Monday’s Racing Tips: Stay on the right side of Equity Law

 | Monday 24th June 2024, 8:24am

Monday 24th June 2024, 8:24am

Windsor Racecourse

The dust has settled on another enthralling Royal Ascot and there's a significantly quieter week awaits, starting with five meetings on Monday.

Monday's racing tips includes a runner for Andrew Balding who is lightly-raced and capable of further progress.

Monday's Racing Tips

  • 19:10 Windsor - Equity Law @ 6/4
  • 20:10 Windsor - Arch Legend @ 7/1
  • 17:00 Thirsk - Boldly @ 15/8

19:10 Windsor - Equity Law @ 6/4

There are several serious candidates in this race but it’s Andrew Balding’s EQUITY LAW who gets the nod. He has only had six starts to date and you would imagine that the best is still to come.

The son of Equiano got off the mark in a competitive three-year-old handicap at Sandown back in April and we haven’t seen him since.

Miaharris finished fourth that day and she went on to place in a French Group 3 on her latest start. Runner-up Shagraan also went well when fifth in the Palace Of Holyrood House at Ascot earlier this week.

Oisin Murphy takes the ride for his regular boss and he should be full of confidence off the back of a very successful Royal Ascot. Equity Law has been given a chance by the handicapper and a 3lb rise shouldn’t be too taxing.

Epsom Dash winner Dream Composer poses the biggest threat, as he has won off higher marks in the not-too-distant past, but the six-year-old doesn’t have any secrets from the handicapper.

Balding’s unexposed gelding is very lightly raced in handicap company and it would be dangerous to rule out further improvement.

20:10 Windsor - Arch Legend @ 7/1

ARCH LEGEND is one of two runners at the Berkshire track for Yorkshire-based Charlie Johnston at Windsor and a return to winning ways could be on the agenda for the three-year-old, who is also set to be ridden by Oisin Murphy.

Whilst John & Thady Gosden’s Lucentio is respected, there may not be much room for manoeuvre with a mark of 76 and Arch Legend is a very viable alternative.

He absolutely bolted up when winning by give lengths at Wolverhampton last month and appeared to have any amount in hand. Making all the running that day, he powered clear to win by a wide margin, despite being eased down at the finish.

It’s also worth mentioning that his first career victory came on handicap debut over course and distance back in April.

That was his first run of the season and he was strong at the finish, having been up with the pace throughout.

The step up in trip clearly didn’t suit at Sandown last time out and the drop back to this extended 1m3f will definitely be to his liking.

Disappointing the last twice, we should see a much better performance off a 2lb lower mark here.

17:00 Thirsk - Boldly @ 15/8

BOLDLY comes with some risks attached, mainly that this is his first start for 236 days. That being said, he’s lightly raced in handicaps and should be capable of finding significant improvement this year.

George Boughey’s four-year-old goes up in trip to 1m6f for the first time, which is a step into the unknown according to his pedigree. His full-brother did finish sixth in the Queen’s Vase for Aidan O’Brien and that is certainly a somewhat positive omen.

The son of Galileo got outpaced when the pace started to quicken at Kempton last time out. Plenty went wrong that day as he also got off to a slow start so it’s promising that he rallied to keep on for fourth.

You would imagine that Boughey’s gelding will be winning races sooner or later and it very well could be sooner. This isn’t the deepest of races and it presents a cracking opportunity for Boldly to get off the mark.

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