Horse racing tips: Market Rasen, Thurles, Wincanton – Thursday 19 November

Horse racing tips: Market Rasen, Thurles, Wincanton – Thursday 19 November
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It’s another busy day of racing with five meetings across the UK and Ireland on Thursday, headlined by a Listed chase at Thurles featuring a trio of classy runners with five Grade 1 wins between them.

A triple-bill of National Hunt action gets under way at Wincanton (12.10-3.42pm), with Market Rasen (12.30-3.33) and that exciting Thurles meeting (12.50-3.55) hot on its heels. The focus switches then to all-weather Flat racing, which comes from Newcastle (1.50-4.50) and Chelmsford (4.00-8.00).

Kemboy, Monalee and Presenting Percy are the chasing stars who clash at Thurles and the first of those, from the Willie Mullins yard, may come out best in a race the champion trainer has dominated in recent times.

Horse racing tips today: Market Rasen, Thurles and Wincanton

Enda McElhinney’s Thursday tips are below. Scroll down to read the expert analysis behind them. 

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Horse racing tips: Thurles 1.20

There are just five runners for the 2m 6f Boomerang.ie Chase, but this Listed contest has a line-up befitting that status, with Grade 1 winners KEMBOY, Monalee and Presenting Percy in the mix.

Presenting Percy shaped well at Down Royal on his first start after joining Gordon Elliott, travelling well to lead at the second last before ‘blowing up’ and finishing a tired fourth. He should improve on that run and he may well need to.

Monalee twice finished ahead of Kemboy last season and was beaten by less than two lengths in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as they finished fourth and seventh respectively. Trainer Henry De Bromhead is eyeing the King George at Kempton next month and perhaps Monalee will come on for this run.

Outside of his two Cheltenham Gold Cup runs, Kemboy boasts strong form. The wrangles around his ownership last season hampered his preparation but he still boasted fair Grade 1 form in both starts before March.

He may be best suited over this trip as speed is one of his assets, relative to staying chases. Trainer Willie Mullins won this 12 months ago with Footpad and is bidding to make it five wins in six years. All things considered, Kemboy may emerge best of a power-packed trio of contenders.

Tip: Kemboy @ 6/4 with bet365

Horse racing tips: Wincanton 3.12

This Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase over the minimum trip features a trio of leading contenders all hoping to make up for mishaps in their most recent runs.

Golden Taipan’s departure at the penultimate obstacle at Ludlow last month appeared to have left the door wide open for Goa Lil to make a winning chasing debut. Nigel Twiston-Davies’s charge had pulled hard early and jumped to his right at times, and with the race at his mercy a poor final jump left him on the ground too. Both will have to be sharper here.

Neil Mulholland’s SCARDURA has more experience and a chase win already. He was successful at Newton Abbot in September before going off as short as 9/2 at Cheltenham’s Showcase Meeting in a strong handicap won decisively by Rouge Vif, now viewed by many as a Champion Chase contender.

Scardura unseated Sam Twiston-Davies before things got serious in that race. He must also learn from his mistakes but his sights are lowered now and the six-year-old may be good enough to take advantage with Brendan Powell in the plate this afternoon.

Tip: Scardura @ 7/1 with bet365

Horse racing tips: Market Rasen 2.33

The withdrawal of Mark Walford’s mare Miss Amelia, who would have been well fancied in the betting after she spreadeagled her rivals last time out at Bangor, means it may be worth siding with course-and-distance winner CESAR COLLONGES

The eight-year-old has not tasted success since a Boxing Day win here in 2018 when trained by Evan Williams but his recent second at Ffos Las on his second outing for new trainer Laura Morgan was a positive step. The first-time visor he wore then is retained and he has also had his wind treated since that outing six weeks ago. Only 1lb higher in the ratings he can go well here if building on that effort. 

Outcrop, who was second behind Equus Dancer over 2m 3½f  at Sedgefield on his last run two weeks ago, may appreciate the drop in trip to 2m 1f.

Tip: Cesar Collonges @ 7/2 with bet365

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