Sandown – very soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
12.50 The hat-trick seeking Briac won this last year on similar ground but is 14 pounds higher today and recent wins have come over fences and at longer trips, but another big run wouldn’t surprise. Doring Cock is a possibility down in trip and another with claims inn class dropper Maquisard. Legend Of France caused a shock at Plumpton in the mud and despite being held off his new maek of late, does give the impression this stiff track will suit. Lively longshot.
1/4pt ew Legend of France @ 25/1
1.20 PREMIUM RACE
1.50 The very useful Kalashnikov is the one to beat at the weights , but this C&d may well not be ideal.. Dalila Du Seil looks dangerous while the progreesive glen Forsa is not to be underestimated .
2.25 a good quality Grade 2 handicap and also a good pace is on the cards with a few front runners. Queen ofhearts recently won at Haydock in the mud beating the valiant Danse Idol and Papagana not far away in 4th, but this one’s best ever run came over C&D on similar ground and could well surprise .
1/4pt ew papagana @ 10/1
3.00 A competitive chase for military riders and at the weight the very likeable Carlos Du fruter comes out on top, and will be well ridden, but the soft ground is a concern. Late Romantic wont mind the ground and gives the impression this unforgiving track will suit .
1/4pt win Late Romantic @ 5/1
3.30 elusive Belle runs in famous colours for a top stable and couldn’t have been more impressive when winning first time of asking for new connections, but this is the softest ground she’s ever faced. Sevearno was fairly priced last time at Chepstow, but was inexplicably turned over @ 1/3. Previous form was good including over C&D in the mud. Happy to watch.
4.05 The lightly raced youngster Darius des bois looked a bit awkward here last time but when his stamina kicked in , he flew home. The experience will have done him the world of good as will the longer trip.
1/2pt win Darus Des bois @ 3/1
4.35 Copperhead sluiced in at Exeter last time,but it wasn’t much of a race and has a massive 12 pound penalty. You can give chances to all of Putting Green, sliding doors and Shaws cross ,but te nod goes to the generally consistent its Got Legs who will be fine over C&D on the ground.
1/4pt ew Its got Legs @ 15/2
No Sandown placepot
Selected Fakenham- good ground on this very sharp track
1.40 Generous Jack returned to form last time, but will to find improvement from somewhere up 8 pounds on drying ground. Hurricane Minnie is unexposed and worth a play at nice odds in her first handicap She has showed up pretty well in some deep novice events and this trac should suit this prominent racer.
1/2pt Win hurricane Minnie @ 9/1
2.10 the drop in trip is hardly ideal for any of the 4, but brelan D’As brings the strongest recent form to the table and should oblige, but is 4/6.
2.45 A red hot Class 3 hurdle with a short priced fav in pistol whipped, but he’s only one of many with a chance. Interesting that the top stable of Paul Nichols has kept the faith with the capable yet apparently had to keep sound Some Man, and worth a dabble.
¼ pt ew Some Man @ 11/1
3.20 Sideways comes here on a hat-trick but the 7 pound hit and the rise in grade makes another win tough.Valadon looked all sort to nail a deserved win last time , but just ran out of puff.if front running again, could be away and gone on this tight track
1/4pt Win Valadon @ 9/2
3.50 Uno Mas continues to run well and the recent 5 pound hit could have been harsher and gets the verdict over lord DU Mesnil and Volcano on drying ground.
1/2pt Win Uno Mas @ 3/1
4.25 Toss us between Risk A Fine and Zeroshadesofgrey
Selected Lingfield- all weather- polytrack
2.00 Absolutely wide open and my short list is just too long, but one fancied runner not making the list is Seasearch, who landed my members’ Nap last time, but the penalty and switch to polytrack makes this most tough.
3.40 highland acclaim is in great form , but both Florencio and kodiline have recent decisions over him over C&D, but both should have done better of late. Last Page has a bit to prove up in trip so florencio is worth forgiving a below par run last time.
1/4pt Win florencio @ 7/2
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 Another wide open event but the nod goes to top rock Talula who hasn’t been with his new stable long and ran well for a long way here off this mark from a bad draw and also a much longer trip.
1/4pt Win Top Rock Talula @ 4/1
Selected Newcastle- all weather- tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
4.45 Royal Cosmic landed a 6/1 Nap for my members over C&D last time, but this is a bigger ask up in grade and the ratings, but still ticks more boxes than most in a winnable race. Star of Southwold is holding his form well, but this stiff C&d could well eat into his stamina. There was plenty if money for Native fighter over C&D last time on his comeback run for a new stable. He wasn’t sold cheaply, and just worth a bet.
1/4pt Win Native fighter @ 9/4
5.15 Lion Hearted is 2 from 2 for Mike Appleby and last time won a he pleased over C&d, but is a massive 13 pounds higher and goes up in grade, so makes no appeal at odds on. There are a number here with claims and I’m with scenery who ran his best race for some time over C&d last tie out and looks a nice ew bet.
1/4pt ew scenery @ 10/1
6.15 An excellent chance for Helovaplan against out of form rivals and also likely to get the run of the race from the front. He ran well here on his recent comeback race and the longer trip no issue.
3/4ptsWin Hellovaplan @ 11/8
6.45 Epeuis won well over C&D last time with lucky Lodge just behind, but both go up in grade and it offers a decent opportunity for the consistent if luckless Jack Th Truth, who looks very likely ro set the early fractions, probably sedately and have enough left for the final push. He’s come a long way for this and his stable does very well here.
1/2pt Win Jack The Truth @ 10/3
7.15 ginger Jam showed little in 3 turf maidens last season, but was very well backed here last time and made no mistake sluicing in . There was plenty to like about that win and as he’s thoroughly unexposed, the 5 pound hit in a weak heat, shouldn’t stop him.
3/4pt Win Ginger Jam @ 7/4
Selected Dundalk – all weather- polytrack
5.00 A stiff task for Lapilli up a massive 10 pounds and dropping in trip. Danz Gift is holding his form well and is well drawn to deliver his telling late challenge. He could do with a strong pace to chase which may no be forthcoming but still makes most appeal. Snow patch has strong form claims but chance has been undone by a wide draw.
1/2pt Win Danz gift @ 3/1
6.30 Veteran Beau Satchel is holding his form pretty well , but nowadays needs it all to drop right to prevail, but as he’s effective over C&D, well drawn and down to a low mark, could be his night .
1/4pt ew Beau Satchel @ 6/1
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
7,30 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 None of these have rung the Victory Bell for some time so the consistent noble Intention will carry my money from a good draw, fair mark over a C&D he runs well.
1/4pt ew Noble intention @ 8/1