Selected Lingfield – all weather- polytack
12.10 Not a deep handicap and the short priced fav is recent Kempton winner Lord Halifax who sluiced in by 5 lengths and could well be up to the 5 pound hit, but he does have tough rivals in the consistent Matewan , who just the nod with his smart record in Class 5.
¼ pt win Matewan @ 5/2
12.40 My Target has found his form again but both his recent good runs came on tapeta and while he is a multiple winner here in the past, he rarely races on this surface nowadays and would prefer to just watch. Reine De Vitesses was held off this mark last time and needs to find more returning from a break to land this. Pastime comes here on the back of a good effort at Wolver from a bad draw, running on well to the line. Much better drawn today and has bits of form on polytrack good enough to land this. Glory of Paris has finally responded to he handicapper’s leniency , but is still not totally firing .
½ pt win Pastime @ 9/2
1.40 A very open fillies handicap and the fav Visionara us plenty short enough given her poor win record . Emily goldfinch is a capable and determined front runner and certainly has longshot appeal as she has the best of the draw and could well have her own way up front .
¼ pt ew Emily Goldfinch @ 28/1
2.10 A weak maiden and a great opportunity for the consistent Dubious affair to finally break her duck. She ran really well in a handicap last time on this surface and should be running these down late on. The joint fav is Merry Vale who has comparable form but returns from an 8 months break and is new to this surface. Newcomer Opportunist would have to run to a decent level to go in first time .
¾ pt ew Dubious Affair @ 11/8
2.40 A short priced fav in Subliminal who returned to form last time here but goes up in trip, which hasn’t been suiting of late. The consistent Ballet Red comes here on the back of a good run at Wolver, so has it prove on the surface, but worth the risk at good odds I a modest event .
¼ pt ewBallet red @ 8/1
Selected Hexham – heavy ground on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
12.20 you can make a case for most of these but I’m chancing the prolific Haul Us in, returning from a lengthy break and the best time to catch this type is usually first time back . On a fair mark and very effective here in the mud.
¼ pt win Haul Us In @ 9/1
12.50 PREMIUM RACE
1.20 Miah Grace has good form over C&d but can she give weight away to the useful bumper Legends Ryde , who looks the one, but only evens.
1.50 The bang in form Casimir Du clos goes well over C&D in the mud, but so do a number of these and he has a very stiff task with a massive 9 pound penalty.
2.20 Espoir Morivire and Cudgel finished alongside when close up over C&D in the mud recently and are hard to split, but should fight out he finish.
¼ pt re fc Espoir Moriviere – Cudgel
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Leicester – heavy ground over hurdles- good to soft over fences . The track is stiff and galloping
2.00 An open novice handicap chase but the consistent Commodore Barry looks a nice bet at the odds.
¼ pt win Commodore Barry @ 5/1
2.30 This looks a very suitable opportunity for the in form and useful Chambard and looks a most solid fav.
¾ pt win Chambard @ 6/4
12 bets –
Selected Chelmsford City- all weather- polytrack
3.25 Far more quantity than quality in this and despite being 7 pound higher for a runaway win at Kempton, the well drawn front running Sir Rodneybllod has to be considered , but he’s no lead no win type. Rebel Redemption wont be far away but preference is for Sweet Serenade , who wasn’t beaten that far over C&d last time in a far better race, despite her looking an awkward type.
¼ pt win Sweet Serenade @ 11/4
3.55 Not a deep maiden and a good opportunity for Mazikeen after a promising recent debut run at Lingfield.
½ pt win Mazikeen @ 7/4
4.25 Amarsanaa showed the right attitude when a decent 3rd at Kempton last time and looks a nice longshot as she has the best form on this surface.
¼ pt ew Amarsaana @ 10/1
4.55 Agent of Fortune was well backed on his first run for the Gary Moore stable , landing a modest event easily from a wide draw and is a short priced fav for the double despite the penalty , drop in trip and no headgear ! Roca Magica is running to her mark round here and a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Roca Magica @ 8/1
5.25 A race full of ifs, buts and maybes
5.55 PREMIUM RACE
Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
3.40 Doesn’t look a deep maiden and the best form is brought to the table by the penalised and badly drawn Ivatheengine who changed hands for a whopping £120,000 and now races for Paul Cole, who doesn’t have a good record with new intakes and was a late withdrawal on his intended comeback spin recently. All in all not encouraging . The well drawn shine on Brendan was a good 2nd at Wolver on debut so has to prove effectiveness on this surface, but still looks the likely victor, but only evens.
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
5.10 A very modest maiden and a gilt edged opportunity for Sheriffmuir who should win doing cartwheels . , but is 1/3 .
5.40 The longer trip will help track specialist Earth and Sky but recent winner Roman Spinner could struggle under a hefty penalty up in trip.Geizy Teizy has clear claims but the nod goes to I’llletyouknow who’s been unlucky a few times off this mark of late and no problems with surface or trip.
¼ pt win I’llLetyouknow @ 11/2
6.10 An open event but the down in grade Glendevon has stamina doubts besides recent form being patchy . Fearless Wonder won well here last time but the 5 pound penalty wont help. All of Kyllachy gala, City Tour and queen Constantine all have good recent form over C&D and not out of this. The nod goes to the reliable MR Sepoy despite an unfair nudge up the weights for a good 2nd here when unlucky in running.Sashenka landed a recent double over C&D but a recent run suggests she’s now on too tough a mark.
½ pt ew Mr Sepoy @ 8/1