Phill Anderson's racing tips for Monday include selections from Windsor, Pontefract and Wolverhampton.
There are four UK 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.
Phoenix Passion (Windsor 14:50) @ 9/5
Catton Lady (Pontefract 14:30) @ 5/2
Geniuses (Wolverhampton 19:00) @ 100/30
Phoenix on the rise for Windsor nursery
Race three on the Windsor card this afternoon is a nursery over a mile-and-a-quarter and it features a couple of previous winners in Beauty Generation and PHOENIX PASSION 9/5 as well as the consistent High Point.
The last-named, representing Eve Johnson-Houghton, has run well in all three qualifying runs and should go well on handicap debut despite top-weight.
Beauty Generation scored at Chelmsford in August and Marco Botti has secured Hollie Doyle now, but that form has taken some knocks and so preference is for Too Darn Hot colt Phoenix Passion for the Ed Walker team.
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 faced a real challenge inside the final furlong and did well to get back up and repel the second – the pair clear – and that suggests there should be more to come over this additional two-furlongs.
Catton Lady can improve again at Ponte
Nursery action too from Pontefract this afternoon, where they go over six-furlongs in the Racing TV On Sky Channel 424 Nursery, the second race on the card.
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.
It came over this course and distance last month off the back of a 91-day absence and saw her finishing second. The winner got the 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 for this promising filly and her trainer has a good 18 per-cent strike-rate at this Yorkshire circuit in 2023 so far.
Genesius ready for Wolverhampton strike
Sir Mark Prescott’s GENESIUS has been running consistently well in 2023, going close at Lingfield in January and then winning at Thirsk in June before solid showings at Kempton, Catterick and Newcastle.
He’s equally effective on turf and all-weather surfaces and 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.
He runs off an unchanged mark now and once more benefits from regular pilot Morgan Cole taking off 5lb in the saddle. He is a former C&D winner, with two more close defeats in five Dunstall Park starts and should be right in the firing line again.