Selected Wincanton=- probably soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.40 Despite the big field few with serious chances but the likes of Pemberley and Two Sams, both going handicapping for the first time , are respected after showing a bit in better company . The two form horses are amzac magic and Blue April , who are both running well but are looking hard to win with. I prefer the chance of the latter as ground and trip are ideal and more likely to be appreciate this speed track more than his main rival.
1/2pt Win Blue April @ 3/1
2.10 Very hard to knock Myplaceatmidnight with consistently good runs every race and his last 3 runs have all been over this C&D and he ran really well to be 3rd off around this mark last time in a far deeper race than this. I’m a bit worried abut the deeper ground, so just a small play.
1/4pt Win Myplaceatmidnight @ 4/1
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.55 Fearsome Fred looked sure to collect Over C&D last time until taking a late fall and off a higher mark , and softer ground, compensation looks unlikely . In the end in that race, the consistent pair of Findusatgorcombe and Lizzie Langton fought out the places and it could be déjà vu today, but the soft ground edges me towards the former.
½ pt Win Findusatgatcombe @ 10/3
Selected Carlisle- probably heavy ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
2.20 A tricky opener as it’s a hands and heels race so whips cannot be used, so the more willing types are the ones to consider, but nothing has struck oil of late, so that factor no real help. All of the lady Rules, Khairagsh, Jurys Out and C&D winner Strike west have claims but I’m trying the well treated Chicago Lady who’ll like the ground and the young jockey has ridden her before.
1/4pt Ew Chicago Lady @ 14/1
2.50 An absolute match and the bookies go evens about the closely matched pair of Chambard and Dominateur , but as the latter is proven on th ground and trip and more likely to appreciate this track, looks the one.
½ pt win Dominateur @ evens
3.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.55 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 Molly Carew has to be respected under a hefty penalty but all of Ryalex,Never Up and Pokie Pekan are threats, and the deep ground gives the latter the edge.
1/4pt Win Pookie Pekan @ 11/2
Selected Southwell- all weather- fibresand
3.00 Dolly Dupree won over C&D last time off the mark so will take a great deal of beating, despite her unlikely to have an ideal race set up. She’s a late player and in a small field , she’ll need one of her rivals to try and go all the way . She’s a very short odds on fav, but I wont be playing.
4.05 Take your pick between alpha Tauri an Break the Rules, but the better recent strike rate of he former gives an edge.
4.40 Very weak and you would expect Dories delight to take this with ease, but not for me at odds on.
5.40 You would exoect Samovar to have the legs of tricky Dicky at this trip, but again we’re talking about short odds.
Selected Chelmsford City- all weather – polytrack
5.25 PREMIUM RACE
5.55 It will be tough for the capable and in form Ballyquin to adopt usual front running duties from a bad draw and the prolific Spring Romance has an even wider berth. Entharr is going well, is well drawn , but drops in trip, but if they go a good gallop he can pick up the pieces. I prefer chancing Charming Guest who won 3 times last year, including first time back after an absence , so likely to run well fresh . He’s well drawn and on a fair mark and worth risking first time on the surface.
1/4pt Win charming Guest @ 11/1
6.25 a good quality Class 2 event with a number of inform runners. Ancient Carrier is a much improved young stayer , who again has claims, but the jockey switch to Tom Queally can’t be seen as a positive as he hasn’t ridden a winner for 3 months !. The French raider, Amade comes here on a 5 timer , but his form is not as strong as the bang in form grey Britain, who can be excused a below par run last time at Kempton when they went very slowly and it turned unto a 2 furlong sprint. Hopefully Elegaic will go out to make this a true run race and the tip can nail a 3rd win in his last 4 starts.
¾ pt win Grey Britain @ 7/2
6.55 This looks very much a match between a pair of useful and tenacious fillies in Clon Collus and Pattie, and with no value the odds, happy to watch.
7.55 Gas Monkey hasn’ t had much racing but comes here on the back of a very good effort in higher grade when 2nd over C&D , and can race tonight off a lower mark. The draw could have been kinder, but looks a solid bet.
½ pt win Gas Monkey @ 9/4
8.25 A wide open finale with the well drawn pair of Chakari and Lady wolf well positioned to be bang there tonight , and last time they fought out a finish over C&d. They’re both up in the weights, but neither are fully exposed so have solid claims. Archdeacon was close behind this pair and is weighted for revenge, but is not a great price and has been unlucky in the draw again. Fanfaronade runs for a top stable so can’t be ruled out and neither can be biz Markee , so at the odds , it’s Lady Wolf for the double.
1/4pt ew Lady Wolf @ 10/1
Chelmsford City placepot