Flat racing holds sway across the UK and Ireland on Monday with four meetings taking place across the afternoon and into the evening.
First off is Brighton before they go at Chepstow, Roscommon and Windsor.
Amongst our Monday fancies is one for trainer Robyn Brisland who went close on her recent seasonal return and remains unexposed at sprint distances.
15:00 Brighton – Duely Spiced @ 3/1
Gay Kelleway’s filly DUELY SPICED has been runner-up in her two starts so far and can make it third time lucky by landing this Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over 6f at Brighton in the hands of Josephine Gordon.
The daughter of Due Diligence took second spot on debut at Windsor (6f, good to firm) in May and occupied the same berth at Lingfield (7f, soft) in early August behind Ambiente Amigo – the Michael Bell runner having shaped with lots of promise previously in a good contest at Newmarket.
Duely Spiced was no match for her, but having been headed, she showed a willing attitude in repelling the challenge of Royal Expert for the silver medal and that experience should stand to her now.
16:20 Windsor – Hurricane Power @ 2/1
Look out for HURRICANE POWER at Windsor as the Paul & Oliver Cole-trained colt looks set to open his account on his third start.
The son of Exceed And Excel has improved in each of three racecourse appearances to this point and boasts the best form on offer coming into this British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes over 6f.
He looked a winner in waiting when narrowly edged out over this course and distance nine days ago, getting to the lead early after breaking alertly and battling all the way to the line having been challenged for that lead from two furlongs out.
Having looked held, he was only denied in a head-bob on the line as the judge was needed to separate the front two. Tom Marquand is back in the saddle for a stable in excellent form of late and, now back in a maiden, Hurricane Power looks a likely winner.
16:30 Chepstow – Porterinthejungle @ 5/1
A former Chepstow course winner, Robyn Brisland’s PORTERINTHEJUNGLE can thrive back at the Monmouthshire course this afternoon.
The Bungle Inthejungle mare won here in the summer of 2021, one of five turf wins (5-27). Four of those wins have come over 7f but the most recent was over this trip at Windsor last October.
That was her first go at the minimum distance and, on her second attempt, she came within a whisker of going in again when returning from 304 days off over this course and distance.
She was away alertly in that contest and was strong through the line despite suffering some interference late in the contest.
From an unchanged mark and with the excellent Billy Loughnane in the saddle again, this mare is unexposed as a sprinter and, with that match sharpness now assured, she could prove tough to peg back this time.