Today’s Horse Racing Preview & Tips, Monday 23rd May 2016

Today’s Horse Racing Preview & Tips, Monday 23rd May 2016

Now Or Nava

Today’s UK action takes place at Ayr, Carlisle, Leicester and Windsor. Ayr’s first race (2.00) is a 1m 2f maiden, with 6 runners set to start. With an official rating of 90, Navajo War Dance might have to sing for his supper if he can’t win this. He finished 2nd at Newbury on 2 occasions and can have no excuses with today’s ground. Torremar has performed reasonably well and should occupy the remaining place position. As for the others, King Julien is probably a little better than his 8th-place finish at Windsor would suggest. It’s certainly not the strongest race spectators at this great racecourse will have ever seen.

The 4.45 adds a little respectability to today’s card at Ayr. Erik The Red has the form in the book, but he’s now 10lb higher than when victory was last tasted. Treasury Notes win at Ripon was all the more impressive, due to problems encountered in-running. a 5lb hike looks like it can be overcome, although Margaret’s Mission does appear to be returning to form.

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Gordon’s Gal To Gallop Home

Leicester’s card begins with a brace of 2-year-old contests, the first scheduled for 2.15. Masquerade Bling finished 2nd, on debut at Brighton and even though the form doesn’t look too clever, Cam Hardie’s mount is preferred to Global Revival. Angel’s Acclaim arrives with a decent pedigree, as does Equity, but Baby Gal looks the value here. The Royal Applause filly should appreciate the longer trip and Josephine Gordon (who claims 5lb) is in sensational nick. The 2.45 features Dr Julius No, Golden Slam, King Of Spades, Golden Guest and Top Hatter.

Tropical Rock can build on a commendable 3rd place at Ascot, by winning the 5.45 at Windsor. Barrington, Rising Eagle, Super Julius, Irish Melody and Nicky Baby look the most-likely challengers. There’s Listed action at 7.15, with 10 runners contesting the Leisure Stakes. Tropics won the 2015 renewal and Strath Burn, The Tin Man, Baccarat and Naadirr are amongst today’s favourites. There’s also evening racing at Carlisle, with Graham Gibbons on-board the useful-looking Bargain Buy in the 8.05.

Irish, French & South African Action

Over in Ireland there are 8 races, beginning at 5.25 with a 2m maiden hurdle. Willie Mullins’ Let’s Dance looks certain to go-off as the strongly-backed favourite. The Prix de l’Avre and Prix de Pontarmé (both Listed) top the bill at Saint-Cloud, while at Bordeaux-Le Bouscat Al Fahida takes on Macha Allah in the G2 Prix Nefta. There’s just one meeting in South Africa and it takes place at Flamingo Park.

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Make sure to check out our weekly review of the best performances by apprentice jockeys last week in our Firing Apprentices – Young Jockeys In The Spotlight feature.

Today’s Picks


2.00 Navajo War Dance

2.30 Perfect Words

3.05 Mo Henry

3.40 Millefiori

4.15 Weapon Of Choice

4.45 Treasury Notes

5.15 Emblaze

Bet Ayr Now


6.35 Dolphin Rock

7.05 Medici Banchiere

7.35 Piazon

8.05 Bargain Buy

8.35 The Lynch Man

9.05 Encantar

Bet Carlisle Now


2.15 Baby Gal

2.45 King Of Spades

3.20 Faintly

3.55 Mutawaaly

4.30 Opal Tiara

5.00 Free One

5.30 Divisionist

6.00 The Happy Hammer

Bet Leicster Now


5.45 Tropical Rock

6.15 He’s My Cracker

6.45 Aldair

7.15 The Tin Man

7.45 Francisco

8.15 Rockspirit

8.45 Priors Brook

Bet Windsor Now


5.25 Ciao Cielo

5.55 Mystic Princess

6.25 Delegate

6.55 L’Attesa

7.25 Spring Forward

7.55 Glencairn View

8.25 Sunchyme

8.55 Cadeau Du Bresil

Bet Sligo Now


R1 Deitee

R2 Mahari

R3 Black Max

R4 La Courbette

R5 Meandre

R6 Upper House

R7 Twinkly

R8 All By Myself

Bet Saint Cloud Now


R1 Boos

R2 Burrows Saint

R3 Capchop

R4 Cookie D’Allen

R5 Shahnaz

R6 The Stomp

R7 Dance On The Hill

R8 Mabrooka

Bet Bordeaux Le Bouscat Now


R1 Morrie

R2 Silky Announce

R3 Bank Manager

R4 Jaguar

R5 Kingofmountain

R6 Heart Flower

R7 Trade Emblem

R8 Here We Are

R9 Secret Delight

Bet Flamingo Park Now

Today’s Horse Racing Preview & Tips, Monday 23rd May 2016
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