Selected Kelso- good ground on this undulating and sharp track.
1.25 dream Du Grand Val will be very hard to beat, but is 1/2.
1.55 The capable Petitville can only be watched on current form but the other three all come into this with bright hopes . Its very hard to knock Tanarpino , who always runs his race, remains on a fair mark and likely to have the run of the race from the front . The drying ground is more in his favour than his two main rivals and is certainly worth chancing returning from a break at very attractive odda.
1/2pt win Tanarpino @ 13/2
2.25 He was one of the top juveniles last year , but has found it tougher this season taking on useful older horses, but on these terms We have A dream should make no mistake , but is 4/11.
3.00 Only 2 go and the excellent definitely Red has plenty in hand over captain redbeard, but is 2/9.
3.35 not a deep race and the prolific aye Right ticks plenty of boxes and looks very good to land his 4th win in his last 5 starts.
3/4pt win aye Right @ 5/4
4..10 On official ratings Shantou flyer has a huge advantage, but is not running near that mark and drying ground no help.
MY only bet at Clonmel is in the 3.50 and is for members only.
Selected Leicester- good ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.45 Edgar recently returned from a lengthy break , doing well coming 2nd, but acid test for long time absentees is always second run back as they are more likely to bounce than not. The captain ran as well as possible over C&D last time behind a much superior pair. This is far easier and the stable has a good record with horses first time in a handicap and does very well at this track.
1/2pt win The captain @ 5/2
4.00 hurricane Dylan ran a belter in his first handicap last time impressing with his attitude and could well be up to giving the weight away.
1/2pt Win Hurricane Dylan @ 7/4
No Leicester placepot
Selected fontwell- soft ground on this sharp track
2.05 Two well handicapped hat-trick seekers head the market in silver Quay,who looks to have his appetite back after two smooth wins at Taunton in the mud , up against Goodgirl Teresa who has looked good landing her last two, but they were over fences. Both are new to this tricky track, so I’m passing again.
2.35 westwood bertie ha done well in few tries over hurdles and is the clear form horse, but has to give weight away to Christopher Wood, who was a decent soft ground miler on the flat and has joined the top stable of Paul Nicholls. As both are short odds, no point in ploughing in on one of these in a thorough two horse war. Great race for headless gamblers, but half of them will get it wrong.
No Fontwell placepot
Meydan- turf track good ground, all weather – dirt
A cracking track, flat, sweeping and galloping
3.05 PREMIUM RACE
3.40 A tricky Group 3 as and both Heavy Metal and kimbear have out up terrific performances over C&d when able to dominate , and both will be aiming to get to the head of affairs ASAP, as front runners take some reeling in over this C&D. Just to make things even trickier, Janoobi also likes to front run, and is no slouch a he won a Group 2 here last year, but is unproven on the surface. With a war up front likely, this could drop the way of Muntaah, a strong finisher in strongly run races.
1/2pt Win muntazah @ 11/2
4.15 The short priced fav is the lightly raced Godolphin horse Art Du Val but I’m giving another chance to Trolius , who was entitled to do better here last time and the extra furlong should help.
1/4pt ew Trollius @ 10/1
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.25 Lavaspin has won his last two over C&D impressively but is a massive stone higher for his latest win and also returns from a 3 months break. Nine Below Zero was mightily impressive over C&D two starts back , but is 8 pounds higher today, but still worth a play after a decent effort In a Group 3.
1/4pt win Nine below zero @ 5/1
6.00 The Godolphin team has been cleaning up here of late, and 7 of the 15 runners in this finale wear the Blue silks, but hard to get over excited by any of their chances so worth trying the capable and well handicapped Appealed who was a running on good 4th over C&D last time off a higher mark.
¼ pt ew Appealed @ 16/1
Chelmsford City – all weather polytrack
4.45 most of these are vey closely matched at the ratings, but few come here in for the exceptions are irish times, Red Cossack and Satchville flyer, but the latter two are poorly drawn and have had plenty of chances of late. irish times has the plot draw and comes here on the back of a good run on Newcastle’s tapeta, but does have comparable form on this surface. Wont get a better chance to nail one.
1/2pt Win Irish Times @4/1
5.20 Mochalov did well last time, is well drawn and the drop in trip shouldn’t be a major issue but preference is for the in form Pindaric , whose latest effort was a good 2nd over C&D off this mark. The draw is not ideal and is partnered by an inexperienced rider, but just comes out the best. Short priced fav magicnthemaking goes up in the weights and trip leaving a vulnerable look..
1/4pt win Pindaric @ 9/2
5.55 Not much between the in form trio of Three c’s. Little Miss kodi and Naralsaif, but the nod goes to the former on the weights and draw.
1/4pt win three C’s @ 7/2
6.30 Probablity was well held off this mark last time while Tobeeornottobe has a bit to prove on this surface. Antonia clara has had plenty of chances, and you have to forgive a tame effort last time, but she has good form over C&D off higher marks and this could be her day.
1/4pt Win Antonia Clara @ 4/1
7.30 Executive Force has impressed winning his last two at Newcastle, but this is a very different task up in trip switching to polytrack and up 5 pounds in the ratings. This id course means he’s worth taking on, but Bollinhope is another tapeta specialist and both Juanito Chico and the Warrior have stamina concerns. Baasha got it right over C&D a few starts back , and whilst now on a high enough mark, he ticks the most boxes.
1/2pt win Baasha @ 13/2
8.30 PREMIUM RACE
Chelmsford City Placepot