Press Play at Windsor

  • By: Nick Grant
  • Last Updated: August 19 2013, 15:50 BST

Nick Grant provides a selection for every race on every card on Monday and likes Playbill in the last at Windsor.

Ryan Moore: Rides Playbill for Sir Michael Stoute
Ryan Moore: Rides Playbill for Sir Michael Stoute

ROSCOMMON: 5.10 Silver Gauntlet, 5.40 Knights Templar, 6.10 Cheval Rouge, 6.40 Hawkswood, 7.10 Sharjah, 7.40 Wontbelongnow, 8.10 Time To Work.

THIRSK: 2.00 Inyordreams, 2.30 Baltic Spirit, 3.00 Come On Dave, 3.30 Tiger Reigns, 4.00 SOMEONE'S DARLING (NAP), 4.30 Esteaming, 5.00 Rigoletto.

WINDSOR: 5.30 Midnight Rambler, 6.00 Port Alfred, 6.30 Fly Haaf, 7.00 Breaking The Bank, 7.30 Proximate, 8.00 Playbill.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.50 Strategical, 6.20 Lady Captain, 6.50 Lochiel, 7.20 Nimble Kimble, 7.50 Lucy Bee, 8.20 Aya's Gift, 8.50 Sword Of The Lord.

WORCESTER: 1.45 Spice Hill, 2.15 Featherintheattic, 2.45 Full Of Joy, 3.15 Dorkas, 3.45 Handmaid, 4.15 Up To The Mark, 4.45 Divine Folly, 5.15 On The Off Chance.

DOUBLE: Someone's Darling and Tiger Reigns.

Someone's Darling has every chance of warming the hearts of punters in the GBI Racing Welcomes Nicosia Race Club Handicap at Thirsk.

The Jim Goldie-trained filly is on a career-high mark but there are reasons to think there is still a bit more to come.

Admirably consistent of late, she got just reward for her efforts with wins at Redcar and Ayr and was slightly unfortunate not to be a shade closer than third at Haydock when last seen.

Those runs were over six furlongs, which seemed to suit as she had been tried plenty of times at the minimum five furlongs.

Goldie tries the daughter of Jeremy at seven furlongs for just the third time in her career and the way she finished at Haydock on the back of not a clear run suggests it is worth a go.

Tiger Reigns is not what he was but it would be no surprise to see him play a leading role in the James Herriot App Handicap.

Now a seven-year-old, the gelding has been an admirable servant to the Durham yard of Michael Dods and once reached the dizzy heights of 102 in the handicap.

Racing off a relatively lowly 76 now, he definitely hinted at a return to something like his old self when making nice progress late on to be fourth at Pontefract earlier this month.

Dropped 2lb from that to his new mark, the time could be right to catch him.

Inyordreams has to be supported in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes.

Promising in a couple of similar events at York and Doncaster, the daughter of Teofilo can be counted must unlucky to have bumped into a good one in the shape of Chesturo at this track in July.

The winner was fourth to the very smart Kiyoshi on her only other start and clearly has plenty of ability.

That James Given's charge succumbed by just half a length is highly meritorious and the drop to six furlongs promises to suit on that evidence.

Playbill could be worth waiting for in the Zumtobel Lighting Fillies' Handicap at Windsor.

Sir Michael Stoute's filly was a ready winner of a maiden Lingfield on the back of a positive ride and it is highly likely we have not yet seen the best of this well-bred type, with the decision to switch her to a mile an interesting one.

Elsewhere at the Thameside track, Fly Haaf is given another chance in the Win £1 Million On Coral's "Football Jackpot" Selling Stakes.

The booking of Richard Hughes by trainer George Baker catches the eye.

Sword Of The Lord is one for all-weather punters in the Handicap at Dunstall Park.

Michael Bell's three-year-old only narrowly failed to reward market support at Lingfield on his first start since being gelded and the 3lb claim of the excellent Willy Twiston-Davies in the saddle this time could be a decisive factor.

Up To The Mark appeals as one of the likelier sorts at Worcester in the Pick A Winner With Abacus Care Handicap Hurdle.