Cheltenham – good to soft on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
12.40 a stack of unexposed juveniles in this grade 2 hurdle, but the unbestean nelson River ticks plenty of boxes including crucially a C&D win already.
1/4pt ew Nelson River @ 8/1
1.15 A tricky event but I’m with Kildisart who impressed at Ascot last time and on a very fair mark in this handicap. Have to trust effectiveness at the track.
1/2pt win Kildisart @ 7/2
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.25 The very wondeful Frodon is certainly the one to beat at the weights and this cracking racehorse loves this track, but today goes up in trip against prove stayers. Terrefort has strong claims on his best form but his comeback race left plenty to be desired . Elegant escape comes here on the back of a win in the Welsh Grand National, but is equally effective over this C&D. Just gets the nod.
1/4pt win elegant Escape @ 5/2
3.00 An interesting Grade 2 hurdle with some progessive types over to further improvement, but it’s hard getting away from Jarveys Plate’s recent impressive victory over C&d, form which gives him the edge.
3/4pt win Jarvey’s plate @ 3/1
3.35 A humdinger of a Cleeve Hurdle and you can make a strong case for the majority. At the odds I’m with the capable Lil rockerfeller , who’s run many a big race here and will welcome the switch back to timber.
¼ pt ew Lil rockerfeller @ 22/1
4.10 The vert likeable chti Balko is usually seen on flat , speed tracks, so not har5d seeing him leading for a long way before capitulating late on. Our Merlin is back in form and runs this track well. He too likes to front run, so his race make up a concern . Nonetheless, another good run is likely
1/4pt ew our Merlin @ 8/1
Doncaster- good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.55 This has a vet winnable look to it and gives Chebsey Beau a good chance of a double. He was on his best behaviour last time at Musselburgh on similar ground and trip and the 3 pound hit could have been far worse. He’s not overly consistent but hard to ignore in this.
1/2pt win Chebsey beau @ 6/1
1.30 Dynamite Dollars has a stone advantage but does have a bit to prove on a speed track on quick ground. Ballywood has ideal conditions and could surprise .
1/4pt win Bakkywood @ 7/2
2.05 Commodore Barry is a terrific racehorse and with the C&D and ground and in his favour , another win, making 5 of his last 6, looks on the cards. Truckers lodge is a danger at the weights, but would need the heavens to open.
3/4pt win Commodore Barry @ 6/4
2.40 Lad Buttons has won al 3 starts this season in the style of a much improved and exciting mare. Bookies dangle a carrot making her a backable 6/5 back over hurdles. Looks worth taking.
1/2pt win Lady Buttons @ 6/5
3.15 a wide open handicap and if we have the same kind of finish as last year, a treat in store.Federicki comes herein decent form and wasn’t far away in this last year and no reason why he again he wont be in the mix .
1/4pt ew Frederica @ 9/1
3,50 A tricky small field handicap and I’m chancing the in form Lord County up in trip as he has track and ground in his favour.
1/4pt win Lord County @ 3/1
Uttoxeter – soft ground on this undulating and quite sharp track.
1.05 Not a strong heat and the two last time winners, Delface and The crazed Moon could have to themselves , despite both carrying the penalties, and the course form of Delface is the clincher.
1/2pt win Delface @ 7/2
1.40 Betamchie ran a solid race last time and the deeper ground today in his favour.
1/4pt win Betamachie @ 10/3
2.15 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 The drop in grade is welcome to Ballyandt who showed a lot more last time out.
1/4pt ew Ballyandy @ 9/2
3.25 The longer trip snd softer ground are bith in Jet Set’s favour and this expointer could be even better over fences.
1/4pt ew Jet Set @ 11/1
4.00 Not a strong finale and despite a hefty penalty. Keep Moving is open to improvement at this trip and looks a solid fav.
1/2pt win keep moving @ 6/4
Lingfield – all weather- polytrack
1.20 Not a deep race at all and the luckless Rajman could finally have his day , despite a wider than ideal draw. Rusper dreams is closely marched with the tip on Chelmsford form and has held his form well since, but has been most unlucky in the draw today , but still worth the fc bet.
½ pt ew Rajman @ 13/2
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 Fearsome comes here on a 4 timer and was massively impressive last time . The in form three Weeks has it to prove switching from fibesand , but at the odds just favour Come on Come On, who has good form off this mark , surface and trip.
1/4pt win Come on Come On @ 9/2
Selected Chelmsford City- all weather- polytrack
4.00 unsurpised by the market support for Titan Goddess, who responded well to the drops in the ratings and grade last time with a running on 3rd here and surely better can be expected from a good draw and an extra furlong to travel.
½ pt win titan Goddess @ 9/4
5.15 african blessing ran well again over C&d last time and suggested he was given a bit too much to do. That proves his new mark is manageable and can nick this late on.
1/2pt win African Blessing @ 4/1
6.15 Cry Wolf is certainly high enough in the weights now but his opponents aew far from formidable and another win looks on.
1/2pt win Cry Wolf @ 11/8
6.45 The consistent Joegogo ran another good race over C&D last time and a great chance of an overdue and deserved win in a much lesser race.
1/2pt win joegogo @ 2/1
7..15 Globsl art ran a cracker over c&d last time in a tougher race, but did have the run of the race from the front. That may not be the case tonight but still makes most appeal. dommersen is certainly knocking at the door, but a bit to prove on polytrack.
3/4pts win global Art @ 7/2
8.15 A weak finale and vert few can be taken seriously . The in form Prerogative is well drawn and comes here on the back of a good run over C&d.
1/2pt ew Prerogative @ 4/1