Selected Newcastle- all weather- tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
1.50 The lightly raced Daring Venture did as well as she could last time carrying a penalty for an easy win at Chelmsford. She is 1 from 1 on synthetics , but has yet to experience tapeta. She runs for a top stable with a good record here and worth risking in what looks a winnable event.
¼ pt win Daring Venture @ 10/3
3.30 the lightly raced theatre absolutely took off last time at Ripon first time at this trip winning by a long looking 8 lengths. She remains unexposed and could well be up to the 6 pound hit and the step up in grade. I prefer the chance of London Eye , who is on a fair mark judged by her runs in handicaps and worth risking on the surface for a top stable with a good record here.
¼ pt win London Eye @ 3/1
4.05 The last time we saw the lightly raced Bowerman was winning comfortably over C&D , with such style, that the 9 pound penalty could be within his range, but prefer to look elsewhere .Crownthorpe is 1 from 1 round here , the victory coming in quite a deep Class 3 handicap , where he had Bedouin’s Story in 2nd , but both have been hit with penalties. I’m trying a longshot in the lightly raced Glengarry, a shock winner over C&D in the Autumn and ran well off around this mark when 2nd here down in trip and comes here on the back of a fair effort on fast turf. Happy to play at long odds.
¼ pt ew Glengarry @ 33/1
Selected Nottingham- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
2.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 Few of these have struck gold of late so worth trying one of the younger horses in the consistent Atyaaf, who left his challenge just a bit late last time.
¼ p win Atyaff @ 5/1
Selected Newmarket- good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
3.20 The in form Queen of Burgundy will welcome the return to a stiff track and gets the nod in a tricky heat.
¼ pt win Queen of Burgundy @ 9/2
5.00 The progressive 3yo goes for the hat-trick with bright hopes but I’m with another youngster in Strawberry Jack who landed a deserved win two starts back and then backed that up with a good run from a shocking draw. The C&d should suit as will the going.
¼ pt ew Strawberry Jack @ 16/1
5.30 Maygold was an easy winner last time at Salisbury , so this C&D should be fine, but not so the drying ground as the win came in the mud. She’s 5 pounds higher too but does look improved of late. We’ll know for sure later. Enthaar is rarely far away , but wins hard to come by. A more prominent ride could deliver a deserved win.
¼ pt ew Entharr @ 13/2
Selected Leicester- good to soft on this stiff and galloping track
5.55 Not an attractive race for a serious punt, a big field yet modest event for lady amateur riders, but the well treated and in form Evening Attire has decent form here and shouldn’t be far away, but the rider is inexperienced .
¼ p ew Evening Attire @ 7/1
6.55 Stormingin is highly consistent but wins continue to be elusive, but ticks plenty of others boxes and likely no damage done playing ew.
¼ pt ew Stormingin @ 5/1
7.25 Not a deep 3yo handicap and a chance taken with Jaidaa who has showed glimpses of ability for his top stable and low grade handicaps likely to suit.
¼ pt win Jaidaa @ 11/1
8.25 Another contest there for the taking and another race worth risking an unexposed one. Brawny was an expensive purchase for his high profile owne1,3r and has plummeted in the weights this season. He takes a huge drop in trip, but has showed plenty of toe and his in form stable has a good record here and Richard Kingscote a positive jockey booking.
½ pt win Brawny @ 14/1
Selected Hamilton- good to firm on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
6.35 There is a short priced fav in newcomer Alwaath Sound who is related to some smart sorts , but the Kevin Ryan stable has been out of sorts of late and preference is for the Mark Johnston trained One Hart, a good 2nd over C&D on similar ground on debut and the stable’s juveniles tend to improve a lot from their debut. Drawn right against the favoured stands rail can put his experience to good use and possibly make all.
½ pt win One Hart @ 13/8
8.05 Hard picking between all of the generally in form quartet of Never Be Enough, Ladies First, Queen Penn and Outside inside, but the faintest of nods goes to the latter dropping to a good mark.
¼ pt win Outside Inside @ 4/1
8.35 A chance can be given to all of these in an open sprint but the back to form Dapper Man is still on a good mark compared to last year and is 1 from 1 over C&D.
¼ pt win Dapper Man @ 4/1
9.05 PREMIUM RACE