Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Pepper N Salt 1.10 @ 5/1
Foxy Jacks 2.40 @ 9/2
Hugos Other Horse 4.20 @ 4/1
Selected Sedgefield – soft ground on this undulating and sharp track .
1.00Youngster Zamani won well in the Fontwell mud last time bt his opening handicap mark is a massive 20 pounds in advance of what he achieved , so would do very well to feature. Cedar Hill won well in Ireland last time and has his first start for the good stable of Iain Jardine , but is a massive 18 pounds higher for that win ! Masters Apprentice landed a handicap over C&d a few starts ago , which didn’t look likely at one stage , but once his stamina kicked in, he came home clear , but is a hefty 7 pounds higher today . At the odds I’m with the prominent racing Xpo Universal who comes here on the back of a good 2nd last time and nice odds for his chance.
¼ pt ew Xpo Universal @ 11/1
1.30 Manofthmomement got it right good style last time out , but it wasn’t the deepest of races and could struggle with the hefty 8 pound penalty. Ringaringarosie is a determined and prolific front runner who’s very effective here. She is now on a tough mark and comes here on the back of a fair comeback spin when only weakening late on . Hard to be sure whether it’s her mark or if she needed the run which resulted in just an Ok effort, we’ll be more certain after today . The Sue smith stable is back in form and this is the stable’s peak time of the year. She runs the in form Oscar wilde , who’s yet to win but comes here on the back of a good 2nd at Market Rasen and the 3rd horse won yesterday ! Only a dabble .
¼ pt win Oscar Wilde @ 2/1
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
2.30 The King of may has plenty to prove after bouncing last time and this looks a 3 horse war between Rose Sea Has a smart winner over C&D a few starts back but disappointed in the Haydock mud next time , in fact consistency is an issue with him. Dame de Soir comes here on the back of two good runs giving him every chance in this but at the odds , the nod goes to the luckless Coole Well , 2nd in 5 of his last 6 starts and a deserved win can drop his way .
¼ pt win Coole Well @ 9/2
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 The front running Ask Paddy comes here on a hat-trick after a double at his beloved Catterick, but he is no slouch here , but the 7 pound hit will test . Late Date has a very good record over C&D, but is usually more effective in small fields. Puthecashonthedash comes here in fine form but question marks with this C&D as he’s usually kept for right handed tracks. Benarty Hill stepped up on previous first time at this trip at Catterick last time and worth a try despite the 6 pound hit as he’s unexposed as a stayer .
¼ pt win Benarty Hill @ 6/1
4.00 Not a deep finale and the consistent Roxyfet runs this track well but can only be watched switching to hurdles. The ex- Irish Island Villa comes here on the back of an all the way win at Catterick and the 4 pound hit could have been worse . He’s the likely front runner today and nice odds to make every post a winning post .
½ pt win island Villa @ 11/2
Selected Naas – good to soft on this undulating , galloping and stiff track.
1.10 Pepper N salt did little wrong on his hurdles debut with a running on 2nd at Thurles on similar ground .That is the best form on show and looks a very nice bet at the odds. Millswyn was useful on the flat but should have done better on his hurdles debut while another useful flat horse in Battle of willis has his first run for the top stable of Gordon Elliott , but would need the ground to dry out ,
½ pt win Pepper N salt @ 5/1
1.40 Stormy Island is a very useful mare who comes here on the back of two quality front running wins and despite the drop in trip , looks hard to beat, but is 4/7 .
2.10 Carefully selected is 2 from 2 over fences and brings really good form to the table. The longer trip on this stiff track is a bit of a concern for odds on players and also he carries the dreaded penalty . He has a tough rival today in the prolific and very determined Ronald pump , but at the odds, it’s a race I’m happy to watch .
2.40 An odds fav in this big field with The big Getaway who brings the best form to the table but did finish quite weakly over this trip at Leopardstown last time and this is a much stiffer track. The consistent Foxy jacks is clear 2nd best and as he stays very well , this could be his big day , but looks rock solid ew .
½ pt ew Foxy Jacks @ 9/2
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 An interesting Hunter Chase and the hat-trick seeking Dylrow comes here on the back of a brave win in the Down Royal mud just getting the better of Billaway but over this longer trip, revenge is very possible . At his peak Edwulf landed a Grade 1 chase, but has 4 lengths to find on the Down Royal form, but can’t be ruled out. Just a word for he 15yo Salsify who is now well past his best but in his prime was the top Hunter around landing the Champion Hunter at Cheltenham twice , but he obviously is still enjoying his racing and let’s hope he comes back safe and sound.
¼ pt win Billaway @ 7/2
Selected Fontwell – soft ground on this sharp track
1.20 The most interesting runner is long time absentee who returns to the track after almost two years off and now runs for the top stable of Fergal O’Brien, who does very well with new intakes . He is effective over C&d but soft ground an issue . Jimmy landed a weak event over C&D in the mud last time from The Premier Celtic and would do well to feature with a 7 pound penalty .We’llcwhathaopens comes here on the back of a short head defeat in the Taunton mud and is only 2 pounds higher . She drops in trip but ran well previously at Warwick over an even shorter trip but just a small play based on the stable’s poor record here .
¼ pt ew We’llcwhathappens @ 7/1
3.50 The consistent Lickpenny Larry disappointed last time but he was up in grade and looks a lively longshot in a winnable heat .
¼ pt ew Lickapenny Larry @ 12/1
4.20 Hugos Other horse runs for a top stable and in famous colours and won a bumper here last season. He comes here on the back of a encouraging first effort over hurdles at ascot when bang there but weakened late on heavy ground and a longer trip , finishing a few lengths behind Full Back but over this more benign C&D a very nice bet to land the Lucky Last.
½ pt win Hugos Other Horse @ 4/1