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Horse Racing Tips: NAP, Next Best And Outsider To Follow At Today's Fixtures

Robert Mann

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Horse Racing Tips: NAP, Next Best And Outsider To Follow At Today's Fixtures

With just two days to go, the countdown to York's star-studded Dante Festival has officially begun.

Racing fans will be pleased to know, however, that there are six fixtures to enjoy on Monday with races at Ffos Las, Catterick, Lingfield, Killarney, Windsor and Southwell.

And as the build-up to York's three-day spectacle continues, our horse racing expert Robert Mann has selected his three best bets for the day to help build your kitty for the event.

There are six meetings to choose from on Monday
There are six meetings to choose from on Monday

With six stacked cards to choose from, there's a mix of jumps, flat and all-weather racing to satisfy all tastes - with Monday's racing kicking off from 1pm at Ffos Las and finishing at Southwell at 8.20pm.

Monday's nap is fresh from an emphatic success at Ripon and looks to have fine claims of winning again as it bids to complete a quick-fire hat-trick at Catterick this afternoon.

NAP (best bet)

Catterick 4.30

Tip: Let Me Be 11/10

Let Me Be stands out as a thriving sort in this line-up and is in prime position to notch a third win inside a fortnight here.

The 5lb penalty on top of a revised mark should, in theory, make it difficult for the son of Gale Force Ten in his bid for a quick-fire hat-trick after scoring at Ripon last time out.

But the Keith Dalgleish-trained five-year-old looks more than well equipped for this race - having won two bumpers in soft ground conditions, so the going shouldn't be an issue this afternoon.

Next best

Killarney 5.10

Tip: Darver Star 7/4

Darver Star has finished out the back in his last three races, but they were all at Grade One level - and it is reasonable to assume that he can enjoy himself in his company.

Gavin Cromwell's nine-year-old veteran switched back to hurdling during the Punchestown Festival to contest the Grade One Champion Hurdle, but could make no impression as a 100/1 chance behind the imperious Honeysuckle.

The peak of his novice chasing career came when runner-up in a Grade One novice chase at Leopardstown over Christmas.

If the former Champion Hurdle third runs anywhere near his hurdle mark of 155, then he should be very hard to beat today.

Outsider

Catterick 2.15

Tip: Ooh La Lah 7/1

Aided by the switch to handicaps, Ooh La Lah - who has had just three starts - could be about to get her act together this season.

The daughter of Champs Elysees seemingly improved when chase home the long odds-on Lady G upped to this trip in a Thirsk novice in September.

She has been handed what looks a fair mark for this handicap debut and, if fully tuned-up following a seven-month break, she could very well be the answer.

Ooh La Lah is the daughter of Champs Elysees, who also sired a previous 1,000 Guineas winner in Billesdon Brook
Ooh La Lah is the daughter of Champs Elysees, who also sired a previous 1,000 Guineas winner in Billesdon Brook

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Topics: tips, Horse Racing

Robert Mann
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