Free horse racing selections for Monday April 1

Busy Street is Ashley Iveson's best bet for Monday and he has a tip for every race at Newcastle this evening.

Busy Street can confirm his superiority over Stargazer in the Betway Casino Handicap at Newcastle.

The Phil Kirby-trained Stargazer has not finished outside the first two in five previous visits to Gosforth Park and was not winning out of turn when striking gold over this course and distance in December.

However, there was no real excuse for his defeat at the hands of Mick Appleby's Busy Street here in January and it is hard to make a case for him reversing the placings.

Busy Street has been a model of consistency since joining Appleby last year and remains very unexposed at staying distances - having run just four times over two miles or further.

Since beating Stargazer here a couple of months ago, the seven-year-old has been placed at Southwell and Chelmsford before rediscovering the winning trail at Kempton.

Mark Crehan's 7lb claim was a big asset on his most recent outing and the fact he is on board again is a positive.

Alkaamel can complete a four-timer for William Haggas in the Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Handicap.

The son of Havana Gold shaped with little promise in three juvenile starts in novice and maiden company, but has appeared much improved since being gelded in the autumn.

He made a mockery of an opening handicap of 64 when bolting up at Kempton in January and has continued his progress with further triumphs at this track and at Wolverhampton.

He only scraped home most recently, but looked to be idling more than tiring and he is expected to add to his tally.

Painted Dream can make it third time lucky in the Bet toteplacepot At totesport.com Fillies' Novice Stakes at Chelmsford.

George Margarson's inmate belied her odds of 50-1 when finishing a highly promising fourth on her racecourse introduction at Kempton in October - and proved that was no fluke when runner-up to Wedding Date at the same track the following month.

Wedding Date is a filly with a well established mark in the 80s, so that was a very decent effort from Painted Dream and she should be tough to beat if fit enough to do herself justice after a break.

Sundiata might be the answer to the Bet toteswinger At totesport.com Fillies' Handicap.

Following three decent efforts in novice company, the Charlie Hills-trained youngster clung on to score on her handicap debut at Lingfield.

She does not look a star at this stage, but is capable of following up from a perch of 69.

The Boyne Cup is the feature event on another valuable card at Ludlow.

The one to beat with in the £21,500 contest is Timoteo, who showed useful form without winning over hurdles and is two from two since having his attentions switched to fences.

A 13-length romp on his fencing bow at Stratford was followed by a similarly dominant display at Kempton and a hat-trick is in the offing.

Sporting Life tips:

CHELMSFORD: 1.30 Painted Dream, 2.00 Sundiata, 2.35 Mr Potter, 3.05 La Cumparsita, 3.40 Harbour Vision, 4.10 I'm Available, 4.45 Navadir, 5.15 Gas Monkey.

LUDLOW: 2.15 Dr Sanderson, 2.50 Fox Appeal, 3.20 Snapdragon Fire, 3.55 Timoteo, 4.25 Silk Run, 5.00 Karinga Dancer, 5.30 Rose To Fame.

NEWCASTLE: 5.45 BUSY STREET (NAP), 6.15 Coup De Gold, 6.45 Alkaamel, 7.15 Firsteen, 7.45 Inaam, 8.15 Master Matt.

DOUBLE: Busy Street and Alkaamel.


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