Selected Thirsk- good to soft on this flat and galloping track, speed track
2.20 Balancing Act has done little wrong and looks a little overpriced against the dangerous pair of Baltic State and Dana Forever .
¼ pt win Balancing Act @ 7/2
2.50 @ 3.20 More quantity than quality in both races and the topweights in both should be too good for their rivals and while their odds are short enough, the double is fine
¼ pt double House Deposit @ 11/4 Myklachi @ 9/4 – double pays 11/1
4.50 After an excellent effort last time, this modest finale looks at the mercy of Radjash, but you wont get rich.
½ pt win Radjash @ 5/4
Selected Brighton- probably good to firm on this undulating, sharp and tricky track .
2.00 Nervous Nerys was a shock winner over C&D last time, on slower ground , but is only 2 pounds higher and with her rivals so hard to win with, could tough this out again.
½ pt win Nervous Nerys @ 2/1
2.30 an absolute match and as Malvern’s debut win came on a a much stiffer track and also now shoulders a penalty, clear preference for Cotai Again , who’s bred to be quite smart.
½ pt win Cotai Again @ 11/8
4.00 Plenty of in form types but I suspect this easier track could be against the resolute Gold At Midnight while Handytalk is now on a testing mark. Tin Hat is 1 from 1 over C&d and out in an improved run last time. Nice ew chance.
¼ pt ew Tin Hat @ 10/1
4,30 Plenty of money for Cent Flying, first run after a wind op, and stable runners have done well after this surgery in the past, but hard to forgive his last few tame efforts. Knockout Blow won well over C&D making all and worth trying again in a modest heat off a 4 pound penalty.
¼ pt win Knockout Blow @ 5/2
Selected Musselburgh – soft ground on this flat and galloping track- speed track
3.10 Red Pike comes into this in good shape and soft ground no issue and can land a modest heat.
¼ pt win Red Pike @ 7/2
3.40 The rain has come to the rescue of the in form Jabbaar and is taken to land a competitive heat.
¼ pt win Jabbaar @ 5/1
4.10 Gometra Ginty won well over C&D last time and the penalty could have been harsher. He’s ran well on slow ground before which gives him the edge over his rivals .
¼ pt win Gometra Ginty
4.40 Veteran Economic Crisis comes into this in good form and likes this C&D and soft ground. She ticks the most boxes in this by some way, but can throw in the odd bad one .
½ pt win Economic Crisis @ 4/1
5.10 We have an odds on fav in the massively consistent Euro Implosion, but is looking hard to win with, so in a weak heat, the consistent Dew Pond gets the nod.
¼ pt win Dew Pond @ 4/1
Selected Haydock- good to soft, bit could get softer, on this flat and galloping track
5.05 A weak opener and a great opportunity for the clear form horse I Indian Pursuit with soft ground no issue.
¾ pt win Indian Pursuit @ 15/8
5.35 Another weak event and a solid fav in Springwood Drive, but she does drop in trip, Red Allure ran really well over C&D last time on similar ground , and despite looking a tricky type, appeals at the odds in a race where few count.
¼ pt ew Red Allure @ 15/2
7.20 Rich Belief won well last time and the double looks on, as long as he handles the softer terrain.
¼ pt win Rich Belief @ 5/2
7.50 The front running Nuits St Georges comes here on a hat-trick and relishes soft ground and this type of C&D. He remains on a winnable mark and could take some catching.
¾ pt win Nuits St Georges @ 15/8
8.25 PREMIUM RACE
Selected The Curragh- good to soft on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
5.15 Aidan O’Brien saddles the fav in Hong Kong, who shaped up well on debut but preference is for another of his runners in Sherpa, whose form is stronger.
¼ pt win Sherpa @ 5/2
6.50 The Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and the one to beat is Siskin , who is 3 from 3, but first run on soft ground.
8.00 A typical massive field for a Curragh low grade sprint handicap and the nod goes to Enter The Red , who’s had a quiet season but shaped up well last time and worth a dabble.
¼ pt ew Enter The Red @ 12/1
NO Curragh placepot
Selected Newmarket- good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
Not much to get your teeth in with mostly small fields which have open looks, just one play
8.15 The Ice Lord made rapid strides last year and carried on the good work with a good 4th first run this season but has been absent since. Almost 4 months. He may need the gallop, but the jockey booking is positive so worth a dabble in a winnable race.
¼ pt win Ice Lord @ 11/4
No Newmarket placepot
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather- polytrack
7.30 Harry’s Bar is 2 from 2 in handicaps and looks way ahead of the game. Hat-trick very much looks on.
¾ pt win Harry’s Bar @ 11/8
8.05 PREMIUM RACE
8.40 Miss Gargar ran well enough last time out at this trip at Wolver to be of interest in this modest event.
¼ pt ew Miss Gargar @ 13/2
Chelmsford City placepot