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Bet of the day: Monday’s racing

Frank Monkhouse | 29 May 2017

Start the new week on a high

It may be a new week, but we’re after more of the same as we target another winner in our bet of the day. There was plenty for followers to shout about last week, and we aim to carry that success into the final Monday of the month.

UK and Irish horse racing meetings go ahead at Cartmel, Chelmsford, Huntingdon, Leicester, Redcar, Windsor and Ballinrobe. Coral are betting on every race at every meeting – click now to have your say, or read on as we lay-out our bet of the day. At the foot of this page you’ll find our race-by-race selections.

Looking for luck in the last

Seven races get going at 2.05pm, but we have little more than a passing interest until the lucky last, where Percy’s Princess carries our stake money. A one mile three furlongs apprentice handicap, the selection goes for trainer Michael Appleby, with Jane Elliott looking to do the business.

The six-year-old mare arrives at Leicester on the back of an impressive win, getting her head in front at Catterick earlier this month, beating San Quentin by a comfortable margin in a claiming stakes over 1m 4f.

Percys Princess against a weak field

That was her second win in three – the other coming at Wolverhampton – and the pick, who has been kept active so far this year, goes with a 2017 record reading two wins from four starts. This does look to be a bit of a tough task, as she goes higher in the weights than when last winning in handicap company, but recent form suggests she’ll give us a serious run for our money, at least.

The connections of Percy’s Princess appear to have been very shrewd when entering her in this race as there’s very little in terms of competition to get excited about, and if running to the best of her ability, she really should have no trouble banking a visit to the winner’s enclosure. Coral traders have opened at 7/2, and that gives punters something to work with.

Leicester selections

2.05 – Meshaykh

2.40 – Sir Jack

3.15 – Ripoll

3.50 – So Sleek

4.25 – Ejaaby

5.00 – Indigo Princess

5.35 – Percys Princess

Click now to check results of our previous racing tips