The Delicious Double
Tadreej 3.10 @ 2/1
Ingleby hollow 3.00 @ 7/4
Selected Sedgefield- good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
2.30 good opportunity for the front running Precious Bounty to nail an overdue win down in grade . This is the top stable’s only runner here today and has a good record here making the 600 mile round journey.
¼ pt win Precious Bounty @ 3/1
3.00 Chieftains Choice is much more effective off lower marks and at Stratford while both Nayati and Snookered are better on softer ground. Ingleby Hollow has been holding his form well and is 2 from 3 here. Dicky Johnson takes the ride.
¾ pt win Ingleby Hollow @ 7/4
4.00 The admirable Hepijeu just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and this could be his 4th win in 5 .
¼ pt win Hepijeu @ 15/8
Selected Haydock- soft ground on tihis flat and galloping track
1.50 Odds on fav Arabist will be hard to beat after a good 2nd last time at this trip on soft ground.
2.20 Danyah impressed when winning a decent event at Nottingham in the mud and the double could be on despite carrying a penalty. Not for me at odds on.
2.50 Panic Room brings most solid form to the table after two good runs and goes up markedly in trip , and his style of racing suggests it will suit.
¼ pt win Panic Room @ 2/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Salisbury- probably good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
2.10 A race for apprentice jockeys so tread carefully , and also the form horses in Amor Fati, Bounty Pursuit, The lords Walk and imperial Act are all now on testing marks. Flying dragon is rarely far away and a return to a stiff track and slower ground should see him in the picture under a competent rider.
¼ pt ew Flying Dragon @ 9/1
2.40 This looks a three way fight between the fav Mambo Nights, whose latest run was a marked improvement on his first two, so looks a bit suspicious , so this could be fought out by Sea Trout Beach and Shandoz, who both ran well on debut for their strong stables.
¼ pt rev fc Sea trout Beach- Shandoz
3.10 Tadreej runs In Godolphin colours and she ran really well on debut when 2nd at Donny , pulling clear of a few who have boosted the form since. There are a number of likely newcomers but no substitute for experience.
¾ pt win Tadreej @ 2/1
3.40 A group 3 for juvenile fillies and the fav is Summer Romance , who won her first two races in style but then disappointed at Ascot when odds on, but did pull up lame. She brings the best form to the table so has to be respected, as does Irish raider Millisle , who impressed much with her last win. Dark Lady keeps warm company and is rarely disgraced and with a lot of early pace in this field, this will suit this strong fnisher.
¼ pt ew Dark Lady @ 8/1
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.40 Starfighter is finding it tough to get his nose in front and the drop in trip looks an issue. The older horses in You’re Hired and rotherwick are also hard to win with and would also prefer extra yardage. Blistering Bob won well over C&D on his comeback race but that was on soft ground. Alhaazm is running ok but looking hard to win with. The lightly raced Light Up Our Stars ran well first time at this trip in a handicap at sandown behind a decent pair and despite the 3 pound hit , looks the best option.
½ pt win Light Up Our Stars @ 7/2
Selected Lingfield- good to firm on this undulating and sharp track.
4.15 Arctic Flower has 5 wins here, but the last one came 2 years ago. She was in a rut but has responded well to the handicapper’s clemency with two good efforts of late. It’s preferable here to be drawn high on the straight track on fast turf,and she has the best of the draw today. It’s a race for apprentice jockeys and the jockey is experienced enough to go a sensible gallop up front. Could be an overdue return to the winner’s circle.
¼ pt ew Arctic Flower @ 7/1
4.45 This looks very much a match between the in form pair of Fighting Temeraire and Zoraya, but preference for the latter. She went close a number of times for Paul Cole at this trip and around this mark and finally got off the mark landing a weak seller with ease. She is now with Pam Sly who has a good record with new intakes . Her main rival has looked a bit high in the weights of late.
½ pt win Zoraya @ 15/8
6.50 Hallalulu has her first race for Mark Johnston after doing well for William Haggas and just comes out best at the weights .
¼ pt win Hallalulu @ 9/4
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather- polytrack
6.10 Luna Wish sluiced in last time over C&D and this looks no harder and is taken to overcome the 9 pound hit.
¼ pt win Luna Wish @ 9/4
6.40 PREMIUM RACE
7.10 The front running Michelle Strogoff goes well here and remains on a workable mark.
¼ pt win Michelle Strogoff @ 3/1
8.10 Lord Lamington has been a bit in and out of late but he’s only a pound higher than his C&D win here earlier in the season and the likely strong pace is a clear positive.
¼ pt win Lord Lamington @ 9/2
8.40 PREMIUM RACE
Chelmsford City placepot