April 5 Racing Tips: Starczewski shooting for success at Kempton

Easter Monday heralds a bumper day of racing at Kempton, Redcar, Wolverhampton, Plumpton, Chepstow, Fairyhouse and Cork giving Planet Sport's tipsters plenty of food for thought.

Your luck could be in on Easter Monday. Here's some strong fancies that could make it a Bank Holiday to remember.


Starczewski is expected to carry on his good form in the Unibet 15 To Go Queen's Prize Handicap (4.35) at Kempton.

The David Simcock-trained stayer won at Wolverhampton in his last outing and also triumphed over this two miles in back February.

A lenient rise of just 6lb for both those wins puts him in good shape for another success on Easter Monday.

Kestenna will be looking to land a hat-trick in the Unibet "You're On" Fillies' Conditions Stakes (2.50).

She is already down to 25-1 for the fillies' Classic at Newmarket on May 2 after two easy wins at Wolverhampton and Kempton during the winter.

The John Gosden-trained filly would have to take care of this opposition to warrant thoughts of heading to Headquarters.

Highly-rated Fooraat will be aiming to get back to winning ways ran well in the Unibet Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes (4.02).

Following two wins in her first two races, she was sent off the 5-4 favourite for the Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom but she finished fifth of six behind Summer Romance.

A better effort followed at Deauville where she was fourth to Irska at the same grade before ending her campaign in fifth place to Cloak Of Spirits in a Newmarket Listed contest.

There's plenty of room for improvement.

Other tips for Kempton include: 1.45 Mythical Star, 2.20 Blue De Vega, 3.30 Imperial Sands, 5.10 Lexington Dash.


Impressor in the Market Cross Jewellers Handicap (3.25) could be the horse that turns trainer Phil Makin's short career into a long one.

Useful for Marcus Tregoning at best, he was third in the Horris Hill at two but did not build on that promise last season.

He was bought for just 800 guineas and it is easy to see why Makin took a punt given his mark has already dropped to 90 from a high of 99.

Maybe this outing at Redcar could be the time to catch him.

Others to keep an eye on at Redcar include: 1.10 Headingley, 1.40 Poet's King, 2.15 Bear Me In Mind, 2.50 National League, 3.58 Sir Oliver, 4.30 Royal Guard, 5.07 Travel Lightly.


Elakazaam can get back to winning ways in the Visit attheraces.com Handicap (1.55).

Karl Burke's three-year-old took a huge step forward from his debut to win at the second time of asking at Dunstall Park.

Second on his reappearance back there last month, he will strip fitter for that run.

These tips at Wolverhampton might be worth a sniff: 1.20 One Step Beyond, 2.30 Asdaa, 3.05 Punxsutawney Phil, 3.40 Loch Ness Monster, 4.10 Phuket Power, 4.45 Atiyah.


Aheadfullofdreams has been tricky to win with for the Skeltons but the application of cheekpieces may work the oracle in the An Evening With Paul Merson 9th September Novices' Handicap Chase (2.45).

Plumpton fancies also include: 2.10 Casa Loupi, 3.20 Darkest Day, 3.55 Pistol Whipped, 4.25 Getariver, 4.55 Azzuri, 5.25 Ding Ding.


Espanito Bello can extended the decent record of novices in the Boylesports Irish Grand National (5.00).

Owned and trained by Barry Connell, who has seen his colours carried to plenty of big-race success in the past, this would eclipse them all.

But the seven-year-old has very solid claims based on his last two efforts against Coko Beach.

First time at Naas over just two miles and three furlongs he beat him by 18 lengths and then over three miles he looked like getting the better of him once more only to nearly fall at the last.

Coko Beach had won the Thyestes in between those runs, giving the form a solid look, yet the selection is 3lb better off this time round.

Fairyhouse fancies also include: 2.05 French Light, 2.40 Teahupoo, 3.15 Aarons Day, 3.50 French Dynamite, 4.20 Easy Game, 5.40 Whisperinthebreeze.


Selections for Chepstow include: 1.00 Macfin, 1.30 Drewmain Legend, 2.00 Blumen Glory, 2.35 Bellatrixsa, 3.10 Amoola Gold, 3.45 Gleno, 4.15 On Call, 4.50 Parisian Blue.


Selections for Cork include: 1.50 Mr Josiey Wales, 2.25 Quarry Lil, 3.00 Weihnachts, 3.35 Clounts Glory, 4.05 Easca Mor, 4.40 Auvergnat, 5.15 Glenbeg Express, 5.50 Casey West.