Selected Doncaster – good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.50 A tricky opener where all 6 have chances of kind but I prefer the chance of stage Summit who was an excellent 2nd last time out to a well handicapped one, and that form makes him a pretty nice bet,
1/2pt win Stage Summit @ 7/2
1.55 A cracker of a Class 2 chase and all 7 come here with bright hopes. but last time winners Beau By and Cracking find will find this tough up in grade and the ratings . Ozzie The grey also won well last time , but in a good race so could e up to defying the penalty.The nod goes to forest Bihan , who’s been a top handicap chaser for a few seasons and has to go close on a good mark.
1/2pt win forest Bihan @ 10/3
3.05 Conatantino did well last time at Wetherby from the front and was only run down late on , and the3rd horse has sluiced in since. I’d be more confident if it wasn’t for the presence of other front runners.
1/2pt Win Constantino @ 5/2
Selected Huntingdon – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.00Daphne Du Clos looked good in bumpers 2 years ago but a far safer bet is the useful flat horse scarlet dragon who also has the best hurdles form on view.
1/2pt win Scarlet dragon @ 6/4
1.35 PREMIUM RACE
2.05 this has a winnable look to it and the switch to fences and a longer trip could well see Oscar World in a better light and some of his recent form is pretty good.
1/2pt win Oscar World @ 15/2
2.40 A cracking Class 1 chase for mares, most of which come here in top form. Irish raider Magic of light has won in England on her last two starts and is clearly the one to beat at the ratings, but this C&D looks sharp enough and I prefer the talented , reliable and enthusiastic Happy Diva, who as ever will run her race and could surprise.
1/2pt Ew Happy Diva @ 9/2
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Lingfield – all weather- polytrack
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
1.45 This will take little winning and despite being high enough in the weights, the reliable Keep it country tv makes most appeal.
1/4pt win Keep It Country Tv @ 3/1
2.55 The drop in trip wont help Brockey Rise despite having no penalty in a winnable race. The well drawn youngster Ever Rock shouldn’t be far away.
1/4pt w Ever Rock @ 8/1
3.55 Attain has won this for the last years, both times with top amateur Simon Walker in the saddle , and as he rides again and the tip comes here in good form, the hat-trick is on.
3/4pt win Attain @ 5/2
Selected Newcastle- all weather- tapeta- The track is stiff and galloping
4.15 The well related Sparkle in his eye did well enough over C&D on a recent debut to land this , looks a most solid fav.
3/4pt winSparkle in His Eye @ 5/6
4.45 Not a deep handicap and surprise last time winner Deconso could double up on his win at Wolver. He’s got plenty of room for improvement but preference is for Quicksilver who’s run well here before off higher marks and higher grade.
1/2pt win quicksilver @ 9/2
5.15 Track regular Equiano Springs ran a cracker down in trip over C&D last time, going off hard from the front and only failing by a neck . Compensation awaits off a slightly higher mark.
3/4pt win Equiano Springs @ 9/4
5.45 The short priced fav is Olympic Spirit who ran well on debut finishing 3rd, just behind Kyllachy Warrior, and despite him being better for the experience, prefer to play his rival at attractive odds.
1/4pt ew Kyllachy Warrior @ 7/1
6.15 Alkaamel made up for lost time with a facile win at Kempton, but it wasn’t a great race , so a bit to prove up 6 pounds and switching to tapeta, so odds on not for me. Spirit kingdom ran better last time and has decent form on this surface. Worth a try at massive odds.
1/4pt ew Spirit Kingdom @ 28/1
6.45 Veteran Baron run continues to run enthusiastically and well but he’s still hard to win with, but at long odds , promises to be not far away.
1/4pt ew Baron Run @ 16/1
7.15 Archimedes comes here on a C&D hat-trick , but would do well to achieve it off a 5 pound higher mark. Quite a few here with a chance but off this mark and C&d , Cherry oak is going to nail one soon.
1/4pt ew cherry Oak @ 9/2
7.45 Pink Flamingo is with a top stable and ran well enough over C&D last time to be bang there in this finale.
1/2pt ew pink Flamingo @ 11/2
Selected Dundalk- al weather – polytrack
5.00 The field are weighted to dead heat, but there is more to consider than just that. Stronghold is a short priced fav, but this longer trip could catch him out. Both political Policy and Ladt DE Vesci are consistent types with good form over C&D , but so has California Lad , who looks a lively longshot.
1/4pt ew California Lad @ 20/1
5.30 Not an appealing race but the well weighted and drawn Yamato could claim a 3rd track win.
1/4pt win Yamato @ 6/1
6.00 Despite having the worst of the draw, Finnaiocht has serious form claims and worth an interest.
1/4pt win fiannaiocht @ 4/1
7.30 Ahlan Bil Zain was massively impressive over C&D last time but has rocketed in the ratings and would do very well to go in again. This is veteran’s have a Nice Day’s best C&D and was recently a close 2nd off the same mark.
1/4pt win Have A nice day @ 9/2
8.30 A wide open finale full of in form types, but the fav , La Novia fails to make the shortlist now on a testing mark . Hey Pretty has to go close from the best of the draw and with 2 close calls over C&D off this mark, but at the odds prefer the well weighted Very Smart , who’s last run was a step forward.
1/4pt ew very Smart @ 16/1
No Dundalk placepot advice