Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles, 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Queen of Paris 4.30 @ 5/1
Spirit of lund 4.45 @ 6/1
Merhoob 3.15 @ 4/1
Maulsden May 4.15 @ 7/2
Selected Lingfield- all weather- polytrack
2.00 Very hard to be sure in this sprint handicap as Lille won on fibresand , but it’s along way for Kevin Ryan to travel on a whim, so this well drawn runner well respected. The fav is Swiss Pride , who won well last time, but over a longer trip and has a tricky draw today. I give the nod to Keyhaven, who runs in famous colours for a top stable which is going well. She’s 1 from 1 at this trip, which came here and could be ahead of the game.
1/4pt Win Keyhaven @ 7/2
4.00 Tan has struggled of late off his new mark , and in fields were there were other front runners. He’s nicely drawn today , is just a bit higher in the ratings than his last win, which was over C&D, and could surprise. The fav Global Tango won well last time, but could struggle top dominate today while the In form Field Gun , has to prove he has the pace for this shorter trip.
¼ pt win Tan @ 12/1
4.30 Singing The Blues goes for the 4 timer, but is up in the ratings, trip , and new to the track. Tin Fandango has been going really well at Kempton at this trip. Going out to make all and keeping on really well all the way to the line, and his run at Chelmsford was not too shabby , so anorher good run expected.Queen of Paris finished alongside Tin fandango last time , and is slightly better off at the ratings. She was apprentice ridden in that, but big race jockey Andrea Atzeni is in the saddle , so fair to expect even better today. She’s ran well here before and no complaints with the draw. This could be her day.
1/2pt Win Queen of Paris @ 5/1
5.00 A good opportunity for the in form Make Good, who ticks plenty of boxes, and has a good jockey in a race for apprentices, but just a small play considering the type of race.
1/4pt Win Make Good @ 5/2
No Lingfield placepot
Selected Musselburgh- good to firm on this flat, galloping and quick track
2.15 Mark Johnston’s 2yos are usually well forward and he saddles Alminoor, who runs in famous colours, and significantly, his value soared £52,000 to £135,000 from foal to yearling. The stable has plenty of winners here and just about worth a bet.
1/2pt Win alminoor @ 11/8
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 A cracking sprint named in honour of that wonderful sprinter, of not that many years ago in Borderlescott, who had a huge following with his consistent and gritty displays, and the very wonderful Elm astronaut is going the same way. He’s one of my favourite racehorses , and his form figures are a testament to his consistency and desire. He’s all about speed, but hasn’t been at his very best in 3 tries here, so from under a penalty, prefer just to watch him today. He’s going to have company from the outclassed Merry Banter and the back to form captain Colby up front, and the latter won well over C&d on similar ground last year, just getting the better of the mightily prolific Tarboosh whose last 6 runs of the season resulted in 4 wins and 2 close 2nds !!, but as he was slow coming to hand last year, I’m leaving him for today. Merhoob is arguably the most improved sprinter around and comes here on the back of a mighty run when a close 2nd on polytrack off a lofty mark of 102. He is a C&d winner , and could well maintain his progress on quick turf, which would open a few more doors for him.
1/4pt win Merhoob @ 4/1
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 This has a winnable look to it with a few in form types from the all weather, not as good on turf. The likeable mare Maulsden May ran two big races here last year and came to hand early. Longer trip is a question mark, but stull ticks most boxes.
1/4pt Win Maulsden May @ 10/3
4.45 Many of these have plenty to prove on the quicker ground , trip and marks, and few catch the eye, but the well drawn Spirit Of Lund ran well over C&d on debut in an ok maiden and ran another good race at Newcastle, both runs suggesting he’s on a workable mark .
¼ pt win Spirit of Lund @ 6/1
5.15 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Wolver- all weather- tapeta
5.25 I strongly fancied False Id here a few days ago, but he drifted alarmingly close to the off and was never put into the race. The quick reappearance suggests he’s ready to go, and as long as they go a good gallop up front, which is likely, he can nail another win here. Traveller is rarely fae away over C&D, but has become so hard to win with.
1/4pt Win False Id @ 6/1
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 Arabic Culture is bang in form and is 1 from 1 over C&d, which did come off an 8 pound lower mark, but he won as he pleased and has backed that up with an excellent 2nd at Lingfield, over a trip short of is best. Looks a most solid fav.
1/2pt Win Arabic Culture @ 7/4
8.00 Elenora delight made all last time at Kempton, but has run well here. Looking at her rivals racing styles, an early lead is probable and could take some catching.
1/4pt Win Eleonara delight @ 7/2