Monday’s Best Tips
BOXING DAY BONANZA! No less than 77 races live on Monday and guess what? We’ve got them all covered! My Mega Acca looks great value at 20/1! Daily Double pays 4/1!
NAP – My best tip of the day
Leopardstown 1.10 Lossiemouth (best price 1/1)
Exciting filly who ran out an impressive winner on sole start in France before joining this yard; lots to like about the way she travelled and jumped before staying on strongly to win at Fairyhouse; sure to improve.
Thrown into a Grade 3 on debut for this yard LOSSIEMOUTH certainly didn’t disappoint putting rivals to the sword at Fairyhouse to win by a commanding 4 lengths. The second Zarak The Brave had previously won a maiden hurdle by 10 lengths himself so it was an impressive performance. The third Comfort Zone and fourth Common Practice both look nice types so I think the form will stack up in time. She is sure to improve from that initial experience on these shores and looks well placed to go 2-2 for Willie Mullins. She is already clear favourite for the Triumph at the Cheltenham Festival in March and she will be looking to cement them claims here. Nusret also looks promising and is the danger.
Kempton 2.30 L’Homme Presse (best price 5/2)
High-class chaser who has won 6 from 7 over fences including an authoritative display in the Brown Advisory at the Festival; gave weight and a beating on return in a handicap at Newcastle; this test will be ideal.
I always love watching the King George and this looks a decent renewal with Bravemansgame and L’HOMME PRESSE going head-to-head. It’s the latter I’m keen to side with as he really impressed me shouldering top-weight in a handicap on return at Newcastle. Venetia Williams admitted she had left something to work on so he will improve plenty and if this becomes a battle jumping the last I certainly know who I want to be on. He has won 6 from 7 over fences now and the likelihood is he is still improving. Bravemansgame is a very talented horse but I just think he might be found wanting in the closing stages. If the selection gets him off the bridle there is only one winner.
I’ve gone through all ELEVEN meetings on Monday so here’s what I’m backing. All my selections can be added straight to your bet365 bet slip (just click the orange links).
Here you will find my Lucky 15 which includes my Notebook runners, Value Tip and Daily Eye Catcher. This has proved my most popular multiple with followers over the years. Always quite good value. Pays 180/1!