Today's Horse Racing Tips: Lime can light up Windsor

There's racing at Windsor this evening.
There's racing at Windsor this evening.

If anything can go wrong, it will! That is how it seems to be at the moment, and yesterday summed it up perfectly…

First, Mighty Spirit almost broke out underneath the stalls but was allowed to race without any checks. Unsurprisingly, she was virtually pulled up and clearly lost any chance of winning before the race had even started.

Half an hour later, I watched in horror as Breathtaking Look (advised at 6/1) was collared late on by a horse that apparently hit 600/1 in running. As she hit the front and went clear inside the final furlong, I got up from my sofa to cheer her home. “Come on Ben (Curtis)”, I shouted. “Come on. Go on girl. Where is the line? How long is this final furlong? Oh no! ****!” 

The winner, Queen Jo Jo, was not even on the TV screen with half a furlong to go. To rub salt into my wounds, I later found out that her jockey was given a seven-day ban for breaking the whip rules. “Oh sugar”, I said to myself.

I am fully aware that my current run of results is dreadful. I would blame no one for giving up on me and not even bothering to read this. However, I am more determined than ever to turn it around and am working so hard to do so. I just need my fair share of luck now. Fingers crossed there is no lightning forecast for this week.

Windsor Tip

17:30 – 1m Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap (Class 5)

LIMELIGHTER (NAP – 1 point win bet at 5/1) won over this course and distance on his seasonal reappearance last month and looks to have a good chance of making it 2-2 here. Rated 114 over hurdles, he was well backed to take advantage of a Flat handicap mark of just 58 and in doing so, took trainer Sheena West’s record to 3-4 in 3yo+ handicaps at Windsor. Settled off the pace, jockey Hector Crouch (on board again today) made an eye-catching mid-race move before putting the race to bed with plenty in hand.

It was no surprise to see him turned out quickly under a penalty, but he unfortunately came up against a well handicapped rival and could only finish a distant second. That horse (Sir Plato) franked the form by winning again next time out. The Chepstow run may have come too soon, but this four-year-old gelding has been given almost a month to prepare for this and has plenty in his favour.

In The Red and Black Medick complete the shortlist.


17:30 Windsor
Limelighter silk


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