REDCAR could be in line to mark a new era in its links with the Royal Family tomorrow (Monday) when the King fields its first runner at the seaside circuit.

Sired by legendary Derby winner Sea The Stars, the two-year-old Desert Hero colt lines up in the monarch’s famous purple, scarlet and gold colors. EBF double trigger rates at 14.30.

The late Queen Elizabeth, who was a keen racing fan, had a long association with Redcar, dating back to 1968 when her horse Castle Yard won the Zetland Gold Cup. She won the race again 41 years later with My Kingdom of Fife, trained by Sir Michael Stout.

Her last winner was at Redcar in August 2018 with the William Haggas-trained Humbolt Current (main photo) and the Newmarket-based trainer sends out Desert Hero tomorrow.

The king recently announced he would sell some of the horses he inherited from the queen, although it was clear the royal family’s links to the sport would continue.

Desert Hero, who will be ridden by Siren Fallon, won on a soft going course at Haydock in September and finished third to Charlie Appleby’s Silver Knot in the Group 3 Solario Stakes. This is the best form on offer and Desert Hero will likely have little chance to appreciate this long distance and win a second time.

The race is in honor of the great stayer Double Trigger, who was trained by Mark Johnston at Middleham. Johnston’s yard won it last year with Trojan Horse and enters the battle this time with unraced Trojan Spirit. It’s worth checking the market, given the stable’s proximity to the race.

Redcar’s penultimate fixture of the season kicks off at 1.30pm with Visit EBF beginner rates. Up-and-coming Middleham boss Ed Bethel opened an exciting two-year run with Yorkshire at Redcar’s last meeting, and his Scotts Moon look to be another promising youngster from the yard. The son of Starspangledbanner showed plenty of promise when fourth of 12 first out at Haydock last month and will look set to continue in the hands of PJ McDonald.

Maltese handler Declan Carroll has been no stranger to Redcar’s winner’s enclosure this season and saddles the two likely market leaders in Kelpie Gray and Carvetti in Market Cross Jewelery Nursery. Preference goes to the former who narrowly missed out when he finished second in his last run at Hamilton.

The Watch racing TV in HD. We sell bets could also go to Malton with Magna Moralia, trained by John Quinn and ridden by Ben Robinson. The gelding won from a mark of 77 when he won the Pontefract Class 5 Soft Handicap back in April and looks ready to return to winning ways.

Star rider James Doyle is a welcome visitor to Redcar and has a good chance of riding the progressive three-year-old Oval, trained at Newmarket by Simon and Ed Crisford, in Join Racing TV for the Jumps Season Handicap. The son of Lope De Vega was beaten less than a length by a good horse in James Horton’s Flight of the Phantom in May after an emphatic all-weather win at Lingfield. Awaal has not been out since Haydak, but could very well be at a condescending level.

David O’Meara’s Pisanello, who finished well second to Belhaven in the Racing TV Straight-Mile Series Final at the last Redcar meeting, is a danger with racing fitness on his side.

The Chrisford-Doyle pairing also has a lead chance with Pussycat Eyes in the next one Every race is live on Racing TV Maiden Stakes. The Churchill filly showed promise in two all-weather races at Kempton and Chelmsford.

However, Michael Dodds’ stable is in fine form at the end of another successful season, and Abruzzo Mia (in the photo below) can follow up his debut second over seven furlongs to the David Simcock-trained Kaif at Redcar in September. Merrin Dodds, who was well supported on the day, is reduced to six furlongs and can go one further.

Also taking a risk with Stallone, who is trained at Dodds, in the first division Watch replays of the race on Handicap student. The gelding hasn’t won since a hard-fought victory at Yarmouth in 2019 but has had enough decent races in defeat to think he has a chance of giving Page Hopper her first win under favorable conditions.

Porterinthejungle, trained by Robin Briceland in Hampshire, had plenty in hand when winning at Windsor a week ago and can make the long journey north pay off in division twounder the guidance of capable pilot Mark Wynn.