhaarar who would be revealed as the winner.

Hills was understandably cock-a-hoop afterwards, and there have to be high hopes Rosslare can keep the party going this evening.

She showed huge improvement from some tame previous efforts when winning her maiden 15 days ago, overcoming signs of inexperience to make all.

This'll be harder as she tastes handicap company for the first time, but she has the course form, and maybe just as importantly is getting weight from in-form rivals who have already been punished by the handicapper for previous exploits, notably Edge Of Heaven who has risen 16 pounds for winning two on the bounce.

Half an hour later, we'll dip in for a bit more 'girl power', with Ralph Beckett's New Approach filly L'Ingenue the pick against the boys in the extended 1m 3f Trailfinders For All your Travel Needs Handicap (8.30pm).

Windsor Races : News Photo

Just like Hills, Beckett was toasting a winner at Newmarket on Saturday after Maxwell called 'House' in the mile and a half handicap, and he'll have high hopes of similarly continuing the winning run.

L'Ingenue has attracted strong market support every time she has run, easily rewarding followers at Lingfield in early May, before finishing all at sea at Chester at the end of the same month.

Not seen since, she was reported distressed post-race last time out, but with a revitalising break in the bank the hope is she can pick up where she left off at Lingfield.

Good luck!


This evening's best bets at Windsor:

8.00 - Trailfinders Worldwide Cruise Holidays Fillies' Handicap - 5 Rosslare (win) 

8.30 - Trailfinders For All your Travel Needs Handicap - 2 L'Ingenue (win)