Summer’s here.. time to go racing

The weather forecasters have finally started talking about sunshine: there’s even been the mention of a mini heatwave this week.

So it sounds like a great time to go racing, although soft ground horses may have to be put away for a couple of months.

Redcar has an eight-race card this afternoon starting at 2.10pm while AP McCoy and Richard Johnson are among the jocks riding at Newton Abbot.

Tonight there are also competitive looking cards at Windsor and Leicester.

Here’s a few pointers:

Redcar looks extremely tricky and it may pay to look for each way possibilities.

Brazilian Clown (2.10pm) should improve for his first two runs; Sabore (2.40pm) was hampered first time out but still showed promise, while Double Cee (3.10pm) may nick a place.

It’s great to see Gwanako still going strong and he goes in the hunter chase at Newton Abbot (5.10pm).

And at Windsor tonight Dubawi’s half sister Emirates Queen is an interesting debutante in the 7.10pm, although as with most of Luca Cumani’s horses she will probably need the run first time out.

Mark Johnston sends a strong team to Leicester this evening where James Fanshawe’s Catwalk (8.20pm) can continue the trainer’s great run.

But my strongest fancy of the day is in the opener at the East Midlands track where Tilsworth Glenboy, which our Ones to Watch column has singled out in recent weeks, runs in the opener.

Freddie Tylicki has excelled on this horse in two recent wins and he may still be a step ahead of the handicapper. Ed Dunlop’s Red Lover is unexposed and may prove th main danger.

Good luck!


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