Selected Newbury- good to firm on this flat and galloping track.
1.35 Despite carrying a penalty, Biiometric won well on debut and worth a dabble at nice odds.
¼ pt win Biometric @ 6/1
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.45 I’m with another with experience in Light Angel, who was a close 2nd on debut in just a 3 runner race, but the winner has run well since under a penalty
½ pt win Light Angel @ 5/1
3.20 Charlie Fellowes could be the trainer to follow this season as he’s moved to new premises and now has over 100 runners. He runs Buckland Boy who won last time at this trip and the penalty could have been harsher . just gets the nod.
1/4pt Win Buckland Boy @ 3/1
4.55 I was with Guildhall last time and ran pretty well to be a close 4th , in a race which turned into a sprint. Longer trip looks fine and has to be a decent bet at monster odds.
½ pt ew Guildhall @ 20/1
5.30 Much tougher for last time runaway winner Bristol Missile under a penalty and away from the mud. Not a race for a big punt as it’s for apprentices and the horses aren’t renowned for nailing races. High Acclaim has dropped to a good mark and recent runs not awful and will be well ridden by Ceiran Fallon .
¼ pt ew High Acclaim @ 9/1
York- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
1,50 The first serious 2yo race of the season and plenty take their chances. They are going to go a terrific gallop with Iva go, Great Dame and Lady Kermit all early paced speedballs , and at least 10 others who race just off the pace. As these are all lightly raced and that formlines are hard to compare, I’m going for a longshot in Baileys in Bloom , who overcame a slow start and a wide draw to win at Beverley. She will be running on when the rest have cried enough and her middle draw looks the place to be.
½ pt ew Baileys in Bloom @ 25/1
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 The Champion stayer Stradivarius was a perfect 5 from 5 last year , but a few times had to battle hard for the win. He ran to his mark when landing this last year but does have a stiff task conceding weight to the new kind on the block in staying events in Godolphin’s Isplonini. who comes here on the back of a series of impressive runs at Meydan and worth a dabble to upset the Champion.
¼ pt win isploini @ 7/2
3.35 This is hardly a deep handicap and looks at the mercy of the useful UAE Prince, but he’s hold up type, with little to spare off his mark, but it will be disappointing if he can’t nail this.
¾ pr win UAE Prince @ 2/1
4.05 The fav is Sir Michael Stoute’s lightly raced Accommodate, whose best form is on the all weather, but still can’t be ruled out. IT’s hard to fancy many in this and despite a 3 pound hit for coming 2nd last time, Agincourt has a progressive profile and a nice ew bet.
¼ pt ew Agincourt @ 8/1
4.35 Not a great deal of early pace in this which makes recent all the way winner Roulston Scar of interest but I like the look of a longshot here in the well handicapped Wedding Date, who comes here on the back of a fair effort after a break.
¼ pt ew Wedding Date @ 20/1
5.05 A really tough finale with so many young , lightly raced types coming into this in good for. Mark Johnston runs three and of the trio I have most regard for the consistent Frazer Island , who looks ready for this longer trip and SDS rides.
¼ pt ew Frazer Island @ 7/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
2.00 plenty of unexposed types in this but still worth a dabble on the consistent Redemptive after a close 2nd at a longer trip last time, but this stiffer track will help .
¼ pt win Redemptive @ 13/2
2.35 Hard to know what happened to Young John last time as this usually reliable type should have been in the mix, but ran a rare tame one. This looks most winnable and worth excusing.
¼ pt win Young John @ 13/2
3.10 Another winnable event and trusting the capable Lawmaking up in trip on a well workable mark.
¼ pt win Lawmaking @ 8/1
3.45 The useful hurdler Gumball is 3 from 3 on the flat and last time made all to land a good event at Salisbury, but wont have it his own way up front today with Artamarion also a confirmed pacesetter. This gives the useful and strong finishing Reshoon a chance of revenge over Gumball .
¼ pt win Reshoun @ 4/1
4.45 I’ve been with Dawaleeb a few times this seaon , but has looked held off his new mark , but still ran OK, Down in grade and on a much better mark, a nice bet at the odds and should relish the stiff finish.
½ pt win Dawaleeb @ 13/2
5.15 Major Valentine makes a quick reappearance after an all the way win at Chepstow, but under a penalty and other front runners present, would do very well to follow up In fact with so much pace in this apprentice race , every chance of this falling apart and late player Big Lachie picking up the pieces .
¼ pt ew Big Lachie @ /1
Selected Aintree- good ground on this flat and galloping track
A special hello to my son Ricky and his lovely partner Lisa, there to enjoy a grand night’s racing and entertainment from Madness. Sounds like A House of Fun to me !!
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
6.10 Casablanca Mix has been given a chance by the handicapper , but hasn’t convinced for a while and I prefer the chance of Value At Risk, whose been holding his form well of late with a good 3rd in a Class 1 event and ran well at Uttoxeter last time in a Class 2 until stamina became an issue. This C&D and ground are fine and is down to his last winning mark.
3/4 pt win Value At Risk @ 7/2
6.40 Two hat-trick seekers here in Soo Saxaphone, who would do very well to go in again with the 7 pound penalty, but not totally ruled out as he was competitive off around this mark last year. Youngster Neverbeen to paris is 2 from 2 in handicaps, but judged on his flat mark, could find this rating and grade beyond him, but still not ruled out. Fidux is a cracking young hurdler who comes here on the back of an excellent 3rd of 15 at Cheltenham when held for a late charge, and with stamina now assured, expect a more prominent and winning ride.
¾ p win Fidux @ 4/1
7.10 It’s always hard shouldering a penalty in novice events, but the progressive Theatre Legend has a double penalty , but this progressive type could be up to it. Both Ferrobin and Santani have clear strong claims and I’m sitting this one out.
7.45 Minella Dandy bounced back to form last time with an all the way win at Haydock, but the drop in trip or the penalty wont help and is likely to be taken on early by last time winner Van Gogh Du Granit who impressed at Market Rasen, but now on a testing mark. It’s been a while since Old Grangewood last won , but comes here on the back of a good 3rd of 18 over C&D behind a couple of progressive ones, and this should be his night. The back to form Sizing Granite has stamina to prove.
¾ pt win Old Grangewood @ 2/1
8.20 Jack’s Last Hope is a cracking hurdler who remains on a testing mark and is worth chancing returning from a break . In 5 runs here he has a win and 3 places and odds just too long to ignore in a winnable event.
¼ pt ew Jack’s Last Hope @14/1
8.50 These are all unknown quantities as they are all pointers taking their chance on the flat and impossible to know who’s the best of these under these conditions , Better off getting a good spec for the concert .
Selected Hamilton- good to firm on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
.25 This is very weak and a great opportunity for Kripke to follow up a win at Ponty, so this C&D should suit.
½ pt win Kripke @ 6/4
7.30 Very hard picking between Fire Fighting, Seafarer, Course specilalist Theglasgowarrior and Charles Kingsley. Happy to watch.
8.05 Only go but the unbeaten Samdret is hard to fancy down in trip off a tough mark while Shimmering Dawn has a bit to prove away from polytrack, Hafeet alain ran well on his comeback spin, but this stiff track may be against him, so clear preference for Epona after a strong finishing 3rd last time, suggesting this stiffer test will suit.
½ pt win Epona @ 3/1
8.35 Black Salt is certainly knocking at the door and gives the impression this stiff track will suit. This is not deep race but interestingly there has been money for the out of form MR Wagyu, who this time last year was running massive races in far better events, but I’d rather see a glimmer of form before supporting.
½ pt win Black Salt @ 10/3