Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles,4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Point Zero 3.35 @ 3/1
Piazon 2.30 @ 10/3
Tokaramore 4.50 @ 9/4
Nachi Falls 2.20 @ 9/1
Selected Wincanton- good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 This has a most winnable look to it and worth risking the well handicapped Nachi Falls returning from a break with conditions to suit.
1/2pt Win Nachi Falls @ 9/1
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.25 Should be a facile win for odds on Cooloney in a weak contest.
4.30 Tikkapick finally nailed one last time and could go on from that and make light if the penalty, especially in this weak heat, but I prefer a play on veteran Turban , who’s won a few times this season and is now back to a workable mark, prefered ground and has run well here in the past.
1/4pt ew Turban @ 14/1
5.00 An absolute match between a couple of very useful hunters in Monsieur Gibraltar and risk A Fine, but so hard to split. Great race if you’re the headless type, as one of these even money shots must win, but I don’t advocate any sort of “ Gut” punting.
Selected Musselburgh- good ground on this flat and galloping track
2.10 Looks an easy task for the reliable John Williams as he’s in his usual good form and likes the C&D and ground, but is odds on.
2.40 Finding it hard to get excited about the prospects of short priced fav Landsman, who rarely sees the racecourse and has races on much quicker ground today up in trip. The Very thing us not the most straight forward, but has clear claims in this . All in all, an eat race to swerve.
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 A really hard small field chase to call with Elmond and just Minded closely matched on recent C&d for, king golan on a hat-tick after two good wins off much lower marks and Henry’s joy , who does has a bit to prove at the longer trip.
4.20 Royal Reserve is a short priced fav after a comeback win in the Newcastle mud,so plenty of questions to answer on this speed track and quick turf. Wot A shot likes it here and is not out of this despite a penalty while Kelpies Myth is another with solid C&D form on the ground. The nod goes to The Character who is on a good mark, but has had few races in the last few years, so just hoping he holds up today.
1/4pt ew The Character @ 15/2
4.50 Not a strong race and a big ask for recent winner hope Wishes up in trip and the weights,Tokaramore has done well enough to land a race of this quality and has run well here before.
3/4pt Win Tokaramore @ 9/4
Selected Southwell- all weather- polytrack
2.30 Impossible to knock the very wonderful Gorgeous General,4 wins and a 2nd in his last 5 , snd 3 of those wins came on this specialist surface, but up 7 pounds today which gives another track specialist in Piazon excellent claims of revenge with a big pull in the weights and Paul Hanagan has a terrific record here.
3/4pts Win Piazon @ 10/3
3.05 Purple rock landed the bets for my Members over C&D last time, but this is a very different kind of race as this front runner has two others in the field in Handsome Bob and Harbour Quay who also like to dominate and both effective over C&d. You would expect the race to be set up for the finishers, but none of the others are particularly well treated.
3.35 Natonal Gallery takes a drop in grade but hasn’t convinced of late and first try on this surface. Point Zero is a regular here and after looking a pushover in the finish, he finally nailed one, the n doubled up and has held his form very well here since. You can excuse a lesser effort on polytrack last time and he could possibly lead this all the way.
1/2pt Win Point zero @ 3/1
4.10 With the exception of the useful Gurkha Friend, these are all effective over this C&d and most are running very well. Mister Music is not the horse he was and is an unlikely winner today while Three weeks would need a very strong gallop to be effective down in trip, but that is possible with plenty of early pace. Weld al emarat has a terrific record here, but could need the run after a break so preference is for the consistent Angel Palanas, 4 times a track winner and may have needed his latest run.
1/4pt ew Angel palanas @ 14/1
4.40 Top trainer John Gosden has a terrific record here and his stable is firing presently. He saddles newcomer Copper and Five , who is odds on with the bookies, but an easy race to swerve.
Kempton – all weather- polytrack
4.55 A very tricky opener and made just that bit tougher by being a race for apprentice jockeys. Valley Belle went close off this mark at Chelmsford recently at this trip and from the best of the draw could give her jockey a rare success.
1/4pt Win Valley Belle @ 6/1
5.30 Another low grade handicap and these are all limited horses, who need everything to drop right to clinch the win. Eliott The Dragon won well over C&d last time and the 2 pound penalty could have been worse, and no complaints with the draw. another well drawn possible is bond street Beau , who has yet to win but has conditions in his favour and Oisin Murphy rides. Magicinthemakig is going well and is back to her best trip but the nod goes to the consistent front running Monarch Maid, who is weighted to take this.
1/4pt Ew Monarch Maid @ 6/1
6.00 Another low grade sprint , and all of these find getting their noses in front quite an arduous task and because all have a poor win record, happy to watch.
6.30 Verdana Blue is in a class of his own in this as he’s rated 93 on the flat and that’s a very fair reflection . He is suited by the C&d and comes here on the back of some classy runs over hurdles, the last time getting the better of dual Champion Hurdle hero Buveir D’or. He’s 1/3 to take this pipe opener for Cheltenham and it will be a shock if he fails to win with ease. Gumball is another very highly rated hurdler, but form this season not good and first time on synthetics. The fav is 1/3 which represents fair odds.
7.00 Intrepidly ran a belter over C&d last time with Enzemble and Scoffaw just behind, but he’s nudged up the weights and worst of the draw. Better was expected from Me too Nagasaki last time, but he is building up fitness after a break, has been given a chance by the handicapper and Murphy rides
1/4pt Win Me Too Nagasaki @ 13/2
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
8.00 Elusif won really well over C&d last time making all. He has a nice draw tonight and could be
to defying the 4 pound penalty. Maazel is hard to win with , but is certainly capable off this mark and may have been refreshed by the recent stable switch.
1/4pt ew Maazel @ 12/1
8.30 Viola park has the plot draw and is certainly capable of wins over C&d off this mark. May try to go all the way in this winnable finale .
1/2pt Win Viola Park @ 7/2