The new week starts off in style on Sky Sports Racing with three big meetups from Wolverhampton, Windsor and Ripon.
Ripon 7.45 – King Eagle betting debut before the match against Gibside
Course and distance winners Gibside maybe also the heartbeat of five people will post for Ripon Races Director Cup Market (7.45pm) at Ripon on Monday.
Tim Easterby’s gelding took advantage of some lenient handicaps to put in some good performances for relationships including winning here in his penultimate game.
Time Test’s three-year-old son tried his hand at the fourth grade level at the next York, doing well to place fourth.
His main rival on paper seems to be Michael Bell King Eaglea half-brother with a useful handicap Magic morning.
He showed little in his first two games but a run seemed to have made all the difference as he ran well in his most recent game at Chelmsford, finishing fifth.
His smash is an Oaks winner, so this step up in the trip to a mile and a half at handicap launch should help.
Keith Dalgleish trained by Keith Belle Of Annandale didn’t win in 10 starts but showed a lot of promise during the one-and-a-half mile trip, twice finding only one too good in Thirsk.
Windsor 7.05 – Gaius looks like it’s going to end the nasty run
Gaius had disappointing relationships in nine career starts and three-year-old Havana Gold was still a teenager despite running with credits and finishing in the first three of his last six starts .
Richard Hannon’s pony got his nose touched last time and will hope to break his duck in Racing League On Sky Sports Racing Handicap (7.05).
Gaius’ hopes to prolong his winless streak would be Chief Tartan. Paul & Oliver Cole’s pony has won the championship twice, including winning at Windsor last season.
He has been thrown into two decent handicaps so far this season and has failed to land a shot but has now fallen into calmer waters, which could make all the difference.
Wolverhampton 2.45 – Hill interesting saddle Mutaany
Coach Charlie Hills will hope the two-year-old is enjoyable Mutaany can record his first win in Follow AtTheRaces on Twitter EBF novice stakes at Wolverhampton.
Son of the Invincible God, Jim Crowley’s mount for owner Shadwell, has been off the track for two months after noticing Marbaan was too good during his most recent warm-up at Nottingham.
That day’s winner went on to establish himself as a potential star, winning twice more at Salisbury and in the Classic Two-Stakes Group at the Goodwood Festival.
To put it simply on that form, Mutaany should be hard to beat, but face some promising underdogs from the top pitches.
These include George Boughey’s Powerful speedwho made his new-field debut with two runs in Curragh under Adrian Murray’s care.
Two-year-old Richard Hannon is always worth looking back on and Starnberg brought stable form after placing third and second in the first two starts.
Watch every race from Ripon, Windsor and Wolverhampton live on Sky Sports Racing on Monday, August 8