Today’s Fortune For a fiver
6 50p doubles, 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Foxtrot Knight 5.20 @ 11/4
Cote D’Azur 2.50 @ 13/2
Becky the thatcher 3.40 @ 18/1
Gentle look 3.30 @ 4/1
Selected Windsor- good ground on this flat and quick track
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
2.30 All unraced 2yos but both Dr Simpson and Lambeth Walk have both been well backed and are now just 5/2 & 4/5. Happy to watch.
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 Almost all of these have showed their best form on the all weather, the exception being Godolphin’s Gentle Look, whose on a fair mark in his first handicap, goes on the ground and stays the trip. He’s recently had the snip and the top stable’s runners have a 31% success rate running without their tackle. Could be way too good for these.
¾ pt win gentle Look @ 4/1
4.00 Despite the big field this looks a match between Deal A Dollar and Telecaster, who both ran to a good level on their debuts, but the latter’s run came on quick turf, which could give him the edge, but wont be losing sleep missing him at evens.
4.30 Almost all of these have pretty much been campaigned on the all weather, including the tip, but she has looked capable of wins off this mark, so worth a dabble in a winnable race at long odds.
¼ pt win Wall of Sapphire @ 14/1
5.00 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Hexham- good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
2.10 Glinger Flame won impressively here last time, but does drop in trip markedly , carries a penalty and encounters quicker ground, but could still do it. I prefer Mr scrumpy who did Ok returning from a break at Market Rasen and won his bumper at this track.
¼ pt win Mr scrumpy @ 10/3
2.40 This is so winnable with easy to find negatives against all, but the well handicapped Johnny Yuma is worth a play as this front runner is likely to be suited to this testing C&d .
¼ pt win Johnny Yuma @ 7/2
3.10 This looks a match, but as etamine Du Cochet’s best runs have come on easy tracks, Miss delighted looks the one for this stamina test, but only 5/4 .
3.40 solo saxaphine sluiced in last time and no surprise seeing hi out again quite quickly, but this is a very different track from Wetherby. Saint Freule loves it here but goes up in trip and switches from fences. Worth having a play on becky The Thatcher at long odds as her mark s workable, and significantly her best flat tracks are Carlisle and Ponty , which give great hope she’ll act well here. There’s a race at ponty today which looks tailor made for her, but they’ve chosen to come here.
½ pt ew Becky The thatcher @ 18/1
4.10 Prince Dundee won well over C&d last time and could well double up off a 5 pound higher mark, shaiyzar had been in good form prior to his latest run, which really he only had to turn up to win, but in a strange race, he was well beaten and an unlikely type claimed the spoils. Interesting he turns out today and he has run well here in the past. Can’t ignore a small play at long odds.
¼ pt ew Shaiyzar @ 25/1
4.40 The once very useful chaser sausolito sunrise is still rated 130, but that does flatter him and second run back after a break and on ground plenty quick enough , is not one for me at short odds. Ravished comes here on the back of two smart wins while plenty here have good form here on the ground, including youngster Gran Paradiso, who could have the legs of older rivals.
¼ pt win Gran Paradiso @ 7/2
Selected Ponty- good to firm on this undulating and stiff track
2.20 Alminoor was all the rage on debut , but found one to good at Musselburgh, with the rest well beaten. This is a very different track but could still reward long odds on players. The only other with good experience Danny ocean, looks sure to appreciate this stiffer test.
2.50 Cote D’azur takes a welcome drop in class , but also drops in trip. This bold and likeable front runner could have done with a better draw, and hasn’t set this track alight previously, but this is so winnable with the in form fav Space Bandit with plenty to prove away from fibresand on a testing mark.
¾ pt win Cote D’azur @ 13/2
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 a severe test of stamina, almost 2 and 3/4 miles round the very stiff undulations pf ponty, and a special horse needed for this test. I’m interested by the presence of in form hurdler Brandy James running for Harry Whittington as he hasn’t shaped like being an out and out stayer , but a long way to come on a whim.
¼ pt win Brandy James @ 4/1
4.20 The fav is Collect Call , who is looking hard to win with and a bit to prove on quick turf. Hard to fancy many in this , so I’m chancing Dream Chick , who runs for a stable no stranger to success here and chancing her first run away from the all weather.
¼ pt win Dream chick @ 11/1
4.50 This has a most winnable look to it with the in form pair of Spirit Power and Socialites Red a bit to prove away from the beloved Southwell fibresand. Patrick has a shocking win record, but has gone close off higher marks . He goes well here and giving him one last chance.
1/4 pt win Patrick @ 9/2
5.20 Foxtrot knight comes here on the back of a good run on the all weather and went close here a number of times last year off much higher marks. He’s a real hold up type, so often comes a bit late, but with a strong pace assured from Irish raider Super Julius, he’s well drawn to reel these in late on.
¾ pt ew Foxtrot knight @ 11/4