Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Monday, 3rd January 2022

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

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Today’s horse racing tips for Monday features flat and national hunt action as we browse through three different venues.

Those are Southwell, Musselburgh and Lingfield with nothing above class 3 action at any of the venues.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Monday, 3rd January 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

14:20 Southwell Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tip

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

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FRIARY ROCK could make his presence felt in this contest as he has the first run for a new yard on Monday.

He will have the hood on for the first time in this one as well.

Friary Rock’s latest run was in a Gowran Handicap Hurdle in which he took third back in October.

BRORSON comes back into action after a win three weeks ago at Catterick. He got off the mark in that maiden and is now pushed up to a longer trip.

The return to handicapping makes him an obvious threat in this field but that extra stamina will need to be proven.

LECALE’S ARTICLE could be worth revisiting as he gets the blinkers on to help him after he pulled up on handicap debut a month ago.

KAF HERNANDO is another to keep an eye on. He won over the hurdles at Carlisle in October and is just looking for a little revival for a top yard.


Ones to watch: Brorson 6/5, Friary Rock 8/1

* (odds recorded 20:56 GMT on 2nd January 2022 at William Hill)

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15:20 Southwell Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing UK Tips

Race Type: Class 5 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 16
Distance: 2m 4f

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MAJOR ROBINSON comes down 2lb from his latest effort which saw him take a fourth-place finish at Exeter three weeks ago.

The conditions could suit him a little bit more on Monday and there were some encouraging signs from him over the timbers last time out.

KAZONTHRERAZZ has gone well the last two times including taking a win at Uttoxeter on her latest, which was just over a couple of weeks ago.

That followed a very strong runner up spot at Uttoxeter and Kazontherazz looks to be thriving at the moment.

Kazontherazz will have a bigger demand on her as she comes up 5lb.

INDEPENDENCE is another that has found some good form as of late, taking back to back runner-up finishes.

There is a 2lb rise for him after his latest which was at Taunton in November on his first attempt in this sphere.

This tougher contest could suit him.

HURRICANE MITCH is another to consider for the shortlist in this handicap hurdle action.

He returned after a break of almost a year with a run at Exeter in which he was never in the frame 54 days ago.

The cheekpieces go on for the first time and Hurricane Mitch is entitled to come on for that reappearance.


Ones to watch: Hurricane Mitch 8/1, Independence 3/1

* (odds recorded 20:56 GMT on 2nd January 2022 at William Hill)

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14:30 Musselburgh Handicap Hurdle Horse Racing Tips & Odds

Race Type: Class 5 handicap hurdle
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 12
Distance: 2m

Race Preview

ULTRA VIOLET could be a very interesting one to watch in this contest as she is unexposed.

There was decent form produced by him on the flat and he has shown some promise over the hurdles, including a course and distance third.

It’s going to be interesting to see what Ultra Violet can do in handicapping Monday.

LES’S LEGACY found a bit of form lately with a second-place finish in a Newcastle effort a couple of weeks ago.

He was well clear of everyone else behind him. He stays at the same mark and Les’s Legacy rates as a danger in the field.

GEMOLOGIST is still a maiden but she has been in solid form since her appearance.

There was a good promising course and distance second-place finish from her two weeks ago.

With the cheekpieces staying on Gemologist should be back in the thick of things again.

Tip: LES’S LEGACY 13/2

Ones to watch: Ultra Violet 9/2, Gemologist 3/1

* (odds recorded 20:56 GMT on 2nd January 2022 at William Hill)

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15:00 Musselburgh Handicap Chase Horse Racing Betting

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

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BRIAN BORANHA got his nose in front on his latest run with a score at Catterick 45 days ago.

The 11-year-old veteran could be worth another watch as he comes back into action from a 2lb higher mark.

FIRST ACCOUNT may be the one to beat in this contest as he comes up 2lb as well but has had a storming season.

A win and three runner-up spots in his last four sees him in great heart at the moment.

First Account has won before at Musselburgh and looked sharp as a runner-up at Carlisle a couple of months ago.

EAGLEHILL is another key contender in this relatively thin field. On his reappearance after six months, Eaglehill took a win at Fakenham in October on a 3m trip.

He also gets a 2lb rise in the ratings and has moved on to three wins in five efforts in this sphere.

After a break of 80 days, Eaglehill rates as a danger.


Ones to watch: First Account 15/8, Brain Boranha 11/2

* (odds recorded 20:56 GMT on 2nd January 2022 at William Hill)

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14:10 Lingfield Handicap Horse Racing Odds

Race Type: Class 4 handicap
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 6f

Race Preview

ANTIPHON should have a big chance of picking up a win in this one on Monday in what will be his handicap debut.

He was last seen at Chelmsford City 25 days ago when he showed a very good attitude to dig in there for a win at a minor event.

Antiphon has a chance at a follow-up.

ANGLE LAND has shown signs of steady progress with a good second place at Southwell three weeks ago.

She comes up in a distance for Monday’s effort as she looks to add to a win that she took at Windsor last summer.

AMERICAN KESTREL is going to be the other one to get on the shortlist for Monday’s handicap action at Lingfield.

She makes her handicap debut and this looks like an easier assignment for her.

American Kestrel has taken one win in three racetrack appearances and American Kestrel could have something to offer in horse racing betting.

Tip: Antiphon 7/4

Ones to watch: Angle Land 13/2, American Kestrel 9/1

* (odds recorded 20:56 GMT on 2nd January 2022 at William Hill)

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14:40 Lingfield Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 6 handicap
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 11
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

CICELY is still a maiden after three efforts, but she looks to be progressing well, especially now with handicapping in front of her.

This is her debut and looks to build on a credible fourth-place finish here two weeks ago.

SUMMEREYES was third in a Southwell nursery a month ago and she was the best finisher in the field.

The extra trip on Monday will probably help her out quite a bit and is worth watching for horse racing betting.

VAXHOLM is the final one to get on the shortlist in this contest.

Back in November, he took back to back wins, the latter at Wolverhampton.

Vaxholm was below par at the course and distance three days ago. But this is an easier contest down in class and may find this more to his liking.


Ones to watch: Cicely 7/1, Vaxholm 9/2

* (odds recorded 20:56 GMT on 2nd January 2022 at William Hill)

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