Southwell afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Monday, March 4

Southwell has an enticing card on Monday afternoon, with six races for the Planet Sport tipsters to feast their eyes upon.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Southwell, with a full set of tips from the six-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:35 (Southwell) Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson catches the eye in the Download The Racing App Now Handicap Chase at Southwell.

This will be his third start for Nick Kent and there were signs of him going the right way when fourth behind facile scorer Some Scope at Doncaster last time out.

The 10-year-old has slipped 9lb down the ratings since leaving Tom George, for whom he won three times, so he is handicapped to be competitive.


15:05 (Southwell) Stratagem

Stratagem has all the traits to be a strong contender in the Jumping For Fun Open Hunters' Chase.

It's his first start after a long break, with nearly two years away after having wind surgery, but now he's back.

That last start came at this track and he won be seven lengths, so he has good knowledge of the track. 


15:40 (Southwell) Long Draw

Long Draw returns from a long lay-off in the Try The Racing App This Afternoon Maiden Hurdle.

He looks set for a good campaign after starting just once last season, but he was in the placings in a novice hurdle at Taunton. 

He should produce a good performance capable of being in the mix come the closing stages.


16:40 (Southwell) We Got Your Back

We Got Your Back was only beaten half a length on his handicap debut and should be thereabouts again over the same course and distance in the Join Southwell Golf Club Novices’ Handicap Hurdle.

Laura Morgan’s Irish recruit did not show a great deal in three starts over flights in maiden and novice company, but that did allow him to enter the handicap arena from a fairly lowly perch of 90.

His initial effort proved he is capable of winning off that mark and this race looks a good opportunity for him to do just that.


Southwell selections in full:

Southwell: 14:05 Zara’s Universe, 14:35 Oscar Robertson, 15:05 Stratagem, 15:40 Long Draw, 16:10 Our Pink Lady, 16:40 We Got Your Back.

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