Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles , 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Hanakatoba 2.00 @ 8/1
Albigna 4.15 @ 7/2
Dandy’s Beano 6.00 @ 7/1
Elixsoft 6.35 @ 7.40
Selected Cartmel- good to firm on this flat and sharp track with a very long run in.
2.55 The reliable Sonic comes here arguably with the best form and as he’s proven over C&D and the ground, gets the nod.
½ pt win Sonic @ 5/2
3.30 Paddling doesn’t win many but runs well here and nothing wrong with his 3rd over C&D last time on similar ground and an overdue win could drop his way.
¼ pt win Paddling @4/1
4.00 a handful of recent winners but all on much higher marks and a few to prove either on the drying ground or the trip. Shaizyar holds his form pretty well and runs this C&D well on quick ground. Nice longshot.
¼ pt ew Shaizyar @ 12/1
4.35 The drop in trip is the issue for clear form horse Too Much to Ask, but could get away with it. The lightly raced Highway Star is improving with racing and could come off the pace to nab this.
¼ pt win Highway Star @ 5/1
5.10 A much improved run by Our Kylie on her second run following a break and it came over C&D. She has a good jockey in this race for amateur riders and can exploit a winning mark.
½ pt win Our Kylie @9/2
Selected Yarmouth – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
2.00 This is so winnable with practically all of the runners dropping in trip or on ground quicker than ideal. The exception is the capable and well treated Hanakatoba, who has run some good races of late and I like her chance of probably making all at vey nice odds.
¾ pt winHanakatoba @ 8/1
3.05 This is red hot but the short priced fav would do well to win up in trip in stronger company.
3.40 Not a strong race and the drop in trip is a positive to the well treated and capable Telekematic who has Ok form over C&D.
¼ pt ew Telekematic @ 10/1
4.10 A tricky small field handicap made even tougher as there is no confirmed front runner , so could be tactical. Short priced fav Destination goes up in trip , but if this developed into a sprint should have he legs of these. After landing a good double , Aweedram was far from disgraced in a hot Haydock handicap, coming some way off the pace, but as he brings the best form to the table at this trip, gets the nod despite the race unlikely to be run to suit.
¼ pt win Aweedram @ 2/1
4.45 As Marhaba Milliar returns from a lengthy break and goes up in trip, preference for the unbeaten Motakhayyel, with every chance of going 3 from 3.
¼ pt win Motakhayyel @ 2/1
5.10 A short priced fav in Magical Ride but I’m well happy taking this front runner on going up in trip in quite a deep race for the grade. Hi Ho Silver has run a few good races of late and his high draw looks the place to be. He’s partnered today by a well capable 5 pound claimer which may finally led him to the winner’s circle.
¼ pt ew Hi Ho Silver @ 7/1
Selected Doncaster- good ground on this flat and galloping track
2.10 The hat-trick seeing De Vegas Kid comes here with strong claims but is partnered today by a 7 pound claimer who has scant success. Verdigis won well at Redcar and as she hasn’t had many chances at this trip, should be competitive at long odds with C&D and ground in her favour.
¼ pt ew Verdigris @ 16/1
3.50 Plenty of in form types but also now on testing marks and most of these have showed their best form on stiffer tracks. The exception is the consistent Ginger Fox who runs this C&d well.
¼ pt win Desert Fox @ 10/3
5.00 Rochester House holds his form well and looks better suited to this longer trip than his rivals. Nice bet at the odds.
½ pt win Rochester House @ 11/2
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected The Curragh- good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
3.45 A good quality Group 2 and a decent opportunity for the reliable Souhern France, who has an edge at the weights , but just a small play against some capable rivals.
¼ pt win Southern France @ 15/8
4.15 A Red hot Group 2 for juvenile fillies and quite a few have proved themselves smart already with a number of these coming here from Royal Ascot, but would do well to feature after having had races so recently. Albigna runs in famous colours and was massively impressive winning her maiden over C&D, just getting the better of Tango and Precious Memories, who both ran well at Royal Ascot, but the way she won , coming from some way back , suggests that she is a quality filly.
¾ pt win Albigna @ 7/2
5.25 The Oaks runner up Pink Dogwood is the one to beat here , but evens too short in a quality event.
5.55 The lightly raced Giga white just got going a bit late last time and against exposed handicappers, can go one better.
¼ pt win Giga White @ 11/4
No Curragh placepot
Selected Newcastle- all weather- tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
6.00 Dandy’s Beano and Oriental Lilly fought out the finish in this last year and a repeat is likely with both coming into this in Ok form , but on the revised weights the former has the edge.
½ pt ew Dandy’s Beano @ 7/1 ¼ pt rev fc Dandy’s Beano- Oriental Lilly
6.35 A cracking Class 2 sprint and last year’s easy winner Copper Knight would do well to double up on this now testing mark, but still hard to rule out. Foolaad is a cracking racehorse who always runs his race and remains competitive off this lofty mark. He has a great record here and another big run is on the cards.
½ pt ew Foolaad @ 7/1
7.40 This is not a deep contest and offers a clear opportunity for track specialist Elixsoft who ran well up to this trip last time. The wide draw is not ideal, but still looks a good bet.
¾ pt win Elixsoft @ 9/2
8.50 There’s not much early pace in this which is in the favour of track regular Lucky Lodge who is likely to be able to take these along and take a bit of catching., If it wasn’t for the stable’s poor recent form I’d be a lot more confident, but still worth a play at nice odds.
¼ pt ew Lucky Lodge @ 12/1
Selected Newmarket- good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
5.40 The admirable veteran Trulee Scrumptios has a terrific record here and showed up a lot better last time, but drying ground no real help. This is quite an open heat with chances for Baashiq, Scoffsman. Beguiling Charm and Molly mai but the nod goes to Angels’ Whisper. Lightly raced and an improved run last time came at this trip.
¼ pt win Angels Whisper @ 6/1
6.45 The lightly raced Broughtons Flame sluiced in over C&d last time in such style that he could be up to the 10 pound hit and surprise the unbeaten and odds on fav in Naharr , who is only on a fair mark going up in trip on a stiffer track than usual raced on.
¼ pt win Broughton’s Flame @ 11/2
8.30 Not a very deep maiden and looks a good opportunity for Magical Rhythms who ran really well on her recent debut at Windsor in a race which has worked out really well and this stiffer track looks a smart move.
¾ pt win Magical Rhythms @ 7/4
9.00 A quality Class 2 handicap for the finale and plenty here with a chance but preference for Setting Sail after a good 4th at Epsom with this track likely to be far more suitable.
¼ pt win Setting Sail @ 9/2
Selected Chester- good ground on this flat and sharp track. a low draw is a big advantage and front runners do well here.
5.50 The in form Lightning Attack has been unlucky in the draw and drying ground no help so the most likely candidate for this is the well drawn and prominent racing Harvey Dent.
¼ pt won Harvey Dent @ 2/1
6.20 Not a deep contest and unsurprisingly Kings Caper is the odds on fav after a good debut run , but it did come on soft ground. He’s well drawn and likely to lead this up, and the better ground shouldn’t be an issue, but at 1/2, I’m watching.
6.55 PREMIUM RACE
7.30 Gabrial has been a terrific servant for connections and is still rated a lofty 99 despite now being a 10yo and ran a cracker over C&d two starts back when a close 3rd in a good handicap. He has a big advantage at the weights and should be landing this well and reward even money players, but I’d just rather cheer him home at those odds. The in form Call Out Loud is well drawn and is the only front runner , and as Gabrial is a hold up type, this one could slip the field, but has a tough task at the weights.
8.05 PREMIUM RACE
8.40 A very tough finale and found myself going round In circles