6 50 doubles, 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acc
Royal Cosmic 4.25 @ 5/2
Mama Africa 4.55 @ 4/1
Port Soif 5.25 @ 11/4
Shufoog 4.45 @ 9/1
Selected Market rasen- good ground on this flat and sharp track- speed track
2.00 Veteran Bowie could run this track blindfolded, 3 wins, and 7 places from 24 tries, so a respectable return. He showed his best form for some time with a good 5th on similar ground here, and today’s longer trip well help. His win record is not good but on a career low mark , a nice ew bet
1/4pt ew Bowie @ 10/1
2.30 An odds fav here in the back to form Harambe, but on quicker ground I much prefer the chance of Garretstown whose run two big races over C&d , wont mind the ground and his form is superior to the fav’s anyway. He comes here on the back of a puled up, but it came on deep ground in a hot Sandown handicap. He’s had time to recover and a nice bet at the odds.
¾ pts win Garretstown @ 15/8
3.35 It’s hard to get excited about the chance of Embole after some poor runs and in a winnable race, decent chance for Vendor to get back to winning ways .his win record has never been one to envy, but went close at Wetherby in a far better race recently on similar ground . Wishful dreamer is worth the fc play.
1/4pt Win Vendor- ¼ pt revfc vendor- Wishful Dreamer
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.35 PREMIUM RACE
Market rasen placepot
Selected Wincanton – good ground on this flat and galloping track
2.10 A wide open event and the short list is very long. I’ve opted for Ballyellis, who has showed ability off around this mark , trip and ground , and this more galloping track could do the job.
1/4pt Ew Ballyellis @ 12/1
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 Pink Gin relished the better ground when making all over C&d two starts back and ran very well for a long way last time in a good Exeter handicap In the mud. He may well not have things his own way up front today, but still the best option.
1/4pt Win Pink Gin @ 11/4
4.15 Not a deep race , and drying ground no help to most. Sprogzilla remains a maiden after plenty of chances, but did well enough last time to warrant a nice ew play.
1/4pt Ew Sprogzilla @ 12/1
4.45 Shufoog is a likeable mare who did well on the flat recently returning from a break coming a close 3rd. She’s a bit high in the weights, but will enjoy the ground and C&D far more than most, so a very nice ew bet.
1/2pt Ew Shufoog @ 9/1
Selected Southwell- all weather – fibresand
2.20 Honey Gg runs this C&D so very well and won again last time returning from a break. She has a 5 pound penalty , which gives Red Stripes, who was a good 2nd , a good chance of revenge.. A few others here also have claims on their best form.
1/4pt ew Red Stripes @ 11/2
2.55 The bold front running Marble Bar is odds on for the C&d hat-trick, and will take some stopping, but as Newstead Abbey is huge odds and is only 2 pounds higher , for a recent win over C&d, has to be the play.
1/4pt ew Newstead Abbey @ 33/1
3.25 Lofty ran well here on debut and the drop in trip could help, but is a shade of odds on.
3.55 The progressive Blazon is a perfect 3 from 3 this year but tries this surface for the first time, as does the very much in form jumps trainer Kim Bailey. The very excellent Mixboy runs his race whatever is chucked at him and comes here on the back of an excellent win over fences. He’s ran Ok here before , and is trusted over this longer trip.
1/4pt Win Mixboy @ 3/1
4.25 not a deep race and despite now being on a testing mark, the in form Royal Cosmic has winning form here and is the one to beat.
1/2pt Win Royal Cosmic @ 5/2
4.55 Mama Africa goes well here snd did very well last time when front rank all the way and just pipped late on, with Majestic Moon close behind. All of Long Socks, red Baron and Tum Tum have good form here, but off lower marks.
1/2pt win Mama Africa @ 4/1
5.25 Port Saif goes well here and posted a back to form effort over C&d last time in a far better race , which gives him the edge over the in form track specialist Limerick lord.
½ pt win Port Saif @ 11/4
Selected Leopardstown- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
Just the 3 plays
4.30 Most are having their comeback race with no record of running well fresh. Bercasa is mightily consistent, but just can’t nail one.She comes here on the back of a good effort over hurdles, so fitness assured and this longer trip could be the key.
1/4pt win Bercasa @ 5/1
5.00 A Valuable listed race and at the weights the useful Psychedlic Rock is the one to beat, but as his best form is on much softer ground, preference is for imaging, who progressed well last year and did well first time out.
¼ pt win Imaging @ 7/2
6.00 I’m Superman ran really well on his debut last year and two subsequent efforts were also pretty good. Despite the big field this is not a deep race and worth a play despite a wide draw.
1/4pt Win I Am Superman @ 9/2
Selected Kempton- all weather- polytrack
4.40 All unraced 2yos so all you can on is stable, pedigree and cost. Lady Kermit runs for a most progressive stable and didn’t come cheap, but does have the worst of the draw. Perfect Rose is the only other to suit the criteria , and from the best of the draw, is preferred.
¼ pt win Perfect Rose @ 5/2
5.10 A short priced fav in Pentland Lad who did well over C&d last time, but in a weak contest, Fast Endeavour, who’s been going well over C&D off higher marks , is readily preferred.
½ pt ew Fast Endeavour @ 6/1
5.45 In another weak event , it’s hard getting away from the in form Cauthen, but 6/4 too short for me.
6.15 PREMIUM RACE
6.45 All of Just Brilliant, I Can and Ocala have good form, but all return from long breaks and are probably a trio of fragile types, who can’t take much racing , but could cope with tonight, Canvassed is 1 from 1, but it came at Newcastle’s tapeta and was 7 months ago. All in all, an easy race to swerve.
7.15 I’m not keen on the fancied Rashdan , returning from a break from the worst of the draw. There are plenty here with good recent form over C&D , and happy to play the consistent Dono Di Dio at very nice odds.
1/4pt ew Dono Di dio @ 12/1
7.45 Despite the big field , few have a realistic chance and looks very good for the in form Harry Calahan, who won a similar contest easily recently and has held his form in tougher races since, but he’s odds on.
8..15 A similar contest, but this is more competitive with a couple of recent winners in the field. The strongest form appears to be the win by murhib, but Sigrid Nansen was close behind that dat , from a poor draw and could switch things around with her rival having a very poor draw.
1/2pt ew Sigrid Nansen @ 8/1