Bet of the day: Monday’s racing
Frank Monkhouse | 20 February 2017
Start the week with a boom
Monday’s UK horse racing schedule is made up of meetings at Carlisle, Lingfield and Wolverhampton, as punters look to start the week off on the winning foot.
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Tick, tick, Boom
We focus on the all-weather card at Wolves to get things going, and they open the show with a tricky little amateur riders handicap due at 2.10pm. There’s every reason so get involved nice and early, but we have little more than an interest until our ace of the day goes in the 3.45pm.
A competitive 11-runner field lines up for this five-furlongs dash and, of the field, Boom The Groom should do the winning. The much-loved six-year-old gelding has won followers plenty of profits in the past, including victory over course and distance, and started 2017 with a decent third at Lingfield earlier this month. Running over six-furlongs that day, he was bang in the mix at the finish, ending behind Lancelot Du Lac and Mythmaker, the distances called a nose and a neck.
Boom The Groom hasn’t been seen in the winner’s enclosure since doing the double at Goodwood and York back in the summer, but if he can show the kind of effort we saw from him last time, he will have more than enough to lead the field home here. He faces nothing in this race that’ll cause connections to lose any sleep, and we can have him at, what appears to be, a decent little offer.
Scoring a hat-trick
Going straight back in and we’ll be hoping to nail a double when supporting the hat-trick seeking Pushkin Museum in the 4.20pm sprint handicap, also over five-furlongs.
Trainer Pat Morris seems to be getting the best out of his six-year-old, who is chasing a course and distance hat-trick. Why change a winning formula? He got started with a win on the last day of January and scored a quick-fired double earlier this month, when squeezing out Kyllach Me by ½ a length.
This is a step up for the selection but he arrives in a bullish mood and has Adam Kirby in the saddle, which is not a bad pilot to have on your side. Let’s see him go and push onto bigger and better things.
2.10 – Frivolous Prince
2.40 – War At Sea
3.10 – King Oswald
3.45 – Boom The Groom
4.20 – Pushkin Museum
4.55 – Doctor Parkes
5.25 – Rutherford
5.55 – Killermont Street