Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles, 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Kaftan 1.35 Naas
Rionach 2.40 Naas
Perfect Tapatino 5.35 @ 2/1
Black Kalanisi 4.00 @ 6/1
Selected Naas – good to firm on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
1.35 Looks a match between Kaftan and kiss for a Jewel , who both ran well when 2nd in their only runs last year , but preference is for the former, who runs in the Frankel colours, and ran on similar ground , looking well ready for this extra furlong while kiss for a Jewel’s run came on the Galway mud.
½ pt win Kaftan @ 9/4
2.40 A good quality Listed race and at the weights, it should be a battle between the top four in the betting, but Chessman may find this trip a little far and Settle For Bay a little short. Kings Field was mightily progressive last year on the all weather but carried on the good work with a big run at Meydan , which gives him claims today but preference for the tough and talented Rionach, who almost caused a right old shock at The Curragh in a Group 3 , when only beaten in a 3 way photo , when going hard from the front. Good chance of an all the way win. A mention for the mightily progressive Annie Fior whose winning run began off a lowly mark of 64. But is now worthily rated 87, which is not good enough to land this, but worth having a crack at getting some Black Print for hitting the frame.
½ pt win Rionach @ 7/2
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 A Group 3 sprint and it offers a great opportunity for the down in grade So Perfect , who has 10 pounds in hand, comes here in good form and likes quick ground, but at a shade of odds on, not for me.
5.00 The fav is Giga White, but his opening mark is plenty harsh and prefer to look elsewhere. Boston Bruin won well on his comeback spin but preference us for Ferretti , who’s been there or thereabouts all season and this C&D looks his optimum.
¼ pt win Ferretti @ 7/2
5.35 A good pace is assured by the consistent and very likeable Geological sure to take them along , as he did all the way last time for a deserved win, but with a hefty penalty, a wide draw and a return to this track where he hasn’t even hit the frame in 5 tries, can’t see it being his day . Perfect Tapatino was mightily progressive last season with 3 wins and returned to action with an excellent 4th of 20 at Cork dropping back to today’s trip. He finished alongside Port Louis and Sporad Saoirse , but was apprentice ridden that day and today’s stiffer track is a plus as is the return of Donnacha O’Brein to the saddle as in 3 races together , they have 2 wins and a place !.
½ pt win Perfect Tapatino @ 2/1
Selected Market Rasen – good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.15 Istimraar was a costly failure over fences last time and switches to hurdles on a tough enough mark and previous runs here not good. Mythical Prince has run well here before and drops in grade, so could finally land one.
¼ pt ew Mythical Prince @ 9/1
2.50 Whatmore is useful hurdler and has a facile task first time over fences. The wheels have fallen off Newtown boy of late.
4.00 This has a winnable look to it and understandable that the consistent The Sweeney is the fav, whose best run came over C&d on similar ground, but just can’t nail one. That can’t be said about Black Kalanisi and nice odds for another win.
½ pt win Black Kalanisi @ 6/1
4.35 PREMIUM RACE
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Ripon – good ground on this undulating and sharp track.
2.35 Tizwotitiz did well last time when 2nd at Chepstow , and that looks stronger form than his main rivals in Ey Up Its Mick, ascot Dreamer and Budaiya fort.
¼ pt win Tizwotitiz @ 6/1
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 Looks a 3 way fight and as you can make a strong case for all of Sameem, Global Heat and Takumi, happy to watch.
4.20 The very wonderful Gurkha knight has a terrific record here and has won this race in the last 2years, going hard and relentlessly from the front, but is not assured of an easy time up front so I’m trying Fayez, whose last two runs over C&D were good efforts and tis late player has a good pace to come off.
¼ pt ew Fayez @ 8/1
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
No Ripon placepot
Selected Stratford- good ground on this flat and sharp track.
3.00 As recent winner Kilcara struggles at this trip, a 4th win in 5 is on the cards for odds on shot Goodthyneaway
3.35 Rivierre Argentee has been holding her form well in far better company including over C&D and this should be easy.
1/2pt Win Riviere Argentee @ 13/8
5.20 Ruby Yeats is hard to win with, but with plenty in her favour, could be her day.
¼ pt win Ruby Yeats @ 9/4