May 3 Racing Tips: Sound Reason logical choice at Beverley

Bank Holiday Monday always brings a bumper day of horse racing action, so Planet Sport tipsters have plenty to get stuck into with meetings at Beverley, Windsor, Bath, Kempton and Warwick on May 3.

Fancy a few winners to start the week in style? Planet Sport is here to help you put money in your pocket.

2.21 - Beverley

Sound Reason made it third time lucky at Newcastle in February and can begin his turf campaign on a high by taking the Beverley Annual Badgeholders Handicap.

He had little to beat when sent off the 4-11 favourite against four opponents, but he made all the running over five furlongs and was not hard pressed to score by a length and a half.

He delves into handicap company off a mark of 69, which could prove to be lenient for an unexposed young sprinter.

3.31 - Beverley

The Vegas Raider will be aiming to score a second success in eight days in the Mayday Handicap at Beverley.

After three undistinguished efforts as a two-year-old, the son of Kendargent benefited from being gelded and by wearing a visor to open his account in a dominant manner at Salisbury.

The Michael Bell-trained grey was also suited by the step up from seven furlongs to a mile and a quarter as he swept to victory by four lengths from Dancing Master.

He sticks to the same distance on the Westwood, and a 6lb penalty should not stop him backing up that convincing display.

Others to keep an eye on at Beverley include: 1.10 Ruby Red, 1.46 Berra Go, 2.56 Antagonize, 4.06 Kylie Rules, 4.41 Ms Gandhi, 5.15 Rhoscolyn.

3.21 - Bath

Mumtaaz may follow up a pleasing recent course-and-distance success in the Blackmore Facilities Management Handicap.

The son of Invincible Spirit overcame an absence of 220 days when scoring by a length from Woodcock over this mile. It was his first start since moving from John Gosden's stable to Charlie Hills.

It was a promising start for new connections by a horse, now aged four, who must have been held in some regard as he originally cost 900,000 guineas as a yearling.

1.35 - Bath

Sienna Bonnie can build on an encouraging debut run to get off the mark in the Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 EBF Restricted Novice Stakes.

In stark contrast to Mumtaaz, Sienna Bonnie was bought for a mere 4,000 guineas in September.

It could turn out to be a snip as she made a solid start to her career when only beaten a length and a quarter by Crazyland at Windsor.

Other Bath selections include: 1.00 Grand Canal, 2.11 Secretfact, 2.46 Uncle Dick, 3.56 Katherine Place, 4.31 Miss Fernanda.

3.06 - Windsor

Fantasy Believer overcame a four-month absence to win at Kempton three weeks ago and looks good to double up in the Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Handicap.

Trainer Charlie Hills gave the Make Believe gelding a welcome break over the winter. It paid instant dividends at Kempton, where he was well on top in the end.

Fantasy Believer can defy a 5lb rise in the ratings.

4.16 - Windsor

Greatgadian had two fine runs as a juvenile and can kick off his three-year-old season in style by winning the second division of the Visit Novice Stakes.

Roger Varian's colt by Siyouni shaped well when third to La Barrosa at Ascot on his debut and he had no trouble when making his mark at Wolverhampton in September - landing the odds by four lengths. He could be a nice sort.

Other Windsor punts include: 1.21 Seraphinite, 1.56 Global Vision, 2.31 Beyond Equal, 3.41 Sevenal, 4.51 Torbellino, 5.21 King Viktor.

5.30 - Warwick

Iron Heart can strike for trainer David Pipe in the Bet At Handicap Hurdle.

The four-year-old colt has had a month off since his last run at Ascot behind Herbiers, who has gone on to win a good race at Sandown since then.

Iron Heart was beaten only six lengths in seventh place that day and he is certainly worth another chance. David Pipe's charge had won at Newbury three weeks earlier, so a little break will have done him good.

Other fancies at Warwick include: 2.05 Inca Rose, 2.40 Dancing Doris, 3.15 Hazzaar, 3.50 Good News, 4.25 For Jim, 5.00 Keep Moving, 6.00 Trump Lady.


Selections for Kempton: 1.15 Paso Doble, 1.50 Golden Taipan, 2.25 Belle Jour, 3.00 Saint De Reve, 3.35 Wicked Willy, 4.10 Fidelio Vallis, 4.45 Progressive.

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