Other Day Meetings Fortune for a fiver
6 50 doubles 4 25p trebles & 50p ew Acca
Dontdelay 3.15 @ 2/1
Total Assets 3.55 @ 8/1
Minella Fiveo 2.25 @ 13/2
Lord Getaway 3.05 @ 3/1
Cheltenham- soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.30 There will be no hanging around in this with a num ber of front runners. Including the consistent and useful Lostintranslation, who could well e unsettled by so much going on so early and I prefer his Sandown conqueror Defi de Seuil , who has the ability to stalk a strong pace and see it out well. He was narrowly beaten by his old rival Lostintranslation over C&D, but had to concede weight that day and his opponent did have the run of the race from the front.
3/4pt Win Defi De Seuil @ 11/4
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 The ex- French Epatante comes here on a 5 timer and has won both of her starts for the in form Nicky Henderson without breaking sweat . They weren’t the deepest races ever but the stable do hold her in the highest regard, and could be ahead of the game
1/2pt Win Epatante @ 2/1
5.30 Veteran Perfect Candidate has run many a good race round here and his latest effort was a ,lot more encouraging when 3rd to Beware The Bear, who won here on Tuesday. He’s down to a good mark and this extended trip is in his favour a lot more than most. The more rain that falls the better and in this race for amateur riders , the able Brodie Hamson rides.
½ pt ew Perfect Candidate @ 25/1 – 5 places general
Selected Market Rasen- soft ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
2.25 Veteran minella Fiveo was going really nowhere quick, until he discovered Market Rase and sluiced in over C&D on similar ground and since then has won here very well nd again ran well , again here, when finding the longer trip against him. This is not a deep race and looks a really good bet to maintain his love affair here.
3/4pt Win Minella Fiveo @ 13/2
3.05 Another winnable race and the in form Lord getaway looks good for another win and was unlucky off around this mark last time when falling at the last. He could well be asked to make all and take a bit of catching.
3/4pts win Lord Getaway @ 3/1
4.25 jurys Out sluiced in last time, but this is a very different track and he’s up in trip. This again is not a deep contest and king Cool looks a really nice ew bet. He was a surprise winner at Kempton and wasn’t disgraced in far tougher company last time. Strong finisher.
1/2pt ew King Cool @ 9/1
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Hexham- heavy ground on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
2.35 Mcguintys Dream has certainly got the bit between his teeth and could be up to defying a hefty 13 pound fine as he runs this C&D very well on deep ground, but at cramped odds , happy to watch.
3.15 Another weak contest and only a few can be considered. Dontdelay dug in deep to win over C&d in the mud 3 starts ago and has held hi s form since. When successful he had little to spare over turtle Task, who since then has showed little , in fact he’s very inconsistent , and has only 1 win in the last 4 years !
3.4pt win Dontdelay @ 2/1
3.55 T his may not be pretty to watch as a dozen willing horses are faced with 4 miles round the very stiff Hexham on bottomless ground. But the likeable mare total Assets has been faced with a similar task before, and relished every yard winning over C&d in November . She was bunged up 1p pounds for that win , but has generally held her form well since. There are a couple of Southern Stable with runners and both Court Frontier and weststeet have the form to feature, but will have never have experienced what lies in wait for them today.
1/2pt ew Total Assets @ 8/1
4.35 A tricky small field handicap but the ground can’t be soft enough for Llantara and she gets the nod.
1/4pt Win Llantara @ 7/2
Southwell – all weather- fibresand
5.55 Few can be fancied in this opener and the reliable Catapult can notch a deserved win. He runs this track well and did Ok last time when dropped to this trip at wolver and this deeper surface suits him better. He’s likely to try and go all the way and the 7 pound claimer riding is pretty able. Only danger is Essential, who’s not renowned for consistency.
3/4pt Win catapult @ 2/1
7.00 A highly competitive and good quality Class 4 sprint with plenty of early pace, but the in form track specialist Warriors Valley looks good to lead , but off this mark , and up in grade, could be a sitting duck late on.The very wonderful Something’s Lucky just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and comes into this in his usual good form. The likely strong pace will suit this smooth travelling late player and can pinch another win over C&D.
1/2pt ew Something lucky @ 6/1
8.00 Seasearch has a god record here and the longer trip may just help him overcome a career high mark.
1/4pt Win Seasearch @ 4/1
8.30 Lion Hearted just goes on and on and is a perfect 5 from 5 this year. He didn’t have much to spare last time when upped to this lofty mark, but has no penalty , but is new to this surface and best runs have been at a furlong shorter.The veteran Baron Run has always tried but has a rotten win record, but put that behind him last time with an excellent win over this C&D. He’s 5 pounds higher and up in grade, but still has a much better chance than the bookies suggest.
1/4pt ew Baron Run @ 16/1