Today’s Fortune for a fiver
50pew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Fantastic Ms Fox 5.35 @ 7/1
Pettochside 5.20 @ 15/2
Rehoboth Beach 4.55 @ 9/1
Selected Gowran Park- good to soft on this undulating and quite sharp track
2.05 Fugacious comes into this on the back of an excellent effort when 4th of 24 against older horses and the longer trip today holds no fears. I’m not keen on the wide draw but on track stats, it’s no issue.
¼ pt win Fugacious @ 9/2
2.40 The drop in trip wont help the back to form Tony The Gent while the front running Make A Challenge is now on a testing mark and grade. Fit for action followed up his recent win with another good effort at Listowel on soft and comes out just the best at the weights today.
¼ pt win Fit For Action @ 4/1
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
Plenty of these 3yos are still improving , as is the tip Rehoboth Beach , and has very decent claims today. He did very well in his first handicap last time at Navan at this trip when held up and finished strongly to be 3rd of 18. He’s generously been dropped a pound and with stamina assured , a more prominent ride is likely and looks a cracking ew bet.
½ pt ew Rehoboth Beach @ 9/1
Gowran Park placepot
Selected Downpatrick- good to soft on tight track
1.45 Both Monition and poker D’Ainlay are consistent but both have had plenty of chances and just can’t nail one. I’m trying a longshot in recent Points winner Blue Markie whose recent run in a bumper wasn’t a bad effort.
¼ pt ew Blue Markie @ 16/1
2.55 The prolific In A pinch could struggle on the forecast ground and the in form Put The Kettle on has clear claims for the double after a smart win in a novice chase last time.
¼ pt win Put The Kettle On @ 15/8
3.25 The softer ground wont suit many and the in form novice Rakhine State looks the one to beat.
¼ pt win Rakhine State @ 9/4
4.00 Not much between most of these at the weights, but the in form Deburrafield brings the strongest form to the table.
¼ pt win Durrafield @ 9/4
4,35 A weak event and a decent opportunity for youngster Perfect in Pink, who has showed enough to be landing this.
¼ pt win Perfect in Pink @ 4/1
Selected Salisbury- soft ground on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
1.55 Alicia Derby has been on a downward spiral for some time but possible that the move to the top stable of Archie Watson could revive her fortunes, but I’d just rather watch.Stallone comes here on the back of a good win on the Nottingham mud a few days back , and despite the 6 pound hit, the ground is in his favour and stiffer track no issue. Not a big ask.
¼ pt win Stallone @ 9/4
4.10 It’s the acid test for the unexposed Archer’s Dream who is 2 from 2 , and really impressed last time. She goes up considerably in class and also tries soft ground and a stiff track for the first time so plenty to overcome on paper. Richenza comes here on the back of an all the way win on soft ground in a small field, , but a lot to do at the weights today. Snazzy Jazzy is a real mudlark which gives him the edge over similar rated rivals , and should be landing this.
½ pt win snazzy Jazzy @ 2/1
4.45 The very likeable Chica De La Noche comes here in great form, but carries a penalty and softer ground a problem. The short priced fav is Dashed, who has the ground in her favour, but over this C&D I’d rather have a play on mud lover Material Girl .
¼ p ew Material Girl @ 7/1
5.20 Youkan is again the fav, but the shorter trip is no help and the same can be said about the back to form but badly treated Paddy Power. Veteran Pettochside can still cut a dash and ran really well yesterday on the Sandown mud from the worst of the draw. He has a great record here and the young rider gets on well with him.
1/2 pt ew Pettochside @ 15/2
Selected Doncaster- soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2.10 The hat-trick seeking Hammer Gun has won his last two here, but softer ground a major issue. It’s no problem for the well treated Intense style , while the rest are unproven on the ground.
¼ pt win Intense Flyer @ 11/2
3.55 I was with veteran Confessional last time, but he uncharacteristically mucked abut at the start and thus failed to run his race. If on his usual good behaviour , has the ground in his favour to run his usual honest race.
¼ pt ew Confessional @ 12/1
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
5.00 PREMIUM RACE
5.35 Maid in Manhattan is 2 from 2 on the flat for her current stable and has obvious strong claims , but Fantastic Ms Fox impressed on last time at this trip and the 3 pound hit could have been harsher. No issues with the ground and a very nice ew bet .
½ pt ew Fantastic Ms Fox @ 7/1