Today's Racing News: Non-runner central on Monday but market moves could prove significant

Ripon is the focus for today's race of the day.

It's a brand new week of racing action and Daryl Carter has some invaluable punter info as he takes a close look at Monday's market movers...

"In receipt of nine pounds from his elders, Gainsbourg is open to significant improvement for a yard that has had two winners from five runners at this venue this calendar year."

It's a quiet start to the week, but punters can hope to seek out value at five meetings across the country. Today's action comes from Ayr, Nottingham, Worcester, Windsor and Ripon.

Money Talk

Money Talk continues to highlight the Betfair Sportsbook big-money moves to keep you in the loop. This section highlights market moves between 1:00 am and 9:00 am.

15:05 Nottingham - Yukon 11/1 into 7/1
19:45 Windsor - Sly Madam 22/1 into 10/1
20:00 Ripon - Leopardo 10/1 into 6/1
20:15 Windsor - Glencora 11/2 into 15/4

The market says no!

Which horses at the head of the market are on the drift on the Betfair Sportsbook this morning?

13:45 Worcester - Oscar Montel 13/8 OUT 9/4
19:45 Windsor - Tribuna Uffizi 10/3 OUT 6/1

Mark your card - Monday

The Betfair Sportsbook are paying extra place races in four races today and you can find those here.

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Over at Ayr in the 13:35 QTS Ladies Night Handicap, trainer Ruth Carr and jockey James Sullivan have teamed up to win the race four times in the last five years. Together they bid for a fifth win with 66/1 shot and handicap debutant Sandy B. Has to be worth a couple of quid on that basis alone?

Nottingham has a tricky card this afternoon, trainer Tim Easterby and jockey Silvestre De Sousa have a perfect one for one record when partnering up at the course. They combined with Myristica in the 15:40 Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Classified Stakes.

Worcester looks a good card for this time of the year, and owner JP McManus has a 21% strike rate with his runners at the course. He has had two horses run in the opening 13:45 Download The Free At The Races App Handicap Chase.

One won, and the other unseated, with the winner trained by today's trainer Jonjo O'Neill - Quartz Du Rheu 6/1

Backing favourites blind at Windsor on soft/heavy ground from the last 50 runners would have yielded a profit of £8.19 to a £1 level stake.

The high draw at Ripon over sprint trips of six furlongs is a big advantage in maximum fields of nine like today's 18:30 and 20:30.

Three handicap debutants to watch

19:00 Ripon - Gainsbourg - Looks ready to put on a big show.
19:45 Windsor - Tribuna Uffizi - Jamie Spencer rides on a Monday?
20:15 Windsor - Invincible Lass - Up in trip and back on a soft surface.

Tip alert

It may pay to take a chance on Gainsbourg in the 19:00 Betzone App For Euro Price Boosts Handicap at Ripon, who could prove to be let in relatively lightly by the handicapper off this opening mark of 70.

His three qualifying runs caught the eye under tender handling, and with his best performance at Nottingham with cut in the ground, last night's rain should have enhanced his chances.

In receipt of nine pounds from his elders, he is open to significant improvement for a yard that has had two winners from five runners at this venue this calendar year.

Timeform backing Bobby to be the best at Notts

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The Timeform team look to start the week with a bang and offer three selections at Nottingham.

Read Timeform tips here.

Race of the day

Our attention is turned to the 20:00 at Ripon, Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse Handicap, to solve what looks like a tricky race with the late absence of the favourite Kettle Hill.

Skycutter is an interesting French recruit for Phillip Kirby with some strength in depth to the form he has shown across the channel.

The more rain that arrives, the better his chances, although this trip is probably his bare minimum, with a stint over further soon highly likely.

His handicap mark of 88 looks within reach on balance, but he may be best watched first time up for this yard.

Ridgeway bolted up at Lingfield and has been given a right good wallop by the handicapper with a 10 pounds rise. Still, that form looks questionable especially given the time comparison was on par with the 73 rated winner in the proceeding race.

He hasn't proved too reliable previously, but another step forward is not out of the question, for all this is deeper water than he has been in before.

Leopardo is one of the more interesting runners, particularly on his three runs as a two-year-old in which the form has worked out well.

He failed to handle the Newmarket track on return from a poor spell in Meydan, but that race was a deep one, and this is much easier on paper and given he is unexposed, his odds look rather tempting.

Nick's daily double is 10/3

Nick Shiambouros heads north to Ayr today and his daily double has been boosted by the Betfair Sportsbook.

Read the daily double here

Stat of the day

Trainer Kevin Ryan has a 25% strike rate with two-year-old's at Ayr on a Monday. He saddles one runner at the Scottish venue 13:00 The Cookstown Cafu

No July Cup for Dream Of Dreams

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Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee winner Dream Of Dreams - a 6/1 shot on the Betfair Sportsbook for Saturday's Group 1 July Cup - will likely miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.

The ante-post market is headed by King's Stand winner Oxted 4/1 and Starman 4/1, who will be hoping for the rain to stay away. While Dragon Symbol 6/1, Creative Force 7/1, Glen Shiel 8/1 and Nahaarr 8/1 make up the challengers short of 10/1 in what looks like a hot betting race.

Final Word

We have the excellent July Festival to look forward to from Thursday, with some top-class racing to come our way, so it's set to be a great week.

It was good to get off the mark on Friday with Euchen Glen doing the business. However, the aim for this column, in my mind, is to provide winners, of course, but provide you, the punter, with some extra tools and info for your daily racing.

Hopefully, I am succeeding, and any feedback is welcome.

Until tomorrow, be lucky.

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