Adrian Mills' racing tips for Monday include selections from Hamilton, Leicester, and Roscommon.
There is an action-packed start to the week with six race meetings taking place across Britain and Ireland on Monday.
They race on the Flat at Hamilton, Leicester, Down Royal and Wolverhampton (AW), while jumps action comes from Warwick and Roscommon and we have three Monday fancies to consider, including one for an in-former trainer in Karl Burke at Hamilton.
Instant Recall (Hamilton, 14:55) @ 15/2
Hercule Du Seuil (Roscommon, 16:30) @ 4/9
Recall can score for in-form Burke team
Karl Burke’s team are in fine fettle right now, boasting a 25 per cent strike-rate from 49 runners across the last few weeks, with 17 winners already in the month of September.
The trainer is doubly represented in the Sharles C.A. Nursery at Hamilton via INSTANT RECALL 15/2 and Princess Alex, and preference is for Clifford Lee’s partner.
The Showcasing colt is a five-race maiden and has caught the eye on a couple of occasions.
He was second behind Purosangue in a 5f Haydock novice in June, the winner thrice finishing second in Listed/Group 3 company since, and also outran odds of 150/1 when finishing eighth in Newbury’s Super Sprint in July.
He must be forgiven a lacklustre run in a Ripon novice four weeks ago, but makes his handicap bow off what may be a workable mark now and sports first-time blinkers that should be a help.
More to come from San Francisco Bay
The Henry Candy-trained SAN FRANCISCO BAY 6/1 scored last time out at Lingfield despite an awkward head carriage and may have more to come in his follow-up attempt at Leicester on Monday afternoon.
The Muhaarar gelding started his career with Charlie Fellowes and was 0-5 last year after joining this yard, but arrives into this event after winning two of his four starts this year.
He was on the scoresheet at Wolverhampton on the Tapeta in June and then got inched out at Lingfield (7f, good to firm) later the same month.
He went back to the Surrey track in early July and collected a comfortable success when dropped to 6f for the first in his career.
He was keen in the early stages of that race and. while looking a touch ungainly late on, he ultimately powered clear to win decisively from a next-time-out scorer in second spot. He is rated 7lb higher now, with the cheekpieces worn that day discarded, and he may well have more to give at this distance.
Mullins can claim Roscommon feature
The 6YO won a Grade 2 novice over hurdles at Fairyhouse in April, taking his record to 3-6 over timber, but has really gone from strength to strength since turning his attention to the larger obstacles.
He was second at Ballinrobe on his fencing bow in May. but has won all three starts since. The latest of those successes came at the Galway Festival last month when he had re-opposing rival Solness behind in second spot, some 6½-lenghs behind in that Grade 3 novice over 2m2f.
The runner-up gets a 3lb pull at the weights here, but that seems unlikely to be enough to reverse the form and Mark Walsh’s partner should continue his winning spree.