There’s six UK & Irish meetings on Thursday, with evening fare from the Racing League amongst the pick of the action.

Afternoon racing at Southwell over Jumps leads things out before Haydock, Salisbury, Clonmel and Carlisle join in – while the final meeting is that Racing League card at Wolverhampton.

Amongst our fancies on the day is one for in-form pilot Dylan McMonagle on his visit to Dunstall Park.

Thursday Racing Tips

  • 15:18 Southwell – Lunar Shadow @ 5/1
  • 17:45 Wolverhampton – Suicide Blonde @ 6/1
  • 18:35 Carlisle – Royal Suspect @ 11/2

15:18 Southwell – Lunar Shadow @ 5/1

Alan King’s mare Lunar Shadow is a two-time winner over hurdles and can get back on the right track after unseating on her most recent start in this code last month.

Successful over C&D and at Uttoxeter last summer, she made a winning return on Lingfield’s Polytrack in March and has held her form since on the level.

She was back over timber at Stratford early last month and appeared to be going as well as anything before unseating Tom Cannon at the third last in a race won by today’s rival Pillar Of Steel.

She is now 3lb better off with that opponent and Lunar Shadow has shown her well-being by winning since at Bath on the Flat. She is on the Most Napped list via the Betfred Betfinder for today’s action and can get that third hurdles success on the board.

17:45 Wolverhampton – Suicide Blonde @ 6/1

Dylan McMonagle was in good tune in last week’s Racing League meeting at Newcastle and the talented young pilot can score once more for Team Ireland in the opener at Wolverhampton, a nursery over six-furlongs, on board Suicide Blonde for trainer Richard Spencer.

The Churchill filly has improved in each of three starts so far. The latest of those came at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) in August when she was second behind the promising Gutsy Girl – an all-the-way winner.

That form has been boosted since by the third home scoring subsequently at the northern circuit and an opening handicap mark of 73 can be within reach for this filly, who is drawn nicely in stall four. With this being a Betfred Extra Place Race (four places), McMonagle’s partner should be right in the thick of the argument.

18:35 Carlisle – Royal Suspect @ 11/2

Evening fare also comes from Carlisle and Royal Suspect looks a likely one in the Newlands Handicap over a mile, another of today’s Betfred Extra Place Races (four places).

He was a course and distance winner twice in the autumn last year and is now 4lb below his most recent win-mark here.

At Newcastle on his most recent start, he finished in fifth spot after having his momentum blocked at a crucial stage and it’s highly likely he’d have got much closer with a trouble-free passage.

Sean Kirrane gets the leg up here and that Newcastle form reads well as three next-time-out winners have emerged from the contest already.

Share Article

(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)