After landing a double last week, racing expert Tom Lee is back with more tips for the Unibet-sponsored Windsor meeting this evening…
A slate grey, drizzly day will do nothing to dampen the spirits of anyone heading to picturesque Windsor tonight, where the Monday night shenanigans at the Unibet-sponsored venue kick-off at 6.05pm.
The elements did their best to force a going change on Thursday, with a total of 13mm of rain recorded at the Berkshire course, but the going remains Good for this evening's action.
A claimer and a maiden as races one and two on the card mean it's a tricky start to proceedings, but there looks to be cause to reach for the readies at 7.05pm, when just three go to post for the £12,000 Weatherbys Private Banking Novice Stakes.
Two of them come from the Abergavenny stable of charismatic trainer David Evans, and the former window cleaner can help Unibet customers mop up, with his course and distance winner Silver Wings the choice to upset odds on favourite Soapy Aitken.
Silver Wings has to try and concede three pounds to his unbeaten Clive Cox-trained rival, but has solid prospects of doing so based on his excellent debut win here at Windsor, plus his creditable second in the Lily Agnes at Chester a fortnight ago.
That was a cracking run in defeat, and gives him the edge on experience.
Evans popped up with a 50/1 stunner at Salisbury on Thursday, and might have another winner to celebrate here.
Unibet will lay you 11/10 that Silver Wings bags a second career win.
An hour later it could be worth siding with another in-form trainer, as Lambourn-based David Lanigan saddles top weight Warrior Of Light in the mile and a half Keith Harte Bloodstock Handicap.
If there's a cat at his Kingsdown Stables then it must feeling pretty safe at present - Lanigan has rattled in three winners with his last nine runners, and an even more impressive two of his last four have done the business!
He arrives at one of his local tracks on a high, as a does Warrior Of Light who will be ready to roll tonight after an decent third at Doncaster 23 days ago.
He was staying on stoutly over a slightly shorter trip that day, suggesting that tonight's step back up in distance will be ideal.
Indeed, Warrior Of Light won over tonight's trip at Ffos Las last summer, and hasn't come to be rated 95 by mistake.
His recent run could give him an edge over key market rivals Black Shadow and Captain Morley, both of whom return from absences in excess of 200 days.
Tonight's best bets at Windsor:
7.05 - Weatherbys Private Banking Novice Stakes - 1 Silver Wings (win)
8.05 - Keith Harte Bloodstock Handicap - 1 Warrior Of Light (win)