Selected Ayr- good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.50 Not much between 4 of the 5 on the ratings with Our power needing to find around 10 pounds, but I’m still with him as today’s trip on good ground are not ideal conditions for any of his rivals., and shocks at the Ayr National meeting not uncommon.
1/2pt Win Our Power @ 20/1
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.55 A tricky stayers handicap but with both Myplaceatmidnight and Rhythm is a Dancer with stamina to prove and Sams Adventure far more potent on softer ground, I’,m with another longshot in the consistent and willing Aye Right, who looks a bit high in the weights now, but likes the ground and C&D and will give it a real go. The danger is Landofsmiles, despite going up in grade and quicker ground.
½ pt win Aye Right @ 8/1
3.25 PREMIUM RACE
4.00 The in form pair of Boagrius and Budarri look both sure to try and make all, but on testing marks and on ground quick enough, look unlikely to last there, and with many of the rest hard to fancy on current form and drying ground, worth a play on the consistent Peppay Le pugh. He’s been hurdling of late, probably to protect his handicap mark as this C&d looks ideal for him. He’ll be happy to lie in wait and has a telling turn of foot.
½ pt win Peppay Le Pugh @ 10/3
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
5.05 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Newbury- soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2,35 Gracious John won this last year on similar ground and also off a 7 pound lower mark . He comes here in good form from the all weather and looks a nice bet with Murphy in the saddle. Clear danger is the capable kick On Kick On.
¼ pt win Gracious John @ 4/1
3.05 Medburn Cutler was another winner of their race last year, doing it first race back, but had a short season and returns from 11 months off. The ground is again in his favour and remains on a fair mark. SDS rides and this has a winnable look.
¼ pt win Medburn Cutler @ 8/1
3.40 A Class 2 handicap for 3yos, but many make their comeback races and needed their first few runs last season. Beat Le Bon did well as a 2yo , is effective on the ground and trip, and is on a workable mark . fitness is assured after a facile win on the all weather, and has a big pull in the weights with Today’s fav Happy power, but this one remains unexposed.
¼ pt win Beat Le bon @ 11/2
Selected Fontwell – good ground on this sharp track
2.10 Magical Thomas runs this track very well and likes the ground and despite a few recent wins his mark looks workable, but returns from a long break with no record of running well fresh. This looks a penalty kick for the consistent Tomorrow mystery , who should finally bag one, but only even money.
½ pt win Tomorrow Mystery @ evens
2.45 A match in reality between captain Cattistock, a likeable type, but a bit to prove on the ground, and for that reason just favour station Master, who goes well on quick ground.
½ pt win Station Master @ 11/8
3.50 Not Another Muddle is bang In form but questions to answer on drying ground and a longer trip. Clear preference for the back to form Romain de senam, with no ground issues.
1/2 pt win Romain De senam @ 6/4
4.20 Jimmy won well last time so the ground will suit, but does drop in trip markedly. We’ve Got Payet ran well last time and has claims but preference is for Multigifted, who is responding to the handicapper’s generosity and getting closer and could run these down late on.
¼ pt ew MUltigifted @ 12/1
4.55 Finnegan’s Garden has no penalty for a cosy win at plumpton last time on good ground and the hat-trick against most modest rivals looks well and truly on , but is 4/7 .
Selected Kempton- all weather- polytrack
4.35 A low grade handicap and had to get excited about many , but well happy to play longshot Freesia gold whose recent effort over C&d when 6th of 14, stands out as just about the best form on offer , but plenty here have had few chances.
¼ pt ew freesia Gold @ 16/1
5.10 This is very weak and the clear form horse is Cauthen who comes here on the back of two good runs here, but question marks going up in trip from a wide draw. Capofaro landed a very weak affair over C&d and will find it hard going up in grade from the worst of the draw. this has the smell of a boilover, but I can’t find it.
5.40 A good quality Class 4 event but most are returning from breaks with no record running well fresh and the progressive C&d winner has clear form claims but also the worst of the draw. La Maquina won well here last time but the longer trip and penalty casts doubts about the double.Divine Messenger is a dual C&d winner and comes here in winning form. He’s well drawn, remains on a fair mark and is partnered by a useful 5 pound claimer.
1/4pt ew Divine Messenger @ 10/1
6.45 Probability certainly knows how to win and comes here with 3 victories in his last four, the latest an all the way win over C&d, when winning quite cosily. He’s well drawn and on racing styles is again likely to take these along and nice odds to stay there off just a 4 pound penalty.
1/2pt Win Probability @ 8/1
7.45 A low grade affair, but it does give struggling horses a rare chance of glory . Cristal Pallas Cat has Ok form off higher marks and this well drawn prominent racer could possibly make all.
¼ pt win Cristal Pallas Cat @ 6/1
8.15 dawn Commander landed a similar event recently here, but drops in trip and also has an unfavourable wide draw. Rising Sunshine has run a few good races of late and is well drawn with a positive jockey booking . Nice longshot
¼ pt ew Rising Sunshine @ 16/1