Today’s fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubes, 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Thedrinkymeister 3.10 @ 8/1
Samuel Jackson 4.00 @ 4/1
Roman Spinner 7.00 @ 6/1
Galitello 7.30 @ 11/2
Selected Stratford- good to soft on this flat and sharp track
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.10 it’s hard to see Church View doubling up on his surprise win at Chepstow up in grade on a much tighter track. The likes of On the Road, Board of Trade and Nesternko have all dropped to very good marks, but none have been convincing of late. Clondaw Westie is holding his form fairly well despite the testing mark, but has stamina to prove today. The Drinkymeister has returned with two good runs , but despite having a bit to prove on a sharp track on drying ground , I’m hoping this determined front runner will be away and gone.
1/2pt Win thedrinkymeister @ 8/1
3.40 The ex- Irish Fiesole has put in a couple of fair runs of late , which gives him a far better chance than the odds suggest in a race where few can be taken seriously.
1/2pt Ew Fiesole @ 16/1
Selected plumpton- soft ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
3.20 Ballyheigue Boy showed a lot more last time and this well handicapper stayer has 2 C&d wins in the mud and looks a nice ew bet .
1/4pt ew Ballyheigue Bay @ 9/1
3.50 There was money for Rosy World when a good 3rd here behind a pair of decent types and was tried in hot company next time. She won her bumper on deep ground and her mark looks manageable, especially with an able 7 pound claimer in the saddle.
1/2pt Win Rosy World @ 13/2
4.20 This is very weak and the well treated veteran Goring one is worth a dabble with the ground to suit and in a less demanding contest.
1/4pt Win Goring One @ 11/1
4.55 Another race where it’s hard to fancy many so worth siding with the well handicapped D’Artagnan le dun, who comes here on the back of an Ok run, which is a lot more than can said for his rivals.
1/4pt win D’artagnan le dun @ 4/1
Selected Taunton- good to soft on this flat and sharp track
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 looks good for Scaramanga, but he’s odds on.
3.30 a wide open contest but I’m drawn to Queen Adelaide who comes here in fair form and has her first run for the David Pipe stable who has a good record with new intakes.
1/4pt Win Queen Adelaide @ 6/1
4.00 The likeable achille goes for the hat-trc=ick but would do well off his new mark on this more benign track. I much prefer the chance of Samuel Jackson who comes here on the back of a really good effort in The Devon National when 4th and this track and the shorter trip both in his favour. The wonderful regal Flow won this last year, but this excellent veteran has yet to fire this year.
`1/2 pt Win Samuel Jackson @ 4/1
4.30 Youngster smarty wild has no penalty for a recent win and the longer trip should hold no fears. This Is not a deep contest and should nail the hat-trick, but only even money
Selected Kempton – all weather- polytrack
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
6.00 The short priced joint favs in Red Phoenix and Simba Samba both have questions to answer as Red Phoenix is a hefty 5 pounds higher for landing a modest event at Lingfield , and drops in trip while Simba samba was a shock winner at Newcastle, and of course has to prove he can do it on this much more benign track and surface. Nananita gets full marks for consistency and is rarely far away. She has yet to win in 12 tries , but has been a close 2nd a few times She is fine over this C&d and a nice ew bet from an Ok draw.
1/2pt ew Nananita @15/2
6.30 The short priced fav is Vegetina, who does bring the best form to the table, but has the worst of the draw and drops in trip. She was poorly drawn last time, but managed to set steady fractions, but was outpaced late on. I much prefer the chance of Lethal Lover who runs in famous colours for a good stable and ran well on debut on C&d and again last time when the longer trip seemed to find her out. Back down in trip, looks a most solid ew bet.
1/2pt ew Lethal Lover @ 5/1
7.00 The in form Portledge has plenty to prove switching from Newcastle while another in form runner, Glenn Coco is nudged up the weights in this deeper race.Roman Spinner runs this track really well with 3 wins and 5 places from just 9 tries and her unplaced run came here last time , which suggests that her current mark at this trip makes it tough for her. She needs a strong pace to be effective at this distance and that may be forthcoming tonight.
1/2pt Roman Spinner @ 6/1
7.30 Hard to get excited about many of these and even the fav, Elysees Palace is on a tough enough mark and needs the longer trip to have a positive difference. The lightly raced Galitello did well to win at this trip last time at Chelmsford city and is only up a pound. He runs for a top stable and could well be up to this unexacting task.
1/2pt Win Galitello @ 11/2
8.00 A weak event and at the weights only a few can be seriously considered. Gotham’s Cave returns after a poor run over C&d last time when entitled to do much better and can be only be watched after that. Cottingham did well last time but goes up massively in trip and also switches to polytrack. This looks an easy task for the in form Harry Callahan , whose recent for, including over C&d, is well in advance of his rivals.
3/4pt win Harry Callahan @ 5/4