August 30 Racing Tips: Howzer Black to make amends at Ripon

Check out Planet Sport's tips ahead of the races at Ripon, Epsom, Wolverhampton and Chepstow on Monday, August 30.

It's Bank Holiday Monday so there's a full suite of races, with today's tips coming from Ripon, Epsom, Wolverhampton and Chepstow.

Also check out Planet Sport Bet's fantastic 'neck and neck' offer that should soften the blow a little if your horse comes a close second in all ITV Races.

Here's a quick snapshot of Monday's selections. Click on the horse's name to have a punt with Planet Sport Bet.

Howzer Black (2.30 - Ripon)

Taj Alriyadh (3.05 - Ripon)

Titan Rock (3.10 - Epsom)

Charming Kid (3.15 - Wolverhampton)

Kettle Hill (3.40 - Ripon)

Thunder Lily (4.00 - Chepstow)

2.30 Ripon - Howzer Black

Howzer Black was just touched off at Hamilton last time out but can make amends in the Billy Nevett Memorial Handicap.

Ironically, the Keith Dalgleish-trained five-year-old was collared close to home by stablemate Platinumcard and beaten by a neck.

Howzer Black was 33/1 on that occasion, with the winner a 5/1 shot. The former is certain to go off at much shorter odds this time and can reward punters with success.

3.05 Ripon - Taj Alriyadh

Taj Alriyadh can take his 100 per cent record to four in the British Stallion Studs EBF Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy.

The two-year-old colt, by impressive young sire Mehmas, has been brought along steadily by trainer Karl Burke. Now, after two wins at Catterick and one over this course and distance, Taj Alriyadh steps up to Listed company.

He is obviously well thought of at home, because he holds an early-closing entry in the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury next month.

3.40 Ripon - Kettle Hill

Kettle Hill can build on a promising comeback run five weeks ago to land the spoils in the Ripon Rowels Handicap at the North Yorkshire track.

The lightly-raced four-year-old was returning after being off the track for three months when failing by only a head to peg back Garden Oasis at York.

It was an eye-catching effort by the William Haggas-trained gelding, who was sent off the 3-1 favourite despite possibly needing the run.

That will have done Kettle Hill good, and there seems sure to be more improvement to come because he has only had the five races.

Others to back at Ripon: 1.20 Summer Secrets, 1.55 Tarnhelm, 4.15 Pride Of Priory, 4.50 My Brother Mike

3.10 Epsom - Titan Rock

Titan Rock can go one better in the Stanley Wootton Handicap at Epsom after a narrow defeat at Chester.

It was only in the dying strides that the John Quinn-trained three-year-old was edged out by Fools Rush In. That was over seven and a half furlongs, and this slightly shorter trip should be in his favour.

More top Epsom fancies: 2.00 Beautiful Surprise, 2.35 Secret Handsheikh, 3.45 Great Esteem, 4.20 Patient Dream, 4.55 Chase The Dollar, 5.30 Poet's Magic

3.15 Wolverhampton - Charming Kid

Charming Kid made an encouraging return after 177 days off the track when runner-up at Lingfield three weeks ago and has a great chance of recording a second career win in the St Leger On Sky Sports Racing Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The five-year-old, trained by Dean Ivory, raced too freely in front on his comeback and had nothing left in the last of the five furlongs.

With the freshness now out of him, Charming Kid can see out the minimum trip at Dunstall Park.

Other top tips for Wolverhampton: 1.00 Youllovemewheniwin, 1.30 Prop Forward, 2.05 Crocodile Power, 2.40 Nezar, 3.50 Enraged, 4.25 Tazaman

4.00 Chepstow - Thunder Lily

A drop in trip can reap its reward too for Thunder Lily in the IRE-Incentive It Pays To Buy Irish Fillies' Handicap at Chepstow.

Seamus Durack's filly found the mile and a quarter at Sandown taxed her stamina too much as she faded in the final furlong to finish third behind Arenas Del Tiempo.

More top selections for Chepstow: 2.15 Sapphire's Moon, 2.50 Airshow, 3.25 Bounty Pursuit, 4.35 Pavlodar, 5.05 Spanish Star