Selected Newcastle- Could be soft ground with the rain. The track is stiff and galloping
2.00 Not an east opener and I’m trying the well handicapped dulce Panem, who comes here on the back of a good 3rd and this stiffer track should help. He’s had plenty of chances, but every horse has his day.
¼ pt ew dulce Panem @ 11/1
2.30 a most winnable contest with veteran Astracad unlikely to appreciate this stiff C&D on the ground , in fact you can find more negatives than positives for practically all .It’s taken Chase The Wind sometime to find his form this season , despite a declining mark , but showed chunks more last time, but as not guaranteed to reproduce it, just a small play.
1/4pt Win Chase The Wind @ 4/1
3.00 Beyondtemptation has been one of my favourites over the years and this teak tough mare comes here on the back of an excellent all the way win, where she was given a bit too much rope. The 7 pound hit will be hard to overcome , so I’m siding with the excellent The Crazed moon, ho comes here on a 4 timer and well worth the risk despite the 7 pound hit as he’s such a determined soul in the finish. Tim rocco won well at Donny just a few days ago, but very different conditions today.
1/2pt Win the Crazed moon @ 5/2
Selected Exeter- Could go to soft ground with the rain
The track is stiff, undulating and galloping
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 it’s impossible to knock Big Time Frank as he’s been 2nd in all 5 runs this year, and responds very well to the continual nudge up the handicap . He’s been pushed up another 2 pounds for his last gutsy effort and has run well over C&D on similar ground. The first time blinkers may well help frank to notch a well deserved win.
½ pt ew Big Time frank @ 6/1
5.15 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Wolver- all weather- tapeta
5.00 No shortage of early pace with the well handicapped Taverner decently drawn to exploit a good mark, but he’s going to be pushed by the in form but down in trip Catapult , who’s poorly drawn, and up the rails , the veterans Indian Affair and seanie will also be getting busy early. The capable Peachey Carneham was showing no signs of taking advantage of a declining mark until a smart win at Newcastle, following up with a win over this C&d. his next run was nothing to be sneezed at with a close 3rd again over C&D and off a 2 pound higher mark than today . Next time he struggled up in trip and comes here on the back of a fair effort up in grade. The quicker they go the better for this strong finisher and james Sullivan is back in the saddle and he’s 2 from 4 aboard the tip. The negative is the wide draw, but as a late player, hopefully the jockey can get him into a position to mow these down late on.
1/2pt ew Peachey carnehan @ 14/1
5.30 An open race and a few dark horses in Endlessly who goes handicapping off a fair mark, but happy to watch first time on the surface and up in trip. Moon of Baroda is going well and the drop in trip could help round here while the consistent Home Before Dusk is another who may find this C&D to his liking in an attempt to shed his maiden tag. The nod goes to Spiritual Man who is proven over C&d and his mark remains manageable.
1/4pt ew spiritual Man @ 6/1
6.00 the poorly drawn krystallte is a real speed ball early on and will as usual blast out setting rapid fractions, and he wont be left alone with the back to form Bug Time Maybe and hat-trick seeking poeta brasiliero also front rank along with the out of form pair of Jacob’s Pillow and Fethiye Boy. Poeta Brasiliero has won 2 of his 4 starts and the latest came over C&d , but that was over 2 months ago and is now with a new stable, who has a poor record with new inmates. Track regular A Sure Welcome is in top form and did exceptionally well over C&D last time, in a very hot race when coming late and fast, from the worst of the draw , to be a close 3rd. he’s been blessed with a good draw tonight and the strong pace will play perfectly into his strong finish. Looks a good bet.
3/4pt Win a Sure welcome @ 5/2
6.30 No doubt that the fav Flood Warning is well handicapped, but with such a poor win record, easy to look elsewhere. Mood for Mischief is knocking on the door and this could be is night but preference is for Tetradrachim , who when last seen over C&D won by a long looking 7 lengths, and since then hasn’t been disgraced off his new mark at Newcastle, so from a good draw, nd back on a speed track, could get back on track.
1/4pt ew Tetradrachim @ 10/1
7.00 The ex Irish confrontational had his limitations exposed last time , and this C&D is unlikely to help his cause. The short priced fav is the well treated Demolition of war, who showed a bit more over this C&d last time, but was a bit behind Roman de brut, who is well drawn and must be a nice longshot on his latest effort. Both Come On Tier and High acclaim are capable sorts but need it all to drop right.
1/4pt ew Roman De Brut @ 16/1
7.30 The massively consistent Dodgy bob likes the C&D and his mark Is fine, but the wide draw spells trouble for this prominent racer.All of Classy Cailin, Diamond Pursuit and Rapid rise have good recent C&D form but the nod goes to Seaforth, who had a few of them behind when a good 5th recently.
1/4pt ew Seaforth @ 9/1