Today’s Fortune for a fiver
Lively Lydia 5.25 @ 15/2
De Little Engine 4.45 @ 9/2
Roy Rocket 4.10 @ 15/2
Sense of Urgency 5.50 @ 8/1
Selected Wolver- all weather – tapeta
2.20 The well drawn Klopp is well drawn , effective over C&D and drops in grade. Could nail this late on.
¼ pt win Klopp @ 9/2
2.55 Some very decent types drop in grade in this claimer , but the two to beat at the weights , Tomily and Green Door , haven’t been running close to their marks of late. Two which have are the revised veteran Steelriver, who goes very well here and the ultra reliable Something Lucky, who’ll be coming late and fast and can nail another C&d win.
½ pt win Something Lucky
3.25 PREMIUM RACE
4.00 Balladeer is in top form and remains on a workable mark and this is his beat trip. He’s nicely drawn but is new to the surface, but the stable has plenty of winners here, so worth trusting.
½ pt win Balladeer @ 2/1
4.35 This is hardly a deep heat and a great opportunity for the in form Antico Lady , who is proven here and can exploit a drop in grade.
1/2 pt win Antico Lady @ 15/8
Selected Brighton- good to firm on this undulating, sharp and very tricky track
2.00 Not that much between all of these modest types at the weights, but the clear form horse, Hurricane alert, is well drawn and has run some good races over C&d.
½ pt win Hurricane Alert @ 3/1
2.35 Violtaic has now had 5 starts and not really getting nearer to that elusive first win and as Liliofthelamplight has to carry a penalty for a win on the all weather, Dudley’s Boy looks the one to be with. The stable does well on this tricky circuit and his only run last year was certainly good enough to be taking this.
½ pt win Dudley’s Boy @ 7/4
4.10 Roy Rocket only has 9 wins to his name and all have come here ! , most of them at this trip. His comeback spin was a very fair effort but not so last time, but he was partnered by an inexperienced rider and far better can be expected , off a most workable mark, with John Egan in the saddle , whose ridden this gallant grey to victory 6 times. Like his chance in a winnable race.
½ pt win Roy Rocket @15/2
4.45 DE Little Engine is better known for his all weather exploits and was a longshot when winning very well over C&D on similar ground last time, just getting the better of Blessed Empress, and both have suffered a 3 pound hit, , but as the tip came from some way back to win last time, may have a bit of improvement in him as a Brighton specialist.
½ pt win De Little Engine @ 9/2
Selected Nottingham- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 I am Magical won well last time , but suffers a hefty penalty and goes up in grade, but the unbeaten Nearooz will be very hard to beat and his opening mark looks well manageable.
½ pt win Nearooz @ 6/4
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
5.25 A most winnable finale and worth risking Lively Lydia returning from a break. She won twice last year from just 5 starts and ended with an unlucky run at Goodwood. She’s been dropped to a workable mark and if allowed to lead , could take some reeling in.
½ pt win Lively Lydia @15/2
Selected Huntingdon- good ground on this flat and galloping track
5.40 Mystic Court stepped up considerably on modest bumper runs with a good 3rd at Kempton , behind a couple of reliable yardsticks , where he had Twist well behind. He went with the pace that day and in this much lesser event , should take this comfortably. A shade of odds on, but a nice one for your accas.
6.40 Nesterenko rarely sees the racecourse nowadays and despite a decent effort last time, his poor win record is a major worry. Of his rivals, the only one shaping up at all is Vaxalco , who has two recent big runs over C&d on his CV. He’s 7 pounds higher , but should cope in this weak affair .
½ pt win Vaxalco @ 13/8
8.10 The likeable Little Millie is now on a testing mark and grade, but is still far more reliable than most of these. Francky Du Berlais has been waiting for better ground and has decent enough form to be a contender and worth chancing up in trip.
¼ pt win Francky Du Berlais @ 3/1
8.40 Quite a few of these have been busy and successful in points , but Saffron Wells has been running well of late in better grade and should be landing this at around evens. Another for your acca.
Selected Hexham- good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
5.50 the fav is Fading Icon on his first start for a new stable, but on recent form, so hard to fancy and is usually seen to better effect in the mud . Quite a few of these have won over C&D on this kind of ground, but both are likely to need this race returning from long breaks. Sense of Urgency has only ever won one and it was over C&D almost 12 months ago, and it came on this kind of ground and off a 4 pound lower mark. Her profile suggests that she can’t be over raced but two subsequent efforts weren’t awful. She recently returned from a lengthy break with a respectable effort, as she did just before her win last year. Like her chance.
½ pt ew Sense of Urgency @ 8/1
6.20 Just an exercise canter for C&d winner Glinger Flame against vastly inferior rivals, but is 1/7 !
6.50 Quick Brew comes here on the back of a really good 3rd over C&D in higher grade and dropping in the ratings and grade, an overdue win should be his in mostly a very weak field.
¾ pt win Quick Brew @ 6/4
7.20 The likeable Beyondtemptation got it right good style here last time, her 7th at this specialist track. but number 8 looks doubtful, down in trip, up in the weights and amazingly in this 6 runner race there are 4 front runners, and one of them in Horst , goes off like being chased by leopards, so Beyondtemptation will find it vey hard to dominate, which is the only way she can race effectively . You can expect Fanzio to join in, and as this one keeps on well is the danger to C&d winner For Three , a patiently ridden type , who I expect to bound up the hill for the C&d double.
¾ pt win For Three @ 2/1
7.50 Trucker’s Tangle is certainly testing his supporter’s patience as he remains winless after 14 tries. Miss Von landed a decent event at Kelso and backed that up with a decent effort over this C&D , which could be good enough to take this . Flying Jack has run some good races here and is down to a good mark, so is the danger.
¼ pt win Miss Vonn @ 3/1
8.20 Prince Dundee has won his last two over C&D really well and in this field could be up to defying a 10 pound penalty . For Jim won well at Uttoxeter last time but ran abysmally on his only try over this C&d on good ground.
½ pt win Prince Dundee @ 13/8