Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles , 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Final rock 2.40 @ 5/1
Archer’s dream 3.15 @ 7/2
Jabberockie 4.55 @ 13/2
Louie De Palma 5.10 @ 10/3
Selected Newmarket- good to firm on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
1.50 plenty of these are on testing marks and also going up in trip so happy to play the class horse of the race in Walkinthesand, 2nd in a Listed event here splitting two very decent types and with Ryan Moore in the saddle worth a dabble in a tricky event.
¼ pt win Walkinthesand @ 11/1
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 This has the look of a deep maiden with plenty of big stables having runners wearing famous colours, bur experience counts for plenty which makes Mass media a nice ew bet after a good 2nd over C&d last time and runs for a top stable in the Godolphin silks.
¼ pt ew Mass Media @ 9/1
4.45 PREMIUM RACE
No Newmarket placepot
Selected York- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
2.40 This is a big ask for last time winner Anythingtoday switching from tapeta, up in trip and under a hefty penalty. There was little between Oasis Fantasy and Speed Company last time in a close finish at Windsor and both should again run their races and go close but preference is for the prolific Final Rock. After landing a hat-trick last season, the handicapper finally had his say, but does come here on the back of 3 placed efforts off around this mark. He is trained by Sir Mark Prescott who I highlighted yesterday as a stable which comes to life in the Summer and yesterday had two winners at Epsom, one with a similar profile to the tip. The tip wears first time blinkers, which is a positive for the stable, who’s runners must be considered given the stable’s History this time of year.
¾ pt win Final Rock @ 5/1
3.15 A Group 3 sprint and I’m looking no further than the unbeaten Archer’s Dream who is 3 from 3 and is rated a worthy 100, making her hard to beat at the weights. Shades of Blue actually has an edge at the weights, but this longer trip is not her best. She’s a straight forward type who jockey George Wood knows very well and expect her to go 4 from 4.
¾ pt win Archer’s Dream @ 7/2
4.55 Lathom has had many homes and in the pat was rated much higher so possible that present trainer Paul Midgely has coaxed him back to his best and has looked really good landing his last two, the latest a smooth success at Ayr with the reliable and tough Jabbarockie a few lengths behind but on 7 pounds better terms, has to be a cracking ew bet in this field.
½ pt ew Jabberockie @ 13/2
5.30 Irreverant was most impressive beating Fast man at Ayr last time as the 2nd brought good form into the race, but the 8 pound penalty could take some overcoming, so revenge could be on the cards.
¼ pt win Fastman @ 4/1
Selected Ascot- good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
4.00 Birch Grove was a tidy winner at this trip at Windsor and was then given an impossible task at Newmarket in a listed event , which looked a true run event and despite finishing last of 4, actually was a lot closer than she was entitled to . She ran to a level of 95 and is only off 76 today . There is of course a chance she was flattered, but as she is unexposed at this trip, could be very well in off her mark.
½ pt win Birch Grove @ 6/1
4.35 this has a winnable look to it with recent winner Pesto with a hefty penalty, going up in trip and on quicker ground while Red Armada only looks on a fair mark after finally breaking his duck in just an ok maiden. Ginger Fox comes here on the back of three 2nds , all at this trip , ground and mark. The stiff trac isn’t sure to suit, but the first time blinkers is a positive for the stable.
¼ pt win Ginger Fox @ 6/1
5.10 Louie De Palma comes here in terrific form and put in a big effort at Windsor last time off his new testing mark, but back on a more demanding course, could get back on track.
½ pt win Louis De Palma @ 10/3
5.45 I just give Marzaki the nod over star Shield in this apprentices race as the stiffer track may just help this consistent type.
¼ pt win Marzaki @ 4/1
Selected Chester- good ground on this flat and sharp track where a low draw and a prominent ride big advantages.
5.50 The in form Redarna is now having to operate off a tough mark after landing a double, bur remains in good form as he wasn’t far away last time off this mark from a shocker of a draw. He has the plot draw tonight and can front run. Emma Sayer is a capable rider in this event for lady jockeys and I fancy he could be away and gone.
½ pt win Redarna @ 9/4
6.20 Coarse carries a penalty for a soft ground win and then made no show at Royal ascot. Feelinlikeasomeone ran well on debut and while the form has yet to be tested , looks the likely winner here, but just an interest.
¼ pt win Feelikeasomeone @ 6/4
6.55 This has a most winnable look to it and happy to side with youngster Vivid Diamond , who went close in a small field handicap before trying a Listed race in Germany, where she ran pretty well. She’s the likely leader here and could take some catching in a modest contest.
¼ pt win Vivid Diamond @ 4/1
7.25 This doesn’t look a deep nursery and evert chance that War Storm will land the hat-trick. He has the best of he draw, is feasibly weighted on his efforts and trusted going up in trip.
½ pt win War Storm @ 11/4
8.00 Turanga Leela has been 2nd three times of late and her latest below par effort can be excused from a bad draw. She is well drawn tonight and has every chance of taking these along , which counts for plenty here. She likes the track but the trip does stretch her stamina a bit, but with the King of Chester, Fran Norton in the saddle, represents nice ew value.
¼ pt ew Turanga Leela @ 10/1
8.30 I was on Powerallied last time at Chester and while a close 2nd, I was disappointed as it was a race he should have put to bed. This is similar and again is well drawn and again a good race make up with plenty of front runners , setting it up for this late player, but just a small play.
¼ pt ew POwerallied @ 2/1
Selected Chepstow- good to firm on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track
6.00 Which is often the case, Sigrid Hansen was a long standing maiden but after getting that elusive first win, doubled up with an even better run. She’s up another 7 pounds in this weak apprentices race , and I’d rather try Das Kapital who ran well when 3rd at Nottingham but disappointed on softer ground next time .
¼ pt ew Das Kapital @ 15/2
6.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Ffos Las – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
6.10 Bletchley Castle did well making all at Southwell last time , but the drop in trip and the rise in the ratings wont help. Included’s hurdles form is the best on show and despite racing awkwardly here last time, still ran well in a hot Class 4 chase. Just gets the nod.
¼ pt win Included @7/2
6.40 Fingerontheswitch is a bit in and out , but was on his best behaviour last time when reeling in the tough Little Windmill . The 4 pound rise makes things tougher but not impossible as Adrian Heskey keeps the ride and is 2 from 3 aboard this tricky customer .
¼ pt win Fingerontheswitch @ 9/2
7.45 Brave Helios is not the first horse to regain form once joining the stable of the good Dr Richard Newland, and is only a pound higher for that smart win but I’d rather be with the capable Master Dance who looks a nice ew bet in this.
¼ pt ew Master Dancer @ 8/1
8.20 On paper former good flat stayer The Cashel Man has a facile task , but I certainly wouldn’t advise ploughing in at around 1/8 , as he’s become a right pushover in the finish with a string of seconds to his name and both Carpool and Diamond Reggie have showed promise. Happy to play against this dodgepot.
¼ pt rev fc Diamond Reggie- Carpool
Ffos las placepot