No advice from Punchestown
Fortune for a fiver
6 50 doubles 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Forever A Lady 2.40 @ 11/4
Be Bold 3.10 @ 7/2
Financial Outcome 3.05 @ 9/4
Gardiners’s Hill 3.35
The Delicious Double
½ pt double – pays 9/1
Get Back Get Back @ 7/4
Timetochill 2.45 @ 11/4
Selected Hereford – good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.00 The two last time winners in Searching and Bentons Lad don’t make huge appeal under their penalties and I’m trying the well handicapped track specialist Cougar Kid, 2 wins and 5 places in 8 starts here ! He is on a long losing run, but is frequently placed and has dropped to a very good mark.
¼ pt ew Cougar Kid @ 13/2
3.05 The hat-trick seeking Anteros has a job on his hooves up In grade and under a hefty 8 pound penalty. Most of these are running disappointingly so worth chancing the consistent hurdler Financial outcome and this ex pointer should do better now over larger obstacles. He came to hand early last year and the in form stable does very well here.
½ pt win Financial Outcome @ 9/4
3.35 Another winnable event and despite being on an uncomfortable mark, Gardiner’s Hill has a terrific record here and less to prove than most.
½ pt win Gardiner’s Hill @ 7/2
4.10 The drop in trip, penalty and switch to fast turf wont help recent winner Chequered View, and as the rest are not doing much of late, worth trying the capable Dinos Benefit who won first time out last year after a similar lengthy break. The top stable doesn’t have much luck here, but hard to find contenders in this.
½ pt win Dinos Benefit @ 5/1
Selected Musselburgh- soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2.40 Not a deep event and the consistent Forever a Lady likes the ground and is well drawn under a jockey who knows how to win with her . Clear danger is the well drawn mud loving Roaring Forties.
½ pt win forever A Lady @ 11/4 ¼ pt rev fc Forever a Lady – Roaring Forties
3.10 Another weak heat and despite a wide draw and also proving hard to win with of late, the consistent Be bold has winning form here and I can see him running these down late on.
½ pt win Be Bold @ 7/2
3.45 Quanah will love he ground but the drop in trip will test , especially under a penalty. Not many will enjoy the ground the exception being Burmese Blazer , who runs this track really well and despite an outside draw, promises to be close up where it matters.
¼ pt ew Burmese Blazer @ 8/1
4.15 A most winnable contest with plenty of the field having it to prove at the trip and the ground. Tor has been given every chance by the handicapper of late, but hasn’t accepted but a clear chance today and the move to a new stable could really help as the booking of smart jockey Danny Tudhope.
1/2 pt win Tor @ 10/3
4.50 A very competitive handicap but a tough task for recent winner Gometra Ginty under a penalty from a wide draw. the inform Glasses Up is also drawn wider than ideal and the drop in trip wont help . It’s hard to knock Donnelly’s Rainbow of late and despite going up in grade ticks more boxes than most , is nicely drawn, likes the C&D and ground , so fair to expect another good run.
¼ pt ew Donnelly’s Rainbow @ 9/1
5.25 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Huntingdon- good ground on this flat and galloping track
2.10 Not a deep novice hurdle and a good chance for decent flat horse Get Back Get Back to go one better than his hurdles debut over C&d and today’s slightly slower ground helps. The fav is Glory And Fortune, who is 1 from 1, the victory coming in a Cheltenham bumper on easy ground but running to a decent level. Today’s better ground could find him out as could this speedy C&d and the first time hood is a negative for the good stable.
¾ pt win Get Back Get Back @ 7/4
2.45 Plenty of promising types in this but fair to expect a big run from Timetochill who impressed winning her first two bumpers, one here and can be forgiven a below par run in the Champion mares bumper at Aintree in the mud and was fairly solid in the market for that event . This ex pointer should have no problems with hurdles and makes most appeal.
½ pt win Timetochill @ 11/4
4.20 Chill in the Wood had little going for her prior to her last race, but bounced back to form with a clear win and the 6 pound hit could have been worse . the return to form was due to a wind op and is respected today. She had the consistent Alexander The grey back in 2nd that day and this one through away a winning opportunity over C&d last time when looking the likely winner until running out late on. That is never a good sign so happy just to watch him today. Almost Gold ran well in decent company over hurdles last year and shaped well enough In his only chase to be a contender in this.
¼ pt win Almost Gold @ 7/2
4.55 Jimmi Chew is a strong staying front runner and this longer trip will help him overcome the 5 pound penalty in a winnable heat .
½ pt win Jimmy Chew @ 10/3
Selected Kempton- all weather- polytrack
5.00 I was originally drawn to the capable Papa delta , a hold up type with winning form on the surface at around this mark, but he’s short enough in the market and may need this returning from a 2 months break. No shortage of early pace here with the capable Lordsbridge boy sure to go on but both Holdenhurst , a penalised recent winner on tapeta nd the well drawn Olaudah wont give him any peace up front . The nod goes to the latter , who’s on a workable mark and sees this trip out well and proven on the surface.
¼ pt win Olaudah @ 11/2
5.30 A short priced fav in Tambourine Girl who does bring the best form to the table and has form over C&d, but she’s been off the track for 3 months , which is a worry and also has the worst of the draw and hasn’t found much in the finish in either of her runs. Rock of Fame runs in famous colours and for a top stable . She was too green to do herself justice on her debut on the Newcastle tapeta , but the penny finally dropped and finished her race well. You would expect her to need a longer trip on breeding but this is the stable’s only runner of the night and big race Andrea Atzeni has come here for the one ride.
¼ pt win Rock Of Fame @ 5/1
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 Highfaluting has found his niche here but his consistent type has a 3 pound penalty in this modest event. He’s well drawn and should come out on top.
¼ pt win Highfaluting @ 7/4
7.00 There’s not a great deal of early pace on here and every chance that the well drawn and down in trip Mums hope can get a handy sit and has the form off tis mark to nail an overdue win. The likeable Bounty Pursuit is now on a very testing mark and not well drawn while little Palavar, who runs this C&d well and remains on a workable mark, has the worst of the draw.
¼ pt win Mums Hope @ 11/4
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
8.00 Tough task for Cauthen up in trip and the ratings and also a bad draw. Cashel should be doing a bit better off this mark so the nod goes to the inform C&d winner Takeonefortheteam , but he’s a late player who needs things to drop just right.
¼ pt win Takeonefortheteam @ 5/1
8.30 Not a deep finale and understandable the bookies make this between the in form pair of Movie Star and recent winner Royal Dancer. Movie Star has yet to nail one and is unproven here while the tip is unpenalised for a win at Brighton last time. He’s effective on this surface but hasn’t shone at this track before , but they were races over an unsuitable trip.
¼ pt win Royal Dancer @ 10/3