Selected Nottingham- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
12.00 Simon Crisford has his 2yos in very fine form and introduces the potentially exciting Al raya, who’s price rocketed from £95,000 as a yearling to £450,00 as a 2yo, and this is usually an indication of a useful sort.
½ pt ew Al Raya @ 5/4
12.30 I was with Penny Pot Lane last time but couldn’t get close on deep ground. She remains well treated and with today’s less demanding ground a positive as well as a return to a track she runs well, a nice ew bet.
¼ pt ew Penny Pot Lane @ 8/1
1.00A competitive 3yo handicap and plenty of these remain the unfinished article but happy to play the well treated Burj at long odds .
¼ pt ew Burj @ 14/1
1.30 Should really be Masham’s star’s day after a number of very decent runs in defeat .
¼ pt win Masham Star @ 9/4
2.00 Allux Boy is holding his form well and slower ground is in his favour.
¼ pt win Allux Boy @ 9/2
2.35 This may not be as straight forward for hat-trick seeking Moon King as the bookies think and the lightly raced Anyonecanhaveitall has the form to figure, but untested on the ground.
¼ pt ew Anyonecanhaveitall @ 6/1
Selected Newton Abbot- good ground on this flat and sharp track
3.00 Passing Call ran well for a long way after a break last time and also the shorter trip is in tis prolific type’s favour.
½ pt win Passing Call @ 5/2
4.10 Not a deep race and worth a play on the capable veteran Ladies Dancing who showed up well for a long way in a recent comeback spin and has run well here before, often from the front.
¼ pt ew Ladies Dancing @ 8/1
5.10 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Fontwell- good ground on this sharp track
2.15 Top Rock Talula has improved significantly since joining Warren Greatrex and comes here in good form from the flat, and this looks a penalty kick.
1/2 p win Top Rock Talula @ 13/8
3.25 Despite conceding weight all round, the hat-trick seeking The Butcher Said will again be played late and not a bad bet at the odds.
½ pt win The Butcher Said @ 10/11
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Kempton- all weather- polytrack
5.45 PREMIUM RACE
6.15 Doesn’t look a deep maiden but the clear form horse and odds on fav Destination is badly drawn , carries a penalty and his win came on soft turf, and a number of interesting newcomers compete.
6.45 Land of Legends was all the rage last time but failed to fire and disappointed at long odds. He’s well drawn tonight and the drop in trip and switch to polytrack could make the difference, but not for me at very skinny odds.
7.15 Many of these 3yos are unexposed and a number are trying polytrack for the first time. Nefarious landed a tidy win at Wolver and hasn’t been disgraced in two subsequent efforts on turf. Looks a nice ew bet at the odds.
¼ pt ew Nefarious @ 11/1
7.45 Another open event and the fairly short priced fav is Big Kitten, who is not well drawn and the jury is still out regarding staying this trip. A chance can be given to most but preference for the consistent Al Hamdany who’s run well here before.
¼ pt ew Al Hamdany @ 10/1
8.45 Well worth a try on the ex- French Kitcarina, who has her first run for the top stable of Andrew Balding, and didn’t come cheaply at £90,000. She has the best of the draw and Oisin Murphy rides. At the odds, worth a nice bet.
½ p win Kitcarina @ 15/2
Selected Ripon- good to soft on this undulating and tricky track
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
7.30 Hat-trick seeker Look Out Louis is a young sprinter on the up and warrants plenty of respect as does the consistent Dominus, but slower ground an unknown. Princess Power found things happening too quickly last time at Chester on quick ground and will be far better suited to tonight’s conditions, so a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Princess Power @ 11/1
8.00 An ultra competitive Class 3 sprint and chances can be made for many but the nod goes to C&d winner, Quick Look,noted running on well last time over a trip too short and ground too quick. Veteran Pipers Note is not in the best of form, but it’s always folly to rule this former top sprinter at this venue, as he has 7 C&d wins on his Cv.
1/4pt ew Quick Look @ 7/1
8.30 A very good opportunity for the consistent Always resolute, but not at 6/4.