Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles, 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Das Kapital 1.45 @ 9/2
Lariatt 2.40 @ 3/1
Outside Inside 3.10 @ 2/1
Black Kettle 2.15 @ 6/1
Selected Bath- good to soft on this sharp yet stiff track
1.45 The lightly raced Das Kapital shaped up pretty well last time off this mark, giving the impression this stiffer test of stamina would suit and softer ground no issue. Trainer John Berry has a terrific record here.
½ pt win Das Kapital @ 9/2
2.20 Star Alexander ran well on soft ground on debut when fav and looks a solid fav for a stable that does well here with juveniles.
½ pt win Star Alexander @ 11/8
3.30 In the past Lamloom has won well off higher marks, but has been struggling for a while. Last time was a step forward and better can be expected on this stiff track on soft.
¼ pt ew Lamloom @ 10/1
4.10 Handytalk has no penalty for an easy win in the mud last time and the double looks on as he’s proven over C&D and the ground.
½ pt win Handytalk @ 7/4
4.45 You don’t see many horses from the Roger Charlton stable rated only 56 or wearing the famous colours of the late Lady Rothschild, but this is the case with Chop Chop , who I was with last time in similar company and led them all a merry old dance from the front until stamina ebbed. Drop in trio must help.
¼ pt win Chop Chop @ 11/4
Selected York – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.40 This has a winnable look to it and the ex-French Frankelio has shaped pretty well a few times since running here and soft ground no issue and longer trip a probable positive, but he’s been very unlucky in the draw, but as he ticks so many other boxes , still a player.
¼ pt ew Frankelio @ 16/1
5.15 Another massive field but I’m pretty keen on the chance of the in form Galloway Hills, who likes to race front rank and sees the trip out really well and softer ground no issue.
½ pt ew Galloway Hills @ 10/1
No York placepot
Selected Sandown- soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
2.05 Leodis Dream is a cracking young sprinter who after a 2nd on debut, racked up a 5 timer , including a win over C&D and can be forgiven his poor run last time when favourite for a big field Class 2 handicap, but for once fluffed the start and then banged his head on the stalls , and was eased almost immediately. He’s not badly drawn for a front runner and has won well on softish ground before. Great chance to enhance his great win record.
½ pt win Leodis Dream @ 3/1
2.35 This has a winnable look to it and I like the chance of Our Oystercatcher , who goes a good gallop from flagfall, comes here in decent form and wont mind the C&D or the ground.
¼ pt ew Our Oystercatcher @ 8/1
3.15 The ex-french Baltic Baron did well in debut here but preference is for classy handicapper Greenside who did well last time when 3rd at Epsom on good ground and a return to this C&D and softer ground very much in his favour.
¼ pt win Greenside @ 5/1
Selected Chester- very soft ground on this flat and sharp track where a low draw is an advantage as is racing prominently .
A very special hello to my dear friend Suzanne who is enjoying her Hen Party with a bevy of beauties. The intention is for a dignified and classy day, let’s see how long that lasts !!
2.10 This appears to rest between the penalised pair of Appolonaire and Mrs Bouquet who are both well drawn , but preference for the latter who impressed when winning on debut and an appropriate winner for The Hen Party.
½ pt win Mrs Bouquet @ 11/4
2.40 Very hard to knock the ultra consistent Lariat, coming her on the back of three seconds, one coming over C&D on soft ground. He’s the likely leader in this and if securing an early lead, will need some catching.
¾ pt win Lariat @3/1
3.10 This is very weak and looks a match between Outside Inside and Queen Penn, but preference for the former who’s nicely drawn, handles the ground and may well try to lead this all the way.
¾ pt win Outside Inside @ 2/1
3.45 A really tricky sprint with the early pacer Broken Speat nicely drawn and soft ground no issue , but the absence is off putting. Angel Alexander was a decisive winner last time, but had earlier flopped here on the mud, but may have needed the spin. The very wonderful She Can Boogie was ahead in that race and has since made all in the mud over C&D, but she’s now high in the ratings and has the worst of the draw, but such a terrific trier, worth a small play.
¼ pt win She Can Boogie @ 2/1
4.20 Dark Devil is going well but wins are so hard to come by while Humble Gratitude has a good recent 2nd on his CV, but softer ground a worry. The return to soft ground will be welcomed by Regular Income and can come late and fast to nail this.
¼ pt win Regular Income @ 9/2
4.55 Quite a bit of early pace in this but Calder Prince and Red Stripes look too badly drawn to lead the pack. The probable leader is the capable Bossipop , who has a fair draw and has won here twice before. This trip on soft ground is not ideal and U can see the well drawn in form mudlark Quick Look running these down late on.
½ pt win Quick Look @ 10/3
5.30 A tricky finale as the capable Tor is badly drawn while recent C&d winner in the mud, Heart of Soul is also badly berthed. Super Kid is not one for the kids’ dinner money, but hasn’t been going badly of late and has a good run over C&D in the mud on his CV.
¼ pt ew Super Kid @ 7/1
Selected Hexham- soft ground on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
2.15 Black Kettle comes here on the back of two good seconds here . The drop in trip will suit this front runner as will the softer ground.
½ pt win Black Kettle @ 6/1
2.45 Some Day soon looks head and shoulders ahead of these, but has never tried a track as stiff as this in the mud. Still be a shock if he failed.
3.20 Very much a match between recent C&D winner Notwhatiam and useful hurdler Fidux, but neither has ideal ground today.
4.30 Irish raider Darling Miss was a facile winner at Perth, but this is a very different track and faces softer ground. Tickenwolf has 5 wins here and won well on his first start for his new stable. Double looks on.
¼ pt win Tickenwolf @ 15/8
No advice for Ireland and tonight’s two English cards have been abandoned