April 26 Racing Tips: Bielsa to make winning start to season at Ayr?

Planet Sport's tipsters cast their eyes over some interesting races at Ayr, Lingfield, Windsor, Southwell and Thirsk on Monday April 26.

Start the week with a spring in your step and some extra cash in your pocket. Here's some racing tips that might tickle your fancy.

2.10 - Ayr

Bielsa will be looking to make up for what was a disappointing 2020 season with victory in the William Hill Extra Places Every Day Handicap.

The Irish six-year-old can take advantage of a drop in grade to start 2021. He has also lost a few pounds in the ratings and has had his wind tweaked again.

The son of Invincible Spirit was sent off 5-1 favourite for one of the big sprint handicaps of the 2020 summer, the Wokingham, at Royal Ascot but was well beaten as stablemate Hey Jonesy took the spoils.

The Kevin Ryan-trained gelding had wind surgery after a disappointing effort at Haydock, but then ran respectably back in top handicap company in the Ayr Gold Cup and the Coral Sprint Trophy at York.

4.20 - Ayr

Pearl Warrior can give new connections a boost by defying top-weight in the William Hill Play Responsibily Handicap.

The five-year-old was a good servant for Johnny Murtagh in Ireland, winning four of his 17 races.

Arguably his best effort in defeat came at Galway in August when he was fourth to subsequent Group One scorer Princess Zoe in a premier handicap over a mile and a half. He could be a decent acquisition for the Iain Jardine stable.

2.40 - Ayr

Tommy G can register a fifth course triumph in the williamhill.com Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap.

Four of the Jim Goldie-trained sprinter's six career victories have come at the Scottish track.

The eight-year-old has come down the ratings which will help him regain the winning thread.

Others to watch at Ayr include: 1.00 Love de Vega, 1.35 Gunnerside, 3.15 Summa Peto, 3.45 Brequet Boy

6.20 - Windsor

Water's Edge is unbeaten in three races at Windsor and can make it four with victory in the Free Tips Daily On attheraces.com Handicap.

The Berkshire venue has been a happy hunting ground for the George Baker-trained five-year-old with a treble of strikes over a mile and a quarter.

Water's Edge will be all the better for his seasonal debut at Doncaster last month, when he ran better than his final position might suggest.

He made progress to try to get into the race won by Throne Hall, only for the lack of a recent outing taking its toll as he weakened away.

The Footstepsinthesand gelding will be seen in a better light back on familiar territory.

6.50 - Windsor

Kohinoor is worth a chance in the Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap.

Clive Cox has an excellent record with his sprinters and he keeps faith with the three-year-old filly, who showed some ability last term.

Winning one of her five starts, she looks the type to do better and starts the campaign on a workable mark.

7.50 - Windsor

Ranco can overcome a 5lb penalty for a recent success over the extended one-mile-three-furlong trip.

The David Pipe-trained four-year-old can repeat the trick in the Download The At The Races App Handicap.

Other fancies at Windsor include: 4.50 Spring Bloom, 5.20 Spring Is Sprung, 5.50 Stay Well, 7.20 Beija Flor

6.30 - Thirsk

Spanish Angel can build on an encouraging first run for trainer Ruth Carr by landing the Over 60 Betting Sites At bettingsites.ltd.uk Handicap.

Formerly trained by Andrew Balding, Spanish Angel looked unlucky at Newcastle when he was denied a clear run at a crucial time and only went down by a length and a quarter when fourth to Treble Treble.

As that was his first race for six months, improvement can be expected.

Others to consider at Thirsk: 5.00 Low Profile, 5.30 Electric Love, 6.00 Avoir Star, 7.00 Mabdaa, 7.30 Malhoob, 8.00 The Big House

Lingfield selections:

2.00 Chinese Whisperer, 2.30 Andonno, 3.05 Moselle Valley, 3.35 Modmin, 4.05 Avorisk El Perils, 4.40 Azets, 5.15 Shaqeeqa.

Southwell selections:

1.50 Villanelle, 2.20 Sahara Spear, 2.50 Little Gem, 3.25 Eagle's Foot, 3.55 Soaring Star. 4.30 Arctic Emperor, 5.05 Sociologist.