With British horse racing making its long-awaited return to action on Monday afternoon for the first time since March 17th, all eyes will be on what should be an action-packed meeting at Newcastle from behind closed doors.
On that note, for those of you who are looking to mark British horse racing’s return with a flutter, we have searched across a stacked line-up and found you a couple of noteworthy tips that are worth keeping an eye out for on Monday.
13:35 PM – Newcastle – Race 2
For our opening Tip of the Day, we mark the British horse racing return by looking at the Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Class 4 contest.
Despite being held up by a knee problem last year, there is no doubt that MUTASAAMY stands out as one of the most notable prospects at Newcastle. Last seen at Kempton back on August 5th when picking up the victory over STORMBOMBER by two and a half lengths, trainer Roger Varian really has a talent on his hands. Expected to rise through the ranks as a four-year-old, MUTASAAMY certainly marks a return to action as a cut above the rest of the field on Monday afternoon.
Elsewhere, for those of you looking for an outside pick, DANCIN BOY (20/1 with Betfair) won in eye-catching fashion on his comeback last year and is a noteworthy outsider.
17:05 PM – Newcastle – Race 8
For our second Tip of the Day, we take a look at the Betway Handicap Class 3 meeting and one four-year-old who rightfully opens Monday’s race as a standout pick with the bookmakers.
Seen as a real star for owner Sir Michael Stoute, ALIGNAK, the son of SEA THE STARS, really burst onto the scene last May when chasing home HUMANITARIAN and securing a second-place finish. Last seen at Kempton a tad over eight months ago, ALIGNAK picked up a maiden victory on a similar track after beating NOBLE MUSIC by four and a half lengths and gained a string of admirers in doing so.
With jokey Oisin Murphy declaring himself as “super fit” ahead of a return to action on Monday evening, it appears that ALIGNAK should have too much for what is a competitive field at Newcastle.