Selected Salisbury- soft ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
3.20 Arabian King hasn’t lifted a leg this year, but they did come in deep maidens and better can be expected in this winnable handicap especially as his only run last year, which was a good effort, came on the mud.
¼ pt win Arabian King @ 9/2
3.50 The feature race on the card and the fav for this Group 3 is Flashcard, who actually comes out one of the worst at the weights and his latest win, albeit impressive, only came in handicap company. King Ottakar has no issues with the ground and down in trip is likely to go off hard from flagfall and be hard to catch.
¼ pt win King Ottakar @ 5/2
4.55 Looks very much a match between a pair of lightly raced and progressive fillies, who are both with top stables in Sea of Faith and Litigous and with the former being twice the odds of her main rival, worth a dabble.
¼ pt win Sea of Faith @ 5/2
No Salisbury placepot picks
Selected Beverley- good to soft on this stiff and galloping track
2.30 G for Gabrial has been shaping up well enough off this mark and this trip to be worthy of support in a winnable nursery.
¼ pt win G For Gabrial @ 11/2
3.00 A very weak contest and a good opportunity for Siyahamba to double up on his recent win over C&d.
½ pt win Siyahamba @ 5/2
4.00 You would expect progressive young stayer to land the hat-trick, but not for me at 1/2.
4.30 Molly Mai holds her form well and has a track win on her CV and wont mind the ground. Good jockey booking with Danny Tudhope and despite the draw being wider than ideal, nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Molly Mai @ 9/1
Selected Lingfield – all weather- polytrack
2.10 Indian Sounds hasn’t been pulling up any trees this season , but has bits of form that makes him of interest in a winnable race off a declining mark.
¼ pt win Indian Sounds @ 7/2
3.10 Fashion Free could struggle under the penalty while My Motivate Girl had to work hard to land a seller last time. Ossco has showed enough to give a decent chance at nice odds.
¼ pt Win Ossco @ 6/1
3.40 The Very Moon has been expensive to follow with 3 successive seconds, looking a right push over In the finish while Ambling also remains a maiden. Honfleur runs for top connections and last time hinted very much that this longer trip would suit well.
½ pt ew Honfleur @ 9/1
4.10 This looks very much a match between the back to form Anyonecanhaveitall and recent winner Mon Frere. Both are penalised but as the latter is proven on the surface, gets the nod.
½ pt win Mon Frere @ 7/4
4.40 Doubts regarding recent turf winner Miss icon now on polytrack and looking at her profile, this could come a bit soon De Little Engine is terrifically tough and comes here on the back of some good runs on turf while Blessed Empress is another reliable one with a clear chance. The nod goes to Molotov , who has been holding his form well and the return to this trip a bonus.
¼ pt Win Molotov @ 4/1
5.10 A very weak Finale and despite Lippy Lady only winning a turf seller last time, she has polytrack form good enough to land this.
¼ pt Win Lippy Lady @ 10/3
Selected Yarmouth- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
4.55 We have a short priced fav in Simba Samba who was well backed last time out which as over C&d on similar ground and finished a good 2nd but I prefer the revitalised Monarch Maid who has returned from a break with two big runs, winning easily at Thirsk when front rank all the way and backing that up with a good 2nd at Brighton , off this mark, when fluffing the start , coming home with a wet sail.
½ pt ew Monarch Maid @ 7/1
5.55 Verify ran well last time and this lightly raced type certainly gives the impression this longer trip will suit, but just a small play.
¼ pt win Verify @ 2/1
6.25 It’s hard ruling out anything in this which makes the odds about recent C&d winner The Corporal’s odds very skinny at 2/1 . Balladeer did well last time when 2nd in a decent York contest and looks a nice ew bet .
¼ pt ew Balladeer @ 8/1
6.55 A short priced fav in Break of The day who had to come at one time owned by Her Majesty and trained by top handler William Haggas and sluiced in at Lingfield , but does have a hefty 6 pound penalty. This looks quite deep with chances given to all of Reconnaissance, Ifton, and Approve The dream and the nod goes to the latter, a wiling front runner, on a fair mark and runs this C&D well.
¼ pt ew Approve The Dream @ 12/1
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chepstow- soft ground on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track
5.00 PREMIUM RACE
5.35 I’m with the bookies and make this a two horse war between the in form pair of So Near So Farrh and Atomic Jack, but as the former is 2 from 3 here, gets the nod despite a nudge up the weights.
¼ pt win So Near So Farrh @ 7/2
6.10 None of these have ever raced on ground this soft.
6.40 PREMIUM RACE
7.10 None of these have ever showed their best form on soft ground.
7.45 The progressive Atalanta’s Boy goes for the hat-trick, but both the penalty and the switch to soft ground makes him look mighty vulnerable . Veteran Clear Spring can still cut a dash and the return to soft ground in his favour.
¼ pt ew Clear Spring @ 12/1