We head to Windsor's usual Monday evening slot in an attempt to get a busy week's racing off to a profitable start...
"Although Sleep Walk didn’t beat a huge amount at Bath last time she looked the part when doing so and could be the class act in this evening’s field..."
18:00 - We kick off proceedings with a five-furlong maiden and a sole selection will suffice in the shape of Judicial who shaped like a winner-in-waiting at Newbury last time and with improvement fairly likely can record a first career-win here.
18:35 - It's another maiden contest, this time over six-furlongs, under consideration next and Songye is the first to keep on side after building on his debut when a fast-finishing second at Carlisle in June. He can put that experience to good use and run well again, with Typhoon Season also likely to capitalise on a promising run last time. That came when fifth over a furlong longer at Newmarket but he shaped like the best horse for much of the race and may be seen to better effect at this trip.
19:05 - Sleep Walk looks to be potentially well-treated off an opening mark of 65 and can capitalise in the six-furlong fillies' handicap which follows. Although she didn't beat a huge amount at Bath last time she looked the part when doing so and could be the class act in this evening's field. The other to make the cut is Byron's Gold, who looks likely to improve for her switch to handicap company and it would be no surprise to see her run well on debut in this sphere.
19:35 - It's a handicap over an extended mile up next and given that the upwardly mobile Hostile Fire had something to spare when following up his Warwick win at Nottingham recently, he has sound claims of completing the hat-trick and can't be ignored. The other who looks likely to run well is Dream Impossible who relished the step up to a mile when bagging a Ffos Las handicap in June and if he can bounce back from his Haydock effort when the saddle slipped he may surprise a few.
20:05 - It will be another sole selection in the ten-furlong handicap which follows and Choral Festival is the one to hopefully keep the perm alive. She was back in good heart when a close third over this C&D last week and providing she turns up in the same mood should give another good account this evening.
20:35 - We must pin all our hopes on one horse once again in the final leg of this evening's perm, a handicap over an extended 11 furlongs and On Stage looks the one to be on. She looked resurgent when a close third at Chepstow on her final run for Stuart Kittow and if she continues to progress for new handler Brendan Powell she will take some stopping.
18:00 - 3
18:35 - 12,14
19:05 - 8,10
19:35 - 1,10
20:05 - 4
20:35 - 4
= 8 Lines