Windsor Races Betting: Tom Lee's Monday Meeting Tips


If the 2015 fixture list at Unibet-sponsored Windsor is like an ice cream, then the final fling which is three October Mondays are surely the equivalent of the lump of milk chocolate found inside a Walls Feast, a last flourish which puts the seal on an already pleasurable experience.

Racing returns for three Mondays on the spin at the Berkshire venue following a short break, with the turf refreshed and the forecast favourable.

On this occasion eight races kicking off at 1.50pm feature Sunday's Arc winning jockey Frankie Dettori, and also contain some tricky maidens and a claimer to test punters' winner finding abilities, but there are also a couple of very inviting looking handicaps which look ripe for an investment, notably the extended 1m 3f Joe Britton Memorial at 4.00pm.

A Class 3 event for horses rated 0-90, the weights are headed by Ed Vaughan's Adventure Seeker, who has dipped from a mark of 100 after a quiet season, but who finished a superb second in a 24 runner heritage handicap at Newmarket 12 months ago.

There's also Ralph Beckett's Albert Bridge, winner of a ladies' amateur riders' handicap at Newbury in August, but the suggestion is the progressive hat-trick seeker Sweet P.

Two from two this season, the Sir Percy filly struck here at Windsor under today's rider Louis Steward in July, and then stuck her neck out gamely to win at Newcastle later the same month, when ridden by Royston Ffrench.

Stamina is guaranteed, she has proven she can win fresh, and Steward's three pound claim helps negate the four pound rise in the weights earned for her victory in the north east.

She can make it two from two at Windsor and three from three for the campaign.

Later in the day, Start Time could be too hot for his rivals to handle in the 0-85 extended mile handicap (5.05pm).

The royal blue of Godolphin enjoyed a one-two in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp on Sunday courtesy of Ultra and Cymric, and those distinctive silks could be seen to good effect again here.

This Invincible Spirit gelding benefitted from the experience of a couple of placed efforts at Brighton when cosily winning his maiden at Thirsk last time out, eased down by Kevin Stott to record a two and a half-length margin of victory.

The form of that victory has been repeatedly boosted, with the third home that day Tafteesh subsequently winning at Salisbury, fourth Bobby's Babe scoring at Ripon, and fifth Percy Street going in at Pontefract.

Start Time begins his life in handicaps off a reasonable looking mark of 82, and second career win may be in the offing.

 

Good luck!

Monday's best bets at Windsor:

4.00 - Joe Britton Memorial Handicap - 8 Sweet P (win)  

5.05 - R J Clyde Builders Nursery Handicap - 2 Start Time (win)