Reminder – it’s unlikely that there will be a service tomorrow as I’m attending a funeral . However worth checking in case there’s likely ones in later races .
Today’s Fortune for a fiver
20p ew yank & 30p ew acca
Fairy Fast 1.45 @ 8/1
Sizing Granite 3.30 @ 3/1
Quinto 4.30 @ 16/1
Crime of Passion 5.30 @ 5/1
Selected Brighton- good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track
1.45 The fav is the In form Foxy Femme but he was a distant 3rd last time and around this sharp C&d is likely to be getting going too late. Knockabout Queen was a good winner over C&D last time and has to be respected despite the rise in the weights and grade, Fairy Fast has been holding her form really well despite some tardy starts, The step up in trip will suit as will the return to the saddle of an able 7 pound claimer who rides the tip well. Lethal Angel is rarely far away but so hard to win with.
½ pt ew Fairy Fast @ 8/1
2.45 The in form pair of Miss Icon and Silverturnstogold have both been unlucky in the draw and this sharp C&d may well not suit either. This is a weak heat and track regular Joyful Dream must have claims despite the wide enough draw and a current testing mark. Paddy’s Pursuit has responed well to help from the handicapper and his latest effort at Epsom was good enough to be a factor in this and should be Ok on the track .
¼ pt ew Paddy’s Pursuit @ 8/1
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 Long Call landed a decent contest last time over C&D and the penalty could have been harsher. He’s the likely winner today but his profile is worrying as that win came after a lengthy break, so may not be as hot today, but at fair odds, worth the risk .
¼ pt win Long Call @ 3/1
4.50 PREMIU RACE
Selected Perth – probably soft ground on this flat and galloping track- speed track.
2.05 Should be easy peasy for Irish raider Carrie Des Champs, but is 2/5.
2.35 Looks a match between the in form pair of Chanceiton and Stream Lady . Both are on tough enough yet manageable marks but the former is the likely pacesetter, has proven form over C&D and more likely to appreciate the softer ground. Just a bit worried about the 2 months break.
½ pt win Chanceiton @ 11/8
3.10 Lord Ballam showed a lot more last time and remains on a good enough mark to make a return to the winner’s circle.
¼ pt win Lord Ballim @ 9/2
3.40 Indian Temple is a cracking racehorse who will willingly be front rank and despite now being on a testing mar , could get away with it in this field with the hat-trick seeking Creadan Grae 12 pounds higher for a recent win and with Novice La Musee on a testing mark on his chase debut. The tip runs this C&d well and wont fail for lack of effort .
½ pt win La Musee @ 3/1
No advice from Listowel today
Selected Newton Abbot- good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.25 Bathiva is starting to look expensive with so many near misses , but this is a good opportunity.
¼ pt win Bathiva @ 9/4
3.00 Black Anthem has a 10 pound penalty for landing a 3rd win in his last 4 races , but has found himself in a bit of a soft race and should reward odds on players.
3.30 Quite a few in form types but both Picture Painter and Theatrebar now on testing marks and The Sweeney goes up markedly in trip and looks a doubtful stayer. Sizing Granite made all for a good win here last time and is the likely pacesetter again This longer trip is no issue and if the rain gets into the ground, no problem . Timeforben ran better last time and is the clear danger.
½ pt win Sizing Granite @ 3/1 ¼ p rev fc Sizing Granite- Timeforben
4.00 Looks a match between Capitoul and King Alfonso in this seller and at the odds , not worth worrying about the outcome.
4.30 Quinto hasn’t been firing of late but a reti=urn to this C&d is in his favour and has dropped to a good mark . any deterioration in the ground is in his favour and a very lively longshot .
½ pt ew Quinto @ 16/1
Newton Abbot placepot
Selected Wolver – all weather- tapeta
5.30 Not a deep nursery and a decent chance can be given to the in form and well drawn Crime Of Passion . She shapes like the trip will suit and despite being new to the surface, the stable does well here.
½ pt Win Crime of Passion @ 5/1
7.00 Very few here with high hopes and a decent chance for Casarubina, who has run well to be 2nd here twice giving the impression the longer trip will suit.
¼ pt win Casarubina @ 7/2
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
8.00 On official ratings Vampish has an easy task but this C&d winner comes into this on the back of 2 very tame efforts, hence the drop into a claimer. Hooflepuff is with a top stable but is only a modest type, but runs to his mark and no problem with C&D. Small play only.
¼ pt win Hooflepuff @ 5/2