There are four UK race meetings taking place on Monday, with a mix for all tastes across the day.

Flat cards on the turf come from Windsor and Pontefract alongside Stratford’s afternoon jumps offering, while later they race on the all-weather around Wolverhampton.

We have three fancies across the Monday action, including Phoenix Passion for the Ed Walker team at Windsor.

Monday Racing Tips

  • 14:30 Pontefract – Catton Lady @ 9/4
  • 14:50 Windsor – Phoenix Passion @ 2/1
  • 19:00 Wolverhampton – Genesius @ 7/2

14:30 Pontefract – Catton Lady @ 9/4

More nursery action here, this time from Pontefract where they go over six-furlongs in the Racing TV On Sky Channel 424 Nursery, the second race on the card.

Mick Easterby’s Catton Lady looks like she will have a pivotal role to play here under Shane Gray.

The Time Test filly won on debut at Carlisle (5f, good) in June, doing it a shade cosily, and while not initially building on that at Ripon the same month, her most recent effort was pleasing off the back of a short break.

It came over this course and distance last month as she finished second. The winner got first run there, while Catton Lady was forced to wait for a gap that never appeared before switching to challenge and running on strongly.

The third has won since at Ayr. An opening mark of 73 should be within reach and she is on the Most Napped table via the Betfred Betfinder for today’s action.

14:50 Windsor – Phoenix Passion @ 2/1

The Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 519 Nursery at Windsor this afternoon is a really interesting contest, one in which there are two previous winners and some promising sorts with them.

Beauty Generation scored at Chelmsford in August and Marco Botti has secured Hollie Doyle now, but that form has taken some knocks.

The consistent High Point, representing Eve Johnson-Houghton, has run well in all three qualifying runs and should go well on handicap debut despite top-weight but preference is for Phoenix Passion.

A colt by Too Darn Hot, he didn’t figure having started at fancy prices in three novice contests, two of them on the all-weather, but improved last time at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) for a winning nursery bow.

He was asked to knuckle down and win his race there, doing well to repel the runner-up after they had pulled clear, and the way that race panned out suggests there should be more to come over this additional two-furlongs.

19:00 Wolverhampton – Genesius @ 7/2

Sir Mark Prescott’s Genesius has been running consistently well in 2023 and should hold a leading chance in the Breeders’ Cup On Sky Sports Racing Handicap at Wolverhampton this evening in the hands of regular rider Morgan Cole.

Their year started with a good showing at Lingfield in January and, after a break, they won at Thirsk in June before solid showings at Kempton, Catterick and Newcastle.

In that latest outing at Gosforth Park last month he split a pair of promising three-year-olds in King Of The Plains for Charlie Johnston and Denis Anthony for James Fanshawe.

Equally effective on turf and the all-weather, he runs off an unchanged mark now and is a former C&D winner, with two more close defeats in just five Dunstall Park starts.

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