Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Monday, 20th December 2021

Monday's best UK horse racing tips from Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Musselburgh

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Today’s horse racing tips look at Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Musselburgh as we blend some flat and national hunt tips together.

It’s fairly calm waters around for the day, nothing getting above a Class 2 Lingfield handicap hurdle for the day.

There are six picks that we make for today’s horse racing from across the venues.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Monday, 20th December 2021.

All times listed are GMT.

14:00 Lingfield Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2 handicap hurdle
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 2m

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ELHAM VALLEY has not made a return to previous form levels yet this season. It has been two underwhelming efforts so far from him.

With a dropping mark though, and conditions likely to be in his favour on Monday, Elham Valley is worth a look.

HUDSON DE GRUGY comes down in class for this effort after taking on a Listed handicap at Sandown last month.

He is down 2lb after not getting in the frame in that one. Hudson De Grugy did take his third hurdle win at Sandown in November.

MISS HERITAGE could be another of those who feature strongly on Monday. She had a few of these rivals behind her at Sandown a couple of weeks ago.

2lb has been shaved off giving Miss Heritage a good chance again.

MONSIEUR LECOQ is worth a look as well after going close from this mark in a handicap chase at Ascot in October. The move back to hurdles looks like a smart tactic.


Ones to watch: Miss Heritage 8/2, Monsieur Lecoq 5/1

* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on December 19th 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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13:30 Lingfield Handicap Chase Horse Racing UK Tips

Race Type: Class 5 handicap chase
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 3m

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ISTORIOUS put in a good shift to take a fifth-place finish in a handicap chase at Ffos Las a month ago.

He comes from a yard that has won this before. That recent effort at Ffos was just his second attempt at the fences so there could be more to come.

SILVER NICKEL gets the cheekpieces back on and warrants some respect for this contest.

He is still trying to break his maiden but showed good course and distance form to take a fourth-place finish two weeks ago.

COLONEL KEATING should be in the mix if he is tuned up for what is his reappearance run.

He hasn’t been seen since a runner up effort at Chepstow in February. Colonel Keating closed out last season with three straight second-place finishes.


Ones to watch: Colonel Keating 15/8, Istorius 2/1

* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on DEcember 19th 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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17:30 Wolverhampton handicap Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Race Type: Class 4 handicap
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m 1f

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STARFIGHTER should be heavily involved in this one as he has dropped to a potentially threatening mark.

He is a former course and distance winner too.

The latest run that he had was at the course and distance three weeks ago, but things weren’t in his favour in that.

So he may be chanced to produce a bounce-back performance.

Another who could find a revival on a return to Wolverhampton on Monday is HECTOR’S HERE. He too is a former C&D winner.

He had a spin over the hurdles a couple of months ago on his latest run.

He was pulled up there but should rate as a danger back on the level.

CAREY STREET has won two of his last four runs, finding his latest two weeks ago at course and distance.

He comes up 2lb, but the current form puts him in this.

ALYARA is the final one to get on the shortlist for this contest. She took a win in August at Carlos and followed that up well on her next race.

The latest effort from Alyara wasn’t so hot, struggling on her all-weather debut 75 days ago at Kempton. She’s not to be dismissed.


Ones to watch: Alyara 15/2, Starfighter 9/4

* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on DEcember 19th 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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18:30 Wolverhampton Handicap Horse Racing Betting

Race Type: Class 5 handicap
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 1m

Race Preview

UMM HURAIR claimed a win in a handicap at course and distance two weeks ago. She had plenty left to spare in the tank for that win.

She has been challenged with a 7lb rise for this next effort. But she looks to have more progress to be unlocked.

BEARWITH is another bringing some good form to the table on Monday. He is a course and distance winner, claiming that success in October.

The latest run from him showed that he was still in very good heart with a third at Kempton a month ago. Bearwith rings big claims to the table.

NEVER SAID NOTHING should have a chance at a revival. He put in a respectable shift to take sixth behind Umm Hurair at course and distance two weeks ago. T

he race didn’t pan out in his favour and is not to be discounted.

Tip: UMM HURAIR Even money

Ones to watch: Bearwith 4/1, Never Said Nothing 12/1

* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on DEcember 19th 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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14:45 Musselburgh Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Odds

Race Type: Class 5 handicap hurdle
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 8
Distance: 2m 3f

Race Preview

ENLIGHTEN should be putting up a bold effort in this one. It’s a little more challenging than a recent run at Sedgefield that he had.

It was a third-place finish that Enlighten took at Sedgefield, needing a sterner test to get him going.

Enlighten is still looking to get off the mark over the hurdles. But he should be in the frame.

SOMEWHAT CLOUDY has claims in this one. He comes into his handicap debut on Monday with a reasonable chance of getting the job done.

There was a win over the hurdles in a Huntingdon novice from him in October. He’s looked in fine fettle all season.

The final shortlisted one from this field is GO BOB GO who is down 1lb. That’s from an Air Handicap three weeks ago.

He has looked like an improved model since coming into handicapping so place claims should be there as the rest of the field is pretty weak.


Ones to watch: Somewhat Cloudy evens, Go Bob Go 6/1

* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on DEcember 19th 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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14:45 Musselburgh Handicap Chase Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 5 handicap chase
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 3m

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The final pick of the day comes from Musselburgh. RAPID RAIDER is one of the key players lining up in this one. He is sitting on a hat-trick chance.

It’s been some recent rapid progress from him, landing those wins at Bangor and Ayr.

The latter was three weeks ago and he stayed on well. There Has been a 7lb rise for Rapid Raider but is likely to continue in good heart.

TOKARAMORE is another that is chasing a hattrick on Monday. She took her recent wins at Cartmel and Hexham.

She returns from a break of 80 days after her success at Hexham. There is also a 4lb rise, but she is not out of this.

SIX ONE NINE took a reasonable runner up spot at Sedgefield in a handicap a month ago. He gets moved up in trip and may have a shot at the places.

LAST OF THE COSMICS looks to have more about him in this sphere.

He was second here at Musselburgh earlier this month on his second chase effort. There could be more to come.


Ones to watch: Tokaramore 5/2, Lastofthecosmics 5/1

* (odds recorded 18:12 GMT on DEcember 19th 2021 at Ladbrokes)

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