Today’s Fortune for a fiver
Morning Vicar 1.45 @ 3/1
Graceful legend 2.20 @ 11/2
Tight call 2.00 @ 8/13
Gemologist 2.30 @ 5/1
Selected Newbury- probably good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.45 Quite competitive at the ratings but I’m overlooking Remastered , as all of his best form is on deep ground. The other 3 last time winners all have claims, but hat-trick seeking Dashel Dancer has s double penalty and usually race on stiffer tracks. Just give Morning Vicar the nod over Breaking Waves on quality of form and also open to greater improvement.
1/4pt Win morning Vicar @ 3/1
2.20 voie dans VOie did well last time, but does drop in trip and wont have a soft lead today with Valadon in the field. Most of the field have been struggling to get their noses in front , but the consistent graceful legend looks the best option and a deserved win can drop her way.
1/2pt Win Gracefl Legend @ 11/2
2.50 The only recent winner is last victor Avantgardist, whose win came a bit out of the blue and a bit to prove up in grade, ratings and trip , and on drying ground. I’ve been frustratingly been with Three star General a lot of late, and while he’s hit he frame often, wins are still elusive, but a couple of similar types have rung the Victory Bell of late, so could be his turn.
1/4pt ew Three Star General @ 8/1
3.25 Goodnitesweetheart was all out to win last time , and more needed today up in the ratings and grade. Not many here are in peak form so I’m chancing the front running Perfect pirate who did well a few runs ago from the front when 4th and can race off a lower mark today at a track which favours front runners
1/4pt ew Perfect Pirate @ 12/1
4.00 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Musseburgh – good ground on this flat and galloping track
2.00 Tight Call took a tired fall last time but looks sure to gain compensation in a modest novice event with ground, trip and probably track all in his favour, but is 4/6 .
2.30 hard to fancy many and a chance has to be given to Gemologist who did well over C&d last time in quite a deep event on ground softer than ideal on her first start for Lucinda Russell. Good chance of a first win over hurdles.
1/2pt Win Gemologist @ 5/1
3.05 I was with the in form Wishful Dreamin when he won here last time , but as he’s under a big penalty, preference is for the back to form The Road Home, who chased home a capable one over C&D last time.
1/4pt Win the Road Home @ 9/2
3.40 A weak contest and hard to be very confident regarding form horse frame rate , whose latest win came over C&D, but on softer ground and off a much lower mark . iconic Belle has disappointed in her last few runs , but before that was bang there over C&d when taking a late fall, form that makes her hard to beat.
1/2pt Win Iconic Belle @ 2/1
4.10 PREMUM RACE
4.45 Donnas dream is consistent but still can’t nail one, but decent prospects today coming here on the back of a decent run here in this grade and promising to be suited by this longer trip.
1/4pt ew Donnas dream @ 11/1
I’m only having 3 bets here in the first 3 races, but it’s for Members only
No Lingfield placepot
Selected Dundalk- all weather- polytrack
5.45 Burning Love did oh so well winning here from a bad draw and was most unfortunate to lose the race in the Stewards’ Room, but would do well gaining compensation down in trip and up in the weights. She’s My dream was a warm order here last time, but tied up badly late on. She’s likely to strip fitter tonight as her last run came after a lengthy break. Could well make all from the best of the draw.
1/4pt Win She’s My dream @ 7/2
6.15 PREMIUM RACE
6.45 A pretty good field and fair to expect all of these 3yos to do well this season but no getting away from the useful Sky Seven . She comes out just the best at the ratings, is most effective here and races as this longer trip will suit her even more.
3/4pt Win Sky seven @ 2/1
7.45 Tooreen Legend comes here on the back of another good effort over C&d , and a deserved win can drop his way in a winnable contest.
1/4pt Win Tooreen Legend @ 10/3
8.15 On her best form from last year , Banduic Elle is home and hosed already, but she did end the season with a few below par runs, returns from a 6 months break , is new to the surface and goes up in trip, that’s why she’s close to even money . Godolphin’s Pearlman also returns from a lengthy break , but his form is only as good as Very Excellent, who did well on debut here and the longer trip looks a smart move .
1/4pt ew Very Excellent @ 9/1
8.45 Ragtime Red has improved well here of late and comes here on the back of a career best run in a better race. Compensation awaits.
1/2pt Win Ragtime red @ 3/1
Selected Newcastle- all weather- tapeta- the track is stiff and galloping
5.30 Fanfonnade has a few lengths to find on colony queen as they were 2nd & 3rd recently at Chelmsford, but over this longer trip and at this track where top trainer john Gosden excels , worth a dabble for revenge.
1/4pt Win Fanfonnade @ 6/1
6.00 Porrima’s winning run was foiled here last time, but still ran well. She goes up in trip, which could well suit , and can resume her winning ways.
1/2pt Win Porrima @ 7/2
7.00 Not a deep contest and the in form and reliable front running confrontational is taken to get the run of the race from the front.
1/4pt Win Confrontational @ 9/2
8.00 Hanakatoba hold her form well and looks up to defying a 5 pound hit for another recent win. She runs this C&D well and her quality of form gives her the edge at the weights .
1/2pt Win Hanakatoba @ 10/3